Tom Jeffreys is a writer, curator and editor based in London and Helsinki

Yvon Lambert, Paris

The bookish side of Parisian art

In Paris the art world and the book world frequently overlap. Here are some of the most interesting initiatives across the capital

14 Feb 2017
Meteorite hits Savissivik, by Siobhan McDonald. Photo: Vincent Hoban

Siobhan McDonald’s chance encounters with a changing world

The artist’s exhibition at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris explores big themes of climate change, landscape and loss

9 Feb 2017
Installation view of On Translation: The Games (1996) by Antoni Muntadas at Atlanta College of Art Gallery

Found in translation

Are there too many languages and can translation ever really bridge our gaps in understanding?

20 Jan 2017
The Museum of Nonhumanity is the latest iteration of 'The History of Others', an ongoing project by artist Terike Haapoja and writer Laura Gustafsson. Helsinki.

Helsinki’s artists are world class – but recognition has to start at home

Both government and business need to realise how much the art scene here is worth celebrating, and sooner rather than later

25 Oct 2016
New Holland Island, St Petersburg. Photo by Crystal Bennes

These are difficult times for St Petersburg’s art scene

The city is known for its heritage, but its contemporary cultural scene is struggling

14 Sep 2016
Remnants (2011–2016), Liisa Roberts.

Outside the museum: art on Helsinki’s islands

Is the redevelopment of Finland’s open spaces changing how local artists work?

19 Jul 2016
Whirlpool room, by Jussi Kivi

One of Finland’s most distinguished artists is back from the wilderness

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

1 Jul 2016
Art Museum Gösta Serlachius

Factories, fine art and starry skies in rural Finland

The Serlachius Museums in Mänttä are an admirable example of how art can flourish outside Helsinki

25 May 2016

Should public art be in the public domain? Sweden doesn’t think so

A recent court case involving Wikimedia in Sweden has taken the art world by surprise

21 Apr 2016

In Moscow, art speaks truth to power…sometimes

Artists and museums in the Russian capital testify to the uneasy relationship between art and the state

25 Mar 2016