pick of the week
Tuesday 23 January 1996
First solo show in this country for American-born Hiller, one of the stars of last year's "Rites of Passage" exhibition at the Tate in London. Seductive, hallucinatory videos which update romantic narrative notions of memory and death.
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock (0151-709 3223). To 17 Mar
A celebration of the ballet impresario and collector Sergei Diaghilev. Works by Bakst, Cocteau, Goncharova and Benois.
Barbican Art Gallery (0171-638 4141). Thurs to 14 Apr
Young Americans I
In a nice reciprocal gesture for the recent wave of young British art in the USA, the Saatchi offers a look at the work of four American artists from its own collection, including Janine Antoni's licked and gnawed chocolate bars, Gregory Green's potentially lethal home-made bombs, Sean Landers's frenzied writings on the wall and Charles Long's models of amorphous rubber lumps which recall that B-movie classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Don't miss it.
Saatchi Gallery, 98a Boundary Rd, NW8 (0171-624 8299). Thurs to 3 Mar (Thurs-Sun only)
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West