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The precious art of procrastination

Jane Shilling visits the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing to explore procrastination, infamous as being the scourge of creative types

Rencontres d'Arles festival: the best photographs of 2014 in pictures

Each summer since 1970, the photographic world descends on Arles, France, for this annual celebration of their art from divers to dogs, browse the best of this year's images Continue reading...

Malevich, Daniel Buren, Urban Psychosis: this weeks art shows in pictures

From the Malevich retrospective in London to Urban Psychosis in Manchester, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark find out what's happening in art around the country Continue reading...

TateShots: Caragh Thuring

Painter Caragh Thuring is interviewed in her London studio for this TateShots video.

Soviet Ghosts: an Empire in decay - in pictures

The countries of the former Eastern bloc are full of abandoned monuments to the glory of the Soviet Union. Risking arrest and radiation, photographer Rebecca Litchfield took a road trip through the ruined hospitals, barracks, prisons and spy stations to p

TateShots: Liverpool Biennial 2014

From dazzle ships to Whistler, the Liverpool Biennial has taken over the city. TateShots takes a tour of the UK's largest international contemporary art festival

Liverpool Biennial: Misery on the Mersey

In March this year, cuts of £156m to Liverpool’s public services were announced, which means that half of the city’s 19 libraries are expected to close, as well as the majority of children’s centres. Against this backdrop of social injustice, the

The Radical Geometry Of South American Modern Art At Royal Academy

Think 20th century abstract art and the mind automatically conjures up images of Jackson Pollock’s expressionist drip paintings or Mark Rothko’s cool intensity. But the North wasn’t the only America forging a new path in the abstract; South America

Liverpool Biennial 2014: A lot of misery and bleakness

Adrian Searle hunts for a glimmer of hope in a bewildering journey across the city There are always good things in the Liverpool Biennial but often not enough, and the themes have often seemed trite and irritating catch-alls. This time, there isn't

Hans Haacke and the fine art of photographing exhibitions in pictures

All the big hitters of the art world were at the 1959 Documenta exhibition: Kandinsky, Pollock, Magritte and Mickey Mouse. From polka-dotty punters to super-serious nuns, Hans Haacke's stunning photos capture the crowds who lapped up these masters of mode