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Despite ongoing attempts to return stolen treasures to their countries of origin, critics argue that the history of museums will always tie them to a colonial mindset.
350 years after his death, how can we see art's great humanist afresh?
Buildings help create our sense of permanence, and what to do when they are destroyed is a question with existential overtones.
In the 1960s and 1970s, one Chicago art school produced a strikingly original group of artists. Their work is bright, lurid, grotesque – and very funny.
The artist discusses the need for greater creativity in the modern age, sculptural outreach, and why he always returns to bodies in his work.
Artist Joe Sweeney's project +44... A Message for Europe invites us to contribute our feelings about Brexit and our EU neighbours to an audio archive.
Both artists choose everyday materials and irreverence over the sanctity of sculpture.
The painter’s Norwegian landscapes throb with an indefinable intensity.
John Ruskin led a crusade against Victorian rectitude and attacked capitalism. His mind was wild and unstable, but we need his utopian visions today as we find ourselves evermore distanced from the natural world.
Michelangelo and Bill Viola both set out to investigate the ineffable – but in a new double show at the Royal Academy, affinities between them are not enough to bridge the divide.
Audience defensiveness on the part of the accused isn’t really about the accused at all. It’s about protecting the work.