Aimee Dawson

Aimee is the acting digital editor at The Art Newspaper and a co-producer of The Art Newspaper podcasts. She specialises in art from the Middle East and North Africa, having studied Arabic and Middle East studies and contemporary African and Asian art.

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Georgian galleries unite for first Tbilisi Gallery Weekend in support of Ukraine

Commercial spaces will exhibit and sell works made by artists during Russia’s invasion

World’s major museums resist TikTok surge—with a few notable exceptions

Our 2021 Visitor Figures survey shows that institutions are largely failing to adopt the world's most popular social media platform but those that do are reaping the rewards

A brush with... Helen Marten

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Robert Rauschenberg to Roland Barthes

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Is it time to #Twexit? How Elon Musk’s Twitter shake-up has divided creatives

With the platform's new owner firing moderators, some artists are hoping for an end to censorship while others fear discrimination

'Velvet terrorism': what is it like in Pussy Riot's Russia?

Plus, Shirin Neshat on Iran's uprising and Puerto Rican art after Hurricane Maria

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. Produced by David Clack and Henrietta Bentall
Sponsored byChristie's

A brush with... Theaster Gates

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Agnes Martin to Frankie Knuckles

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
Sponsored byBloomberg Connects

Is Qatar's Fifa World Cup a lesson in artwashing?

Plus, how long left of the good times in the New York auction world? And abstract Black figuration

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Hannah McGivern and Georgina Adam. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
Sponsored byChristie's

Climate action: what is the art world doing?

Plus, the US National Gallery of Art’s women artists fund and one of the last paintings of Paula Modersohn-Becker

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Louisa Buck. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Fleeing Twitter? Sick of Instagram? Eight lesser-known social media sites for the art world to try

More than a million users have left Twitter since business magnate took over the platform

London's National Gallery revamp row: is it a sensitive makeover or like 'an airport lounge'?

Plus, contemporary art in Lagos and Chagall's falling angel

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
Sponsored byChristie's

How did a clergyman come to own hundreds of Edward Hopper works? We delve into the Whitney's archive controversy

Plus, a horror show in London and a Flemish masterpiece in Bruges

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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'How dare YOU?': we speak to Just Stop Oil, the eco activists who threw soup over Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Plus, Art Basel's inaugural Paris+ fair and an enigmatic Frank Bowling painting

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Melanie Gerlis. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Art boom as the UK busts: how the economic crisis is affecting the market

Plus, Cecilia Vicuña; 20th-century women artists at Frieze Masters; and Modigliani in Philadelphia

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. With guest speaker Anny Shaw. Produced by David. Clack and Henrietta Bentall
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Modern women rediscovered: Frieze Masters focuses on female artists

The Spotlight section of the fair is showing 26 solo booths of 20th-century women artists who have been too-long forgotten in art history

Interview by Aimee Dawson

Van Dyck or copies? The curious case of the socialite, the scholar and the Old Masters

Plus, Joan Mitchell and Claude Monet at the Fondation Louis Vuitton and England's Tudors head to New York

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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A brush with... John Akomfrah

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Jackson Pollock to Virginia Woolf

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
Sponsored byBloomberg Connects

Changing of the guard: why it’s time for the art world to take a step back from Instagram

The "Insta' gratification" column will now explore the full spectrum of social media and its uses in the art world

Full frontal Freud: a deep dive into the life and work of the raw, unflinching portraitist

As a string of exhibitions celebrating 100 years since the artist's birth open, we look at a major show at London's National Gallery, a new book of his letters and his paintings of horses

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
Sponsored byChristie's

A brush with... William Kentridge

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Manet to Shostakovich

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
Sponsored byBloomberg Connects

Why is art at the heart of Italy’s far-right political party?

Plus, Carnegie International, the US's longest-running contemporary art exhibition, and a mystifying egg sculpture

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker James Imam. Produced by David. Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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A brush with... Anicka Yi

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Donna Haraway to Isamu Noguchi

Sponsored byBloomberg Connects

Artists tell Instagram ‘stop trying to be TikTok’ in online petition

Campaign demands that Meta stop tinkering and start listening to creators

Do good monarchs make bad art collectors? Inside the British Royal Collection

Plus, how UK museums can respond to the energy crisis, and a haunting Henry Fuseli painting

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A brush with... Glenn Brown

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Salvador Dalí to Maria Lassnig

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Is art censorship on the rise? How freedom of expression is being curbed across the globe

Plus, a striking photograph by Diane Arbus and the Guggenheim Bilbao at 25

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Gareth Harris. Produced by David. Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Brazil turns 200—and its National Museum rises from the ashes

Plus, the £50m Joshua Reynolds painting and Michael Heizer’s City

Hosted by Ben Luke and Benjamin Sutton. With guest speaker Martin Bailey. Produced by David. Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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New exhibition looks at how the West created the fantasy of Ancient Egypt

Show at Norwich's Sainsbury Centre includes work by contemporary artists to aid a postcolonial interpretation of Egypt's heritage

A brush with... Adam Pendleton

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences from Joan Jonas to Julius Eastman

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A brush with… Pierre Huyghe

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from John Cage to Marcel Duchamp

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A brush with... Zadie Xa

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Lee Bul to Ursula K. Le Guin

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A brush with... Lina Iris Viktor

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Chris Ofili to Sylvia Plath

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Summer of Seoul: why the South Korean capital is a new art world hub

Plus, the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize winner: a basket made with horsehair

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