José da Silva

José da Silva is the Exhibitions Editor of The Art Newspaper

An expert’s guide to Johannes Vermeer: five must-read books (and a website) on the Dutch Old Master

All you ever wanted to know about Vermeer, from a “legendary” show catalogue to an illustrated book for kids—selected by the curators Pieter Roelofs and J.M. Gregor Weber

First major show of Sandro Botticelli’s drawings to include five newly attributed works

Exhibition at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor will bring together 27 drawings and reunite Uffizi’s Adoration of the Magi with its preparatory designs for the first time

Show of unseen Paul McCartney photographs—taken at the height of Beatlemania—will help relaunch London’s National Portrait Gallery

Refurbished museum has also announced shows of female photographers Yevonde, Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron and will see the return of David Hockney

Venice Biennale 2024: all the national pavilions, artists and curators announced so far

The latest news of the key players taking part in the 60th International Art Exhibition

The art world in 2023: market predictions, big shows and museum openings

From a post-pandemic Brexit watershed to Hip Hop's 50th birthday, The Art Newspaper team dicuss what lies ahead this year

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Anny Shaw, José da Silva and Jane Morris. Produced by David Clack and Aimee Dawson
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Yayoi Kusamainterview

‘I never run out of ideas’: an interview with Yayoi Kusama and highlights from her new catalogue

The artist, who is now in her 90s and voluntarily living in a psychiatric hospital, has a major retrospective under way in Hong Kong

A guide to the dozens of exhibitions worldwide marking the 50th anniversary of Picasso's death

Celebration Picasso 1973-2023, organised by the governments of Spain and France, explores the many sides of the Spanish artist's life and work

Exhibitions in 2022: the best shows and major trends of the year

Big hitters were the subject of major shows, from Donatello in Florence to Faith Ringgold in New York and Alice Neel in Paris

The top art books of 2022—chosen by The Art Newspaper's books team

Struggling for Christmas gifts? Take a look at the publications we enjoyed over the past year—from an exploration of art and motherhood to an interrogation of the culture wars

Book Clubinterview

David Shrigley tells us about his new book and why he chose the ‘shit’ title

The British artist gives us an insight into the work behind his latest publication, which brings together more than 200 recent drawings

An expert's guide to Henri Matisse: four must-read books on the Modern master

All you ever wanted to know about Matisse, from a definitive two-volume biography to the writings of the artist himself—selected by the curator Dorthe Aagesen

Book Clubinterview

Q&A: Osei Bonsu on his book about artists shaping the contemporary African art scene

The curator has brought together the work of 50 artists from across the continent for his new book African Art Now

Has a Mondrian work been exhibited upside down for 75 years?

A photograph taken in the Dutch artist’s studio shortly after his death suggests "New York City I" has been displayed the wrong way round since 1945

First major Donatello exhibition to come to UK after rave reviews in Italy

The Victoria and Albert Museum show next year will explore the life and legacy of the “driving force behind the Italian Renaissance”

Helen Saunders—a Vorticist with a penchant for Cézanne—is celebrated at last with London show

One of just two women to join Britain’s answer to Cubism and Futurism, Saunders opted for isolation after the movement fizzled out

How Lucian Freud was inspired by house plants descended from his grandfather Sigmund's cuttings

Exhibition of “plant portraits” at London’s Garden Museum includes painting of beloved cyclamen and a rarely seen Zimmerlinde work, which the artist gave to his second wife

Eight exhibitions to see during London's Frieze Week

From Cezanne's love of Provence at Tate Modern to cracking the Ancient Egyptian code at the British Museum

An expert's guide to Tutankhamun: five must-read books on the Egyptian pharaoh

All you ever wanted to know about King Tut, from CT scans and DNA studies to the perfect book for “any little pharaohs that you might know”—selected by the biographer and journalist Garry Shaw

The must-see exhibitions celebrating Brazilian art on the country's bicentennial

Shows on view in museums and galleries across New York, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paris and London, from the Brazilian art biennial at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo to Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca at the New Museum

Vast megalithic site discovered in southern Spain on land earmarked for an avocado plantation

More than 500 standing stones were catalogued by archaeologists working on the 7,000-year-old site

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

Banksynews

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

Prizesnews

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”

Book Clubfeature

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