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Politics

Artists fearful about the future under new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

No deal prospect and track record as London Mayor scrutinised

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Obituaries

Marisa Merz, only woman linked to Arte Povera group, dies aged 93

The intensely private artist won the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 2013 Venice Biennale

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Residencies

Sudanese political cartoonist Khalid Albaih is the first recipient of the Freedom artist’s residency

The new project, launched by Pen America and ArtX, aims to support at-risk artists

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Politics

Leipzig exhibition ousts artist with alt-right sympathies

Axel Krause’s support for anti-immigration party AfD was a step too far for the organisers, but others say his exclusion suppresses freedom

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Obituaries

Young New York-based artist Devra Freelander killed in a bicycle accident

The 28-year-old recently showed work in Times Square

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Whitney Biennial

Whiteness must undo itself to make way for the truly radical turn in contemporary culture

The New York-based artist Xaviera Simmons responds to art critics who thought the 2019 Whitney Biennial was "not radical enough"

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Obituaries

My father, the polymath, artist and adventurer, Friedrich Meckseper

The New York-based artist Josephine Meckseper shares personal memories of her father’s life and work

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Amy Sherald

Amy Sherald, Michelle Obama's portraitist, unveils massive mural in Philadelphia

The six-storey 2,400 sq ft painting depicts an empowered black teenager

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s art world unites as demonstrations gather momentum

The gallery community has encouraged strike action, with many closing to enable staff to join protests

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong demonstrations are driven by creative spirit

The city's artistic response to the political unrest proves that the best work often comes at times of crisis

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Prizes

Franco-British charity Fluxus Art Projects flies flag for joint culture projects pre Brexit

Artists Lubaina Himid and Tarek Atoui receive funding awards

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Obituaries

Artist Martin Roth has died, aged 41

The artist's last solo exhibition centred on gun violence

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Obituaries

Robert Therrien, whose outsize art teetered between fantasy and reality, has died at 71

The artist delved into quotidian objects like a 10-foot-high kitchen table

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Artists

Artist to install earthwork calling attention to immigration and human trafficking

Trail of red sand will be visible to travellers in flight and on the ground in Seattle

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Law

Artist's copyright infringement suit heads to US Supreme Court

North Carolina used film director’s images without obtaining his permission or compensating him

Podcast

Art Basel and William Kentridge

As his show opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel, we talk to the South African artist about his latest works. Plus, we look at the 50th edition of the Art Basel fair. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Art Basel 2019

Artist Alexandra Pirici demands compensation for underpaid performers

The system of dividends is a way to address the "immense amounts of unpaid or underpaid labour" that support the art world, she says

Interview
Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Interview: Lawrence Abu Hamdan—a self-styled 'private ear'

Your voice reveals much more about you than you think—and the Turner Prize nominee is listening

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Air Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius art lovers

Interview
Andrea Bowers

Interview: Andrea Bowers discusses power dynamics post #MeToo

The artist, whose work is causing a stir at Art Basel, aims to keep alive conversations on the toxic nature of power that sparked the feminist social movement

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Paula Rego

Paula Rego: 'retire? and do what? eat ice cream?'

The Portuguese artist’s work focusing on issues such as abortion and honour killings is more relevant than ever – and curators cannot get enough

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Water Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces art lovers

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Books

Book excerpt: William Kentridge reveals how Antoine Bourdelle inspired his work

In Jori Finkel's book It Speaks to Me, Kentridge discusses the sculpture in Johannesburg that first made him feel the power of art

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Art Basel 2019

Auction prices: the elephant in the room at Art Basel

The first rule of art fairs is don't talk about auctions—but sometimes they can benefit artists and their dealers

Interview
William Kentridge

Interview: William Kentridge on his life lessons

Self-interrogation is central to the work of the South African artist, whose latest piece on show at the Kunstmuseum Basel poses a series of questions that get half-answered

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Art Basel 2019

Bringing up baby: making motherhood work in the art world

Being a mother has been cast as career suicide by Tracey Emin and Marina Abramovic. We speak to four women in the art world who beg to differ

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Earth Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn art lovers

Interview
Cheryl Pope

Cheryl Pope on love, representation and the comfort of textile art

The artist is showing a new series of wool roving nudes at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago

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Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Fire Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius art lovers

Analysis
Gerhard Richter

Buyer’s guide to...Gerhard Richter

As a major retrospective on the artist is due to open at the Met Breuer in New York next year, we look at the German artist's market

Podcast

Painting, identity and injustice: Howardena Pindell and Oscar Murillo

With major gallery shows in London, the two artists discuss their multifarious art practices

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In the frame

Happy Birthday Ellsworth Kelly!

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Artists

Paula Rego donates abortion etchings to raise funds for Milton Keynes Gallery

Portuguese-born artist says banning abortions is "cruel and unjust" on eve of her first UK retrospective in 20 years

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Artists

Abortion will happen—whatever the law says

The artist Paula Rego on why her abortion works are the best thing she's ever done

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Residencies

New residency programme puts Chicago’s justice system under artistic scrutiny

Artists can help "demystify" courtroom experience, founder says

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Climate Change

United Nations sounds the alarm on species loss—and artists respond

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg's work in Cooper Hewitt's Design Triennial resurrects world's last male northern white rhino

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Crime

Murdered muralist Héctor Domínguez honoured in Mexico

Suspicion aired that the 27-year-old artist may have been killed, along with his father and brother, because of his environmental activism

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Censorship

Artists take stand against social media censorship

Instagram and others are quick to ban female nudity, at a high price for the arts

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Artists

Can artists live off art alone?

Only 2% of artists earn more £50,000, a report by the Arts Council England finds

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Studios

Locked out via legal loophole: artists evicted from London studios following 'administrative error'

Studio leaseholders ACAVA cite managerial changes as the reason for late payment of rent to landlord

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Contemporary art

Curator will plant 299 trees in Austrian football stadium in statement against climate change

Klaus Littmann was inspired by a dystopian drawing created more than 30 years ago

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Frieze New York 2019

Amassing a Frieze Library, book by book

Galleries donate publications for a collection that will go to the Metropolitan Museum

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Berlin Gallery Weekend 2019

Too white and male? Not for long. Berlin Gallery Weekend director responds to criticism over lack of female artists

Maike Cruse says gender split at event will hopefully diminish in the next five years as many emerging artists are female

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Frieze New York 2019

Lauren Halsey brings the spirit of South Central LA to Frieze New York

Artist dedicates installation to Nipsey Hussle, the slain rapper and neighbourhood activist

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Art market

EU copyright crackdown is intended to protect artists, but might it damage their market instead?

New laws to stop copyrighted material from being uploaded to social media without permission could pose problems for those using sites like Instagram to sell art

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Museums & Heritage

How to future-proof a work of art that will not be completed for 100 years

As Katie Paterson's sand castle project goes on tour, we look at how her Future Library is being made to outlive the artist

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Artists

Boots Riley on the links between art, Surrealism and social justice

The multi-hyphenate, who made his directorial debut with Sorry To Bother You, will speak with Mickalene Thomas at the Baltimore Museum of Art this month

Interview
Artists

Picasso biographer John Richardson dies, aged 95

We recently spoke to the art historian about his new book focusing on his extraordinary life, his homes and his eclectic personal collection

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Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei show brings out tensions between Canada and China

Survey at Gardiner Museum ranges from artist’s broken Han Dynasty urn to zodiac signs

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Brexit

'Allo 'Allo? Artist to install Brexit phone booth on English beach

In the run-up to leaving the EU, callers will be able to leave messages “for Europe”

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Openings

Eduardo Chillida’s Basque museum and sculpture park announces full reopening

Hauser & Wirth has helped to develop “sustainable model” for Chillida Leku, which partially closed amidst Spanish economic crisis

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Venice Biennale

Naiza Khan to represent Pakistan in country’s first-ever participation at the Venice Biennale

London- and Karachi-based artist's show will explore life on Manora Island

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Artists

Long Island home and sculpture park of Ernst Neizvestny—who designed Khrushchev's tombstone—at centre of legal row

A dispute between Neizvestny’s wife and daughter threatens the late Russian artist’s estate and monumental works

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

How a protest poster by David Wojnarowicz may have inspired Basquiat's Defacement

Artist's 1983 depiction of an infamous case of police brutality goes on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in June

Podcast

Can artists live off art alone? Plus, Los Angeles

Artist Tai Shani and art consultant James Doeser on the grim reality of working as an artist today and Jori Finkel on the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Conceptual Art

Danish artist sells rough sleepers in ‘human Tamagotchi’ project

Kristian von Hornsleth enables collectors to track London homeless

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Copyright

Las Vegas-based artist claims that Ariana Grande plagiarised his work

Vladimir Kush is suing the 7 Rings singer for copyright infringement

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Obituaries

Lyn Kienholz, champion of art in Southern California, has died at 88

She founded the LA History Project, which led to the exhibition series Pacific Standard Time

Interview
Artist interview

Back to basics: Michael Craig-Martin on his new show in Windsor (Florida)

The conceptual artist brings a range of recent works stateside in a presentation co-organised by the Royal Academy of Arts

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Obituaries

Susan Hiller, a ‘paraconceptualist’ who abandoned anthropology in favour of art, has died, aged 78

“In art, the viewer can be forced into a situation that creates empathy, which cannot be done in the social sciences,” she said

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Bill Viola

Kira Perov: the ‘guardian angel’ in Bill Viola’s life and work

As the Royal Academy in London prepares to open a show uniting the US video artist with Michelangelo, his wife and collaborator discusses her pivotal role in his process

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Brexit

'A perfectly engineered catastrophe': artists speak out after Theresa May’s Brexit deal is crushed by parliament

Some, like Mark Wallinger, hold out vain hope for a second referendum, others, like Anish Kapoor, say we must come together to beat mounting xenophobia and intolerance

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Land art

James Turrell's Roden Crater project gets $40m funding boost—with a little help from Kanye West

The artist will work with Arizona State University and a foundation toward the Land Art project's completion

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Artists

Louise Bourgeois’s Spider crawls across Brazil

The colossal work, one of the first arachnid sculptures the artist made, has embarked on a multi-city tour

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Artist duo Hesselholdt & Mejlvang says Danish museum did not pay them

The artists showed in a group exhibition and delivered two lectures at Aros Aarhus Art Museum

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Artists

Jordan Casteel comes home with a show at the Denver Art Museum

The New York-based painter, whose work is now owned by private collectors like Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats as well as institutions, never envisioned herself becoming an artist

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Catalogues

Cataloguing Egon Schiele: a digital work in progress

Database allows scholars to make rapid connections between works

Analysis
The Year In Review

Vik Muniz: My advice to fellow artists in the face of grim political times

Brazil’s cultural sector must respond to hard-right politics by reconnecting with the wider community

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Late artists finally get their due at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Galleries at the fair are giving lesser-known deceased artists the credit they deserve

Interview
Artists

Ebony G. Patterson: new garden-inspired installations reveal an original thinker in full bloom

The artist’s exhibition at the Pérez Art Museum Miami is an intense, immersive experience