Barbican

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Raisa Kabir's transcontinental textiles to Toyin Ojih Odutola's epic cycle of queer, Black drawings

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The Buck stopped here

Queer, Black, out of this world: Toyin Ojih Odutola's drawings flip power structures in Barbican show

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From David Hockney's portraits to a photography show radically rethinking masculinity

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Exhibitions

From trans to the Taliban: Barbican to explore the many sides of masculinity

Sweeping photography show will shine a light on the fluid and plural nature of what it means to be a man

Analysis
The Year in Review 2019

Finally out of the shadows: the biggest exhibition trend in 2019

We look back at some of the best shows this year

Interview
Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen on questioning the intelligence of AI

US artist’s new show at the Barbican continues his exploration into how artificial intelligence is shaping how organisations control us

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a major survey of Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner at the Barbican, to rooftop sculptures at Bold Tendencies in Peckham

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Exhibitions

Barbican show in London aims to raise Lee Krasner’s profile

Exhibition continues the re-evaluation of the Abstract Expressionist who spent too long in the shadow of husband Jackson Pollock

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Exhibitions

How museums are stepping up exhibition design

A wave of innovative exhibition design has graced our museums in recent years. What are the keys to holding the viewer’s gaze?

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Anni Albers' textile masterclass at Tate Modern, to an exploration of artist couples at the Barbican

Interview
Frieze London 2018

Francis Upritchard: the confessions of a magpie Kiwi

The New Zealand-born artist’s show at the Barbican Art Gallery reflects her diverse approach to materials, including a rare Brazilian rubber called balata

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Christo’s huge floating sculpture in Hyde Park to the intimacy of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Exhibitions

The power couples who shaped Modern art

New show explores 40 romantic and artistic partnerships of the 20th century

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Exhibitions

Basquiat: Boom for Real is most popular show in Barbican’s history

More than 7,000 visitors attended over the closing weekend in London, with overall figures expected to reach more than 215,000

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Exhibitions

Does Basquiat's work still burn with youthful energy or has it become a fossil of 1980s New York?

Kenneth Baker on the US artist's survey at the Barbican, which travels to Germany next month

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Frieze 2017

Basquiat boom spreads with London show

Artist’s many influences explored in scholarly exhibition comprising more than 100 pieces at the Barbican

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Barbican

Barbican 'in discussion' to preserve Banksy murals inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition

British street artist’s latest works poke fun at the zero-tolerance approach to graffiti around the London gallery

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Exhibitions

What happens when artists step into buyers' shoes: New Barbican exhibition "Magnificent Obsessions" showcases curio owned by the likes of Warhol and Hirst

Cookie jars and seven-legged lambs invite us to consider how distinctive styles emerged from the building blocks of various visual languages

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Art & Technology

(Inter)facing the future at Barbican's 'Digital Revolution'

Exploring the impact of digital technology on art, music, film and design

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Condé Nast

Condé Nasty: Publishers of Tate block display of young artist’s work

Graham Dolphin had to produce a whole new series for the Barbican show after his work with Vogue front covers was halted

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Francis Bacon

Bacon estate bans reproductions of images in Barbican exhibition

Tate lends Bacon works on paper for comparison with disputed works but comparative photos of Tate works are not allowed

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Exhibitions

The Joule Archive to go on show at Barbican: Will the real Mr Bacon please stand up?

A second exhibition of Barry Joule’s collection, left to him by Francis Bacon his former neighbour, is still a matter of dispute with the Bacon Estate