Barbican, London
3 June — 1 September 2017

Published in Diary

A full-scale reconstruction of Ryue Nishizawa’s Moriyama House lays the foundation for a thoughtful, ambitious show at the Barbican, writes Peter Smisek. But the absence of metabolism is a structural weakness

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Barbican, London
23 March - 25 June 2017

Published in Diary
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

The World of Charles and Ray Eames

This ambitious exhibition at the Barbican in London reminds us that the celebrated American designers were making films to shed light on their thinking process long before it was commonplace – with greater depth and insight than many doing the same today, says Peter Maxwell

Published in Review
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
Friday, 09 January 2015 10:27

9 January: This week’s most read

Smart cities, architectural photography and Apple's Jony Ive were some of the things Icon readers read about most this week

Published in Comment

The Barbican's sweeping survey of architectural photography – ending this week – occasionally struggles with its focus, says Isabel Stevens

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Barbican Centre, London
10 December 2014

Published in Diary
Friday, 03 October 2014 16:31

Constructing Worlds

An exhibition at the Barbican presents photographs that captured seminal moments in 20th and 21st-century architecture. Here are some of the works on display

Published in GALLERY

The Barbican's guest curator Conrad Bodman discusses the Digital Revolution exhibition

Published in Video
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 01:00

Digital Revolution at the Barbican

Fun, FX and nostalgia are to the fore as the Barbican attempts to cram several trillion pixels of digital history into a single real-life gallery, says Isabel Stevens

Published in Review
Friday, 02 August 2013 15:12

The Bride and the Bachelors

Marcel Duchamp is the ghost at the party at this exhibition about his influence on four great American artists, says Fleur Darkin.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:10

Video + Random International

For Icon’s Weather issue, Random International – designers of the extraordinary Rain Room installation at the Barbican’s Curve ­– chose five things that echo their minimalist ethos. Here are their picks, plus a short film on the project by Gramafilm.

Published in Five Most Wanted
Friday, 26 October 2012 15:20

Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style

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".

Published in Review
Friday, 15 June 2012 16:19

Bauhaus

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.

Published in Review
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:46

OMA/Progress

A chaotic displays help Rem Koolhaas avoid sentimental retrospection, says Edwin Heathcote.

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In this, the fifth in our series of exclusive previews of the OMA in Conversation series, Ellen van Loon speaks about the new Rothschild Bank headquarters, OMA's first completed building in London.

Published in Video
Monday, 31 January 2011 16:19

Future Beauty

There's only a week left to see the Barbican's 30-year survey of Japanese fashion innovation, featuring design greats Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto. Here's our review.

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Friday, 14 August 2009 04:00

Radical Nature

What do artists and architects have to say about our abusive relationship with the natural world? And since that topic is so timely, why does the most radical work come from the 1970s and 80s?

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