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Portraits from the pandemic: Taylor Wessing prize winners – in pictures

This year’s Taylor Wessing photography prize focused on the way we’ve coped during Covid-19 – and featured an all-female winners list for the first timeAlys Tomlinson wins Taylor Wessing photography prize Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Culture, Art and design, Awards and prizes, Exhibitions, National Portrait Gallery, Tomlinson, Taylor Wessing, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize


Pavement Picassos: the locked-down artists showing work in their windows

Galleries are closed due to Covid – so a group of artists have taken to displaying their work from their houses for passersby. Our writer takes to the streetsIt is not a good time for art lovers. The second lockdown has closed galleries once more – I’m imagining portraits waiting moodily in the National Gallery in London to be admired again; Van Gogh’s sunflowers wilting further – and so it is not a good time for artists.Artists Walk is an initiative that aims to improve that state of affairs. I...
Tags: Art, London, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, National Gallery, Van Gogh, Picasso, Rosha Nutt, Holly Collier


'We have lost a limb': Azu Nwagbogu, the visionary curator bringing African art home

From helping photographers capture the Nigerian protests to exhibiting during a pandemic, the director of LagosPhoto festival has had his work cut out. Now he wants to fight ‘afro-pessimism’ and the posturing around Black Lives MatterWhen I first spoke to Azu Nwagbogu, the recent protests against police brutality in his native Nigeria had just entered their second week. The curator was upbeat, describing them as “an incredible awakening”. A week later, when we made contact again, he sounded more...
Tags: Art, Photography, Nigeria, Africa, Race, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Festivals, Identity politics, Exhibitions, Lagos, Lekki, Azu Nwagbogu


Tracey Emin on her cancer: 'I will find love. I will have exhibitions. I will enjoy life'

As she recovers from a brutal summer of cancer treatment, Tracey Emin takes us round her new show – and imagines spending the next 30 years painting in her pyjamas to the sound of birdsong‘I am so lucky,” says Tracey Emin as we stand in the grand galleries of the Royal Academy. I can tell, from her brown eyes, that she’s smiling beneath her face mask. As we roam rooms painted moody blue for her new exhibition, in which her paintings, bronzes and neons are juxtaposed with the oils and watercolour...
Tags: Health, Art, England, London, Smoking, Cancer, Society, Culture, Art and design, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibitions, Michigan, Biden, Munch, Edvard Munch, Tracey Emin


Come together: images of unity at Photo Vogue festival 2020 – in pictures

From mothers and brothers to imagined lives both past and future, this year’s edition of the Italian festival explores the theme All In This Together Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Society, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Exhibitions, Photo Vogue


Strap-ons, style and self-invention: Zanele Muholi – review

Tate Modern, London With provocative images of lesbian empowerment and gender play, the photographer celebrates the resilience, style and creativity of South Africa’s queer communityA woman clasping her hands over her jockey shorts, protecting her privacy in the aftermath of rape. The long scar running down her leg is evidence of an even earlier assault. In another image, hospital bracelets tether their wearer to the hate crime that led them here – rape, assault, GBH. These jolts, from Zanele Mu...
Tags: Art, Photography, Gender, Activism, Africa, Society, Culture, South Africa, Art and design, Sexuality, Exhibitions, Tate Modern, Zanele Muholi, Tate Modern London With


Bruce Nauman: 'Jasper Johns poured me a few bourbons – and my legs gave way'

He is a titan of the artworld whose work can be savage, prescient or slapstick. Ahead of a major show, the US artist looks back on studio stunts and liquid lunches with legendsBruce Nauman is telling me a story from his childhood. “I had a friend in high school who was a little bit of a loner,” says the artist, speaking by phone from New York. “If someone hit him with a snowball when we were walking to school, he wouldn’t just throw a snowball back, he’d attack. He’d get ’em down on the ground a...
Tags: Art, New York, London, Video Art, US, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Exhibitions, Tate Modern, Performance art, Jasper Johns, Nauman, Bruce Nauman


Are your eyes playing tricks? The early work of Olivo Barbieri – in pictures

The Italian photographer shot the everyday – from cars in the suburbs to stacks of watermelons. Yet somehow his images make you question reality... Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Photography, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Exhibitions, Olivo Barbieri, Art and design books


West African portrait photography - in pictures

Post-colonial west African portrait photography is celebrated in a show bringing together the work of some of the region’s most important photographers, including Sanlé Sory, Rachidi Bissiriou, Malick Sidibé and Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou.Tête à Têtes - West African Portraiture from Independence into the 21st Century is at David Hill Gallery 18 September to 27 November Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Africa, Culture, Art and design, Mali, Exhibitions, Burkina Faso, Benin, Sanlé Sory Rachidi Bissiriou Malick Sidibé, Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou Tête, David Hill Gallery


Wild plants of Barbados illustrated on plantation ledgers – in pictures

Artist Annalee Davis was walking in fields once used for sugarcane in her Barbados homeland when she spotted unfamiliar plants. “I was taught to see them as weeds but now I understand their value offering biodiversity to exhausted land and their historical use in bush medicine.” Davis started pressing and using specially mixed Victorian paint to draw these plants on old plantation ledger pages. Colonialism wiped out Barbados’s biodiversity in the 17th century by replacing local vegetation with t...
Tags: Art, Environment, Americas, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Drawing, Plants, Davis, Colonialism, Exhibitions, Barbados, Annalee Davis, Haarlem Artspace Derbyshire


Aerial views of London: then and now – in pictures

Marking the 15-year anniversary of the New London Architecture galleries, the Changing Face of London revisits its 2005 exhibition to capture the transformation of the city’s famous landmarks. Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes talks us through his imagesI have been photographing aerial views over London from helicopters for more than 25 years. I first flew in the capital when I was 22, and looking at images from then it is incredible how much some areas have changed.We normally fly at an altitude...
Tags: London, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Battersea, Jason Hawkes, Changing Face of London


Forbidden fruits: the festival images you (almost) didn't see – in pictures

Photo Basel was cancelled in June due to the pandemic – but here’s a fresh chance to see arresting shots of sweaty kisses and socialist villages which will be showing in Berlin instead Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Germany, Berlin, World news, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Basel


Auf wiedersehen, techno: Berlin's banging Berghain club reborn as a gallery

With nightlife in limbo due to Covid-19, the legendary temple of techno has reinvented itself as art gallery – with works by Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson, Wolfgang Tillmans and moreInside a disused power station in east Berlin, a red-and-white buoy is bobbing mid-air, swooping six metres up and six metres down in rhythm to imaginary waves. The artist who had the idea to hang it there, Julius von Bismarck, has connected an automated pulley system via sensors to a real buoy in the Atlantic Ocean, ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Germany, Berlin, World news, Culture, Art and design, Installation, Exhibitions, Electronic Music, Clubbing, Atlantic Ocean, Berghain Berlin, Sound Art, Tacita Dean Olafur Eliasson Wolfgang Tillmans


Basque to the future: innovative images from Getxophoto 2020 – in pictures

From virtual reality shoots to politically-charged collages, Getxophoto festival exhibits photographer’s work using striking outdoor displaysGetxophoto takes place in Getxo, Basque Country, near Bilbao, until 27 September Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Spain, World news, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Bilbao, Getxo Basque Country


The people of Soweto by David Goldblatt - in pictures

In the early 1970s, the acclaimed South African photographer documented the residents of the township. These portraits form part of Goldblatt’s first major solo exhibition in London since 1986, now showing at the Goodman Gallery. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, Africa, World news, Culture, South Africa, Art and design, Exhibitions, Soweto, David Goldblatt, Goldblatt, Goodman Gallery Continue


Sinatra swinging, Hepburn swimming: Terry O’Neill’s most celebrated images – in pictures

The first retrospective show since the death of the celebrated photographer is full of striking shots of performers at their most outrageousTerry O’Neill: Every Picture Tells a Story is at Maddox Gallery, Gstaad, Switzerland, until 29 August Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Music, Celebrity, Film, Life and style, World news, Culture, Art and design, David Bowie, Elton John, Exhibitions, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Serge Gainsbourg


Ship drawing sheds new light on Amsterdam's role in slave trade

Print of the Beeckestijn, now identified as a slave ship, forms part of Amsterdammers and Slavery exhibitionThe only known contemporaneous drawing of a Dutch West India Company slave ship from the early 1700s in which more than 1,000 people died has been identified and is being exhibited as part of a wider attempt by the city of Amsterdam to reckon with its past.The Beeckestijn transported about 4,600 slaves from the African west coast to the Dutch colonies of Suriname and St Eustatius over seve...
Tags: World news, Art and design, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Slavery, Exhibitions, South America, Caribbean, Black Lives Matter Movement, Suriname, St Eustatius, Dutch West India Company, Beeckestijn


Three Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Attend Trade Shows

Trade shows are available for most, if not all, industries. As an annual event providing the most up-to-date information available about industry topics and an opportunity for companies to meet potential clients and display their latest catalog, trade shows are an integral part of the industry calendar. You might think that trade shows are only for market leaders, but attending a trade show as a small business can be hugely beneficial. Here are three reasons why you should attend trade shows as...
Tags: Startups, Marketing, Trade, Exhibitions, Others, Trade Show, Education Trade


Pompeii Live: they didn't see catastrophe coming – and neither did we

Available onlineThe British Museum has resurrected its blockbuster show about the deadly volcanic eruption. In the age of coronavirus, it’s more chilling and vital than everThe best arts and entertainment during self-isolationIn AD 79, a society that thought it was modern, sophisticated and fully in control of its destiny was taught otherwise by nature. Sounds familiar? The eruption of Vesuvius that overwhelmed Pompeii, Herculaneum and many villas dotted around the Bay of Naples caught the Roman...
Tags: Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Museums, Archaeology, Exhibitions, British Museum, Pompeii, Bay Of Naples, Herculaneum, Pompeii Herculaneum


This way for brain tingles: ASMR gets a shiver-inducing exhibition

From cucumber-crunchers to cranial exams, YouTube is full of ASMRtists provoking the strangely pleasurable autonomous sensory meridian response. Now they’ve got their own euphoric museum showSome whisper gently into the microphone, while tapping their nails along the spine of a book. Others take a bar of soap and slice it methodically into tiny cubes, letting the pieces clatter into a plastic tray. There are those who dress up as doctors and pretend to perform a cranial nerve exam, and the ones ...
Tags: Psychology, Art, Science, Technology, Sweden, Youtube, Video Art, Painting, Life and style, Society, World news, Anxiety, Culture, Art and design, Alternative Medicine, Health & wellbeing


Cancelled culture: at-home substitutes for major theatre, art and music events

The Observer’s critics offer creative alternatives to major forthcoming gigs, concerts, shows and exhibitions that have been postponed or called offCancelled: Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Alternative: Charli XCX’s Self-Isolation IG Livestream (Instagram) It’s hard to know how long CXCX will continue with her top-notch series of daily livestreams, in which she’s played at talkshow host, communing with collaborators Christine and the Queens, Rita Ora and Kim Petras, or working out with Diplo. But ...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Comedy, Theatre, Dance, Culture, Art and design, Charli Xcx, Exhibitions, Christine, Kim Petras, Queens Rita Ora


Was the Millennium Dome really so bad? The inside story of a (not so) total disaster

Even before it opened, the Dome had become a byword for failure. But two decades on, it could be time for a reassessment. By Imogen West-KnightsThe first inhabited place on Earth to ring in the year 2000 was probably the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. As dancers on the beaches welcomed the dawn of the millennium, on the other side of the planet, in Greenwich, final preparations were underway for the opening ceremony of the Millennium Dome. This was the night when the first 10,000 specially i...
Tags: UK, London, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Moscow, Tony Blair, Exhibitions, Greenwich, Kiribati, Stratford, Pacific Island, Red Square, Dome, Millennium Dome


'Plastic is political': upcycled art exposes Australia’s fraught relationship with waste

As millions of tonnes of rubbish are shipped offshore, artists across south-east Asia are sending some of it back Prawiro is one of the last rice farmers in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. And he’s worried about his future. A flotsam of plastic has engulfed the nearby river, making access to clean water near impossible. No water means no rice.Further north, plastic debris in the Citarum River has wiped out more than 60% of the fish population. Many out-of-work fishers have been forced to take up jobs as ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, UK, Indonesia, Australia, Environment, US, Australia news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Exhibitions, Perth, Western Australia, Plastics, Yogyakarta Indonesia


Famous for 15 minutes! My week living as Andy Warhol

As an artist and a celebrity, Warhol changed the world. But what really went on behind those shades? Ahead of Tate’s epic show, our writer unleashes his inner AndyI am in agony. I’m sitting at home wearing a Breton top and a pair of shades, my hair freshly bleached, my belly swollen and sore. Perhaps that’s because I have just eaten five tins of Campbell’s condensed cream of mushroom soup. Why would anyone do that? Well, I’m trying to live like Andy Warhol, the pop artist who died in the 1980s b...
Tags: Art, Celebrity, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Exhibitions, Tate Modern, Campbell, Tate, Breton, New York Warhol


Photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s “Artist Portraits from the 80’s” at Patrick Parrish Gallery

Mapplethorpe, Basquiat and their contemporaries, captured with intimate intensity With the innumerable retrospectives crisscrossing US museums, and foundations dedicating floor-upon-floor of wall space, one almost cannot escape the current societal obsession with artists from the ’80s. Amidst all the work of Basquiat, Warhol, Haring and their ilk, gallery-goers will still struggle to find women represented. Fascinating then, and valuable, is the exhibition Artist Portraits from …
Tags: Photography, Design, Exhibits, NYC, US, Culture, Photographers, Exhibitions, Portraits, Art Shows, Patrick Parrish Gallery, Photo Exhibits, Jeannette Montgomery Barron, Mapplethorpe Basquiat, Warhol Haring


“Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics” at NYC’s Japan Society

This centuries-old craft and its contemporary influence are on show at the learning center Designed by NYC-based architecture firm SO-IL, the Japan Society‘s Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics exhibition introduces audiences to folklorist and cultural anthropologist Chuzaburo Tanaka’s personal collection of vintage Japanese pieces along with contemporary garments by pioneers of Japanese fashion like Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, Issey Miyake, and Yohji Yamamoto. The presentation …
Tags: Art, Fashion, Japan, Design, NYC, Clothing, Collage, Sustainability, History, Shows, Culture, Museums, Craft, Exhibitions, Apparel, Japanese


'Hip, rebellious, even a bit sinister': how Andy Warhol made pop art fashion

As the Tate Modern prepares to open its new exhibition, a menswear expert – and Warhol superfan – explains why the artist continues to impact on personal style• Read more from the spring/summer 2020 edition of The Fashion, our biannual style supplement“Artists aren’t supposed to dress up and I’ll never look right anyway,” Andy Warhol utters in Bob Colacello’s fantastic biographical Holy Terror book. It’s ironic, given that when anyone talks about men having a sartorial uniform, I always think of...
Tags: Fashion, White House, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, Andy Warhol, Exhibitions, Warhol, Tate Modern, Levi, Bob Colacello


Experience Neri Oxman's Futuristic Approach to Ecology at MoMA

A new show dedicated to Neri Oxman's pioneering material explorations opened this week at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The MIT Media Lab professor and director of The Mediated Matter Group is known for coining the phrase "material ecology" to describe the way her work brings together materials science, digital fabrication, and organic design to produce techniques and objects informed by nature. The exhibition includes seven major projects created over the past 20 years in a mid-career r...
Tags: New York, Design, Exhibitions, Museum of Modern Art, Moma, MIT Media Lab, Museum of Modern Art New York, Neri Oxman, Oxman, Mediated Matter Group, Eric de Broche des Combes Luxigon


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A profile of a successful education system, international art news, paramedical tattooing and more The Mental Magic of Paramedical Tattoos Tattoos, though cosmetic in nature, have a diverse and longstanding history of significant purpose. For Eternal Ink Tattoo Studio owner Eric Catalano, an unexpected request led to a moment of discovery: while tattooing fingernails on a man that lost the tips of two fingers in …
Tags: Design, Education, Films, Spain, Furniture, Architecture, Exhibitions, Bollywood, Art Basel, Linkaboutit, Formafantasma, Link About It, Cyborgs, New Museum, Peter Saul, Art Basel Hong Kong


The Future Perfect’s Casa Perfect Los Angeles 3.0

An untouched architectural gem from 1971 transformed into a showcase for contemporary design A walk up the pathway to LA’s new Casa Perfect—an architecturally stunning showroom for art and design gallery The Future Perfect—hints at what will be inside. Lush foliage, with both California and Japanese influences, leads to a massive ’70s-style front door, crafted from elegant dark wood. Push one of the large vertical …
Tags: Japan, Design, California, La, Los Angeles, Furniture, Homes, Exhibitions, Interior Design, Furniture Design, Casa Perfect, David Alhadeff, The Future Perfect, Casa Perfect Los Angeles, Interior Designs