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Leipzig’s artist studios

6 July 2016

Dubbed the new Berlin, Leipzig is home to an increasing number of galleries and project spaces – but the city still has lots of space for inexpensive artists’ ateliers.


Time to collect

31 May 2016

From design to art, magazines to furniture, we all know the pleasure of collecting. But how do we ensure that passion beats pure investment? This was the question that Robert Bound posed to the speakers at this year’s…


Cruise-ship entertainers

19 May 2016

From glitzy dance numbers and well-loved show tunes to conga lines, entertainment is key to cruising success. Monocle's Robert Bound grabs a lounger and joins in the fun.


New-generation animators

8 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

16 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

24 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

27 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

9 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

24 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

2 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

14 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?'

23 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

7 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

30 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

14 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…

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