The city’s cultural ambitions are growing in the run-up to the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage
Once, they provided the stones that built Paris. Now, the disused quarries of Saint-Maximin are being transformed into venues for art
Several of the city’s avant-garde spaces are suburban. Now it looks like a major central gallery will move out, too
On the southern coast of France, a new exhibition is exploring our troubled relationship with the world’s oceans
In Paris the art world and the book world frequently overlap. Here are some of the most interesting initiatives across the capital
The artist’s exhibition at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris explores big themes of climate change, landscape and loss
Are there too many languages and can translation ever really bridge our gaps in understanding?
Both government and business need to realise how much the art scene here is worth celebrating, and sooner rather than later
The city is known for its heritage, but its contemporary cultural scene is struggling
Is the redevelopment of Finland’s open spaces changing how local artists work?
Jussi Kivi represented the country at the Venice Biennale in 2009, before retreating from the limelight. Now he’s back with a book from Helsinki’s edgelands
The Serlachius Museums in Mänttä are an admirable example of how art can flourish outside Helsinki
A recent court case involving Wikimedia in Sweden has taken the art world by surprise
Artists and museums in the Russian capital testify to the uneasy relationship between art and the state
The grey-green of oxidised bronze is common on public buildings throughout northern Europe
The Finnish arts organisation Checkpoint Helsinki has had its funding cut. Can it survive?
The Lorck Schive art prize has an important role to play in Trondheim’s growing art community
Can artists and the wider art world use social media for more than self-promotion? Some certainly think so…
Art, made of coffee, shown in a bookshop: Ian Bourgeot’s work at Helsinki’s Arkadia breaks conventions in more ways than one
Engagement, interaction, the co-creation of meaning: these are the museum buzzwords of today. But what do they actually mean?
‘Contemporary art is a very elitist sphere,’ admitted Frame’s head of programmes Taru Elfving, ‘and it could be so much more’
‘The days of museums hoarding information are over.’
Artists explore how society is shaped by the natural environment in the Baltic region
Moreau Kusunoki’s designs look nice, but the public shouldn’t have to pay