José da Silva

José da Silva is Exhibitions Editor at The Art Newspaper

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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

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Exhibitions

Huge London show celebrates a decade of video installations from New York’s New Museum

Exhibition at The Store X includes works by 21 artists made in the 21st century

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From key video pieces courtesy of the New Museum to 17th-century depictions of martyred saints à la Ribera

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Frieze London 2018

Hannah Perry: Paying tribute to an absent friend

The UK artist’s solo show at Somerset House remembers a collaborator after his suicide, and also explores how we process grief and trauma

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Exhibitions

Diane Arbus exhibition coming to London’s Hayward Gallery next spring

Show of early works by the US photographer will coincide with first Kader Attia survey in the UK

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Commissions

Tania Bruguera renames Tate Modern after local London activist as part of Turbine Hall commission

Heat-sensitive floor work and crying room part of “stealth” piece pushing positive aspects of migration

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Discoveries

Painting of courtesan by Kitagawa Utamaro—who influenced the Impressionists—goes on show for first time

Hanging scroll by the shunga master will be displayed in the British Museum’s revamped Japanese galleries

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Censorship

Wolfgang Tillmans and Tania Bruguera pledge support for censored Serralves Museum director

João Ribas has stepped down following censorship row around Robert Mapplethorpe show

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a show on humour at the South London Gallery's new Fire Station space, to Samuel Courtauld’s Impressionists at the National Gallery

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Exhibitions

Under the skin of Jusepe de Ribera’s ‘extreme violence’ at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

First major UK exhibition of Spanish artist aims to show how his brutal realism was informed by classicism

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Museums

South London Gallery unveils new £4m annexe in Victorian fire station

Historic space, transformed by 6a architects, opens with a group show on humour

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

Mika Rottenberg’s surreal world lands in London’s newest space, Goldsmiths CCA, while the “king of cling” Azzedine Alaïa captivates at the Design Museum

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Protest

‘Who keeps the cube white?’: protesters disrupt opening of London’s newest gallery Goldsmiths CCA

Students supporting cleaning staff picket the unveiling of £4.5m building on university campus

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Anish Kapoor

Man hospitalised after falling in Anish Kapoor installation

The work at the Serralves museum, which includes a gaping hole, is part of the artist's first institutional show in Portugal

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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

In association withArt Fund

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Three to see

Three to see: London

Michael Jackson is a thrilling muse at the National Portrait Gallery, while ancient Egypt is given a modern twist at the British Museum

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Christo’s huge floating sculpture in Hyde Park to the intimacy of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Discoveries

Newly discovered Michaelina Wautier painting added to first major show on Baroque’s forgotten female master

And experts are convinced that “many more works will pop up”

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Art Basel 2018

Sam Gilliam: a life beyond the frame

With a show of his unstretched canvases at the Kunstmuseum Basel, the lyrical abstractionist is enjoying a late resurgence in popularity

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Art Basel 2018

Liste feels the weight of Cuban history

Cuban artist uses exact amount of black ink used to write key parts of constitution for work

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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

Artist paints Dana Schutz's child in response to controversial Emmett Till work

The Somali-Australian artist Hamishi Farah is showing the work in Basel at the Liste fair

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Exhibitions

Juergen Teller tackles football’s highs and lows in Moscow show

Exhibition at Garage Museum includes stalker-like snaps of Pep Guardiola and live work charting Germany’s World Cup success—or failure

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From the Hayward Gallery’s sparkly and surreal Lee Bul survey to the final paintings of Howard Hodgkin

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Biennials & festivals

‘Global’ contemporary African art comes to rural Portugal—despite growing visa issues for artists travelling to Europe

New festival Evora Africa includes key works by Malick Sidibé, Romuald Hazoumé and Cheri Samba

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From rejuvenated “killed negatives” to a new lease of life for the UK’s only Michelangelo marble

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Censorship

Instagram deletes photographer Dragana Jurisic's account and Facebook censors her work

Image is no more contentious than those shared on the platforms by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, supporters say

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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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Three to see

Three to see: London

From a glimpse of the future at the V&A to a Charles II blast from the past at the Queen's Gallery

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Bruges Triennial

In Bruges: sea plastic, Chinese crabs and a Spanish pool take centre stage at triennial

Commissions for the second edition of the Bruges Triennial are closely linked with the city’s famous canals

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Three to see: London

Rodin takes on the Parthenon sculptures at the British Museum while James Cook sets sail for the British Library

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From the high emotions of Taryn Simon’s professional mourners to photography galore at Somerset House and the Hayward Gallery

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Three to see

Three to see: London

The Brazilian Modernists who helped with the war effort, and the last chance to see Winnie-the-Pooh

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Michael Rakowitz’s winged bull soaring above Trafalgar Square to the last chance to have a swing at Tate Modern

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Art's Most Popular

The world's most popular exhibition? Ancient sculptures in Tokyo versus Modern masters in Paris

Plus record crowds in US, UK and Australia

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Art's Most Popular

The price of gallery-going in London—and how it compares with Paris and New York

Blockbuster shows don't come cheap

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Tacita Dean's double-header, including films of David Hockney and fermenting pears, to a Tate Modern takeover by Joan Jonas

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Exhibitions

'Overlooked' pioneer of Abstract Expressionism Richard Pousette-Dart gets first UK show

US artist was first of New York group to create large-scale paintings—before Jackson Pollock

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From the Deutsche Börse photography prize to Rockefeller's collection including Gauguin and Picasso

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From the glitz and glamour of ocean liners to post-Brexit politics by the official election artist Cornelia Parker

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Museums

Kettle's Yard—where Modern art meets pot plants and pebbles—reopens after two-year facelift

House-museum in Cambridge now has “world-class” conditions for future exhibitions, says its director

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From photographs of real northern soul to Lydia Ourahmane's golden teeth and trembling floor

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From a triumphant show of Charles I's collection at the Royal Academy to an Andreas Gursky retrospective at the revamped Hayward Gallery

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From a huge light show across the city to the final week of Rachel Whiteread's retrospective