Fatema Ahmed is deputy editor of Apollo

Collection of Michael Collins

In a Morris Minor key – Michael Collins presents the lost world of family slides

The photographer talks to Apollo about three decades of collecting other people’s family slides

18 Jul 2019
Installation view of the ‘Romantic Gothic’ gallery from ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 2015, image: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Runway successes – the appeal of fashion exhibitions in museums

Celebrations of costumes and couture are more popular than ever, but is there more to these shows than spectacle?

1 Jun 2019
The Earth as it appeared to the Apollo 8 astronauts from the orbit of the moon on 24 December, 1968, photo: wikimedia commons

Moon landings and Martin Parr’s Britain – the year ahead in photography

Exhibitions of lunar photography and a major Martin Parr retrospective are among the highlights to watch out for in 2019

31 Dec 2018
The upper stair hall at the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.

Sweden’s greatest museum comes into its own

The Nationalmuseum in Stockholm has a world-class collection and an international outlook to match

24 Dec 2018
Oil Bunkering #1, Niger Delta, Nigeria 2016 (2016), Edward Burtynsky.

‘It’s hard at this particular moment to be optimistic’ – Edward Burtynsky on the future of the planet

The Canadian photographer talks about ‘The Anthropocene Project’ and trying to capture the spirit of a new geological epoch

12 Oct 2018
Subway, Tokyo 1969, Shomei Tomatsu, courtesy Michael Hoppen Gallery

Frieze week highlights: Japanese photography and Oceanic encounters

‘Oceania’ at the Royal Academy and an exploration of post-war Japanese photography are among the shows to see at the moment

1 Oct 2018
Portrait of Wim Wenders taken in 2015 by Peter Lindbergh, image courtesy Wim Wenders

‘It is a strange little science-fiction period in the history of photography’ – Wim Wenders on his Polaroids

The film-maker discusses the unique quality of Polaroids – and why in the future no one will see the digital photographs being taken today

13 Sep 2018
The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, London, designed by Charles Harrison Townsend and constructed in 1898–1901.

The Horniman Museum takes on the world

The London museum’s outstanding ethnographic collections finally have a fitting home

15 Aug 2018
Kinshasa la Belle, (detail), (1991), Bodys Isek Kingelez, CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva, Photo: Maurice Aeschimann; © Bodys Isek Kingelez

Early photography, ancient Egypt, and postmodern architecture

Highlights of 2018 include Victorian photographers, Egyptian influences, and models from Kinshasa

31 Dec 2017
Feather headdress, early 16th century, Mexico, Aztec,

Vienna’s new window on the world

The city’s ethnographic museum has been reimagined to explain how its exceptional collections migrated to the city

27 Nov 2017
Soccer Player, (1964), Ilya Kabakov, private collection. © Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Back in the USSR: an interview with Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are a formidable artistic partnership, whose work takes a piercing look at life in the Soviet Union

19 Oct 2017
Detail of Nathalie Du Pasquier's 'Other Rooms' installation at Camden Arts Centre, 2017.

‘I wanted to do something I have never done before’

Nathalie Du Pasquier talks about trying something different at the Camden Arts Centre, and the difference between art and design

10 Oct 2017
Murder of Crows, (1999), Nicola Hicks, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York; © Nicola Hicks

Sinister statues and shadowy portraits

Plus: Brice Marden’s painstaking exploration of paint and an Italian protégé of Duchamp makes his debut in London

1 Oct 2017
Jeune garcçon endormi, à mi–hauteur, profil gauche, (detail), Jean–Baptiste Greuze (1725–1805). Galerie Eric Coatelem (price on application)

The best of the new Biennale Paris

The Biennale des Antiquaires returns in its new guise as the Biennale Paris with an impressive showing of French fine and decorative arts

7 Sep 2017
William Henry Fox Talbot's mousetrap camera (c. 1835).

Do UK museums take photography seriously?

The transfer of the Royal Photographic Society’s collection from Bradford to London raises questions about the past, present and future of photography in museums

16 May 2017

Mondrian gets his moment

The Gemeentemuseum has the largest collection of Mondrian’s works in the world – no wonder that it’s at the centre of the centenary celebrations of De Stijl this year

25 Mar 2017
Bernardo Bembo, Statesman and Ambassador of Venice

Flemish portraits, science fiction, and an avant-garde centenary

Antwerp’s Old Master treasures are on tour, while the Barbican is staging a sprawling but ambitious science fiction exhibition

5 Jan 2017
Portraits (2016), Tacita Dean

Smoking with Hockney and Tacita Dean

Plus: lining up the evidence at Michael Hoppen Gallery; Fausto Melotti's ingenious sculptures; and an unsung branch of the Bauhaus

24 Sep 2016

Balancing the books at Yale University Press in London

Yale University Press in London is the world’s leading art publisher. What does its recent restructuring say about the press – and about art publishing in general?

30 Aug 2016

Baldessari, Burtynsky and a lot of David Bowie at Photo London

It’s the variety and range of photographs on show that will ultimately come to define the fair

18 May 2016

‘It is what it is.’ Dan Flavin’s iconic light fittings in the Ikon Gallery

Flavin’s fluorescent light pieces continue to transform the spaces in which they are installed. But time is changing how we see the pieces, too

6 May 2016

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Fatema Ahmed looks forward to John Akomfrah’s films at Lisson Gallery, a second edition of Photo London, and a mysterious show curated by Michel Houellebecq

28 Dec 2015

Hal Foster on art after 1989 and the rise of the zombie

Hal Foster talks to Fatema Ahmed about art after the end of the Cold War, the cultural dominance of zombies, and why he eavesdrops in museums

9 Dec 2015

Photo London preview

This is the week to see top photography in and of London – but don’t confine yourself to the main fair at Somerset House

19 May 2015