Art

Inspiration, innovation and key developments from the art world

Beauty, drama and pathos at Autophoto Paris

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 […]

Gradwatch 2017: New Designers

With a range of UK colleges showing work in the Visual Communications strand of New Designers there’s always a huge amount to see. Here are some of the best examples of grad work that we saw at the London group show last week

Liam Gillick on working with New Order for MIF 2017

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.

True Faith: How Joy Division and New Order influenced the art world

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

Mark Wickens: a tribute

As one of the founders of Wickens Tutt Southgate and latterly Brandhouse, Mark Wickens helped build one of Britain’ most successful design consultancies – one that played a significant role in the establishment of a British design ‘industry’