José da Silva

José da Silva is the Exhibitions Editor of The Art Newspaper

The best art books for summer 2022—as recommended by artists, curators, museum directors and dealers

From artist biographies and essay collections to a dystopian novel, surf culture and a rock’n’roll autobiography

Compiled by José da Silva and Gareth Harris

UK prime minister Boris Johnson resigns—here are the art world's reactions

From Cold War Steve and David Shrigley's creative responses to Bob and Roberta Smith's warning that bigger issues are at play

An expert's guide to Raphael: five must-read books on the Italian Old Master

All you ever wanted to know about Raphael, from a page-turner monograph to a tome of his “irresistible” drawings—selected by the art historian David Ekserdjian

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Professor Banksy? Anonymous street artist to get honorary professorship at UK university

The award will apparently be conferred to an empty chair as the artist—whose identity is secret—will not be attending the University for the Creative Arts ceremony

An expert's guide to Piet Mondrian: four must-read books on the Dutch artist

All you ever wanted to know about Mondrian, from a comprehensive biography to a book about his various studios—selected by the curator Ulf Küster

Twice-postponed Marina Abramovic show will finally come to London in 2023

The performance artist’s exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts was announced along with shows on Impressionism, Black artists from the American South, and Hispanic art

Venice gets political: how the art world's biggest stage has become a focal point for Ukrainian protests

From demonstrations to a presidential address, the Biennale city continues to be a creative platform to criticise Russia's war

Berthe Morisot—‘one of the most significant Impressionists’—to get major London show

The exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery will explore the little-known influence of 18th-century English painting, which the artist encountered on her honeymoon

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Deana Lawson wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2022

The US photographer has been awarded the £30,000 prize for her “sheer inventiveness and complexity of her approach to image making”

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What is the life of a muse like? Not as amusing as you may think

The subjects of great works of art have not always led the romanticised life we imagine, as examples from a new book show

An expert's guide to Louise Bourgeois: five must-read books on the French-American artist

All you ever wanted to know about Bourgeois, from the artist in her own words to an illustrated book for children—selected by the Hayward Gallery’s Ralph Rugoff and Katie Guggenheim

'Support this fight with your art': Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky addresses Venice Biennale artists and visitors

The president and his wife addressed attendees gathered at an exhibition of Ukrainian and international artists co-organised by the PinchukArtCentre and Victor Pinchuk Foundation

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see collateral exhibitions around the city

Writhing bodies in a deconsecrated church, BDE at the Ducale and an entirely improvised pavilion—what to see beyond the Arsenale and Giardini

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

From a Gauguin impersonation to fire raining from the sky, here are the best exhibitions in the city's former shipyards

Work by Ukrainian folk artist makes last-minute appearance at the Venice Biennale

The piece was included in the main exhibition after a museum housing 25 works by Maria Prymachenko was destroyed in February

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Giardini

From America's African facelift to the scents of hope and fear, here are the exhibitions we loved at the heart of the big event

Dutch pavilion: artist explores importance of touch and intimacy

melanie bonajo, who often works with groups who are rarely given a voice, says that Covid-19 turned an existing “epidemic of loneliness” into a pandemic

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In Pictures | Ukraine before the 2022 Russian invasion, from holidaymakers in Odesa to the frontlines of Mariupol

Mark Neville’s new photobook—of images taken over the past six years—is a call to action that has been sent to hundreds of politicians and other influential people around the world

Visitor Figures 2021: the 100 most popular art museums in the world—but is Covid still taking its toll?

While attendance figures still have some way to go to reach pre-pandemic levels, fewer days of lockdown-related closures coupled with vaccine rollout programmes spelled good news for institutions around the world

Here's how you can help the Ukraine aid effort by buying art

Auction houses, galleries, online platforms and artists are selling works for charities helping those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Here is a selection

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‘Don’t smudge’: Paula Rego gives a unique insight into her work as she is interviewed by leading artists

The artist's peers, including Tracey Emin and Marlene Dumas, asked the veteran Portuguese artist about different aspects of her artistic practice for a new book

Venice Biennale 2022: all the national pavilions, artists and curators

The latest details about the key participants of the 59th International Art Exhibition

Intricate Roman mosaic is largest to be found in London in half a century

The “once-in-a-lifetime” discovery took place on a building site across the river from what would have been ancient Londinium

An expert's guide to Picasso's Blue Period: five must-read books on the Spanish painter's early career

All you ever wanted to know about Picasso’s Blue Period, from the definitive early biography to the journals of his “first great love”—selected by the curator Susan Behrends Frank

London's Serpentine Galleries finally removes Sackler name from building, replacing it with North

Institution rebranded to Serpentine North last spring, but the controversial family name remained above the gallery entrance

An expert’s guide to Georgia O’Keeffe: five must-read books on the American painter

All you ever wanted to know about O’Keeffe, including a comprehensive biography, the artist’s “perfect” novice recipe book, and her letters to photographer Alfred Stieglitz—selected by the curator Theodora Vischer

As the Photographers’ Gallery in London turns 50, we look at five of its defining shows

The institution's director Brett Rogers has selected five key shows from the past five decades

Shining a light on the pioneering work of Isamu Noguchi

Although still primarily known for his lamps, an exhibition at the Barbican in London shows how the Japanese-American sculptor made an astonishing range of work