Reviews

May 16th, 1941 (1941), Grace Pailthorpe. © Artist's estate. Courtesy of Redfern Gallery, London

The other side of Surrealism

As male Surrealists depicted women as muses, sphinxes, and goddesses, women Surrealists sought to turn this imagery on its head

21 Aug 2017
Installation view of 'Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Bronzes from the 1980s' at Michael Werner Gallery, London, photo: courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, London and New York

Per Kirkeby’s triumph of form over substance

The Danish artist clearly takes great delight in the physical properties of paint (and bronze, too)

18 Aug 2017
Hugo Erfurth with Dog (1926), Otto Dix. © DACS 2017. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Staring at the zeitgeist

August Sander’s photographs and Otto Dix’s paintings take an unflinching look at Weimar Germany

17 Aug 2017
'Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction' (installation view; 2017), at the Barbican Centre. Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

A sci-fi spectacular at the Barbican

This is an exhibition targeted at the senses more than the brain, more Star Wars than Stalker

11 Aug 2017
Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and other Saints, (c. 1300-05), Giovanni da Rimini.

The rich artistic world of Giovanni da Rimini

Very few panel paintings by the Italian Trecento artist survive. Currently, all of them are at the National Gallery in London

10 Aug 2017
Installation view, 'Arthur Jafa: A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions', Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London.

Ways of seeing with Arthur Jafa

The acclaimed filmmaker insists we notice skin colour, and acknowledge the politics of its presence and presentations

9 Aug 2017

Royal portraits and realpolitik at the Society of Antiquaries

Don’t miss this rare chance to see a collection of medieval and Tudor portraits, relics, documents, and physical fragments

8 Aug 2017
Speak to the Earth and It Will Tell You, (2000–17), Jeremy Dellar, Photo: Henning Rogge; © Skulptur Projekte Münster

Münster turns its public spaces over to sculpture

This year’s Skulptur Projekte Münster shows that digital technology has transformed the public realm – but some artists are resisting

7 Aug 2017
autoportrait (2017), Luke Willis Thompson. Installation view at Chisenhale Gallery 2017. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and produced in partnership with Create. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate

Silence speaks volumes at Chisenhale Gallery

Luke Willis Thompson’s work with Diamond Reynolds is a powerful response to the shooting of Philando Castile

3 Aug 2017
Self-portrait (detail; 1914), Margaret Clarke. © Artist’s Estate. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Roy Hewson

A hidden highlight at the National Gallery of Ireland

A small exhibition of Margaret Clarke’s work proves that the best shows aren’t always the blockbusters

2 Aug 2017