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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

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack

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

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack
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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?

Candice Breitz exhibition in Germany is cancelled over her Middle East views

The artist says the “level of German self-righteousness is beyond absurd”

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A brush with… Stephen Willats

An in-depth interview with the British artist, exploring his radical work from the 1960s to today

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack
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Russian artist Sasha Skochilenko jailed for anti-war protest

Skochilenko was charged for replacing supermarket price labels with pieces of information about the destruction of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol

Radcliffe Bailey, an artist who explored the Black American experience across materials and forms, has died, aged 55

Known for toggling between works rooted in painting and more sprawling sculptures and installations, he was always concerned with the histories of objects and materials

World is ‘blindly failing’ persecuted Afghan artists, human rights organisation says

As a new report is released, the US-based Artistic Freedom Initiative demands refugee status for artists and cultural workers under threat from Taliban rule

UK Pop art pioneer Joe Tilson has died, aged 95

Art world figures pay tribute to "one of the most inventive printmakers"

Lisson Gallery puts Ai Weiwei London show on hold over Israel-Hamas war tweet

The artist-activist defends free speech in a lengthy response, but says that the gallery’s decision is “for his own well-being”

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'I could easily do this opera until I’m 103': Marina Abramović on 7 Deaths of Maria Callas

We speak to the performance artist about the UK premiere of her tribute to the legendary singer at the English National Opera

Russian prosecutors seek eight-year prison sentence for artist who installed anti-war messages in grocery store

The St Petersburg artist Sasha Skochilenko was arrested in April 2022 for replacing a store's price labels with information about the war in Ukraine

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Remembering Park Seo-Bo, the ‘Father of Korean Contemporary Art’

A leading figure in the Dansaekhwa movement, he had a profound influence on the teaching of painting and the administration of art studies

‘We live in an age of escalating violence. Art teaches us to listen, to see, to wait for understanding’

As the world reels from wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, and we face a global climate catastrophe, how should artists and cultural organisations respond?

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David Shrigley: The book 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' is 'still really relevant' and everyone should read it

The artist has pulped 6,000 copies of Dan Brown’s 'The Da Vinci Code' and turned them into a limited edition of George Orwell’s dystopian novel

Juanita McNeely, feminist artist who created visceral paintings inspired by personal hardship, has died, aged 87

A survivor of cancer and an illegal abortion, McNeely channelled her experiences into very personal work

Robert Irwin, pioneering creator of light and experiential art, has died, aged 95

Irwin explored human perception with his installations as well as the spaces he designed for institutions such as the Getty Museum in Los Angeles

More than 100 artists to lose their central London studio spaces

V.O Curations, which offers affordable studio spaces, was not able to find a replacement building in time to accommodate all the displaced artists

Four artists withdraw from 2024 Istanbul Biennial as curator row deepens

The participants invited this year call for "transparent forms of communication"—the biennial foundation says dialogue channels are still open

Ida Applebroog, who made wide-ranging work with a feminist edge, has died, aged 93

The American artist was long associated with the feminist art movement but resented the label, preferring to form her own critical iconography