Artist interview

‘I look at myself as an alchemist’: photographer Jamel Shabazz captures joy and sadness on the streets

The Brooklyn photographer reflects on decades of capturing joy and sadness—often in the same image

A life saved by art: Lonnie Holley on making work inspired by trauma, 'garbage'—and being stranded on an English island

Known for his sculptures assembled from material other people might consider rubbish, the US artist will be performing his improvised voice and piano compositions during London Gallery Weekend

Jane Hall, Assemble: ‘It wasn’t about changing architecture; it was that we loved building something together’

The Turner Prize-winning art, design and architecture collective has a new show, which takes a Lina Bo Bardi drawing as a launchpad to work with Nottingham schools

Nick Cave: ‘Art has always been my saviour’

As he prepares for his first museum retrospective in his home city of Chicago, the artist discusses his roots in fashion design and collaborating with his brother

When an art forger becomes an artist

More than a decade after his unusual forgery scheme came to light, Mark Landis discusses his artistic origins and Manhattan solo exhibition

A brush with... Nari Ward

An in-depth interview with the artist on his greatest cultural influences, from The Staples Singers to Piero Manzoni

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A brush with... Cornelia Parker

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Noam Chomsky to Bernini

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A brush with... Mark Leckey

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Mike Kelley to the Mexican Muralists

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Magdalene Odundo discusses dancing with clay ahead of Venice Biennale exhibition

Ceramics have at last gained due prominence in contemporary art. After decades of making her sensual vessels, the Kenyan-British artist explains why

A brush with... Ali Cherri

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Donna Haraway to David Hockney

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A brush with... Ai Weiwei

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Marcel Duchamp to ancient Chinese ceramics—and why Romanticism is not for him

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Pioneering video artist Ulysses Jenkins on creating new images of Black life

A retrospective at the Hammer Museum chronicles the artist’s pivotal role in the history of video art

In Josh Kline's new film, cataclysm has become quotidian

The artist discusses his new film, which uses analogue special effects to depict a flooded New York City

A brush with... Allison Katz

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Degas to British sports radio

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'My blood is my legacy': Joël Andrianomearisoa on representing Madagascar at the 2019 Venice Biennale and opening a museum in his hometown

Ahead of shows in Cape Town and Marrakech, the Malagasy artist reflects on how both his island country and his adoptive home, Paris, have shaped his practice

A brush with... Charles Ray

An in-depth interview on the artist's cultural experiences and influences, from Anthony Caro to Huckleberry Finn

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A brush with... Dayanita Singh

An in-depth interview on the artist's influences and cultural experiences, from the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke to being photographed by her mother

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'Art lets us dance in the face of doom': Kehinde Wiley on studying in Soviet forests, Robert Motherwell and human extinction

The American artist and filmmaker discusses the music and artists and cultural experiences that have shaped him most

Haroon Mirzainterview

Haroon Mirza: ‘The question I’m asking is, what kind of species are we?’

As he opens a show in New York and looks forward to his participation in the Lille3000 festival, the artist-composer discusses his interest in energy and power in their many forms

A brush withinterview

'My work rejects the linear time developed in conventional films': Isaac Julien on Lina Bo Bardi, displaying art and the Italian Renaissance

The British artist and filmmaker on his favourite poets, music and artists on the A brush with… podcast

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A brush with... Kehinde Wiley

An in-depth interview on the artist's influences and cultural experiences, from Richard Dyer to John Singer Sargent

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A brush with... Isaac Julien

An in-depth interview on the artist's influences and cultural experiences, from Aimé Césaire to Glenn Ligon

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'Queer art is about pretence, working through shadows, living mainstream culture through a side glance': Pablo Bronstein on architecture, irony and phallic sugar casters

The Argentinian artist tells us about his favourite books, music and artists on the A brush with… podcast

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Rachel Jonesinterview

Teeth, lips, flowers: rising star Rachel Jones on her latest works and how she prioritises a Black audience

With a major solo gallery show about to open and her first UK institutional exhibition due in March, the artist discusses her response to literature and the distinctive language in her titles

Jorge Pardo: ‘I don’t draw by hand anymore’

The Cuban American artist on the advanced technology he uses to create his drawings and objects

Bas van Beek: Reviver of lost design gems

The Dutch maker learns about the creative process by making unrealised archived designs

A brush with... Pablo Bronstein

An in-depth interview on the artist's influences and cultural experiences, from the architectural drawings of Piranesi to the novels of Émile Zola

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Maurizio Cattelan: 'Life is often tragic and comedic at the same time'

The artist behind 2019's viral banana installation talks to us about his newest pigeon sculptures at Miami, what he hopes his art communicates to audiences, and why it was important for him to create a 9/11 memorial

Harold Mendez: 'I feel like I'm communing with the past'

The Los Angeles-based artist on Columbus’s secret religion, Rauschenberg’s scrapyard—and the hunt for Belkis Ayón's grave