William Eggleston, Memphis Dust Bowls Vol I, 1970, dye-transfer print. © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and Wilson Centre for Photography.

In Pictures: States Of America: Photography From The Civil Rights Movement To The Reagan Era


From police lines and classic cars to saxophone players and the New York subway: co-curators Abi Spinks and Irene Aristizábal select their favourite shots from Nottingham Contemporary’s new exhibition, States of America… Abi Spinks’...


Richard Crooks: Impressions From A Journey


Sculptor, traveller, ambitious teacher: artist Richard Crooks uses collage, clay and casts to respond to the contemporary architecture of Bangladesh, finds Stephen Clarke… Situated at the border that demarcates the end of Modernism and the...

Detail, Richard Smith, Alpine (1963). Painting Pop: Paintings from 1960s Britain is on show at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, until 7 October 2017

“An exhibition that explores image as icon…” Painting Pop: Paintings From 1960s Britain — Reviewed


It’s 55 years since Abbot Hall Art Gallery embraced contemporary art — at Pop Art’s peak. As their new show looks back, Sue Flowers finds artistic concepts — referencing advertising, WWII and gender...


White Van Gallery Hits The Road


How private do you like your private views? Abby Kearney talks to artist duo Wilson and Wilson about driving their White Van Gallery directly to the viewer, their unusual studio space, and using...

Suzanne Lacy Super Slow Way Commission 1 October 2016 fusion performance of Sufi chanters and Shape Note singers Briefield Mill photo Chris Payne

“A highly complex mosaic that stretches far beyond a gallery”: Shapes Of Water, Sounds Of Hope


With American artist Suzanne Lacy’s epic new artwork due to premiere in September at the old Lancastrian mill where it was filmed, Jack Welsh takes us back nearly 12 months to recall its complex...

Abstract Speed - The Car has Passed 1913 by Giacomo Balla 1871-1958

“Set fire to the library shelves!” In Profile: Futurism And The Birth Of The Artists’ Manifesto


As Cate Blanchett takes the lead in Julian Rosefeldt’s new film Manifesto, we take a look behind the thrilling art movement that aimed to shake up early 20th century Italy by publishing the very...


“Strong, contemporary martyrs”: Pär Strömberg’s Black Metal Girls


Sara Jaspan talks Instagram selfies, folklore and Romanticism with artist Pär Strömberg, ahead of his new exhibition of watercolours at PAPER gallery… What makes a selfie so fascinating to look at? Among many things, a...

What's Your Pride Story? 2017

“Nothing will stop me”: International LGBTQ+ Writers Share Their Stories


Andrew Wright speaks to the authors of What’s Your World Pride Story?: an anthology of real-life accounts by writers from across the globe, about love and solidarity, but also extreme violence, rejection, and...

The Alchemy Between Us • Laurence Payot, 2017, courtesy the artist

The Alchemy Between Us: How Artists Really Feel About Engagement


Do artists need other people to be artists? Artist Laurence Payot invited peers, including philosopher Yiota Vassilopoulou, to discuss audiences, echo-chambers, “engagement”, and a host of current issues at Tate Exchange, Liverpool, recently. The...