Inspiration, innovation and key developments from the art world
Random International’s Zoological installation sees a flock of airborne drones take up residence at London’s Roundhouse. They put on an enthralling, at times unsettling, show: but can tech ever move us like nature does?
Outside Material catalogues artwork that Formist Studio’s Mark Gowing has designed for his record label, Preservation Music
Illustrator and veritable Instagram celeb Polly Nor’s work can easily be summed up as “women and their demons”, but as with most things, there’s more to it than that. Her images are bold in their colours and strong in their use of black linework, but behind the apparent simplicity lie a knotty range of issues […]
After conquering the world of internet memes, the humble house cat is now set to take on the world of publishing. Laurence King celebrates feline inspired art in a new book titled The Book of the Cat.
Goths were once a rather unfairly maligned subculture, but just as geeks really did inherit the earth, they’re laughing on the other side of their pallid faces since all things goth-leaning appear to have become very trendy indeed. Whether its the chopped-and-screwed hip hop vibes of the disappointingly short-lived 00s witch house trend, the health […]
Graphic designer by day, street art provocateur by night, Smile is an artist with an agenda: namely to expose “double standards”
Billboards across England and Wales have been taken over in the name of queerness, thanks to public artist Martin Firrell
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 […]
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 […]