‘Time and Space — The Speed of Light’, by Andrew Rogers
©VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015

The Ibiza art circus

Cirque du Soleil’s Guy Laliberté is ringmaster of the island’s newest art scene

The Life of a Song

Herbie Hancock ©FrancisWolff/Corbis
The strong melody, blues-based structure and catchy piano riff make the tune extremely adaptable to other styles of music
The Life of a Song: ‘Summertime’
Premiered 80 years ago in George Gershwin’s folk opera ‘Porgy and Bess’, ‘Summertime’ went on to become possibly the most recorded song of all time
Alissa Firsova outside the Royal Albert Hall in June
©Alice Whitby

Interview: composer Alissa Firsova

The composer on the premiere of her work at the BBC Proms

‘Yassin Dynasty’ (2013) by Raed Yassin
©Kevin Moran

Art and Lebanon: beauty amid the rubble

Two London exhibitions showcase contemporary artists with links to Beirut

Louisa Rose Allen aka Foxes
©Joseph Okpako/Redferns

Foxes, Oslo, London

The singer’s music was at its best when shorn of bombast

Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation'

Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation — film review

Tom Cruise stars in a hyperactive blast of fantastic nonsense

Frankfurt’s Städel Museum is introducing digitorials for its shows
©Andreas Reeg

The museum of infinite space

‘Digitorials’ and the ingenious ways art institutions are using the internet to extend their reach

'Man with a Movie Camera'

Man with a Movie Camera — film review

Dziga Vertov’s dazzling documentary is restored and re-scored

Iris Apfel

Iris — film review

A portrait of eccentric New York fashion guru Iris Apfel

Xian Zhang conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the BBC Proms
©BBC/Chris Christodoulou

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

Qigang Chen’s hushed work contained echoes of Debussy and Ravel

Boris Grigoriev’s 'Café Chantant' (1913)
©Petr Aven Collection

Russian Modernism 1907-1917, Neue Galerie, New York

The occasional masterpiece stands out from the crowd