Robert Barry is a freelance writer and composer based in London. He is the author of ‘The Music of the Future’ (Repeater Books)

Measure for Measure 7 (2016), Bridget Riley

‘A visceral assault on the senses’

Bridget Riley’s monumental abstract paintings are as mysterious as they are mesmerising

26 Jan 2018
Illustration: The Lindström Effect

Is sound art getting a fair hearing in museums?

Sound art often seems like video art’s poor relation in museums, but is its struggle for status starting to pay off?

25 Sep 2017
Solitude (2017), Terry Adkins. Installation view, Thomas Dane Gallery, London. Photo: Luke A. Walker

Terry Adkins and the art of sound

The artist’s haunting sound sculptures and paintings address the absent figures who inspired them

23 May 2017
Capgirat, (detail) 2005, Antoni Tàpies, © Comissió Tàpies/VEGAP Courtesy Timothy Taylor

The tender brutishness of Antoni Tàpies

The Catalan artist’s large, earthy paintings at Timothy Taylor have unexpectedly intimate and spiritual concerns

2 Mar 2017