Imelda Barnard is commissioning editor at Apollo

Within Reach (detail; 2019), Jordan Casteel.

The politics of pregnancy and the future of painting – contemporary art highlights in 2020

Highlights in the year ahead include a spate of shows around the theme of maternity and a survey of recent figurative painting

1 Jan 2020
Janet with Ermine (2018), Melanie Manchot.

Frieze week highlights: snow, video art and suspended sculpture

New paintings by Kerry James Marshall and Melanie Manchot’s meditation on snow and ice are among the events not to miss

1 Oct 2018

‘I’m working with and against painting’ – an interview with Amy Sillman

The American painter discusses the comic impulse, landline phones, and her love/hate relationship with painting

26 Sep 2018

‘It’s a record of my life, translated into art’

An interview with Joan Jonas, on the occasion of the artist’s major retrospective at Tate Modern

17 Mar 2018
Windmills near Zaandam (1871), Claude Monet.

Beyond TEFAF – more to see in Maastricht and the region

A look at some of the impressive satellite shows being staged alongside TEFAF

6 Mar 2018
She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene (2009), Danh Vo. Collection Chantal Crousel. Photo: Jean-Daniel Pellen, Paris

Myths, music, and medieval Celtic

Looking forward to a year of monographic exhibitions, from Joan Jonas in London to Danh Vō in New York

3 Jan 2018
Film still of A Single Voice (2017) by Susan Philipsz (b. 1965).

‘I’m interested in the architectural concerns of sound’

Susan Philipsz talks about her new work at BALTIC, dismantling an opera about space, and the power of the human voice

30 Oct 2017
Michael Garnette Sittin’. © Hassan Hajjaj. Special Projects, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

The best of October’s international art fairs

A round-up of events, from Frieze London and its many satellite shows to a celebration of flower power in San Francisco

5 Oct 2017
A Hot Afternoon from 'The Last Days of Pompeii (2001), Eleanor Antin. Courtesy Richard Saltoun; © the artist

Wrestling with ancient Rome

Plus: Jack Whitten, Lisson Gallery’s 50th birthday, and Willem de Kooning’s late paintings

1 Oct 2017
Self–portrait aged 59 in a grey coat (1793), Joseph Wright of Derby. The Parker Gallery at LAPADA

A quick tour of the autumn art fairs

LAPADA returns to London, Brussels gears up for its inaugural Fine Art Fair, and Fine Art Asia opens its doors in Hong Kong

12 Sep 2017
David Lamelas. Photo: Celeste Leeuwenburg

‘I think of myself as a producer of ideas’

Pioneering conceptual artist David Lamelas on space, identity, and taking advice from Anthony Caro

28 Aug 2017
Adrián Villar Rojas, 'The Theater of Disappearance', National Observatory of Athens, Hill of the Nymphs.

Adrián Villar Rojas digs deep in Athens

The Argentinian artist has planted artefacts, sculptures and a fantastical garden in Athens

28 Jul 2017
Frank Bowling, photographed in his studio in London in April 2017.

‘My life has always been about painting’

Frank Bowling has been experimenting with paint for six decades – but it still surprises him

1 Jul 2017

The European art fairs worth visiting this summer

A quick guide to the upcoming events in London, Bamberg, Edinburgh, and Knocke

30 Jun 2017
St Louis of France (1620s), Juan de Mesa. Colnaghi at London Art Week

Summer season kicks off in London and Brussels

London Art Week returns to St James’s and Mayfair, while Old Master fair Paris Tableau is revived – in Brussels

9 Jun 2017
Detail of a female figure, 19th century, Lobi, Burkina Faso. Serge Schoffel at Cultures: The Worlds Arts Fair

This month’s unmissable international art events

Antiques in Hong Kong, tribal art in France, and London’s first quattrocento maiolica show in 100 years

3 May 2017
Helen and Her Hula-hoop, Lynemouth, Northumberland (1984; negative); (1985; print), Chris Killip. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Courtesy the artist.

‘These works resonate in America now’

Chris Killip’s photographs of the north of England are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago

24 Apr 2017
Nu sur fond jaune (1930), Raoul Dufy. Grob Gallery at Art en Vieille-Ville

A guide to this month’s best art fairs

Art Brussels, Art Cologne, and the London Original Print Fair all return in the coming weeks, and the countdown to Art en Vieille-Ville in Geneva begins

17 Apr 2017
A Marina Abramović performance during ‘Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present’ at MoMA, New York in 2010. Wikimedia Commons

Inside the mind of Marina Abramović

In ‘Walk Through Walls’, Abramović is actively using the memoir form to reveal the persona ‘I try to keep hidden’

14 Feb 2017

‘I used to think art could change the world’

Ahead of a retrospective across three UK venues, Lubaina Himid discusses how black British art has evolved over the past three decades

17 Jan 2017
Guercino at Master Drawings New York 2017

A tour around January’s art fair highlights

From British modern art, to antique rugs and Old Master drawings, there’s something for everyone on the art fair circuit this month

2 Jan 2017

Black British art, Merce Cunningham’s collaborations, and Lygia Pape in the USA

A number of UK shows are celebrating black British art, and large-scale exhibitions of Merce Cunningham and Lygia Pape are planned in the US

30 Dec 2016
Still from 'It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon' (2016) by Ulla von Brandenburg. Digital colour video transferred from Super 16. Photo: Martin Argyrogla; courtesy the artist and Art: Concept, Paris.

‘My work revolves around symbols of trust and transformation’

Ulla von Brandenburg’s installations create a theatrical encounter with the viewer, using film, staging, and architecture

28 Nov 2016

Our guide to this month’s European art fairs and events

There’s something for everyone as Cologne Fine Art, WIKAM, Art & Antique Hofburg and the Winter Art & Antiques Fair all open

11 Nov 2016