The Independent’s former comment editor, Adrian Hamilton writes a weekly column largely on international affairs with particular focus on the Middle East, Iran and foreign policy issues. Before joining the paper he was deputy editor of the Observer newspaper.
15 October 2013 12:00 AM
Denounced by the Nazis, Klee is one of the best-known Modernist artists, yet he has not been as influential as his contemporaries. A new Tate exhibition will change that, says Adrian Hamilton
01 October 2013 12:00 AM
The British Museum's new exhibition may be hardcore, but it's the humour and humanity that really thrills, says Adrian Hamilton
27 September 2013 07:00 PM
The Royal Academy's show presents 200 works covering 200 years of a country which has long found expression in visual art. A glorious opening gallery presents the visitor with works by contemporary native artists of extraordinary breadth.
22 September 2013 05:42 PM
It’s been a long time coming, but the Royal Academy’s survey of Australian art hosts some glorious work, and tells the fascinating story of a country struggling with its identity – and reconciling itself with its past
13 September 2013 07:00 PM
Tom Phillips has been engaged in a kind of mad, off-kilter art-play all his life – he is 76 – a practice involving the refining and revisiting of favourite themes.
08 September 2013 06:31 PM
Contemporary artists have drawn much inspiration from the fascinations, obsessions and contradictions of the Victorian age, as Adrian Hamilton finds out at the most enthralling exhibition of the year so far
30 August 2013 07:00 PM
If Eduardo Paolozzi is remembered as a founding figure of Pop Art, it is not how he wanted to go down in art history. Nor should it be. If anything, he was, as this exhibition shows, what he said of himself: a Surrealist, playing games, mixing images and delving into the subconscious.
25 August 2013 09:56 PM
The Scottish artist found fame as a Pop Art pioneer, but it is his colourful collages, poking fun at post-war consumer society, which catch the eye of Adrian Hamilton at a revealing show in Chichester
23 August 2013 07:00 PM
The American artist Donald Judd is one of the most significant postwar sculptors, but the British have always found him a cerebral minimalist. Judge for yourself in the first gallery showing of Judd's work in Britain in 15 years.
Exhibition of the week: Mostly West: Franz West and Artistic Collaborations, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
16 August 2013 07:00 PM
Franz West, who died a year ago, was the most lovable of Austrian artists. Described as a prankster, he was engaging in the way that he worked to attract the viewer to interact with his sculptures and installations.
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- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'