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From the archive

From the archive | Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei on the church-like museum he designed for the Goulandris collection

In this 1994 interview, he reveals how he likes art to be displayed, such as natural lighting for Impressionists

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Art market

In person | Cheyenne Westphal on swapping the drama of Sotheby’s for the challenge of growing Phillips

The chairman of Phillips explains what it takes to succeed in the auction business

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Exhibitions

‘Public art is propaganda, frankly’: Hank Willis Thomas discusses gun violence and the urgent need for alternative memorials

A host of the artist’s exhibitions and public projects open in various locations across the US open this year

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Tim Marlow

‘I won’t be bringing in a load of artists’: Tim Marlow on leading the Design Museum

Royal Academy’s artistic director is an unexpected choice

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Shirin Neshat

‘This US government looks more like Iran's every day’: Shirin Neshat talks about the power of political satire ahead of LA show

The Iranian artist's major exhibition opens at the Broad museum features new work addressing discrimination in Trump's America

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Art dealers

In person: Pilar Ordovas on playing hard to get and striking out on her own

The Spanish-born independent dealer discusses working with Larry Gagosian and why she won't do art fairs

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Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford addresses modern-day xenophobia through Greek mythology and a Motown classic

US artist talks on The Art Newspaper Podcast about his London exhibition Cerberus at Hauser & Wirth

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Photography

The media industry 'has changed beyond all recognition': Magnum's new CEO on adapting to the digital landscape

Caitlin Hughes has also promised to “bring the voices of its members together” as the photo agency targets a "more nimble" approach to client partnerships

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Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey on using Victorian techniques to evoke magical memories

For his new Tate Britain show, the artist used illusion to recreate his childhood experience beneath a motorway

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Collector's Eye

'I wish I had bought a Banksy': inside the collection of Mark Hix

The restauranteur tells us about his unusual Bridget Riley work and displaying his art on his new boat

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Collector's Eye

‘I have works under every couch and chair’: inside the collection of Alia Al-Senussi

The art patron and consultant tells us about her special Robert Mapplethorpe gift and her love for her mother's ivory

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'I have a work made of mortadella': inside the collection of Gemma De Angelis Testa

The private collector tells us about her dreams for her own museum and the difficulty of maintaining her food art

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Artist interview

'I'm drawn to contradictions': Danh Vo on why his London show includes work by the professor who told him to give up art

For his sprawling exhibition at South London Gallery the Vietnam-born, Danish artist salutes those who have influenced him

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Collector's Eye

'Issy Wood is one to watch': inside the collection of Raimund Berthold

We talk to the fashion designer about lending a work to the Old Vic theatre and how he dreams of buying the Beyeler's entire Stingel show

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Frieze London 2019

Elizabeth Peyton on Kurt Cobain, the Twilight films and painting a museum director in his shorts

In her new solo show at London's National Portrait Gallery, the artist connects the past with the present

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South African dealer Liza Essers on refusing to give in to legal browbeating

Goodman gallery director discusses being taken to court by President Zuma and acknowledging her privilege

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Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen on questioning the intelligence of AI

US artist’s new show at the Barbican continues his exploration into how artificial intelligence is shaping how organisations control us

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Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth on being taught by Gerhard Richter and how he almost cancelled his Guggenheim Bilbao show

A retrospective of the German photographer opens this week and includes more than 130 works spanning four decades

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UK politics

'A democratic vote swayed by lies is not democracy'—Mary Beard on what antiquity can teach us about political spin

The recipient of the 2019 J. Paul Getty Medal discusses how understanding Cicero can help decipher the rise of populism

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Santiago X

Native American artist Santiago X on rebuilding Indigenous cities, one mound at a time

The forgotten history of Indigenous mound building will be reclaimed at this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial

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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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Politics

Drawing with the ashes of Isis-ravaged buildings: Piers Secunda on the art of destruction

Artist’s works on iconoclasm in Mosul are currently on show at the Imperial War Museum in London

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Dealers

Michael Findlay: 'You don’t make art good by making it expensive’

A fixture of New York’s art scene since the 1960s, dealer Michael Findlay mourns the loss of the city’s local market and fears that the cost of real estate will destroy innovation

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From the archive

In search of art out of Africa: an interview with Jean Pigozzi

“I feel that at the time of the Medici they had my kind of rapport with their artists”

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Public art

Fluxus in the air: Doug Aitken's hot air balloon sails above Massachusetts

The project aims to evoke the mythology of the American road trip

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Jewellery

Wakanda comes to Washington

Douriean Fletcher, who made the jewellery for Black Panther, speaks at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

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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

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Collector's Eye

Collector's Eye: Markus Hannebauer

The Berlin software entrepreneur tells us what he's bought and why he loves it

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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

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Collector's Eye: Hubert Bonnet

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

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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

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Collector's Eye

Collector's Eye: Mario von Kelterborn

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

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Cheryl Pope

Cheryl Pope on love, representation and the comfort of textile art

The artist is showing a new series of wool roving nudes at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago

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Art Basel 2019

Interview: Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz on dancing in the Swiss pavilion

The duo explain why their Venice Biennale presentation Moving Backwards is actually a step forward

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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

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Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold discusses civil rights and children's books in solo London show

Acclaimed for her paintings and quilts, which weave in stories of the Civil Rights movement from a black female perspective, Faith Ringgold is about to open a solo show at the Serpentine Gallery, London—her first in a European institution.

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China

An artist’s memories of Tiananmen Square

The Bay Area artist Stella Zhang was a senior at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing during the student-led protests. She has created a new work based on those memories—and the government’s efforts to silence them

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Commercial galleries

Dominique Lévy: ‘I just don’t think big is better’

She started off as an apprentice clown and did a stint as a currency trader, but it’s as a dealer in works of art in the vanguard of social change that Dominique Lévy has found her true calling

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Adrian Ghenie

Painting is more important than politics: Adrian Ghenie on his Trump-inspired portraits in Venice

Romanian artist, whose show is open at the Palazzo Cini during the Biennale, compares his art market ascendancy to working in porn

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Frieze New York 2019

Confessions of a dealer: Esther Kim Varet

We talk to Esther Kim Varet, the founder of the Los Angeles (and now, Seoul) gallery Various Small Fires about the art world, a pet peeve and the next big thing

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Frieze New York 2019

Alejandra Castro Rioseco on collecting the work of female artists

Latin American artists feature prominently in the collection of the Chilean supporter of women's rights

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Frieze New York 2019

Harold Ancart on the art of handball

The Belgian artist's Brooklyn project is all play —and lots of work

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Damien Hirst

Blossoming artist: Damien Hirst on returning to the studio, fluorescent florals and the 'muppets' in government

Hirst has spent the past 18 months in his London studio painting cherry blossom and now, in an exclusive interview, he explains why this new body of work is a matter of life and death

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Frieze New York 2019

Confessions of a dealer: Sam Gordon

We talk to Sam Gordon, co-founder of the New York gallery Gordon Robichaux, about his art-world enthusiasms and words to live by

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Frieze New York 2019

Collector's Eye: an interview with Bernard Lumpkin, a 'black art ambassador'

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Frieze New York 2019

Lauren Halsey brings the spirit of South Central LA to Frieze New York

Artist dedicates installation to Nipsey Hussle, the slain rapper and neighbourhood activist

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Art market

Tefaf chairman Nanne Dekking speaks out about sexual abuse at Amsterdam 'cult'

Opening up about his traumatic experiences as a young man, he says the industry must act to improve transparency and diversity

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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

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Artist interview

Simone Leigh, now in the spotlight, contemplates the theme of invisibility

With three presentations scheduled this spring in New York, the Brooklyn-based artist talks about her commitment to representing the experience of black women

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Art market

'I would give my head to be cut off—like Holofernes!' Eric Turquin on the Caravaggio attribution

The Old Master specialist who researched the provenance of the recently attributed painting on the joys of exploring French attics

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Collecting

Five minutes with… Lorraine Kiang Malingue on the Asian art market

Dealer tells us about the challenges of running a space in Shanghai’s West Bund and how the gallery keeps up with the growing competition

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Collectors

Collector's Eye: an interview with Haryanto Adikoesoemo

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Painting

Liu Xiaodong: an interview with China’s great documentary painter

The artist on portraying ordinary people and travelling the world with a “local spirit”

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National Museum of Qatar

Jean Nouvel: 'desert rose' Qatar museum blooms against the odds

We speak to the French architect about the search for a national landmark and the hurdles that faced the mammoth project

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Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans: ‘People are becoming more and more stupid, insanely stupid’

As a major new exhibition of his work opens in Venice, the Belgian painter explains how painting can help us confront our own ignorance

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Commercial galleries

Five minutes with… Brett Gorvy on the Asian art market

Lévy Gorvy launches its Hong Kong space with a group show exploring how nature and tradition have provided comfort in turbulent times

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Collecting

Collector's Eye: an interview with William Zhao

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

David Chipperfield on his design for West Bund Art Museum in Shanghai

The UK architect talks about working in China and the decline of its "funny-shaped" buildings

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Art market

Sandy Angus—founder of six fairs across Asia—on his mistakes, MCH Group and a new event in China

In the first of a new art market interview series, we speak to the art fair boss about his career

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Okwui Enwezor

Okwui Enwezor on making sense of 'a global landscape that again lies shattered and in disarray'—archive, 2015

1 May 2015: The Nigerian curator's exhibtions in the Giardini and Arsenale of the Venice Biennale promise to be the most topical Venice show of recent years

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Artists

Picasso biographer John Richardson dies, aged 95

We recently spoke to the art historian about his new book focusing on his extraordinary life, his homes and his eclectic personal collection

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Collector's Eye

Collector's Eye: an interview with Candace Carmel Barasch

The New York real estate heiress tells us what she's bought and why she loves it

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Public art

Siah Armajani: making magic for the masses

The Met Breuer and Public Art Fund showcase Siah Armajani, the Iranian-born artist whose work mixes philosophy and whimsy

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Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Confessions of a dealer: Alex Freedman

We speak to the co-founder of Freedman Fitzpatrick gallery in Los Angeles about coding, George Bush and mistaking dealers for magicians

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Frieze Los Angeles

What to buy at Frieze Los Angeles? Lisa Anne Auerbach offers psychic art advice

Artist's performance for the fair's projects programme aims to unshroud doubts around collecting and the art market

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Collecting

Collector's Eye: an interview with Cheech Marin

The actor and comedian tells us what he's bought and why he loves it

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Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Max Hooper Schneider: 'my fantasy army of marine-mammal people, across all genders'

The artist dives deep to create a lurid theatre from biological forms for his Frieze Los Angeles Projects commission

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Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Confessions of a dealer: Brian Faucette

We speak to the senior director of Night Gallery in Los Angeles about art world small talk, forgotten studio visits and the resurgence of photography

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Collecting

Collector's Eye: an interview with Wallis Annenberg

The Los Angeles-based philanthropist tells us what she's bought and why

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Rijksmuseum

Interview: the Rijksmuseum's Taco Dibbits on Rembrandt's pulling power

We speak to the general director of the Dutch museum ahead of its exhibition on "all" of the works by the master in its collection

Supported byRijksmuseum

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Linder

Linder: scalpel-sharp dissections of society

Speaking to the artist about her work with punk bands in the 1970s to a series of recent public performances

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Artist interview

Back to basics: Michael Craig-Martin on his new show in Windsor (Florida)

The conceptual artist brings a range of recent works stateside in a presentation co-organised by the Royal Academy of Arts

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Museo del Prado

Prado at 200: director Miguel Falomir on the museum's reinvention and the death of the blockbuster

Released from the shackles of state control in 2003, the Madrid institution has reason to celebrate its bicentenary

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Museums & Heritage

LA stories: Deborah Marrow looks back

The Getty Foundation’s leader, who retired in December, discusses her feminist credentials and the broader challenges in cultural philanthropy

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Museums & Heritage

The women taking charge in the Gulf's rising art scene

With many of the region’s museums, fairs and festivals under female leadership, we talk to three key decision-makers