Commissions

Moving the needle: San Francisco to unveil Hiroshi Sugimoto's towering sundial monument

The 70ft-high public art commission expresses "humanity's yearning for the infinite"

Artist Ai Weiwei reads Dalai Lama's new letter to the world: 'The Art of Hope'

The video and message are part of the digital art platform Circa's new art commissions for public screens and billboards around the world

Salamanders at Gloucester Road station and a new mural at Brixton tube—Art on the Underground 2023 programme revealed

Monster Chetwynd, Jem Perucchini and Zadie Xa will all unveil works around London’s transport hubs

New sculpture unveiled outside London's King's Cross station makes 'homelessness impossible to ignore'

The work—highlighting the growing crisis of rough sleepers in the UK—will also travel to Birmingham

Syrian painter Sara Shamma creates image of one of England's greatest—and most controversial—saints

No depictions exist of St Wilfrid of York, who was a well-travelled, pugnacious and ambitious young man and founder of the seventh-century Ripon Cathedral

Shezad Dawood’s psychedelic spaceship unveiled at London's St Pancras Station

Public work HMS Alice Liddell—named after the women’s rights campaigner—envisions the capital as a site of "speculative fiction"

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Meta London unveils art commissions at vast King’s Cross office complex

Works on show by Yinka Ilori, Mary Evans and Jeremy Hutchison who aims to explore Mark Zuckerberg’s "business model"

Hot on the heels of Tate commission, Hew Locke chosen to transform Met museum façade

Guyanese-British artist will create four sculptures that draw on the New York museum's collection

Artist Hew Locke to re-work historic statue of Queen Victoria in Birmingham city centre

As debate over controversial monuments rages on, new project will be part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival culture programme linked to the Commonwealth Games

Andrew Lloyd-Webber on why he commissioned eight monumental Shakespearian paintings for a London theatre

Artist Maria Kreyn’s depictions of King Lear and Othello go on show as part of Theatre Royal Drury Lane's £60m revamp

Lubaina Himid creates work for UK government collection inspired by climate change and Black Lives Matter

Turner Prize-winning artist wins the annual Robson Orr TenTen Award, with 15 copies of the print going on display in official buildings

JR unveils ‘X-ray’ optical illusion piece on historic Palazzo Farnese in Rome

Scaffolding cover-up work is part of French Embassy’s new ambitious contemporary art programme

From a huge Janus to a giant worm: seven site-specific sculptures spring up along the English coast

The Waterfronts commissions, by artists such as Michael Rakowitz and Katrina Palmer, have been created in collaboration with organisations like Turner Contemporary and the Folkestone Triennial

Viking-age treasure: new insights into life 1,000 years ago

Plus, new proposals for the Fourth Plinth in London and Nike Air Force 1s

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‘A spiral of poets, all at once’: Precious Okoyomon, winner of the Frieze Artist Award, talks about their Tower of Babel-themed commission

An artist, poet and chef, Okoyomon discusses their inspirations as well as the ecosystems they have been creating

Venice Biennale artist Sonia Boyce to unveil 2km-long wall mural in London’s East End

Longest public art piece in Europe reflects community life, charting 170 local stories

Controversial 'festival of Brexit' moves a step closer with selection of ten winning teams for 2022 event

Turner prizewinning collective Assemble will lead a project at the £120m creativity showcase

After delays, Tracey Emin’s massive sculpture honouring her mother will head to Oslo's Munch Museum this summer

Production of The Mother monument took longer than expected due to its size and also because of how badly the UK was hit by the pandemic, city officials say

Street artist JR rips off the front of Florence's Palazzo Strozzi in new optical illusion work

Trompe l’oeil image called La Ferita (The Wound) reflects on the difficulties of accessing culture during Covid-19 and reveals Botticelli’s Primavera and The Birth of Venus

Fill your boots: Dr. Martens gives £60,000 for new video commissions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London

Grants will be given to artists to create moving image works to premiere at the ICA's Image Behaviour 2021 forum

‘Absurd’, yet 'deadly serious’: Alex Da Corte will create the Met’s next rooftop installation

Sculptural installation will plumb the possibility of hope amid the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic

Fantasy island: Holt/Smithson Foundation invites artists to create a new work for coastal Maine islet

Five artists have been asked to spend the next three years imagining what they could do with an uninhabited site

This Victorian house in London hides remarkable Islamic interiors—now it is getting its first contemporary work

Leighton House Museum—which was once the home and studio of artist Lord Leighton—is undergoing restoration and will reopen in 2021

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum unveils trio of new commissions, including mural by Chanel Miller

The artist, who survived a sexual assault, has created a 1,000 sq ft triptych that explores the healing process

Inspired by Italy's spontaneous singing, museums commission artists to make 'balcony art' during coronavirus crisis

Fourteen artists have been asked by the L’Internationale museum group to participate in the project, which supports artists with "quick, modest commissions"

Eight emerging Arab artists are chosen to show 'ambitious' works across the world

The commissioning project Consortium Commissions provides artists with up to $20,000 to realise their projects