They may not be amusing, but the five artists whose lives and works are portrayed at the Southampton gallery make for important stories from art history, says Mark Sheerin.
In honour of the 10th anniversary of a scheme which has allowed thousands to buy art, the former Turner Prize winner is giving away a work premiered at the Venice Biennale.
From Ming paintings and large-scale projections to computer fans around a Police Box and explicit avant-garde images, here are a few of the shows to look out for this year.
Screened to the public through a downloadable app, eight artists are about to begin seven days of live digital broadcasts from the landscapes which once inspired Constable.
Heading to Glastonbury? Don't miss Shangri-La, where more than 20 artists from across the world are converging to create heaven and hell for this year's festival.
Ahead of Brazil's second game of the tournament, here's an unstoppable Roberto Carlos freekick - as seen through the eyes of illustrator Thomas Slater in a five-second artwork.
Recall the moment one of the greatest midfielders of all time was sent off for headbutting Italian defender Marco Materazzi - as seen by artists Rajeev Basu and BB Vandals.
As the Netherlands prepare to clash with Spain, here's StudioSpass's video recreation of all-time great Ruud Gullit's goal against the Republic of Ireland at the 1990 World Cup.
Francesca Gavin's exhibition in Sheffield, E-vapor-8, takes its name from a single by rave band Altern 8. It shows the past as a melting pot of inspiration, she says.
See some of the imagery from the tour which is taking some of the best young film artists around the country this summer.
Tickets have gone on sale for a major art happening on the hills above Glasgow with a screening of the film Tomorrow Is Always Too Long by acclaimed artist Phil Collins.
Returning to the Custard Factory, where the festival began with the likes of LCD Soundsystem in 2003, Birmingham's Supersonic has a typically eclectic line-up of art and music.
The four artists on this year's Turner Prize shortlist have been announced. Take a look at their works in our picture gallery.
A female diving squad, imprisoned artists, a virtual flashmob and "prejudiced rants" play their part in our ten art exhibitions to see this month.
In an exhibition opening as part of this year's Brighton Festival, artist Tobias Revell has made three fable-like films about the digital world. People can exploit power, he says.