Against a dying light
The North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany has a cluster of cities that are obscenely well served by public modern art galleries.
This year's shortlist encompasses a mixture of art forms.
"Brains: The Mind as Matter" at the Wellcome Collection
Seven artists in the running to take award for representational painting.
The graphic novelist Grant Morrison on the evolution of secular gods, his love of happy endings . .
An unconventional take on war photography at the Impressions gallery in Bradford.
A party at the dissident artist's studio in Shanghai goes ahead without its host.
The British director on his new picture, Ivul - and on living in the treetops.