The dark canvases in the show Illuminations have such an extraordinary clarity, it’s as if a camera had been taken into someone’s dreams.
Amos Rex, a surrealistic and mainly subterranean art complex, has just opened in Helsinki, with a immersive multimedia headline show by Japanese digital collective teamLab. But that’s not all that is pushing Helsinki on to the international art map
After a two-year shutdown for a serious makeover, the Hayward Gallery needed to come back big. The architects delivered, and so does the show that opened this week (until 22 April)— an epic retrospective of Düsseldorf-based photographer Andreas Gursky.
It’s a year since MAAT opened its dazzling curvaceous gallery on the banks of the Tagus river, simultaneously bringing wow-factor to Lisbon’s architecture and art scene.
Artists Jonathan Baldock and Emma Hart take on Punch and Judy in Blackpool with a bizarre, sinister show at the Grundy
Mermaids in Warsaw? Hold on – the Polish capital is 300 km inland. And yet the star of its coat of arms is a mermaid… Perhaps she swam in from the Baltic Sea, up the Vistula river, lugging her sword and shield?
How much are architects visual artists? Recently, we have seen the Serpentine present Zaha Hadid as a great painter. Swiss architect Peter Märkli is not as well known, but he has an almost cult following in architec-tural circles – and his sketches sell internationally, sometimes to buyers who don’t even know he’s an archi-tect.
Soho was London’s daring and dirty soul, the place for free spirits to dispel the drab world beyond it, drink, or even dip into sex and sleaze.
You don’t think of William Eggleston as a portrait photographer. He is known for his colour shots of the everyday American South in the 60s and 70s – slow-time smalltown scenes with nothing in particular happening, buildings and signage, fields beyond the roadside. But..
It’s a she-elephant, the Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas confides to your correspondent from behind sunglasses.
He’s not a man who seeks media attention but he’s talking about the 3-tonne sculpture that presents its backside to you on entering his solo show..