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Frieze 2019

Woven: a special section at Frieze London links traditional influences with contemporary textile art

Eight solo gallery presentations explore textiles, from knotted biomorphic hemp forms to Bauhaus-inspired geometric compositions in silk, cotton and paper at this year's fair

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Maurizio Cattelan

'Art's most high-profile provocateur' Maurizio Cattelan on his new Blenheim Palace show

Known for this dangling horse and gold toilet, the Italian artist's exhibition is in the unlikely setting of Winston Churchill's birthplace

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Frieze New York 2019

Out and proud: Stonewall at 50

Art After Stonewall, a touring exhibition of works covering gender, sexuality and Aids, shows how queer culture was shaped by the Stonewall riots

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Art in the age of Instagram and the power of going viral

As visitors to exhibitions are increasingly sharing their experiences online, should curators plan shows for maximum hype?

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Exhibitions

How museums are stepping up exhibition design

A wave of innovative exhibition design has graced our museums in recent years. What are the keys to holding the viewer’s gaze?

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Photography

Edward Woodman: the light and space of a golden era

UK retrospective freeze-frames often ephemeral works from the 1980s and 1990s

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Larry Poons: Art isn’t business

The octogenarian painter stars in The Price of Everything, a new film about the machinations of the market airing on HBO

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Troubled waters: Elmgreen & Dragset dive into politics for new London show

The Scandinavian duo build a swimming pool in the Whitechapel Gallery and address their anger at populist leaders

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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 on the hundreds of works that were described those who saw them as wondrous, but which were only ever meant to be temporary

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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 on works that were more influential to history than those that survive

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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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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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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

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‘Paintings untethered to notions of taste or intention’

It was love at first sight when the artist David Salle first saw Francis Picabia’s strange, late paintings based on magazine pin-ups, which are now on show at MoMA. Salle describes their provocative appeal

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A museum for a time of doubt

Over a decade in the making and due to open in 2017, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has evolved into a museum that has gone beyond being merely a showcase for historical European art into one that is a truly global institution reflecting a new kind of universalism

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Remembering the ‘mud angels’

The Italian floods of 1966 prompted a strong—and lasting—international response

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Philippe Parreno creates a public ritual at Tate Modern

As he takes on the Hyundai Commission in the Turbine Hall, the French artist on exhibitions as works of art, why he dislikes the word “installation” and engaging with Londoners

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New museums: the rise of cryptic cathedrals of the cosmos

Charles Jencks revisits his article written for The Art Newspaper in 2000 to survey how museum architecture has evolved since the millennium

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Getting digi with it: how the art world is grappling with new media

As new technology is increasingly adopted by artists, can curators and collectors keep up?

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William Kentridge: an animated life

As a major show and opera come to London, the South African artist reflects on his multimedia installations’ disparate influences, from his homeland’s politics to Wallace and Gromit

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A cerebral matter: the common ground between brain science and art

Eric Kandel’s new book finds similarities in the approach of neuroscientists and abstract painters

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How to give artists life after death

A new book advises executors and heirs that managing artists’ estates can be a painful and exacting process

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Unveiled: Rodin’s adoration of a young english actress

Sybil Mignon Cooke left a touching wreath at the sculptor’s London memorial during the First World War. A new cache of letters, analysed here for the first time, reflects the extent of their affection

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Ragnar Kjartansson: New Romantic

As a major show of his work opens at London’s Barbican, the Icelandic artist discusses his fascination with Romanticism and explains why he gets his mother to spit in his face every five years

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Auctions

New York sales cool but don’t freeze

Auction results were stellar 12 months ago, but sense and caution meant the houses had to work hard for more sober results this time round

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How the Spanish Republic saved the Prado’s masterpieces

General Franco ensured that his left-wing enemies got no credit for protecting hundreds of works by Velázquez, Goya and others in the Spanish Civil War—but their efforts were heroic

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William Hamilton’s prize possession

A new book on the history of private collectors describes how Emma Hamilton became inextricable from her husband’s often erotic collection of ancient art

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What academics can teach us about Isil

The Warburg Institute’s director is tapping into its founder Aby Warburg’s approach to historical images to explain Daesh’s shocking brutality

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La Bella Principessa: still an enigma

The forger Shaun Greenhalgh’s boast that he made this chalk drawing may be fantasy, but claims that it is the work of Leonardo continue to be seen as equally dubious

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Fairs

Art on film: why filmmakers are drawn to artists

Movies about artists may not be nailed-on money-spinners, but more and more are appearing—and some are even box-office hits.

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Move over Chelsea and Brooklyn: Harlem is where the art is

Real-estate price hikes have hastened the development of a northern gallery hub

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The fine art of craft

London Craft Week celebrates makers from across the world in more than 120 events. Five of the 200-plus makers at the festival tell us about their work

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Volkswagen: the motor of a global arts network

The German car-maker takes cultural sponsorship very seriously, as shown by its arts education policy and links with MoMA

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How art went back to basics

Fifty years after its opening, the pioneers of Minimalism recall the groundbreaking exhibition Primary Structures

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Museums and the art trade: dangerous liaisons?

The relationship between public institutions and private dealers has historically taken many forms, and is anything but simple

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Singapore show adds Southeast Asia to the story of Modernism

The new National Gallery Singapore joins forces with the Centre Pompidou

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Do Ho Suh: the fabric of life

As shows of his work open at opposite ends of the US, the nomadic Korean-born artist explains how his coloured cloth installations reflect his transient existence

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DADA: 100 Years On

Horrified by the slaughter of the First World War, the Dadaists espoused irrationality to ridicule the logic that had led to war. But Dada’s influence has stretched far past 1918

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Mark Wallinger: ‘Facing up to myself’

The UK artist has been doing some soul-searching. He tells us about his latest works, partly inspired by Freud, and his own experiences of psychoanalysis

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Welcome to the virtual world

With the ground-breaking Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset hitting the mainstream later this year, a growing number of artists and museums are incorporating this and other new technologies into their work

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Books

My father and music: how Mark Rothko’s love of Mozart made his paintings sing

In an extract from his new book, Christopher Rothko explains how the master of abstraction absorbed the stylistic principles and emotional contradictions of the 18th-century genius

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Tehran: Soft Power, Hard Bargains

With its infamous Modern art collection, a Tehran museum has enticed international curators and struck lucrative deals with institutions in the West. But has it sparked a wider renaissance in the Tehran art scene?