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A brush with... Ai Weiwei
An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Marcel Duchamp to ancient Chinese ceramics—and why Romanticism is not for him
Warhol and Basquiat on the stage in London and Faith Ringgold's retrospective at New York's New Museum
A brush with... Allison Katz
'Aggressive, emotional, darkly humorous’: Louise Bourgeois’s closest collaborator on her late works
A brush with... Charles Ray
Wonder women: curator Cecilia Alemani on what we can expect at the female-dominated Venice Biennale this year
A brush with... Dayanita Singh
'Art lets us dance in the face of doom': Kehinde Wiley on studying in Soviet forests, Robert Motherwell and human extinction
The American artist and filmmaker discusses the music and artists and cultural experiences that have shaped him most
Bacon and beasts: an in-depth look at the visceral new show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts
In this age of social fracture and political upheaval, Raphael’s sublime harmony is an underrated quality
Presenting beauty without the schmaltz is a challenge worth undertaking, as the delayed Raphael show at London's National Gallery will demonstrate
Why did the €471m Caravaggio villa fail to sell?
The Year Ahead: the best exhibitions to look forward to in 2022
From NFTs to LFTs: 2021's biggest art stories—and what they mean
The Art Newspaper team picks apart this year’s most important developments, from demands for colonial restitution to the return of culture wars
A brush with... Kehinde Wiley
Disney at the Met—but is it art?
A brush with... Isaac Julien
The Big Review: 'Georg Baselitz—The Retrospective' at the Centre Pompidou in Paris
The German painter has made a clear mark with his brutal expression and upended motifs. But what is his legacy?
From the Uyghur Tribunals to a groundbreaking exhibition on slavery—we look back on 2021's most seismic cultural moments through The Week in Art podcast
Each week The Art Newspaper reflects on how big geopolitical developments affect different realms of art and heritage
Art fairs: how did they begin and where are they going?
A brush with... Pablo Bronstein
Fraud: the case of Inigo Philbrick
A brush with... Candice Breitz
Big money, new collectors: the low-down on the New York auctions
A brush with... Billie Zangewa
M+ finally opens in Hong Kong—but is it censoring its displays?
'A silence like you’ve never heard before': Sarah Sze on Zen temples in Kyoto, Zadie Smith and Chopin's Nocturnes
The American sculptor and installation artist on Velázquez, Emily Dickinson and what she learnt from living in Japan for a year
Matthew Krishanu: ‘What you’re looking for, when you’re building something out of nothing, is recognition, familiarity’
As a number of exhibitions open internationally, the British-Indian artist discusses his poetic paintings drawing on familial memory and imperial history, grief and suffering
As details of the £120m 'Brexit Festival' emerge, will it inspire the UK, or be the Johnson government‘s Millennium Dome?
Unboxed promises plenty of "immersion". But in what, exactly?
'It's more than just queering the canon': artist Doron Langberg on his latest works
As he opens his first solo show in London, the Israeli-born painter discusses his intimate, often explicit images of queer love, and his engagement with art history