• Alain de Botton brings his Art as Therapy project to the Rijksmuseum

    Alain de Botton is putting theory into practice. The writer and commentator on philosphy, art and architecture has recreated his book Art as Therapy at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Selecting works of art and prints from the museum he has grouped them under populist headings and used ubiquitous yellow sticky notes alongside them to help viewers form a more personal way of responding.

  • Ruin Lust at Tate Britain

    Tate Britain, London
    Until 8 May
    Interview by Shumi Bose

  • Public art reaches out beyond the gallery

    Public art is a hot topic right now, inspiring new directives, new public debates and greater breadth and imagination deployed in its commissioning and execution than ever before

  • The art of repetition: Soviet-era posters

    An exhibition of iconic Soviet-era posters for iconic Soviet-era silent films go on display in London this January, produced using a combination of painterly technique and bold, graphic typography

  • Oil painting wins best record cover of the last year

    Work by Michael Kagan, used as cover art for new album by London band White Lies, wins at Best Art Vinyl 2013 competition

  • Art & retail: future directions

    As art is being increasingly used – and to great effect – in high-street retail marketing as it takes its lead from top-end retailers, that section is always looking to up its own game and keep that extra step ahead. Wendy Marshall, interior designer at MRA Architecture and Interior Design, looks at new initiatives and projects that are works of art in their own right

  • Xu Bing creates new installation for V&A Museum

    Travelling to the Wonderland will mark the opening of a new exhibition of Chinese art

  • Art for art’s sake

    Is time running out for freethinking art schools and art students? The warnings have been given, and while some commercial sponsorship and bursaries are in place, they can have serious strings attached, says Veronica Simpson

  • Sebastian Conran's Concord sculpture

    Sculpture celebrating British engineering unveiled outside London's Royal Albert Hall