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Maurizio Cattelan: Where to now?

After the commotion of the heist, the recently ended exhibition, Victory is not an Option, at Blenheim Palace and a new publicity stunt beg the question of where Cattelan might go next

Photo: Oliviero Toscani & Maurizio Cattelan.
Berenice Carrington. Photo: Herbert Palmer.
The artist, who describes her work as ethnographic drawing, explains how her practice began when she worked with Aboriginal people in Australia and draws similarities between that continent and Shetland, where she now lives.
Larissa Sensor. Photo: Lenka Rayn H.
The Palestinian artist unravels some of the layers of In Vitro, her science-fiction film now showing in the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and relates it to our present – unsettling – reality.
David Smith. Field Work, 2019, Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Installation view. Courtesy The Estate of David Smith and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Ken Allard. © 2019 The Estate of David Smith / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.
This is a compelling show that reminds us that, though known best for his welded-steel sculptures, Smith identified as a painter.
Kudzanai-Violet Hwami in her studio at Gasworks, London, 2019.
The Zimbabwe-born, London-based artist talks about her new work for her solo show at Gasworks in London and why her paintings for this year’s Venice Biennale almost reduced her to tears.
Lucian Freud. Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985. Oil on canvas, 55.9 x 55.3 cm. Private collection, on loan to the Irish Museum of Modern Art. © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images.
This exhibition of self-portraits across seven decades shows the artist at his most vulnerable.
Mark Bradford, A five thousand year old laugh, 2019. Mixed media on canvas, 182.9 x 243.8 cm / 72 x 96 in. © Mark Bradford. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua White.
In his first exhibition at Hauser & Wirth London, the LA-based artist looks into the past to create an abstract art for the present.
Dame Laura Knight. Dancers, late 1920s. Drawing. © Reproduced with permission of The Estate of Dame Laura Knight DBE RA 2019.  All Rights Reserved. Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London.
This small but delightful display, comprising largely sketches from the RA’s collection, beautifully illustrates the key themes of Knight’s working life: the countryside, the nude, and scenes from the theatre, ballet and circus.
Michael Simpson. Photo: Wolfgang Starr.
The artist discusses how going to a football match at the age of seven inspired him to start painting, his dislike of organised religion, his rigorous approach to his art and his current new work at Blain Southern.
Portrait of Michael Sherrill, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Scott Allen at Hang the Moon Photography.
Sherrill talks about his current retrospective at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, why he calls himself a “material-based artist”, being influenced by Matisse – and the joy of home-grown tomatoes.
Paul Gauguin, Self Portrait with Yellow Christ, 1890-1891. Oil on canvas, 38.1 x 45.7 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay). Photo: René-Gabriel Ojéda
The National Gallery’s autumn blockbuster posits the troublesome post-impressionist firebrand as a revolutionary painter of portraits, concerned with himself even as he painted others.
Sabina, 16 years by Jouk Oosterhof, from the series Invisible, In Focus: Child Brides in Bangladesh, 2018 © Jouk Oosterhof.
This exhibition of photographic portraits from around the world focuses on shifting identities and common humanity.
Yonezawa, Directional Robot, 1957. Private collection. Photo: Andreas Sütterlin.
From Star Wars’ R2-D2 to a machine that produces compassionate messages for the dying, this is a celebration of robots that also asks timely questions about how we interact with machines, and how we should design our shared future.
Danh Vo, Photographs of Dr. Joseph M. Carrier 1962–1973, 2010 (detail). Installation view at the South London Gallery, 2019. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Nick Ash.
Gathering together constellations of objects and artworks, the Danish artist’s largest UK exhibition thrives on real and imaginary connections.
Katie Paterson, Totality, 2016. Installation view Scottish National
Gallery of Modern Art. Photo © Neil Hanna, 2019.
From Paterson’s exploration of deep time and the cosmos to Almond’s ethereal moonlit photographs, this exhibition focuses on the concept of time.
Bridget Riley. Study for ‘Turn’, 1964. © Bridget Riley 2019. All rights reserved.
This exhibition of work by the octogenarian painter shows everything from her earliest work to her most recent explorations.
Nam June Paik. Self-Portrait, 2005. Single channel video installation with 10’’ LCD colour monitor, 34.9 x 46.3 x 49.5 cm. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions Photo: Katherine Du Tiel.
The inventiveness and curiosity of Nam June Paik is what shines through in this show of visionary work from throughout his career.
Robyn Beeche, Bauhaus (Spirals), 1986. Inspired by Oskar Schlemmer. Hair by Mitch Barry at Vidal Sassoon, make-up by Phyllis Cohen. Courtesy Robyn Beeche Foundation.
One hundred years since the founding of the Bauhaus school, this exhibition considers how it influenced the UK’s cultural scene, from film to music and performance art to hairstyles.
Vienna Design Week HQ, 2019. © Vienna Design Week, Kollektiv Fischka – Maria Noisternig.
From buildings to sustainable products to gaming technology, this year’s design festival proved a welcome look at how to care for our beleaguered environment.
Haim Steinbach, hello again, 2013. Photo: Antonio Rivera.
The restored, expanded MoMA has opened its doors and it is a bold new vision.
Haroon Mirza, Jack Jelfs, Gaika, Draf Evening of Performances, Ministry of Sound, London, 3 October 2019. Photo: William Kennedy.
Haroon Mirza, Jack Jelfs, Gaika and Hannah Perry were among nine international artists performing to a packed house at the London nightclub Ministry of Sound during the city’s Frieze Week. The evening’s event was curated by Louise O’Kelly, founding director of Block Universe.
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