I am Ashurbanipal tells the story of an educated Assyrian king with a brutal streak.
The Venezuelan artist recounts packing a life into a suitcase, the potency of objects in evoking the past, and the will to overcome loss through transformation.
Burne-Jones may not appeal to the contemporary art world, but Tate Britain’s survey proves there’s more to the pre-Raphaelite master than Arthurian escapism.
Anna Boghiguian talks about her travels and research for A Meteor Fell from the Sky, the founding of India’s first steel business, Tata Steel, and how this material is currently being manipulated by assorted superpowers to influence global economies and politics.
Revisiting a seminal exhibition from nearly four decades ago, curator Norman Rosenthal presents 15 painters who have stood the test of time and who evidence the continuing relevance of painting as an artistic medium.
Magdalena Mielnicka, an expert on Abakanowicz, talks about the irrepressible Polish artist’s extraordinary life and her uncanny sculptures, currently on show at Stara Kopalnia Science and Art Centre, Wałbrzych.
From Duchamp’s Travelling Sculpture to a tiny work by Ruth Asawa, Suspension proposes a new category within the story of modern sculpture.
The French artist and illustrator explains his love of collecting, his collaboration with Patrick Modiano and why he stopped working for magazines.
From his diminutive drawings to his large Pepto-Bismol pink sculptures, Franz West's world will leave you feeling slightly scrambled, but wholly absorbed.
The White Cube presents two of Doris Salcedo’s works, each exploring loss and the fragility of life with the artist’s signature flair.
The Whitney’s pantheon exhibition, of close to 300 works, sidelines Andy, the pop artist marketed on posters and mugs, to reveal Warhol, the visionary become meme with a signature vocabulary that still colours the culture.
Lolis talks about why he uses marble to sculpt bin bags, wooden crates and other mundane items, in reference to homelessness, the refugee crisis and Greece’s changing society.
The artists shortlisted for Artes Mundi 8 aim to stir our consciences on everything from abuse of the Earth’s resources to the creep of surveillance and the steel industry’s impact. We talk to two of them, Anna Boghiguian and Otobong Nkanga, about their work.
Otobong Nkanga talks about her inspirations for the works on show at Artes Mundi 8, and her enduring preoccupations with the reciprocity or interconnectedness of emotion and action around the world.
Vienna’s museum of modern art presents a photographic journey through the past 100 years of Austrian history that reveals how images can change the way we remember events and eras.
Naumann’s careful recreations of 1990s living spaces explore how sudden social and economic change led to the rise of the far right in Germany and Austria.
Modern Couples attempts to retell the story of the modernist avant-garde through creative relationships. But is its intellectual impact marred by its massive scale?.
Unwin describes the role of memory in the 10 oil paintings of this solo show and explains why she resists being aligned with any specific group or movement.
Billy Apple is not just an artist – he’s a trademarked brand. He talks about exchanging his art for a knee operation and his new exhibition at the Mayor Gallery, London.
Farthing explains how his Miracle paintings, now on show at Salisbury Cathedral, came from a conversation he had with a Coptic priest in Cairo.
The recent art-school graduate, who was selected to photograph this season's campaign for standout British fashion label JW Anderson, discusses her approach to commercial projects and the importance of forming a rapport with her subjects.
Given a test run last autumn and reopening on 2 December, The Bunker, a private venue fronting the collection of curator-collector Beth Rudin DeWoody, is a trifecta of firsts; first to give Palm Beach a serious art scene; first to show art as an evolving aesthetic and first of what I anticipate will be the new trend – the show space as self-portrait.
This immersive installation documents Sierra’s provocative planting of black flags – symbol of the anarchist movement – at the north and south poles, opening the way for a timely discussion on borders and freedom of movement.
In the 60s, Kusama was a pioneering artist, but it’s hard not to feel that this show, with its hyped-up pumpkins and mirror room, is more about her status as an Instagram sensation.
Marking 450 years since Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s death, this staggering survey reunites a vast amount of work from the greatest Flemish painter of the 16th century.
Burtynsky’s photographs capture the drama of a planet in flux, combining technical virtuosity with a powerful message about climate change and our role in destroying the Earth.
To mark its 30th anniversary, Rebecca Hossack Gallery is showing the Australian artist Damien Coulthard. Here, he talks about painting the creation stories of his people, the Adnyamathanha.
The Turner Prize-winning architectural collective Assemble has transformed an old bathhouse into a contemporary arts centre that is idiosyncratic and joyful.
What’s the difference between design and art? This year’s Vienna Design Week went a long way to answering that perennial question. Designers, artists, architects and educators from all over central Europe used this platform to interrogate how and why we live the way we do, and proposed intriguing, absorbing or simply beautiful solutions.
As Dan Graham’s new show opens at the Lisson Gallery in London, he talks about his early days as a New York gallerist, his love of music and why he doesn’t believe his famous pavilions are important.