Sculpture

Centrepiece of Destination Crenshaw, a sculpture-filled public space in south Los Angeles, to open in early autumn

The space, which will feature works by Maren Hassinger, Kehinde Wiley and others, also has the support of local celebrities Issa Rae and DeMar DeRozan

Mixed reviews for Hank Willis Thomas's new Boston memorial honouring Martin Luther King Jr

The public sculpture is based on a photograph of the assassinated civil rights leader hugging his wife Coretta Scott King—but some say it looks offensive from certain angles

Michael Snow, avant-garde film-maker and sculptor, has died aged 94

The witty Canadian polymath caused a sensation with his 1967 underground film "Wavelength" and enjoyed public dispute over his city sculptures

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New installation in Doha pays rare tribute to workers who built World Cup

Choi Jeong Hwa sculpture aims to "spark debate" amid backlash over migrant labour conditions

A brush with... Nick Cave

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Elsa Schiaparelli to Parliament/Funkadelic.

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Miami’s controversial dog and cat sculpture park is unleashed

The new garden, containing 52 sculptures of pets by 50 local artists, has been criticised by many in the city’s arts community

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‘I like to be confrontational’: artist Roberto Lugo on how propaganda inspires his work

The sculptor and ceramicist has made works in response to the decorative arts collection at Florida International University’s Wolfsonian Museum, and created a mural with local communities

Who added the pearl on Musée d’Orsay's Paul Gauguin sculpture? Diary reveals it was not the artist

Jewel that gives its name to an 1892 Tahitian carving was added to the work years after the French artist’s death, researcher discovers

A giant inflatable Koons, a desert mirror illusion and a giant football goal: seven of the best new sculptures in Qatar

On display from the airport to the desert, the public art commissions have been installed in time for the World Cup this month

First major Donatello exhibition to come to UK after rave reviews in Italy

The Victoria and Albert Museum show next year will explore the life and legacy of the “driving force behind the Italian Renaissance”

'Making history, not sculpture': artist Barbara Chase-Riboud on her seven-decade career

As her first UK retrospective opens in London, the US sculptor reflects on how her early travels influenced her work

Anti-colonial statue unveiled on London’s Fourth Plinth—while debate continues about giving it to the Queen

Samson Kambalu’s sculpture Antelope, depicting John Chilembwe who died fighting British rule, is due to remain in place until 2024

Prizesnews

Ai Weiwei and museum architects Sanaa win £100,000 Praemium Imperiale art prizes

The annual award, under the patronage of Japan’s Imperial Family, spans five categories including painting, sculpture and architecture

Antony Gormley’s memorial to Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing gets the green light

Historic England initially said that the steel sculpture would "harm" King’s College but note the council have taken their concerns into consideration

‘Three-metre phallus’: Antony Gormley sculpture with ‘ambiguous anatomy’ falls foul of university students

Imperial College Union has released a motion to prevent the work's installation saying it could be considered "exclusionary"

Ruth Asawa made hundreds of masks of her San Francisco community—now a local museum is putting them on permanent display

Representing one of the artist’s least known but most ambitious works, "The Faces of Ruth Asawa" is going on show at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center

New research reveals that just 2% of named public statues in Britain commemorate people of colour

Major project by Art UK involving 500 volunteers sees 13,500 sculptures from across the UK posted online

From Whitechapel to Saudi Arabia: Iwona Blazwick takes up a new post as AlUla public art supremo

Drive to rebrand Middle Eastern country as a cultural destination underpinned by human rights concerns

Making it big: six must-see works from Art Basel's Unlimited section for outsized art

From an explosive painterly sculpture to a work that evokes the West's tension with Russia

Body politic: transgender artist brings her urgent work to the streets of Basel

A public sculpture depicting a nude, openly trans woman by US artist Puppies Puppies is on show as part of Art Basel's Parcours section

Brexitnews

British sculptor Antony Gormley acquires German passport to battle ‘Brexit disaster’

Angel of the North artist now holds dual nationality and is ‘keen to retain links with Europe’

The hunt for looted Cambodian objects—are they hidden in the West's museums?

Plus, the dark truth of the Marcos family’s extravagance and Ruth Asawa at Modern Art Oxford

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Totally wired: Ruth Asawa's intricate sculptures come to Modern Art Oxford

The Japanese American artist’s first major exhibition in Europe will showcase her signature works in looped wire, as well as lesser-known paintings and drawings

Grenville Davey, British sculptor, has died, aged 60

The self-effacing artist's subtle work beat flashier rivals such as Damien Hirst to win the Turner Prize