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'King Dingo': After his portrait of Australia's richest woman stirred controversy, Vincent Namatjira turns his sights on British royalty

The aboriginal artist's portrait of Gina Rinehart made headlines after she called on the National Gallery of Australia to have it removed—now he has made a painting responding to British monarchs

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A brush with… Lois Stonock, the director of Metroland Cultures, London

The arts charity director tells us about her cultural influences, from Lucian Freud to the British-Pakistani writer and artist Rasheed Araeen

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A new wave: why Chinese artists and gallerists are increasingly heading to Japan

Tokyo’s rich, international art scene and accessible residency are among the factors encouraging China‘s cultural workers to move to the island country

UK general election 2024: what art world figures want from the new Labour government

After a landslide victory for the Labour party, we asked museum directors, artists and art historians what they hoped the new political era could mean for culture

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Remembering the Dutch avant-garde artist Jacqueline de Jong

Her six decade-long career was distinguished by experimentation and humour

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Artists Christi Belcourt, Joe Average and bill bissett receive one of Canada’s highest honours

The artists—and pop star Avril Lavigne—were among 83 new appointees to the Order of Canada

Marina Abramović to ask Glastonbury crowd to stay silent for seven minutes

A sculpture by Hank Willis Thomas and a Mark Wallinger film will also be shown at the celebrated UK music festival

UK general election: the dawn of a new era for the arts?

We look at the impact of 14 years of Tory rule on the culture sector—and ask if the future looks any brighter

Non! Artist Shepard Fairey criticises France’s far-right party president for featuring his work in campaign films

The artist’s image of Marianne, a symbol of the French Republic, was featured in two videos posted by the National Rally’s Jordan Bardella

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Now is the time to give artists a thriving wage

Paying artists properly enables them not only to meet their needs equitably but also to flourish, fostering future savings and investments within their communities

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Madagascar's nascent art scene gets boost from businesses

Two entrepreneurs have founded spaces and set up programmes in one of the world’s poorest countries

The Week in Art podcast | Art Basel: fireworks and nuance, Lynn Barber on her artist interviews, Guillaume Lethière at the Clark

We find out what this year's fair says about the state of the art market. Plus, the veteran journalist Lynn Barber tells us about her encounters with artists and we discover a forgotten master of Neo-Classical art

British artist faces criminal investigation in Germany over social media posts

The artist is facing prosecution over his 2022 social media posts, amidst a surge in cancellations of pro-Palestinian voices

Would you Adam and Eve it? Michael Landy’s new public art piece brings Cockney Rhyming Slang alive

Signs on show across London’s East Bank highlight the endangered rhyming dialect

New UK digital art school provides artist workshops and supplies for NHS mental health units

Online sessions will be led by artists such as Sutapa Biswas and Sarah Dwyer

The art world’s AI dilemma: how can artists and museums thrive when big tech controls the monetising of artificial intelligence?

The presence of AI in every aspect of life has been a fact for the past 20 months. With the publication of the Stanford AI Index, two areas have come into focus. For museums, how to work with industry giants, without having their offering "distanced" by the summarising power of AI. For artists, how to thrive where sources of production are being monetised in Silicon Valley

Harmony Korine: 'If life is a movie, every blink could be an edit'

As his paintings go on show at Hauser & Wirth in London, the film-maker, writer and artist tells us about his latest genre-bending output and his biggest influences

Podcast | A brush with... Michaël Borremans

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Goya to Taylor Swift

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Singapore’s guitar-strumming new prime minister sparks hopes of more artistic support and freedom

Lawrence Wong has shown signals that he intends to support arts-related initiatives with significant funding, though entrenched societal attitudes mean concerns about censorship remain

Kehinde Wiley says he will take legal action to clear his name after fellow artist accuses him of sexual assault

The US artist has been accused of sexually assaulting British-Ghanaian Joseph Awuah-Darko in 2021

Julie Mehretu’s BMW Art Car revealed at Centre Pompidou

The design is inspired by a painting currently on view in the artist’s exhibition in Venice

James Barnor, pioneering Ghanaian-British photographer, to be celebrated on 95th birthday with wide-reaching festival

A series of events—spanning exhibitions, discussions, performances and more—will centre around Accra and Tamale, but some programming will extend across the country

Jeremy Deller and Cecilia Vicuña join poster project raising funds for Gaza

All proceeds from the initiative, launched by the UK publishing house Book Works, will go to the charity Medical Aid for Palestinians

Frank Stella, a painter's painter and one of the leading abstract artists of his generation, has died, aged 87

His landmark "Black Paintings" series marked Stella as a Minimalist in the 1960s before he expanded his range to include brightly coloured pieces on shaped canvases, relief paintings, large-scale sculpture and work with architects

‘There are no colours left’: Gaza's artists tell their stories

As Israeli air strikes continue, six members of the art community describe their daily battles for survival

Cecilia Alemani on her top picks from Frieze New York

The curator of The High Line and the 2022 Venice Biennale highlights works by Pacita Abad, Alex Da Corte and more

Poetic pose: Lord Byron the image-conscious Romantic in five portraits

The face of the scandal-ridden, best-selling celebrity poet—who died 200 years ago, and had a great influence on 19th-century artists and composers—was better known in his era than that of anyone save Napoloen Bonaparte

Frieze New York staff t-shirts show off Atlanta-based artist’s abstract painting

Hasani Sahlehe’s Trying Green, acquired by the Georgia Museum of Art with help from fashion company Stone Island, gives uniforms a pop of colour at The Shed