Adrian Searle

Steve McQueen review like a punch in the gut

Thomas Dane Gallery, LondonThe artist returns with a heartbreaking meditation on young black men dying before their time.

Gerhard Richter: Our times are so unquiet

He wants to capture our era and uses everything from eye-rocking stripes to sheet glass sculpture in order to do so. Adrian Searle submits to the hectic complexities of Gerhard Richter.

Heavyweight majesty in steelworker Richard Serra's return to London

The 74-year-old artist has installed four typically gigantic steel works, full of magisterial, even sexual energy.

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010 review voraciously off-the-wall pop

Tate Moderns retrospective takes up 14 rooms. And its barely enough to contain the messy, druggy, unfathomably elusive and wondrous art of Sigmar Polke.

Constable: The Making of a Master review a feast of a show

Constable didnt just find inspiration in wild seas and brooding skies. As a new show illustrates, he steeped himself in the old masters and tried to outdo them.

Folkestone Triennial 2014 review: nothing but gold bars and end-of-the-pier gags

Artist Michael Sailstorfer has buried £10,000 of gold for you to dig up and it just might be the most interesting thing at a festival that goes to new heights, but lacks depth Will you be digging for buried treasure? Our live blog of the gold rush in Fol

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