Reviews

A Painting to Defend, (1993), Chéri Samba.

Afrofuturism takes on a new meaning in Israel

With migrant workers and refugees from Africa settling in Israel, contemporary African art in Tel Aviv takes on a new urgency

21 Feb 2017
The New Hall, Hardwick Hall, designed by Robert Smythson and completed in 1590, seen from the west

‘The most perfect example of the Elizabethan Age’

From its architecture to the treasures it contains, Hardwick Hall is a complete work of art

20 Feb 2017
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C. Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC

Telling the story of the African American experience in Washington

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture offers a history lesson for all

18 Feb 2017
Film still of The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy (2016) by Duncan Campbell. Photo: courtesy of Rina Yang

Duncan Campbell turns his attention to rural Ireland

The Turner Prize winner’s new film looks at the power of narratives to misrepresent

16 Feb 2017
Medallion (YouWe) (1937), Gluck. Ömer M. Koç Collection

Gluck’s rebellion against artistic and gender norms

Ninety years after Gluck’s first exhibition at the gallery, the Fine Art Society is giving the painter a long overdue second chance

15 Feb 2017
Margate Knot, (detail), (2016), Anna Ray.

Turning women’s work into art

Some of the 20th century’s greatest artists have worked in textiles – and most of them happen to have been women

15 Feb 2017
A Marina Abramović performance during ‘Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present’ at MoMA, New York in 2010. Wikimedia Commons

Inside the mind of Marina Abramović

In ‘Walk Through Walls’, Abramović is actively using the memoir form to reveal the persona ‘I try to keep hidden’

14 Feb 2017
Hanging Gardens of Hammersmith, No. 1 (1944–47), Victor Pasmore. © Estate of Victor Pasmore. All rights reserved DACS

The shifting styles of Victor Pasmore

Pasmore’s work surely constitutes one of the most varied and experimental bodies of work produced by any 20th-century British artist

9 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
The Blairs Memorial Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots (early 17th century), Flemish, unknown artist. Blairs Museum, Aberdeen

The turbulent life of Mary, Queen of Scots

She’s an icon of Scottish nationhood and martyrdom, but Mary’s life at court was a complicated one of competing cultural, social and political influences

8 Feb 2017