Sex on Show

They were once kept under lock and key, and are still taboo in Japan, but both the British and Fitzwilliam Museums are celebrating shunga prints as art this autumn

23 Oct 2013

No Alternative?

There are noble ideals (and some interesting artists) at work, but The Other Art Fair and Moniker’s crowded display doesn’t give the art a chance

21 Oct 2013

Multiple Choice

With some excellent editions and a spacious layout, Multiplied at Christie’s South Kensington is a welcome respite from a frenetic week

20 Oct 2013

Same Old Story?

Frieze London and Frieze Masters form part of a wider curatorial trend: in Apollo’s October issue, James Cahill examines the juxtaposition of historical and contemporary art

19 Oct 2013

Catalogue Photography

Dayanita Singh’s exhibition at the Hayward Gallery is curious curatorial blend: archive, library and gallery combined

16 Oct 2013

All American

MoMA dusts off some treasures in an attempt to prove that there is no ‘problem’ with its American collection

15 Oct 2013

Iconoclasm Today

Tate Britain’s ‘Art Under Attack’ fails to address acts of contemporary iconoclasm, such as the destruction of the Chartist Mural in Wales

12 Oct 2013

Friezing Outside

Too many young dealers view Frieze as the gatekeeper to artistic fame and fortune, and are desperate to come in from the cold

11 Oct 2013

18th-century Envy

Several displays of 18th-century art have opened recently. What’s behind the current interest in this elegant era?

9 Oct 2013

Bronze Blunders

The standard of Ireland’s latest clutch of public statues ranges from poor to dreadful

9 Oct 2013

Red Alert

Syrian cultural artefacts are at risk from looting and illicit trade. ICOM’s Red List is one of the measures that might prevent their disappearance

8 Oct 2013

Acme Corporation

The Whitechapel Gallery celebrates Acme Studios’ avant-garde roots, but is it now just urban ruin-porn for London’s property developers?

5 Oct 2013

It’s a Keeper

The Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy has opened, boasting tasteful dining rooms, a geisha-girl bar and a secret garden…

4 Oct 2013

Risen Again

A new Titian is a rare thing indeed; and it certainly looks good enough to be true

4 Oct 2013

Music Artists?

‘Maybe it’s perfectly legitimate that they are here because Bob Dylan painted them…’ Why are musicians so popular with major art galleries?

2 Oct 2013

In Defence of the Curator

Curators are not ‘pirates who’ve taken over the ship’ and Waldemar Januszczak should know it

30 Sep 2013

Fourth Plinth: A Taster

Six shortlisted artists have cooked up their plans for London’s Fourth Plinth

29 Sep 2013

Unconvincing Vincent

Sketches made at the same time as Sunset at Montmajour (1888) reveal Van Gogh’s struggle to portray the landscape in the right light

27 Sep 2013

Revival: Laura Ashley

An exhibition at the Bowes Museum proves that Laura Ashley’s influence lives on

27 Sep 2013

Preaching to the Choir

TEDxAlbertopolis promised to dispel the myth that science and art are divided. They clearly aren’t and arguably never have been

26 Sep 2013

Drawn In

A new set of interactive digital displays has been unveiled at Tate Modern that seeks to create a ‘digital community within the building’

25 Sep 2013


British Pop art is experiencing something of a resurgence in the UK. What makes it so appealing?

24 Sep 2013

The Pearls and Shells of Qatar

There’s history behind the V&A’s ‘Pearls’ exhibition, its partnership with the Qatar Museums Authority, and its aptly-named sponsor, Shell

23 Sep 2013

Lost Decade

Nostalgic exhibitions of 1980s fashion and subculture at the ICA and V&A are proof that the show is over

22 Sep 2013