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Ai Weiwei calls out Trump’s divisiveness and ‘stupid rich people’ at Cooper Union talk

The artist discussed the impetus behind his New York City-wide public art project Good Fences Makes Good Neighbors

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Prizes

Three artists awarded $625,000 MacArthur “genius” grants

Dawoud Bey, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Trevor Paglan recognised for “extraordinary originality”

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Funding

New York Foundation for the Arts expands its mentoring programme for immigrant artists

With a grant from the Ford Foundation, the ten-year-old initiative will now help artists in Detroit, Newark, Oakland and San Antonio

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Frieze 2017

Katharina Grosse: What would our mothers say?

The German painter celebrates the work of other female artists in her first London institutional show

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Podcast

Podcast episode four: Frieze special with Peter Blake

As the art world descends on London, we take the pulse of the city's art scene with an art market specialist, a collector and two artists, Peter Blake and Ed Fornieles

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Public art

Whitney makes the case for David Hammons’s ‘ghost monument’ on the Hudson River

The museum presented its proposal for the public work at a community board meeting Wednesday night—and early reactions were positive

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Frieze 2017

Artists step up to the plate in statues debate

Colonial monuments and the US flag are subverted at Frieze London

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Frieze 2017

Let's talk about sex at Frieze

A special section at the fair looks at the “radical feminists” who were once ostracised by their peers

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Frieze 2017

Kiluanji Kia Henda: The right way to fill a city’s plinths

The Frieze Artist Award winner brings an Angolan take on the public sculpture debate

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Frieze 2017

Superflex swings into political action

The Danish collective’s new commission extends beyond the cavernous space of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

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Frieze 2017

Gilbert & George to open London foundation in 2019

Former East End brewery will display duo’s “difficult” works

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Frieze 2017

Vinyl Factory’s first site-specific commission comes to the Strand

Ryoji Ikeda's work is going on show at Store Studios

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Frieze 2017

Richard Long glories in mud in Lisson show

Artist made 60m-long mural at Store Studios in "a couple of hours"

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Frieze 2017

Abraaj Group Art Prize celebrates tenth edition

2018 award goes to Lawrence Abu Hamden

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Artists

Judd down home on the ranch

Artist’s foundation hopes to create print museum in Marfa

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Artists

Zardulu, the mythmaker on Denny and the bat

We asked the performance artist to look at a viral video and tell us what message could be gleaned from it

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Museums

Käthe Kollwitz’s museum in Berlin goes in search of new home

Artist’s art to be ousted by stories of exile

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Artists

Rashaad Newsome leads the parade at Detroit light art festival

And the artist gives a hint of his upcoming performance at the Park Avenue Armory

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Disasters & destruction

Mexican artists pitch in to aid earthquake victims

The well known Oaxacan artist Francisco Toledo, is working with others to collect food and supplies and open community kitchens

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Artists

Judith Baca’s Great Wall of Los Angeles to get even greater

The artist plans to expand her immigrant-rich visual history of California, starting with protest imagery from the 1960s

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Performance art

New York’s Performa festival announces new commissions by Barbara Kruger

The artist will also design marketing materials for the biennial of performance art

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Public art

Artist brings 50 US flags from 50 states to New York

For his travelling project, Mel Ziegler exchanged old flags—from private homeowners, a National Guard office and even a casino—for new ones

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Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin says Brexit ‘makes no sense culturally’ as her first show opens in Brussels

The British artist is showing new work at Xavier Hufkens gallery after a year’s sabbatical

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Artists

Demilitarised zone is made flesh by Turner winner

Douglas Gordon’s film, part of UK-South Korea cultural collaboration, shows refugee being tattooed

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Artists

Mexican-born artist to build wall in New York park

Passersby will be invited to dismantle Bosco Sodi’s political installation brick by brick

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Conservation

Artists lead preservation efforts at California arts centre

Latest commission at the Headlands Center for the Arts continues long tradition of rehabilitation projects at the former military complex

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Conservation

Late artist Sidney Nolan’s undisturbed UK studio opens to the public

Australian-born painter's workspace temporarily opens this summer for his centenary

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Is Dalí the daddy?

Artist’s body to be exhumed after Spanish woman claims he was her biological father

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Obituaries

In pictures: the 'remarkable, powerful' works of Khadija Saye who died in Grenfell Tower blaze

Photographer’s works praised at this year's Venice Biennale and a print is due to be displayed at Tate Britain as a tribute

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Labour MP searching for missing artist calls Grenfell Tower fire ‘corporate manslaughter’

David Lammy says he has heard nothing from Khadija Saye who lived on the 20th floor of the West London tower block

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Fahrelnissa Zeid: the Modern Turkish artist who walked on her canvases

Conservator travelled to Jordan to treat her work ahead of major Tate Modern show opening this week

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Contemporary art

Artist Andrea Fraser to reveal 2016 campaign donations

The conceptualist's project will expose US institutions’ links to the country’s conservative elite

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Fairs

Protest art pervades Frieze: works confront Aids, poverty—and, yes, Trump

As New Yorkers protest against President Trump during his first visit to the city since he was elected, politically engaged art is more prevalent than ever at the fair. Here is our pick of the most topical works

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Obituaries

Vito Acconci, Body Art trailblazer, poet and architect, has died, aged 77

“Once someone said conceptual art I thought, maybe I can do that, I have ideas, there’s a place for me,” the artist said in an interview

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Exhibitions

Jonas Burgert’s monster landscape confronts decay, decline and death

22m-wide painting at heart of artist’s Zeitlaich solo show in Berlin

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Politics

Performance artists living in exile in the UK might be forced to return to Poland

The pair say a nearly decade-old legal dispute against them in Poland is politically motivated

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Biennials & festivals

Film-maker Jonas Mekas to show photographs from his time as a WWII refugee at Documenta 14

Images the Lithuanian-American artist took at displaced persons camps in Germany reflect the current refugee crisis in Europe

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Sophie Calle gets a new haunt: Green-Wood cemetery

French artist to present a deeply personal 25-year project with Creative Time

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Artists

Asian institutions unite behind homegrown talent

Artists’ visibility grows as biennials mature and fairs proliferate across Asia

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Fairs

America celebrates its love affair with Rodin

Museums mark the centenary of the death of the French sculptor, who enjoyed great success with US millionaires

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Artists

Teresita Fernandez wants to change the way you think about American landscapes

The artist’s installation at the home of Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church reminds visitors that stunning painted vistas were also homes to real people

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Politics

Mexican-Canadian artist caught up in political maelstrom over Trump Tower commission

Miriam Aroeste says she was surprised to have her art mixed up with the US President’s politics

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Exhibitions

Confronting the landscape: Doug Aitken’s Mirage in the California desert

The artist has created a mirrored ranch-style ‘house’ for the exhibition Desert X

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‘To be a Scotsman receiving a French award in Germany—it keeps people guessing’

Douglas Gordon explains why he asked to receive France’s highest honour in Berlin

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Artists

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation names head of catalogue raisonné project

Douglas Dreishpoon joins the foundation from the Albright-Knox Gallery

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Prizes

Scottish artist Douglas Gordon to receive France’s highest honour

The artist will accept the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in Berlin later this month

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Christo cancels Over the River project in protest against Trump

After 20 years of planning and spending $15m of his own money, the artist says he has no interest in finishing the project under the current government

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Prizes

Three lucky artists selected to live and work in Alexander Calder’s Loire Valley studio

Abbas Akhavan, Rochelle Goldberg and Eva Kot’átková to “continue in Calder’s legacy” through three-month residencies