Artists fight violence against women in Egypt

Although sexual harassment has recently been made a crime in the country, incidents of assault are on the rise

Published online: 20 August 2014

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Debate, ridicule and claims of unoriginality overshadow Sydney public art

Three permanent works due to be installed will cost the city AUS$8m

Published online: 20 August 2014

Russian culture minister Medinsky in censorship row

A culture ministry document that aims to impose social “norms” on the arts has attracted widespread criticism

Published online: 20 August 2014

Art truck to deliver free materials to New York classrooms

The non-profit groups Artery and Mister Artsee bring art kits to thousands of pre-kindergarten children

Published online: 19 August 2014

Secretive North Korean artist’s show cancelled in Beijing

Sun Mu’s controversial political works inspired by propaganda imagery may have been censored

Published online: 19 August 2014

A hit and a miss in two restitution cases

French legal body rejects one claim while an Australian museum agrees to return a work to Jewish heirs

Published online: 19 August 2014


The talking statues of England

What if statues could talk? UK community arts producers Sing London are hazarding a guess at what they might say, having commissioned a...

Khaled Jarrar finally leaves Palestine for Finland

The Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar has had his travel ban lifted by the Israeli Security Agency, and has arrived in Helsinki to start...

Monika deconstructs Mies

The Polish artist Monika Sosnowska is planning a public work for New York that riffs on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s famed Lake Shore Drive...


Jean Paul Gaultier hits the streets in London

As his show opens at London’s Barbican this week, the French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier talks to the curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot about his early work and his love for the UK city. In the 1970s, Gaultier remembers spotting a poster with bright red lips and dripping blood on the Kings Road plugging The Rocky Horror Picture Show—an aesthetic he says you can see in his own clothes.