Politics not just part of Bienal’s past

This year’s edition aims to prompt discussions about the social and economic problems facing Brazil

Published online: 02 September 2014

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Artist opens art and technology school in Rio favela

The Escola do Vidigal is the latest step in the Vik Muniz’s plans to overhaul the Brazilian education system

Published online: 01 September 2014

The ones who slipped through the net

An insiders’ selection of artists less well-known in the West

Published online: 01 September 2014

Women lead the way

Unlike their Western counterparts, female Brazilian artists are at the forefront of the market

Published online: 01 September 2014

Norwegian artists plan to open art academy in North Korea

Exhibition organised with North Korean government planned for next year

Published online: 28 August 2014

Secretive North Korean artist’s show cancelled in Beijing

Sun Mu’s controversial political works inspired by propaganda imagery may have been censored

Published online: 19 August 2014


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"An intimate of black life"

The black South African photographer Ernest Cole is best known for his pictures taken during the country’s 46-year official period of apartheid, which segregated the white and black populations. In this video, his white countryman and fellow photographer David Goldblatt discusses Cole’s importance. “Ernest Cole: Photographer” opens at the Grey Art Gallery in New York on 3 September.