Collective Cultural Memory

On the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, an exhibition at Moma Ps1 examines their impact on our perceptions of culture.

Building the Revolution

In autumn 2011, a major survey explored a 20 year period in Soviet art and architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Turner Prize 2011

One of the World’s most defining art prizes opened in 2011 at Baltic. We explore the shortlist with Godfrey Worsdale, Director of Baltic.

Another Language

Silja Magg creates images that evoke another world. Her precise use of light and creates works that cross boundaries including photography, design and fashion.

Frankie Shea

Frankie Shea aims to elevate the status of street related art by referencing the roots of this genre, but also focusing on street art becoming more mainstream


Acclaimed photographer Michael Eastman’s work focuses on the grandeur of 1950s Havana, but most striking about Eastman’s images is their emptiness.

Mark Wallinger

After winning the Turner Prize in 2007, and then being commissioned for The White Horse, Wallinger has become a part of our current discourse.

Andy Warhol: Headlines

It is a known fact that Warhol was obsessed with contemporary culture, but the feeling was, and still remains, mutual.


Murakami is renowned for his exceptional imagination and this book does not disappoint; he weaves a myriad of worlds together in a moving combination.

A Lovesong for India

A Love Song for India is a moving collection of short stories, all with an air of the fantastic, each with its own allegorical message to give.

The Sound of Gravity

From the author of Touching the Void, Joe Simpson’s latest novel is a harrowing account of love, loss and redemption.

Opens Tomorrow, The NewcastleGateshead Art Fair, The Sage Gateshead

The NewcastleGateshead Art Fair opens tomorrow. This year the fair has attracted more galleries than ever before, providing a platform for the work of hundreds of artists represented by 50 galleries.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011, Site Gallery, Sheffield

New Contemporaries is a highly regarded initiative that gives art students and recent graduates essential support and recognition at a crucial stage in their development through a high-profile show.

The Open & Illegible Letter, EJ Major, Love Is…

Between 2004 and 2006, EJ Major undertook a mail art project which involved taking a screenshot of each second of the film Last Tango in Paris and from each one printing a single postcard.

Questioning Documentary Narrative, Others’ Stories, Golden Thread Gallery

Others’ Stories collates artists’ exploration of documentary narrative. When people verbally interact, dialogue can go beyond oral communication via facial expressions and body language.

Bridget Riley: Colour, Stripes, Planes & Curves, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

Bridget Riley is one of Britain’s best-known artists. Since the mid-1960s she has been celebrated for her optically vibrant paintings which actively engage the viewer’s sensations and perceptions.

Ingrid Calame, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

The Fruitmarket’s summer exhibition of work by American artist Ingrid Calame whose beautifully-coloured, intricate drawings and paintings have a specific, if abstracted relationship to the world.

Shifting Identities, Entanglement: the Ambivalence of Identity, Iniva

In the back streets of Shoreditch you’ll find the Rivington Place building. Upon entering the black façade, you’ll find yourself inside Iniva, an institute that supports the debate of diversity in society.

Welcome to the Real World, Peering Sideways, Project Space Leeds

Peering Sideways consists of three new exhibitions at PSL. The title suggests at once that the viewer is encouraged to look askance at the familiar and hints at the artist-peers taking part in the show.

Bold Tendencies, Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park

The immediate appeal of Bold Tendencies, particularly on a sunny day, irrespective of what the art is like, especially if you haven’t been before, is to visit the venue.

Opening Tomorrow, International Print Biennale, Various Venues, Newcastle

Showing the best in international and British printmaking, the International Print Biennale is a programme of shows, activities and symposium across Newcastle and the North East.

Nedko Solakov, All in Order, with Exceptions, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Ikon presents the first major exhibition in the UK of Nedko Solakov in Cherven Briag. All in Order, with Exceptions is a chronological survey of Solakov’s practice, an amalgamation of four selections.

An Unending Series of Connections, Lost in Lace, Gas Hall, BMAG, Birmingham

Lost in Lace is the first show programmed through the Craft Council’s biennial Fifty:Fifty scheme, through which the Crafts Council co-funds and co-produces an exhibition with a partner organisation.

Equality, Accessibility, Availability, Doug Jones, Caeteris Paribus, ASC

Doug Jones’s new series of work revolve around issues of equality, accessibility and availability. Jones’ show Caeteris Paribus weaves together experiences of personal failure of involvement in public events.

I Can’t Go On. I’ll Go On, Ursula Burke, PS2 Project Space, Belfast

PS² is a gallery dedicated to platforming projects of an experimental socio-political nature. The exhibition by renowned artist, Ursula Burke I can’t go on. I’ll go on confirms the gallery’s vision.

Expanded Self-Portraiture, This Unfolds, Ffotogallery

This Unfolds is a milestone in Ffotogallery’s Wish You Were Here programme, which sees them oscillate between their HQ at Penarth’s Turner House and Dairy, as part of a space-sharing arrangement.

Alternative Delights, Branchage Film Festival, Various Locations, Jersey

If you’ve got a boat it is feasible to sail across to France for dinner and be back in time for supper. For those of us that don’t there’s another reason to visit Jersey at this time of year; Branchage Film Festival.

Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive, Towner, Eastbourne

Susie MacMurray, Brendan Jamison, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Jill Townsley, Claire Morgan and Henry Seaton produce work that challenges the belief that repetition is purely a means to an end or a device.

Maybe We’ll Be Soldiers, Gawain Barnard, Ffotogallery

This summer, Ffotogallery turns the spotlight onto new photographic and lens-based media work in Wales. In a series of exhibitions and events across two spaces, Turner House, Penarth and The Dairy.

Out of the Dark Room, PhotoIreland 2011, Various Locations, Dublin

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural edition, the Photo Ireland Festival returned to Dublin in 2011 with a bolstered programme and the duration doubled from two weeks to a month.

Opens Today | Briefly Yours | Maria & Natalia Petschatnikov | WAGNER + PARTNER | Berlin

There are some things we only own for a while, without even noticing it. Following on from the acclaimed installation Sidewalk (2009) WAGNER + PARTNER…

Shift | The Arts University College Bournemouth Postgraduate Show Opens Today

Opening today, the highly anticipated Arts University College at Bournemouth postgraduate show features graduates from fine art, photography, graphic design, and many more, runs until…

The Fragile Beauty of Existence | Mathilde Rosier: Necklace of Fake Teeth | Camden Arts Centre | London

Text by Matt Swain Camden Arts Centre hosts the first solo exhibition in the UK by French artist Mathilde Rosier (b. 1973). Renowned for creating…

Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Postmodernism | V&A | London

Text by Matt Swain This display, which is a forerunner for the V&A’s forthcoming exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990, explores photographs that make reference…

Last Week | Haegue Yang & Felix Gonzalez-Torres | The Sea Wall | Arnolfini | Bristol

Text by Regina Papachlimitzou Setting the haunting installations of Berlin-based Korean artist Haegue Yang against the shimmering undulations of the work of late Cuban artist…

Ryan Gander: Locked Room Scenario | Londonnewcastle Depot | London

Text by Charles Danby There were momentary points of sensory poetic and visual intrigue within Ryan Gander’s Locked Room Scenario, the optical slightness of a…

Mario Merz: What is To Be Done? | Henry Moore Institute | Leeds.

Text by Daniel Potts In Mario Merz’s (b.1925) first solo exhibition in the UK for nearly 30 years, What is To Be Done? presents 12…

Science Vs. Self | See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception | Work Gallery | London.

Text by Karla Evans There is no question to the relentless speed at which technology and science are evolving; it appears in the palms of…

Home, Sweet Home? Bristol & West: Photography by Martin Parr | M Shed | Bristol

Text by Bethany Rex Based in a converted 1950s goods shed, M Shed will exhibit a major retrospective of Martin Parr’s work, shown in Bristol…

Radical Individualism | Callum Morton: In Memoriam | Heide Museum of Modern Art | Melbourne

Text by Emily Bour “This isn’t the right place, why are we at a funeral home?” To have driven the 30 minutes to go to…

Spires and Squires | FLOW | Oxford Canal.

In 2008, the Department for Culture Media and Sport announced the Cultural Olympiad. A four year programme of cultural activity, it includes national and local…

Construction | Destruction | Nostalgia | Memory of a Hope | Ceri Hand Gallery | Liverpool

Text by Kenn Taylor Devised with gallery artist Matthew Houlding, this exhibition at Ceri Hand Gallery draws on a key text by Henri Lefebvre and…

The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London.

Text by Lyndon Ashmore At first glance the exact shape of things to come suggested by the sculptures included in this exhibition can seem disparate…

Documenting the Political: Belfast Photo Festival, Various Venues.

Text by Angela Darby The Belfast Photo Festival is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. The organisers have managed to encompass a large…

The Ethereal & Concrete: Structure & Material, Spike Island, Bristol.

Text by Regina Papachlimitzou Structure & Material brings together three artists who, although engaging in distinctly different sculptural practices, share a similar preoccupation with the…

Profundity & Play: Anish Kapoor: Flashback, Edinburgh College of Art.

Text by Colin Herd Following on from its first incarnation at Manchester Art Gallery in the spring, Anish Kapoor’s touring Arts Council-funded mini-retrospective Flashback is…

Lyrical Images of Life by the Sea: Sea Creatures, Joseph Bellows Gallery, San Diego.

Sea Creatures, an exhibition featuring work from Joni Sternbach, Dana Montlack and Liz Lantz, examines life above, below and around the sea. Featuring tintype portraits…

New Cinematic Experiences: Screen Arts Festival: Picturehouse Cinemas, Nationwide.

The Screen Arts Festival, a brand new cross arts initiative organised by Picturehouse Cinemas, opens this summer. Showcasing a wide range of arts content…

A World-Class City of Bad Taste: Patrick Dalton Explores London’s Darker Side

Understanding and exploring the role of street photography as an agent for social reflection and expression is now more important than ever. However, the dissemination…

Unpicking the Social Language of Music: A Fire in the Master’s House is Set, Chapter, Cardiff.

Text by Luke Healey A Fire in the Master’s House is Set, named after a lyric that is repeated hypnotically throughout Rage Against the Machine’s…