Gabby (Back)

A woman faces away from us, straps crisscrossing her back, in this photograph by Catherine Opie.

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Greece

Jagged sculptures, matchmaking, and weight loss regimes feature in this selection of four Greek artworks.

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Splitting

A whole house is cleaved cleanly in two in this site-specific artwork by Gordon Matta-Clark.

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Interview: Downtown Boys

‘Once an artwork is made it becomes the property of its audience.’ We talk to the band Downtown Boys.

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Fireflies on the Water

Coloured lights are reflected into infinity in this mesmerising mirror installation by Yayoi Kusama.

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Space is the Place

Sun Ra composed this futuristic jazz album to accompany the blaxploitation film of the same name.

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Floating

Handcrafted vessels and a seaborne cinema feature in this trio of artworks related to the word 'Floating'.

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If on a winter's night

Stories are cut short and readers are dragged into the action in this beguiling novel by Italo Calvino.

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Tilted Arc

Richard Serra's curved steel sculpture towered over New York commuters in the eighties, provoking awe and ire.

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Interview: Lusine

'Critics should like or dislike an artwork on its own terms.' We talk to electronic musician Lusine.

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Alias Grace

A Victorian media sensation convicted of murder tells her story in this historical novel by Margaret Atwood.

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Vietnam

Floating utopias and livestock-led livelihoods feature in this selection of four Vietnamese artworks.

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The Red Balloon

A boy and a balloon navigate the streets of Paris in this charming short film by Albert Lamorisse.

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The Shipping News

A dysfunctional family relocates to the craggy expanse of a Canadian island in this novel by Annie Proulx.

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Romania

Cataracts, black market goods, and jazz grooves feature in this selection of four Romanian artworks.

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Interview: Salvatore Scibona

'The goal of art was never to understand.' We talk to Salvatore Scibona, author of The End.

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Untitled #97

Cindy Sherman sits, slumped against hand, clutching a bathrobe to her body in this frank photograph.

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Woodlands

Secluded boarding schools and sound stories feature in this trio of artworks related to the word 'Woodlands'.

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White Teeth

Contemporary London is depicted in all of its cultural complexities in this sprawling novel by Zadie Smith.

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