'I was extending an ever-present engagement with the creation of shadow'
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Thursday 25 April 2013
Some people think David Shrigley’s artwork isn’t serious enough to be, well, taken seriously. Yet the artist, noted for the humour that runs through his comical line drawings, may have the last laugh after being nominated for the Turner Prize.
Monday 28 January 2013
The first major exhibition to focus on artist Kurt Schwitters' life in Britain following his escape from Nazi Germany opens this week.
Sunday 06 January 2013
Schwitters, Manet, Vermeer ... it's set to be a vintage year for art shows, big and small
Thursday 13 December 2012
Tate is to spearhead a £5m national arts programme developed in response to last year’s riots, to help young people develop their lives “in a more meaningful way”.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Former 1980s pop musician Elizabeth Price was last night awarded the Turner Prize for her "seductive and immersive" video trilogy, the first video artist to win for over a decade.
What To Do, See & Buy: John Lewis fabrics; Brindisa; Another London; The Oak Room; Sushilla; Create 2012 Souvenirs
Saturday 23 June 2012
Monday 04 June 2012
The Penguin English Library's books became design icons in the Sixties, but, asks Arifa Akbar, can the relaunched series be as big a success story?
Thursday 10 May 2012
The Tate Modern will next year stage the first major UK exhibition devoted to Roy Lichtenstein in 20 years, its most comprehensive retrospective of the celebrated pop artist. The exhibition, which opens next spring, will bring together 125 of the artist's definitive paintings and sculptures.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
What my local gallery has got wrong; and the real problem for News Corp's lobbyist
Friday 13 April 2012
Music: In the car I'm listening to Tom Waits's 'Bad as Me' (I'm releasing an album of his songs with Opera North Projects), Carla Bley's 'Carla's Christmas Carols' (unseasonably) – especially her gospel version of "O Holy Night" – and my daughter's Count Basie albums (with virtuosic rhythm guitarist Freddie Green). Late at night, the jazz pianist Tony Genge, as well as Michael Chance singing "Erbaum dicht" from the St Matthew Passion.
Wednesday 04 April 2012
Until now, anyone who aspired to be well versed in the artistic highlights of the world's great galleries required time, money and a penchant for air travel. Soon, they will need just a laptop.
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