Artist interview

Sound warfare: Sung Tieu explores the mysterious Havana Syndrome affecting US officials

The Frieze Artist Award winner discusses her new video premiering this month

‘The whole of cinema is under threat’: Tacita Dean on vaccinations, Giotto and the future of film

The British moving image artist tells us about her favourite books, music and artists on the A brush with… podcast

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‘Artists aren't able to defend human values anymore’: Ai Weiwei on how the art market is king and why Western museums are courting China

The Chinese artist will unveil a new work this week at the Southbank Centre for the English PEN 100 festival championing freedom of expression

A brush with... Tacita Dean

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Cy Twombly to WG Sebald

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A brush with... Philippe Parreno

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Francisco de Goya to Mary Shelley

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Ibrahim Mahama: ‘I use crisis and failure as the primary material in my work’

On the eve of a new London show, the Ghanaian artist discusses how he is turning a disused food silo in his homeland into a cultural centre

A brush withinterview

'America is both a shining beacon and the Death Star': Glenn Ligon on Andy Warhol, ambivalence and his Stevie Wonder obsession

The New York-based artist tells us about his favourite books, music and artists on the A brush with… podcast

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A brush with... Glenn Ligon

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Stevie Wonder to Charles Dickens

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Barbara Kruger: ‘Thank God I’m an artist and not a movie or Tiktok star’

As a survey show opens in Chicago, the US artist discusses the political urgency of her work, her response to rip-offs, and her desire to let the work speak for her

A brush withinterview

'The creative act is inherently dangerous': Alberta Whittle on amnesia, deep bass and the Black Atlantic

The Scottish-Barbadian artist tells us about her favourite books, music and artists on the A brush with… podcast

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A brush with... Alberta Whittle

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Kamau Brathwaite to Hilma af Klint

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A brush with... Tino Sehgal

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Beethoven to Watteau

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A brush with... Oscar Murillo

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Jannis Kounellis to Okwui Enwezor

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A brush with... Ellen Gallagher

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Keith Haring to Moby Dick

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Sutapa Biswas: 'Our reckoning with empire has certainly begun, but we've only scratched the surface'

Ahead of two major UK shows, the British Indian artist discusses her new work and her role in the Black British Arts movement

A brush with... Julian Opie

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Egon Schiele to Raymond Carver

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A brush with...Cristina Iglesias

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Giotto to Björk

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Exhibitionsinterview

Frank Bowling: ‘My art isn’t about politics, it’s about paint’

As several shows of his work open, the artist talks about the distinctive transatlantic influences on his art, the role of politics, and art for art’s sake

A brush with... Michael Rakowitz

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from T.S. Eliot to Leonard Cohen

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Cao Feiinterview

'Chinese audiences know my name but not my work': Cao Fei on her first major solo show in her home country

Exhibition Staging the Era at Beijing's UCCA includes a working Cantonese canteen at one end and a replica of a 1950s Beijing cinema at the other

Carroll Dunham: You have to love painting to try and subvert it

During a new show at Galerie Max Hetzler, the American artist discusses the archetypal nudes in his canvases and his "uptight and conservative" attachment to painting

Veronica Ryan: ‘I don’t know anyone who makes art for art’s sake’

After a period away from the spotlight, the British sculptor has a cluster of exhibitions due to open later this year

Alice Channerinterview

Alice Channer: 'I weaponise glamour… I see clothes as a kind of armour that can change and mutate'

As a host of new shows open in the UK, the artist reflects on her use of diverse materials and multifarious processes to reflect the shifting nature of bodies

A brush with... Do Ho Suh

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's biggest influences, from Matthew Barney to marine biology

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson. With Henrietta Bentall and Kabir Jhala. Sponsored by

A brush with... Doris Salcedo

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Joseph Beuys to Paul Celan

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson. With Henrietta Bentall and Kabir Jhala. Sponsored by

A brush with... Ali Banisadr

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Sufi poetry to Hieronymus Bosch

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson. With Henrietta Bentall and Kabir Jhala. Sponsored by

A brush with... Julie Mehretu

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Kara Walker to Chris Abani

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson, Henrietta Bentall and Kabir Jhala. Sponsored by

The results are in: the real impact of Covid-19 on the art market

Plus, Dawn Ades on Duchamp and Superflex on Cildo Meireles

Beepleinterview

Who is Beeple? The art world disruptor at the heart of the NFT boom

From concert designer to sell-out artist, we talk to Mike Winkelmann about making millions and selling with Christie's

A brush with... Tala Madani

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Francis Bacon to Miles Davis

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson, Henrietta Bentall and Kabir Jhala. Sponsored by

A brush with... Charles Gaines

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Frantz Fanon to John Coltrane

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson, Henrietta Bentall and Kabir Jhala. Sponsored by

A brush with... Tracey Rose

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Duchamp to Deep House

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, Aimee Dawson, David Clack, Henrietta Bentall and Kabir Jhala. Sponsored by
A brush withinterview

Marlon James, David Hammons and Hamilton the Musical: artist Hurvin Anderson on his cultural influences

The UK painter tells us about his favourite books, artists and creative experiences

A brush with... Rachel Whiteread

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Bruce Nauman to George Orwell

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Kabir Jhala. Sponsored by
A brush withinterview

Genghis Khan, Watteau and the Bible: artist Josh Smith on his biggest cultural influences

The New York-based painter tells us about his favourite books, artists and creative experiences

A brush with... Roni Horn

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Icelandic glaciers to Emily Dickinson

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Kabir Jhala. Sponsored by

A brush with... Christina Quarles

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from epic musicals to James Baldwin

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Kabir Jhala. Sponsored by

'I’m excited to know that what I’ve made has physically never been made before': Jennifer Packer's extrasensory paintings come to London

Ahead of shows at the Serpentine Galleries in London and, next year, at MoCA in Los Angeles, the US painter reflects on the power—and constraints—of her medium

A brush with... Ragnar Kjartansson

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Elizabeth Peyton to Cardi B

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Kabir Jhala. Sponsored by

'Instagram makes you feel part of the art world—but it's a lie': artist Rachel de Joode on art and the digital

Berlin-based multimedia artist talks about her new works on show at London's Annka Kultys Gallery

How to build the next American president

Gretchen Andrew’s “power trip” sees her manipulating the internet to design her ideal leader of the free world

Marina Abramovic TV: five-hour takeover will teach you everything you need to know about performance art

As well as her new Sky Arts programme, the artist's mixed reality work The Life will be sold at Christie’s this month, with an estimate of £400,000-£800,000

What does the Philip Guston delay tell us about museums and race?

Plus, Maggi Hambling on making love with paint

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Frieze: the show goes on. Plus, Theaster Gates

It’s Frieze Week in London, yet there’s no big art fair at its heart. Can galleries create the usual excitement—and is anyone still buying?

Hosted by Ben Luke and Linda Yablonsky. with guest speakers Louisa Buck and Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Donald Trump, the brand: a history of the real estate tycoon turned US president in 1,000 objects

Andres Serrano tells us about his multifaceted portrait of the US president in book form, created from his archive of memorabilia

Caravaggio used a camera? David Hockney's controversial claim reframes narrative of Western art history

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist discusses how mirrors and lenses were used by Old Masters to create proto-photographic images

Tavares Strachan: 'I grew up not feeling empowered by art'

As a new show opens at Marian Goodman Gallery in London, the Bahamian artist explains why he feels schoolchildren, and not the art world, are his natural audience

Who is the most famous US artist of the 20th century? David Hockney explains his choice

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist talks about the art he believes remains fresh and memorable today

Ai Weiweiinterview

Ai Weiwei: If you do not question Chinese power, you are complicit with it—that goes for art organisations too

Dissident artist says that European museums in China are betraying their own values

‘There might be another life after death’: David Hockney on mortality

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist talks about religion, spirituality and what happens when you die

A brush with... Rashid Johnson

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Richard Tuttle to Sun Ra

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson. Sponsored by

A brush with... Chantal Joffe

An in-depth podcast conversation on the painter’s big influences, from Chaim Soutine to Anne Sexton

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Kabir Jhala and Aimee Dawson. Sponsored by
An-My Lêinterview

An-My Lê: ‘Landscape is not a narrow category—it is a source of surprise’

With her first career survey now open in Pittsburgh, the photographer discusses her background in Vietnam and the West Coast of the US, and the influence of Walt Whitman

A brush with... Jenny Saville

An in-depth podcast conversation on the painter’s big influences, from Michelangelo to Cy Twombly

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Kabir Jhala and Aimee Dawson. Sponsored by

Attracted to the uncaptured: David Hockney on how he chooses his subjects

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist discusses what the scenes of Yorkshire and California have in common

A brush with... Michael Armitage

The Kenyan-British artist tells The Art Newspaper about the art, literature, music and media that inspire him

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Kabir Jhala and Aimee Dawson. Sponsored by

Theaster Gates, Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman: the best of artist interviews over the past 30 years

The Art Newspaper's Review editor Ben Luke picks his favourites from the archive

A brush withinterview

YouTube, Nietzsche and the Vietnam War: George Condo on his biggest cultural influences

We ask the artist about his favourite art, book and what he has been doing during lockdown

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