Martin Oldham is an independent researcher based in London

Rise and Fall: ‘Progress’ at The Foundling Museum

David Hockney, Yinka Shonibare, Grayson Perry and Jessie Brennan update Hogarth’s ‘A Rake’s Progress’

17 Jun 2014

Hollow memorials? the problem with artists’ houses

A new installation mythologises Van Gogh’s old apartment in London: but such properties are often disappointing

26 May 2014

Review: ‘The First Georgians’ at The Queen’s Gallery

A new exhibition brings the circumstances of the Hanoverian Succession centre stage

1 May 2014

‘Ruin Lust’ at Tate Britain

Ruination is a condition of modern life. An exhibition at Tate Britain explores its enduring appeal

17 Mar 2014

The Face of War: ‘The Great War in Portraits’

This thoughtful and thought-provoking exhibition gives the war a human face

6 Mar 2014

Ringing with Commendations: Joseph Wright

The Holburne has brought together a superb show that exceeds any limitations of scale or scope

9 Feb 2014

Political Arts

‘I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few’. The William Morris Gallery hosts Jeremy Deller’s playful, provocative, politicised art

25 Jan 2014

Caring for Kenwood

Kenwood House has been sympathetically if subtly restored; but will it become a burden in the proposed English Heritage shake-up?

23 Dec 2013

Orient Expression

It’s an interesting premise, but ‘The Russian Avant-garde, Siberia and the East’ at Palazzo Strozzi is ultimately rather disorientating

6 Dec 2013

Across the Pond

An exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery attempts to find a home for Whistler on the banks of the Thames

13 Nov 2013

Iconoclasm Today

Tate Britain’s ‘Art Under Attack’ fails to address acts of contemporary iconoclasm, such as the destruction of the Chartist Mural in Wales

12 Oct 2013