Contemporary art

Review
Exhibitions

St Louis’s Counterpublic triennial tests the limits of local engagement

In its first iteration, the exhibition paired artists with local storefronts far from the city’s major cultural districts

News
Public art

A new series of waterfront commissions boosts Southeast England's artistic renaissance

Site-specific works by artists such as Michael Rakowitz and Holly Hendry are planned as part of the Creative Coast initiative led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent

Review
Book Shorts

This catalogue succinctly surveys Leon Kossoff’s London life paintings

Cityscapes and portraits, along with his Old Master transcriptions, feature in this book that accompanies an exhibition at Lodnon's Piano Nobile Gallery

News
Museums & Heritage

New museum tells Palestinian stories in the centre of US politics

One-room space in Washington, DC, focuses on art and culture rather than “catastrophe”— but a section is dedicated to the 1948 mass exodus

Analysis
Art market

Price match! Old Masters vs contemporary art: what can you get for your money?

As London's Classic Week of sales comes to a close, we take a look at what the same sum will buy you at either end of the art historical timeline

News
LGBTQ

Shanghai shows of queer art hampered by venue issues and government censorship

LGBTQ exhibitions and works that are explicitly out and proud are magnets for official ire in mainland China

News
Museums & Heritage

Three become one: Montpellier Contemporain unites art school with exhibition venues

The newly created institution will involve all 200 students of the Montpellier School of Fine Arts

News
Openings

Bordeaux gets €60m Meca for creative industries

Bjarke Ingels-designed culture hub will be the new home of the Frac regional contemporary art centre

Review
Book Shorts

A collection of 50 contemporary artists’ favourite works of art

Book looks at what they like and how they think it helps their own work

News
Auctions

Fresh talent breathes life into slim £45m postwar and contemporary evening sale at Christie’s London

Records set for Tschabalala Self and Kara Walker as a new wave of works by contemporary artists come to auction

Podcast

Art Basel and William Kentridge

As his show opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel, we talk to the South African artist about his latest works. Plus, we look at the 50th edition of the Art Basel fair. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Blog
Art Basel 2019

Art Basel diary: Robert Indiana's spooky sculpture and a rogue rat

Plus, would Marcel Duchamp approve of a snow-globe urinal?

News
Art Basel 2019

Artist Alexandra Pirici demands compensation for underpaid performers

The system of dividends is a way to address the "immense amounts of unpaid or underpaid labour" that support the art world, she says

Interview
Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Interview: Lawrence Abu Hamdan—a self-styled 'private ear'

Your voice reveals much more about you than you think—and the Turner Prize nominee is listening

Feature
Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Air Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Gemini, Libra and Aquarius art lovers

Analysis
Art Basel 2019

Art Basel: where political cartoons still have a home

As the New York Times bans satirical illustrations, Art Basel has plenty on show, from the 1920s to today

Interview
Andrea Bowers

Interview: Andrea Bowers discusses power dynamics post #MeToo

The artist, whose work is causing a stir at Art Basel, aims to keep alive conversations on the toxic nature of power that sparked the feminist social movement

Feature
Paula Rego

Paula Rego: 'retire? and do what? eat ice cream?'

The Portuguese artist’s work focusing on issues such as abortion and honour killings is more relevant than ever – and curators cannot get enough

Feature
Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Water Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces art lovers

Interview
Collector's Eye

Collector's Eye: Hubert Bonnet

The Belgian art collector tells us what he's bought and why he loves it

News
Art Basel 2019

Auction prices: the elephant in the room at Art Basel

The first rule of art fairs is don't talk about auctions—but sometimes they can benefit artists and their dealers

Interview
William Kentridge

Interview: William Kentridge on his life lessons

Self-interrogation is central to the work of the South African artist, whose latest piece on show at the Kunstmuseum Basel poses a series of questions that get half-answered

Feature
Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Earth Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn art lovers

Feature
Art Basel 2019

Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Fire Signs during Art Basel week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius art lovers

Interview
Collector's Eye

Collector’s Eye: Bérengère Primat

The French collector tells us about her new foundation of Aboriginal art and why she resists the collecting mentality

Analysis
Gerhard Richter

Buyer’s guide to...Gerhard Richter

As a major retrospective on the artist is due to open at the Met Breuer in New York next year, we look at the German artist's market

Podcast

Painting, identity and injustice: Howardena Pindell and Oscar Murillo

With major gallery shows in London, the two artists discuss their multifarious art practices

News
Art market

Vancouver's art market sees influx of Chinese cash

As British Columbia clamps down on foreign real estate investment, Chinese collectors are investing in contemporary Canadian art with "no expense spared”

News
Cuba

Cuban artist builds a long and winding journey to nowhere

Wilfredo Prieto's public art comes out of his nomadic life as an artist

Review
Exhibitions

Liu Xia, widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, gets first show in Asia since release from house arrest

Exhibition at Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art reveals grief of families of political prisoners

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Harold Ancart's handball court to Hank Willis Thomas's Afro pick

Review
Book Shorts

Children’s portraits without shadows: new book on painting childhood

No Chucky or Lord of the Flies in portraits by British and British-based artists

News
Art market

Rabbit hops to a record $91m at Christie's as Jeff Koons once again becomes the world's most expensive living artist

Post-war and contemporary sale in New York also produced a big sale for Robert Rauschenberg and new records for Louise Bourgeois and Jonas Wood

Review
Book Shorts

A comprehensive survey of geometric forms in Modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art

Twenty-four artists present their own works in new book, including the late Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian

Comment
Artists

Can artists live off art alone?

Only 2% of artists earn more £50,000, a report by the Arts Council England finds

News
Openings

Monumental art and walks on water: New Orleans Museum of Art opens expanded sculpture garden

Works by Frank Stella and Ursula von Rydingsvard take their place in lagoon landscape of New Orleans City Park

Review
Biennials & festivals

Everything is good at the Whitney Biennial but nothing makes a difference

Despite a history of protest and a very present controversy at the museum, this year’s survey of American contemporary art is missing a radical spirit

News
Venice Biennale 2019

Fierce debate over Christoph Büchel's Venice Biennale display of boat that sank with hundreds locked in hull

Up to 1,100 may have died on board the fishing vessel; critics say its display is grossly insensitive at best while others describe it as a powerful reminder of exploitation

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Acquisitions

From Venice to California: Lisa Reihana’s post-colonial ‘digital scroll’ is acquired by FAMSF and Lacma

The massive work, shown at the 2017 Venice Biennale, re-interprets 19th-century wallpaper depicting native Pacific peoples

Review
Venice Biennale 2019

Venice Biennale 2019: the must-see pavilions around the city

An indoor beach, Mongolian throat singing and ceramic vaginas—where to go beyond the Arsenale and Giardini

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Conservation & Preservation

Guggenheim launches conservation fellowship with help from Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin

Initiative aims to boost Russian expertise in rapidly developing field of preserving contemporary art

Review
Venice Biennale 2019

Venice Biennale 2019: the must-see pavilions in the Giardini

From an aquatic odyssey to a guerrilla dance performance, here are the exhibitions we loved at the heart of the big event

News
Heritage

Exhibition of Gormley’s figures repopulates a Greek island’s ancient ruins

Life-size "bodyforms" are positioned amid ancient grottoes, agoras and sculptures

News
Contemporary art

Curator will plant 299 trees in Austrian football stadium in statement against climate change

Klaus Littmann was inspired by a dystopian drawing created more than 30 years ago

Feature
Venice Biennale 2019

How to survive the Venice Biennale, according to the art world

It may be the most prestigious art event in the world, but be warned—it is also the most gruelling

Analysis
Venice Biennale 2019

National pride, national shame and the ‘post-national’: the question of identity at the Venice Biennale

National pavilions in Venice have long been criticised as anachronistic. But for nations newer to the event, such quibbling can seem like a luxury

Venice Biennale 2019

Ralph Rugoff on his Venice Biennale concept. Plus, Bernar Venet and Berlin Gallery Weekend

The artistic director reveals his plans and the French artist discusses his biggest motivation for making art

News
Video, film & new media

Berlin collector turns Nazi-era Luftwaffe building into home for video art

Software entrepreneur Markus Hannebauer opens Fluentum to the public with Dutch artist Guido van der Werve

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Turner Prize

Turner Prize nominees give 'voice to the marginalised’

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani have been shortlisted for this year’s award

News
Berlin Gallery Weekend 2019

Too white and male? Not for long. Berlin Gallery Weekend director responds to criticism over lack of female artists

Maike Cruse says gender split at event will hopefully diminish in the next five years as many emerging artists are female

News
Censorship

Video of Polish artist Natalia LL eating a banana temporarily goes back on show after protests over museum’s ‘censorship’

Almost 1,000 people attended banana-eating demonstration outside Warsaw’s National Museum yesterday

Interview
Venice Biennale 2019

Ralph Rugoff on why the 2019 Venice Biennale has a 'split personality'

The artistic director speaks to The Art Newspaper as he puts the finishing touches to the exhibition that he has divided between the Arsenale and Giardini’s central pavilion

Blog
The Buck stopped here

Fashion meets art as Casa Loewe launches on New Bond Street

Museum directors mixed with fashionistas last night

News
Venice Biennale 2019

Iranian works will abound at the Venice Biennale despite US sanctions

Complications around shipping and insurance have not stopped artists and curators from the country to make their presence felt at this year's edition

News
Art fairs

NADA to launch Chicago fair in September

After cancelling its New York event, the organisation's new Chicago Invitational will feature around 40 galleries in the historic Chicago Athletic Association

News
Auction

Bob and Roberta Smith takes council sell-off protest to the Royal Academy

The artist’s work submitted to the Summer Show denounces Hertfordshire’s decision to auction more than 400 works

News
Openings

Uzbekistan opens new art centre to boost 'undeveloped' local scene

Moscow's Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is offering curatorial expertise as part of growing network of partnerships with post-Soviet countries

News
Copyright

Ai Weiwei denies his porcelain works borrow from Lebanese artist's prize-winning vases

Raed Yassin says there are "striking similarities" between his ceramic series on the Lebanese civil war and Ai's pieces on the Syria war and refugee crisis

News
Museums & Heritage

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is 'on track, on budget', director Richard Armstrong says

Construction on the long-delayed project is expected to take three to four years

Preview
Exhibitions

Honey I shrunk the art: the ultimate alternative biennial opens in Los Angeles

Dollhouse-sized paintings and installations replace big artistic statements and egos

News
Obituaries

Tributes to Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, giant of contemporary Iranian art

Curators and artists, including Shirin Neshat, remember the artist who called her geometric mirror works “signs of light and life”

Preview
Sydney Biennale

Indigenous and First Nation artists to take centre stage at next Biennale of Sydney

Artistic director Brook Andrew aims to counter the dominance of Northern American and European narratives

News
Museums & Heritage

How to future-proof a work of art that will not be completed for 100 years

As Katie Paterson's sand castle project goes on tour, we look at how her Future Library is being made to outlive the artist

News
Havana Biennial

Cuban galleries rebound as Havana Biennial opens

Dealers mount work that responds to political tensions while noting art is a 'difficult business' in Havana

Comment
Okwui Enwezor

Okwui Enwezor was one of the most influential curators in history

The Art Newspaper's features editor Ben Luke pays tribute

Comment
Obituaries

Hans Ulrich Obrist remembers his friend Okwui Enwezor

Many of Enwezor's ideas "are more relevant today than ever before", Obrist says

Review
Exhibitions

Lismore Castle serves up a rich palimpsest of themes for new show

Irish home of the Dukes of Devonshire is grand backdrop to works by Martine Syms, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Nicole Eisenman, among others

News
Contemporary art

Wallinger's upside-down globe outside LSE angers Chinese students for portraying Taiwan as an independent state

British artist says colouring Taiwan differently from China was his "error"

News
Acquisitions

Bumper haul of 26 acquisitions head to UK's regional contemporary art galleries

Fig-futures project brings works worth £80,000 to four venues

Analysis
Museums & Heritage

Topping a million visitors: how MCA Australia broadened the appeal of contemporary art

With more than a million people through the doors annually since 2015, the museum is a case study in how to expand audiences

News
Contemporary art

German art collective under investigation by state prosecutor

Zentrum für politische Schönheit sees artistic freedom under attack