Mariah Robertson

Mariah Robertson

In the run-up to their landmark hosting of the Turner Prize 2011, Baltic, Newcastle, hosted American artist Mariah Robertson’s first solo exhibition.

The Redstone Book of the Eye

The Redstone Book of the Eye

Called “a compendium of visual surprise”, Julian Rothenstein’s collection of images is an interesting voyage of exploration.

See Yourself Sensing

See Yourself Sensing

Schwartzman has captured the present in this text. Exploring the relationship between the body, design and technology, the book is perplexing and provocative.

Contemporary Art: World Currents

Contemporary Art: World Currents

In this comprehensive guide, Terry Smith lays the groundwork for a new approach to contemporary art, emphasising its relationships to all aspects of life.

Wild Abandon

Wild Abandon

Set on a communal farm in Wales, Wild Abandon follows Kate and her younger brother Albert as they deal with the day-to-day struggles of living in a community outside the status quo.

The Night Circus

The Night Circus

A charming blend of fantasy and reality, Morgenstern has created a truly enchanting novel that is fiercely imaginative and cleverly developed.

The Artist of Disappearance

The Artist of Disappearance

Set in modern India, The Artist of Disappearance is a triptych of novel­las, referring to shadows of the past, drawing on India’s recent history as a backdrop

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Shen Wei Dance Arts presents Re-Triptych as part of the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival, bringing the sentiments of Asia to the West.

Brian Olive

Brian Olive

Two of Everything is an upbeat blend of funk, jazz, soul and psych, layered with rasping brass and syncopated drums.

Submotion Orchestra

Submotion Orchestra

Submotion Orchestra’s debut, Finest Hour, combines a sublime cinematic landscape providing a unique take on dubstep, soul and jazz.

The Voluntary Butler Scheme

The Voluntary Butler Scheme

The Voluntary Butler Scheme is the vehicle for Rob Jones, a singer-songwriter from Dudley. He accompanies himself, with help from friends and his mum.

Shimmering Stars

Shimmering Stars

With an old school rock-and-roll style sound and a wistful, California-dreamy quality, the music of Violent Hearts transports us to the era of the high school dance and dates at the drive-in.

Astrid Williamson

Astrid Williamson

The breathy, ethereal sounding vocals of singer-songwriter Astrid Williamson take centre-stage throughout Pulse – an album best listened to when in a reflective mood.

Roll the Dice

Roll the Dice

Having gained fans like Caribou and Kieran Hebden, Roll the Dice present an album that is intense and grand in its offering, with an overriding narrativeof urban exploration and experimentation.

FOUND

FOUND

FOUND began as an art collective, who played music at their exhibition openings. This experimental spirit carried through to factorycraft, recorded at Chemikal Underground’s own Chem 19 studio.

App Music

App Music

Tablets like the iPad are changing the way music is made – not only how it’s recorded, but how it’s released and marketed. We look at a real game-changer.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

From the director of The Fifth Element, Leon and Joan of Arc, Luc Besson’s latest offering The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec is a movie based on a comic of the same name by Jacques Tardi.

Countdown to Zero

Countdown to Zero

Lucy Walker’s documentary provides a terrifying insight into the world of nuclear weapons and offers a persuasive argument for disarmament.

Outside the Law

Outside the Law

Outside the Law is a controversial revisiting of Algeria’s struggle for independence through the eyes of three brothers who lose their home in Algeria.

Bomb It

Bomb It

Bomb It explores the high octane and politically charged world of graffiti and the street artists who feel compelled to make their mark in the world.

My Dog Tulip

My Dog Tulip

Ackerman’s dog, Queenie, came to represent the “ideal friend” who, as an openly gay writer in the 1950s, he was unable to find in the company of people.

No Limits

No Limits

This year’s Rencontres d’Arles boasts 60 exhibitions and is themed around connections to Mexico from the revolution through to the present day.

Infinity in Miniature

Infinity in Miniature

The first major UK retrospective of work by French artist, Charles Matton, presents his miniature enclosures containing painstakingly exact reflections of reality.

Manipulating Light

Manipulating Light

A major survey into the understanding of light in the context of physical space and object opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Unknown

Unknown

A Hitchcockian rollercoaster ride of blurred identities, cat-and-mouse pursuits and shifty characters who may not be what they seem.

Branchage

Branchage

Now in its fourth year, Jersey’s annual Film Festival opened in September 2011. Director, Xanthe Hamilton, told us what to expect that year.

The Politics of Sustenance

The Politics of Sustenance

The FACE Collection presents Investigations of a Dog. Using the analogy of a dog questioning the origins of food, the exhibition considers what sustains mankind in the 21st century.

Break My Fall

Break My Fall

Break My Fall, the feature film debut from Kanchi Wichmann, explores the underbelly of a group of twenty-somethings in East London.

Building Momentum

Building Momentum

Producing atmospheric works, Lara Jade is setting trends in the world of fashion, portraiture and commercial photography both in the UK and abroad.

A Survey of the Postmodern

A Survey of the Postmodern

With 20 years hindsight, the V&A’s autumn blockbuster is the first major show to survey the visual products from the postmodern era.