Contemporary art

A brush with... Tess Jaray

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Henri Matisse to W.G. Sebald

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From a lively New Deal-era fresco study to an illuminated Rauschenberg edition: our pick of the highlights from February's sales

Plus, a Charles II-era silver-gilt vases, an avant-garde Cuban painting and a rare Tintin comic book cover

From a marble toilet roll to a giant Lego structure: Ai Weiwei's new London show looks at the value of objects

Exhibition at the Design Museum will include the artist's works drawing on the Covid-19 pandemic

Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton: the enduring allure of art and luxury

Plus, Michael Rakowitz's ambitious restitution plans and Rosy Martin's photographical iconostasis

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Iranian artists submit work anonymously for online exhibition on death of Mahsa Amini

More than 500 works were submitted last year after protests swept the country

Art Davos 2023: culture programme includes works focused on the patriarchy and climate change

New data sculpture by Refik Anadol and a vast mural designed by refugees to be unveiled at the annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week

Mixed reviews for Hank Willis Thomas's new Boston memorial honouring Martin Luther King Jr

The public sculpture is based on a photograph of the assassinated civil rights leader hugging his wife Coretta Scott King—but some say it looks offensive from certain angles

Art Night contemporary art festival moves out of London to the Scottish city of Dundee

The Turner Prize-winning artist Tai Shani has been confirmed for a new commission

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East London art space Raven Row makes a comeback

Launched in 2009, the gallery took a five-year hiatus in 2017, but will return early next year with a TV archive show

Adriano Pedrosa named curator of Venice Biennale 2024

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand artistic director is the first Latin American curator to take up the position

A brush with... Alicja Kwade

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Gordon Matta-Clark to Leonardo da Vinci

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Immersive David Hockney show will launch new interactive art space in London

The Lightroom project, due to open next year, is backed by Tate Modern sponsor Leonard Blavatnik

'The ultimate artist residency': team chosen for space voyage includes photographers and performers

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's dearMoon trip is being developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company

Effects of war on young Ukrainian artists exposed in PinchukArtCentre Prize exhibition

Contemporary art prize, held in Kyiv, shows images of conflict and ideas for post-war reconstruction by 18 shortlisted artists aged 35 and under

Parthenon Marbles: is a breakthrough in sight?

Plus, Afghan culture in crisis and Kiki Smith’s New York murals

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Sarvy Geranpayeh. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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A brush with... Nick Cave

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Elsa Schiaparelli to Parliament/Funkadelic.

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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The evergreen use of trees in art: just how sustainable is the greenery in our homes and museums?

While seemingly sustainable on the surface, arboreal art requires long-term planning and care to be impactful

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Be ultra-wary of the ultra-contemporary: a triumph of hot air over real value

An unquenchable thirst for a certain set of young artists—with the eye-popping price-tags to match—is creating a pressure they are inevitably unable to meet

Artist Ashley Bickerton, who imagined new ways to lampoon and critique consumerism, has died, aged 63

The Indonesia-based artist, who rose to prominence in New York in the 1980s alongside Jeff Koons and Peter Halley, was diagnosed with ALS last year

A brush with... Helen Marten

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Robert Rauschenberg to Roland Barthes

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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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

A brush with... Theaster Gates

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Agnes Martin to Frankie Knuckles

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Feeling fragile? Lyon Biennale returns after a three-year break and forges ties to the city and its past

Works by more than 200 artists are on show across French city, in sites that range from Renaissance courtyards to a former household appliance factory

London's National Gallery revamp row: is it a sensitive makeover or like 'an airport lounge'?

Plus, contemporary art in Lagos and Chagall's falling angel

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A giant inflatable Koons, a desert mirror illusion and a giant football goal: seven of the best new sculptures in Qatar

On display from the airport to the desert, the public art commissions have been installed in time for the World Cup this month