Rachel Whiteread: Internal Objects, installation view, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, 2021. Photo: Juliet Rix.
Rachel Whiteread, whose new show is at the Gagosian in London, talks about the pandemic, dump-digging, deserts, historic influences and working in a new and different way
Lina Ghotmeh portrait. Photo: © Gilbert Hage.
The Lebanese-born, Paris-based architect discusses her methodology of architecture as the ‘archaeology of the future’, and the origins and evolution of her award-winning Stone Garden apartment block in Beirut.
The Essential Louis Kahn by Cemal Emden, published by Prestel.
A photographic cornucopia of Kahn’s buildings, this highly visual publications takes its reader on a striking tour of his architectural aesthetic.
Désiré Feuerle inside The Feuerle Collection, Berlin, Germany. Anish Kapoor, Torus, 2002, steel and Khmer sculptures, in the background: Adorned Buddha Protected by Naga, Bayon Style, 13th century, polychrome wood. On the right: Vishnu, Banteai Srei Style, 10th century. Photo: def image ©The Feuerle Collection.
It takes more than wealth and success to run a museum, so why do so many collectors decide to go it alone?.
Carrie Mae Weems. 
From Resist Covid Take 6! 2020. 
Public art campaign. 
Courtesy the artist and Social Studies 101 in association with The Office performing arts + film. 
Photo: Stuart Whipps.
The six shortlisted artists for 2021 explore colonialism, environmental breakdown and contentious histories. All credit to this online offering, but to fully experience the power of these works, they need to be seen in person.
Exterior of Frick Madison. Photo: Joe Coscia, courtesy The Frick Collection.
The superstars have been realigned as the old Whitney Breuer hosts the Frick Collection with surprising success.
Matt Jukes in his studio. Photo © Matt Jukes.
Matt Jukes talks about the pandemic, the effect of lockdown on our mental health, and his immersive, digital artwork Feelscape, which creates an abstract landscape from the emotions of a person’s memory of an event.
Mohamed Bourouissa. Photo: Archives kamel mennour.
Ahead of Mohamed Bourouissa’s survey exhibition at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, the Paris-based artist discusses his routes to art, his creative techniques and the perils of working locally.
Valerie Hird.
Hird’s exhibition includes her award-winning animated short film along with interactive stage sets and multimedia paintings.
Centre: Simone Leigh, Sentinel IV, 2020. Installation view, Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, New Museum, New York, 2021. Photo: Dario Lasagni.
Full of the pain of black experience, the works here make the galleries thrum and shimmer with energy, their theme cleverly connected like spiderwebs.
The Art Museum in Modern Times by Charles Saumarez Smith, published by Thames & Hudson.
A former director of London’s National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery, Charles Saumarez Smith takes us to 42 of his favourite museums worldwide, considering how our experience of art is impacted by the buildings that house it.
CryptoPunk 2890. Screenshot, Lava Labs, 2021.
What on the physical earth do art collectors see in a CryptoPunk? Add to quick profits the bragging-rights of a Rolex and read on to track the ‘techtonic’ shift.
Destination Art by Amy Dempsey, published by Thames & Hudson, 2021. © Thames & Hudson.
Indulge in some armchair escapism and travel to deserts forests and ghost towns, as art historian Amy Dempsey takes us on a tour of permanently sited artworks around the world.
Philip Hughes. Image courtesy the artist.
Philip Hughes talks about his practice and what informed his new book, Painting the Ancient Land of Australia, which includes work he has created over the past 50 years.
Anne Hardy. Photo: Erna Klewall. Courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London.
Hardy talks about her new series of photograms, now online at Maureen Paley’s Studio M, how lockdown has affected her work – and her forthcoming residency in the Texan desert.
Claire Ashley talking to Studio International via Zoom from Chicago, February 2021.
Ashley makes vast colourful, oddball inflatables. She talks about giving life to these characters, taking up space, and allowing humour and entertainment as access points to her art.
Portrait of Peter Kennard in his studio with Untitled 6 (2020), 2020. Photo: Jenny Matthews. Courtesy the artist and Richard Saltoun Gallery.
Ahead of a new exhibition at Richard Saltoun Gallery, the celebrated political artist talks of photomontage, protest, art schools and image-making in an age of mass reproduction.
Harold Offeh. Covers Live, Performance at P! Gallery, NYC, 2019. Photo: Suzanne Mooney.
Offeh discusses boredom, curiosity and 1980s pop culture, the influence of punk and hip-hop, the joy of participatory creativity, social dance as a form of healing and artist-designed playgrounds.
Lana Locke. Photo: © Toby Paton, 2020.
Locke talks about domesticity in life and art, colonialism and climate change –and how these concerns overlap in her new film.
Shneel Malik.
Architect and bio-designer Shneel Malik discusses bio-algae, eco-aesthetics, artisans pioneering ecological waste-water treatment, and the next steps for her award-winning Indus project.
Portrait of Jens Fänge. Photo © Claire Dorn. Courtesy the artist and Perrotin.
As he exhibits new work in Paris, the Swedish painter Jens Fänge talks about assemblage, the structure of dreams, and a childhood encounter with piscine mortality.
Magali Reus, Harlequin Darts, 2016. Acquired through a partnership between the Contemporary Art Society, Henry Moore Foundation and Cathy Wills, 2019. Photo: Lewis Ronald (Plastiques).
As the gallery celebrates its 10th birthday, it is apposite that it is marking its place in the century-long history of contemporary art in Wakefield. Although closed due to Covid, the online offering is comprehensive and fascinating.
Eleanor May Watson. © the artist.
Eleanor May Watson talks about the weight of history, the evolving nature of her work and the complexities of the domestic space.
Sadie Morgan. Photo: Jim Stephenson.
Sadie Morgan, of Stirling Prize-winning architects De Rijke Marsh Morgan, discusses social and environmental responsibility and collaborating with communities and other professions  .
Crystal Fischetti speaking to Studio International via Zoom about her exhibition Hello Again! at Grove Square Galleries, London, 2021.
Crystal Fischetti talks about ‘coming out’ of the spiritual closet, and how she uses her whole body to paint, in a dance-like, yogic manner.
Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, published by Phaidon/New Museum, New York.
Preceding an exhibition at New York’s New Museum, this book, based on a vision of the late Okwui Enwezor and realised by artists and curators who worked with him, is a timely response to racist violence.
Prabhakar Pachpute. Image courtesy the artist.
Prabhakar Pachpute talks about growing up in a coal-mining region in India, and how its associated landscape and characters have become his subject matter.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Tulip, 1984. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.
The first major exhibition of photography at the Dulwich Picture Gallery uses nature as a lens to examine the science, history and culture of the medium, while asking what is a ‘picture’ in the 21st century?.
Tako Taal and Adam Benmakhlouf.
Tako Taal and Adam Benmakhlouf discuss their ideas behind the 2021 Artists’ Moving Image Festival – and turning a weekend festival into a year-long event .
Nick Hornby. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Nick Hornby talks about his shift from art history to personal histories, and combining analogue and digital processes to create photo-sculptural objects.
Leola Pettway and Qunnie Pettway working at the Freedom Quilting Bee. Courtesy Souls Grown Deep Foundation and Alison Jacques Gallery, London.
Quilts from three generations of African American makers in a remote Alabama community demonstrate great skill in deployment of form and colour and a strong collective aesthetic.
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