20 October 2021
Sue Hubbard visited Dublin to see The Map: A Collaboration by Alice Maher and Rachel Fallon at Rua Red Gallery.
If you were born in...
2 October 2021
In a year dominated by the pandemic, it was decided not to award the Turner Prize to an individual but to a collective.
29 September 2021
Mayor Rudy Giuliani - threatened to close it on the grounds that the image of Chris Ofili's The Holy Virgin Mary was religiously...
13 September 2021
Shape Chroma: Tension London: Newton and Goethe famously disagreed on the genesis of colour. Most commentary assumes Goethe was wrong.
1 September 2021
To interpret, through paint, what verbal language cannot. No contemporary painter does this better than Sean Scully.
9 August 2021
Rachel Whiteread approached the last tenant, retired docker Sydney Gale to explain her desire to make an artwork out of his old home.
6 July 2021
Artist In Focus/Artist Profile/Feature
In an era when modernism was dictating that painting should abandon all connection to narrative, Paula Rego
11 June 2021
Few in the West will have been to Tehran. We are either likely to think of an exotic Persia full of sultans and hareems
24 May 2021
As a new young arts writer, I once went to Eileen Agar’s flat in Kensington. I honestly didn’t know who she was at that...
13 May 2021
What would Turner think? Would he even have recognised the artist collectives nominated for this year’s prize in his name as art?
20 April 2021
Art Criticism/Artist Profile/Feature
I first saw Mona Hatoum’s installation The Light at the End at The Showroom in East London in 1989.
2 March 2021
In this series, Sue Hubbard explores Mark Wallinger State Britain 2007 an artwork and Turner Prize winning exhibition at the Tate Gallery.
9 February 2021
Among contemporary painters, none has investigated what it is that makes us individual and human more eloquently than Tony Bevan.
7 January 2021
In 1967, Richard Long a young Bristol artist made a line in the grass of a field by walking backwards and forwards and called...
1 December 2020
Art Criticism/Art News/Essay/Features
Not long after Jenny Saville had left art school in Glasgow. As yet she was unwritten about and unknown. I was taken aback by...
12 November 2020
It's been quite a year for statues. Normally no more than street furniture that no one bothers to look at - old white men...
2 November 2020
Jock McFadyen is the psycho-geographer of the visual art world. ‘The laureate’, as Ian Sinclair has suggested, ‘of stagnant canals, filling stations and night...
1 November 2020
"I am re-writing a Black Queer and Trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our existence, resistance and persistence"...
8 October 2020
The Royal Academy Summer Show has an unbroken record. Still, this year, due to the pandemic, it’s being held in the winter rather than...
1 October 2020
Rachel Howard’s Suicide Paintings were first shown at the Bohen Foundation in NY, in 2007 and the following year at London’s Haunch of Venison...
1 September 2020
In this new series, Sue Hubbard explores single works by leading contemporary artists.
Marc Quinn: Alison Lapper Pregnant 2005: From gym ads to dating apps, from T.V. programmes on plastic surgery to how to look ten years...
2 August 2020
Born in Scotland and raised in Trinidad and Canada, Peter Doig is widely considered one of the most renowned contemporary figurative painters of his...
5 July 2020
In this new series, art critic, Poet and novelist Sue Hubbard discusses seminal contemporary artworks
18 March 2020
First, the Louvre in Paris closed. Then the galleries in London started to shut their doors, one by one, like the “lamps going out...
15 February 2020
Most great artistic movements begin as a reaction to the art and times that precede them. Impressionism in the 19th century. Surrealism, Dadaism and...
9 February 2020
In 1972 John Berger suggested that “The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.” The male gaze, he argued in...
22 January 2020
Art Market/Art News/Reviews
Being asked to write about an art fair is a bit like being commissioned to write about Waitrose and compare tins of baked beans...
26 November 2019
Fog was rising over the Wiltshire fields and the majestic beeches of Roche Court Sculpture Park dripping with November rain when we arrived for...
20 November 2019
In 1998 the first sales of the Dora Maar collection were put on sale in Paris. They revealed a life dedicated to photography, painting...
14 October 2019
If you are planning an imminent trip to the Netherlands, there are two must-see exhibitions on at the moment. Pieter de Hooch in Delft:...
1 October 2019
On my way to Tate Modern in the rain, last night, I smiled, thinking just how much Susan Hiller would have liked that there...