Two sets of photographs – one by an outsider, another by locals – highlights Luton's sense of loss and abandonment, says Owen Hatherley
The first European retrospective of Kahn’s work in 40 years makes Owen Hatherley wonder about the architect’s place in the pantheon.
The Barbican's exhibition devoted to Britain's national fantasy figure and his secret service toys invited us to think of James Bond as a kind of design object. As the new Bond film opens, here's Will Wiles on "the drone strike in a dinner jacket".
The Musée du Quai Branly has cast contemporary artists as modern-day shamans working with the forces of disorder. But by displaying artworks next to artefacts from every continent and period of history, the show raises complicated questions about art and ethnography.
This summer blockbuster is the largest UK exhibition on the Bauhaus in over 40 years. The exhibition traces the life and work of Bauhaus' students and masters, and introduces an insightful way of looking at the famous school. Here's Owen Hatherley's review.
With the 1948 “Austerity Olympics” as its starting point, the V&A surveys 60 years of British design, architecture and fashion. From punk posters to Laura Ashley florals, the exhibition questions contrived notions of national identity to reveal a country caught between modernity and nostalgia. Here’s our review.
James Pallister flicks through a pile of super-niche publications and wonders how long they’ll last.
A retrospective of the artist’s work highlights the tension between the agony of loss and the futility of marking it, says Charles Holland.
Infinite ambition was the strength and the weakness of the Russian constructivists, says Agata Pyzik.
A rollercoaster ride through three decades of cynicism exposes the crassness of an era best left behind, says William Wiles.
This multi-venue Toulouse biennial transforms the experience of wandering into a psychological journey, says Francesca Gavin.
The American photographer's irreverent perspective exposes the superficiality of car-worship, says Isabel Stevens.
Fireworks and a new sculpture park give the Gulf’s richest country a chance to put on a display of culture in its capital.
Bubble wrap, teabags, pencils and corkscrews are among the quotidian subject matter of Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things, which opens at the Science Museum in London today. Icon reviewed the show in issue 089, after its first showing at the Vitra Design Museum.
An exhibition of miracle votives and lucky charms at London’s Wellcome Collection explores the ways in which humans comfort themselves in the face of chance suffering and the greater unknown.
The Design Museum's show devoted to Kenneth Grange says as much about postwar Britain as it does about the legendary designer
Talk to Me, MoMA's current exhibition, is a bold display of some 200 interactive-media projects including a Rubik's cube for the blind and a finger implant that can recognise text. Here's our review.