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'Soundscapes' at the National Gallery: your ultimate guide

This season, the galleries in the National Gallery's Sainsbury Wing will be offering a feast for the ears as well as the eye as the likes of musician/producer Jamie XX, Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz and Oscar-winning film composer Gabriel Yared curate one-off soundtracks to paintings from the collection.

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By: Elizabeth Darke

'Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust' at Royal Academy of Arts: a preview

Although he never ventured beyond New York State, the American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-72) toured the world, travelled across time, encountered different cultures and even embarked on space expeditions. All through his intriguing and complex shadow boxes – glass-fronted cases containing arrangements of the objects and images he amassed. 

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By: Freire Barnes

London art college degree shows

Find the art stars of tomorrow graduating from London's top art and design colleges. Highlights this year include Free Range at the Truman Brewery, Camberwell ILlustration at Off-site venue, Hoxton Arches and Goldsmtihs Postgraduates.

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The Serpentine Pavilion: which is your favourite?

The task of transforming the lawn outside the Serpentine Gallery with a multi-purpose temporary Pavilion isn't an easy one. There's the pressure to think of something new, the pressure to think of something interesting and the pressure to not totally balls things up like back in 2004, when the Pavilion plans proved too advanced and too intricate to physically pull off. This year's challenge falls on the Spanish architectural duo SelgasCano, who have delivered a multi-coloured, angled Pavilion. We're asking you to pick your favourite Serpentine Pavilion from years gone bys

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By: Elizabeth Darke

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: our top artworks

Older than Bruce Forsyth, unhindered by war, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is the indomitable, occasionally racy great-great aunt of London's big summer events. This year's show, overseen by Royal Academician Michael Craig-Martin, is a noticeably colourful affair. All-in-all there are 1,131 works packed into the galleries. Ahead of the official judging for prizes, including the £25,000 Charles Wollaston Award for most distinguished work on show, we were given an exclusive preview to come up with our own winners. Drumroll please; here are the results.

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Agnes Martin: a guide to Tate Modern's retrospective

The kindly old woman squinting into the camera doesn’t look like one of the most uncompromising modern artists the planet has ever produced. She looks like a farmer. Yet, Agnes Martin is in many ways the ultimate minimalist, a genius celebrated for quietly luminous abstract paintings that rarely deviate from a template of horizontals and verticals, and a cult figure thanks to the extreme, ascetic life she felt was essential to create them. 

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By: Martin Coomer

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Photography in London

Addicted to Instagram or permanently attached to your SLR? Even if your camera roll is totally empty, you'll find a way to appreciate London photography; we have the widest variety of styles in some of the best exhibitions at the most beautiful galleries. Find them in a flash with our guide to photography in London.

Art interviews

We speak to the biggest names and emerging talent in the art world

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