There is much to praise from Ghana, India, France, and a stunning international pavilion. Less admirable is a true horror on the Arsenale…
‘We put a cow in the video, to signify reality. It peed everywhere’
The most prestigious award in architecture goes to three-person Spanish company who avoid the international limelight and ‘flee from fashions’
The exceptional brilliance of 1960s architecture comes partly from technical improvements. In its versatility and strength, reinforced concrete was vastly superior to any earlier building technology, freeing architects to make the shapes they judged most useful and beautiful
Celebrated Iranian director, whose Taste of Cherry won Cannes’ top prize in 1997, remained in the country after the Islamic revolution and continued to flourish
Byatt teases out the similarities and contrasts between two multifaceted makers, who each gave their name to famous brands, in this late-life meditation on the values of art
Muralist JR has cast a spell over the Paris museum’s glass canopy in a work that recalls the Renaissance’s eye-fooling tricks. Now can we have one for the Shard?