Artists

The show must go on: how artists and curators battled with global crises to reach the Venice Biennale

The pandemic, immigration problems and the fall out of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led to chaos for organisers of the world's leading art exhibition

Animal abuse and endless Covid tests: Chinese artist documents the ‘absurdities and violence’ of Shanghai’s lockdown

Gao Jie has created a series of expressive drawings showing the chaos of daily life under draconian restrictions

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Career-spanning book on Käthe Kollwitz shines light on German artist's technical brilliance

A well-balanced account shifts the focus away from the tragedies of the artist's biography

Sweet retreats: everything you need to know about artist residencies

A residency can be a crucial boost to an artist's career. But how do you find one, how do you apply and what are the pitfalls to avoid?

Australian artist couple documents destruction of Central House of Culture in Irpin, Ukraine

George Gittoes and his wife Hellen Rose are living in Kyiv for at least a month and filming stories about the impact of war on everyday citizens

‘We have knives, a machete, and a stick with nails’: Ukraine’s defiant artists continue to make art amid realities of war

We hear from artists across the country as they shelter in bunkers, head to the countryside and cross the border to escape the Russian invasion

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Hong Kong's last British governor on how Beijing's crackdown is corroding the city's vibrant cultural scene

The Chinese government is demolishing the freedoms that once made the special administrative region special, says Chris Patten

Trains, planes and a sea-faring hamster: Chris Burden’s unrealised projects come to light

A new book published by Gagosian chronicles 67 projects conceived by the late artist, which for reasons such as funding and technology were never executed

'Most people won't like my work': Marco Fusinato, artist representing Australia at the Venice Biennale, reveals pavilion plans

Visitors will experience a durational performance featuring a barrage of images including war scenes and defecating dogs

Artists’ studios: the fight for affordable spaces

Plus, photographing Paula Rego at work

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The government-backed platform that aims to bring Portuguese contemporary art to the rest of the world

Artverbium, founded by former Christie's staffer Lorena Duran, will show established and emerging artists in a series of exhibitions

Enrique Martínez Celaya puts his mark on the Los Angeles map

The Cuban American painter currently has two solo exhibitions, a curatorial project and more on view in the city

In a Los Angeles backyard, a collector's gallery project expands

Collector Danny First is extending his homegrown programme beyond the walls of a replica of the Unabomber's nerve centre

'We hold NFTs with no value and no future perspective': aggrieved Art Wars NFT investors speak out over dispute

The 1,138 NFTs have been de-listed from OpenSea, after artists complained that permission had not been sought for the creation of NFTs of their work

Try nude modelling—it will make you a better artist

Being a life model is not just artistic tradition or a way to make money

Ai Weiwei sparks outcry by posting ‘vaccine-sceptic’ video on Instagram

Chinese artist and activist says society does not have the right to make the Covid-19 vaccine compulsory

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The little-known role of design in the art of Paul Nash

The British surrealist painter and war artist was also a talented designer and illustrator with a notably diverse portfolio

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Badiucao launches NFT collection to protest against China's human rights record on eve of Beijing Winter Olympics

Collectors can write their own message about China’s regime onto the blockchain

In this age of social fracture and political upheaval, Raphael’s sublime harmony is an underrated quality

Presenting beauty without the schmaltz is a challenge worth undertaking, as the delayed Raphael show at London's National Gallery will demonstrate

Tracey Emin demands her work be removed from 10 Downing Street after Boris Johnson’s 'shameful' lying over lockdown party

Artist says 'More Passion' is at odds with the government’s “lack of compassion” for people’s suffering during the pandemic

Oh shit: Russian artist faces criminal charges for 'playful snow poop installation' in St Petersburg park

Ivan Volkov's work in Marsovo Pole is thought to be a comment on poor street maintenance in the Russian city

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'Foreign agent' scrawled on Russian gallerist's door in blood red

Marat Guelman was designated a "foreign agent" by the Russian government last month, a label that comes with hefty restrictions

Man arrested for attacking sculpture by paedophile artist Eric Gill outside BBC Broadcasting House in London

Campaigners have called for the removal of the statue for decades, which they say is “a monument to paedophilia”, but the BBC says it will stay

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Making (air)waves: how artists are finding inspiration through, and on, radio

Radio offers an opportunity for artists to experiment in new ways, invigorate their practices and find different forms of community

'Unfit for purpose': London's biggest artist studio provider accused of 'misrepresenting' landmark residency

Artists say their live/work spaces have become unliveable after major construction work at neighbouring sites, but Acme says this is outside its control

Pussy Riot members jailed over social media posts

Masha Alekhina and Lucy Shteyn, who have previously served prison terms, were sentenced to 15 days following charges of "propaganda of Nazi symbolism"

Julian Lennon teams up with US furnishings store RH for photography series

The musician and artist is showing his works in select stores through an arrangement with General Public, the fine arts publisher founded by the former actress Portia de Rossi

Defacement of fascist inventor's statue in Rome revealed to be artist hoax

Fake bust of Guglielmo Marconi in Villa Borghese park was spray-painted to draw attention to the manipulation of truth in the media