Ai Weiwei

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The Shanghai-born satirical cartoonist and artist known by his pseudonym Badiucao, who has drawn comparisons to the graffiti artist Banksy.

A prominent Chinese political cartoonist came out of the shadows lately and revealed his face for the first time, hoping the increased publicity would(...)

Irish composer Jennifer Walshe has been elected to Germany’s Akademie der Künste. Photograph:  AT Schaefe

Irish composer Jennifer Walshe has been elected to Germany’s Akademie der Künste, the Berlin-based academy of arts that was founded as long ago as 169(...)

The V&A in Dundee which was designed  by Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. Photograph:  Getty Images

V&A Dundee Scotland’s first design museum opened in September in a stunning building designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma that looks like se(...)

Shark tank: Damien Hirst with his piece Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living in 2013.  Photograph: Natalie Naccache/New York Times

Are artists different? Some lines from Thomas Kinsella are stuck in my mind: “I wonder whether one expects/ Flowing tie or expert sex …/ Of poets any (...)

While he may not be well known for the optimism of his work, there is usually a redemptive core to Maguire’s projects.

War Changes its Address: The Aleppo Paintings Brian Maguire. Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin; Until May 6th; imma.ie B(...)

Human Flow has no easy answers

Shot in 23 countries over more than a year, the new magnificent, macrocosmic film from plucky Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei is as epic as cinema gets. (...)

In December 2000, the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra paid four people to have a line tattooed on their backs. As Sierra explained it: “Four prostitute(...)

Inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors to the public on November 11th, 10 years after the Gulf sheikhdom concluded an agreement with a consortium of(...)

Breda Mayock preparing a banner for the Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eight Ammendment. Photo: Alison Laredo

In 1989, seven members of the group Act Up broke into the New York Stock Exchange, chaining themselves to a balcony and displaying a banner that read (...)

An impromptu shrine to late Nobel laureate and pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo outside China’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, China, July 13th, 2017. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

China’s best-known democracy activist, the jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, has died aged 61 in hospital after a battle with liver cancer. Mr (...)

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