29 December 2014

Why shouldn’t the Tate take oil money?

Forcing galleries to reveal everything about their funding is bad for art.

12 December 2014

The British Museum has lost its marbles

Why loaning the Elgin Marbles to Russia is a mistake.

2 September 2014

Exhibit B: a guilty pleasure

Brett Bailey’s new show isn't racist; it just makes you feel bad.

23 July 2014

Israel-bashing comes to the Fringe

Those calling for the boycotting of an Israeli show are censors in liberal clothing.

22 May 2014

Trigger warnings: a gun to the head of literature

Once authoritarian regimes deemed students too dumb to read novels, now it is students themselves.

10 April 2013

A perverted
view of art

It was daft of the Tate to remove Graham Ovenden’s paintings after his indecent assault conviction.

26 February 2013

Human creativity is not frozen in time

The British Museum’s exhibition of Ice Age art has stunning artefacts but a silly view of art.

4 February 2013

How to judge art: a beginner’s guide

Never mind the relativistic idea that all art has value - here's how to distinguish the great from the good.

3 September 2012

Let’s welcome Israeli dancers to Scotland

The childish Westerners calling for boycotts of Israeli artists are having a corrosive impact on creativity.