Sunday, August 18, 2019

Dóra Maurer review – the dissident who rebelled in colour

Dóra Maurer’s impressive creativity since the end of Soviet control and communist one-party rule in Hungary in 1989 is an exception to a...

Fights, festivals, fear: Sohrab Hura's angst-ridden India

Sohrab Hura’s photobook, The Coast, begins with a fantastical short story written by him. It features Madhu, a woman whose head has been...

Black 3.0: Anish Kapoor and the art world’s pettiest, funniest dispute

Name: Black 3.0. Age: Six months old. Appearance: Very black. How black is very black? So black you would think: how much more black could it...

Rare Bonington landscape on display at National Gallery

Richard Parkes Bonington was a contemporary of Constable and Turner, but his death at the age of 25 from tuberculosis excluded him from...

Vote Neave and build a better Britain

Inscribed on the tomb of Christopher Wren in St Paul’s Cathedral is the following injunction: “Reader, if you seek his monument, look around...

Artists’ Film International review – the mesmerising view from elsewhere

The French ambassador’s wife sings bleak arias behind the shutters of her fortified residence in Ouagadougou. Somalian refugees perform the epic verse of...

Emma Watson and Claire Foy star as Juliet in Pirelli’s 2020 calendar

All calendars mark the passing of time, but those produced by the Italian tyremaker Pirelli, once noted for their soft-porn shots of nude...

The big picture: the highs of Woodstock

Throughout the Woodstock music festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary later this month, concert-goers scaled 70ft sound towers to get a better look...

Drawn to nature: insect art of the 16th century – in pictures

In the late 16th century, Flemish artist, scholar, poet and miniaturist Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1600) created the first illustrated book devoted to the study...

June Fraser obituary

My mother, June Fraser, who has died aged 88, was a pioneering graphic designer. She began her career in the 1950s at Design...

Ravishing Riley, seaside celebrations and anti-Trump seesaws – the week in art

Exhibition of the Week Bridget RileyThis ravishing display of Riley’s art is not only the exhibition of the week, but the year.• Scottish National...

Maich Swift Architects creates canal-side theatre as third Antepavilion

The third annual Antepavilion is a three-storey colourful rooftop structure designed by Maich Swift Architects that will be used as a canal-side theatre...

‘A window to the past’: how old photos brought my parents' empty house back...

After his father died, Aram Balakjian began the long job of clearing the family home. The house was large, with seven bedrooms and...

Buy a classic Guardian photograph: England v West Germany, London, 1966

Photograph: Gerry Cranham/Offside He has photographed historic events from Winston Churchill’s funeral to Muhammad Ali’s first African tour, but covering the 1966...

Dismantling of gothic bridge met with protest and dismay in Belgium

The dismantling of Tournai’s gothic Bridge of Holes to make room for larger boats down the Scheldt river has been met with solemn...

Rhea Adaimi proposes Carbon Capture Facility to alleviate London air pollution

Royal College of Art graduate Rhea Adaimi has proposed creating a Carbon Capture Facility within an abandoned London warehouse to transform pollution into...

Nancy Ekholm Burkert’s James and the Giant Peach: a gothic fairytale

American gothic … It is easy to forget that Quentin Blake’s grotesques aren’t the only images to accompany Roald Dahl’s tales. In 1961, young...

Fighting for their futures: boxing under a bridge in Mexico – in pictures

Former professional football player and amateur boxer Miguel Angel Ramirez has set up a small gym under a vehicular bridge in Ecatepec, in...

Cullinan Studio designs "cracked open" house with gaps to let in the light

London architecture studio Cullinan Studio has built a house in Amersham, England, that is split it into sections to allow light to flood its...

Karsten Schubert obituary

Early in 1986, a gallery opened on Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia, London, across from the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi. Its 25-year-old owner...

Mikhail Riches creates energy-efficient terraced streets as social housing in Norwich

Goldsmith Street is a Passivhaus and high-density social housing scheme by Mikhail Riches in Norwich, England, which is shortlisted for this year's Stirling...

Going for gold: great vintage sporting posters

Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, 1931 When it comes to the golden age of travel and summer adventure, nothing beats the great ocean cruise liners, which...

Left to rot: the new global effort to preserve lost monuments

When he was 14, Ljubljana resident Janko Vrhunc spent every Sunday training to drive a steam locomotive. “We had to sign in, then...

Art provocateur Alfredo Jaar: 'I want to change the world. I fail all the...

Two light-box tables, like the ones a photographer would use to look at slides and negatives, are set in a corner of Alfredo...

Philip Pocock’s best photograph: Miriam the Berlin punk – and her rat Bestia

I was in my mid-20s when Cornell Capa, director of the International Center of Photography in New York, recommended me for a job...

UK art dealer jailed in US for defrauding clients of up to $30m

A prominent British art dealer who defrauded his clients out of millions by using a scheme that involved masterpieces by artists including Pablo...

A deadly heatwave and a daring horseman: Wednesday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading... READ SOURCE

Shipping container micro homes with green roofs planned for UK

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects has obtained planning permission for a development of micro homes made from shipping containers with green roofs in Aylesbury, England....

Fear and defiance among Pakistan’s Hazaras – in pictures

High walls around the neighbourhoods of the country’s embattled Hazara community in the south-western city of Quetta are designed to protect them from...

South of the river: London before gentrification – in pictures

Tooting I had moved to the area from Highland Perthshire in the early 90s, as it was one of the cheaper places in London...