Rubberbandits: the pair say they are not comedians or entertainers but artists

More than 40 years ago, in 1975, the celebrated Irish artist Brian O’Doherty, working under the name Patrick Ireland, made an installation from turf i(...)

The Capital Paintings by Colin Darke (2004-2007). Courtesy of the artist

In Siberia a group of young artists hold an annual auction in which they sell their art for food. In Glasgow, the Turner Prize is awarded to an archi(...)

If you want to see how a social network works in real life, Groningen was the place to be last weekend. The Dutch city is home to Eurosonic, a mult(...)

Once derided by Albert Einstein as “spooky action at a distance”, entanglement demonstrates how some particles are so deeply linked that observing one has an effect on the other, even though they may be separated widely. Photograph: AP Photo/File

Thousands of years ago people made up stories to explain the world. Myths describing the changing seasons often became dogma, morphing into religion. (...)

'Are you Really Syrious', 1953, oil on panel, 53.5 x 91.5 cm

The surrealist artist and writer Leonora Carrington died in Mexico in 2011. She was 94, and had led an eventful and productive life, from reluctant d(...)

It was the year before the Great War, so named because it was vast in its upheaval; it marked the death of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and redrew the (...)