4 December 2023 • Mark Westall
This summer, the Barbican will present a major new exhibition by internationally renowned, Mexico-based artist Francis Alÿs (b. 1959, Antwerp, Belgium), his…
Read More 23 August 2023 • Mark Westall
On 14th September 2023, Barbican and WePresent in partnership with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation will launch Julianknxx: Chorus in Rememory of Flight.
18 May 2023 • Guest
In 2022, artist Rachel Mars forged a replica of the replica. This was subsequently dismantled, and over four days of FORGE, developed as part of the Barbican Open Lab programme and presented in the Barbican’s Pit Theatre, she is welding the iron gate replica a second time.
30 December 2022 • Tabish Khan
The perfect response to the cost of living crisis.
12 September 2022 • Meike Brunkhorst
Body Politics is much more than an overdue retrospective and is a must-see not just for existing fans of Carolee Schneemann.
10 July 2022 • Tabish Khan
Raphael, the climate, Stonehenge, flowers and the news in a museum-fest of a top 5.
27 January 2022 • Mark Westall
On 3rd March 2022, the Barbican will celebrate its 40th birthday with an eclectic and vibrant programme of events, exhibitions, films,…
Read More 10 October 2021 • Tabish Khan
Tabish Khan the @LondonArtCritic picks his top exhibitions to see right now, while Frieze Art Fairs are in town. Each one comes…
Read More 11 January 2021 • Tabish Khan
Didn’t see them in the flesh? Catch them online.
20 July 2020 • Tabish Khan
The Top 5 Exhibitions to see in London this Summer include Isolation, energy, birth, Rembrandt and masculinity.
1 July 2020 • Mark Westall
Barbican Art Gallery has announced that it will reopen its doors to the public on Monday 13 July 2020, in line with government guidelines and with new safety measures in place.
31 March 2019 • Tabish Khan
This weeks Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London includes: Insomnia, toys, crows, lines and Brexit.
6 January 2019 • Tabish Khan
The Top 7 art exhibitions to see this week include Polyamory, Impressionism, a Porsche, drum majorettes, umbrellas, eruption and equality.
9 December 2018 • Tabish Khan
This week’s Top 7 Art shows to see in London include Gypsy hunting, a fallen star, animal traps, a lost city, mental health, Christmas and a toupe.
10 June 2018 • Tabish Khan
Immortality, a maze, decapitated bodies, raw emotion, optical illusions, tar and Iran.
10 April 2018 • Staff
This week I had the opportunity to experience contemporary music and art side-by-side through a series of events held at the Institute of Light, König London and the Barbican.
21 January 2018 • Tabish Khan
Basquiat, a giant flag, a spaceship, Renaissance masters, Moomins, embroidery and lovely lights.
31 December 2017 • Tabish Khan
Blood and ash, pollution, a lost ship, crucifixion, small works and plants.
18 September 2017 • Mark Westall
Banksy has produced two murals at the Barbican centre seemingly inspired by the upcoming Basquiat exhibition #BoomForReal.
27 August 2017 • Tabish Khan
Fist bump a robot, sci-fi heaven, refugees, children, an upside down palm, book covers, talking heads and a fake exhibition.
30 July 2017 • Tabish Khan
Gruesome puppetry, dancing, a great wave, rubens, rembrandt, a new gallery and British painting.
12 June 2017 • Mark Westall
Basquiat: Boom for Real is the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). One of the most significant painters of the 20th century
16 April 2017 • Tabish Khan
Refugees, growing roots, biblical collages, all white, an airport lounge, lips sofa and a blue pool.
21 August 2016 • Tabish Khan
Kissing, war, oil, flight and folk art