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Banning Bourgeois? Instagram censors photos of artist's 'sexual' fabric works

According to reports, visitors to The Woven Child exhibtion at London’s Hayward Gallery have had their posts mysteriously deleted

An expert's guide to Louise Bourgeois: five must-read books on the French-American artist

All you ever wanted to know about Bourgeois, from the artist in her own words to an illustrated book for children—selected by the Hayward Gallery’s Ralph Rugoff and Katie Guggenheim

'Aggressive, emotional, darkly humorous’: Louise Bourgeois’s closest collaborator on her late works

Plus, Desert X opens second Saudi Arabia edition and Gerhard Richter's 90th birthday exhibition in Dresden

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Who read what in 2021? The art world shares its top tips

Leading directors, curators and artists reveal their favourite books of the past year

Compiled by Gareth Harris

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

Too much too young? The double-edged sword of early success for artists

As British painters in their 20s and 30s are commanding huge sums for their work, how does the market frenzy affect their career in the longer term?

‘Radical’ late fabric works by Louise Bourgeois to go on show at London’s Hayward Gallery

The first major exhibition to focus on the textile pieces that the late Paris-born artist made in the final phase of her career will open in February 2022

The state of painting now

Plus, its enduring market appeal and new secrets revealed in a restored Vermeer

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'Art is our spiritual oxygen': new shows to see in London and New York

We discuss Matthew Barney, Igshaan Adams, Eileen Agar and Louise Bourgeois

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Louisa Buck. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Henrietta Bentall
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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Matthew Barney's American survivalist film to Emma Stern's "porn-adjacent" virtual avatars

Can London’s flagship arts centre survive?

Union says years of mismanagement are to blame for current crisis at the Southbank Centre, home to the Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery

Fossil-fuel giant Shell ends its support of London's Southbank Centre

Decision comes amidst pressure from activist groups for UK museums to end their oil sponsorship deals

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the Hayward Gallery's expansive group show about trees to the erotic underbelly of the Victorian era at Tate Britain

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The artist’s composer: Steve Reich's percussive experiment returns to the Hayward Gallery this week

Drumming was first performed at the London venue in Mark Rothko's 1972 exhibition—now it will be surrounded by Bridget Riley's show

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Bridget Riley's trippy canvases to Eduardo Paolozzi's war-wearied sculptures

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the little-known Renaissance painter Bartolomé Bermejo at the National Gallery to the Hayward Gallery's huge group show exploring gender fluidity

Art in the age of Instagram and the power of going viral

As visitors to exhibitions are increasingly sharing their experiences online, should curators plan shows for maximum hype?

How museums are stepping up exhibition design

A wave of innovative exhibition design has graced our museums in recent years. What are the keys to holding the viewer’s gaze?

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Diane Arbus's intimate portraits of street life at the Hayward Gallery to a window into the future at the Whitechapel Gallery

Diane Arbus's nudists, drag artists, carnival folk and street urchins are laid bare in London show

Exhibition at the Hayward Gallery uses a distinctive layout to encourage visitors to get up close to US photographer’s early 35mm works

Ralph Rugoff on the Hayward Gallery’s half-century and the art of curating

How will his views on audiences and exhibition-making shape the 2019 Venice Biennale?