Aimee Dawson

Aimee is the assistant digital editor at The Art Newspaper. She specialises in art from the Middle East and North Africa, having studied Arabic and Middle East studies and contemporary African and Asian art. Follow her on Twitter @amldawson

Interview
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Ai Weiwei: ‘I’m like a high-end refugee’

The artist talks about his refugee-orientated show in Hong Kong—and his plans for South America

Podcast

Andy Warhol (part two): Jeremy Deller, Shadows

The British artist tells us about hanging out in the Factory and we get the story behind the Shadow paintings on show in New York

News
Dubai

Jameel Arts Centre: Dubai gets first non-governmental contemporary art space

Four solo shows of female artists are part of efforts to “redress the gender balance” in the Middle East, says director

Podcast

Andy Warhol (part one): Whitney curator Donna De Salvo on the key moments of the king of Pop art's career

From his early life as a commercial artist to his celebrity portraits, as well as his relationship with a certain Donald Trump

Review
Books

What books in paintings mean

The significance of books in works of art

Podcast

Don’t call me a woman artist: overlooked Surrealists. Plus, Klimt/Schiele

We talk to Alyce Mahon, the curator of the Dorothea Tanning exhibition in Madrid, and adviser for the Leonor Fini show in New York about the art and life of the two surrealist artists. Plus, as a spate of shows open in Europe and the US, we discuss how Klimt and Schiele compare. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Podcast

Bruce Nauman’s New York takeover. Plus, the British Museum dusts down its Islamic art galleries

We talk to the curator Kathy Halbreich about the giant two-part Bruce Nauman retrospective at MoMA and MoMA PS1. Plus, the specialist in Islamic studies Jane Jakeman reviews the new Islamic displays at London’s British Museum. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Podcast

Gainsborough murder mystery. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg on performance art

We travel back to the 18th century and delve into the grisly family murders that helped Gainsborough gain fame. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg tell us all about her new book Performance Now: Live Art for the 21st century. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Podcast

In the Sotheby’s saleroom with the self-destructing Banksy, plus Bauhaus pioneer Anni Albers

We go behind the scenes of one of the most publicised stunts in auction history with our correspondent Anny Shaw who was there that evening. Then we get a tour of Tate Modern's Anni Albers retrospective with its curator Briony Fer, speak to the artist's biographer Charles Darwent and the head of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Nicholas Fox Weber. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

News
Appointments & departures

Art Dubai appoints new international director Chloe Vaitsou, formerly of Frieze Fairs

Emirati fair says she will work alongside the artistic director in a move away from having a single leader

Interview
Frieze London 2018

Collector's Eye: Christina Makris

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Podcast

Frieze special: the fair and the top shows, with Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson

We talk to the art market specialist Melanie Gerlis about the fair, to Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson about their shows, Massimiliano Gioni about the New Museum’s video-art pop-up in London—and much more. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Podcast

Special: the rise and rise of contemporary African art

On the eve of the 1-54 fair for contemporary African art, we talk to an artist, a curator, an art fair founder, a gallerist and an auctioneer about the long overdue recognition of the diverse art of a continent. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Podcast

Courtauld’s Impressionists. Plus, Armenian treasures at the Met

How Samuel Courtauld’s collection ignited Britain’s passion for Impressionists. Plus, New York’s Metropolitan Museum looks at Armenia, the first country to convert to Christianity. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

News
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

Mika Rottenberg’s surreal world lands in London’s newest space, Goldsmiths CCA, while the “king of cling” Azzedine Alaïa captivates at the Design Museum

Podcast

Van Gogh in the asylum. Plus, Christian Marclay on The Clock

Our correspondent Martin Bailey and art historian Martin Gayford talk about Van Gogh's time at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and Christian Marclay tells us about his ground-breaking work The Clock. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

News
Looted art

Looted Renoir is returned to French heir in New York

Granddaughter of Jewish collector flies in for restitution ceremony

News
Exhibitions

Art made from Isis bullet hole damage goes on show for first joint UK project between Iraq and Kurdistan

Piers Secunda’s exhibition on destroyed ancient Assyrian objects is part of ongoing attempts to bring peace to a divided region

News
Exhibitions

Is major survey of conceptual art pioneer Hassan Sharif heading to New York's Guggenheim?

Sharjah Art Foundation’s blockbuster retrospective of the late artist is already confirmed for venues in Germany and Italy

News
Exhibitions

Surrealism in the digital age: Beirut exhibition looks at new wave of 20th-century art movement

Show at Lebanon's Aishti Foundation is last in a trilogy exploring its vast private collection before its first solo presentation of Albert Oehlen

News
Museums

Works by Picasso among objects rediscovered in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art's collection

Preparation for 2019 exhibition and the building's renovation has led to the discovery of previously undocumented art works

News
Exhibitions

Black Power and Shirin Neshat take centre stage at the Broad in 2019

LA museum will be last stop for Tate Modern's acclaimed Soul of a Nation show examining race relations in the US

News
Openings

New cultural hub set to open in West Bank amid political tension

Omar Al-Qattan, chair of the A.M. Qattan Foundation, explains the many challenges of building an arts space under occupation

News
Three to see

Three to see: London

From Christo’s huge floating sculpture in Hyde Park to the intimacy of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Preview
Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei retraces his father's steps to Marseille in 1929 for new show

Chinese artists unveils new commissions alongside 50 works at the Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée

Preview
Exhibitions

Step into Frida Kahlo’s ‘secret’ wardrobe

Frida Kahlo's Making Her Self Up opens at Victoria and Albert Museum in June

News
Three to see

Three to See: Basel

From a gesamtkunstwerk designed to awaken the senses to a five-decade survey of Bruce Nauman

Preview
Art Basel 2018

Basilea: Turn on, tune in and chill at the Messeplatz

Creative Time’s Art Basel project abounds with everything from gravel deposits to DJ-led meditations

News
Politics

Peace between North and South Korea puts an end to sculpture by artist eL Seed

Artwork in the demilitarised zone remains unfinished and could be destroyed after the countries pledged an end to the war

News
Exhibitions

Fish work spontaneously combusts, postponing Lee Bul show at Hayward Gallery

Chemical used to prevent rotting smell is likely cause of fire

News
Art fairs

Armenia's first art fair goes ahead in face of revolution

Despite civil unrest and a national lockdown, the Armenia Art Fair continued as planned—with free stands for the first edition

Preview
Exhibitions

Escher’s love affair with landscape explored in home town show

Exhibition of graphic artist and master of illusion takes place at Fries Museum in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden

Preview
Exhibitions

Bacon and Giacometti go head to head in show at Fondation Beyeler

Swiss museum hosts first major comparative exhibition of the two artists

News
Video, film & new media

TED-style art history platform aims to promote arts education online

Heni Talks features videos from artists including Damien Hirst and Jeremy Deller

News
Sexual harassment

Tracey Emin reveals she was sexually assaulted by high-profile female artist

UK artist describes attack as her new anti-Brexit neon work is unveiled in London

Preview
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Must-see shows during Art Basel Hong Kong

From Doug Aitken harnessing Instagram to Jennifer Guidi's work with sand, our picks of the city's top exhibitions

News
Art Dubai

Saudi artists head to Silicon Valley to work with tech giants Apple, Google and Facebook

UK charity Crossway Foundation is partnering with the Saudi-based Misk Art Institute for the project

News
Art Dubai 2018

European tour for Hassan Sharif blockbuster

The show, which opened at the Sharjah Art Foundation, will travel to Italy and Germany

Interview
Art Dubai 2018

Dubai's collecting collective

The artist trio of Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian on the joys and challenges of living, working and collecting art together

News
Art Dubai 2018

Barjeel Art Foundation regroups with long-term loans and new partnerships

Works from the collection to go on show at Sharjah Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago while foundation takes a break from programming

News
Three to see

Three to see: London

From Tacita Dean's double-header, including films of David Hockney and fermenting pears, to a Tate Modern takeover by Joan Jonas

Preview
Exhibitions

Performance pioneer Joan Jonas takes over Tate Modern

Survey of US artist at the London gallery includes an exhibition, performance and film programme

Interview
Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei: 'I'm impressed Qatar wants my show about refugees'

The dissident Chinese artist on why he's tackling the global refugee crisis in his first exhibition in the Gulf

Feature
TEFAF Maastricht

The Tefaf Maastricht wish list: objects to suit every collector’s taste

From glass succulents to magic belts, the fair will not disappoint

News
Censorship

Facebook censors 30,000 year-old Venus of Willendorf as 'pornographic'

Nude statue is latest artwork to be deemed inappropriate by social media giant

News
Museums

Marrakech museum boosts Africa’s burgeoning art scene

Macaal’s international launch coincides with city’s first 1-54 Contemporary African Art fair

News
Three to see

Three to see: London

From the glitz and glamour of ocean liners to post-Brexit politics by the official election artist Cornelia Parker

Preview
Exhibitions

Women got the vote—now they get a voice as cultural bodies mark centenary of female suffrage

As #MeToo makes waves, UK institutions stage year-long programmes highlighting female artists

News
Commissions

Cornelia Parker captures dystopian political era in new works for UK’s snap election

First female Election Artist unveils two new videos and a series of photographs using drones and Instagram

News
Exhibitions

London museum to replace 300-year-old collection of male portraits with women

Foundling Museum launches £20,000 crowdfunding campaign for show that marks centenary of women’s right to vote in the UK

News
Exhibitions

Henry Moore will return to Poland with major new exhibition

Effect British sculptor had on Modern and contemporary artists in the country will be explored

News
Controversies

Louvre Abu Dhabi replaces map that omitted Qatar after international outcry

Museum claims it was an "oversight", but others say it was political

News
Exhibitions

UK’s first permanent Virtual Reality space in an arts institution to open in London

Zabludowicz Collection’s project 360—dedicated to VR, film and video—opens next year

Analysis
Museums

The top ten museum acquisitions of 2017

We look back at some of most important purchases and donations that entered public collections this year

News
Three to see

Three to See: London

From Michael Armitage’s powerful Gauguin-like scenes at the South London Gallery to Marguerite Humeau's hypnotic installation at Tate Britain

Analysis
The Year In Review

From VR masterpieces to PR disasters: 2017's ups and downs

The Art Newspaper team assesses the art world's fortunes in a turbulent year

News
Controversies

'Culture of fear' around reporting sexual harassment in UK arts organisations, survey says

Three quarters of known incidents go unchallenged according to Arts Professional study

News
Museums

Marrakech bids to become hub for contemporary African art as museum plans relaunch alongside 1:54 fair

Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden will hold "international opening" in February

News
Exhibitions

Largest survey of Qatari contemporary art to open in Berlin despite ongoing blockade

Exhibition is final event in Year of Culture partnership between Qatar and Germany

News
Spain

Gaudi's first masterpiece opens as public museum in Barcelona

Amidst political turmoil in Catalonia, opening of Casa Vicens could bring "a moment of peace"

Preview
Exhibitions

World tour of Cairo’s Surrealists comes to Tate Liverpool

Show examines role of Art et Liberté in international fight against fascism, nationalism and colonialism

News
Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens but questions over welfare of migrant workers persist

Improvements are well documented, but rules are still inadequately enforced

Feature
Podcast

Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode three: how the UAE art scene became a force to be reckoned with

Art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac and curator Maya Allison tell us how the nation’s creative ambitions have blossomed. Plus: Silver Lion-winning musician and artist Hassan Khan on his Abu Dhabi Art performance

Feature
Podcast

Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode two: How Saudi artists are driving political change

As Abu Dhabi Art fair opens, we speak to the Saudi artists Manal Al Dowayan and Ahmed Mater. Plus: Iraq's Dia Azzawi on creating the Arab world's Guernica

Abu Dhabi Art

Video: Abu Dhabi Art opens as the world watches

Is the UAE now the art capital of the Middle East?

Feature
Podcast

Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode one: Louvre Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Art

With all eyes on Abu Dhabi this week, we speak to the architect Jean Nouvel on designing the Arab world's first universal museum. Plus: a preview of Abu Dhabi Art fair

News
Art market

Abu Dhabi Art set to benefit from Louvre opening

This year’s fair has 13 new exhibitors and is hoping for more international visitors

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Video: Will Louvre Abu Dhabi become famous as a new wonder of the world?

Not just a spectacular building, the museum is a treasure house of art arranged in a radical, intercultural manner

News
Acquisitions

Rockefeller's Matisse and Léger fireplaces reunited in Houston

Museum of Fine Arts confirms acquisition to bring together Modern masterpieces originally commissioned for billionaire's Manhattan penthouse

News
Museums

New contemporary art complex to open in Catalonia with vast Juan Munoz installation

Planta project is situated in a working open-cast mine

News
Frieze 2017

Frieze news in briefs

Ian Cheng gets Serpentine show, Jasper Johns's potter and the most Insta friendly art at the fair

Interview
Frieze 2017

Kiluanji Kia Henda: The right way to fill a city’s plinths

The Frieze Artist Award winner brings an Angolan take on the public sculpture debate

Interview
Frieze 2017

Collector's eye: Huma Kabakci

Art lovers tell us what they've bought and why