When outsider art entered the mainstream
A string of recent exhibitions have done much to raise the profile of so-called outsider artists
Do craft objects need a purpose?
Edward Behrens on the finalists for this year’s Loewe Foundation Craft Prize
Hug a Henry Moore!
The Sainsbury Centre’s new director is taking a more touchy-feely approach to displaying the permanent collection
Is the UK finally getting serious about Eurovision?
For too long, Britain’s lack of regard for the song contest has been rewarded by poor results. It’s time to make more of an effort.
The crowning glories of Westminster Abbey
With all eyes on the coronation, it’s worth remembering that the scene of the ceremony remains a work in progress
Are artists getting screwed over by galleries and museums?
A new report shows that most practitioners are still working for love rather than fair pay
Will Edward Bawden’s lost masterpiece ever be found?
The hunt is on for an epic mural depicting ‘Country Life in Britain’ – but chances are it’s a wild goose chase
The loss of the National Glass Centre would be a shattering blow
At once a local treasure and world-class hub, the Sunderland institution will close if funds cannot quickly be found
‘She changed how we encounter sculpture’ – remembering Phyllida Barlow (1944–2023)
The sculptor who was also a much-loved teacher at the Slade treated both students and audiences with the utmost respect
‘Every generation rewrites the past in its own image’
Hettie Judah revisits the past as it is presented by artists delving into the archives and reusing old footage
What does the loss of Masterpiece mean for London?
The threats to the art fair have been piling up for years. So what’s pushed it over the edge?
Towering folly at Liverpool Street Station
Plans to plonk a massive office block on top of the station’s glass roof are as dreadful as they sound
Girls observed: the art of taking young women seriously
Hettie Judah on what artists have got right (and also wrong) when it comes to depictions of girls
Why Germany has the Prussian blues
The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation is one of Germany’s most important cultural institutions, but why is its name such a relic from the past?
The vampire who created the modern world
Ever since F.W. Murnau adapted Bram Stoker’s Dracula for his seminal film Nosferatu, the vampire has haunted the modern imagination
The film-makers who deserve a fair hearing
While Peter Strickland’s most recent feature sends up sound artists, Georgina Starr’s short makes for a more challenging listen
Arts Council England has made a serious mistake – and its effects will be felt nationwide
The Arts Council’s decision to move money out of London ignores the fact that arts institutions rely upon each other to nurture talent
Can contemporary art really make us laugh?
Funny peculiar or funny haha? Perhaps some of the artists who seem a bit obscure are actually trying to make us laugh
Can stones unlock the secrets of our existence?
Contemporary artists are looking to geological forms less for aesthetic cues than for perspective on time, place and human agency
What’s the point of old postcards?
Unused postcards may seem like a blast from the past, but they can still send a powerful message
Digital Benin opens a new chapter in the restitution saga
The project that launched this week is not the first to attempt cataloguing the Benin Bronzes, but it’s by far the most comprehensive
For the arts in England, levelling up feels a lot like levelling down
The Arts Council’s latest funding announcement has moved money out of London, but the entire sector has a lot to worry about
Don’t blame the culture wars for Tate Britain’s disappointing rehang
The much-debated new rehang suffers from weak artworks, tokenism and terrible lighting