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Beauty and bloodbaths in the Ming dynasty

A million-strong army, exquisite opulence and paranoically violent rulers as a new show opens at the British Museum, Julia Lovell explains how the Ming dynasty put China at the centre of the world.

Julia Lovell | The Guardian

Ming: 50 Years That Changed China, British Museum - exhibition review: 'This is a sparkling show'

The curators allow a great wealth of objects to tell the story of China's imperial dynasty at its height.

Ben Luke | Evening Standard

The Riot Club; Ming at the British Museum; percussionist Colin Currie

The Riot Club, whose cast includes Max Irons and Jessica Brown Findlay, is a film based on Laura Wade's play Posh, about a fictional elite Oxford University male members club. Rachel Cooke reviews.

BBC Front Row | John Wilson

There's more to Ming than a vase

Martin Gayford reports from China on the history behind an amazing new exhibition.

Martin Gayford | Telegraph

Ming, review: 'the Ming bling dazzles'

Ming: 50 Years that Changed China at the British Museum is a magnificent exhibition, says Alastair Sooke.

Alastair Sooke | Telegraph

Controversial firm BAM chosen to build Dundee V&A

DUNDEE’S controversial V&A museum has taken a major step forward – despite furious protests over the firm chosen to build the attraction.

The Scotsman

Folkestone Triennial 2014: Lookout - exhibition review

From a baroque beach hut to a bamboo scaffold, a clutch of curiosities makes Folkestone a giant outdoor gallery — and all only a mind-bending day trip away

Ben Luke | Evening Standard

Folkestone Triennial 2014 review Kent's gold coast mines a rich artistic seam

The third Folkestone triennial draws on the coastal town's prosperous past, war wounds and current anxieties.

The Guardian | Tim Adams

Agitprop, love trucks and leaflet bombs: the art of protest

Titles can be misleading, and in case you have visions of microwave ovens running amok or washing machines crunching up the parquet, be reassured — or disappointed.

Andrew Lambirth | The Spectator