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Lost art

Lost Art: the world’s invisible collections

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Ferens Art Gallery: a northern powerhouse

Hull gallery more than tripled visitor numbers during UK City of Culture year after “Herculean” renovation

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Tate St Ives: a deeper community connection on the Cornish coast

After a bumpy start, the extension to the Tate’s westernmost outpost has been welcomed and is now enabling the gallery to reach its full potential

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

The Postal Museum: a ride into the story of mail that really delivers

The newly opened museum takes visitors on a journey underground and reflects major shifts in the nature of human connection

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Glasgow Women’s Library: a museum for the #MeToo era

The library shows that grassroots museums can take a gutsy stand and contribute to global debates

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Brooklands Museum: a paean to the pioneers of motoring and aviation

A historic motor-racing circuit, Concorde and 4D experiences combine to provide a day out of old-school charm with contemporary quirks

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Artist interview

Trevor Paglen lets you view the world as the machines see it

Ahead of his retrospective at Washington, DC's Smithsonian American Art Museum, the artist discusses his interest in the social and political implications of technologies, including mass surveillance systems and artificial intelligence

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Lost art

Lost Art: Has Caravaggio’s long missing Nativity been found?

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Exhibitions

Dream team: 11 of the best football works

As the World Cup 2018 kicks off in Russia, Eddy Frankel picks some of the most striking pieces by contemporary artists

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Art Basel 2018

Are art awards really worth winning?

Winning a prize can give an artist international exposure, but the question of who really benefits—critically and commercially—is an increasingly vexed one

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Art Basel 2018

Match of the day: football vs art

The two may seem unlikely bedfellows, but plenty of artists are football fans—and they are making their allegiances known during this summer’s World Cup

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Art Basel 2018

Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain

Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process

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Art Basel 2018

Is the biennial model busted?

Riga, Bangkok, São Paulo—every modern city wants a biennial. But is this good for contemporary art? Leading curators join the hot debate

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Marcel Duchamp

What was it like to conduct Marcel Duchamp's only live television interview?

Fifty years on, Joan Bakewell remembers speaking to the pioneering artist for the BBC, shortly before his death

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Artist interview

From the archive: How New York fell back in love with Robert Indiana

With a retrospective lighting up the Whitney, the artist behind “that” work has finally returned to town

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Michelangelo

The UK's only marble Michelangelo takes pride of place at new Royal Academy

The Taddei Tondo has not always been treated as a masterpiece

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Royal Academy

How the Royal Academy Schools shook off their fusty image

Once seen as a bastion of tradition ignored by young artists, the institution's postgraduate fine art course has become the most desirable in London

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Royal Academy of Arts

Ignominy to influence: a history of women at the Royal Academy

London institution’s founders included two women, but a long period of male domination has only recently been challenged

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Royal Academy of Arts

We go behind the scenes as the Royal Academy celebrates 250 years

Delve into the heart of the revamped London institution—expanded, embellished and eccentric as ever

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Lost art

Lost Art: Homer’s Troy and Priam’s Treasure

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Frieze New York

Holy inspiration: the Met's Costume Institute finds a divine connection between religion and fashion

The museum's annual gala show examines how the Catholic Church’s aesthetics have influenced designers

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Frieze New York

Frieze New York pays tribute to the School of Hudson

The maverick art dealer helped to shape New York’s contemporary art scene by finding and supporting some of today's biggest artists

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Tate

The struggle behind Tate Modern's birth

Recently opened Tate archives reveal wrangling over division of British and international art in early 1990s

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Lost art

Lost Art: the Fondaco dei Tedeschi frescoes by Titian and Giorgione

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

No end to gender woes? Time’s not up in Asia

There is a gross gender imbalance across the Asian art world, but the representation of female artists, curators and dealers is also on the rise in the region

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

From Abramovic to Kapoor: how artists are making VR a reality

Pair are the latest big names to step into the sixth dimension, with their first works using VR tools on show at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong fair

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300

Letters of note: featuring Zaha Hadid, Picasso's biographer, a prison warden and many more

Selected correspondence from down the years

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Art's Most Popular

Ranked: the top ten most popular shows in their categories from around the world

Including Old Masters, Asian, Post-Impressionist and Modern

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Art's Most Popular

How museums can double their visitor numbers—featuring DJs at the Musée Guimet in Paris

Think differently and "belong to the public"

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Art's Most Popular

What is the most cultured city in the US?

Think Grand Rapids, Bentonville or Houston—but not New York

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Art's Most Popular

Why choosing a name for an exhibition is anything but straightforward

Active or passive? With or without a colon?

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Art Dubai 2018

Meet the Residents of Art Dubai's new section

In the project for the fair, 11 international artists are showing work inspired by a month’s stay in the UAE

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Art Dubai 2018

Is interest in African art on the rise in the Middle East?

An increased presence of African galleries at this edition of Art Dubai could signify a flourishing regional market

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Getting to know the real Tintoretto

A string of exhibitions celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Venetian master’s birth will help to bring him back into favour

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Lessons in collecting from the court of Charles I

He relied on advisers such as Van Dyck to guide his acquisitions. How different is the art of connoisseurship today?

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Big data meets Old Masters at Tefaf Maastricht

As artificial intelligence becomes more common, the market is embracing tools that might help to bring digital natives into the Golden Age

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

A day in the life of… a Tefaf vetter

Maastricht is famous for its tough vetting procedures, but what is it really like to be on the fair’s expert team?

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TEFAF Maastricht

The Tefaf Maastricht wish list: objects to suit every collector’s taste

From glass succulents to magic belts, the fair will not disappoint

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Museums

The ethics of appropriation

Can art represent the culture of marginalised groups without exploiting them? Jillian Steinhauer investigates

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Lost art

Lost Art: Field of the Cloth of Gold

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works-those that we can no longer see

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Media & broadcast

Civilisations: how the BBC's new series takes on Kenneth Clark's legacy

Documentary breaks with many of the assumptions in the art historian’s seminal series, but it also owes a great deal to it

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Artist interview

Mark Dion: Welcome to my Wunderkammer

The US artist discusses theatricality, science and the need for a greater environmental commitment in art

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Lost art

Lost Art: Rogier van der Weyden’s Justice cycle

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history’s most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Victoria & Albert Museum

A new era for heritage reproduction

Digital technologies are at the heart of a declaration by major museums and heritage organisations to record and sometimes reproduce works of art

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Google

How Google became a major producer of cultural content

The Google Cultural Institute’s We Wear Culture fashion stories are its latest museum collaboration, its director Amit Sood tells us.

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

ARTificial intelligence

A string of shows across the US, starting in Miami, examines the impact of technology on identity and raises the question: what does it mean to be human?

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

As waters rise, artists answer a call to action

Florida is on the frontline of global warming—a crisis that demands creative thinking

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Miami’s museum makeover

The city’s art scene has grown beyond recognition in the past few years, but can it sustain so many institutions?

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Features

Riders on the storm

How dedicated staff at PAMM and Vizcaya braved Hurricane Irma to keep the museums and collections safe

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Podcast

Podcast episode 11: antiquities now and Rose Wylie

How is the antiquities trade coping with increased focus on Middle East looting and new approaches to collecting? And Rose Wylie on the pleasures and struggles of painting

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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson on how his light installation at the National Gallery changes perceptions—in more ways than one

This exclusive extract by the Danish-Icelandic artist accompanies the London museum’s Monochrome show

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Podcast

Podcast epsiode ten: restoring Iraq’s heritage, plus the complex politics of First Nations art

John Darlington of the World Monuments Fund discusses projects to train local people in craft traditions and the curator Victor Wang on the work of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, whose first European solo show opens in London next week

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Artist interview

Gilbert & George’s fuckosophy

Fifty years after they first met, the artists are being celebrated with eight international exhibitions of their Beard Pictures. Meanwhile, a new text work finds them in typically provocative form—it features 5,000 F-words

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Podcast

Podcast episode nine: $450m! The Leonardo breaks all records

How the art sale of the century happened, with Judd Tully, our man in the salesroom. Plus, a new museum in Indonesia

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Podcast

Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode three: how the UAE art scene became a force to be reckoned with

Art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac and curator Maya Allison tell us how the nation’s creative ambitions have blossomed. Plus: Silver Lion-winning musician and artist Hassan Khan on his Abu Dhabi Art performance

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Podcast

Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode two: How Saudi artists are driving political change

As Abu Dhabi Art fair opens, we speak to the Saudi artists Manal Al Dowayan and Ahmed Mater. Plus: Iraq's Dia Azzawi on creating the Arab world's Guernica

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Podcast

Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode one: Louvre Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Art

With all eyes on Abu Dhabi this week, we speak to the architect Jean Nouvel on designing the Arab world's first universal museum. Plus: a preview of Abu Dhabi Art fair

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Podcast

Podcast episode eight: how hackers are attacking the art world

Galleries are losing huge sums to cybercrime, what makes them vulnerable? Plus: the dubious restoration along the Camino di Santiago.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Introducing Emirati Voices: a video series on Louvre Abu Dhabi

Emirati citizens talk about the museum's collection and global impact

Sponsored byAbu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

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Protest

'In Russia, either be brave or be silenced'

Russian art patron Igor Tsukanov has created a show at the Saatchi Gallery about artists who have risked protesting against conditions in Russia since 1991

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Podcast

Podcast episode seven: the tale of an Old Master forgery scandal

The 'masterpieces' that fooled the art world. Plus: a review of London's latest shows, from Cezanne to Soutine.

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Podcast

Podcast episode six: trouble at Unesco, plus Art and Terror

Why did the US and Israel pull out of the organisation and what will happen next? Plus: 9/11 and its impact on art is explored at London’s Imperial War Museum

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Art market

Artsy and the rise of the matchmaker market

In the bricks-versus-clicks shakeout, the new power players are harvesting supply and demand data

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Podcast

Podcast episode five: what's the story behind the $100m Leonardo?

What will happen when the only painting in private hands by the Renaissance master heads to auction? Plus: the New Museum's big new show on gender, and our literary editor talks 18th-century princesses

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Frieze 2017

It takes two: artist couples at Frieze

From Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning to Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg, we look at how relationships can feed creativity

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Frieze 2017

Artists and the end of truth

Frieze London’s talks programme focuses on the rise of alt-facts and artifice—a realm historically the remit of artists

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Frieze Masters

In pictures: Alex Katz picks his highlights from Frieze Masters

Katz, who turned 90 years young this year, is in town for the opening of his solo exhibition at Timothy Taylor Gallery

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Frieze 2017

The great British booth-off

Showstopping stands are fast becoming a trend among London gallerists at Frieze art fair, each one recreating a different world

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Frieze 2017

Playful PAD packs a punch across town

We stepped out from the bustle of Regent's Park to check out PAD London's 11th edition in Mayfair

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Podcast

Podcast episode four: Frieze special with Peter Blake

As the art world descends on London, we take the pulse of the city's art scene with an art market specialist, a collector and two artists, Peter Blake and Ed Fornieles

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Politics

The sculptures that unite America

As the debate rages about divisive Confederate monuments, five leading US scholars and curators pick the nation’s greatest memorial sculptures

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Frieze 2017

Let's talk about sex at Frieze

A special section at the fair looks at the “radical feminists” who were once ostracised by their peers

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Frieze 2017

The market boom for Basquiat

A year after his death, MoMA turned down an offer of the artist’s work. Today, the appetite for his paintings has never been greater

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Frieze 2017

Gilbert & George: East Enders

The British artist duo show us around their London stomping ground

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Podcast

Podcast episode three: how the Getty is shaping southern California’s art scene

The story behind Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles; Ming Wong on the historic queer art show in Taipei. Plus: an exclusive audio work by Zardulu the Mythmaker

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Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George take charge of their legacy

Shows in New York, Paris and London mark the artists’ 50th anniversary

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Podcast

Podcast episode two: Zeitz Mocaa and London autumn preview

The lowdown on the new Thomas Heatherwick-designed museum in Cape Town. Plus: London's most enticing shows this autumn

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Podcast

Podcast episode one: Nazi loot and Rachel Whiteread

Nazi-loot conference at London’s National Gallery. Plus: Rachel Whiteread on “mummifying the air” at Tate Britain

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Podcast

Introducing: The Art Newspaper's new weekly podcast

Listen to our podcast teaser

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

A sample of the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection

Highlights from the museum's permanent collection and exceptional loans

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Abu Dhabi

The ruler sheikh who was fascinated by archaeology

The founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, set up an archaeological programme that anticipates the creation of Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Year Ahead 2017

Museum openings this autumn and winter

From Shenzhen to Cape Town, new or improved institutions prepare to open their doors in the second half of 2017

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Art market

Can new leadership and a change of name save the Biennale Paris?

For its 55th birthday, the fair formerly known as the Biennale des Antiquaires is hoping for a “renewal” after a difficult 2016 edition

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Art market

Closure of South Kensington saleroom marks end of an era

As Christie’s chases new markets, the middle is a casualty. Where will the trade move?

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Art market

Christie's South Kensington: the training ground where an industry learned its game

Art world power players add their voices to the eulogy for the well-loved secondary saleroom

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Features

Venice can’t manage its tourists—yet it’s encouraging more to come from China

The town council proposes digital monitoring and a charge to enter St Mark’s Square

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On the side of the angels

Vittorio Scarpati made a series of bold drawings in a New York hospital before he died of Aids, which also claimed the life of his wife, the writer and actress Cookie Mueller. Teeming with “piles of angels”, Scarpati’s drawings are being shown for the first time in 25 years in London this month

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Artist interview

Jenny Holzer: Words of Conflict

As three new commissions open this year in the UK and Abu Dhabi, the US artist reflects on the continued dominance of war as a theme in her work and says she longs for Trump to be “in the past tense”

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Features

Summer art pilgrimages

Artists and curators tell us about the journeys they have embarked on, or hope to make, to see something special. Compiled by Ben Luke

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Artist interview

David Lamelas: time zones

The peripatetic Argentinian artist has explored memory, space and time in works made across the world. In September, his first full career survey opens in Los Angeles as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative

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Features

Nairy Baghramian: check your privilege

As she features in Documenta 14 and takes centre stage in Münster this summer, the Berlin-based artist discusses her approach to these major public exhibitions and the need to be wary of sensation and spectacle

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Features

Frank Lloyd Wright: a force of nature

As MoMA’s show of his vast archive confirms, the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest architect” was an inspired talent-spotter, employing brilliant female assistants

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Symbiotic siblings: Alberto and Diego Giacometti

As a major survey opening this month at Tate Modern confirms, Alberto Giacometti’s reputation as a 20th-century great is assured. But his younger brother Diego’s role cannot be overlooked

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Death, destruction and deity: painting Guernica

As exhibition opens in Madrid, new research shows how Picasso was inspired by church paintings to create Spanish Civil War rallying cry

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Cerith Wyn Evans: Light Fantastic

As the Welsh artist fills Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries, ahead of showing in Venice and Münster later in the year, he talks about his varied inspirations, from Duchamp to Japanese Noh theatre

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Venice Biennale 2017

Guide to Asian pavilions at the 2017 Venice Biennale

From upside-down architecture to shadow puppets, artists explore cultural identity at the “Olympics of the art world”

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Artists

Asian institutions unite behind homegrown talent

Artists’ visibility grows as biennials mature and fairs proliferate across Asia

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The Antarctic Biennale: a crazy idea becomes reality

In little more than a year, the artists and scientists—and, crucially, the funds—have been gathered for a unique biennial. The journey begins this month

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Features

The other lives of artists

The exhibition Michelangelo & Sebastiano at the National Gallery in London reflects the younger artist’s sharp decline in production once he became keeper of the papal seal. But second jobs did not stop Rubens and Velázquez painting

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Museums

The art machine: the Centre Pompidou at 40

As the Parisian cultural behemoth hits a landmark anniversary, figures from the world of art and architecture discuss its legacy