Reviews

An die Musik, Ragnar Kjartansson

The addictive art of Ragnar Kjartansson

How a seven-hour performance of only ten lyrical lines entranced its audience at the London Contemporary Music Festival

6 Dec 2017

Medardo Rosso: the first modern sculptor

A convincing case is made for the Italian artist’s ambitions, and the need to bring a wider audience to his work

6 Dec 2017
Autumn Arrival, (n.d.), Giorgio de Chirico, Estorick Collection

Reading the riddles of Giorgio de Chirico

Considering the artist’s writing gives us invaluable new ways in which to see his painting

4 Dec 2017

The power and personality of Prince

An exhibition at the O2 in London is as carefully stage managed as anything Prince put on during his lifetime

4 Dec 2017

Florine Stettheimer’s dreamy Jazz Age scenes

The stylish New York salonnière makes her Canadian debut in this enjoyable survey of her paintings

1 Dec 2017

Divine mysteries at Asia House

On its 700th anniversary, Sufi treatise ‘The Garden of Mystery’ continues to inspire today’s Iranian artists

30 Nov 2017
Underground 05 (Tournai’) (detail; 2017), Edith Dekyndt.

The art of slowing down

An exhibition in Glasgow turns our attention towards the ways in which we interact with objects

29 Nov 2017
Head, (2006), Jimmie Durham

The defiant jokes of Jimmie Durham

The artist continues to confound expectations in this display of wit at the Whitney

28 Nov 2017
Eagle Owl, Edward Lear.

The many moods of Edward Lear

Jenny Uglow’s biography brings the writer and artist’s love of contradictions to the fore

24 Nov 2017
Between the Clock and the Bed (1981), Jasper Johns.

The rich repetitions of Jasper Johns

The Royal Academy’s Jasper Johns show captures the complexities of his deceptively simple art

23 Nov 2017