InterviewArt 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
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
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
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
InterviewFrieze London 2018
Collector's Eye: Christina Makris
Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why
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
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
New Japanese art prize chooses inaugural emerging artist winners ahead of $1 million award
Chinese new media artist Cheng Ran and US artist Cameron Rowland receive $100,000 Nomura Emerging Artist Awards with world’s biggest art prize to be announced in October
Should museums sell works of art? Plus, activism at the Whitney Biennial
After the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's sale of its Rothko, we discuss the principles that guide deaccessioning in the US and speak to activists about the Whitney vice-chairman's problematic link to a weapons manufacturer
Venice Biennale special: our review. Plus, how much longer will the city survive?
Ben Luke and Jane Morris review the main exhibition and we speak to the artists Laure Prouvost and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster about their works in the show. Plus, we talk about climate change and the challenges Venice is facing as the surrounding waters rise. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Ai Weiwei denies his porcelain works borrow from Lebanese artist's prize-winning vases
Raed Yassin says there are "striking similarities" between his ceramic series on the Lebanese civil war and Ai's pieces on the Syria war and refugee crisis
The Notre Dame fire: what happens next? Plus, Cold War Steve
We talk about the effects of the fire at Notre Dame, the building’s history, and what happens next. And we speak to satirical artist Christopher Spencer, the man behind Cold War Steve. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
There is more to Edvard Munch than just The Scream
A British Museum exhibition explores the personal philosophy behind the Norwegian artist’s work, as well as his printmaking techniques
Sackler sponsorship: take it or leave it? Plus, museum visitor figures
We examine the growing unease among British museums about accepting money from Sackler family members linked to the sale of the opioid OxyContin, and look at 2018's most visited shows and museums with Met director Max Hollein. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
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Three exhibitions to see in Hong Kong this week
From Tishan Hsu's family photographs at Empty Gallery to a group show on violence set inside a former police station
Art Basel in Hong Kong, Richard Lin and the Met’s World Between Empires
We talk to Marc Spiegler, global director of Art Basel; discuss the forgotten artist Richard Lin; and speak to the curators of a New York exhibition on the ancient Middle East. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Six exhibitions to see during Art Basel in Hong Kong
Escape fairtigue with gallery shows across the city, from Mary Corse and Louise Bourgeois to Tishan Hsu and Richard Lin
Society’s veiled gender violence laid bare in Hong Kong exhibition
This graphic show in the former police station Tai Kwun comes with age restrictions
David Bailey in focus, plus Picasso biographer John Richardson remembered
We meet the photographer David Bailey at his London studio to discuss his new book and we talk with Gijs van Hensbergen about John Richardson, who died aged 95 last week. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Antony Gormley at the Uffizi, plus portrait miniatures
We talk to the British artist as he shows his sculptures with ancient works in the Florentine museum, and we zoom in on the tiny art works that are the subject of a major show London's National Portrait Gallery. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Tracey Emin on mourning and #MeToo; George Shaw on realism and Rembrandt
We talk to Tracey Emin as her new show at White Cube opens. And we speak to George Shaw, whose exhibition has arrived at the Holburne Museum after its stint in the US. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend
From the dazzling dresses of Dior at the V&A to the grim reality of how architecture can affect your health at the Wellcome Collection
Ruskin and Gombrich: revisiting two art historical heavyweights
Amid a wealth of events celebrating the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth we reconsider the breadth of his achievements. Plus, we talk to two experts in E.H. Gombrich. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Sisters are painting it for themselves: meet the female Old Masters finding prominence at last
We speak to curators Letizia Treves and Jordana Pomeroy about the growing trend to bring historical female artists to the fore. Plus, Kate MacGarry tells us about participating in Condo London. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
AnalysisThe Year In Review
From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018
The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget
Olafur Eliasson on climate change. Plus, Art Basel in Miami Beach
The artist tells us about bringing ice blocks to London, we discuss the threat of sea level rise on heritage sites, and trace the changing cultural landscape of Miami. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Top shows to see in Miami this week
From a tribute to the feminist stalwart Judy Chicago at the ICA to a reunion of the AfriCOBRA artist at MoCA
Exclusive interview with Edmund de Waal, plus Roma persecution
How artists fight persecution is explored with the artist and author of the Hare with Amber Eyes and Krzysztof Gil, who describes the chilling history of "Roma hunting". Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
Two new shows highlight the politics of being apolitical in the powderkeg Middle East
Exhibitions in Doha on the history of Syria and revolutions in the Arab world tread a fine line
The Beatles' White Album: the band, the artist, the dealer. Plus, art in Dubai
We talk to Andrew Wilson at the Tate and Harriet Vyner about one of the greatest albums, and album covers, of all time. And we visit the new Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
David Hockney: exclusive interview with the world's most expensive living artist
We talk to David Hockney about Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), which broke an auction record this week, selling at Christie's New York for $90.3m with fees. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
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. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.
What books in paintings mean
The significance of books in works of art
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.
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.
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.
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.
NewsAppointments & 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
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
Looted Renoir is returned to French heir in New York
Granddaughter of Jewish collector flies in for restitution ceremony
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
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
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
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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
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
Step into Frida Kahlo’s ‘secret’ wardrobe
Frida Kahlo's Making Her Self Up opens at Victoria and Albert Museum in June
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Three to See: Basel
From a gesamtkunstwerk designed to awaken the senses to a five-decade survey of Bruce Nauman
PreviewArt 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
Fish work spontaneously combusts, postponing Lee Bul show at Hayward Gallery
Chemical used to prevent rotting smell is likely cause of fire
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
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
Bacon and Giacometti go head to head in show at Fondation Beyeler
Swiss museum hosts first major comparative exhibition of the two artists
NewsVideo, 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