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Art Fairs in a New World

2021 has seen the return of some of the world’s most popular art fairs. But what do these creative gatherings look like in a post-lockdown world?

5 to See: Frieze Week 2021

Frieze returns to London with three concurrent fairs, offering new perspectives on conflict, desire, pollution and how to reshape the canon.

10 to See: Black History Month 2021

The Black History Month 2021 theme is Proud to Be. Here are 10 key arts exhibitions, online resources and events to explore this month and beyond.

Art on the Airwaves

We preview five of the most exciting contemporary art podcasts, from deep dives into the lives of women artists to 20th century sculpture.

Art and Landscape:
Aesthetica Art Prize 2021

Never has it been more important to consider our relationship with the natural world. Artists from our 2021 longlist bring the landscape into focus.

A Frozen Narrative

Elmgreen & Dragset’s new installation asks more questions than it answers, as part of Copenhagen Contemporary’s exhibition The Art of Sport.

Piecing it Together

Karen Navarro calls upon photography, collage and sculpture to investigate the concepts of race, gender and belonging, and how they converge.

Issue 102 Available Now

Signs and Symbols: Issue 102 considers the difference between “looking” and “seeing” –
how we view ourselves and the world around us.

Night into Day

A new book delves into sculptor Sarah Sze’s complex and mesmerising visualisations of the human world – and the systems we use to measure it.

Abstracted Movement

Jessica Backhaus arranges tiny paper cut outs in the Berlin summer sun. As the shapes begin to curl and bend, she captures their dance-like forms.

Entangled Lives

Ernesto Neto’s work dissolves the boundary between art and audience, highlighting the entwinement of our fate with that of other creatures.

Organic Vitality

“If I didn’t have to cook, wash up, nurse children ad infinitum I should carve and carve and carve…” wrote Barbara Hepworth. A new book explores her life.

Expanded Sculpture

This summer, Yorkshire Sculpture International returns with a programme of shows and events. There’s a strong digital element throughout.

Innovation and Resilience

Carmarthen School of Art is a creative community fuelled by ambition, innovation and vision. They’ve launched one of the largest online shows.

Interactive Sculpture

By creating soft, brightly-coloured sensory sculptures, Jess Rendles brings a sense of fun and interactivity into the gallery space.

Discover Art Differently

The Other Art Fair 2021 returns as the first in-person London fair of the year. It’s a leading event for independent and emerging artists.

Setting a Precedent: Design Shanghai

The world’s top practitioners navigate advancements in regenerative design at this year’s Design Shanghai. We select 5 videos to watch.

New Creatives: 10 Shows to See

How have artists responded to the pandemic? What are the latest trends, ideas and media? Discover our top 10 graduate shows. You saw them here first.

Glasgow International: Highlights

This year’s festival explores the theme of attention: how we observe things and the people around us. We pick out five exhibitions to see.

Plastic Ocean

Dutch-born Thirza Schaap is fighting plastic pollution, transforming bottles, toothbrushes, lighters and disposable cutlery into sculptures.

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