Art Stories

Talking Textiles with Anne Wilson

Cloth's ubiquity, and its close proximity to bodies, is its great strength and great challenge says this Chicago artist Talking Textiles with Anne Wilson

The Madness at the heart of Elmgreen & Dragset's new show

The Scandinavian art duo have found something perfectly spooky in a Danish painter's muted, grey interiors The Madness at the heart of Elmgreen & Dragset's new show

Take a look at Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest portrait

On the anniversary of the Renaissance master’s birth, we highlight his incredible early skill in 30,000 Years of Art Take a look at Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest portrait

Art & Queer Culture is on show in the first gender-free store

Our primer on queer art takes pride of place in the windows at The Phluid Project, a new boutique in Manhattan
Art & Queer Culture is on show in the first gender-free store

Mark Bradford’s ark is heading for Shanghai

The artist's 2008 ark-like sculpture, Mithra, will feature in Bradford’s largest show in China, later this summer Mark Bradford’s ark is heading for Shanghai

Elmgreen & Dragset want you to put your phones to bed

We don't have much time together, so put down your devices and enjoy those precious me and you moments Elmgreen & Dragset want you to put your phones to bed

Jimmie Durham wins this year's Venice Golden Lion

Curator Ralph Rugoff singles out Durham’s 'profoundly humanistic' art for the Biennale's top award Jimmie Durham wins this year's Venice Golden Lion

'Making art about queer sexuality is itself a kind of protest,' says Art & Queer Culture co-author Richard Meyer

The writer fast tracks us through some great art in the newly updated paperback edition of the seminal book 'Making art about queer sexuality is itself a kind of protest,' says Art & Queer Culture co-author Richard Meyer

The deer that made it into Art & Queer Culture

In Asia and Latin America the animal is a pejorative term for gay men - but these gay men are taking the term back The deer that made it into Art & Queer Culture

Elmgreen & Dragset's bar doesn't work (and that's the point)

The pair’s new take on an old work explores the gulf between social spot and gallery Elmgreen & Dragset's bar doesn't work (and that's the point)

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