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'I was always fascinated by the paintings of Goya': Philippe Parreno on his new video work at the Beyeler

The French-Algerian artist discusses how Goya’s Black Paintings provided inspiration for his latest piece in Switzerland

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Doron Langberg's intimate queer paintings to Marina Abramovic's cinematic opera

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021

CCA Derry~Londonderry: a lifeline for artists in isolation on both sides of Ireland's border

The Centre for Contemporary Art filled the lockdown gap with online conversations and social media takeovers

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The Week in Art

Should the art world boycott China over its treatment of Uyghur people?

Plus, Van Gogh’s final months and master printer Kenneth Tyler on Helen Frankenthaler

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A brush with... Philippe Parreno

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Francisco de Goya to Mary Shelley

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The state of painting now

Plus, its enduring market appeal and new secrets revealed in a restored Vermeer

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Afghanistan: the threat of the Taliban to artists and heritage

Plus, artist Bill Fontana records Notre Dame's bells

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A brush with... Glenn Ligon

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Stevie Wonder to Charles Dickens

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A brush with... Alberta Whittle

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Kamau Brathwaite to Hilma af Klint

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A brush with... Tino Sehgal

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Beethoven to Watteau

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A brush with... Oscar Murillo

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Okwui Enwezor to Nina Simone

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Great women in art history make a comeback: the New Woman at the Met and Aware in Paris

Plus, Rania Matar's photographic portraits

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A brush with... Ellen Gallagher

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Keith Haring to Moby Dick

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T.S Eliot and tinnitus: Philip Hoare on his biggest cultural influences

The writer tells us about his favourite books, artists and music

Podcast

Should the Science Museum stop taking money from oil companies?

Plus, Michael Landy's exhibition at Firstsite and artist Shahzia Sikander on a manuscript miniature

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A brush with... Julian Opie

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Egon Schiele to Raymond Carver

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Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry on LUMA Arles: ‘I kept thinking about what the light was like for Van Gogh’

The distinguished architect talks about his new structure in France, a tower clad in 11,000 shimmering stainless-steel tiles, influenced by the light, landscape and historic architecture—and Vincent van Gogh

In partnership withLUMA Arles

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Prizes

What's the point of art prizes?

The trend for awards to be shared among all the shortlisted artists reflects the current political climate, but it might be time to do away with them all together

Podcast

Slavery: the groundbreaking Dutch exhibition confronting colonial history

Plus, Leonora Carrington's Surrealist children's book behind the next Venice Biennale and Rubens's landscapes reunited after 200 years

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Media

When makers take the mic: the rise of the artist-hosted podcast

Carrie Mae Weems and Emma Cousin are behind two of the latest podcasts to feature artists in conversation with artists

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A brush with...Cristina Iglesias

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Giotto to Björk

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Funding

Hackneyed old Hockney: Museums need to be courageous, even in survival mode

This is the moment to ask for fresh ideas and give space to artists more deserving of exposure—so why has the Royal Academy given its main galleries to iPad 'paintings'?

Podcast

Guerrilla Girls: corrupt museum boards, the female nude and NFTs

Plus, Glasgow International festival and Cézanne at MoMA

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A brush with... Michael Rakowitz

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from T.S. Eliot to Leonard Cohen

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Classicist Mary Beard on the infamous Roman emperor Nero

Plus, London Gallery Weekend and Nina Katchadourian on her adopted grandmother's embroidery

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Viking-age treasure: new insights into life 1,000 years ago

Plus, new proposals for the Fourth Plinth in London and Nike Air Force 1s

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Our critic's choice of London Gallery Weekend shows: Central

It's not just blue-chip galleries that have made our list of top exhibitions to see in central London where the city-wide event kicks off on 4 June

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Our critics' choice of London Gallery Weekend: East

Much like the area itself, the galleries of east London are presenting an eclectic mix of exhibitions, so our critics have joined forces and picked some of their favourites

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Fourth Plinth

Powerful acts of defiance including a skull rack that will disappear in the London weather among Fourth Plinth proposals

Nicole Eisenmann, Samson Kambalu, Goshka Macuga, Ibrahim Mahama, Teresa Margolles and Paloma Varga Weisz are presenting their plans for Trafalgar Square in an exhibition at the National Gallery

Podcast

'Art is our spiritual oxygen': new shows to see in London and New York

We discuss Matthew Barney, Igshaan Adams, Eileen Agar and Louise Bourgeois

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Exhibitions

Brut force and influence: Jean Dubuffet's enduring impact on contemporary art

First UK survey in 50 years examines the artist's relationship with Art Brut and Brutalism, finding a fitting home at London's Barbican

Podcast

Climate disaster: photographer Richard Mosse on environmental crime in the Amazon

Plus, artist Rachel Maclean on Hieronymus Bosch's influence

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Podcast

Return to La La Land: art is back in California

Plus, artists' album covers, and Grace Jones in the Work of the Week

Podcast

Kusama-rama: Yayoi exhibitions open in London, New York and Berlin

We take a deep dive into the Japanese artist's polka dots, pumpkins and infinity rooms as major shows open at Tate Modern, Gropius Bau and the New York Botanical Garden

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Let loose after lockdown: London’s best gallery shows

Plus, Idris Khan on his latest show and James Welling on an ancient Greek Kore

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A brush with... Do Ho Suh

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences

Podcast

Can Netflix help solve the Isabella Stewart Gardner art heist?

Plus, vaccine passports in museums and Gossaert's Adoration

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A brush with... Doris Salcedo

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Joseph Beuys to Paul Celan

Interview
Tess Jaray

Tess Jaray: ‘I wanted to make space, to make something that you could disappear into’

As shows of her paintings open in the UK and Austria, Jaray reflects on the influence of Piero della Francesca and Brunelleschi on her work across six decades

Podcast

Has the drop in visitors changed museums forever?

Exhibitions editor José da Silva breaks down the results from our Visitor Figures 2020 survey and digital expert Chris Unitt explains how museums have pivoted to digital

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A brush with... Ali Banisadr

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Sufi poetry to Hieronymus Bosch

Podcast

Benin bronzes: looted treasures will return to Nigeria at last

Plus, the newly discovered Van Gogh is sold and artist Rana Begum on Tess Jaray

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A brush with... Julie Mehretu

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Kara Walker to Chris Abani

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The results are in: the real impact of Covid-19 on the art market

Plus, Dawn Ades on Duchamp and Superflex on Cildo Meireles

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Studio jams: we made a Spotify playlist of artists' top tunes, from Ragnar Kjartansson to Rachel Whiteread

From Keith Jarrett to Kanye, Les Mis to Mozart—the music artists listen to as they work, as told to our podcast A brush with…

The Week in Art

UK culture war: how should museums confront colonialism?

Plus, craft and American identity and critic Michael Peppiatt on Frank Auerbach

Podcast

Old Masters meet Brutalism: inside Frick Madison in New York

Plus, the story of a notorious forger and artist Collier Schorr on August Sander

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WTF are NFTs? Why crypto is dominating the art market

Plus, artist Doug Aitken on composer Terry Riley

Interview
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As new gallery platform South South launches, collaborator and curator Elvira Dyangani Ose reveals her greatest cultural influences

The director of non-profit gallery The Showroom in London discusses her love of Audre Lorde's poetry and the music of Thelonious Monk

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'Black grief and white grievance' at New York’s New Museum

Plus, artists with disabilities in the Covid era and Goya's Disasters of War

Podcast

Stonehenge: could a road tunnel ruin the ancient site?

Plus, French museums revolt against lockdown closures and artist Crystal Fischetti on Karla Black

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Book Club

A brush with… eight artists tell us about the books and poems that inspire their work

Artists including Rachel Whiteread, Ragnar Kjartansson and Roni Horn share texts ranging from 19th-century poetry to postmodern fiction on The Art Newspaper’s podcast

Interview
Exhibitions

Mary Heilmann: My work follows 'no linear time. It's all a chunk'

As her Hauser & Wirth exhibition launches online, the 81-year-old artist tells us about her early influences, being taught by David Hockney, and why pink is punk

Podcast

The fight against Putin: artists on the frontline

Plus, India reconstructs its history and Navid Nuur on Walter de Maria

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A brush with... Tala Madani

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Francis Bacon to Miles Davis

Podcast

New normal for Old Masters: Botticelli's record online sale and new AI research on Leonardo's Salvator Mundi

Plus, Gerard Byrne on his work inspired by a Swedish diorama

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A brush with... Charles Gaines

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Frantz Fanon to John Coltrane

Podcast

What will Biden-Harris do for the visual arts?

Plus, QAnon's origins in Italian conceptual art and Alphonse Mucha's Slav Epic

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Monuments

Tearing down troubling statues is not lying about our history—it is removing impediments to truth

The UK communities secretary Robert Jenrick's plans to prevent the removal of controversial monuments reveals his inability to view the past as shifting and complex

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A brush with... Tal R

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from W. G. Sebald to Georges Rouault

Interview
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Beryl Cook, queer history and Dolly Parton: gallery director Joe Scotland on his cultural influences

The head of non-profit space Studio Voltaire in London tells us about his favourite books, television shows and artists

Podcast

The white supremacist art at the heart of the US Capitol

Plus, a $2.2m Batman comic and the artists inspired by political theorist Hannah Arendt

Podcast

A brush with... Tracey Rose

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Duchamp to Deep House

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Covid-19

As 2021 beckons.... I crave new art in the new year more than ever

With talk of vaccines dominating the airwaves, a return to regular contact with the latest works and upcoming artists may be on the horizon

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Media & broadcast

The top five YouTube channels for an art fix this Christmas season

While many museums across the globe remain closed, you can still get through the virtual doors via video—from artist interviews to archival gems

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A brush with... Rachel Whiteread

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Bruce Nauman to George Orwell

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The Year in Review 2020

Art could have dwindled into insignificance in the upheaval of this year—instead it endured

Through the major shifts and moments of victory, art has proved itself to be cathartic, resistant and powerful

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2020: the year in review

The Art Newspaper team picks apart this year's biggest art stories, from the art market heading online to the fight for racial justice

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A brush with... Roni Horn

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Icelandic glaciers to Emily Dickinson

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Brexit: how will it change the art market?

Plus, Neville Wakefield on John McCracken's planks

Podcast

A brush with... Christina Quarles

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from epic musicals to James Baldwin

Podcast

Contemporary public art: who is it for?

Plus, Tom Sachs on Mondrian's Broadway Boogie-Woogie

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A brush with... Ragnar Kjartansson

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Elizabeth Peyton to Cardi B

Podcast

Is the future of museums in Africa?

We speak to museum experts András Szántó and Sonia Lawson. Plus, Dan Hicks on the legacy of colonial looting and National Gallery curator Christopher Riopelle on the Polish painter Jan Matejko

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Revisiting the Thanksgiving myth: the Mayflower and the Wampanoag, 400 years on

Plus, artist Chantal Joffe on a poignant painting by Paula Modersohn-Becker

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Where art fairs still happen: the Shanghai buzz

Plus, Chila Kumari Singh Burman and the art work that inspired that Biden-Harris video

Artemisia Gentileschi

Missing out on Artemisia Gentileschi because of lockdown? Here's a video tour of the National Gallery exhibition

As coronavirus forces English museums to close, take a virtual guided trip around the much-anticipated show of the female Old Master with this video and podcast

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Philip Guston

Philip Guston show: 2022 opening is welcome news but confusion still remains

The museums should make urgent use of the delay already caused by the pandemic rather than lurch towards lengthy postponement

Podcast

US election: How Trump’s presidency has affected the arts

Plus, artist Pedro Reyes on his New York project; cartoonist Martin Rowson on Hogarth

Analysis
Digital Age

The Art Newspaper at 30: how has art criticism changed in the digital age?

Through blogs, websites and social media, there is more writing than ever on the arts. But whether it adds meaningful insight, or just noise, is a matter of debate

Podcast

Has coronavirus helped unmask the real prices of art?

Plus, JMW Turner at the Tate and John Stezaker on Bruegel

Interview
Elmgreen & Dragset

Smartphones, Foucault and anti-fascist tapestries: Elmgreen and Dragset on their biggest cultural influences

The subversive artist duo tell us about their favourite books, music and poetry

Podcast

The great museum sell-off: should public collections deaccession to survive Covid-19?

Plus, the artist Jennifer Packer on a Buddhist mural in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

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Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic TV: five-hour takeover will teach you everything you need to know about performance art

As well as her new Sky Arts programme, the artist's mixed reality work The Life will be sold at Christie’s this month, with an estimate of £400,000-£800,000

Podcast

What does the Philip Guston delay tell us about museums and race?

Plus, Maggi Hambling on making love with paint

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coronavirus

Exhibitions need a perfect storm to succeed—but shows opening during Covid-19 are getting a disappointing drizzle

With no group student visits, no art-world private view, and limits on public access, the buzz of new exhibitions has potentially been short-circuited

Podcast

Frieze: the show goes on. Plus, Theaster Gates

It’s Frieze Week in London, yet there’s no big art fair at its heart. Can galleries create the usual excitement—and is anyone still buying?

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Exhibitions

Under the influence: three artists on how Bruce Nauman continues to be an inspiration

As a retrospective opens at Tate Modern, we speak to Rashid Johnson, Jacolby Satterwhite and Adham Faramawy about the enduring appeal of the 78-year-old artist's work

Podcast

Artemisia and Frida: great art, turbulent lives

We take a tour of the Artemisia Gentileschi show in London with curator Letizia Treves and explore a new biography of Frida Kahlo with its author, Hettie Judah

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Controversies

Philip Guston’s KKK paintings ‘are not asleep—they’re woke’: catalogue contradicts museum statement controversially halting show

Essays from African American artists such as Glenn Ligon and Trenton Doyle Hancock show that issues were being addressed

Podcast

Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The Royal Academy of Arts’s Covid-19 conundrum

Plus, the curator Legacy Russell talks about her new book Glitch Feminism

Podcast

This is America: Grayson Perry on race and class

Plus, Robert Storr on his huge new book about the painter Philip Guston. Sponsored by Christie's

Podcast

Berlin: still a magnet for artists?

Plus, Jadé Fadojutimi on Laura Owens. Sponsored by Christie's

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Artists

What songs do contemporary artists listen to while they work? Tune in to our Spotify playlist to find out

From Joni Mitchell to Radiohead and Sun Ra, Michael Armitage, Jenny Saville, Chantal Joffe and Rashid Johnson reveal their favourite tracks

Podcast

Cancelled: should good artists pay for bad behaviour?

Plus, Tavares Strachan on Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty. Sponsored by Christie's

Review
Media & broadcast

Hannah Gadsby: taking down art history's misogyny through comedy

From the High Renaissance to Picasso’s questionable moral compass, the Tasmanian comedian is bringing an exploration of art's patriarchy to a new audience

Podcast

A brush with... Rashid Johnson

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Richard Tuttle to Sun Ra

Podcast

A brush with... Chantal Joffe

An in-depth podcast conversation on the painter’s big influences, from Chaim Soutine to Anne Sexton

Podcast

A brush with... Jenny Saville

An in-depth podcast conversation on the painter’s big influences, from Michelangelo to Cy Twombly