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Taus Makhacheva: art as a balancing act

She discusses her tightrope of Dagestani art and how she is combining beauty treatment and sculpture at the Liverpool Biennial

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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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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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Tacita Dean on her three major London shows

From genre fluidity to the British artist's love of analogue film

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Yinka Shonibare: a change in the wind

Central Park is an ideal location for the British-Nigerian artist’s latest sculpture

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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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East German ‘arseholes’ are reappraised

The painter Georg Baselitz once profanely dismissed artists behind the Iron Curtain—but their work is now experiencing a long-overdue rediscovery

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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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Lydia Ourahmane on why she made a work about her grandfather pulling all his teeth

The Algerian-British artist explores her family’s experiences living in the shadow of colonialism

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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

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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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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Protest

'In Russia, either be brave or be silenced… there is no middle ground'

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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Oscar Tuazon: Living as a sculptural process

The Los Angeles artist, who made one of the standout works at this year's Skulptur Projekte Műnster, is heading for the great outdoors

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Judy Chicago: Catwoman

As three exhibitions open showcasing her work, including her Kitty City watercolours, the Los Angeles-based artist talks about being at the centre of a revival of interest—and having her early life story turned into a TV series

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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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Encore! Tate’s New Performance plan

Artists like Marvin Gaye Chetwynd have prompted a rethink in the Tate’s approach to live art

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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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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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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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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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The importance of being Ettore Sottsass

Diverse work by the larger-than-life designer who rejected Modernist good taste goes on show in Basel, Venice and the Met soon

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Exhibitions

Venice Biennale: triumphs and talking points

Leading figures give their impressions of Christine Macel’s main show, Viva Arte Viva, and their pick of the national pavilions

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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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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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Freeing Tania Bruguera

The artist takes a turn on the psychiatrist’s couch in a new documentary by Lynn Hershman Leeson that delves into the psychology of government oppression

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Frieze New York gets theatrical

For this year’s Frieze Projects tribute, four artists will recreate and riff on Galleria La Tartaruga’s historic Teatro delle Mostre exhibition, which turned experiences into works of art

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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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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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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