Art Stories

Elmgreen & Dragset pit Lee Miller against President Erdoğan

The curators of the 2017 Istanbul Biennial want to use neighbourliness to combat intolerance and inequality Elmgreen & Dragset pit Lee Miller against President Erdoğan

Why American modernism is older than you think

A new show adds weight to the argument that modernism came to the US decades before the Ab-Exers Why American modernism is older than you think

Looks like JR just made it into the dictionary

French artist joins Donald Trump and Youtube as new additions to the 2018 Le Robert Illustrated Dictionary
Looks like JR just made it into the dictionary

Don’t worry Matisse (probably) didn’t read Ulysses either

On Bloomsday we recall what happened when Henri Matisse illustrated James Joyce’s modernist classic Don’t worry Matisse (probably) didn’t read Ulysses either

Why this summer is mushroom season at Gagosian

Carsten Holler returns with Reason, a new fungi-focused show at the Gagosian on West 24th Street Why this summer is mushroom season at Gagosian

Look at Theaster Gates’ incredible record and book collections

New video shows how the US artist and activist repurposes collections to uncover new perspectives on culture Look at Theaster Gates’ incredible record and book collections

Jenny Holzer’s classified Constructivism

A new exhibition of the US artist’s work uses Rodchenko-style abstraction to illuminate shadowy documents Jenny Holzer’s classified Constructivism

The altarpiece that helped art break away from the church

Duccio’s Maestà Altarpiece was unveiled 706 years ago today to some fanfare - here's how it heralded a new age The altarpiece that helped art break away from the church

Ai Weiwei turns the Armory into a surveillance play park

The artist and activist is reunited with Herzog & de Meuron for an immersive trip into digital mass monitoring
Ai Weiwei turns the Armory into a surveillance play park

Does democracy work in art?

As Britain goes to the polls, we look at the democratic processes within the artworld’s most prominent groups Does democracy work in art?

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