Kirsty Bell

With a series of paintings, 20 years in the making, recently shown for the first time in Berlin, the artist discusses her processes and inspiration

Kirsty Bell, Ahmet Öğüt, Ming Wong and Slavs and Tatars share their highlights of the coming year’s shows: can we break with art-business as usual?

Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

Losing your place in the world 

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

Ian White, Anne Imhof and Jason Dodge, our Berlin-based contributing editor’s picks of the year

Untitled, 2015, oil on canvas, 250 x 220 cm. Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin and Greene Naftali, New York

On the art of Monika Baer

MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium

Channelling an array of found footage into his sound and video works, James Richards tests the limits of depicting visceral materiality

Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany

Why has abjection gained renewed currency in art?

At what point does a doodled line become a nose? The paintings of Allison Katz