Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:39

Lee Friedlander

The American photographer's irreverent perspective exposes the superficiality of car-worship, says Isabel Stevens.

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Friday, 17 February 2012 14:13

Mathaf Museum; MIA Park, Doha

Fireworks and a new sculpture park give the Gulf’s richest country a chance to put on a display of culture in its capital.

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Wednesday, 09 November 2011 14:27

Hidden Heroes

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.

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Friday, 21 October 2011 13:59

Miracles and Charms

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.

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Friday, 14 October 2011 11:58

Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern

The Design Museum's show devoted to Kenneth Grange says as much about postwar Britain as it does about the legendary designer

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Monday, 10 October 2011 09:30

Talk to Me

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.

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Friday, 26 August 2011 12:05

The Vorticists

With only a week left to see The Vorticists at Tate Britain, we bring you Owen Hatherley’s review of this exhibition celebrating the “insurgent avant-garde” art movement that flourished in London before and during World War One.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 14:14

Charlotte Perriand

Photographs of found objects were the stimulus for many of the furniture designer’s classic works.

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Friday, 19 August 2011 14:21

Pablo Bronstein

Charles Holland finds the ICA transformed into a Regency grand salon for an exhibition that explores the links between two ages of pastiche and populism.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:39

MOMA design galleries

The rehang of the New York museum’s design and architecture galleries presents a subversive and revisionist view of history.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:33

Dirt

Dirt is both a fetish and a pressing social problem in this exploration of filth in all its forms.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:18

The New Psychedelica

William Wiles is disturbed and impressed by a show that frees the ideology of hallucination from its tie-dye chains.

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Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:16

We Want To Be Modern

A trove of objects, hidden away for 40 years in Warsaw’s National Museum, reveals the glamorous aspirations of post-war Polish design.

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Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:07

Gabriel Orozco

This retrospective illuminates the artist’s 1990s heyday, but also his decline.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:36

Absalon

The Israeli artist’s project for living is both monastic and militaristic.

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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 15:21

The Pioneers

Exit Art’s history of independent art spaces in New York reignites a lost sense of activism.

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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 11:51

Carsten Höller's Soma

To explore the effects of an ancient mystical hallucinogen, Carsten Höller is feeding mushrooms to reindeer and inviting museum visitors to spend the night watching the results.

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Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:17

Sensing Nature

Contemplative calm or messy complexity? Two artists and a designer probe Japan’s special relationship with the natural world in this show at the Mori.

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Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:20

The New Decor

In tackling home furnishings for the Hayward’s summer blockbuster, artists are catching up with design.

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Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:18

Surreal House

The surrealists make themselves at home in the Barbican.

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