Subscribe to
Days of Judgement, Laura Ford at Strawberry Hill

Laura Ford at Strawberry Hill

An extraordinary juxtaposition of Gothic folly and fantastical sculpture has created a show to fire the imagination, says Matthew Reisz

Woman on crutches being escorted up staircase

V&A does the hot shoe shuffle

While there is plenty to admire in the museum’s well-heeled spectacle, Shahidha Bari finds it strangely devoid of historical, social and cultural context

Love Bites: Caricatures by James Gillray

An exhibition of Georgian satirical prints is a timely study of the medium’s enduring power, finds Alexander Massouras

Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint

An artist often portrayed as an orthodox portraitist is depicted as having an ‘unquenchable thirst’ for innovation and experiment, finds Shahidha Bari

Potential Architecture: Ambika P3, London

Bold new works exemplify the ethos of a university’s unique underground experimental exhibition space

The Institute of Sexology, Wellcome Collection, London

The pioneers who examined human sexual desire took personal risks to uncover the realities of sex, this exhibition shows. Fern Riddell writes

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010 at Tate Modern, London

The German artist critiqued Western ideals with humour and a sharp eye for their subjective nature, says Eliane Glaser

Anselm Kiefer at the Royal Academy: cataclysmic, transformational, stupendous

Alex Danchev on the artist’s extraordinary and formidable work

Disobedient Objects at the V&A: knit your own revolution

Shahidha Bari on a thoughtfully assembled tour of dissent in all its handcrafted, inflatable, gorilla-masked, badge-bedecked glory

Liverpool Biennial 2014

There’s much to enjoy at this year’s arts events, says Matthew Reisz, even if its central theme is a bit tenuous

The Wonder of Birds: Nature, Art, Culture

Birds have been portrayed in myriad ways over the centuries. Victoria de Rijke admires a selection of some of the best

International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives, 1915-1965, Tate St Ives

Fiona Hackney considers the small colony of artists whose influence was felt far beyond their Cornish base

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, V&A

Celebrity creations and vintage gowns delight in an exhibition that marries social history and fashion, says Shahidha Bari

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK, British Library

Words and pictures combine to tackle controversial issues in this edgy art form, says Will Brooker

Chris Marker: A Grin without a Cat, Whitechapel Gallery, London

A rare retrospective of the French filmmaker’s work reveals themes of perception and time, suggests Davina Quinlivan

British Surrealism Unlocked: Works from the Sherwin Collection

A GP’s art collection offers a comprehensive view of an overlooked movement

Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now

Shahidha Bari finds vivid and lurid representations of the unnerving normality of the everyday in today’s Rwanda

Ruin Lust

At Tate Britain, Leo Mellor finds potency, fatalism and beauty in depictions of transience, both gradual and cataclysmic

Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and J. M. W. Turner

Turner Contemporary in Margate allows visually convincing comparisons in the work of two major artists, finds Alexander Massouras

Natural Histories: A Project by Miguel Ángel Blanco

The alchemy between art and nature gives food for thought, writes Philip Hoare

Most Viewed

We need to stand up for early career researchers, says Catherine Fletcher

  • Foot about to step on banana peel

Kevin Haggerty and Aaron Doyle offer tips on making postgraduate study even tougher (which students could also use to avoid pitfalls if they prefer)

  • Harvard University statue

China continues to advance, but Japan dips in Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking based on research strength

  • Man lying beneath rugby pile-up

Six academics share their experiences before delivering a verdict on the system

There are some important dos and don’ts to bear in mind when choosing someone to oversee your doctoral thesis, advises Tara Brabazon