National Treasure?

The Reith Lectures may have confirmed him as a national treasure, but Grayson Perry retains a sharp realist edge

20 Dec 2013
Country Club: Chicken Wire

Exotic Dangers

While Hurvin Anderson’s paintings tease out the complexities of relocation and displacement, Peter Doig’s risk sliding into exoticism

19 Dec 2013

Digital Pathways

Now that so many visitors have smart phones, museums can use digital tools to encourage engagement well beyond the gallery walls

17 Dec 2013

A Sentimental Lot

The Irish are a sentimental people, and the sale of Alfred Grey’s clumsy painting ‘The Emigrants’ Farewell’ at Adam’s last week just proves it

11 Dec 2013

The Talented Mr Shrigley?

Absurdist, accessible and completely unmistakeable, Brand Shrigley is everywhere, and more power to him – within reason…

9 Dec 2013

Zervos Redux

Elegant and expensive, the republication of the Zervos Picasso Catalogue by Cahiers d’Art is a strange throwback to a very different era

9 Dec 2013

Moving the Museum

The Whitney Museum of American Art is moving downtown. Apollo was granted a sneak peek at the new Renzo Piano-designed home for American art

4 Dec 2013

Open Book

The recent two-day symposium, ‘Art, Poetry and the Making of the Book’, brought together three veterans of British book-art with some new tricks

28 Nov 2013

Do Come In

‘Immersive’ artwork such as Elmgreen & Dragset’s ‘Tomorrow’ at the V&A is touted as the 21st century’s spin on a gesamtkunstwerk, but has the hyperreal already become familiar?

26 Nov 2013

Broken Engagement

Installation art is assumed to be inherently more engaging than other genres – so why are visitors so often left to watch from the wings?

20 Nov 2013


Are steel balloons the new tulip paintings?

19 Nov 2013

Wellcome Questions

‘Foreign Bodies, Common Ground’ – the Wellcome Collection’s current exhibition – is refreshingly self-reflexive

18 Nov 2013


Royal Museums Greenwich’s acquisition of George Stubbs’ Kangaroo and Dingo paintings is the most significant in their history. What’s next for the works?

17 Nov 2013

Cross Hatchings

Wherever tradition clashes with the public interest, there lies the satirist’s pen. Little wonder that cartoonists periodically target museums

16 Nov 2013

Printing Press

3D printing is frequently in the news, and increasingly on public display. Have artists woken up to its potential?

11 Nov 2013

Under Scrutiny

Not every exhibition has to be a blockbuster: ‘The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure’ is a scholarly show, and all the better for it

11 Nov 2013

The Modern Way

‘California Design 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way’ has spent two years skirting the edges of the Pacific Ocean, and just landed in Brisbane

10 Nov 2013


Is the huge cache of art discovered recently in Cornelius Gurlitt’s Munich flat in safe hands?

8 Nov 2013

Chicago in London

Judy Chicago is one of the pioneers of feminist art. In London last month, she found time to answer a few questions about her work

7 Nov 2013

Scott’s Irish

Why the retrospectives to Eileen Gray (IMMA, Dublin) and William Scott (Ulster Museum, Belfast) shouldn’t dwell on their Irish roots

6 Nov 2013

Eye on the Prize

The Turner Prize invites interaction from its audience in Derry. Of the four nominees, it’s Laure Prouvost who really gets you thinking

6 Nov 2013

Arch Enemies

There is no convincing moral argument against it: rebuild the Euston Arch!

5 Nov 2013

Better Out Than In?

What is the relationship between art and the market? And is an artist such as Banksy really better out than in?

4 Nov 2013

A Matter of Taste

The Ecole des Beaux-arts – now controversially sponsored by Ralph Lauren – is at the centre of debates about the relationship between art and luxury in France

1 Nov 2013