Artist Emma Hart’s strange cast of ceramics heads – all funny little noses, doleful eyes, and jaunty patterning – seem cute, in a Sanrio sort of way at first. On second glance, they have slightly darker connotations: pantomimic cutlery blades spin around, cutting the faces off below the nose. There’s a David Shrigley-ish black humour […]
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This time last year, a Minnesota woman named Diamond Reynolds made a chilling broadcast on Facebook Live, streaming the moments that immediately followed a police officer fatally shooting her partner Philando Castile during a traffic-stop. Reynolds’ four-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the car. If you saw the footage, which more than six million […]
Jeremy Deller and Rufus Norris’ commemoration to the Battle of the Somme on July 1 2016 was one of the most powerful public art projects of recent years. Here, in an extract from a new book on the project, Jon Snow interviews Deller about the work that went into this unique event
As someone who views the car primarily as the link between supermarket checkout and fridge, I wasn’t expecting to be bowled over by Autophoto – Cars & Photography from 1900 to Now at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. But this exhibition of 500 works by 90 photographers did just that. It takes creative genius to […]
The Arse Vase creator and 2016 Gradwatch star has had very busy year.
Eccentric ad land star Mark Denton Esq is behind a bonkers new east London grocery store of sorts, or at least an art exhibition masquerading as one. His current show at Jealous Gallery takes the form of an old-fashioned grocers, bearing the familiar hallmarks of hand-painted, primary coloured lettering, cheery shop assistants, and gaudy window […]
Party Skills for the End of the World is an immersive theatre show at this year’s Manchester International Festival, where visitors roam a vast empty office space and, yes, pick up new skills. We talk to artist Abigail Conway about how the piece was made, as well as how to turn your hobbies into art
New Order has taken over Stage 1 at Old Granada Studios in Manchester as part of this year’s Manchester International Festival. The band is performing a series of intimate gigs there which feature a 12-piece synth orchestra, and an elaborate light experience created by artist Liam Gillick. We talked to Gillick about creating a “concert machine” for the band.
A new exhibition taking place at Manchester Art Gallery as part of this year’s Manchester International Festival examines the cultural and design history of two of the city’s most iconic bands, as well as how they continue to inspire contemporary artists. We talk to its curators, Matthew Higgs and Jon Savage
As degree season kicks off, CR will be visiting as many graduation shows as is humanly possible and bringing you our highlights of each. To begin, here is our five picks of work from the Manchester School of Art show.
Artist Stanley Donwood, renowned for his work with Radiohead, has transformed the cupola at the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, covering the space with an intricate black-and-white painting, which is completed with a sound piece by Thom Yorke.