Digital revolution: how technology has changed what it means to be an artist
By Helen Lewis - 09 July 12:46

A new exhibition at the Barbican shows how the technology behind video games is turbocharging the human imagination. But is it art? (Yes.) 

In the Frame: Augmented Summer
By Tom Humberstone - 04 July 12:10

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Holy water: these talismanic bottles are thought to have been made by Irish Catholics
Gods in bottles and concrete crocodiles: British Folk Art at Tate Britain
By Philip Hoare - 03 July 11:05

This stuff is beyond classification; that is part of its appeal. It is Britain’s feral past.

Promo sample from Ben Westwood's Clint Eastwood-inspired collection. Photo: Rodney Westwood
Ben Westwood recruits Julian Assange to model his latest fashion collection
By Daisy Lafarge - 27 June 13:19

Dame Vivienne's son will give the Wikileaks founder his modelling debut.

“Keep Calm and Carry On” conquered the world, but it was too mundane for World War II
By Henry Irving - 27 June 12:01

Designed on this day 75 years ago, the iconic poster was surprisingly not seen in public until 2001.

In the Frame: The Politicians-Trying-To-Pass-As-Human Cup
By Tom Humberstone - 27 June 10:45

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Poet and provocateur: Pasolini on location in Italy, 1970s. Photo: Mondadori via Getty
St Paul, Caravaggio and the agonised Catholicism of Pasolini
By Ian Thomson - 26 June 10:00

San Paolo, published posthumously in 1977 and presented here for the first time in English as St Paul, is Pasolini’s screenplay for the life of the apostle. 

Marina Abramović at the opening of 512 Hours at the Serpentine, 9 June 2014. Photo: Getty Images
Marina Abramović's 512 Hours at the Serpentine shows the self-indulgent side of anti-materialism
By Daisy Lafarge - 23 June 11:30

The performance artist's latest blockbuster work empties Hyde Park's Serpentine Gallery, and makes visitors the subjects of the piece - but its radical anti-materialism feels flat.

In the Frame: the DeHobo 5000
By Tom Humberstone - 20 June 11:34

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Grundon Waste Management Facility. Photo: Copyright the Science Museum
Leather shoes, a bag of drugs and £5.08: the untold stories behind what we bin
By Anoosh Chakelian - 17 June 16:41

Sometimes art is a load of rubbish. A new exhibition at the Science Museum invites visitors to rummage through bags of waste to experience the value, volume, and variety of what we throw away.

In the Frame: A very British network
By Tom Humberstone - 13 June 10:26

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In the Frame: Spelunking in the mind of Nick Clegg
By Tom Humberstone - 06 June 13:47

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People wave the Portuguese flag during a protest against government's austerity policies in 2012. Photo: Getty
Why I’ll be cheering for Portugal, not Brazil, in the World Cup
By Oliver Farry - 04 June 15:08

Brazil tends to eclipse the very land whose colonial undertakings shaped it and gave birth to it – Portugal.

In the Frame: Imagine my...
By Tom Humberstone - 30 May 9:04

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From windmills to modernism: Piet Mondrian’s long journey towards a true style
By Michael Prodger - 29 May 17:00

The new exhibition at the Turner Contemporary gallery explores the artist's 25-year development from unremarkable Dutch landscapist to cerebral star of rectilinear cubism.

Hello, culture: Kenneth Clark with Leonardo da Vinci's The Virgin and Child with St Anne and John the Baptist in 1962
The revolution will be civilised: celebrating the art historian Kenneth Clark
By Nicholas Serota - 29 May 10:00

On the launch of a major new show, the director of the Tate, Nicholas Serota, recalls the achievements of the most influential tastemaker in 20th-century British art. 

In the Frame: Identity Crisis
By Tom Humberstone - 23 May 13:08

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Old Bond Street. Photo: Getty
“Fashion” is just an excuse for the rich to exploit the poor
By Tansy Hoskins - 20 May 15:48

Society is as it is because capitalism requires inequality – the fashion industry makes this painfully clear.

Real thing: Kathleen Turner in Bakersfield Mist, about a woman who discovers a potential Pollock
Mark Lawson: how “keepers of the flame” protect an artist’s legacy
By Mark Lawson - 16 May 11:10

From Larkin’s diaries being burnt to the refusal to acknowledge forgotten Jackson Pollocks, literary and art executors run a tight ship.

Jean Paul Gaultier poses with a metre high mohican in the Punk Cancan section of 'The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk' at the Barbican Art Gallery on April 7, 2014 in London, England. Photo: Getty Images
The exquisite craftsmanship and healthy ridiculousness of Jean Paul Gaultier
By Helen Lewis - 12 May 10:49

A major new retrospective does justice to the shocking elements of Gaultier’s work, yet also celebrates his embrace of bad taste.

In the Frame: Noah’s admin error
By Tom Humberstone - 08 May 18:13

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Richard Burton and Liz Taylor kissing in Ischia, June 1962, taken by Marcello Geppetti (1933-1998). MGMC & Solares Fondazione delle Arti
Paparazzi: artists or intruders? A new exhibition celebrates the original snappers' works
By Anoosh Chakelian - 06 May 16:16

The Estorick Collection is displaying the original paparazzi shots of Sixties stars in Rome as a collection of historic and artistic snaps. But were the paparazzi really artists, and can we imagine today’s paps having such an impact?

In the Frame: Putin's Room – Keep Out!
By Tom Humberstone - 02 May 10:33

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Detail from a cartoon by Jamie Hewlett, creator of Tank Girl
Thought bubbles: Comics Unmasked at the British Library
By Andrew Harrison - 01 May 17:28

From the Beano to Joe Sacco’s Palestine, the library’s major summer exhibition is impressive in its scope. 

Drama queen: the Countess Russell. Image: Red Edge/Girts Gailans
The Bard’s untamed shrew: Shakespeare and the Countess by Chris Laoutaris
By Frances Wilson - 30 April 10:00

The Countess Russell drew up a petition to prevent Blackfriars Theatre from opening and to drive the dramatist and his wretched troupe from her turf.

Van Eyck’s Portrait of a Man (1433), long supposed to be a self-portrait
Man in the mirror: The Self Portrait by James Hall
By Andrew Marr - 30 April 10:00

A new book examines the cultural history of canvases that have the artist as their subject.

“Slave Labour” by Banksy was on the wall of a Poundland shop in Wood Green, London. Photo: Getty
Stealing Banksy? Meet the man who takes the street art off the street
By Etan Smallman - 25 April 16:49

Tony Baxter has become the go-to guy for anyone wanting to shift – and flog – a Banksy mural.

Comic Sans gets neue lease of life – but it may end in tragedy
By Robert Honnell and Derek G Ross - 22 April 11:05

A new version of Comic Sans promises to lend credibility to the comic line of typefaces.

Henri Matisse: the hand that takes you for a ride
By Craig Raine - 17 April 13:00

When he started “drawing with scissors”, Matisse found a whole new way to overthrow the habitual.