Louisa Buck

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'Anything could happen—especially after dark': Phyllida Barlow unveils teetering, battered sculpture in London cemetery

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Group show of cutting edge contemporary painting opens at Carl Freedman Gallery in Margate

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From Turbine Hall to Thames: Ackroyd & Harvey's enormous grass banner pleads for our planet's future

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'Island of secrets': exhibition fills former UK nuclear research site on Suffolk coast with art

Site-specific works reflect on the toxic fallout of Orford Ness's dark past

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Should the Science Museum stop taking money from oil companies?

Plus, Michael Landy's exhibition at Firstsite and artist Shahzia Sikander on a manuscript miniature

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Retina-bombarding films and complicated stenches: Glasgow International offers us new ways to pay attention

Scotland's largest festival of visual culture takes over sites across the city

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Guerrilla Girls: corrupt museum boards, the female nude and NFTs

Plus, Glasgow International festival and Cézanne at MoMA

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Frank Bowling: ‘My art isn’t about politics, it’s about paint’

As several shows of his work open, the artist talks about the distinctive transatlantic influences on his art, the role of politics, and art for art’s sake

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Book Club

Q&A | What artists wear and why it matters

A new book by the fashion critic Charlie Porter explores how what artists choose to wear can tell us about the multiple roles of clothing in society

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Biennials & festivals

Slavery, stray dogs and our shared stomach: Liverpool Biennial questions port city's imperial legacy

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The Insiders

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 feminist influence can be seen in a range of exhibitions across London

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Our critic's choice of London Gallery Weekend shows: South

The spotlight turns on south London on 5 June where exciting young artists are getting their debut shows and veterans who represented Britain at the Venice Biennale are making a comeback

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Our critics' choice of London Gallery Weekend: East

Much like the area itself, the galleries of east London are presenting an eclectic mix of exhibitions, so our critics have joined forces and picked some of their favourites

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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

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Veronica Ryan: ‘I don’t know anyone who makes art for art’s sake’

After a period away from the spotlight, the British sculptor has a cluster of exhibitions due to open later this year

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Julie Curtiss's hairy take on Seurat to Kapwani Kiwanga's dense and diasporic fibre installations

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Camp extravaganza and Mayday pagan frolics at Queer as Folklore exhibition in London

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a historical group show of works from 1960s Italy to David Harrison's trans pagan goats

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Diary

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

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To honour Joseph Beuys's landmark urban forest installation, 100 oak trees have been planted outside Tate Modern

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Longtime friends Tess Jaray and Paul de Monchaux collaborate at Frestonian Gallery

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Gretchen Andrew's search engine-hacking assemblages to Haroun Hayward's painterly meditations on rave culture

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London's Design Museum circumvents lockdown restrictions by opening artist-designed supermarket

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Alice Channer

Alice Channer: 'I weaponise glamour… I see clothes as a kind of armour that can change and mutate'

As a host of new shows open in the UK, the artist reflects on her use of diverse materials and multifarious processes to reflect the shifting nature of bodies

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Lucy Sparrow recreates chemist shop made entirely from felt

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Let loose after lockdown: London’s best gallery shows

Plus, Idris Khan on his latest show and James Welling on an ancient Greek Kore

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Mat Collishaw transforms suburban underpass into eerie echolocation film space

Contemporary art

Mark Wallinger creates his 'own private view' with cut-out figures hanging from his studio ceiling

Isolated Figures is the Turner Prize-winning artist's latest work made during the Covid-19 lockdown

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Honey, we shrunk the gallery! Leading artists including Damien Hirst and Lubaina Himid to create miniature masterpieces for UK exhibition

Pallant House Gallery in Chichester's upcoming summer exhibition features scaled-down works by the UK's biggest artists

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Sculptor Zak Ové creates monumental Afrofuturistic rocket ship, but it has nowhere to land

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Artists take to billboards to commemorate one year anniversary of UK lockdown

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'Raw pop perfection': remembering artist Duggie Fields

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The Insiders

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

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The Art Newspaper's women channel Charlotte Perriand for International Women's Day

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Parenting

Galleries and museums listen up—here are ten guidelines on how to not exclude artists with children

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Street viewing exhibitions provide creative comfort for art-starved Londoners

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Art dealers

'It's like a marriage': Alvaro Barrington and Sadie Coles get frank about artist-dealer relationships

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After more than two decades together, artist duo Broomberg and Chanarin commit 'creative suicide'

A "posthumous retrospective" in Barcelona will divide their joint estate

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Exotic aphrodisiacs and perverse sex: dive into Viktor Wynd's cabinet of curiosities this Valentine's Day

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'Like witnessing my own funeral': Michael Landy's possession-pulverising performance piece Break Down turns 20

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Project space providing discount studios for young London artists opens in Mayfair

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The White Pube

'Remove racist paintings' and 'give back stolen objects': The White Pube takes its manifesto to the streets

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‘UK’s biggest art exhibition’ gets underway—and they want your work, too

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From canvas to catwalk: Dior turns Peter Doig's atmospheric paintings into menswear collection

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Artists crowdfund to save UK museums

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Patti Smith marks US inauguration day with rendition of her song The People Have the Power—watch it here

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Future Fossil: the concrete cast of a suburban house that will sprout into a glorious garden

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Patti Smith lights up London's Piccadilly Circus with birthday wishes for Greta Thunberg

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Courtauld Institute triumphs in nail-biting University Challenge final

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Fingers on buzzers.... Courtauld takes on Goldsmiths in arty University Challenge

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'A global conversation'—in face of pandemic, 21 galleries launch a collaborative exhibition programme

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2020: the year in review

The Art Newspaper team picks apart this year's biggest art stories, from the art market heading online to the fight for racial justice

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Portraits of local heroes go on show at London's Kings Cross

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Jeremy Deller marks World Human Rights Day with UK-wide poster campaign

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Freelands awards MK Gallery and Ingrid Pollard £100,000—and releases annual report highlighting art world's glaring gender discrepancies

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Grizedale launches campaign to turn historic Lake District pub into rural arts centre

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Three to see

Three outdoor shows to see in London this weekend

From Chila Kumari Singh Burman's eye-popping Tate Winter Commission to Lucy McKenzie's tube station takeover

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Southbank Centre's outdoor lights show offers glittering festive cheer—but scant comfort to its redundant workers

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Phyllida Barlow hosts virtual pyjama party for Contemporary Art Society's fundraising dinner

During a second lockdown CAS found an ingenious solution for its annual artist-hosted fundraising dinner

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Mark Titchner's 'carnivalesque' posters deliver optimistic rallying cry to locked down London

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Chila Kumari Singh Burman

‘Blinged-up but razor-sharp’: Chila Kumari Singh Burman on her Diwali-inspired Tate Britain commission

The key figure in the British Black Arts movement of the 1980s has adorned the London museum’s façade with a colourful work exploring her own background

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Francis Bacon's legacy continued by new unconventional publishing company

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Where art fairs still happen: the Shanghai buzz

Plus, Chila Kumari Singh Burman and the art work that inspired that Biden-Harris video

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Activist art steps in when words are not enough

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

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Halloween with Ai Weiwei: artist's new film screens in Piccadilly Circus and online tonight

The Chinese dissident artist is stopping the regular advertisements in the famous square for an hour

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Portrait of Tracey: how Emin's cancer diagnosis hasn't stopped her from being an artistic dynamo

With exhibitions at the Royal Academy and Xavier Hufkens, as well as her return to Margate, the artist is doing more in convalescence than most people manage in full health

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Séances and spiritual awakenings abound in travelling exhibition exploring the 'artist as medium'

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Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academicians band together to release portfolio of prints made in the midst of lockdown

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'Boris u r a poo!': nation's children submit letters to prime minister for exhibition at London's Foundling Museum

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a chilling show on Arctic culture to Polly Morgan's gorgeously repellent serpentine sculptures

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge launch public art exhibition showing portraits of a nation in lockdown

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'Gorgeous, repellent, savagely erotic': Polly Morgan slithers into our subconscious at London's Bomb Factory

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Cecily Brown: ‘I’m trying to understand what England means to me’

With her delayed show now open at Blenheim Palace, the British-born painter explains that she is as likely to be inspired by childhood comics as historic battle scenes

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Climate Change

Season for Change launches four £10,000 artist commissions to support climate action

The project will support works centred around underrepresented communities in the climate movement

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Liu Xiaodong's portraits of wealthy Chinese immigrants to the Royal Academy's delayed Summer show

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What does the Philip Guston delay tell us about museums and race?

Plus, Maggi Hambling on making love with paint

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Frieze: the show goes on. Plus, Theaster Gates

It’s Frieze Week in London, yet there’s no big art fair at its heart. Can galleries create the usual excitement—and is anyone still buying?

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Fiona Banner's 1.5 tonne sculpture protesting industrial fishing removed by UK government

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Idris Khan designs Vivaldi-inspired facemasks to support Black and POC curators

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Frieze London 2020

Fiona Banner and Greenpeace dump 1.5-tonne granite sculpture outside UK government to protest ocean bed destruction

The direct action is part of a Greenpeace campaign to stop illegal industrial fishing in some of Britain’s most sensitive marine areas

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Delayed Royal Academy Summer Exhibition delivers powerful diversity statement and an Okwui Enwezor tribute

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Galleries start to clean up their environmental act with new climate coalition

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From transgressive Tantra at the British Museum to a series of artistic interventions in Brent's libraries

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Public art

New public art project in London will show works by Ai Weiwei and Eddie Peake on Europe's largest billboard

The digital art platform CIRCA will commission a new artist every month to create a work that reflects on the year 2020

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Biennials & festivals

Rosewater soda and a coronavirus memorial: what to see at the Brent Biennial

From Dawn Mellor's George Michael mural to Rasheed Araeen's anarchic library installation

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Cartoon constellations and deserted deserts: hop on board Andy Holden's ghost train ride

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This is America: Grayson Perry on race and class

Plus, Robert Storr on his huge new book about the painter Philip Guston. Sponsored by Christie's

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The Art Car Boot Fair goes online—with virtual studio visits and a surprise mother-daughter double act

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Horniman Museum in London unveils nitrogen-absorbing sculpture for bees

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Tavares Strachan

Tavares Strachan: 'I grew up not feeling empowered by art'

As a new show opens at Marian Goodman Gallery in London, the Bahamian artist explains why he feels schoolchildren, and not the art world, are his natural audience

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Raisa Kabir's transcontinental textiles to Toyin Ojih Odutola's epic cycle of queer, Black drawings

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Queer, Black, out of this world: Toyin Ojih Odutola's drawings flip power structures in Barbican show

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Four new £1,000 awards launched for experimental UK artists

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Artist to create giant collaborative work from discarded NHS rainbows

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Out of respect for Beirut, huge Hiroshima memorial work moved from Piccadilly Circus

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Gerry's Pompeii under threat once again

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New works by Thomas J. Price and Larry Achiampong on The Line extend the debate on public sculpture

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Four billboards outside Hull, England: art project commemorates sex workers who have died

Collective of former sex workers and the artist duo Henry/Bragg are behind the installation

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Niru Ratnam opens a new West End gallery

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'Tender, gentle and creative soul': outdoor exhibition in west London pays tribute to artist Khadija Saye who died in Grenfell fire

Unveiled by Tottenham MP David Lammy today, the show also marks the launch of an arts mentor scheme in Saye’s name