The importance of being a director-curator

Nicholas Serota and Udo Kittelmann reveal why they still want to organise exhibitions

Published online: 16 April 2014

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Swiss nudes too hot for China

Works by photography students in Lausanne censored in Shanghai

Published online: 16 April 2014

Mass exposure: why museums are focusing on photography

Image-sharing social media has fuelled a boom in audiences for photography exhibitions

Published online: 14 April 2014

Gay art show to go on in Senegal

Organisers resist pressure to cancel exhibition in country where homosexuality is illegal

Published online: 10 April 2014

Van Gogh’s paintings return to Arles

Gallery opened in a 15th-century mansion to permanently show the artist’s work

Published online: 08 April 2014

Rwanda, 20 years later

Photography show in London shows a different side of the war-torn country

Published online: 08 April 2014


History repeats itself

Hearkening to earlier politically volatile times, Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke’s immersive multi-media exhibition “Golden Age of the...

The guy that paid for the golden egg

It was eighth time lucky for the Midwest American seller of a previously lost Fabergé egg. The unnamed, part-time dealer bought it recently...

Finding Nemo

Henri Matisse’s paper cut-outs, which go on view to the public this Thursday in Tate Modern’s hotly anticipated summer show (17 April-7...


Chris Marker ventures to Plato's cave

The Whitechapel Gallery in London opens the first UK retrospective of the French film-maker Chris Marker on 16 April. In this clip from his 1989 television series The Owl’s Legacy, Marker compares the dark and quiet movie theatre to Plato’s allegory of the cave, where prisoners have a hard time distinguishing images from reality.