Artists

Art stars of tomorrow? Four of my favourite artists from the Slade School degree show in London

Unburdened by lengthy texts, gushing profiles and auction prices, graduate exhibitions are a reminder of the subjective nature of art

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He is now heralded by Tate Britain, but the Windrush artist Aubrey Williams was never recognised in life

The artist, who left Guyana in exile, was an early pioneer of Abstract Expressionism infused with a unique insight into the ancient histories of indigenous art

Henry Moore Institute rediscovers the German artist Egon Altdorf, who 'detested the commercial art world'

Many of the works to be exhibited have never been shown before and were salvaged by his son from Altdorf’s studio

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Cindy Sherman on AI experiments, lockdown pottery and being a woman in today's art market

Artist has created new body of work for solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in Zurich

Feeling the burn: artist hits the gym as mercury rises in Basel

Augustas Serapinas creates the ultimate Art Basel workout using plaster cast pieces

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Reverend Joyce McDonald: 'From the shooting gallery to the art gallery'

She spent decades hooked on heroin until a religious experience changed her life. Now, the reverend of a Brooklyn church has been discovered by the art world

London Gallery Weekend: our critics pick their top shows

From post-human smart cities to the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, Ben Luke and Louisa Buck choose their must-see exhibitions from the third edition of the city-wide event

'The real departure will occur on its own, in its own time': pioneering artist Ilya Kabakov has died, aged 89

The chronicler of life in the Soviet Union was known for his "total installations", including a devastated room in a Communist apartment

Public artanalysis

Hong Kong: artists carve out a space for themselves in public

From giant rubber ducks to thinly veiled protest art, outdoor sculpture is having a moment in the city

Turkish artists fear crackdown after Erdoğan wins election

Artists, filmmakers and other cultural figures have faced intimidation under Turkey's president, who won five more years on Sunday

Controversial monument to Queen Elizabeth II needs donors

Massive sculpture by Simon Hitchens, criticised by local campaign group, is three times the size of Antony Gormley’s 'Angel of the North'

June trial date set for Russian artist who leaked sex video of President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘right-hand man’

Pyotr Pavlensky created his Pornopolitics work in response to the video and now faces up to two years in prison for publishing sexual content without the participants' consent

Unesco seeks to improve artists’ protection from censorship and violence

New report finds that, unlike journalists, artists are often "in the dark" about the organisations they can turn to when their rights are threatened

The Georgian artists at the forefront of anti-government protests

When Georgia’s government tried to impose a Russian-style ‘foreign agent’ law, the cultural community hit back hard

In pictures: Frieze Los Angeles goes big with towering sculpture, large-scale installations and more

Many of the works on show capitalise on the soaring spaces offered by this year's new location at Santa Monica Airport

New programme matches artists with Los Angeles communities for residencies

Hayley Barker's Night Gallery show draws on her time living at Laguna Castle, a residential group built on communal traditions

Artist installs quilt-covered airplane at Frieze Los Angeles's Santa Monica Airport venue

Basil Kincaid's sculpture at the fair incorporates textiles the artist has sourced from St Louis, Ghana and elsewhere since 2016

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The camera adds ten pounds, but the canvas? Slimline Boris Johnson portrait receives mixed reviews

Richard Stone’s painting, unveiled at London’s Carlton Club, has shaved off a few pounds from the UK's former prime minister

Peter Doig leaves international dealer Michael Werner after 23 years

British painter is choosing to work independently to ensure “transparency in all dealings”

London artists face eviction from studios of ten years

Landlords have given the community of 25 artists and small businesses one week to leave

How artists' day jobs can have a big impact on their art

An exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art brings together examples of artists drawing inspiration from having to earn a wage away from the studio

Tracey Emin, Frank Bowling and NFT artists create works in aid of Parkinson's research

Fourth edition of Cure3 selling exhibition trials "a new format of charitable giving in the crypto world"

Mediaanalysis

‘Artists have a lot in common with sex workers’: OnlyFans becoming popular platform for artists censored elsewhere

Censorship by more mainstream social media platforms has artists turning to OnlyFans to promote their work

Crime news

Russian arms dealer and artist Viktor Bout returns to Moscow via prisoner swap with US basketball player Brittney Griner

The man known as The Merchant of Death was exchanged for the American athlete, who was arrested for possessing cannabis oil at a Moscow airport in February

Is it time to #Twexit? How Elon Musk’s Twitter shake-up has divided creatives

With the platform's new owner firing moderators, some artists are hoping for an end to censorship while others fear discrimination

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Losing the battle: Cuba’s dissident artists find ways around censorship despite government crackdown

Since the passage of the country’s repressive Decree 349, the state has gone to great lengths to silence critical voices—but artists refuse to be silenced

Myanmar's military junta releases outspoken artist Htein Lin who had been sentenced to a year's hard labour

The artist was set free in an amnesty of political prisoners, which included his British wife

‘Pay-to-play’ galleries—which charge artists thousands to exhibit—are on the rise

By asking for participation fees upfront, art businesses are hedging their bets against poor sales—but how ethical is this practice?