Art plays key role in Chicago mayor's re-election hopes

As Expo Chicago opens, Rahm Emanuel's record on culture comes under scrutiny

Published online: 18 September 2014

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A piece of Ferguson protests come to Chicago

Glenn Kaino has been collecting stones from conflict zone over the past two years for a work to be shown at Kavi Gupta Gallery

Published online: 18 September 2014

Too hot to handle

As the People’s Climate March launches this weekend, scientists team with artists to urge museums to drop sponsors who deny man-made climate change

Published online: 18 September 2014

Iranian photographer returns €50,000 prize

Newsha Tavakolian says the founder of the Paris-based Fondation Carmignac interfered with her work

Published online: 18 September 2014

Charges made against two men in Russian avant-garde forgery case

The suspects allegedly offers fakes for sale as genuine works by Malevich, Rodchenko and Goncharova

Published online: 18 September 2014

Arrest warrant issued for Ukrainian daredevil who painted Moscow skyscraper

Mustang Wanted says the stunt was a piece of performance art dedicated to his country’s independence

Published online: 17 September 2014


iBook of the Dead

Don’t you hate it when you find yourself inside an ancient tomb without the appropriate dictionary to translate the hieroglyphs on the...

Artists not wanted

Well artists, you had a good run. It’s not easy working in today’s art world, as the artist Bob and Roberta Smith knows. Perhaps that’s why...

Scotland vs England: battle of the blockbusters

Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland has pre-empted London’s British Museum twice, by getting in first with exhibitions on the same...


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.