Employment in California’s creative economy took a hit in 2023, but ‘museums were leading the way’ to growth

The latest Otis College of Art and Design report on the state’s arts economy found every sector experienced declines in employment last year—except the fine and performing arts

China closing or repurposing mosques in northern Muslim regions, Human Rights Watch finds

Move is part of a "systematic effort to curb the practice of Islam" in the country, says the organisation's acting director

US art museums generate $52bn in well-being benefits annually, study finds

Every museum visit produces $905 in social benefits per visitor, according to a study conducted at 11 art institutions

Unesco seeks to improve artists’ protection from censorship and violence

New report finds that, unlike journalists, artists are often "in the dark" about the organisations they can turn to when their rights are threatened

Visual and performing artists have struggled to recover from the pandemic, analysis of California’s creative economy shows

Fine and performing artists contributed $34.9bn to California’s economy in 2021, according to Otis College of Art and Design’s latest annual report, far less than workers in media and even architecture


Creative workers accounted for nearly one quarter of California’s economy in 2020, report finds

The latest edition of the annual Otis College Report on the Creative Economy makes the point that even as California’s arts sector bounces back, long-term support is needed to ensure it truly thrives

Social media replaces fairs as the third most successful sales channel for galleries in 2020, study reveals

Websites have replaced walk-ins as the second best way to sell art, but staying in top position is outreach to existing clients, according to Artsy Gallery Insights 2021 Report

Global auction sales up 25% to $11.2bn in 2017

Contemporary art leads market recovery at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips, according to ArtTactic report

Female artists really do earn less than men, survey finds

According to a new report, works by female artists are rated lower by wealthy men, contributing to a 50% pay gap at auction

Welcome to Basel (and Mulhouse)

Artists—some also refugees—respond to the migration crisis in shows in Swiss- and French-border cities

Wolfgang Tillmans: ‘It’s the great album tracks that didn’t become singles’

The artist reveals the ideas behind his solo show at the Fondation Beyeler—the Basel museum’s first photography exhibition

Fondation Beyeler builds on 20 years of success

Architect Peter Zumthor adds three new wings to expand museum founded by Basel gallerist

David Claerbout: the Nazi Olympics in ruins

Artists’s epic video at Basel’s Schaulager transports visitors 1,000 years into the future

Where does all the art go after a fair?

In an exclusive extract from her forthcoming book, Dark Side of the Boom, Georgina Adam discovers why most art is destined for a crate-filled, high-security storage facility

Interview: Wim Delvoye digests the Tinguely Museum

Belgian artist’s shit-making machines join Jean Tinguely’s kinetic works

Interview: the name’s Charrière, Julian Charrière

The Swiss artist who brings an up-close view of Chernobyl to Art Basel’s Unlimited is not afraid to leave his comfort zone

Kunstmuseum Basel presents Serra as you’ve never seen him

Early films and videos by the US artist known for his colossal sculptures are on show

Kasper König: in praise of an artists’ curator

The artistic director of Skulptur Projekte will be in conversation at Art Basel, celebrating five decades as a champion of public art

Cézanne: the sketch artist exposed

The French artist’s lifelong experimentation with line drawing revealed at the Kunstmuseum Basel

Beyond the Messeplatz: Art Basel satellite fairs

Our pick of the Basel fairs and where to find them

Must-see shows in Basel this week

From shit machines to abstract paintings made by one very artistic robot

Interview: Claudia Comte unveils her Circus maximus at Art Basel

The artist behind the chainsaw spectacular in the Messeplatz


Size matters: the large and very small art of Alighiero Boetti

Fondazione Cini’s Minimum/Maximum exhibition reconsiders the Arte Povera maverick


Collaterals and extras: the Venice Biennale’s other shows

Don't miss the ambitious events outside the national pavilions and the main exhibition open across Venice


Art world's tips for the Venice Biennale

Leading figures tell us what they're looking forward to and how they unwind in the Italian city


The path to other dimensions: Christine Macel’s Viva Arte Viva at the Venice Biennale

The French curator behind this year’s main show discusses her belief in art’s transcendent power and her desire to create a focused exhibition


The artist who wants to get under your skin—via your nose

For Anicka Yi’s Hugo Boss Prize exhibition, the phrase “it’s alive” very much applies


Kaari Upson: unfinished artist

Upson, whose first solo show in New York has just opened at the New Museum, tells us about the constantly evolving nature of her work


Satellite dish: what to see at fairs outside the Frieze New York tent

In addition to the main fair, a number of other events offer a range of events, exhibitions and enticements across the city. Here are some things to look out for this year.


Great art in New York's great outdoors

A peek at some projects around the city