Steve McQueen: the art of seeing - in pictures

In a new exhibition in Switzerland, British artist Steve McQueen has created a labyrinth of unsettling visual experiences

Should Krafft's work still be on display? | Poll

Controversial artist Charles Krafft - known for his porcelain AK-47 and china teapots featuring Adolf Hitler - has gone public about being a Holocaust denier. Should museums still have his art on show?

Royal Academicians in their studios

Anne Purkiss has spent years photographing artists, including Hockney and Gormley, in their own spaces

American dreams: George Bellows comes to the RA - in pictures

Realist painter George Bellows - going on show at the RA this week - creates an unflinching portrait of life in early 20th-century America

Yinka Shonibare: class act at Yorkshire Sculpture Park - in pictures

Fabric-ation places deadly dandies, rioting foxes and flying aliens against the softly rolling countryside of northern England

The art of Kerry Skarbakka - in pictures

Skarbakka has received both awards and death threats for his controversial images

Study in blue: from Conservative party centre to Chateau Despair - in pictures

A new book of photography explores the disused Conservative Party office - aptly nicknamed Chateau Despair

Ruins in reverse: Louis Kahn's timeless architecture - in pictures

Renowned for the monolithic masonry of buildings from California to Bangladesh, Kahn turned his obsessions - the natural sciences and primary geometries - into wondrous works of architecture

Backstage at the Royal Albert Hall's Carmen - in pictures

Makeup is applied, props are prepared, jokes are made - there's even enough time for a game of cards as the cast prepare for David Freeman's spectacular arena staging of Bizet's opera

Architects and their favourite buildings

From Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art to Le Corbusier's Ronchamp chapel