Reviews

Muse Reviews: 28 September

From ancient Assyria to the Vienna Actionists…a round-up of recent reviews and interviews

28 Sep 2014

The Wallace Collection’s Great Gallery

The nuances of the new hang might be lost on the non-specialist, but overall the Wallace Collection’s refurbished gallery is magnificent

27 Sep 2014

Bodies in action: Vienna Actionism at Hauser & Wirth New York

To really appreciate this body of work, leave your sense of propriety at the door

26 Sep 2014

Wp Wp Wp: Fiona Banner at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Fiona Banner’s extraordinary indoor Chinook will make you want duck and run

24 Sep 2014

Review: ‘British Art at War: Walter Sickert’ on BBC Four

Andrew Graham-Dixon gives an engaging account of the modern artist and marketeer. But what about the war?

23 Sep 2014

Muse Reviews: 21 September

Great British artists in the limelight this week: ‘Late Turner’ at Tate; Christopher Dresser at the Fine Art Society; and Paul Nash on BBC Four

21 Sep 2014

London in Paris: Gilbert & George at Thaddaeus Ropac

Will Gilbert and George’s Scapegoating Pictures have the same impact in Paris as in London?

20 Sep 2014

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