Adam Ross

In the thrilling debut novel, Mr Peanut by Adam Ross, reality twists and turns as the past collides with the present.

For Mountain, Sand and Sea

Marc Rees transforms a Welsh town into a stage, unveiling and exploring the charms and stories of this seaside community through a creative trajectory.

Fiona Bradley

Since 2003, Fiona Bradley has been the Director of Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery. She emphasises the importance of new work in the context of a consistent and developing artistic practice.

Beautiful Kate

Humanising forbidden love, with breathtaking cinematography, Beautiful Kate explores the effects of place, isolation and burgeoning sexualities.

Jonathan Wateridge

Jonathan Wateridge’s latest show opens at All Visual Artists. It depicts scenes from an imaginary film creating interplay between narratives of fact and fiction.

Jerwood Contemporary Makers

Challenging the traditional notions of craft through design intervention, the new wave of DIY raises the bar for contemporary making.

Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera

Exposed is a compelling survey of 250 works that tackles subjects both iconic and taboo, questioning the ambiguity of surveillance and voyeurism.

BIG GIRLS: LARGE-SCALE WORKS BY WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Big Girls: Large Format Photographs by Women Photographers recently opened in NYC, featuring a variety of compelling large-format photographs by women artists. On view from…

Johan Grimonprez at the Fruitmarket in Edinburgh

Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez was propelled to international prominence when his highly acclaimed one-hour video Dial H-I-S-T-0-R-Y, a smart, visually complex and imaginatively compelling cultural…

From Tehran to London: New Painting from Iran

The noise and bustle of Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport at five in the morning is a little overwhelming, especially after six peaceful hours snoozing…

DREAMLANDS at the Pompidou

One of the most engaging shows this summer, Dreamlands recently opened at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The show considers, for the first time, the…

Sensitivity Questioned at the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center

Jean Luc Blanc, Gregory Crewdson, Jim Drain, Ryan McGinley, Michael Robinson, Daniel Silver, Daniel Subkoff, Stephen Sutcliffe, Scott Treleaven, Dimitrios Antonitsis, Christos Delidimos, Kostas Bassanos…

Untitled (Tube Map) by Barbara Kruger

Internationally renowned, American artist, Barbara Kruger (b.1945) is the latest creative talent to design the new Pocket Tube Map cover. Kruger uses the language of…

Marina Abramović: Personal Archaeology

Marina Abramović (born in 1946 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia), is without question one of the most important artists of our time. She was awarded the Golden…

Mark Wallinger at carlier | gebauer as part of Gallery Weekend Berlin

Mark Wallinger opens tomorrow in Berlin as part of Gallery Weekend with new works. This is the artist’s fourth show at carlier | gebauer. The…

THE CONCISE DICTIONARY OF DRESS OPENS TODAY

The Concise Dictionary of Dress is probably one of the most fascinating installations on right now in London. Combining two of my favourite topics art…

Video Art At Its Best: Johanna Billing at Modern Art Oxford

Swedish artist, Johanna Billing’s videos reflect routine, rehearsal and ritual with an emphasis on the fragility of individual performance and the power of collective experience…

Secret Cinema

In both work and pleasure, there is a sentiment that audiences are looking for more. Today’s entertainment is about the immersive, interactive experience.

Sony World Photography Awards 2010 Winners Announced

Last night, the winners were announced for the Sony World Photography Awards 2010 for the professional category, Italian photographer, Tommaso Ausili wins L’Iris d’Or and…

A Review of Emerging Painters this spring at Jerwood Space

Yesterday, the fourth and final Jerwood Contemporary Painters exhibition opened at the Jerwood Space in London with great acclaim. This innovative and varied exhibition provides…

Dorothy Bohm: A World Observed 1940 – 2010

The first major retrospective of the London-based photographer Dorothy Bohm, A World Observed 1940 – 2010, will open this April at Manchester Art Gallery. Bohm…

Light, Architecture and Experience

Feelings Are Facts, opened earlier this month at The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) and continues until 20 June. This exhibition marks the first…

Andrew Porter

In conversation with Andrew Porter.

Justine Kilkerr

In Advice for Strays, Kilkerr challenges our perceptions of reality and presents a case study on coping with mental illness.

Without Warning

Napier’s second novel is a terrifying thriller about the consequences of digging up mysterious secrets from the past.

Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

Mengiste’s debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze is a fraught and tender portrayal of a land ravaged by revolution.

Sunshine State

A dystopian novel set in the near future, Sunshine State explores the effect of our actions, including the war in Iraq and environmental issues.

Ai Weiwei: So Sorry

Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most controversial contemporary artists. His activism and art has even led him to suffer at the hands of China’s secret police.

Rachel Whiteread: Drawings

Whiteread is well known for her sculpture and for being the first woman to win the Turner Prize, in 1993. She has said: “My drawings are a diary of my work.”

Photography: A Cultural History

Marien traces the steps from daguerreotype to digital with zeal looking at portraiture, documentary, war, mass market, advertising and art photography.

The Daredevil Christopher Wright

The sound is rich in nostalgia, wrapped up tight with representational lyrics. It seems The Daredevil Christopher Wright are writing songs about all our experiences.

Phosphorescent

Here’s to Taking it Easy is filled with laidback folk melodies that move from the ebullient to the soulful, both joyful and emotive.

Ralfe Band

Together, Bunny and the Bull and the Original Soundtrack make com­plete sense. The film, from the director of The Mighty Boosh, is a road movie set entirely in a flat.

jj

jj produce clear-cut songs that have a definitive vision resulting in a sense of calm and clarity. Because of their unique sound, it’s hard to draw comparisons.

Songdog

Lyndon Morgan has several strings to his bow including being an award-winning poet, which shows in the lyrics, exploring love, loss, life and the poignancy of time.

Caribou

Dan Snaith is Caribou, and his aim to create “dance music that sounds like it’s made out of water rather than metallic stuff” has been realised in Swim.

The Postmarks

Striking your eardrums from the word “go”, Memoirs at the End of the World is a cinematic multi-instrumental dream, but with three core band members, how much of this huge sound is a collaboration?

Can a Soundtrack Take a Band to the Top?

Whether it’s a single song from an album, or the creation of an entire score, film soundtracks can have a massive impact on the careers of those involved.

Musical Journeys: from Pop to Opera

Rufus Wainwright’s first opera Prima Donna moved to London in 2010 to begin its international tour at Sadler’s Wells.

Tom Trevor

Having worked as an artist, musician, television producer, lecturer and independent curator, Trevor is well versed in bringing different art forms together.

Artists’ Films Take on Mainstream Cinema

Spring 2010 saw leading visual artists’ work enter UK cinemas in subversive and playful ways, to a diverse audience.

Dogtooth

Lanthimos’ provocative film displays one father’s inexplicable subversion of his children’s world through interrupted story-telling and macabre humour.

Photography & the Pervasive Influence

CONTACT, the world’s largest festival of photography, opened in 2010 in Toronto. 2010’s theme explores how photography is stimulating the unprecedented change in the way we communicate.

Stuart Semple

Semple is known for his wry social commentary through his colour injected works. In 2010, he opened his new show, The Happy House, at Morton Metropolis.

Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present is the first major retrospective of the groundbreaking performance artist, which opened in spring 2010 at MoMA.

Non-Conformist Soviet Art from the 1980s

Glasnost, a new show opened at Haunch of Venison which looked at how artists challenged the social and political in the 1980s, and the legacies that remain today.

The Scouting Book For Boys in Cinemas Now

The Scouting Book For Boys is in Cinemas now. Winning, Best British Newcomer at The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival in 2009, and the…

MAX MARA ART PRIZE FOR WOMEN IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WHITECHAPEL 2010 WINNER ANNOUNCED

Andrea Büttner (b. 1972, Germany) was announced as the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women last night. Büttner lives and works in…

Final Weeks of the Marcus Coates Show at Milton Keynes Gallery

Marcus Coates’ new show Psychopomp, which open at Milton Keynes Gallery in January has been picked up several plaudits along the way with Richard Dorment…

A Positive View, Landmark Photographic Exhibition, Somerset House, London

The third edition of this fully curated, museum-scale photographic show at Somerset House will bring together more than 100 rare and signed vintage works across almost a century of photography.