Exhibitions

The secret behind Van Gogh’s satirical herring still life: they represent policemen

Vincent told his artist friend Paul Signac that the fish stood for the gendarmes who hassled him after he mutilated his ear

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Art fairs: how did they begin and where are they going?

Plus, Caribbean-British art at Tate Britain and Marco Brambilla's VR work at Pérez Art Museum in Miami

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Pet project: the life and work of Louis Wain, eccentric painter of cats, explored in new London show

Exhibition at Bethlem Museum of the Mind reveals the vivid imagination and wit of artist, who spent time in psychiatric hospitals

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Traditional art forms are fighting back in the Asia Pacific region

The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane explores connections between people and place—and the encroaching danger of climate change

Biggest ever Vermeer show to take place at the Rijksmuseum in 2023—and it will include the Girl with the Pearl Earring

The Amsterdam museum will rival the Mauritshuis's 1996 exhibition by bringing together more than 23 of the Dutch master's rare paintings

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Oman to present first national pavilion at next year's Venice Biennale

Five artists will show at the inaugural exhibition, including the late Raiya Al Rawahi

As interest in artists of Caribbean heritage grows, Tate Britain show aims to create 'landmark' moment

“Rich and fascinating” connections explored in Life Between Islands: British-Caribbean Art 1950s-Now

First major Donatello exhibition in nearly 40 years to open in Florence

The Renaissance master is "more important than Giotto, Raphael or Caravaggio" say the curators of the show, which will travel to Berlin and London

Welcome to the esoteric world of Betye Saar at ICA Miami

Exhibition includes rarely-seen 1980s installations that explore the nonagenarian artist's interest in spirituality

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Shilpa Gupta's tribute to dissident writers to the UK debut of influential Georgian painter Karlo Kacharava

Mamma mia! Posters for Naples blasphemy show spark outrage

Blasphemy laws in Italy are strict and can result in fines

A portrait of power: photographer traces Angela Merkel’s ascent in new book and show

A new publication and forthcoming exhibition explore Herlinde Koelbl’s chronicle of the extraordinary 30-year political career of Germany’s first woman chancellor

Fraud: the case of Inigo Philbrick

Plus, Warhol’s Catholicism and Moscow’s new museums

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Our pick of exhibitions to see during Art Basel in Miami Beach

From an overdue retrospective devoted to the Jewish painter Maryan to little-known installations by Betye Saar

Apocalyptic beach performance that took top Venice Biennale prize is coming to London

Sun & Sea (Marina) will be staged next summer at the Albany arts centre in Deptford as part of Lewisham’s year as London Borough of Culture

Tate Britain director defends museum against accusations of ‘cancelling Hogarth’

Critics round on exhibition’s alternative interpretations of Hogarth paintings, describing them as "wokeish drivel"

Anti-establishment artist Ray Johnson celebrated in Art Institute of Chicago exhibition

"His energy is antagonistic to everything we do in the museum world"

Blockbuster Vermeer exhibition forced to close as Germany faces fourth coronavirus wave

German health minister warns that by the end of the winter, everyone will be “vaccinated, recovered or dead”

All the world’s a stage in immersive Lubaina Himid show at London's Tate Modern

Largest solo exhibition of artist and activist draws on her early theatre design studies

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How a Milan museum won the battle to show the world’s most important private collection of Futurist art

Famous Mattioli collection loan will make Museo del Novecento “undoubtedly the most important centre for Futurist art” when it goes on display next spring

Hottest emerging art exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Ally Rosenberg's disarming parquet puddles to an African diaspora group show

Big money, new collectors: the low-down on the New York auctions

Plus, Fabergé in London and a rediscovered Dürer

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Van Gogh and friends: new show in Ohio puts Vincent alongside masters such as Rembrandt, Hokusai and Monet

But is it one exhibition or two? Surprisingly, Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources will be quite different when it travels next year to California

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Unseen Anish Kapoor works go on show at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai's sail-shaped 'six-star' luxury hotel

The hotel will host a pop-up exhibition space for six months to enhance the experience of its guests

The Big Review: Jasper Johns at the Whitney Museum of American Art

The New York incarnation of this two-venue retrospective of the veteran American artist has sublime moments, but needs a much more thorough edit

Fit for a king: Exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum examines Fabergé’s London connections

The major show brings together over 200 treasures, while a never-seen-before group of desk ornaments turns up in Brighton

Ancient Krishnas are reunited with their body parts

A collaboration between the Cleveland Museum of Art and the National Museum of Cambodia revealed that each boy god had been given the other’s limbs during earlier conservation work

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a gory dive into Peruvian culture to a reappraisal of Hogarth's xenophobia

'I wanted to prove that you could take younger artists and have it work out for the gallery': exhibition opens in tribute to influential New York gallerist Martha Jackson

Show aims to draw more attention to the overlooked work of the postwar Manhattan-based art dealer whose gallery is now occupied by Hauser & Wirth

'Paris's glowing milieu spills onto every corner': Virginia show theatrically tells the story of Man Ray's fruitful time in the City of Lights

Exhibition pays as much attention to the personalities that sat for Man Ray’s portraits as it does his photographic innovations

Achim Borchardt-Hume (1965-2021): an appreciation

The untimely death of the distinguished Tate Modern curator, who died last week at the age of 56, "leaves an enormous gap", writes former Tate director Nicholas Serota

‘We are in need of a new beauty’: Pope opens new contemporary art gallery in historic Vatican library

"Cultures become sick when they become self-referential," says Pope Francis at gallery launch

British Museum reveals the golden and gruesome history of Ancient Peru

This major London show, marking the 200th anniversary of the country's independence, does not flinch from the bloodiest aspects of Inca culture

Hottest emerging art exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Marina González Guerreiro's wax-encased craft tables to George Henry Longly's gogo mirrors

Content warning: Jeremy Deller brings together 30 years of prints and posters

Simultaneous shows in Glasgow and Paris survey the British artist’s works, many of which started life in the streets

The forgotten faces of American art: Lacma surveys 200 years of Black portraiture

An exhibition 'showcasing Black subjects as powerful, beautiful and complex' includes works by and of the greatest Black talents of the last two centuries

Matthew Krishanu: ‘What you’re looking for, when you’re building something out of nothing, is recognition, familiarity’

As a number of exhibitions open internationally, the British-Indian artist discusses his poetic paintings drawing on familial memory and imperial history, grief and suffering

Miss Clara, the Indian rhinoceros, and other fantastic beasts—a rich exhibition catalogue considers the cruel fashion for touring celebrity animals

This analysis, while celebrating the skill of artists and artisans, does not ignore the exploitative practices of previous centuries

New William Hogarth survey at Tate Britain cuts the John Bull

Exhibition challenges the artist's image as a Little Englander, instead highlighting his connections to Europe

Why the long faces? Vienna's Albertina Museum looks at Modigliani’s international influences

Centennial exhibition proposes the painter was inspired by African, Cycladic and Asian art among others

Dia Beacon presents Joan Jonas’s most magnificent installation to date—and throws in a picnic lunch

Arts foundation in upstate New York is showing three of its newest acquisitions: large-scale multimedia works that span 30 years of the artist's career

Mexican Modernist collection of patrons once painted by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera go on view in Florida

The show includes works by Kahlo, Rivera and others from the collection of the late philanthropists Jacques and Natasha Gelman

'It's more than just queering the canon': artist Doron Langberg on his latest works

As he opens his first solo show in London, the Israeli-born painter discusses his intimate, often explicit images of queer love, and his engagement with art history

Van Gogh’s favourite artists: how did they influence his own work?

Steven Naifeh, co-author of the best-selling biography, writes about the painters Vincent admired—and collects their pictures

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Contemporary art meets Ancient Egypt: new sculptures at the Pyramids of Giza

Plus, the New Museum Triennial and Édouard Manet's portrait of Zacharie Astruc

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Beijing v Brescia: Italian city fights Chinese demands to censor exhibition of dissident artist

Chinese political cartoonist Badiucao has been accused of "spreading anti-Chinese lies" in his works

Prospect triennial returns to New Orleans with majority Black artist roster

The city-wide exhibition features a sculpture by the artist Simone Leigh that will temporarily replace a former monument to Robert E. Lee

Three exhibitions to see in Berlin this weekend

From a ghost train in an abandoned thermal plant to Tomás Saraceno's glass bubbles filled with his own breath

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Felix Gonzales-Torres at the Judd Foundation to Grada Kilomba's US debut at Amant

Putting 'trust' back into the art market: South Asian group show inaugurates unusual Mayfair gallery

Exhibition Hawala is the first show at Paradise Row Projects, a one-year, not-for-profit commercial space in London

Another insect discovered in a Van Gogh painting—and this time it has left behind a trail

Show opening in Dallas and travelling to Amsterdam reveals findings from three-year international research project into Vincent's olive grove pictures

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Is Paris really taking London’s art crown?

Plus, Marlene Dumas at the Musée d'Orsay and Christian Boltanksi remembered

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JR blows the top off Egypt’s Great Pyramid: first look at Cairo show of contemporary sculpture

First exhibition of its kind at the 4,500-year-old Unesco World Heritage Site includes works by local and international artists, including Lorenzo Quinn, Gisela Colón and Sherin Guirguis

Storm in a furry teacup? There was much more to Meret Oppenheim than her most famous work

Kunstmuseum Bern's major survey on the Swiss Surrealist aims to give an account of her long and varied career

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From gilded figures at the Hispanic Society Museum and Library to Christo at Galerie Gmurzynska

Can the art world really change its wasteful ways?

Plus, Mark Rothko’s late paintings at Pace’s new London space and Nicolas Poussin at the National Gallery

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Shining a light on the pioneering work of Isamu Noguchi

Although still primarily known for his lamps, an exhibition at the Barbican in London shows how the Japanese-American sculptor made an astonishing range of work

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'When painters are old, they do their worst painting': Hervé Télémaque on colonialism, cartoons and a deep love of literature

As a new show on opens at the Serpentine Galleries, the Haitian artist discusses his move away from racist 1960s New York and "decorative" late Abstract Expressionism