Cai Guo-Qiang: Gunpowder Paintings

Ignition of Cuyahoga River Lightning: Drawing for the Cleveland Museum of Art, 14 September, 2018 © Cai Studio. Photo: Wen-You Cai, courtesy of Cai Studio

The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio is its ‘main industrial artery’ and has been critical to the city’s development following its founding in 1796. Cleveland’s rapid industrialisation in the mid-19th century, which led to much prosperity and wealth, was largely… Continue reading

The Power of Manga at the British Museum

Manga, Professor Munakata’s British Museum Adventure, 2011, by Hoshino Yukinobu © Yukinobu Hoshino/Shogakukan Inc

Manga – often translated as ‘pictures run riot’ – are serialised Japanese stories, told through a combination of images and text. With an avid readership in Japan and beyond, manga has evolved into a multi-billion-pound industry. Its distinctive style of… Continue reading