Commissions

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

Trampolining in a Saudi Arabian valley? First look at the interactive art biennial Desert X AlUla

Inaugural edition of the monumental show, opening this Friday, is free to the public

Korean wave hits the art world: K-pop stars collaborate on major artist projects

Connect BTS will take place across five cities and involve commissions by artists such as Antony Gormley and Tomás Saraceno

Antony Gormley in talks with French government over sculpture project in Brittany

Brexit is a disaster for the UK, says the sculptor as he unveils his Field for the British Isles installation at Firstsite gallery in Colchester

Phyllida Barlow sculpture to pop up in partially ruined, gothic chapel in London cemetery

Studio Voltaire’s ambitious off-site programme also includes commissions by Monster Chetwynd and Dawn Mellor

New Rolls-Royce initiative encourages artists to make video, animation and VR works

Scheme is part of the luxury car manufacturer's new vision for its art programme to “encourage artists to expand the limits of the imaginable”

'Passionate European’ Tacita Dean unveils stormy new work for UK Government Art Collection

Artist’s Californian cloudscape, drawn in chalk, hangs in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Monster Chetwynd’s monstrous children’s playground to open in Istanbul

Sculptural project, part of the 16th biennial, looks to the mythical creature Medusa

Olafur Eliasson commissioned to light up the Arc de Triomphe

Project is part of the City of Paris's programme of raising its image ahead of the 2024 Games

What to buy at Frieze Los Angeles? Lisa Anne Auerbach offers psychic art advice

Artist's performance for the fair's projects programme aims to unshroud doubts around collecting and the art market

In pictures: Is it New York? Is it Los Angeles? Frieze Projects takes over Paramount's Backlot

“The results are magical, otherworldly, surreal and hyper-real but never dull,” says curator Ali Subotnick

Laure Prouvost to bring Brexit song to London underground passengers as part of 2019 commissions

Ahead of UK leaving the European Union, Art on the Underground programme looks at what it means to be "on edge"

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Why I made a cemetery for hundreds of banned books in Kuwait

Kuwaiti artist Mohammad Sharaf hopes to provoke the general public as well as the authorities

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Multi-million pound donation gives Illuminated River project the green light for next year

Ambitious public art commission to makeover London's bridges is supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation

In pictures: Wolfgang Tillmans's set design for the English National Opera

The Turner prize winner unveils a sculptural piece and projections during the War Requiem oratorio

Rachel Whiteread turns a Nissen Hut inside out for her first UK permanent piece

The concrete cast—a 14-18 Now commission—is sited in a secluded spot in Dalby Forest

Tania Bruguera renames Tate Modern after local London activist as part of Turbine Hall commission

Heat-sensitive floor work and crying room part of “stealth” piece pushing positive aspects of migration

Random International’s new permanent commission on London’s embankment to be unveiled on Art Night

Sixty projects will punctuate the contemporary art trail winding through South Bank, Vauxhall and Nine Elms

In pictures: must-see works at Art Basel's Unlimited

The art fair's section dedicated to monumental works is full of plastic, plants—and lots of gold

Basilea: Turn on, tune in and chill at the Messeplatz

Creative Time’s Art Basel project abounds with everything from gravel deposits to DJ-led meditations

Selfridges department store gets its own Fourth Plinth designed by architect David Chipperfield

Partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park is shop's latest investment in contemporary art

Massive Kickstarter campaign launched for 'largest-ever public art project in US' with billboards across all 50 states

Non-partisan platform For Freedoms has signed up over 200 institutions for the initiative, which aims to make art part of the public discourse

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'Courage calls to courage everywhere': Suffragist sculpture unveiled in London

Gillian Wearing talks about creating the first statue of a woman—and by a female artist—in Parliament Square

Emerging Arab artists to get international shows through new commissioning initiative

Six partner institutions including the Hammer Museum are behind collaborative art production model

Lift off: UK artist buries planes at three sites as part of growing global network

Roger Hiorns has placed decommissioned aircraft underground in the UK, Czech Republic and Holland—Nigeria could be next

New Armory installation invites you to just let go and dance

Artist Nick Cave will transform Park Avenue venue into a carnivalesque dance hall this summer

Tracey Emin reveals she was sexually assaulted by high-profile female artist

UK artist describes attack as her new anti-Brexit neon work is unveiled in London

Cathy Wilkes—known for her unsettling sculptural installations—to represent UK at 2019 Venice Biennale

The artist was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008 and has just closed her first major retrospective at MoMA PS1

Kuwaiti artists awarded inaugural Art Jameel commission for new Dubai culture complex

Alia Farid and Aseel AlYacoub will create a light-up botanical garden linking both wings of the Jameel Arts Centre

Cornelia Parker captures dystopian political era in new works for UK’s snap election

First female Election Artist unveils two new videos and a series of photographs using drones and Instagram

Ai Weiwei and Antony Gormley in the running for Treasure Island commissions

The $50m San Francisco Bay redevelopment plan includes several large-scale public sculptures

Carsten Höller to build slide for Bonn Bundeskunsthalle

Installation will form part of an exhibition on playgrounds

Anthea Hamilton becomes first black woman to be awarded Tate Britain commission

The London-born artist follows Cerith Wyn Evans and Pablo Bronstein taking up the Duveen Galleries commission

Guggenheim commissions new works from five Chinese artists

Leading artists will produce site-specific works for permanent collection

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