James Cahill is a writer and critic. He has recently embarked on a PhD focusing on the impact of classical mythology on contemporary art

Marching Figure (1985), Bruce Nauman.

Sonic spheres and ‘phallic variations’ at Art Basel

Who said art fairs prefer ‘safer’ pieces? What to expect from Art Basel…

6 Jun 2016

Winners and losers in the giddy melee of Art Basel Hong Kong

Key talking points and selfie-stops from this year’s fair, which was as much of a cultural melting pot as ever

30 Mar 2016

Copying the classical: Interview with Salvatore Settis

Classical art is a hidden category of our contemporary culture

27 Jun 2015

Classical and contemporary connections: Interview with Germano Celant

The Prada Foundation has no intention of being an ‘ego-museum’

27 Jun 2015

12 Days: Highlights of 2015

Maggi Hambling grapples with war, Jo Baer’s dream-like paintings and a rethinking of classical art

6 Jan 2015

Frieze Masters: October Apollo

Frieze Week wouldn’t be Frieze without Frieze Masters

13 Oct 2014

‘Deliberate Clichés’: An Interview with Matthew Darbyshire

‘There’s nothing particularly radical or subversive in ridiculing the classical’. Matthew Darbyshire discusses art history, appropriation, contemporary clichés

18 Mar 2014

National Treasure?

The Reith Lectures may have confirmed him as a national treasure, but Grayson Perry retains a sharp realist edge

20 Dec 2013

Classical Romance

‘We can’t avoid the romance of that era’… Kevin Francis Gray discusses the influence of classical art on his own work at Pace Gallery

10 Dec 2013

Photographer’s Bible

Philip-Lorca diCorcia strikes a serious note in ‘East of Eden’ at David Zwirner, London. His photographs have an uneasy eloquence

27 Oct 2013

Same Old Story?

Frieze London and Frieze Masters form part of a wider curatorial trend: in Apollo’s October issue, James Cahill examines the juxtaposition of historical and contemporary art

19 Oct 2013

Fresh Air

New galleries continue to open in the east of London, despite rueful talk of the area’s artistic demise

21 Sep 2013