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Art institutions should stop virtue-signalling about funding and focus on what they’re showing

27 March 2019 18:30

The ethics of the private patronage of arts institutions has never been straightforward issue. But as the preoccupation with transparency…

Is Maria Balshaw such a good choice for Tate? I tremble for the art I love

19 January 2017 16:30

The last couple of years have seen changes at the top of all of London’s major art musuems. In 2015…

The dull piety of the new Tate Modern

18 August 2016 10:00

I happen to like the new Tate Modern building. The content’s the problem. The art currently on show there sums…

Why I’m not talking bunkum

12 November 2015 17:18

When George Osborne travelled to China in September, he took with him gifts of British artistic and cultural enterprise. He…

Cut funding to sport (which we’re no good at) and give it to the arts (which we are)

22 October 2015 14:57

This morning Art Review announced its ‘Power 100’, a list of movers and shakers of the international art world. Last year the…

Martin Gayford’s five favourite exhibitions of 2014

3 January 2015 10:30

1. Late Rembrandt, National Gallery (15 Oct – Jan 18) (see image above) Some achievements, and some exhibitions, are virtually…

Let’s call the Turner Prize what it really is – an uninspiring ode to a multimedia world

7 May 2014 11:34

The Turner Prize shortlist has been announced, and includes a video artist who uses YouTube clips, an artist who pairs…