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Architecture & Design

Giulio Paolini, Whitechapel gallery, review: 'Where's Paolini?'

Giulio Paolini's first big British show for 35 years is overshadowed because its curators didn't look widely enough, says Alastair Smart

Liverpool Biennial 2014

Welcome to Liverpool Biennial 2014. The 8th Biennial Exhibition, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, is curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman. It includes a group show at The Old Blind School, James McNeill Whistler at the Bluecoat, Sharon Lockhart

Ming: The Golden Empire, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh – review

A rich and often startlingly beautiful collection of artworks and artefacts.

Digital Revolution - The Barbican

Digital Revolution explores and celebrates the transformation of the arts through digital technology since the 1970s. The exhibition brings together for the first time a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, w

The Serpentine Pavilion has landed - first review

Like a giant egg or a Stone Age spaceship, architect Smiljan Radic’s Serpentine Pavilion is a symbol of hope and something more mysterious.

Zaha Hadid Building Wins Design of the Year 2014

Architect Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan has won the Design Museum's Design of the Year Award for 2014. She is the first ever woman to win the prize in the competition, which is now in its seventh year. Featuring Hadid's signatu

Exhibition review: Ming: The Golden Empire, Edinburgh

For 276 years, beginning in the 14th century, the Ming dynasty ruled China. It was a period of growth, prosperity and the pursuit of excellence in craftsmanship and the arts, coming down to us now in the porcelain with which the period is synonymous.

Ancient Lives, British Museum

As a child I had morbid fascination with Ancient Egypt and the mummification process, so news of this British Museum exhibition thrilled and delighted me. Now having seen it for myself there is plenty to absorb and learn not just about the people but the

Lesley Manville and Richard Eyre, James Patterson, Nicholas Hytner, Ming

Kirsty Lang talks to actress Lesley Manville and director Richard Eyre about filming their award-winning production of Ibsen's Ghosts.

Ming: The Golden Empire - National Museum of Scotland

Discover the extraordinary story of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), a period of China’s history marked by economic strength and a dramatic flourishing of the arts. Meaning brilliant or bright, the Ming era represents the starting point of modern China.