Monday, December 9, 2019

Dezeen's top 10 British architecture projects of 2019

Continuing our review of 2019, Tom Ravenscroft picks 10 architecture projects in the UK that made an impact in the past year, including...

'Hungry' performance artist eats $120,000 banana art installation – video

David Datuna removes the piece, Comedian by Maurizio Cattelan, from the wall of the Perrotin gallery at Art Basel in Miami. He peels...

Street scenes: George Georgiou’s images of spectators at US parades

When the American photographer William Klein shot the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in New York in the 1950s, he evoked the collective energy of...

Britain’s great urban spaces are ideal for celebrations. Let’s make them special | Rowan...

Every Christmas needs its Grinch. This year, the elegantly clad form of Stephen Bayley, formerly of this newspaper, the man for whom the...

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 review – a vintage year for emerging artists

Anyone who wants a vision of the future should hasten to the South London Gallery for the 70th edition of Bloomberg New Contemporaries....

Simone Lia on politics

How not to avoid violent swings to the left or right Continue reading... READ SOURCE

The big picture: the giant of 42nd Street

Jonathan Higbee came quite late to photography. He grew up in the American south and started his career as a travel writer, but...

Banana artwork that fetched $120,000 is eaten by 'hungry' artist

An artwork that sold last week for $120,000 and was hailed as “a symbol of global trade” has been eaten, in what might...

The Flat House review – a home made from hemp that will blow your...

Here’s today’s fun fact: the word “canvas” is derived from “cannabis”. (And imagine if the two words had still been identical this past...

The dazzling ceilings of Mumbai's taxis – in pictures

On her morning commute one day, Mumbai-based journalist Rachel Lopez noticed the ceiling of her taxi was covered in multi-coloured strawberries. “It was...

All deserve prizes? That’s no truer in art (including the Booker and Turner prizes)...

Apparently it’s now terribly unfashionable to be a winner. At last week’s Turner prize, the nominees got together and declared that none of...

How much does a banana cost? $120,000 according to this work of art

Sometimes a banana is just a banana. And sometimes, like the one duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 this week, it’s...

Alex Michaelis wraps his London family home with curvy brickwork walls

London architect Alex Michaelis, co-founder of Michaelis Boyd, has designed a home for his family as a "striking, contemporary take on Corbusien modernism".Michaelis...

Futuristic daring and Renaissance reveals – the week in art

Exhibition of the week Young Bomberg and the Old MastersDavid Bomberg depicted life in the Jewish East End of London in canvases of futuristic...

Buy a classic Guardian photograph: Anti-poll tax demonstration, London, 1990

Nearly 30 years ago, anti-poll tax demonstrations swept across Britain, culminating in riots in Trafalgar Square in London on 31 March...

Ted Cullinan obituary

Founded on ideas about ecology, sustainability and social responsiveness, the buildings of Ted Cullinan, who has died aged 88, prefigured the intensifying debate...

Bridget Riley’s Movement in Squares: anxiety inducing illusion

The bends … Op art legend Bridget Riley’s breakthrough work from 1961 uses a staggeringly simple technique: lines of squares whose width contracts....

Bath's Francis Gallery is set inside a Georgian townhouse

Homely living spaces serve as a backdrop to artworks inside this gallery in Bath, England, which has been created by editor Rosa Park...

Apartheid South Africa from both sides – in pictures

Mines No 7, from House of Bondage, c 1960 ‘Three hundred years of white supremacy in South Africa,’ he once said, ‘has placed us...

Michael West obituary

My colleague and friend Michael West, who has died aged 80, had a long and distinguished career in architecture and planning. After early...

Hopkins' Portcullis House demonstrated that high-tech could be adapted to historic settings

Next up in our high-tech architecture guide, we look at Portcullis House in London, which demonstrated how the style could be used in...

The way she looks: female gazes in African portraiture – in pictures

The exhibit The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture, currently on display at Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto,...

A fan's-eye view at the football – a photo essay

My first game at White Hart Lane was Tottenham v Wimbledon on Saturday 10 November 1990. We won the game 4–2. I sat...

Rory Doyle's best photograph: the black cowboys of Tallahatchie

I shot this on a trail ride with the Delta Hill Riders in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. The gentleman in the foreground, Joe Wrenn,...

China Light Festival at Cologne Zoo

Light sculptures glow in the dark at the venue Continue reading... READ SOURCE

Politicians can learn from Turner prize togetherness | Letters

My first reaction to the news that the Turner prize would be divided four ways was that it was bit of a stunt,...

'It's about solidarity': the artists who hijacked the Turner prize speak out

The idea came to them in June. The Turner prize nominees had arrived in Margate to visit the Turner Contemporary. The four artists...

Adam Richards models his home on Roman architecture and Soviet science fiction

The brick-clad Nithurst Farm contains grand concrete rooms that are modelled on the Soviet science-fiction film, Stalker.British architect Adam Richards designed the house, which...

Herman Miller Factory was a flexible, non-monumental high-tech factory

We continue our high-tech architecture series by looking at the highly flexible and adaptable Herman Miller Factory in Bath, which was designed by Terry...

Buffalo jumps and handmade lingerie: the Native American artists 'reversing colonialism'

A woman stands alone in an empty landscape, poised before a precipice. Her face is daubed with thick white paint, and she is...