Xu Rui (detail), from Now and Before by artist Yan Preston, courtesy the artist. LOOK/17

“Making them visible” – Yan Preston On Photographing Liverpool’s Chinese Community For LOOK/17


Scouse accents, disorientation, loneliness, and constructing portraiture: Maja Lorkowska speaks to LOOK/17 festival artist Yan Preston about her commission to capture Liverpool’s diverse Chinese residents… “She celebrates Chinese New Year, she uses WeChat [China's...

Sophie Calle, What do you see?, 2013 © Sophie Calle Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Perrotin. Part of Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017

“Calle condenses the entirety of her intriguing life down to a pack of cards”: Deutsche Börse Photography Prize — Reviewed


Looking to The Photographers’ Gallery’s annual prize for trends, Jacob Charles Wilson finds that interdisciplinary photography – referencing housing estates, abstract landscapes, ballet dancers and dead cats – is forging the way and keeping the medium...

Dogsy Ma Bone cast with artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Mark Doyle (Curator at Touchstones Rochdale) and Polly Brannan (Education Curator at Liverpool Biennial). Photo: Pete Carr

“Teamwork and co-creation lie at the heart”: Dogsy Ma Bone Musical Launches Liverpool Biennial’s Inaugural Touring Programme


C. James Fagan revisits Liverpool Biennial and a Turner Prize artist in a brand new venue and town, as part of a special tour. But what can a dog-themed musical tell us about...


What Makes Public Art Successful? Reflections On City Sculpture Projects 1972


“Is part of the power of the legacy of this project because the sculptures didn’t stay?” Four decades since its commission, Anna McNay speaks to the artists involved in a ground-breaking British public...

The Turnpike 2017 (credit Denise Courcoux)

“I think the art has to do more” — Introducing: New Turnpike Director, Helen Stalker


Taking on a small, beleaguered regional gallery might seem an unusual move for someone more used to V&A or Tate. Curator and now Turnpike Director Helen Stalker,  finds Denise Courcoux, is up for the challenge:...

Jessica Turtle, speaking at No Boundaries 2017

The Dangers Of Othering & Other Concerns Raised At No Boundaries Conference 2017


The art and culture sector has huge potential for helping to heal the divisions surfacing across society, finds Sara Jaspan at day one of this year’s No Boundaries. Yet are conferences like this preaching...

Dean Nolan in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.

“These stories are political, personal, domestic, epic” — Introducing: The Everyman Company


Jack Roe speaks to Everyman Theatre Associate Director Nick Bagnall and actor Liam Tobin about how their new rep company is helping the theatre to “steer its own ship”; the relevance of their...

Wolfgang Tillmans  Juan Pablo & Karl, Chingaza 2012  © Wolfgang Tillmans

“Tillmans demonstrates that photography is still free to shape the world”: Wolfgang Tillmans — Reviewed


Jacob Charles Wilson considers Wolfgang Tillmans oeuvre 2003–present; depicting hedonism, “horrific” political relevance, and the messy reality of contemporary society… There was a thick fog on my cycle over to Tate Modern; it was...

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...