Frieze London 2016 Hauser & Wirth

“Be very afraid! Hedge fund woes!”: Frieze Art Fair 2016 — Overview


Re-enactment, fictional artist’s studios and the power of the pound: Jacob Charles Wilson finds that Frieze Art Fair is still calling the shots in today’s multifaceted international art market… This year, Frieze Art Fair...

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“Disorientating films… Desperate inhumanity”: Dinh Q. Lê’s The Colony — Reviewed


Jacob Charles Wilson analyses Dinh Q. Lê’s latest video installation: a post-colonial battleground buried deep (literally and metaphorically) in thousands of years of shit… It seems unfair that the word colony should be shared between...


“An ingenious distillation of the graphic language of fast food”: Bad Scouse — Reviewed


Is pizza a shared language? Jade French takes a seat at the Tžužjj table, and finds artist and designer Mark Simmonds breaking down fast food into beautiful, abstract diagrams… According to my nan, there’s no...

My Bed: Tracey Emin and William Blake: In Focus at Tate Liverpool from 18 September 2016-3 September 2017. Install images courtesy Pete Goodbody, with thanks

“Uncompromising, naked, blunt… Humanity in extremis”: Tracey Emin And William Blake @ Tate Liverpool — Reviewed


In a new exhibition at Tate Liverpool, Liz Mitchell navigates a sobering variety of portraiture, from two very different mavericks… Blood red walls and a stew of dirty sheets. Fag butts and corn plasters;...

Still, Koki Tanaka, film for Liverpool Biennial 2010, at Open Eye Gallery

“History in itself is a kind of fiction, right?” — The Big Interview: Koki Tanaka


Time travelling with Koki Tanaka: Jack Roe tracked down the Japanese artist to ask him why an obscure student protest from the Liverpool history books was so key to his film installation for...

Bathers (2006), Ella Kruglyanskaya on display at Tate Liverpool

“Humour is really important in my work” — The Big Interview: Ella Kruglyanskaya


As her exhibition at Tate Liverpool comes to a close, and ahead of a new show at Tramway, Ella Kruglyanskaya talks us through the humour of her painted protagonists, and what it feels like...

Alketa Xharfa-Mripa, Thinking of You (2015)

“Britain symbolises the hope and the welcome”: Alketa Xharfa-Mripa On Refugees Welcome


Ahead of a major solidarity march in London this weekend, Bob Dickinson speaks to Kosovo-born artist Alketa Xharfa-Mripa about her special truck-based installation; what it feels to be a student-turned-refugee; and how her artwork is...

Buy Art Fair 2015

How To Buy Contemporary Art: Buy Art Fair’s Top Collecting Tips


Want to start your own art collection, but have no idea where to begin? Ahead of Buy Art Fair 2016 at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios, its CEO Thom Hetherington takes the pain out of...

Behind the lights: All blonde people should be shot, Stephen Sheehan (still)

Stephen Sheehan’s New Film On Why All Blonde People Should Be Shot


Pooping mushrooms out onto roundabouts, the philosophy of dead fish, and sounds within the walls: Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist Stephen Sheehan has made a bizarre new film about his time in Finland… Entitled Behind the lights: All...