Conceptual Art

Lucas Samaras, tirelessly adventurous New York artist, has died, aged 87

The Greek American artist was always willing to try new forms and materials, working across sculpture, photography, performance, installation and more


An acerbic but highly readable view of the British art world

The critic and former curator Julian Spalding holds forth on his dislike of conceptual art and his love for Beryl Cook

Charles Gaines at the ICA Miami: algorithms, overlays and the political strength of the walnut tree

A show at the Institute of Contemporary Art explores the former plantations of the artist's South Carolina birthplace

Dia Art Foundation to help steward Cameron Rowland project involving land on South Carolina island

Materials related to the conceptual artist’s multilayered project, “Depreciation”, will go on view at Dia Chelsea

The late conceptual artist Stanley Brouwn would not want you to read this article

The curators of his first US museum survey will not talk about the show, honouring his wishes not to interpret his artwork

Rodney Graham, influential Canadian conceptual artist with a wry sense of humour, has died, aged 73

After coming up among the Vancouver School’s photo-conceptualists, Graham struck out on his own singular, irreverent pursuits

The original NFT? Sotheby's to offer a receipt for an invisible work by Yves Klein for €500,000

The French conceptual artist made nine "empty zones" in the last three years of his life, which could be purchased only with pure gold

Sophie Calle revisits the empty corridors of the Musée d’Orsay four decades after she stalked the then abandoned building

The conceptual artist took up residency in the Parisian landmark in 1978, when it was a derelict hotel

Dan Graham, artist who defied categorisation and was best known for his architectural pavilions, has died, aged 79

The American artist’s work spanned many formats and materials, and was informed by his early desire to become a writer

Blood, shit and Nazis: why, at 76, Paul McCarthy is still pissing people off and getting pissed on

The artist's solo exhibition in Bergen, Norway includes a performance piece in which McCarthy and his collaborator, dressed as Hitler and Eva Braun, ‘urinate’ and ‘defecate’ on each other

Lawrence Weiner, conceptual artist known for large and poetic text interventions, has died, aged 79

The artist’s trademark interventions, often consisting of graphic elements and enigmatic phrases, are among the most distinctive bodies of work in contemporary art

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Marcel Duchamp monograph released more than 60 years after it first appeared in print

Historic texts by critic Robert Lebel in facsimile edition explore how the conceptual art pioneer adopted his female alter ego and cemented his reputation in America

From Marina Abramovic to Greta Thunberg: the legacy of Joseph Beuys lives on

A host of artists and activists have followed in the footsteps of the pioneering artist who would have turned 100 this year

Rivers of time: conceptual artist brings a new approach to Atlanta

Jonathan Keats's municipal clock will follow the pace of the city's rivers

Paula Cooper names four new partners in her New York gallery

The announcement bolsters Cooper’s legacy and sets up a possible line of succession


The results are in: the real impact of Covid-19 on the art market

Plus, Dawn Ades on Duchamp and Superflex on Cildo Meireles

Worth every penny? Artist Jill Magid distributes 120,000 engraved one-cent pieces amid nationwide coin shortage in the US

Adding up to a single $1,200 Covid-19 federal stimulus check, the pennies will be circulated via small cash transactions at New York City bodegas

Pioneering performance artist Ulay has died, aged 76

Marina Abramović's former partner and collaborator passed away in Ljubljana

‘Godfather of conceptual art’ John Baldessari dies aged 88

The Californian artist and teacher won numerous awards including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama

Conceptual and Minimalist trove raises bedeviling questions for the Guggenheim

Grappling with questions of authenticity, museum 'decommissions' some works from the Panza Collection

Danish artist sells rough sleepers in ‘human Tamagotchi’ project

Kristian von Hornsleth enables collectors to track London homeless

Susan Hiller, a ‘paraconceptualist’ who abandoned anthropology in favour of art, has died, aged 78

“In art, the viewer can be forced into a situation that creates empathy, which cannot be done in the social sciences,” she said

In pictures: Adam Pendleton's pick of Frieze Masters

The US artist's current exhibition seeks to fill the gaps in the history of conceptual art

Geta Brătescu, Romanian multidisciplinary artist, has died aged 92

She was an important figure of the European country’s avant-garde scene with a career spanning more than six decades, but gained wider international recognition in recent years

From assassinations to CIA mind control: new show investigates how artists tackle conspiracy theories

Met Breuer exhibition, of works made over the past 50 years, feels timely in the age of fake news

Is major survey of conceptual art pioneer Hassan Sharif heading to New York's Guggenheim?

Sharjah Art Foundation’s blockbuster retrospective of the late artist is already confirmed for venues in Germany and Italy


Loose language: on Liam Gillick's Industry and Intelligence

The artist's new book is confused and lacking in rigour

'You don't need a gallery to show ideas': Orit Gat on Seth Siegelaub at the Stedelijk

An exhibition in Amsterdam devoted to the dealer's work explores his curatorial ideas