Reflections on Glass

‘White Light/White Heat’ at the Wallace Collection and London College of Fashion reflects on glass as a contemporary medium

7 Dec 2013

Orient Expression

It’s an interesting premise, but ‘The Russian Avant-garde, Siberia and the East’ at Palazzo Strozzi is ultimately rather disorientating

6 Dec 2013

Fragile Histories

Edmund de Waal creates an atmosphere of meditation at the Fitzwilliam Museum with the display ‘On White: Porcelain Stories’

6 Dec 2013

Visual Feasts

Despite a few bland contemporary exhibits, ‘Art and Appetite’ at the Art Institute of Chicago is an excellent survey of a nation’s changing tastes

5 Dec 2013

New Contenders

As the Turner Prize winner is announced in Derry, ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ at London’s ICA seeks out tomorrow’s big names

3 Dec 2013

All That Glitters

‘Artist of gems’ Joel A. Rosenthal measures the value of a stone not in carats but in colour. His designs sparkle at the Metropolitan Museum

2 Dec 2013

Wit and Anger

The Fondation Cartier’s exhibition of Latin American photography features defiantly eloquent works that mix visual experiment and political fury

30 Nov 2013

Super Cooper

Samuel Cooper famously painted Oliver Cromwell ‘warts and all’. It’s worth getting up close to his superb miniatures at Philip Mould’s gallery

29 Nov 2013

Open Book

The recent two-day symposium, ‘Art, Poetry and the Making of the Book’, brought together three veterans of British book-art with some new tricks

28 Nov 2013

Do Come In

‘Immersive’ artwork such as Elmgreen & Dragset’s ‘Tomorrow’ at the V&A is touted as the 21st century’s spin on a gesamtkunstwerk, but has the hyperreal already become familiar?

26 Nov 2013

Only Connect

His work at the Royal Academy strives for poetic significance, but does Bill Woodrow offer anything new?

22 Nov 2013


‘Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix’ at the Jewish Museum in New York celebrates the extraordinary breadth and variety of the comic artist’s career

21 Nov 2013

Community of Risk

‘Uproar!’ From the creation of Eve to the kitchen sink, Ben Uri gallery celebrates the first 50 years of the London Group

19 Nov 2013

Up in Arms

The New-York Historical Society’s ‘The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution’ actually reveals a measured side to the legendary show

18 Nov 2013

Wellcome Questions

‘Foreign Bodies, Common Ground’ – the Wellcome Collection’s current exhibition – is refreshingly self-reflexive

18 Nov 2013

Lost Gold

The exhibits at ‘Beyond El Dorado’ are compelling not only for the myths associated with them, but for their idiosyncratic human appeal

14 Nov 2013

Spencer’s Tour

Stanley Spencer’s paintings from the Sandham Memorial Chapel – currently touring the UK – are among the most important artistic responses to the First World War

14 Nov 2013

Across the Pond

An exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery attempts to find a home for Whistler on the banks of the Thames

13 Nov 2013

Calling Time

‘The Show is Over’ at Gagosian Gallery, where painting’s elaborate deferrals of its death-scene extend like a multi-volume suicide note

12 Nov 2013

Under Scrutiny

Not every exhibition has to be a blockbuster: ‘The Young Dürer: Drawing the Figure’ is a scholarly show, and all the better for it

11 Nov 2013

The Modern Way

‘California Design 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way’ has spent two years skirting the edges of the Pacific Ocean, and just landed in Brisbane

10 Nov 2013

Political Sympathy

The political context of Daumier’s work is important, but doesn’t need over-stating: the humour and compassion of his art speaks for itself

9 Nov 2013

Vexing Vienna

‘Facing the Modern’ at the National Gallery boasts masterful works from a turbulent period in Vienna’s history. It’s an exhausting display

5 Nov 2013

Absent Elizabeth

The queen’s portraits in ‘Elizabeth I & Her People’ are among the least interesting in the NPG’s revealing exhibition of Tudor art

4 Nov 2013