Reviews

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

Review: ‘Multiple Exposures: Jewellery and Photography’ at MAD New York

In focusing on recent innovations, this exhibition risks losing sight of some of the original allure of its subject

21 Aug 2014

Review: ‘The Art and Science of Exploration’ at the Queen’s House

A new display of art from Captain Cook’s voyages is compelling, but doesn’t quite tell the whole story

18 Aug 2014

Review: ‘Syria’s Apex Generation’ at Ayyam Gallery

How does an art scene evolve if its founding location becomes a war zone?

18 Aug 2014

Muse Reviews: 17 August

Perspectives on war: Marsden Hartley’s paintings from Berlin in WWI; and Mark Neville’s photographs and films from Helmand Province, Afghanistan

17 Aug 2014

Enigmas: Caroline Walker’s lithographs and paintings

The characters in Walker’s works are caught in moments of enigmatic significance, at once inconsequential and charged with possible implication

15 Aug 2014

Review: Mark Neville’s Helmand Work at the IWM London

Mark Neville’s films and photographs from Afghanistan reveal the strange banality of war

13 Aug 2014

Review: ‘Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–15’ at LACMA

After three formative years in Berlin, Hartley returned to the US at the forefront of the avant-garde

11 Aug 2014

Muse Reviews: 10 August

The week’s reviews: art in lights in Times Square; magic lanterns at the Whitechapel Gallery; and an epiphany of sorts at the Sandham Memorial Chapel

10 Aug 2014

Review: ‘Disobedient Objects’ at the V&A

Can the objects of political activism hold their own in a museum?

8 Aug 2014

Stanley Spencer’s Masterpiece: The Sandham Memorial Chapel

Love him or hate him, Stanley Spencer’s First World War paintings at Burghclere will win you over

8 Aug 2014

‘Twixt Two Worlds’: spirit photography and magic lanterns at the Whitechapel Gallery

What lies between still photography and the moving image?

6 Aug 2014