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Adrian Searle

Halfway through 512 hours of Marina Abramovi: no one to hear you scream

Our critic revisits Abramović's residency at the Serpentine and finds its stifling silence and exam-style tasks evoke more production-line misery than mindfulness.

Kazimir Malevich: prisoner, revolutionary, suspected spy artist

The many lives of Malevich are all in his paintings, now on show in a fascinating retrospective at Tate Modern.

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

Franz West review his sculptures look like they've wandered in, up to no good

Hepworth, Wakefield Showing the Austrian maverick at the temple to Britain's greatest female sculptor reveals what a complex and joyous artist he was If you stand among Barbara Hepworth's carved and rounded plaster and wood shapes at the Hepworth in Wa

Marina Abramovi review 'Who knows what might happen?'

"Close your eyes and think of the void," Marina Abramović announces. "The void is also a cinema screen."

Dave's off his head: meet Ed Atkins's disembodied, drinking, smoking avatar

CGI artist Ed Atkins's hunky virtual alter ego is set to turn heads in a mesmerising installation at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Piet Mondrian review – studio soirees and all that jazz

Tate Liverpool has rebuilt the room where Mondrian painted, listened to records and entertained friends – while Turner Contemporary traces the development of his beautifully simple later style.

Piet Mondrian review – studio soirees and all that jazz

Tate Liverpool has rebuilt the room where Mondrian painted, listened to records and entertained friends – while Turner Contemporary traces the development of his beautifully simple later style.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs review – 'how rich, how marvellous, how alive'

Bees swarm, swallows swerve, a shark swims the wall ... with a pair of giant dress-making scissors, Matisse cut himself free from the miseries of illness and old age, creating luscious cut-outs that unleashed a new art. Adrian Searle eats up a joyous show

Fabrice Hyber: but is it fruit?

A big, inflatable cloud hangs overhead, and a slanting rain falls inside the Baltic in Gateshead. It's only cartoon rain, made from yards and yards of fishing line, which tether the cloud to the gallery floor. Where would artists be without nylon monofil?