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Eva van Tongeren: interview

Corresponding with a jailed paedophile led Van Tongeren to collaborate with him to make a film. She discusses their relationship and the moral and ethical implications of working with someone who has committed such a heinous crime

Eva van Tongeren. © the artist.
Cliff Rowe, Woman Cleaning a Locomotive in St Pancras Cleaning Yard, 1942. Watercolour with white on board, 23 x 32 cm. National Railway Museum, York. © Anna Sandra Thornberry, daughter.
Christine Lindey, author of Art for All. British Socially Committed Art from the 1930s to the Cold War, discusses an era of artists committed to their political beliefs and prepared to take a stand with their work.
Vivian Maier. Self-portrait, Chicago area, June, 1978. Chromogenic print, printed in 2018, 16 x 20 in. © Estate of Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection, courtesy Les Douches la Galerie, Paris & Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
The Color Work continues the institutional recovery of Maier, whose street photographs of New York and Chicago documented social reality during the cold war era.
Joseph Hillier. Photo: Martin Kennedy.
Sculptor Joseph Hillier talks about his most ambitious project to date, its design, and what it takes to construct a bronze that weighs 9.5 tonnes.
Beatrice Gibson. I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead, 2018. Short film, 20 mins. Crone Music, installation view, Camden Arts Centre, 2018. Copyright Beatrice Gibson. Photo: Luke Walker.
Crone Music features two new films by London-based artist Beatrice Gibson. Exploring themes of motherhood and queer kinship, this show considers how one might endure, and finally resist, an unpredictable future .
Margaret Tait, Tailpiece, 1976. Film still. Courtesy of the Margaret Tait estate and LUX Scotland.
In the centenary year of Tait’s birth, this exhibition of short films celebrates her pioneering legacy alongside the work of younger artists whom she influenced.
Lorna Macintyre: Pieces of You Are Here, installation view, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 8 December 2018 – 24 February 2019. Photo: Ruth Clark.
Scottish artist Lorna Macintyre delves into the relationships between people, their objects and their traces, in this fascinatingly forensic yet poetic exhibition at DCA.
(Henry) Mark Anthony (1817–86). Sunset (also known as Rock of Cashel), c1847. Oil on canvas, 45 x 45 in (114 x 114 cm).
This exhibition of artwork from Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, looks at how the country’s great famine in the mid-19th century still resonates today.
Ceal Floyer. Hammer and Nail, 2018. Video projection with audio, 
dimensions variable. © Ceal Floyer. Courtesy Lisson Gallery.
Ceal Floyer’s subversion of everyday objects continues her meditation on materiality in private and public space.
Installation view, showing Kohei Suiguira’s book designs, from Fluorescent Chrysanthemum Remembered, CCA Laznia, Gdansk, Poland. Photo: Paweł Jozwiak.
A retrospective exhibition, curated by Jasia Reichardt,  celebrates the 1968 ICA show that first brought the Japanese avant garde to Europe.
Oli Kellett. Cross Road Blues (6th St, LA), 2016. Archival pigment print, 81.3 x 101.6 cm (32 x 40 in). © Oli Kellett / Courtesy HackelBury Fine Art.
British photographer Oli Kellett travels to the US to shoot people at road junctions. Here, he explains what led him to the subject matter that now forms his first solo show.
Jeff Koons. Seated Ballerina, 2010–15 (detail). Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent colour coating, 210.8 x 113.5 x 199.8 cm. Collection of the artist. © Jeff Koons. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen, 2017. Courtesy Gagosian.
From a balloon bunny to a vast, glossy pink Venus of Willendorf, there is everything we would expect from Koons at his latest exhibition at the Ashmolean – but there is also a sense that he has run out of new ideas.
Don McCullin, Tate Britain, 5 February – 6 May 2019. Photograph: Tate Photography (Matt Greenwood).
McCullin is widely known as a war photographer, but this comprehensive and unflinching exhibition, covering 60 years of his photojournalism and more, shows the full scope of his work.
Phil Collins, Ceremony, 2018. Installation view, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, 2019. Photograph: Sally Jubb. Courtesy Shady Lane Productions.
The artist talks about his latest exhibition, Ceremony, which documents the statue’s journey, and explains why Engels has such relevance in contemporary Britain.
Daria Martin © Courtesy Maureen Paley, London.
The 2018 Jarman Award-winner talks about Franz Kafka, mirror-touch synaesthesia and her film Tonight the World, which involved curating her grandmother’s dreams.
Installation view: Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg.
From this annual showcase of new talent, we pick five artists to watch, from Yushi Li’s erotically charged photograph from her My Tinder Boys series to Madelynn Mae Green’s painting of three children on a bed.
Otto Mueller. Self Portrait with Pentagram, around 1924. Distemper on hessian, 120 x 75.5 cm. Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal. © Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal. Photo: Antje Zeis-Loi, Medienzentrum Wuppertal.
Exploring the life, work and artistic times of the German expressionist artist Otto Mueller, this exhibition revives the lively cultural exchange of the early 20th-century between Berlin and Wrocław.
Betty Yu. Photo courtesy of the artist.
New York-based artist Betty Yu talks about the gentrification of her neighbourhood in Brooklyn and what galleries can do to help.
Egon Schiele. Group of Three Girls, 1911. Pencil, watercolour and gouache with white gouache heightening on packing paper, 44.7 x 30.8 cm. The Albertina Museum, Vienna. Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London and the Albertina Museum, Vienna.
Commemorating the centenary of the deaths of two of Austria’s great modernist artists, this exhibition showcases 100 drawings on loan from the Albertina Museum and proves them to be far more than just erotic sketches.
Maja Hoffman and Jorge Pardo, hotel L’Arlatan, Arles. Photo: Pierre Collet.
Pardo and his team have transformed a tired French hotel in Arles into a work of art, designing and making a million handmade tiles, almost every piece of furniture and hundreds of his signature light fittings.
Nick Wadley, Talking to Strangers, 2006. From Nick Wadley in Gdansk, CCA Laznia, Gdansk, Poland.
A tribute to the British artist and art historian whose droll vignettes and punning wordplay open up life’s absurdities.
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