Christopher Turner is Keeper of Design, Architecture and Digital at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

The eight ‘bionauts’ of Biosphere 2. Courtesy NEON

The space odyssey that went nowhere – ‘Spaceship Earth’, reviewed

Before ‘Big Brother’, there was Biosphere 2 – an experiment in utopian living that left its participants low on food and short of breath

20 Jul 2020
Andy Warhol’s window display for department store Bonwit Teller, New York, in 1961.

Window dressing – the art of shopfronts and gallery facades

The shop window has long been a playground for artists – and looks set to be so more than ever in the months ahead

6 Jul 2020
Installation view of the collection at Museum MORE, which deliberately avoids a chronological hang

Keeping it real – neorealism in the Netherlands

Museum MORE has done a great deal to invigorate a genre once seen as hopelessly old-fashioned

29 May 2020
Fishermen in front of Cape Coast Castle, Ghana, with a staircase on the left leading up to a ‘Door of No Return’.

‘The dungeons are decorated with wreaths left by slaves’ descendants’

Four centuries after the first English slave ship arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, the president of Ghana is urging members of the African diaspora to discover their roots

3 Dec 2019
The central space of La Piscine - musée d'art et d'industrie André Diligent, Roubaix, housed in the pool complex designed by Albert Baert and completed in 1932.

The most beautiful swimming pool in France

An abandoned art deco swimming pool is now a museum of art and industry

5 Feb 2019
Exterior of the Bauhaus school of applied at Dessau, designed by Walter Gropius in 1926, photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

Rethinking the utopian vision of the Bauhaus

The Bauhaus’s radical designs were meant for the masses, but they were far from affordable

20 Jul 2018
Rasheed Araeen.

‘There is an element of optimism in my work’

Rasheed Araeen talks to Apollo about six-decades of making visually arresting and politically engaged art

27 Jan 2018
Kiran Nadar photographed in her museum

‘When I start bidding it’s very hard to stop’

Kiran Nadar on the ‘exhilaration’ of art collecting, the museum she set up in Delhi, and her commitment to showing Indian artists on the global stage

29 Mar 2017
Do Ho Suh (b. 1962), photographed at his home in New York in October 2016. Photo: Dina Kantor

For Do Ho Suh, there’s no place like home

‘I bring my home with me wherever I go’

3 Dec 2016

Peggy Guggenheim steals the show in Florence

A show about the Guggenheim’s art collections is really about the battle between Peggy and Solomon

8 Jun 2016

How do you capture a colour? Interview with Ettore Spalletti

The Italian artist discusses his distinctive palette and what he owes to Yves Klein

14 May 2016