Samuel Reilly is assistant editor of Apollo

Work on the wild side – James Morrison painting in Scotland. Photo: Estate of James Morrison

Hardy boy: the wild landscapes of James Morrison, from Angus to the Arctic

As a new documentary reveals, the Scottish painter braved wind, rain and Arctic ice in search of his ‘rough truth’

31 Mar 2021

Germany moves closer to returning Benin Bronzes

The German government has reportedly been in talks about the return of German-held Benin Bronzes, raising hopes of their imminent restitution

24 Mar 2021
Head of Man (detail; 1948), John Craxton.

What not to miss at London Art Fair online

The 33rd edition of the fair is also its first digital-only outing, but it still offers the best in British art

19 Jan 2021

The Apollo 40 Under 40 Africa in focus: Mikhael Subotzky

The South African photographer talks to Apollo about art, power, and his long-standing mistrust of images

18 Jan 2021

Trouble in paradise – Michael Armitage at the Haus der Kunst, reviewed

The artist’s complex depictions of Kenya present scenes of violence alongside moments of beauty

8 Jan 2021
Teesa Bahana, who in 2016 became director of 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust in Kampala

The Apollo 40 Under 40 Africa in focus: Teesa Bahana

The director of 32° East discusses the organisation’s work to support contemporary art in Uganda – and what its planned arts centre will mean for the capital, Kampala

4 Dec 2020
Simon Njami.

‘The future is certainly in Africa’ – an interview with Simon Njami

The writer and curator discusses his latest project at Art Abu Dhabi and how the contemporary art scene in Africa has changed in recent years

20 Nov 2020
Tokini Peterside at Art X Lagos in 2017

The Apollo 40 Under 40 Africa in focus: Tokini Peterside

The founding director of ART X Lagos explains how the fair has attracted international attention while connecting with the public at home

28 Sep 2020

What not to miss as Art Paris opens in the Grand Palais

Highlights of the first modern and contemporary art fair to take place in Europe since the continent locked down

9 Sep 2020
Visitors to the Petit Musée de la Récade inside the Centre for Arts and Culture in Cotonou, Benin, on 17 January 2020.

Private enterprise – the individuals who are taking restitution into their own hands

While museums deliberate about returning objects that were taken from their places of origin without consent, it is easier for individuals to act

1 Aug 2020

‘Her photographs appear as an eloquent reminder to passers-by of a life cut short’

Khadija Saye was among the 72 people who died in the fire at Grenfell in 2017. A series of self-portraits she made that year is currently on display near the tower

22 Jul 2020
Lonnie Holley in Birmingham, Alabama.

‘The truth is contagious’ – an interview with Lonnie Holley

The artist and musician first turned to sculpture after a personal tragedy, but his work is rooted in the history of the American South

16 Jun 2020
Yinka Shonibare, photographed at his studio in London in February 2020.

The wit and wisdom of Yinka Shonibare

The artist discusses his plans for a new residency in Lagos, and delves into the serious mischief of his sculptures

2 May 2020
The Silhouette of the Artist (1907), Léon Spilliaert. Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent. Photo: Hugo Maertens

Solitary refinement – the uncanny art of Léon Spilliaert

The Belgian Symbolist is at his spookiest and most original when he depicts reality

25 Mar 2020
Girl in a red kimono (detail; c. 1893), George Hendrik Breitner. Kunstmuseum Den Haag

Beyond TEFAF – more to see in and around Maastricht this year

As the art world makes for Maastricht, it’s worth casting an eye further abroad to the full range of events and shows across the region

5 Mar 2020
The Tourist(detai; 2019), Amir H. Fallah.

The Armory Show and beyond – around the galleries in New York

Highlights of the upcoming modern and contemporary fairs and gallery shows in the Big Apple

26 Feb 2020
(detail; 1969), Pat Douthwaite.Happiness is Green Shield Stamps

Highlights of London Art Fair – and beyond

Modern British art gets a strong showing this month, while Condo also returns to the capital

17 Jan 2020
Bateau ivre en détresse (detail; 1987) Jacqueline de Jong.

Freedom of movement – the lively paintings of Jacqueline de Jong

The artist’s canvases are full of colour and motion and an energetic sense of play

14 Jan 2020

The museum openings not to miss in 2020

The Humboldt Forum in Berlin is scheduled to open – finally – in the autumn, while in Oslo the Munch Museum returns in a smart new home

27 Dec 2019
‘The Coming Community’, installation view, Freelands Foundation, London, 2019.

Community spirit – an interview with Grace Ndiritu

The artist started out working with textiles – but has since broadened her focus to explore alternative communities

20 Dec 2019

School of rock – inside the new-look Aberdeen Art Gallery

After a £35m renovation and expansion, the granite city can finally display its collections in the manner they deserve

18 Dec 2019

Fine Arts Paris and beyond – what’s in store in the French capital this month

The fair underscores its links with the museum world in its third edition. Plus highlights from Paris Photo and Also Known as Africa

6 Nov 2019
Still from We Live in Silence (2017; detail), Kudzanai Chiurai.

‘I can’t not think of Brexit, in relation to declarations of independence’ – an interview with Kudzanai Chiurai

The Zimbabwean artist discusses his film ‘We Live in Silence’, screened at the opening of Goodman Gallery’s new London premises

31 Oct 2019
Installation view of DC Semiramis (2019) by Tai Shani at the Turner Prize exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Margate. Photo: David Levene; © Tai Shani

The Turner Prize has more of a purpose than it has had in years

Tai Shani, Oscar Murillo, Helen Cammock and Lawrence Abu Hamdan can be found in playful, reflective or forensic mode in Margate

25 Oct 2019