Stretchmarks and all: motherhood and its complexities explored in two UK surveys

Both Women in Revolt and Acts of Creation treat maternity as a source of creativity, rather than a patriarchal trap or the enemy of good art

Caravaggio the cultural diplomat: Belfast hosts double loan from London and Dublin

The lending of ‘The Supper at Emmaus’ by the National Gallery, under the National Treasures scheme, and ‘The Taking of Christ’, by the National Gallery of Ireland and Jesuit Fathers, is hailed as “north-south-east-west” moment

Welcome to the slow museum, where less is more

In an effort to deepen existing programming and community engagement, some institutions are choosing to stage fewer exhibitions

Artist's climate change sculpture near Salisbury Cathedral sparks criticism from residents

Hilary Jack says she hopes the controversy around her work, showing a house falling into the sea, will help bring attention to the issue of global warming


‘I want a little bit of drama’: Sigur Rós’s Jónsi on his debut solo exhibition in Europe

The musician, who has spent recent years carving out a side career as an artist, is showing four multi-sensory installations in his home country of Iceland

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‘Whatever the It factor is, she seems to have it’: behind the surging popularity of Francesca Mollett’s mysterious paintings

The 32-year-old London-based artist says she is still working it all out while collectors rush in

‘Absolutely unacceptable’: centre-right politicians in Germany call for boycott of family-themed art show

Members of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany party released a statement criticising the exhibition for its explicit imagery, but others have positioned the intervention as an attempt to impede artistic freedom

Géricault show in Paris sparks authentication controversy

Experts have criticised the exhibition at the Musée de La Vie Romantique for presenting works as autograph with little evidence

Madagascar's nascent art scene gets boost from businesses

Two entrepreneurs have founded spaces and set up programmes in one of the world’s poorest countries

Joel Meyerowitz revisits his 1960s voyage of discovery

The pioneering American street photographer returns to Málaga with a major show exploring the influence of his early work in the Spanish city

Australian blockbuster Pharaoh show could inspire British Museum's revamped Ancient Egypt galleries

Curators from the London institution said they might adopt some of the innovative ways the objects were displayed at the National Gallery of Victoria

Peggy Guggenheim's time in Petersfield before she purchased her Venice palazzo

Before becoming an art collector extraordinaire, Peggy Guggenheim lived for five transformational years in the deepest Hampshire countryside

The Week in Art podcast | Art Basel: fireworks and nuance, Lynn Barber on her artist interviews, Guillaume Lethière at the Clark

We find out what this year's fair says about the state of the art market. Plus, the veteran journalist Lynn Barber tells us about her encounters with artists and we discover a forgotten master of Neo-Classical art

US museums postpone Kehinde Wiley shows following series of sexual assault allegations against the artist

Exhibitions of the artist's work at museums in Florida, Minnesota and Nebraska have been postponed

Glasgow International has no title—but it certainly has a point

While there is no overarching theme, works dealing with the impact of conflict and the legacy of colonialism dominate the tenth edition of the city-wide event this year

Exiled Russian artist reflects on the impact of war on his hometown in Peckham show

Pavel Otdelnov's show at the Old Waiting Room in south London aims to “discover the origins of the catastrophe unfolding before our eyes today”

Andreas Mühe makes wartime bunkers all soft and cuddly for his latest show

The German artist's exhibition at the Kunsthaus Dahlem is a playground with a poignant message

Four must-see exhibitions during Art Basel

From Precious Okoyomon's nightmarish animatronic bear to a global survey of Black figurative painting, sci-fi chairs and Dan Flavin

We must survive: Yokohama Triennale entwines stories of darkness and resistance

“Even though we are confronted with situations of hopelessness, resilience is our kind of hope,” say Chinese curators Carol Yinghua Lu and Liu Ding

A canny couple: Amsterdam’s former mayor and his wife identified as sitters in Frans Hals portraits

Fresh research has revealed how the prestigious pair seized the moment to ensure their likeness was painted by the great Dutch artist


Leigh Bowery, Emily Kam Kngwarray and Lee Miller—Tate reveals its 2025 exhibition programme

A blockbuster show focused on Turner and Constable plus a vast survey of Nigerian modernism are also in the pipeline

Beyond war: photographer captures everyday Palestinian life

Adam Rouhana wants to challenge stereotypical perceptions of the war-torn country in two London shows

Marlborough Gallery ends historic run with gloriously unhinged Martin Eder show

For anyone who ever wondered what Dolores Umbridge’s 2004 MySpace page might have looked like, Eder has the answer

Kiki Kogelnik: the 'secret' Austrian Pop artist who made out-of-this-world art

An exhibition at Pace in London wants to introduce an international audience to the artist's multi-faceted output, which drew on sci-fi, space exploration and consumer society

London Gallery Weekend 2024: the best shows for photography fans

Through sculpture, algorithms and alternative gazes, the medium is reimagined at this year's edition of the city-wide event

London Gallery Weekend 2024: our critics pick their top shows

As 130 galleries take part in this year's fourth edition of the event, Ben Luke and Louisa Buck roundup some of their exhibition highlights, from John Baldessari to Michaël Borremans, Nan Goldin to BLCKGEEZER

Queer art biennial launches in Detroit

Local non-profit Mighty Real/Queer Detroit has turned a citywide endeavour into a new queer art biennial

The Week in Art podcast | The Mona Lisa’s endless, and problematic, allure; Judy Chicago; and New Objectivity

We speak to the Leonardo da Vinci scholar, Martin Kemp, about the famous painting's potential move and the latest research on its background, to the US artist about her show at Serpentine North and to the director of the Leopold Museum in Vienna about Christian Schad’s 'Self-Portrait with Model' (1927)

George Grosz drawings, once at the heart of a protracted trial, acquired by Berlin’s Akademie der Künste

The German artist was charged with “publicly insulting the institutions of the Christian churches”

Late critic Guy Brett's Latin American collection goes on show at Alison Jacques in London

A trove of works by artists such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica has been consigned to the commercial gallery