Gabrielle Schwarz is web editor at Apollo

Where next for virtual reality art?

Some seem beguiled by VR technology but others are using it to confront our faith in digital progress

4 Jan 2019
'The Golden Tower' project by James Lee Byars, part of the collateral events at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017, Photo: © Awakening/Getty Images

Biennials not to miss in 2019

Venice, the oldest and biggest biennale of all, returns in 2019, but there’s a plethora of other events to look forward to

29 Dec 2018
Haroon Mirza. Photo: Gaia Fugazza

‘Artistic disciplines are breaking down’ – an interview with Haroon Mirza

As he prepares for an exhibition at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, the artist talks about ‘composing’ with light and sound

29 Nov 2018
Untitled (mid 1960s), Hannah Wilke.

Frieze week highlights: latex, terracotta and a Camden catwalk

An evening of performances and three shows of 20th-century women artists are among the events not to miss

1 Oct 2018
Installation view of ‘Mika Rottenberg’ at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, 2018.

The weird and whimsical worlds of Mika Rottenberg

The artist brings the contradictions and absurdities of global capitalism out into the open

27 Sep 2018

Art goes underground at a new museum in Helsinki

The Amos Rex brings together classic Finnish functionalism and a futuristic underground space

2 Sep 2018
Nøtel (still; 2015–ongoing), Lawrence Lek and Kode9.

Dystopia lands in London’s Docklands

Lawrence Lek and Kode9 explore sound, architecture and the changing city in their installation at arebyte gallery

26 Jul 2018
Stone Alignments/Solstice Cairns (1979), Michelle Stuart.

Stones, scrolls and the mysteries of the universe – an interview with Michelle Stuart

The American artist looks back on half of a century of working in and with the landscape

10 Jul 2018
Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the 8th Ammendment. Photo: Alison Laredo

Power, protest and progress at this year’s EVA International

Seán Keating’s paintings of the Shannon Hydro-electric Scheme set the stage for a probing exploration of Ireland’s national identity

23 May 2018
Shia LaBeouf wearing a paper bag on his head at the premiere of the film ‘Nymphomaniac (I)’

Please stop calling celebrities performance artists – they really aren’t

It’s time to stop using the art form to justify the attention-seeking antics of figures such as Shia LaBeouf and Kanye West

10 May 2018
Prisoner Pair (2008), Tacita Dean.

Tacita Dean’s meditations on a medium

Two shows in London reaffirm the artist’s intense dedication to film and the moving image

24 Mar 2018
I Came And Went As A Ghost Hand (Cycle 2) (2015), Rachel Rossin. Installation view, Zieher Smith & Horton, 2015.

A portrait of the artist’s studio – in virtual reality

The Zabludowicz Collection’s new virtual reality exhibition space opens with a work that tests the limits and possibilities of the technology

8 Feb 2018

Avant-garde legends and art to change the world

Prominent exhibitions in 2018 will explore how art challenges power and how far it can transform the world

29 Dec 2017
‘Luciano Fabro'. Installation view at Simon Lee Gallery, London, 2017, Photo: Todd White Art Photography; the Archivio Luciano e Carla Fabro and Simon Lee Gallery

A potted guide to Luciano Fabro

The works of the Arte Povera artist playfully resist our expectations of what sculpture should be

19 Dec 2017
Tropicália (1966–67), Hélio Oiticica: installation view at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, 2017. Collection of César and Claudio Oiticica. Photo: Matt Casarella

Hélio Oiticica’s playful approach to protest

Don’t miss this celebration of the Brazilian artist’s brief but dazzling career

30 Aug 2017
Speak to the Earth and It Will Tell You, (2000–17), Jeremy Dellar, Photo: Henning Rogge; © Skulptur Projekte Münster

Münster turns its public spaces over to sculpture

This year’s Skulptur Projekte Münster shows that digital technology has transformed the public realm – but some artists are resisting

7 Aug 2017
Emma Hart, 'Mamma Mia', installation view, Whitechapel Gallery

Out of the kitchen and into the gallery

Emma Hart’s installation at the Whitechapel proclaims a feminine aesthetic that reaches far beyond the domestic

21 Jul 2017
Main staircases in the 19th-century Palais of the Musée d'arts de Nantes, photo: © Hufton + Crow

A new look for a 19th-century museum in Nantes

The Musée d’arts de Nantes reveals its new extension and rehangs its collection, making seamless connections between past and present

26 Jun 2017

An ambitious plan to put Montpellier on the map

The city of Montpellier’s cultural plans include a new contemporary art museum headed up by Nicolas Bourriaud

29 Mar 2017
Wolfgang Tillmans, photographed at Tate Modern in February 2017

‘Equality is the starting point for my life and art’

An interview with Wolfgang Tillmans

8 Mar 2017

Bruce McLean: the artist who doesn’t really believe in making art

Bruce McLean’s new paintings may seem like a departure from his earlier conceptual pieces – but not for the artist

19 Dec 2016

Philippe Parreno’s perfect response to the Turbine Hall

The French artist’s Turbine Hall commission continues his interest in the exhibition as a living organism

18 Nov 2016

The global ambitions of Artes Mundi

Six shortlisted artists battle it out for this year’s prize – one of the nominees, Bedwyr Williams, tells Apollo about his futuristic project

27 Oct 2016
‘Louise Bourgeois. Turning Inwards’, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2016. Louise Bourgeois © The Easton Foundation/VAGA, New York/DACS, London 2016.

Why are Louise Bourgeois’s webs and spiders so captivating?

The etchings and sculptures on show at Hauser & Wirth Somerset are at their most powerful when we stop trying to understand them

13 Oct 2016