Artists

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

'A call to action': 2024 Venice Biennale to feature more than 300 artists with focus on Indigenous and queer figures

Historic works from 20th-century artists from Latin America, Africa, the Arab world, and Asia will also be included

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‘As if he has just left the room’: a farewell tour of the studio of Raymond Briggs, creator of The Snowman

The Sussex house-cum-studio where the graphic novelist worked for six decades proves to be as colourful, characterful, and packed with verve as his classic visual narratives

Artist Taloi Havini wins £40,000 Artes Mundi prize

Her work explores impact of colonialism and mining on island of Bougainville

Carl Andre, giant of Minimalism who was tried for and acquitted of murder, has died, aged 88

Andre rose to prominence in the New York art world of the 1960s to become a totemic—and controversial—figure renowned for his material-driven sculptures

Why the artist Tacita Dean is rooting for Oppenheimer at the Oscars

Advocate for photochemical film says director Christopher Nolan is saving cinema

Van Gogh and Gauguin’s little cat

The playful creature—painted while the artists were living in the Yellow House—has crept out of hiding after more than 100 years

Iraqi artist Mohammed Sami, witness to war, to take over Blenheim Palace

Goldsmiths graduate will draw inspiration from the 18th-century UK stately home

Detained Cuban artist and activist releases latest statement from prison

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara was imprisoned on charges of contempt and insult to national symbols when widespread protests swept the nation in 2021

In Arles, Lee Ufan, ‘the man in the middle’, finds a lasting home

The Korean-born artist says he was drawn to the southern French city’s ancient roots as a fitting place for his work

Artist Tania Bruguera urges Italian government to 'take a stance' after hundreds give fascist salute at Rome rally

The event reportedly took place to mark the 46th anniversary of the killing of three neo-fascists on Via Acca Larentia in southeast Rome

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Caspar David Friedrich: his rise from obscurity to fame

Slew of shows this year mark 250th anniversary of German artist who, as a favourite of Hitler, had fallen out of favour

Artists and curators pay tribute to performance pioneer Pope.L who has died aged 68

The artist, known for his Crawl series, treated 'absurdity of racism in an unflinching way’

Giovanni Anselmo, pioneer of Arte Povera, has died, aged 89

Italian artist, who won Venice’s Golden Lion award in 1990, is subject of a Guggenheim Bilbao retrospective next year

US artist Richard Hunt—creator of more than 160 public works—has died aged 88

The sculptor, who was committed to civil rights, recently completed a monument to Emmett Till

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Why artists fear online safety laws will chill freedom of expression

Free expression groups and creatives believe the price of “safety” on the internet may be the exclusion of marginalised artists and groups, and an end to online privacy for all

A brush with... Camille Henrot

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Louise Bourgeois to the violence of Disney cartoons

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Why are ever more artists ditching dealers?

From the emerging to the blue-chip, artists are trading gallery representation for agents or outright autonomy

Could the arts be good for your health?

A major scientific research project led by the World Health Organisation and Jameel Arts & Health Lab aims to find out

Marcela Cantuária: ‘I want to make life from the painting’

For her first solo show in North America, the Brazilian artist has created fantastical portraits of heroic women, from the Amazon to Florida

Art Basel serves up a croc of gold with its reptile-themed art

Mind your step: in true Floridian style, a number of works at this year’s fair take crocodiles or alligators as their subjects

Anne Duk Hee Jordan: ‘We live on a very old, grumpy, fragile planet’

At The Bass, the interdisciplinary artist explores weather and technology in her first US solo show

A brush with... Urs Fischer

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from jazz and drawing workshops to Hieronymus Bosch

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David Hockney’s Bigger Christmas Trees cover Battersea Power Station

Brit artist’s animation is centrepiece of Apple’s mega Christmas campaign

Film-maker Wim Wenders takes a 3D journey through Anselm Kiefer’s studios and catalogue

The filmmaker has applied the original immersive technology to his new documentary about the German giant of contemporary art

Miami Advice: Kelly Breez on Jeffrey Cheung's mural at Dale Zine

The Miami-based artist describes her love of a wall work by the skateboard aficionado and how creeping gentrification forced its Banksy-style journey to a new home

Jamea Richmond-Edwards: ‘We’re simultaneously living in the past, present and future’

The artist on the escapism, Afrofuturism and renewed sense of agency playing out in her show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

The nine top exhibitions of 2023—and one absolute turkey

In 2023 the bar for shows was so high it was hard to choose the best. But which one was a stinker?