Ai Weiwei first look at his new music video

The video offers an 'inch accurate' view of his prison cell, but the music is a less faithful rendering of 'heavy metal'

Still from Ai Weiwei's Dumbass video

Venice Biennale The American Pavilion

Sculptor Sarah Sze promises accumulation of everyday materials to create gravity-defying sculptural environments

The Triple Point of Water (2003) by Sarah Sze

First UK solo show for surrealist Paul Delvaux

The Belgian artist and René Magritte confidant's New York exhibition is set to travel to London next month

Paul Delvaux, L’Éloge de la mélancolie (1948)

Amazon to start selling fine art from this summer

Letter to NY galleries from its new business department invites them to "light snacks and refreshments" tomorrow

The Amazon logo

Venice Biennale The Italian Pavilion

Vice Versa brings together 14 artists inspired by philosopher Giorgio Agamben's "diametrically linked concepts"

Piero Golia, Untitled (Bus) (2008)

The FBI department targeting stolen art

Art sales are up 50% since 2009 and so is global art theft - estimated at a staggering $6 billion a year

Salvador Dali's Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio - stolen from a New York gallery last summer

The quiet rise of the Polish art market

The Saatchi Gallery's Polish Art Now showcases a rising national scene, both culturally and economically

Behind the wheel (2012) by Andrzej Cisowski

Is this Zaha Hadid's most futuristic design yet?

New Riyadh KAFD metro features skybridges and meshed Mashrabiya screens

King Abdullah Financial District metro station, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Zaha Hadid

Fäviken's Magnus Nilsson reveals details of next book

Part recipe book, part travelogue, part historical foodie tract - new book will cover every aspect of Nordic cuisine

Magnus in London earlier this year

Tracey Emin accuses her critics of sexism

"The press was cruel, they didn’t just dislike my work, they disliked me - my voice, the way I dress, the way I look, they wouldn’t have carried on that way if I were a man" she tells Vanity Fair interviewer Lauren Christensen

Tracey Emin

Hugh Broughton Architects create ice station on skis

Halley Research Station in the Antarctic should escape the fate of others - crushed and buried under the snow

Halley Research Station VI - Hugh Broughton Architects

Venice Biennale The Turkish Pavilion

Ali Kazma's multi-channel video work Resistance looks at how we try to change and control our bodies

Ali Kazma filming Resistance (2013)

Latin American art - consider yourself primed

Pinta, the Latin American art fair, honours Argentinian painters Cesar Paternosto and Luis Tomasello next month

Cesar Paternosto, Crescendo-Diminuendo (2012)

Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels compete in Miami

Rem Koolhaas's OMA and Bjarke Ingels’s BIG submit rival plans for The Miami Beach Convention Center

BIG's Miami Beach Square

See David Chang and Daniel Patterson in NYC

The star chefs are joined by Massimo Bottura, Alessandro Porcelli and Lisa Abend at our Cook It Raw launch

Daniel Patterson (centre) and David Chang (back) forage in Finland with Cook It Raw co-founder Rene Redzepi (left)

Swiss artist brings scooter to Venice

Valentin Carron will present "an elegant discussion on the complexity of defining sculpture" in The Swiss Pavilion

Ciao n°4 (nero), (2012) by Valentin Carron

Counting the cost of Martin Scorsese

Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob recalls some intense conversations with Marty's agent

Gilles Jacob and Martin Scorsese

Genesis inspires Vatican's Biennale debut

The Holy See brings a creationist-themed, multimedia exhibition to the 55th Venice Biennale this June

You (1986-7) by Lawrence Carroll

Phaidon authors head up the Venice jury

We congratulate this year’s newly announced Venice Biennale jurists, many of whom are contributors to our books

Venice Biennale jury president Jessica Morgan

Ingo Maurer's table with no legs

Best known for his lighting, German designer branches out into furniture for first Established & Sons commission

Floating Table - Ingo Maurer for Established & Sons

Dutch diner has American soul

Amsterdam School of Architecture meets 50s American diner in this new café from Derksen Windt Architecten

Dutch Diner - Derksen Windt Architecten

Ai Weiwei - hairdresser, rocker, citizen journalist?

The Chinese contemporary artist turns his hand to hairdressing, heavy metal and street-brawl coverage

Ai Weiwei - self portrait

Dieter Rams 620 chair programme reissued by Vitsoe

If you're going to curl up with a copy of As Little Design as Possible what better chair to do it in?

620 Chair Programme- designed by Dieter Rams for Vitsoe in 1962

Chris Burden brings meteorite (and Porsche) to NY

The Californian artist gets his first major exhibition in the US in over 25 years at The New Museum

Chris Burden, 2010, midway through creating Metropolis II

Withdrawn Miami Banksy up for auction again

Originally painted on a Poundland wall in London, Slave Labour goes under the hammer (again) next month

Slave Labour (2012) - Banksy

Beijing island winery is shaped like an asterisk

Japanese architect Keiichiro Sako creates timber-clad winery on man-made lake outside Chinese capital

Asterisk Winery, Beijing - Sako Architects

Bruce Altshuler talks favourite shows and curators

The writer of our Biennials and Beyond book hosts lively debate at London Whitechapel Gallery

Bruce Altshuler

Frieze architects SO-IL land UC Davis Art Museum

"Curved glass walls and soaring canopy turns traditional museum model inside out," says University Chancellor

The University of California, Davis, Art Museum - SO-IL

Introducing the Where Chefs Eat app

Beautifully designed and exhaustively road-tested - the Where Chefs Eat app is released on Monday


How MoMA restored Nam June Paik's TV piano

Cathode-ray and player-piano piece is either 'a conservation dream or nightmare' says MoMA expert

Untitled (piano) (1993) by Nam June Paik

Forget the jet pack the Levitation bike is here

Michael Strain's 'levitating cycle' also boasts a wifi zone to limit those brief but pesky offline moments in your day

Levitation bike - Michael Strain

Maguy Le Coze wins Outstanding Restaurateur

French-born New Yorker receives James Beard award for her work at Le Bernardin which she opened in 1986

Maguy Le Coze, from Le Bernardin. Image courtesy of Le Bernardin.

Islamic Cemetery nominated for Aga Khan Award

Austrian practice Bernardo Bader Architects creates serene place of rest in the alpine village of Altech

Islamic Cemetery Altach, Austria - Bernado Bader Architects

Tino Sehgal reanimates Manga character at Frieze

Sehgal's interpretation of Philippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe's Ann Lee character comes to the New York art fair

Ann Lee

It's punk Jim, but not as we knew it

The Met's PUNK: From Chaos to Couture attempts to draw a straight line from the King's Road to Fifth Avenue

Facsimile of the CBGB's toilets (minus the paddling pool of piss), New York circa 1975 Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saul Bass gets a Google Doodle

The great American graphic designer, born 93 years ago today, receives an appropriately animated Google tribute

The Man With The  Golden Arm poster (1955) by Saul Bass

How the Frieze art fair won over America

Dr Kathy Battista, director of contemporary art at Sotheby's Institute of Art NY, unpicks the art fair's US success

Frieze New York

Ethan and Thea's guide to surviving Frieze NY

New York's foremost art advisors give Phaidon the lowdown on how to do an art fair successfully

Ethan Wagner and Thea Westreich Wagner

Thomas Hirschhorn's Gramsci monument in NYC

The Swiss artist will pay tribute to the Italian political theorist in a South Bronx housing project

 Bataille Monument (2002) by Thomas Hirschhorn,
at Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany

Jeff Koons opens at Gagosian AND Zwirner this week

Heavyweight gallerists go head-to-head in NYC this Frieze week with shows from America's richest living artist

Gazing Ball copyright Jeff Koons (2013) courtesy Zwirner Gallery

Henning Larsen designs Microsoft Danish HQ

Lyngby-Taarbæk complex foreshadows leading centre of knowledge and creativity in Northern Europe

Microsoft HQ Copenhagen - Henning Larsen

Vivienne Westwood revamps Virgin Atlantic uniforms

Old punk days mates Sir Richard Branson and Dame Vivienne Westwood team up for a new collaboration

Vivienne Westwood's designs for Virgin Atlantic

Tallest wooden building in Canada breaks ground

Apart from metal joinery and concrete foundations Michael Green's aptly named Wood Innovation Design Centre is six storeys of pure wood including the columns, beams and floor - even the elevator and stair core

Wood Innovation Design Centre - Michael Green

Nice day for a white wedding

Hong Kong born Danny Cheng designs The White Chapel for upmarket nuptials

The White Chapel - Danny Cheng

Gordon Matta-Clark's art restaurant resurrected

Frieze recreates Gordon Matta-Clark's FOOD restaurant next week, with a different artist taking over each day

Gordon Matta-Clark in FOOD in 1971

Could IBM create the next star chef?

IT firm's artificial intelligence team approaches cookery as just another big data problem - with surprising results

René Redzepi creates his Snowman dessert on Australian Masterchef. Beat that, Deep Blue

James Turrell on tour in the US this summer

The Californian artist marks his 70th birthday with five US exhibitions in New York, LA, Las Vegas and Houston

Rendering of installation for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2012. Artificial and natural light. Rendering created by Andreas Tjeldflaat

Grimshaw’s Queens Museum of Art nears completion

He joins Aymer Embury III, Daniel Chait and Rafael Viñoly who've all worked on the New York City Building

Queens Museum of Art - Nicholas Grimshaw

Peter Zumthor reimagines a 21st century LACMA

Pritzker Prize winner set to reveal his vision for the museum at new exhibition The Presence of the Past in June


Mr Brainwash loses Sid Vicious appropriation case

Judge rules street artist Thierry Guetta's punk portraits infringe copyright of photographer, Dennis Morris


Mystery girl in new National Portrait Gallery Show

Scandal '63 draws together portraits associated with The Profumo Affair, including a sketch of a mysterious witness

Christine Keeler by Stephen Ward, pastel, c.1961 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Bouroullec brothers stage 15 year retrospective

Vast white tent-like structure in Paris is divided up with giant screens of their Algue ‘seaweed’

Bouroullec Brothers at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Martin Parr and Weegee head up Liverpool festival

Look/13 International Photography Festival pairs Martin Parr with Tom Wood and Weegee with August Sander

Martin Parr, New Brighton (1983-1986), Merseyside, England

Why the Bienal Monterrey came to Mexico City

To mark its 20th anniversary, the Latin American art event takes its innovative works to the Mexican capital


Mugaritz chef picks 50 Best winner

Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz selected El Celler de Can Roca for our Where Chef Eat book

Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz recommended the World's 50 Best Restaurants winner in our Where Chefs Eat book

Andy Warhol - the disco years

Christie's new online auction offers us a great view into the artist's later, glitzier milieu

After The Party (1979) by Andy Warhol

$36,750 - the price of dinner with Ferran Adrià

Anonymous online bidder snatches top lot in Sotheby's NY auction of elBulli wine list and assorted ephemera

Ferran Adrià - do not seat him near a 'closetalker'

RIBA honours India's modernist master

The British architectural body salutes the great Indian architect Charles Correa in new Indian season

Kanchanjunga Apartments by Charles Correa

Budweiser introduces new bow tie can

New nipped-in design is the result of a 16-step procedure (but there's .7 ounces less beer)

Budweiser's new bowtie can

Cook It Raw chefs reveal philosophical inspirations

René Redzepi, Alex Atala, Albert Adrià and Daniel Patterson hold crowd rapt at Royal Geographical Society

Alex Atala as photographed in Cook It Raw

Donald Judd's home opens to the public in June

Three-year $23 million restoration effort by his children will recreate artist's living and working environment

101 Spring, Donald Judd's former residence

Tiny Faroe Islands’ get the BIG treatment

50,000 strong community gets a taste of starchitecture courtesy of Bjarke Ingels and his team

Faroe Islands Marknagil Education Centre - BIG

Richard Prince wins next round of copyright battle

25 of the 30 works in his Canal Zone series are “transformative” say judges

Left, a Rastafarian from Patrick Cariou's Yes, Rasta book; right, Richard Prince's Graduation from the Canal Zone series

Vince Frost brands Sydney’s historic houses

Designer comes up with a rebrand based around the ideal of 'living' that leaps off screen, bag and mug


Is this the Britain of the future?

The Design Museum's forthcoming exhibition, United Micro Kingdoms, speculates on how we might end up living

From UMK by Dunne & Raby

Keith Haring's political side reassessed in Paris show

Keith Haring: The Political Line draws together a huge array of works to emphasise Haring's serious obsessions


If Phaidon designed a skatepark it might look like this

Skateboarder Janne Saario moves into design in Finland - Aesthetically-minded Varial Kick Flippers rejoice

Skatepark - Janne Saario

David Shrigley and Tino Sehgal on Turner Prize list

Firm Phaidon favourites feature in this year's show to be held in Derry-Londonderry


René Burri on the BBC

The photographer discusses his career and new book, Impossible Reminiscences, with Front Row's John Wilson

René Burri and John Wilson, London, 2013

We just made a book with Daniel Patterson of Coi

Phaidon collaborates with the man single-handedly reinventing Californian cuisine - much excitement results


See Yayoi Kusama's Splendour of Love in London

Victoria Miro's exhibition of seven new sculptures and twelve recent paintings by the artist opens tomorrow

Splendour of Love (2013), by Yayoi Kusama. Courtesy Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc., Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo and Victoria Miro, London © Yayoi Kusama. Photography © Stephen White

The London designers' sofa for Eames' old firm

Industrial Facility's Wireframe Sofa is made by Herman Miller, better known for their chairs by Charles and Ray Eames

The Wireframe Sofa by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller

Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey's dumb things

New show The Universal Addressibility of Dumb Things traces new technology's links to ancient beliefs

Model of a cat to test reflexes, Science Museum

Herzog & de Meuron elevate the beautiful game

Swiss architects break ground on Stade de Bordeaux - home to Euro 2016

Stade de Bordeaux - Herzog & de Meuron

Andy Warhol's former townhouse up for sale

Carnegie Hill studio and residence where he lived with his mother Julia for 15 years on the market for $5.8 million

Andy Warhol's former residence, yours for $5.8 million

Jeff Wall retrospective and talk

Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits the fine-art photographer alongside a symposium on 'Rooms'

Invisible Man' by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue (1999-2000) by Jeff Wall

Matisse's cutouts reassembled for the first time

Tate Modern plans the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the artist's snipped paper compositions

The Snails (1953) by Henri Matisse

Inside Amazon by Ben Roberts

Prix Pictet nominated-photographer Ben Roberts captures the online retailer's massive UK "fulfillment centre"

From Amazon Unpacked by Ben Roberts

Who'd like dinner with Ferran Adrià?

Sotheby's auctions off items from the elBulli wine cellar and a very special offer: a night with the super chef himself

Ferran Adrià

OMA creates new stock exchange in China

"Floating base is a physical materialisation of the virtual stockmarket," says Rem Koolhaas

Shenzhen Stock Exchange - OMA

Have you seen Elliott Erwitt's walking stick?

Celebrated photographer collaborates with Milan designers Danese on old school yet innovative walking aid

Eliott - Elliott Erwitt 2013 Crowd Control for Danese

Alex Atala makes Time magazine's top 100 influential

"His philosophy of using native Brazilian ingredients in haute cuisine has mesmerised the continent"

Alex Atala

A Brazilian show for a gallery never to be built

Sao Paulo's Museu de Arte Moderna will show off plans for its new home later this year - despite staying put

Sao Paulo's Museu de Arte Moderna

Palestinian Museum gets branding to prompt talking

Designers Venturethree produce a visual identity for the West Bank museum to promote dialogue in the region

The Palestinian Museum branding by Venturethree

British firm offsets Soviet gem with a glass spiral

Robin Monotti Architects designs complementary building next to the brutalist Bank of Georgia in Tbilisi

The Bank of Georgia (right, 1975), and the proposed Tbilisi Business Centre by Robin Monotti Architects

See the trailer for Murakami's directorial debut

The Japanese pop artist brings his kawaii characters to life in a new feature film, yet adds in real people too

From Jellyfish Eyes by Takashi Murakami

How the 1962 monsoons inspired Steve McCurry

Forthcoming book, Steve McCurry Untold: The Stories Behind The Photographs, tells how coverage of the Indian rainy season in Life magazine set the Magnum photographer off on a life of photography and far flung travel


Pedro Ramirez Vazquez 1919 - 2013

Mexico's foremost architect and chairman of the 1968 Olympic Games dies age 94

Tijuana Cultural Center - Pedro Ramirez Vasquez

Vietnam's flood-proof bamboo houses

H&P Architects have designed affordable, floating dwellings for Vietnam's flood-stricken regions

H&P Architects' flood housing

National Theatre unveils red summer shed

The South Bank's temporary theatre is "less a building than an art installation" say architects Haworth Tompkins

The Shed by Haworth Tompkins, set within The National Theatre's complex

See the dark arts of Gert and Uwe Tobias in London

The Transylvanian-born twins channel European folklore and Russian Suprematism in their London installation

Untitled (2010) by Gert and Uwe Tobias

Arne Glimcher and Nicholas Serota in conversation

Pace Gallery president and author of our fine Agnes Martin monograph discusses the artist with Tate Director

Arne Glimcher by Weston Wells

René Burri's Impossible Reminiscences #4

The view from a war torn Beirut window, the cost of 'man's progress' and a wry tale concerning William Tell - all taken from his brilliant new book of previously unpublished colour photography, Impossible Reminiscences

René Burri by Kostas Maros - www.kostasmaros.com

Major artists front London's Drawing Biennial

Mark Wallinger, Antony Gormley and Paula Rego all contribute an A4 sheet to the Drawing Room's show

Icelandic Road Trip (2013) by Emma Stibbon

How to design the Niels Diffrient way

The designer of the Freedom Chair says in a new profile that he never thinks about how things are going to look

Three variations of Niels Diffrient's Freedom Chair (1999)

Le Corbusier roof reborn as a gallery

The roof terrace of Marseille's Cité Radieuse will reopen this summer as an arts space

The restored roof at Cité Radieuse, Marseilles

What's happening in Bence Bakonyi's photographs?

The Hungarian photographer spent six months in China and came back with these uncanny, ambiguous images

From Transform by Bence Bakonyi

Foster + Partners' Apple HQ goes $2bn over budget

The late Steve Jobs' insistence on the finest building materials may account for the tech firms large overspend

The new Apple Campus design, by Foster and Partners

See Eric Owen Moss's Waffle and Cactus Tower

The Californian firm turn a 70-year-old Culver City industrial lot into a green, new media complex

The Waffle by Eric Owen Moss

Catch Richard Serra's films in New York this week

The artist's forthcoming exhibition of early work at David Zwirner also features a few of his task-oriented films

Richard Serra in his studio, New York, 1968