News

Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage face new threat from fanatics

Fears grow that social media savvy Islamic State is exploiting monitors’ lists

Published online: 28 August 2014

Recently published

Egyptian royal jewels found stashed in bank vault

The 246-piece collection made for the Mohamed Ali dynasty, including a 44-carat diamond, will soon go on view in Alexandria

Published online: 28 August 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

Folkestone Triennial opens with gold rush to the beach

The Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer has buried 30 bars of gold in the beach of the town on the south coast of England for an interactive work

Published online: 28 August 2014

Serrano’s Piss Christ stokes controversy once again

Catholic protesters in Corsica have demanded the removal of the work from a museum exhibition

Published online: 27 August 2014

Hollande promotes rising star as France’s new culture minister

Fleur Pellerin must fight for culture budget in time of austerity

Published online: 27 August 2014

 

Marching orders

Stand down, soldier: the 2015 Armory Antique Show, which was scheduled for 23-25 January, has been cancelled due to military activity. The...

A million little gardeners

A Million Little Pieces author James Frey is set to turn the artist Elliott Arkin’s series of sculptures depicting famous artists as...

The talking statues of England

What if statues could talk? UK community arts producers Sing London are hazarding a guess at what they might say, having commissioned a...

 

Jean Paul Gaultier hits the streets in London

As his show opens at London’s Barbican this week, the French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier talks to the curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot about his early work and his love for the UK city. In the 1970s, Gaultier remembers spotting a poster with bright red lips and dripping blood on the Kings Road plugging The Rocky Horror Picture Show—an aesthetic he says you can see in his own clothes.