Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:00

Magnificent Obsessions at the Barbican

The objects hoarded by artists make for a dizzyingly stimulating show, says Christopher Turner, but they lose some of their magic away from the intimacy of the studio

Published in Review
Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:52

Magnificent Obsessions

Barbican Art Gallery, London
12 February – 25 May 2015

Published in Diary
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 14:57

Ian Davenport: Colourfall

Waddington Custot Gallery, London
11 June 2014 – 12 July 2014

Published in Diary
Friday, 11 May 2012 12:12

British Design, 1948-2012

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.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 15:12

Paul Cocksedge

There’s an honesty to all the things I’ve selected. Timelessness is important, something that’s going to be true in years to come; it’s not just about now. But it’s also what’s going on in my head. This is me at this point; it’s my life at this moment.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:05

BarberOsgerby: Design Olympians

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the designers of the 2012 Olympic torch, are the UK’s best-known design duo. The self-described “masochists” explain how they design simple things that turn out to be fiendishly difficult to make.

Published in Features