Louisa Buck

Louisa Buck is the contemporary art correspondent at The Art Newspaper

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Scottish pavilion: Alberta Whittle unravels Venice's often troubling relationship with Blackness

The Barbados-born Scottish artist's work will address oceanic histories and the city’s traumatising images of enslaved Black people hidden in plain sight

Flamenco, floating stages and a Stravinsky revival: programme for Venice's 2022 dance biennial revealed

Biennale Danza director Wayne McGregor has given the 16th international festival of contemporary dance the title of "Boundary-less" to reflect the current state of global flux

Thomas Dane exhibition in Naples explores the power and precarity of ceramics

Lynda Benglis and Magdalene Odundo join historical figures like Lucio Fontana in a group show that pushes at the limits of what clay can do

Magdalene Odundo discusses dancing with clay ahead of Venice Biennale exhibition

Ceramics have at last gained due prominence in contemporary art. After decades of making her sensual vessels, the Kenyan-British artist explains why

Hew Locke's carnivalesque Tate Britain commission tells disturbing colonial histories with flamboyance

The Procession, installed in the Duveen Galleries, references the museum's historic links to the sugar industry and slavery

Power to the people: London’s new public art gives a glimmer of hope in gloomy times

A colourful playground, giant vegetable sculptures and an elegant etched glass installation have all brightened up the capital this year

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Why did the €471m Caravaggio villa fail to sell?

Plus, artists create their own monuments at Goldsmiths CCA in London and Michael Armitage on Sane Wadu at the newly opened Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute

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The Year Ahead: the best exhibitions to look forward to in 2022

Plus, who will be the art market’s winners and losers?

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Haroon Mirzainterview

Haroon Mirza: ‘The question I’m asking is, what kind of species are we?’

As he opens a show in New York and looks forward to his participation in the Lille3000 festival, the artist-composer discusses his interest in energy and power in their many forms

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Teeth, lips, flowers: rising star Rachel Jones on her latest works and how she prioritises a Black audience

With a major solo gallery show about to open and her first UK institutional exhibition due in March, the artist discusses her response to literature and the distinctive language in her titles

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Can the art world really change its wasteful ways?

Plus, Mark Rothko’s late paintings at Pace’s new London space and Nicolas Poussin at the National Gallery

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Tate fund buys works by international Modernists at Frieze

Photographs, paintings and mixed-media works by living artists from around the world will be added to Tate collection