Nighthawks, 1942, painting by Edward Hopper -- via artchive.com

The Lonely City: Adventures In The Art Of Being Alone — Reviewed

What does it mean to be lonely? Eli Regan reviews author (and regular frieze contributor) Olivia Laing’s new book, and finds a genre-bending account of human solitude in art… Olivia Laing’s latest book...

Dream Wife, image courtesy the artists

“A rumination on the current state of the world…” Playlist: Wall Of Sound PR

We asked Jamie Otsa from Liverpool-based Wall of Sound PR to let us in on the music he’s listening to most right now. The result? A shed-load of new artists across hip hop, punk,...


In Pictures: The Night Watchman At Pilkington Glass

Artist Kevin Casey has been documenting the remains and archives of the former-Pilkington Glass HQ in St Helens, whilst moonlighting as an on-site security guard. We asked him to select his favourite shots taken...

Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Black Rod, Power in the Land

Endings And Beginnings Of A Nuclear Power Station: Power In The Land

Stephen Clarke charts the work and current exhibition of an unusual art collective; brought together by a shared interest in Wylfa Nuclear Power Station… The closure of a nuclear power station was the starting...

Nightshift, Manchester

“Filth…” Playlist: Nightshift International

Ahead of their pop-up show at Mary & Archie in Chorlton on Thursday, new clubnight/art collective Nightshift have made a playlist for us that reflect what audiences can expect: carnal lust, dreamboat city,...

Downtown 81 (1981)

Culture Diary w/c 20-02-2017

Our pick of this week’s arts, design, film and music events from around the UK – and most of it’s free! Monday – Exhibition Open: Holly Hendry: WROT 10am–6pm @ BALTIC, Gateshead —...

Magda Stawarska-Beavan

Urban Vibrations: Sound, Selfhood And The City In The Work Of Magda Stawarska-Beavan

Start listening again: Dr James G. Mansell investigates the “deeply personal” sonic artworks of Magda Stawarska-Beavan… Listen. What can you hear? All quiet? Or is there a noise? Most of us rarely pause to consider...

Martin Creed, Work 837 Sick Film (2007)

“Life’s hard and I usually feel bad…” ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed — Reviewed

Is everything going to be alright? No, probably not. Kyle Nathan Brown ponders the anxiety and concerted naivety of one of Britain’s most popular, contemporary artists… You’ll find ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed in Preston town centre;...

Luke Ching's room-sized pinhole cameras, at LOOK/17

“Playing With Time”: Artist Luke Ching Makes Giant Pinhole Camera For LOOK/17

Photography made from a pinhole camera the size of a hotel room will be the star attraction at LOOK/17 festival. Pete Goodbody meets the artist, Luke Ching, to hear more about his peculiar...