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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

It on a winter's night a traveller.
What we learn when we read Italo Calvino’s letters
By Michael Wood - 10 May 10:39

The life and death of the author.

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Jan Mikulka wins prize for self-portraiture
By Charlotte Simmonds - 08 May 13:28

New £20,000 SELF prize coincides with Society of Portrait Painters' annual exhibition.

The Guggenheim museum in New York.
Resistance is fertile
By Amanda Levete - 08 May 13:25

Our cities tell us everything we need to know about architecture and resistance.

Jan Mikulka wins prize for self-portraiture
By Charlotte Simmonds - 07 May 17:37

New £20,000 SELF prize coincides with Society of Portrait Painters' annual exhibition.

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In Praise of the Fake
By Jonathon Keats - 03 May 15:54

If the best art excites our emotions, makes us question the world around us, and exhibits astonishing skill… what better than forgeries?

In the Frame: Pies
By Tom Humberstone - 02 May 16:30

Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.

Victor “Vicky” Weisz: A permanent sense of sorrow
By Philip Maughan - 02 May 7:59

“He really wanted to use the cartoon to change the world, to try to engineer opinions.”

John Berger: Drawing is discovery
By John Berger - 01 May 13:50

29 August 1953.

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Picasso and the art of simile
By Craig Raine - 25 April 9:31

Reality, tweaked.

Luisa, a 40-year-old nanny, photographed by Lina Bertucci.
Will a tattoo ever hang in the Louvre?
By Helen Lewis - 24 April 12:58

Meet the unconventional art historians trying to discover what it means for an image to be marked on the body.

Peter Kennard: From Maggie Regina to Blue Murder
By Philip Maughan - 17 April 15:20

After Thatcher, political artists need to look harder.