RasheedAraeen_Paki Bastard (Portrait of the Artist as a Black Person) 1977

“Now people realise that there are not only white artists…” The Big Interview: Rasheed Araeen


On the opening of Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective, at BALTIC, Emma Sumner spoke to the artist, and took the opportunity to discuss global art history and what diversity in our national institutions should, and...

Stack Awards

Happiness in Magazines
– The Stack Awards 2018


Last week saw the 2018 edition of the Stack Awards, which recognises the world’s “most exciting and inspiring independent magazines.” Jacob Charles Wilson reports on the night’s winners… Fame and fortune are hard...


“Are women drawn to thread or are they pushed towards it?” Anni Albers – Reviewed


On the eve of the Bauhaus centenary, Tate Modern celebrates one of the schools most famous daughters, Anni Albers. Maja Lorkowska investigates an exhibition that puts weaving centre stage… It isn’t every day...


“Where does it start?” TORCH by ANU – Reviewed


What histories, memories and hopes does a place hold? And how can what we do now shape the future? C. James Fagan ruminates on performance piece TORCH…  I’m travelling to St Helens in...

See Serena Korda’s The Bell Tree at Speke Hall, Liverpool, until Sunday 28 July 2019. Open daily from 10.30-4pm  All images courtesy of photographer Chris Egon Searle

“Slipping through some thinly veiled realm…” Serena Korda’s The Bell Tree – Reviewed


Fairies, gods and ‘thin places’ exist at Speke Hall, finds Stephanie Gavan; all you’ve got to do is look up and listen… Arriving at the visitor centre, I am handed a map of...

John Tueart, 2018

“I have achieved a lot in 18 months. And haven’t treated people like a cock.” In Profile: John Tueart (Part One)


In an all-embracing long read, Jordan Harrison-Twist’s interview with actor John Tueart assesses the long wait for the limelight – via meal deals and Beckett… If we can write off egg butties, for...

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho El Fin del Mundo (The End of the World) 2012 [05]

New Times, New Pleasures,
And The Responsibility Of Art


A pair of new exhibitions opening at Tate Liverpool next week feature artists keenly aware of their times, and their responsibilities to them. Mike Pinnington looks at the artists’ approaches to reflecting the...

The Senses: Design Beyond Vision. Tactile Orchestra II

How Did It Feel? Bodies Of Knowledge


How are bodies addressed in a gallery setting? Well, that depends entirely on whose body it is, says Laura Harris… It is a Friday evening in early September, and the London art scene...

Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell runs at Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester, until 11 November 2018

Reviewed: Room 103 – A Tribute To George Orwell


In this group exhibition inspired by George Orwell’s always-relevant novel of dystopia, Joe Fenn finds artworks that prick our greatest fears, while warning against complacency… Given the extensive liberties and luxuries likely available...