Ramón Alva de la Canal, El Café de Nadie (Nobody’s Café), c. 1970. Courtesy: Private Collection, © DACS, 2019

As a show about cabaret culture opens at the Barbican, it’s worth remembering that nightclubs are about more than just a good time

By Paul Clinton

Three current photography shows in London demonstrate how structures of power influence visual culture

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

Two shows in London, by Yto Barrada and Ala Younis, suggest that the unwritten future need not be as unjust or limiting as the erased past

By Darran Anderson
Jardin de quartier industriel (Industrial District Garden), Agadir, Morroco, by Jean Challet, 1960


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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1982. Courtesy: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, licensed by Artestar, New York; photograph: Studio Tromp, Rotterdam

Barbican, London, UK

By Charlie Fox

Documentary - 28 Apr 2017

frieze associate editor Paul Clinton talks to curator and Professor of Fashion and Museology at London College of Fashion, Judith Clark, about the challenges of curating exhibitions of fashion and dress

Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

By Hettie Judah

From the Spiritualist origins of Ghostbusters to an interview with Luc Sante: what to read this weekend

By Paul Clinton
Ydessa Hendeles, From her wooden sleep ... (detail), 2015; Courtesy ICA, London; photograph: Mark Blower

The personal process of exhibition-making

By Isobel Harbison
Netsuke from the collection of Edmund de Waal

Barbican, London, UK

By Charlie Fox