Art

Alien elements July 2014

Ewa Jasiewicz discusses the work of Joanna Rajkowska, whose public art highlights tensions in the public consciousness

Meanwhile in Bristol: temporary arts spaces January 2014

A scheme that allocated council-owned buildings for creative use has suffered under the cuts, reports Karen Dickenson

Tate’s left turn January 2014

Tate Liverpool has opened its doors to an exhibition devoted to the left. Danielle Child spoke to the gallery’s artistic director Francesco Manacorda

The people’s painter August 2013

Tate Britain’s L S Lowry exhibition seeks to rescue his work from the enormous condescension of the art world. Michael Calderbank spoke to co-curator Anne Wagner

Degenerates remembered January 2013

Ian Hunter looks at an exhibition and project remembering persecuted artist Kurt Schwitters

Call this art? December 2012

The Artist Placement Group brought artistic practice to British workplaces in the 1960s and 1970s. Janna Graham reviews a new exhibition of their work

Live art: In here or out there? October 2012

From oil tanks to magic forests, Andy Field considers some of the unlikely homes offered to live art

Manifesta 9: Genk October 2012

Jane Shallice reports from Manifesta in Genk, a biennial Europe-wide contemporary art exhibition which this year had a coal mining theme

Off with their heads! An interview with Martin Rowson December 2011

Red Pepper speaks to Martin Rowson about his 30-plus years as a scourge of the political establishment

Fox among the paintings November 2011

Daisy Jones takes aim at BBC4’s quixotic attempt to wrap modernist art in a union jack

The ladder of escape June 2011

Michael Calderbank considers utopian dreaming and political engagement in the Joan Miró exhibition at Tate Modern

AgiTate February 2011

The performances of art activists Liberate Tate are celebrated in a new postcard collection.

Banners high November 2010

Peter Lazenby reviews an exhibition of the work of Britain’s most important trade union banner maker

The art of protest September 2010

Gavin Grindon looks at convergences of the political and the aesthetic

The construction of (un)reality September 2010

James O'Nions reviews a compelling piece of invented history at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

This artist blows March 2009

The young British Muslim artist Sarah Maple has been at the centre of controversy since first bursting onto the art scene at the end of 2007. Interview by Anikka Weerasinghe

Pitmen painters February 2009

Six days a week they toiled down the mine, making art in their spare time after attending a Workers Education Association art appreciation class. The Ashington Group of miner-artists is the subject of a witty and wise play by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall, currently showing at the National Theatre, that has much to tell us about art, culture and the working class, writes Steve Platt

Pitmen painters January 2009

Six days a week they toiled down the mine, making art in their spare time after attending a Workers Education Association art appreciation class. The Ashington Group of miner-artists is the subject of a witty and wise play by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall, currently showing at the National Theatre, that has much to tell us about art, culture and the working class, writes Steve Platt

Drawing back the curtain October 2008

Wherever he has found himself - with the freedom fighters in the mountains of northern Iraq, as a prisoner in an Iranian jail, and now filling a whole room at the Imperial War Museum - Osman Ahmed has always gone on drawing. He spoke to Amanda Sebestyen about his passionate journey to make his art bear witness for the hidden people of Kurdistan

Big art and Perspex panels August 2008

From graffiti and street art to massive corporate-funded structures such as the Ebbsfleet Landmark (the size of the Statue of Liberty, twice as tall as Antony Gormley's Angel of the North), public art has never been more in vogue. Steve Platt, a reformed 'graffitist', surveys the artistic landscape





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