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New-generation animators

January 2016

With the success of Pixar came an avalanche of computer-generated animation but not all animators are following the hi-tech pack. Monocle Films travels to the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and southern England in search…


Portrait of a Nation

December 2015

Singapore is not used to letting people do whatever they want and thus it has been stuck with a moribund art scene. But the opening of the new National Gallery aims to change perceptions of the city-state both at home and…


Reporting the Arctic

September 2015

It is undoubtedly one of the more inhospitable places on Earth but take a look: there is a trove of stories to be told about the vast and varied Canadian Arctic.


Top five from the culture desk

April 2015

For Monocle's Quality of Life Conference in Lisbon, Robert Bound put the spotlight on five things from the field of culture that are worthy of an encore. Sit back for cool museums and steamy cinema experiences.


Son of a Beach: Miami's art scene

January 2015

Miami was all washed-up but then a new breed of art galleries and a boatload of art collections sailed in, aided by the fair winds of Art Basel's Miami fair and the lure of the tropics. Monocle's culture editor finds out…


Prix Pictet - Consumption

May 2014

Since 2008, Prix Pictet has championed and rewarded photojournalists and photographic artists who shed light on environmental issues. Monocle films takes a look at this year's exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum…


Art is Therapy

May 2014

Art is about more than just a nice painting – it can be a tool for understanding the many brushstrokes of life. So says philosopher Alain de Botton, who's co-curating a new exhibition in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam called…


Spread the Word

March 2014

There is a weight of passion, wit, intellect and fun to be found on Italy's screens, in its speakers and in its print. Monocle delves into the quirks of the country's news and entertainment, and finds the best of its lea…


'Typisch Deutsch?'

January 2014

Punctual? Rigorous? Romantic? What does it mean to be typically German? Rolf Sachs, a half-German, half-French artist and designer with a wry eye and a scarf made from dusters, explores the clichés that form his notion of…


Arctic inspiration

November 2013

The Arctic has inspired the world for centuries with tales of adventure and exploration. Monocle heads to Denmark to see the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s current exhibition, Arctic, that seeks out the past and present…


The Kids are All Right

October 2013

Learning from a master is a privilege in any sphere. To nurture ideas for the arts, Rolex’s Mentor & Protégé initiative has been teaming world-leading practitioners with promising prodigies around the globe. Monocle's…


66th Locarno Film Festival

August 2013

Locarno is the romantic heart of the film festival circuit. Monocle put a rose in its buttonhole and sat in its own director's chair on the shores of Lake Maggiore to assess the aesthetic and commercial importance of the…


Paris Photo LA

May 2013

We head to Hollywood to shoot the world's most celebrated photographic art fair, this year taking place for the first time at Paramount Pictures Studios in LA.


Art in Berlin

March 2013

Berlin’s vibrant arts scene is getting serious and growing up. Creatives are making real investments in the city to transform its unusual spaces.


Berlin film scene

February 2013

The Berlin International Film Festival is one of the most influential showcases in the world and part of Germany’s rich cinema tradition. Join Monocle for a look at the city’s relationship with filmmaking.

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