Digby Warde-Aldam is a freelance writer based in Paris.

London Diary

London is now stuck in the August doldrums. I’d complain about it more if only I could muster the energy

9 Aug 2015

London Diary

Thrilling and thoughtful work by an Angolan collective puts shows by Marc Quinn and Joseph Cornell in the shade

21 Jul 2015

Is it time to scrap the BP Portrait Award?

The prize has come up for criticism this year, as it always does. But there’s still merit in it

17 Jul 2015

London Diary

Alexander McQueen’s exquisite tailoring; the Serpentine’s slightly shabby pavilion; Andy Warhol’s money-worship; and Kallos gallery’s exceptional ancient art

5 Jul 2015

London Diary

Tate’s ‘Fighting History’ is a failure: if you want proper history, see Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Revolutionary work at Victoria Miro

21 Jun 2015

London Diary

Michael Craig-Martin has brightened up the RA Summer Exhibition a bit, but Agnes Martin is truly unmissable at the Tate

7 Jun 2015

London Diary

Hockney’s psychedelic new creations at Annely Juda; Thomas Struth’s exceptional photographs at Marian Goodman; and Andre Kertesz at James Hyman

17 May 2015

London Diary: 3 May

Supersymmetry dazzles in the Vinyl Factory; Lawrence Lek empties the Royal Academy; and a horrible vision in Hammersmith

3 May 2015

London Diary: 19 April

Ravilious is bonkers and brilliant in Dulwich; Space sparkles at Daniel Blau; and is ‘Woman in Gold’ so bad it’s good?

19 Apr 2015

London Diary: 5 April

Tracey Emin’s bed, Isa Genzken’s money, NS Harsha’s space cows, and Roger Ackling’s ‘Simple Gifts’

5 Apr 2015

London Diary: 22 March

Traces of the World Trade Centre in London; counterculturalism and Robert Fraser; and Hauser & Wirth’s space in Somerset

22 Mar 2015

TEFAF Treasures

Personal favourites from Maastricht, including an ancient Egyptian fragment and an unfinished old master painting

17 Mar 2015

London Diary: 8 March

Mary Moore vs the YBAs; this month’s most covetable exhibition catalogue; and Alex Katz’s trousers

8 Mar 2015

London Diary: 22 February

Digby Warde-Aldam explores what London has to offer, from contemporary abstract painting to Sargent’s most disquieting portraits

22 Feb 2015

Fig-2 at the ICA: a rehashed pop-up exhibition that somehow works

Fifty exhibitions in as many weeks; this revival of the ‘fig-1’ project from 15 years ago is a surprising success

8 Feb 2015

Koen Vanmechelen on the art of cross-breeding chickens

The Crypt Gallery in St Pancras Church is overrun with cosmopolitan chickens. Is it art?

14 Nov 2014

Review: Conrad Shawcross ‘The ADA Project’

Music, dancing robots, 19th-century algorithms: Shawcross’s latest project was ambitious, but was it worth it?

3 Nov 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary (Saturday)

Frieze week takes it out of you alright, but there has been some seriously good stuff on show

18 Oct 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary (Friday)

When you’ve been to more than 40 shows in three days you start to feel a little…displaced

17 Oct 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary (Thursday)

PAD, the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, and another clutch of gallery shows: this week is taking its toll

16 Oct 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary (Wednesday)

‘But it’s so BIG!’ I heard an angry American journalist exclaim. And she spoke the truth – Frieze is big

15 Oct 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary (Tuesday)

You know you’re beaten when you come within inches of mistaking a Justin Adian painting for a coat hanger

14 Oct 2014

Frieze Week: Digby’s Diary

So here we are: Frieze week is finally upon us. I will be attending as many events as humanly possible

13 Oct 2014

Wp Wp Wp: Fiona Banner at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Fiona Banner’s extraordinary indoor Chinook will make you want duck and run

24 Sep 2014