Monks from China’s Shaolin Temple stand perched on tall wooden boxes. Swaying from side to side, they rock the crates until they fall, leaping free at the last moment. Famous for their warrior skills, in Sutra the monks are both movers and pieces in a puzzle, setting up patterns or standing inside the boxes as they fall like dominoes.
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Saturday 25 August 2012
In a place by a road, undifferentiated, save for a Tree. How could I not accept this invitation to make a place identified by a Tree, especially for a production of Waiting for Godot destined to be staged on the Nullarbor Plain of Western Australia?
Saturday 11 August 2012
Monday 02 July 2012
Louis Vuitton's dotty collaboration with Yayoi Kusama combines the best of both the luxury brand and the eccentric artist
Sunday 06 May 2012
Friday 04 May 2012
A thousand artists were asked to name the work best expressing national identity. Their choice was surprising
Wednesday 14 March 2012
The Crisis Commission exhibition sees some of the most celebrated artists unite to bring major new works to Somerset House.
Sunday 26 February 2012
Despite fears that the North-east series was a freak show, hotels are busy and the diary is full
Friday 10 February 2012
A boat-shaped holiday let on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall is a bold addition to London's landmarks, says Stephen Bayley.
Friday 13 January 2012
We all know what a Gormley looks like: gazing straight ahead with his arms limp by his sides, he’s been placed by his creator on bleak seashores, on the roofs of high buildings, and anywhere else you’d least expect to find him, so it was no surprise to be confronted by the back view of a Gormley who remained motionless at the front of the Barbican stage for so long that one was driven out of boredom to read the programme.
Friday 22 July 2011
Friday 22 July 2011
Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture, Communi-cations and Creative Industries, has a conscience. He apologised at the private view of hundreds of artworks generated by youngsters involved in the National Art and Design Saturday Clubs for the lack of government cash for artists manque. The show at London's Somerset House eventually attracted 3,300 visitors – he even arranged an intern stint at the DCMS for one of the young artists.
Friday 08 April 2011
One of the largest and most controversial stars in American sport is coming to Anfield – and it's bad news for whoever is sitting behind him.
Saturday 04 December 2010
An exhibition of contemporary art featuring the work of Werner Herzog and Antony Gormley opens at a gallery in Metz, France later this month.
Saturday 04 September 2010
Evidently, this column needs to reopen its campaign against the empty vogue-word "iconic". Here is the opening sentence of an article about large-scale works of public art, published on Wednesday: "It started with The Angel of the North, Antony Gormley's iconic steel sculpture which looms over the A1 and put Gateshead on the map for the right reason."
Wednesday 25 August 2010
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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