New Statesman
In the Frame: Some Plinth Ideas
By Tom Humberstone - 09 August 9:12

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

Mexican art.
Mexican art at the Royal Academy of Arts: A curious artistic sampling, ignoring the elephant in the room
By Michael Prodger - 06 August 17:40

Mexico: a Revolution in Art a the Royal Academy fails to show the best of the country's art - but it does give a good idea of what's going on down Mexico way.

New Statesman
Transition: Contested landscapes in South Africa
By New Statesman - 02 August 10:34

A photography essay including work by Philippe Chancel, Raphaël Dallaporta, Pieter Hugo, Santu Mofokeng, Zanele Muholi, Jo Ractliffe, Thabiso Sekgala and Alain Willaume. Photography Editor: Rebecca McClelland.

A detail from the Great Tapestry of Scotland.
A stitch in time
By Alexander McCall Smith - 01 August 8:51

Telling the story of Scotland.

New Statesman
In the Frame: Support
By Tom Humberstone - 26 July 11:33

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

Khaled Jarrar
Tear down this wall: Khaled Jarrar at the Ayyam Gallery
By Aisha Gani - 23 July 15:30

Khaled Jarrar has made playful sculptures from fragments chipped from the eight metre high wall which runs through the West Bank. Is this trivialising or accepting the wall's existence?

Architecture: What does Big Data mean for our cities?
By Leo Hollis - 19 July 15:00

Size, population and the number of petrol stations can yield fascinating insights into how our cities function best - but we must remember that any self-organising system is more than the sum of its parts.

New Statesman
In the Frame: In It Together
By Tom Humberstone - 19 July 9:47

Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.

Empty shoes.
Trading torture for poverty
By Bithia Large and Joe Collin - 17 July 11:33

As the Freedom from Torture charity publishes its report on the poverty of torture survivors, its clients have published photographs documenting their living conditions.

New Statesman
In the Frame: Undercover Cop
By Tom Humberstone - 15 July 9:31

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational column for the New Statesman.

The subtle modesty of Vermeer
By Craig Raine - 11 July 8:13

The charm of Vermeer is at once obvious and elusive, says Craig Raine. The pull of his paintings are apparent to most, but their precise qualities are almost impossible to explain.

A plan for Slipstream.
At the airfield: Introducing Richard Wilson’s “Slipstream”
By Philip Maughan - 10 July 10:30

The renowned sculptor's new work, an aluminium procession of twists and somersaults, is currently being installed at Heathrow's new Terminal 2 building. Last week the aerobatics pilot Paul Bonhomme attempted to illustrate its curves above an airfield in E

In the Frame: Distracted
By Tom Humberstone - 05 July 8:00

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

An unsettling industrial landscape by L S Lowry.
L S Lowry and the dark heart of Manchester
By Paul Morley - 04 July 9:00

As a teenager, I was wrong about Lowry and the subjects he painted. He was not a nostalgic Sunday painter, but an uncompromising, uninvolved and self-centred witness of suffering and turbulence: the indirect colleague of Orwell, Grierson and Hoggart, keep

New Statesman
Memory Palace at the V&A: Shored against my ruins
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 27 June 9:00

In effect, this exhibition is a book in 3D, a walk-through experience where much (but not all) of Kunzru’s words jump out of the pages in rusted copper lettering.

New Statesman
On Solid Ground: Photographing the displaced
By Charlotte Simmonds - 20 June 15:47

A new exhibition captures the trauma of those forced to flee to survive.

Patrick Caulfield and Gary Hume at Tate Britain: Look for the dark, empty spaces behind the technicolour exuberance
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 20 June 14:41

New exhibitions showcase two artists from different generations who had a lot in common when it comes to their use of colour and paint.

A Chinese film poster from 1950.
Propaganda: Power and Persuasion at the British Library: Reading between the lines
By En Liang Khong - 07 June 17:47

Although we might be confidently distant from the Orwellian imagination, systems of information control are still being perpetuated. How can we continue to read this age-old manipulation, as it appears in ever more insidious forms?

New Statesman
Peter Kennard: G8 protest posters
By Charlotte Simmonds - 07 June 13:59

As world leaders prepare to meet for the global summit, activist artist Peter Kennard creates readily sharable ‘posters for protest’.

Michael Landy's sculptures at the National Gallery.
Michael Landy's Saints Alive: Bloody carnage brought to life and mechanised
By Philip Maughan - 04 June 9:00

When he was made associate artist at the National Gallery in 2009, Michael Landy tried his best to get to know the gallery's collection. He kept coming back to the same image: St Catherine and her wheel. In a new exhibition of collages, sketches and large

Forty-Two Kids (1907), George Bellow's painting of children on a pier on the Eas
Eyes across the Atlantic: Britain's fertile relationship with American painters
By Tom Rosenthal - 30 May 13:41

In the past weeks we've had major exhibitions by six of the most celebrated American artists: Roy Lichtenstein, George Bellows, Frederic Church, George Catlin and Man Ray. Each of these invading Americans has something to contribute.

New Statesman
On "Triangle" by Sanja Iveković
By Juliet Jacques - 29 May 12:01

Juliet Jacques considers the changing meaning of a seminal work of performance art.

Stationary organised neatly.
Taxonomy for the masses
By Philip Maughan - 20 May 12:22

The pornographic allure of looking at things organised neatly.

Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.
In the Frame: The Head of Nigel
By Tom Humberstone - 17 May 13:19

Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.

Ralph Steadman: Drawing the unsayable
By Philip Maughan - 16 May 15:43

“He isn’t a cartoonist, really. He’s a fine artist.”

The writing on the wall
By Dawn Foster - 16 May 14:08

The cultural heart of a community is under sustained attack.

Reviewed: Orpheus and Forest Fringe
By Matt Trueman - 10 May 13:42

Limitation so often breeds invention, except in this case, when it doesn't.

The Adventures of Captain Social Injustice.
In the Frame: The Adventures of Captain Social Justice
By Tom Humberstone - 10 May 10:41

Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.