Artists

Artist refuses to open Israel pavilion show at Venice Biennale without a ceasefire

Ruth Patir says that she and the curators will not open exhibition until Israel and Hamas reach “a ceasefire and hostage release agreement"

Faith Ringgold, acclaimed for the power of paintings and quilts that tell stories of the Civil Rights movement, has died, aged 93

A champion of fellow Black and women artists, the New York-born painter and sculptor made a second reputation as writer and illustrator of admired children's stories

Dinh Q. Lê, master of multimedia art and mentor to fellow artists across southeast Asia, has died, aged 56

Vietnamese-American artist, best known for his distinctive photo-weaving works, made powerful statements in photography, video, sculpture and installation that challenged politics, history and memory

Cancelled Palestinian event at Manchester venue must be reinstated, say artists and curators

The Voices of Resilience project was scrapped following complaints from a local organisation representing a significant part of the Jewish community

A brush with... Alex Katz

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from artist Paul Cezanne to jazz maestro Charlie Parker

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The art of engineering: how Kingsley Ng’s complex new floating work was installed at a Hong Kong hotel

The public art piece at The Peninsula was produced by a team of engineers and technical designers

Richard Serra, creator of audacious steel sculptures, has died aged 85

The American sculptor received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale

From Hong Kong to Venice, Trevor Yeung conjures objects of desire

The Hong Kong artist explains why fish tanks and a notorious tree are “monuments to human interactions” in his new exhibitions for Para Site and the Venice Biennale

Sustainability takes root in US art schools as green push intensifies

The promotion of materials with less environmental impact than traditional art media—such as milk-based paints and leather created from yeast and bacteria—is gaining momentum

German museum director at centre of row over cancelled Candice Breitz exhibition steps down

Andrea Jahn will leave her post four months after Breitz's show was cancelled over her views on the conflict in Gaza

Revealed: the colourful and scandalous life of Toulouse-Lautrec's 'Black Countess'

The Art Newspaper has uncovered new details about the subject of the artist's 1881 painting

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From shadow bans to privacy laws: how the internet has become less free—by stealth

The chilling of artistic freedom is impacting artists and those they connect with

Canaries in the coal mine: is the art world facing a rising tide of censorship?

The death of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny last month, after years of confinement in a Siberian jail, and subsequent quelling of protest, emphasised the flourishing of censorship across a globe riven by geopolitical crises, in a year when democracy is put to the test in more than 70 countries. With the threat of electoral misinformation being boosted by AI-generated content and social media algorithms, artists have been warning of new kinds of censorship. The effect is being felt in real life, online and in social media

Ten reasons why we love Van Gogh

It’s not only the art, but also his extraordinary life story

Renowned Palestinian artist Fathi Ghaben, unable to leave Gaza for medical treatment, dies aged 77

The artist, hailed as the "Van Gogh of Gaza", suffered from chest and lung issues that needed urgent care

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Remembering Pope.L, the self-proclaimed 'friendliest Black artist in America'

His 50-year career was filled with transgressive performances, including the Times Square Crawls, which interrogated race and class

Jeff Koons sculptures complete long-awaited journey to moon

The project, first announced in 2022, has seen 125 miniature works inscribed with the names of famous cultural figures blasted into space

A brush with… Nalini Malani

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

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Previously unknown Cézanne work discovered in artist’s family home

Fragments of a mural were found under wallpaper and plaster at Bastide du Jas de Bouffan in Aix-en-Provence, France

Queen Camilla brings the art of monarchy to a London studio community in search of a permanent home

The British royal toured Kindred Studios, a hub which currently offers affordable rents to artists and makers at its temporary location—and which has a 3,500-strong waiting list

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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Günter Brus, central figure of Viennese Actionism, has died, aged 85

Brus was the last surviving founder of the movement, though he abandoned performance art after 1970

Instagram-famous Australian gallerist charged with nine counts of theft

Tove Langridge faces up to five years in prison if convicted in the criminal case

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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German Academy of Arts opens Otto Dix archive—and recalls a scandal

Dix’s war painting The Trench, lost during the Second World War, is in focus at the opening

A new wave: spate of UK exhibitions signal growing recognition for Inuit and Sámi art

Shows in London, Southampton and St Ives are introducing a wider audience to the work of artists from the far north

Ai Weiwei criticises ‘fragile’ state of Western democracy following Sky News interview

The dissident artist argues that restrictions manifest more subtly in Europe and the US

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Those who stay: the Hong Kong artists fighting for a brighter future

Despite governmental intimidation of arts entities, the high cost of living and the lure of better opportunities abroad, many artists are choosing to remain in the city