Designs for Small Spaces

The modernist concentration on the design of an abstract yet integrated space has been replaced by the post-modern reaction, which pays closer attention to small scale design and its meaning.

Comfort and Joy: A Novel

After a telling dinner party, in which everyone seems to have some sort of awakening and massive revelation, Clara’s life changes once again.

I Still Dream About You

Set in Alabama, the novel reveals what it is like to overcome the shadows of a country’s past whilst also adoring the place you consider “home.”

Bar Balto

This new work is a gripping whodunnit focused around the death of the town’s bar owner. Everyone has a reason to dislike Joël Morvier and no one is shy about offering opinions.

Rula Jebreal

Rula Jebreal is an award-winning journalist who specialises in foreign affairs and immigration rights issues.

Inconvenient Spoof

A new theatre company challenges the idea of a cultural hierarchy and aspires to make work that is intelligent and provocative without being exclusive.

Truth & Lies on the Road to Nashville

In How to Read the Air, Dinaw Mengestu explores family relationships and one man’s need to reinvent the past, present and future to deal with his memories.

Gregory and the Hawk

Gregory and the Hawk’s new album does not invite easy comparison, yet there is something eerily familiar about it.

Paul Smith

The Maxïmo Park front man already has an enigmatic character, an art-rocker who reads poetry and that type of thing.

White Noise Sound

The beauty of this album is that it’s stylised with up-tempo tracks. There’s constant energy even when the music drifts into more cosmic places.

Brian Eno

Having collaborated with almost everybody active in the progressive music scene since the 1970s, Brian Eno has joined forces with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams for his latest creation.

Caro Snatch

Til You’re No Longer Blinkered is a collection of experimental tracks combining spoken word, operatic melodies and a fiery mindset.

Ensemble

A bilingual gem of an album, Excerpts is the latest offering from Montreal-based songwriter and composer, Olivier Alary, the man behind Ensemble.

French Horn Rebellion

We caught up with French Horn Rebellion to chat about their learning curve, influences and the cinematic storytelling that culminated in their first album.

Electronic Memories in Music

Imagine if that old games console in the attic could play you a tune. Chiptune music takes its inspiration – and its source material – from the unlikeliest of sources, and is creating its own superstars.

Alan Haydon

Alan Haydon has been Director and Chief Executive of the De La Warr Pavilion for the past 10 years.

The Fish Child

Set in Buenos Aires, The Fish Child is the story of a clandestine romance. Two young girls in love hatch a plan to return to Lake Ypoá in Paraguay to live together.

White Material

The latest feature film from Claire Denis focuses on Africa and depicts a former French colony. There is revolution – the army against a band of rebels, fuelled by the provocative allegations of a radio DJ.

Shed Your Tears And Walk Away

Jez Lewis’ documentary explores the underbelly of the quaint tourist town, Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire.

The Maid (La Nana)

Sebastián Silva’s second feature is a sweetly comic take on the role of domestic servant within a household.

Hideaway (Le Refuge)

Ozon’s latest offering, Le Refuge, refutes his categorisation as an enfant terrible of French cinema and is distinctly more art-house than the shocking Sitcom.

Erasing David

In Erasing David, David Bond attempts to “disappear” from society for 30 days without leaving a trail of records and data with which he can be traced.

Make Your Film: Part Two

How to get your film out there: Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance Festival, offers top tips to help promote your film.

Making Shorts in Today’s Film Culture

The results for the Aesthetica Short Film Competition 2010 have been announced. The finalists have their say on what it takes to make a great short and how that fits within the landscape of cinema today.

Crossing the Great Divide

Gilles de Beauchêne creates interplay between the world of fine art photography and advertising in an attempt to make those worlds co-exist.

Beyond the Definition of Pop Art

Defying the label of Pop Artist, David Spiller’s latest offering at Beaux-Arts, London, uses colour, form and familiar icons to conjure up memories of the past.

This Must Be the Place

David Campany, has brought together an international range of artists who are making work in a variety of forms, in the latest show to open at Jerwood Space.

Contemporary Greek Sculpture

Humanist Connections in Disconnected Histories: Looking for Discourse in the Work of Jannis Kounellis, Vlassis Caniaris, Kostis Velonis and Rallou Panagiotou.

Mechanisms of Expression

The Royal Academy’s winter 2010 exhibition surveyed the changing role of fashion within the context of wider identity formation.

Filmmaker Series – Q&A with Finalists from the Aesthetica Short Film Competition

To celebrate the launch of the Aesthetica Shorts 2011 DVD, there is a feature on the nature of short films and a discussion of the…

Re-visualising the cinematic: Angela Bulloch at Simon Lee Gallery

Angela Bulloch’s (b. 1966) Discrete Manifold Whatsoever opened early this autumn in London at Simon Lee Gallery, marking her first solo exhibition in the UK…

Art & Architecture – The Wider Debate – Interview with Carson Chan

Looking at the wider definitions of architecture, Marcin Szczelina chats with Carson Chan, co-director of PROGRAM in Berlin. To continue the debate, read the current…

The Democracy of Hunger at Open Show Studio, Athens

By Stephanie Bailey Taking over Sofia Touboura’s independent project space, Open Show Studio, for a one week programme of live poster painting sessions, sound performances…

Who are you? Where are you going?

Review by Jenny Thompson Answering these two questions initially seems easy. However, if we consider our social and emotional histories, we begin to uncover a…

The Manchester Contemporary 2010: Q&A with Director John Dare

For 2010 the second edition of The Manchester Contemporary (28 -31 October) continues to harnesses cutting-edge and critically engaged contemporary art in the North West…

Review: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010, A Foundation Liverpool

By Kenn Taylor Bloomberg New Contemporaries is an open-submission showcase for art students and recent graduates, which takes emerging artists and their works out of…

Gallery Update: TOM WESSELMANN at Haunch of Venison, London

TOM WESSELMANN: Works 1958–2004 opened earlier this month in London at Haunch of Venison, marking the most extensive exhibition of his work to date in…

Art & the Owner

In the early 20th century, Duchamp posed the question of ownership in art and yet despite all the ensuing discussions surrounding postmodernism, authorship and everything…

Liverpool Biennial Round-Up 2010

By Kenn Taylor The Liverpool Biennial, now in its sixth incarnation, is the largest festival of contemporary art in the UK. It’s a huge undertaking…

Q&A with Simon Oldfield, Director of the Simon Oldfield Gallery, London

The Simon Oldfield Gallery opened in Covent Garden earlier this year and with an exciting exhibition programme, the gallery offers a platform for emerging artists…

Marina Abramović in London

I know that you’re not supposed to have favourites, but Marina Abramović, really is one of my favourite contemporary artists today, which is a paradox…

Polly Samson

In conversation with Polly Samson.

Martin Eder: The Pale Dance

Martin Eder has an interesting place in the art world. Using watercolour as his medium Eder is something of a maverick.

Contemporary Asian Art

This new compendium provides a critical reference on contemporary Asian art, surveying art created in Asia or by Asian artists from the 1990s onwards.

Hannah Wilke

In this collection, Nancy Princenthal not only presents a comprehensive survey of the Wilke’s oeuvre but also uncovers the rhetoric behind the artist’s work.

Look at the Birdie

Including 14 previously unpublished stories that Vonnegut wrote in the 1950s, Look at the Birdie provides insight into the early development of Vonnegut’s style.

Operation Napoleon

Operation Napoleon is a intriguing novel, bleak and harsh in its description of cold, military narratives.

The Interrogative Mood

The Interrogative Mood is a remarkable book. Com­posed entirely of questions, the premise seems arbitrary yet it is astonishingly insightful.

Refracted Dreams in the New World

In The End, Scibona presents a powerful discourse on the realities of being an immigrant in a country where hopes and dreams can fast turn to poverty and loss.

The Thrill of It All

Forced Entertainment’s reconciles the conflict between performer and performance, using movement and sound to reveal the rusted mechanics of theatre.