Reviews

Review: Bernd and Hilla Becher at Sprüth Magers

An earnest girl in a Hackney pub once told me she was fascinated by motorway flyovers; ‘I just think they’re…

19 Sep 2014

‘Houses as Museums…Museums as Houses’

What is it that separates a house from a museum, and do we like those separations?

18 Sep 2014

Review: ‘Jim Dine: A History of Communism’ at Alan Cristea Gallery

Dine turns Soviet-era lithographic stones into contemporary art

17 Sep 2014

‘Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album’ at the Royal Academy, London

Hopper treads the line between documentary and art expertly

16 Sep 2014

Review: ‘British Art at War: Paul Nash’ on BBC Four

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the work of Paul Nash, whose career was deeply affected by the two World Wars

16 Sep 2014

Review: Christopher Dresser at the Fine Art Society

Overlooked for decades, Christopher Dresser is now recognised as one of the most influential figures in 19th-century design

16 Sep 2014

Review: ‘Late Turner’ at Tate Britain

It is not painting that is set free here, but the painter, liberated from the often questionable roles into which he has been conscripted in the name of British art

15 Sep 2014

Review: ‘That Obscure Object of Desire’ at Luxembourg and Dayan, NYC

Unfortunately these particular obscure objects make for a slightly incoherent show…

14 Sep 2014

Muse Reviews: 14 September

Inedible gardens and Jasper Johns’s regrets…our round-up of recent reviews

14 Sep 2014

Review: ‘Max Weber’ at Ben Uri Gallery, London

Why has the UK waited so long for an exhibition of this artist’s work?

13 Sep 2014

Review: ‘Jasper Johns: Regrets’ at the Courtauld Gallery

Lucian Freud in Francis Bacon’s studio through Jasper Johns’s eyes: a small but powerful show

12 Sep 2014

The greatest hits of London cartography: ‘Mapping London’ at Oxo Tower Wharf

Daniel Crouch Rare Books’ engaging display of maps old and new

11 Sep 2014

Art, or Play? Breaker’s Yard at Sutton House

Daniel Lobb’s installation for children is a nice idea, but what’s it actually for? And can you eat it?

11 Sep 2014

Lookout: Folkestone Triennial turns the town into a gallery

Expect eco-friendly fish and chips, beach huts inspired by Hawksmoor, and crow’s nest hotels

8 Sep 2014

Muse Reviews: 7 September

A round-up of the week’s reviews: including Kerry James Marshall, Al Jazeera’s Rebel Architecture and previews of Turner at Tate and Courbet at the Beyeler

7 Sep 2014

Review: Al Jazeera’s Rebel Architecture

Al Jazeera’s ‘Rebel Architecture’ series challenges the ways in which we view the role of the architect

5 Sep 2014

Review: ‘Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff’ at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Marshall tackles the history of slavery, race politics, black power or social emancipation in bold but ambiguous ways

2 Sep 2014

Muse Reviews: 31 August

Jess, Robert Duncan and their circle; Charles Burchfield; Xavier Ribas; and young painters…

31 Aug 2014

Aaron Curry and Andrew Brischler: the art of process

Two young artists argue for a return to paint and pencil

29 Aug 2014

Review: Charles E Burchfield at the Brandywine River Museum

Burchfield’s fantastical watercolours deserve to be better known

28 Aug 2014

Review: ‘Xavier Ribas: Nitrate’ at MACBA, Barcelona

Ribas’s work highlights the violence and arbitrariness of boundaries and frontiers

26 Aug 2014

‘An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle’ at the PMCA

From the early 1950s, Robert Duncan and Jess established a nexus of literary and artistic life at their home in San Francisco

25 Aug 2014

Muse Reviews: 24 August

A roundup of the week’s reviews: including Syrian artists in London; Titian in Scotland; a riverbed in Denmark…

24 Aug 2014

Sacred and profane: ‘Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Art’

Sanctified and worldly subjects come together in the Scottish National Gallery’s exhibition of Venetian art

22 Aug 2014