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Apollo

July/August 2024

• On the road with Ed Ruscha

• An interview with Jeremy Frey

• How to build a 21st-century museum

• France chases the Olympic dream

Plus: Hildegard Bechtler on the art of stage design, very fancy Victorian ice creams, the art market braces for stormy weather, a Madonna pregnant with meaning and a preview of Parcours des Mondes; reviews of Kafka in Oxford, the gardeners of the Bloomsbury Group, and the silversmith who struck gold for Tiffany & Co.

News

Rakewell

Apollo's wandering eye on the art world, taking a rakish perspective on art and museum stories

Wu Tsang: The Big Lie of Death

The artist’s new film installation at MACBA is inspired by Bizet’s Carmen and themes of performance, death and tragedy

19 Jul 2024

Peter Kennard: Archive of Dissent

The artist has been at the forefront of activist art in Britain for half a century, as this exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery attests

19 Jul 2024

The Art of Ink Rubbings: Impressions of Chinese Culture

Ink rubbing, a method of copying the texture of an object’s surface, originated in China as early as 600 BC and is the subject of a new show at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

19 Jul 2024

Mass of Pope Gregory Panels

At the Wadsworth Atheneum, two 16th-century panels showing the miracle of Saint Gregory bring up thorny questions of attribution and conservation

19 Jul 2024

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