A visit to Roden Crater: James Turrell’s master work

Grey cinder cones march out across a flat expanse of sagebrush and scattered juniper trees.  The air is clear – you are 6,500 feet above sea level in the Painted Desert – and the horizon is dotted with buttes and mesas, some 80 miles distant.  There is hardly a sign of human life, though Native … Continue reading

A Bigger Picture: why contemporary art curators need to get out more

Those responsible for building public collections of contemporary art suffer from tunnel-vision and need to expand their horizons, says David Barrie, former diplomat, and ex-director of both The Art Fund and The Japan Festival 1991