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The Turner prize shows the folly of lecturing us about politics. Kara Walker uses artistry to make her point at Tate Modern

    One of the good things about Tate Britain’s decision to tour the Turner prize around the country has been the interesting confrontations it has engineered between the location and the art. The first such effort, taking it to Londonderry in 2013, was an inspired piece of cultural diplomacy. Contemporary art and contemporary Derry may not […]

    Tim Walker, V&A; Mark Leckey, Tate Britain

      The photographer Tim Walker and maverick Mark Leckey plunge us into wild worlds that are surprisingly similar

      Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Corvi-Mora and Mona Hatoum, White Cube review — two exciting shows by women

        Private gallery shows by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Mona Hatoum make a welcome change from the blockbusters

        William Blake at Tate Britain review — viewing it is like being drunk

          The artist’s reputation has waxed and waned, but this Tate show blows away all our preconceptions

          Being Human review — Wellcome Collection’s latest is ‘a sparse selection of visual clickbait’

            A study of the human condition rarely goes beyond skin deep

            Last Supper in Pompeii review — the Ashmolean’s show will leave you hungry for more

              This evocative exhibition plays brilliantly on our food obsessions

              Life with Picasso by Françoise Gilot review — a fascinating look inside his life by his young lover

                The reissued memoir of Picasso’s mistress is a captivating portrait of a tyrant and an invaluable work of art history

                Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life, Tate Modern review — it’s a kind of magic

                  After filling Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with sunshine, Olafur Eliasson is back with fog, rain and moss

                  David Smith, Yorkshire Sculpture Park review — the Michelangelo of welding

                    America’s first sculptural giant gets a powerful, ambitious retrospective in Yorkshire

                    Cindy Sherman at the National Portrait Gallery review — this joyous retrospective is full of surprises

                      Sherman’s exhibition showcases her witty, inventive and unexpectedly moving twists on female stereotypes