Artists

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

Nan Goldin film on suicide and addiction to be screened in London's 'Welsh chapel'

The installation Sisters, Saints, Sibyls highlights abuse suffered by the artist’s late sister Barbara

Turner Prize hits 40 with a shortlist that includes Claudette Johnson and Pio Abad

Jasleen Kaur and Delaine Le Bas also in the running for Tate’s established contemporary art prize

‘Trauma, hope and healing’: a closer look at Timor-Leste’s first-ever Venice Biennale pavilion

The young nation is represented by Maria Madeira, who is also exhibiting large-scale works

The confident new face of Benin is on show in Venice

The restitution of artefacts from France in 2022 has energised Benin’s cultural and heritage sector, as is clear from the country’s four-artist presentation at the Biennale

The most spectacular locations to visit at this year’s Venice Biennale

Unique to the Biennale are its venues, which include beautiful historic buildings with interiors, art and artefacts that put many museums to shame

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