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Abdullah Al Saadi: 'Artists can't be alone. Friendship between artists is very important'

The conceptual artist talks about representing the United Arab Emirates at this year’s Venice Biennale with work documenting his travels

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Nari Ward: the artist using found objects to tell the stories of Harlem and beyond

Ahead of a new show in Milan, the New York-based artist explains how he came to use materials such as bottles and baseball bats after becoming frustrated with drawing, and why he uses ceremonial methods in his work

A brush with… Nalini Malani

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to her time in 1970s Paris

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A brush with… Zineb Sedira

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from the conceptualist Mary Kelly to jazz and ska music

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A brush with... Stanley Whitney

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences from Paul Cézanne to Miles Davis

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A brush with... Wilhelm Sasnal

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences from Edgar Degas to Wolfgang Tillmans

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Lawrence Lek on the pitfalls of artists making work about artificial intelligence

Lek has taken over a disused mall in Berlin for his latest speculative fiction show on self-driving cars

John Akomfrah: the film-maker exposing the colonial adventures of microorganisms and more

The Venice Biennale-bound artist discusses his latest video work exploring the so-called Columbian exchange and tells us why his films owe a debt to cinema but are “rendered slightly strange”

The shape of water—artist Alia Farid on the impact of extractive industries in Iraq and Kuwait

The Kuwaiti-Puerto Rican artist and Artes Mundi nominee explores the Arab diaspora in Puerto Rico in Chisenhale Gallery show

‘Some things are just sweet and then they go sour’—artist Henry Taylor discusses his Paris show, From Sugar to Shit

The Los Angeles painter settled in the French capital, setting up a studio and frequenting the Musée d’Orsay

A brush with... Camille Henrot

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Louise Bourgeois to the violence of Disney cartoons

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack

Sallisa Rosa: ‘The audience can remember what the earth feels like’

The Brazilian artist’s first solo US project, an Audemars Piguet Contemporary commission, turns the Collins Park Rotunda into a cavern of clay

An-My Lê: the artist portraying the inhuman scale of war and small acts of resistance

Airlifted out of Vietnam as a teenager when Saigon fell, the Vietnamese American photographer makes no attempt to simplify the unbearably complex, and pits individual agency against huge geopolitical forces

A brush with... Urs Fischer

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from jazz and drawing workshops to Hieronymus Bosch

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A brush with… Stephen Willats

An in-depth interview with the British artist, exploring his radical work from the 1960s to today

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‘It’s important to me to show what happened’: the Israeli artist drawing the traumatic events of 7 October

In the aftermath of Hamas’s attack on Israel, the Kyiv-born, Tel Aviv-based artist Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi made drawings depicting victims and hostages

A brush with... Sutapa Biswas

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from the the textural, labour-intensive work of Howardena Pindell to Jean Cocteau's film Orphée

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‘As a tool, meaning has its limits’: Pope.L on being inspired by the romantics and the power of the absurd

As his South London Gallery show opens, the self-proclaimed “friendliest Black artist in America” explains why creating new versions of his work is so important

Judy Chicago: the veteran artist backing great forgotten women and creating beauty from pain

As a vast retrospective opens in New York, the US artist discusses a 15th-century female author who has inspired her, the “purpose of life” and why she believes her work is only now being properly understood

Zak Ové: ‘I learned that the important thing is never to be shut down’

The artist’s rocket sculpture explores Black influences on the Western world

Claudette Johnson: ‘I’m trying to introduce another gaze—a Black feminist gaze’

The artist discusses her Courtauld show and why Black men became subjects for her work

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'How do you take the palette of a sunset and sour it just a little?' Tammy Nguyen on her solo show at the ICA Boston

Tammy Nguyen discusses her exhibition at ICA Boston, which takes on the legacy of transcendentalism through the lens of the Vietnam War

El Anatsui: the sculptor on making art from waste, and waking up the artist in all of us

The Ghanaian artist, whose new work is about to be unveiled in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, explains the layered meanings behind his use of recycled bottle tops in his signature glittering, fabric-like hangings

A brush with... Torkwase Dyson

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Kiki Smith to Saidiya Hartman

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Experimental artist Sung Neung Kyung on why he's still performing at 79-years-old

Sung's performances and early installations are included in a major survey on experimental art in mid-20th century Korea, currently at the Guggenheim Museum in New York

A brush with… Sarah Lucas

An in-depth conversation with the artist about her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from the sculptor Eva Hesse to the Museo Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli in Mexico City

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A brush with... Claudette Johnson

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Toni Morrison's writings to Picasso's Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

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A brush with... Yinka Shonibare

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from William Hogarth to the "total artwork" of opera

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack
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Takashi Murakami: the pop artist on cartoons, capitalism and what he learnt from Star Wars

The Japanese artist, whose latest show opens in San Francisco this month, explains the connection between his colourful aesthetic and darker influences, including natural disasters and the pandemic

A brush with… Analia Saban

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from the writings of Julia Kristeva to her epiphanic visit to New York

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