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Copying is a creative act established across centuries—despite what the US's 'fair use' ruling might suggest
The decision made in the case of Andy Warhol's usage of Lynn Goldsmith's Prince image threatens a long tradition of appropriation and quotation
A brush with... Lina Iris Viktor
Who is Octavia Butler and why is the art world obsessed with her writing?
The late author’s sci-fi stories have inspired artists such as Alberta Whittle, Candice Breitz, Toyin Ojih Odutola and Precious Okoyomon
‘It sounds like a cliché to say you’ve fallen in love with Italy’: artist Emma Talbot on her greatest influences
The artist tells us about her favourite music, artists and the cultural experience that changed the way she sees the world
Summer of Seoul: why the South Korean capital is a new art world hub
Documenta 15: why is the show so scandalous?
Velázquez’s Pope eclipses Bacon's 'silly' screamers
A firsthand encounter with the Spanish artist's portrait of Pope Innocent X in Rome puts the later interpretations in perspective
A brush with... Megan Rooney
Francis Bacon: why Tate returned a 1,000-piece archive
Musicals to motherhood: the Serpentine Galleries' Lucia Pietroiusti on her greatest influences
The curator tell us about her favourite books, television shows and artists
Why virtual reality is a medium still in need of ‘cradling’
Artists and developers using VR have made huge leaps, but a better user experience is long overdue
A brush with... Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Stan Douglas on working with music, cinema and time—and why he stopped making video for five years
The ground-breaking artist is showing his early work Onomatopoeia in Art Basel's Unlimited section
Crypto crash: what now for NFTs and the art world?
A brush with... Emma Talbot
New shows reveal how Picasso was inspired by the Old Masters
A brush with… Stan Douglas
The hunt for looted Cambodian objects—are they hidden in the West's museums?
The enigma of Philip Guston: two books unpack artist's fascination with dualities
Coinciding with opening of controversially postponed Guston show, these publications are vital to grasping the artist's contribution to post-war American art
Frieze Week in New York: mammoth auction sales and a shifting art fair landscape
Saving Ukraine’s heritage: an eyewitness account of relief efforts
A life saved by art: Lonnie Holley on making work inspired by trauma, 'garbage'—and being stranded on an English island
Known for his sculptures assembled from material other people might consider rubbish, the US artist will be performing his improvised voice and piano compositions during London Gallery Weekend
London Gallery Weekend: the must-see exhibitions in West and Central London
As the event kicks off on Friday 13 May, critic Ben Luke chooses the best shows to visit
America's racial reckoning: inside the controversial Guston show
Macron wins: what now for the French art scene?
Matisse’s masterpiece The Red Studio recreated 100 years later for New York show
The objects in the painting—including several of the artist's own works—have been brought together for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, which later travels to Copenhagen
The women-dominated Venice Biennale has been criticised for sacrificing quality—revealing just how necessary such progressive projects really are
Described by some as a “politically correct” move, around 90% of the artists in Cecilia Alemani's exhibition 'The Milk of Dreams' are female
The stuff of dreams: Cecilia Alemani delivers a perfectly judged Biennale
The Milk of Dreams is a "show of ripples and resonances, one that honours its artists"
The best of the Venice Biennale: our critics’ review
Plus, artists Francis Alÿs, Sonia Boyce, Shubigi Rao and Na Chainkua Reindorf on their national pavilion shows; and a Bellini masterpiece
Marlene Dumas at Palazzo Grassi review—exhausting and uplifting at once
Venice exhibition elegantly displays the tension between seduction and repulsion in the South African artist's work