Artists

Museums unite in campaign to save massive land art project

Nevada Desert site around Michael Heizer’s City is under threat

Published online: 18 March 2015

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Islamic State and political instability at the centre of Venice Biennale’s Iraq pavilion

Five artists respond to the country’s conflicts and Ai Weiwei selects works by refugees

Published online: 18 March 2015

William Pope.L wants to bring down the house

The artist’s exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles could blow away the building

Published online: 16 March 2015

What’s in store at Venice: our pick of the Asian pavilions

Video installations dominate the offerings at this year’s Biennale

Published online: 13 March 2015

China’s art and artists beyond Ai Weiwei

A scholarly history of the nation’s contemporary art in its wider context

Published online: 13 March 2015

Institute of Contemporary Arts' first Hong Kong outing

London gallery brings its off-site programme to Asia with a show about the impact of urban growth

Published online: 13 March 2015

 

Adam Dant's art of electioneering

Adam Dant is to start work shortly as the official 2015 UK Election Artist, commissioned by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of...

Happy Birthday Michelangelo!

Sixth March marks the 540th anniversary of the birth of Michelangelo Buonarroti. The Italian sculptor, painter and architect is well-known...

Is Haacke’s Fourth Plinth an ode to the Tube?

This morning’s unveiling of Hans Haacke’s Gift Horse as the latest commission for the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square (5...

 

Kehinde Wiley's new republic

Look closely at Kehinde Wiley’s paintings: they may remind you of something. Since the early 2000s, Wiley has been painting portraits of young black people in the traditions of European portraiture. His sitters are often strangers he meets in cities around the world, with whom he works to select historic paintings as models for new portraits. (He calls the process “street casting.”) At the Brooklyn Museum, “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” (20 February-24 May) highlights 60 of these works, including a new stained glass piece and a new sculpture.