The Insiders

Art down to the atom: Cornelia Parker discusses her work with a quantum physicist

The British installation artist sat down with scientist Carlo Rovelli to discover their two disciplines have more in common than one might think

Hew Locke reimagines Birmingham's controversial Queen Victoria statue for an anti-imperialist age

A number of artists—including Amy Ching-Yan Lam and Rajni Perera—have created work that challenges the city's colonial legacy as it gears up to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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London's Elizabeth Line finally opens—we take a look at the ambitious art commissions across the train stations of the £19bn project

Yayoi Kusama, Sonia Boyce and Richard Wright are among the artists who have created works for the 10 brand-new stations

Behind the scenes in Venice: the gossip, VIPs and unmissable art from our insider Linda Yablonsky

Our art critic with all the best invites describes the "visual feast" that she has been gorging since her arrival in Veneto

Blood, shit and Nazis: why, at 76, Paul McCarthy is still pissing people off and getting pissed on

The artist's solo exhibition in Bergen, Norway includes a performance piece in which McCarthy and his collaborator, dressed as Hitler and Eva Braun, ‘urinate’ and ‘defecate’ on each other

Dia Beacon presents Joan Jonas’s most magnificent installation to date—and throws in a picnic lunch

Arts foundation in upstate New York is showing three of its newest acquisitions: large-scale multimedia works that span 30 years of the artist's career

Tacita Dean's 'museum-worthy' show at Marian Goodman Gallery kickstarts New York's autumn season with intimate portrait of Luchita Hurtado

Hurtado, who was 99 at the time of the film, spoke to Dean about loss, her 13 cats and a stolen Picasso drawing

A ghost forest and a predator: New York public art grows a conscience

New sculptures in the city by Maya Lin and Sam Durant are not just pretty

Why artist Eileen Agar’s 'womb magic' speaks to our times

While a major retrospective of her work has just opened at the Whitechapel Gallery, her idea of a “feminine type of imagination” can be found in a range of exhibitions across London

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Yinka Shonibare, an art icon with a sardonic twist

The artist is a shining example of philanthropy, funding creative residency projects in London and Lagos

A cement factory from Idaho lands in Manhattan for Dia Foundation’s reopening show

A three-part solo show of work by the artist Lucy Raven marks the foundation's reopening in Chelsea, New York, after a two-year renovation

Beauty in the Brutalist beast: a critic's view of the Frick Madison

While the stark presentation of the masterworks creates a revelatory clarity, the exhibition also has a domesticating effect on the Modernist architecture

Basking in the reflected glory of the River Thames

The Thames is the inspiration for a number of new projects that celebrate the power of this mighty river and its ability to fuel imaginations

Visit Mañanaland today: Pedro Reyes's utopian vision plays out through an AR scavenger hunt

The artist Pedro Reyes offers a peek at a future where threats such as health crises, climate disasters, social division and nuclear destruction are far behind us

Activist art steps in when words are not enough

Fiona Banner drops a klanger outside Defra while Laure Prouvost takes language to new levels