In our brief history of the Abstract Expressionist movement, we write Lee Krasner back in to art history and explore how the turbulence of New York in the 1940s led to the vibrant and energetic art movement that put New York at the centre of the art world.
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Is meat grown in a lab vegetarian? 'Meet Meat' puts the idea of meat under the microscope to hear both sides of the argument as we look ahead to the future of food production.
In the second of a series of three videos exploring contemporary artists’ responses to our Lee Krasner exhibition, artist Flora Yukhnovich talks to Katy Hessel (founder of The Great Women Artists) about her practice and what Krasner’s work means to her
'I always wanted to be a gardener, and here I am' // Marta Lowcewicz, Head Gardener at the Barbican Conservatory
The Barbican Conservatory is London's second largest conservatory, with over 1,800 species of plants and trees.
Head Gardener Marta reveals the secrets of this hidden oasis in the heart of the city.
We meet artist Chantal Joffe in her studio as she talks to Katy Hessel (founder of The Great Women Artists) about Lee Krasner's life, her paintings and what this new exhibition of her works mean for her.
Technology is rewiring our neurons and changing both our physical movements and inner thought processing. Klaas Diersmann presents an experimental and eerie depiction of our intimate yet divisive and compulsive relationships with these technologies.
Cinema curator Tamara Anderson takes us back to the heady days of 1970s France and tells us how the films that came after the Nouvelle Vague were influenced by the turbulent political events of May 1968 – and why these films are still so relevant today.
For our most recent Barbican Session, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and prodigious whistler Andrew Bird performs ‘Sisyphus’ from his latest album My Finest Work Yet.