Farah Diba Pahlavi: an exile from a collection

As the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art’s enviable collection prepares to travel to Germany next year, the former empress of Iran reflects on the turbulence her country has faced in recent years—and her contribution to its cultural life


Seven tips from the top: essential job advice from US museum directors

In a new book out this month, industry leaders open up about role models, wrong turns and hard-won lessons


Top Sydney gallerist launches blistering attack on the art world

Evan Hughes, son of founder Ray, is closing the Hughes Gallery and running for office

Five questions for the director of the Bardo Museum

Moncef Ben Moussa describes the museum's efforts to rebuild after a terrorist attack at the museum killed 23 people last year

Paula Cooper: still driving the New York scene, 50 years on

The pioneering dealer says her gallery is just a mom-and-pop shop—and that’s exactly how she wants it

Art-world experts on their highs and lows of 2015—and their top tips for next year

Figures including Sarah McCrory and Serge Lasvignes reveal their highlights and biggest disappointments


Paying homage to YSL: partner’s sale of rare books will fund two new museums

The late Yves Saint Laurent’s partner, Pierre Bergé, is auctioning his world-class personal library over two years to help build spaces in Paris and Marrakech

Bonhams boss adds dramatic twist to the auction theatre

Under Matthew Girling, the auction house is running an advertising campaign that makes devious dukes and ravishing brides central characters in the backstory of items listed for sale

Off the beaten track

Bonhams has big plans to break into the contemporary Asian art market—next year

Murakami reveals surprise debt to Anselm Kiefer

Superstar artist provides exclusive insight into vast and eclectic collection before his Yokohama show—just don’t call him the Japanese Andy Warhol

Thessaloniki Biennale addresses crisis in the Mediterranean

Curator of the Greek biennial's fifth edition, Katerina Gregos, is not afraid to tackle thorny issues

Richard Armstrong interview: Guggenheim's director on its projects in Helsinki, Abu Dhabi and back home in New York

Foundation and Finnish partners seek best architect for proposed Nordic satellite while Frank Gehry refines plans for Saadiyat Island museum&nbsp; <br>

‘Commerce is in. If real estate is booming, art is booming’

Property tycoon Aby Rosen, promoting his new Manhattan skyscraper, talks about art-world fatigue and giving something back to society

Meet Woking’s answer to Roman Abramovich

Football club owner has built large collection, with more than 150 Modern British works on public display

Okwui Enwezor, this year's Venice director, on making sense of 'a global landscape that again lies shattered and in disarray'

The Nigerian curator's exhibtions in the Giardini and Arsenale promise to be the most topical Venice show of recent years


Interview: Why Mike Leigh turned to art

The British director on his acclaimed big-screen portrait of Turner—and the artist’s “box of tricks”

Wolfgang Tillmans at the Venice Architecture Biennale: Journeys into space

Wolfgang Tillmans’s Venice work explores architectural details, grand and humble, from 37 countries


The best that was and will be: Curator interviews

Curators and scholars on their key exhibitions of 2013, 2014 and beyond.

Gary Humearchive

Artist Interview: Gary Hume opens the doors of perception at the Tate

A pair of Hume’s swing doors mark the start of his Tate Britain show. But what lies beyond?

Interview: architect Jacques Herzog on Art Basel’s new hall

The co-founder of Herzog & de Meuron architects on remodelling Messe Basel and the end of Modernity


Pac-Man at MoMA: Interview with Paola Antonelli

The museum's senior curator of architecture and design speaks about a show opening this month about the diversity and pervasiveness of design in the virtual and physical worlds


Interview with Hilary Weston: Grimm in Florida

The importance of meditation, mirages and tuning out.


“LA is tricky, slippery, invisible”: Interview with dealer Shaun Caley Regen

…but that didn’t stop the contemporary dealer opening Regen Projects’ biggest ever space with a first-class show last month


Interview with dealer Sean Kelly: Marina Abramovic, art fairs, and expanding off the beaten path

The British-born dealer may be a reluctant power-player, but his new, larger space reflects his place in the pecking order


The scoop on Russia: Interview with Milena Orlova

Milena Orlova, the editor of The Art Newspaper Russia, discusses the market, collectors and why Russia needs an art newspaper


Western perspectives on Hong Kong’s gallery scene: Interview with Graham Steele and Robin Peckham

White Cube’s Graham Steele and the US curator Robin Peckham discuss their new spaces in the Central district


Interview with dealer Santo Micali on finding new markets for pre-Columbian art

Argentina, Mexico and Brazil could be the future for a field struggling with limited supply


Interview with collector Marc Straus on transitioning to dealing: “The gallery business is a terrible concept”

Despite reservations, the former oncologist and “fierce” collector has become a dealer in contemporary art


Interview with Simon de Pury: “Photography may slacken off; design has great potential”

Phillips’ international star talks about plans for the future, guarantees and what happens to those unsold pictures