Contemporary art

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

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

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

Missed it in Venice? See it in Margate: Sonia Boyce’s Golden Lion exhibition tours to two UK venues

The award-winning installation will be shown next year at Turner Contemporary before travelling to Leeds Art Gallery and will also be explored in the BBC art series Imagine

Mimosa Echard wins France’s most prestigious contemporary art prize

The multi-disciplinary Paris-based artist wins the €35,000 Prix Duchamp award for mixed-media waterfall installation

Tracey Emin donates brain sculpture for Parkinson’s UK auction

An exhibition open to the public in London's Piccadilly will bring together the art from top UK artists before the works go under the hammer at Christie's

Ultra-contemporary art boom defies economic downturn at Frieze London

New works by young artists are in high demand at the fair, reflecting a surge in prices at auction

Frieze London acquisitions: Norwich Castle bags Ibrahim Mahama photo series and Tate buys works by seven international artists

The purchases come courtesy of the Contemporary Art Society Collections Fund and the Frieze Tate Fund

Hit painter Issy Wood drops pop music career after remix

The fast-rising artist, who recently released a solo album, is focused on her paintings, including a new exhibition in New York

A brush with... John Akomfrah

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Jackson Pollock to Virginia Woolf

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Mark Wallinger launches digital art project to raise legal funds for London pollution group

The Islington-based campaigners Nocado are fighting to prevent retailers Ocado and Marks & Spencer from setting up a depot adjacent to a primary school

Art Basel's Paris+ fair to show ambitious commissions across city's major landmarks

Public art programme Sites will replace Hors les Murs—the outdoor sculpture event hosted by Fiac—Paris's once-unrivalled contemporary fair

Anti-colonial statue unveiled on London’s Fourth Plinth—while debate continues about giving it to the Queen

Samson Kambalu’s sculpture Antelope, depicting John Chilembwe who died fighting British rule, is due to remain in place until 2024

Why is art at the heart of Italy’s far-right political party?

Plus, Carnegie International, the US's longest-running contemporary art exhibition, and a mystifying egg sculpture

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker James Imam. Produced by David. Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Investigative artists Forensic Architecture claim to uncover new evidence in shooting of Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh

Working with human rights organisation Al-Haq, new report says journalists were deliberately targeted by Israeli forces in May

A brush with... Glenn Brown

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Salvador Dalí to Maria Lassnig

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Trio of UK shows place contemporary art among historic collections

Artists Linder, Jadé Fadojutimi and Eileen Cooper exhibit recent work alongside selections from museums holdings around the country, creating new meanings and encouraging visitors to see the older pieces in a new light

Art marketpreview

From a Niki de Saint Phalle fountain to a splashy David Hockney print: our pick of the highlights from September's sales

Plus, a Pre-Raphaelite treasure, an iconic James Bond poster and a set of nine intricately inlaid panels

Outspoken Myanmar artist Htein Lin arrested by military government and sent to infamous prison

Artist and his British wife Vicky Bowman are the latest detainees of the brutal junta that has killed thousands of citizens

Community-centred art pavilion to be unveiled at London's Notting Hill Carnival

The artist Alvaro Barrington and architect Sumayya Vally lean into the carnival's place as a robust "site of artistic creation"

A brush with... Adam Pendleton

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences from Joan Jonas to Julius Eastman

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Ten essential artworks to see in Vatican City

From Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling to a whole room dedicated to Henri Matisse, we round up some of the unmissable artistic treasures in the world's smallest state

New art from the ruins of Pompeii: archaeological site launches digital fellowships

Contemporary initiative also includes new book with contributions from more than 60 artists such as Adrian Villar Rojas, Lara Favaretto and Michael Rakowitz