Pose Work for Plinths 3 (detail),  1971, 12 black and white photographs  on paper on board, 75 × 68 cm. Courtesy the artist and Tate,  London

The consistently inconsistent career of Scottish artist Bruce McLean

By Colin Perry
Nayland Blake and Lynne Tillman, Stop me if you’ve heard this one before ...,  2013. Courtesy: the artists, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, and Rockypoint Press, Los Angeles

In defence of irony

By Lynne Tillman
Cosmic Slop ‘Dutchman’, 2013, black soap  and wax, 245 × 130 × 7 cm. Courtesy: the artist, George Economou Collection and Hauser & Wirth, London; photograph: Fanis Vlastaras and Rebecca Constantopoulou

Rashid Johnson talks to Tom Morton about fiction, humour and homage

By Tom Morton
Mike, 1980, black and white photograph. Courtesy: the artist and Greene Naftali, New York; photograph: General Idea

Dan Fox talks to Michael Smith about minimalism, comedy and failure

By Dan Fox

Art and comedy: a great double act?

Nine theses on slapstick

By Brian Dillon