José da Silva

José da Silva is Exhibitions Editor at The Art Newspaper

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Biennials & festivals

The biennial refurbishing a Unesco World Heritage city one building at a time

The third edition of Anozero in Coimbra includes works by Steve McQueen, Anna Boghiguian, and the Portuguese duo João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva

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National Portrait Gallery

London’s National Portrait Gallery to close for three years with ‘some job losses’

Museum plans to send 300 portraits a year on tour around the country during £35.5m redevelopment

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Lucian Freud's stunning self-portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts to King Tut's treasures at the Saatchi Gallery

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Exhibitions

Lucian Freud's self-portraits sure to pack a punch in London show

The artist’s altercation with a cab driver produced one of many revealing paintings being exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts

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Media

Vinyl-y: how the revived medium is being remixed by artists

From Christian Marclay to Taryn Simon, we look at how artists are increasingly using vinyl to document and augment their work­—and as a medium in itself

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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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Frieze London 2019

Frieze returns to safe haven of painting amid threat of recession and political instability

Traditional medium is back in fashion amid looming Brexit

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Tate Modern

Tania Bruguera’s 2018 Turbine Hall commission becomes permanent at Tate Modern

The museum will continue to name its main building after local community activist Natalie Bell

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Frieze London 2019

Early sales at Frieze London

Stanley Whitney, Elizabeth Peyton and Joy Labinjo are among the first works to attract buyers at this year's fair

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Exhibitions

Revealed: London's most exhibited artist this millennium

We look at which contemporary artists hold the record for the most shows in the capital over the past 20 years

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Prizes

Shortlist announced for Artes Mundi 9, the UK's biggest contemporary art prize

Artists in the running for the £40,000 award include Carrie Mae Weems, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

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Biennials & festivals

Work of art advertised on Airbnb lets visitors stay for free in the Arctic Circle—but there’s a twist

The installation by Czech artist Kateřina Šedá is part of the Lofoten International Art Festival in Norway

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Biennials & festivals

‘Post-industrial’ Biennale de Lyon to examine shifting social and economic experience of the region

As the largest edition of the biennial expands into an abandoned factory, we also roundup new festivals sprouting up around the world

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Exhibitions

Dior show smashes total attendance record at the V&A—but Alexander McQueen exhibition had more daily visitors

Exhibition of the late French designer had 594,000 visitors overall but was on for seven months

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Germany

Danger! High voltage: former German power station sparks back to life as green arts centre

E-Werk Luckenwalde will be powered with locally sourced biomass, with excess energy sold back to the grid

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Exhibitions

Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch joint show on its way to London’s Royal Academy of Arts

Exhibition first opens at Norway’s new Munch Museum, where Emin’s giant bronze The Mother will be permanently installed outside

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Exhibitions

The lauded Finnish artist Helene Schjerfbeck finally gets major UK show

Although her greatest work was painted in St Ives, the artist is little known in the UK—but a survey at the Royal Academy of Arts hopes to change that

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the magnetic Takis at Tate Modern to destruction and preservation of culture at the Imperial War Museum

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Museums & Heritage

St Fagans National Museum of History wins Art Fund Museum of the Year award

The Cardiff museum is the first Welsh winner of the £100,000 prize, beating other finalists including V&A Dundee and Pitt Rivers Museum

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Félix Vallotton's psychologically charged interiors at the Royal Academy of Arts to the many many faces of Cindy Sherman at the National Portrait Gallery

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Biennials & festivals

Actor Russell Tovey to curate new arts festival in the UK seaside town of Margate

Exhibitions and performances will coincide with this year’s Turner Prize exhibition at Turner Contemporary

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Bauhaus

Big birthday is a boon for Bauhaus

How the market for artists associated with the German movement is hotting up in this centenary year

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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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Design

Virgil Abloh picks five classics from Vitra Design Museum

The US fashion designer has curated a display at the museum and developed a line of limited-edition products

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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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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a major survey of Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner at the Barbican, to rooftop sculptures at Bold Tendencies in Peckham

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Three to see

Three photography exhibitions to see in London this weekend

As Photo London fair kicks off in the capital, we pick out three other shows and events for photography fans

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Prizes

Susan Meiselas wins the 2019 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

The US photographer has been awarded the £30,000 prize for her retrospective at the Jeu de Paume in Paris

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Venice this weekend

From Tuymans's Third Reich paintings, to Kounellis's poor materials, there's more to see in the city than the Venice Biennale

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Venice Biennale 2019

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

The former shipyards house many of the star national displays this year, here are some of the best

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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

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Venice Biennale 2019

Exhibitions during the Venice Biennale: a festival of painting

Among the many official “collateral” exhibitions connected to the Biennale and independently organised shows, painting is noticeably abundant

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Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan’s golden toilet, once offered to Donald Trump, is on its way to the UK

The work will be in the Italian artist’s solo show and was recently celebrated in a “greatest hits” sculpture in the south of France

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Venice Biennale 2019

Five of the weirdest pavilions and shows at the 2019 Venice Biennale

From Hillary Clinton’s emails in a supermarket and a beach of opera singers, to the world’s largest plane carrying “all of Ukraine’s artists”

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From imperturbable colourful calm at White Cube Bermondsey to Mandy El-Sayegh's information overload at the Chisenhale Gallery

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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

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Art's Most Popular 2019

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

Including Old Masters, Contemporary, Post-Impressionist and Modern, and more

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Suffering from the blockbuster blues? Here are some top tips for beating the exhibition queues

We asked museums for advice and The Art Newspaper team for their best hacks

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Museum visits drop in Taipei as relations sour with China

Taiwanese museum has seen a significant decline in visitors since 2015, our Art's Most Popular research shows

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums

Fashion continues upward trend in the US, shooting to the top of The Art Newspaper's chart, while the British Museum slips from the top spot in the UK

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Emma Kunz's powerful abstract drawings at the Serpentine Gallery to Mike Nelson's industrial sculptures at Tate Britain

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the collaborative creations of the Chicago Imagists at Goldsmiths CCA to the reopening of John Soane's Pitzhanger Manor

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Henry Moore’s Helmet Heads at the Wallace Collection to Renaissance nudes at the Royal Academy of Arts

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the surreal sights of Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern to the trompe l’oeils and Parisian scenes of Louis-Léopold Boilly at the National Gallery

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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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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From exquisite Elizabethan portrait miniatures at the National Portrait Gallery to Franz West's playful sculptures at Tate Modern

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Acquisitions

Spot the difference: newly acquired Cranach painting joins earlier work at London’s National Gallery

Moral painting of Venus and Cupid by the German Renaissance master shows the young god of desire being attacked by bees

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Diane Arbus's intimate portraits of street life at the Hayward Gallery to a window into the future at the Whitechapel Gallery

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Exhibitions

Diane Arbus's nudists, drag artists, carnival folk and street urchins are laid bare in London show

Exhibition at the Hayward Gallery uses a distinctive layout to encourage visitors to get up close to US photographer’s early 35mm works

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Don McCullin's powerful war photography at Tate Britain to a last chance to see Lorenzo Lotto's insightful portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

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Exhibitions

15 must-see Rembrandt shows during the 350th anniversary of his death

Two exhibitions to be held at the Rijksmuseum this year will provide a cohesive overview of Rembrandt’s life and work

Supported byRijksmuseum

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the dazzling dresses of Dior at the V&A to the grim reality of how architecture can affect your health at the Wellcome Collection

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Pierre Bonnard's colours-turned-up-to-11 at Tate Modern to Bill Viola's dust up with Michelangelo at the Royal Academy of Arts

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Grace Wales Bonner's group show at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery to a last chance to see Christian Marclay's The Clock at Tate Modern

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Condo’s gathering of 52 galleries to a last chance to take a dip into Elmgreen & Dragset’s world at the Whitechapel Gallery

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The Year Ahead 2019

Which exhibitions will be the blockbusters of 2019?

Major Leonardo and Rembrandt anniversaries mean a wealth of shows focusing on the Old Masters, but Tintoretto, the Bauhaus or Bill Viola could be dark horses

In association withQatar Museums

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Exhibitions

The year in exhibitions: world’s great collections reunited for once-in-a-lifetime shows

In 2018, curators turned into sleuths to track down works that belonged to some of history’s greatest—but often flawed—collectors

Analysis
The Year In Review

From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018

The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget

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Exhibitions

Two become one: Mantegna painting reunited in National Gallery London show for first time in up to 500 years

The upper panel in the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo was only recently re-attributed to the Italian Renaissance master

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Thomas Gainsborough's family portraits—including his pet dogs—at the National Portrait Gallery to "sexual warfare" at Goldsmiths CCA

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the treasures of an Assyrian king at the British Museum to Lorenzo Lotto’s insightful portraits at the National Gallery

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the erotic drawings of Klimt and Schiele at the Royal Academy to a last chance to see two hard-hitting shows by Mika Rottenberg and Hannah Perry

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the idealistic beauty of Edward Burne-Jones to the dystopian nightmares of Cold War Steve

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Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons's balloons, basketballs and ballerinas to head to historic Oxford museum for solo show

“Miniature retrospective” at the Ashmolean will focus on recent works, such as the US artist’s Gazing Ball series

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a “once in a lifetime” show of Henry Walpole's reunited treasures to a final chance to see a Michael Jackson thriller at the National Portrait Gallery

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Anni Albers' textile masterclass at Tate Modern, to an exploration of artist couples at the Barbican

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Exhibitions

Chinese artist and Netflix star Cai Guo-Qiang gets major show at Uffizi

Exhibition to include works made using signature pyrotechnic technique inspired by Renaissance flora in the Florence museum’s collection

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Openings

New London gallery Elephant West to be filled with Maisie Cousins’ food photographs for first show

British photographer’s largest exhibition to date will inaugurate space opened by culture magazine Elephant