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Controversial human zoo to be recreated as art project in Oslo

Proposal for the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution has met with criticism, but artists say they want to “highlight a forgotten event”

Published online: 17 April 2014

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Labour’s shadow culture minister urges the new secretary to protect cultural heritage

Published online: 17 April 2014

Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival to present ‘parade’ of stars

The 2014 programme is a swansong for the outgoing director François Hébel

Published online: 17 April 2014

Chicago art handlers to vote on unionising

The Teamsters have filed complaints against Mana-Terry Dowd for intimidating workers

Published online: 16 April 2014

Video veteran Joan Jonas to represent US in Venice

The artist is expected to create a multimedia installation for next year’s Biennale

Published online: 16 April 2014

Swiss nudes too hot for China

Works by photography students in Lausanne censored in Shanghai

Published online: 16 April 2014

 

McQueen the Musical?

The Turner Prize winner—and Oscars darling—Steve McQueen hopes to direct a musical according to the UK newspaper The Sunday Times....

Student activists get creative in Caracas

Art students around Caracas have dressed up as green-faced soldiers, armed themselves with toy weapons and taken to the streets to condemn...

Uli Sigg's uplifting career

Charles Saumarez Smith, the secretary and chief executive of the London’s Royal Academy of Arts, recently revealed that he visited the...

 

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.