As London’s former industrial areas are being redeveloped, artists are running out of affordable studio space. Can a city be a thriving cultural centre if its artists have nowhere to work?
Public sculpture was one marker of an ambitious, aspirant and generous society, the kind of world that we urgently need to be reminded of
We may wait years for another generation of French talents to compare with Annette Messager and her contemporaries
A misleading story reflects a deeper problem in how museum news is reported in the general press
Take a break from Christmas shopping to take in some art
Judging the quality of a work should involve some appreciation of its current condition
Sofia has many important monuments – and they should not be removed or destroyed
Calls for cultural and academic boycotts of Israel continue to hit the headlines. Should we regard such politically charged stances as divisive or necessary for change?
Arts sector funding fared surprisingly well in the latest spending review, but questions remain, not least over the fate of municipal museums
The loss of 17 masterpieces is a disaster for the Italian museum sector
The retirement of co-director Julia Peyton-Jones comes at a time when the Serpentine and other London institutions are at a turning point
Al Faqi’s trial for alleged destruction in Timbuktu is a humanitarian issue: the art is incidental
The long lost Charter of the Society of Artists has been found in a box of ‘Artists’ Memorabilia’
Artists, curators, collectors and dealers are flocking to it. Who should you be watching?
The Palazzo Strozzi’s ‘Divine Beauty’ exhibition presents a complex and engaging vision of modern sacred art
Could a little controversy be a good thing?
James Turrell’s light show at Houghton Hall is the perfect example of how event art can be truly illuminating
A ‘six-footer’ version of Constable’s The Lock has come to market for the first time in 160 years. But who will want to take this monumental painting home?
Art constructed in nature must be subordinate to it
A look at the legal issues underpinning the story of Anish Kapoor’s vandalised ‘Dirty Corner’
Rachel Whiteread’s ‘House’ would never work as a Chinese knock-off
The sudden sacking of Nicolas Bourriaud suggests a fundamental misunderstanding of the art world
As the destruction of archaeological sites in Syria and Iraq continues, what can dealers of legal antiquities do to end the trade in illegally obtained artefacts, and the looting it encourages?