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A mixed display of Artificial Intelligence at the Barbican

At a time when humans are still struggling to define intelligence in machines, an exhibition about the same could be heading into controversial territory.


Odd video art in the Barbican

There's a video screen that shows changing shapes in a sort of 1980s home computer version of the 2001 Space Odyssey scene.


An infinite loop of sunrise and sunset at the Barbican

A huge 24 metre length of slowly moving photographic film is currently turning in an endless loop in the heart of the Barbican.


City of London to trial an ultra-low emissions only road

The City of London has announced a pilot scheme that would see a road next to Barbican flats restricted to ultra-low emission vehicles to see what impact it has on improving air quality.


See the Barbican in a golden glow

A new film by the guy behind the award winning documentary about the last days of the Robin Hood Gardens estate in east London, has turned his gaze upon the Barbican itself and how sunset transforms the buildings.


Abbey Road Studios photography exhibition

There's a small exhibition at the moment in The Barbican showing off photos taken inside the famous music studios at Abbey Road.


Yto Barrada’s bizarre exhibition at the Barbican

The curve, that wonderful massive space for art at the Barbican sometimes has queues around the block so good is the art on display. And sometimes, you're left scratching your head in bewilderment.


Tickets Alert: Interactive art thingy on the Barbican Highwalks

Next weekend there's free interactive art thing happening, and its set among the Barbican Highwalks, that optimistic, or infuriatingly complex, set of elevated pedestrian passages in the City of London.


Tickets Alert – Light and music show in a road tunnel

A road tunnel running underneath the Barbican estate is to be closed to traffic for a weekend next month, and turned into a light and sound installation.


A pop-up clean air garden at the Barbican

If you're wandering around the back of the Barbican, you might spy a lot of steel tubes with a seemingly random selection of plants in them.


Museum Meals – Barbican Foyer Cafe

The Barbican has almost as many food establishments as it has concert halls and galleries, so which to choose from.


A dystopian delight of Sci-Fi on display at the Barbican

A vast display of science fiction memorabilia is filling an inky black space within the brutalist heart of the Barbican at the moment.


The Barbican sheds infra-red light onto the refugee crisis

Discordant noises in a darkened room with black and white imagery blasting at your eyeballs.


Gerald Scarfe and Pink Floyd at The Barbican

Drawings and designs by the surrealist artist, Gerald Scarfe are on display at the Barbican at the moment.


Surreal disappointment in The Curve’s latest display

The curve is a vast space within the Barbican which has on occasions really hit the mark with its displays, leading to long queues to go inside. And sometimes, it's almost empty.