Peter Blake creates digital mural for London's Royal Albert Hall

Huge work will be a montage of performers who have appeared at the famous venue

Published online: 24 April 2014

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Turkish artists condemn Erdogan re-election

Artistic community expresses concern at censorship and crackdown on personal freedom

Published online: 21 April 2014

Controversial human zoo to be recreated as art project in Oslo

Proposal for the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution has met with criticism, but artists say they want to “highlight a forgotten event”

Published online: 17 April 2014

Video veteran Joan Jonas to represent US in Venice

The artist is expected to create a multimedia installation for next year’s Biennale

Published online: 16 April 2014

Dealing direct: do artists really need galleries?

Successful artists, as well as some smart youngsters, are in no rush to secure big-league representation

Published online: 09 April 2014

Turkish artists' fears grow after Erdogan's election victory

Court in Ankara overturns government's ban on Twitter

Published online: 04 April 2014


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Red carpet time for Grayson Perry

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The travails of Ai Weiwei

In 2011, the artist Ai Weiwei was arrested by Chinese authorities on charges of posing a threat to national security. He was released 81 days later, but the harassment did not end there. A new documentary looks at Ai’s life following his release and the troubles he has faced since. “I have a difficult life,” he says in the film. “It doesn’t make me weaker or stronger. I just have to face it.”