Tate Modern’s Switch House review – brain-fizzing art to power a pyramid

Supersized sculpture, live performance and piles of goo get the airing they deserve in an expansion full of surprise – the 360-degree lookout is art itself

Chinese artist’s image of dying grandmother vies for BP portrait award

karouzo –  a place for the arts This article titled “Chinese artist’s image of dying grandmother vies for BP portrait award” was written by Maev Kennedy, for The Guardian on Wednesday 6th April 2016 15.48 UTCA haunting portrait by a Chinese artist of his grandmother lying in her hospital bed in the last stages of cancer, almost beyond speech but gazing at the artist and the viewer, has made the shortlist of three for the National Portrait Gallery’s (NPG) annual prize.While two of the three artis

Man Booker winner Marlon James: ‘I was the nerd, I wasn’t into sports, assumed gay’

The novelist talks about nearly packing it in after his first book was rejected 78 times, growing up listening to Eurythmics and Pet Shop Boys – and A Brief History of Seven Killings, his multi-voiced epic about the attempted assassination of Bob Marley