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Nico Vascellari installation. Photo: tmjokl@Flickr

What's on this month?

Verity Howard: Behind Closed Doors @ Manchester Craft and Design  Centre – till May 29 2016 Free entry. Verity Howard, a recent graduate and winner ...

Photo: Mark B. Schlemmer @Flickr

Top 5: Conceptual art

5) Piero Manzoni, Merda d’artista (1961) A small 30-gram tin with a yellow multilingual label reads “Artist’s shit—freshly preserved, produced and tinned.” Apparently ...

Agnes Dene walking in her wheat fields. Photo: Michael Peng@Flickr

Top 5: Environmental Art

5) Joseph Beuys, 7000 Oaks (1982-1987) Kassel’s Museum Fridericianum was startled one morning in 1982 to find 7000 slabs of basalt laid out ...

Nico Vascellari installation. Photo: tmjokl@Flickr

What's on this month?

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Photo: Mark B. Schlemmer @Flickr

Top 5: Conceptual art

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Agnes Dene walking in her wheat fields. Photo: Michael Peng@Flickr

Top 5: Environmental Art

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Nico Vascellari installation. Photo: tmjokl@Flickr

What’s on this month?

Your quick guide to exhibitions around the city for this March and onwards

Photo: Mark B. Schlemmer @Flickr

Top 5: Conceptual art

In light of Tate Britain’s upcoming show on British conceptual art, we take a look at some iconic thought-driven pieces

Agnes Dene walking in her wheat fields. Photo: Michael Peng@Flickr

Top 5: Environmental Art

With COP21 currently taking place, we take a look at some eco-friendly art works

Dali's Lobster Telephone (1936). Photo: mark6mauno@Flickr

Top 5: Surrealist Sculptures

With Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures now on show at Tate Modern, we take a look at other iconic surrealist pieces

Roy Lichtenstein, Stretcher Frame with Vertical Bars III (1968). Photo: rocor @Flickr

Top 5: Double-sided Paintings

With a double-sided Picasso set to sell for £60 million, we take an eclectic look at paintings that speak to us behind their backs

Photo: Justin Kern @Flickr

Funeral pods: Is it Art?

This week Arts & Culture looks at a new eco-friendly funeral pod to see how it compares with classic funerary art

Cornelia Parker, Anti-Mass 2005. Photo: C-Monster @Flickr

What’s On This Week

Your inside guide to what’s happening in the city this week

BUS STOP, Steffi Reichert@flickr.com

Kosmonaut Presents Manchester Artist himHallows

A quirky café/bar in the Northern Quarter opens its doors to a new galactic exhibition by Manchester artist, himHallows

Manchester City Centre, Photo: Stacey McNaught @Flickr

What’s on?

Your guide to what is happening in the city this month.

Photo: Ma Jose O.@ Flickr

To Ban or Not To Ban?

The EU has started considering whether the cadmium pigment is paints is to be banned. But what is cadmium and why is it so bad?

Photo: Man Alive @Flickr

What’s On This Month?

Your guide to what’s happening in the city this month

Image: Kay Sage, Flickr: sharon mollerus

Five artists

whose work wouldn’t look out of place in a science-fiction novel…