Fired up – Daniel Katz on his passion for Islamic pottery

The dealer has made his name through antiquities, Old Master sculptures and modern British art – but when it comes to his own collection, it’s the Islamic world that sets his heart alight

2 Oct 2023

Sophie Calle takes on Picasso in Paris

In the year’s most unusual tribute to the modernist master, the artist is taking over the museum dedicated to him and filling it with her personal belongings

2 Oct 2023
Rashid al Khalifa in his studio, 2022. Photo: Oliver Mark

In the studio with… Rashid Al Khalifa

The Bahraini artist only spends about two hours a day in his airy studio – but that focused time is all he needs

26 Sep 2023

Barn stormer – Sarah Lucas talks shock tactics and country living

Ahead of a retrospective at Tate Britain, the artist tells Apollo that swapping the city for rural Suffolk has led her to more primordial themes

25 Sep 2023

In the studio with… Claudette Johnson

The painter works on several pieces at a time with the occasional break to use her skipping rope

19 Sep 2023

In the studio with… Ranjani Shettar

The Indian sculptor lives and works in a remote rural village where she has to contend with regular power cuts and monsoon downpours

5 Sep 2023

How the Buddha became the Buddha

John Guy, curator of an exhibition of early Buddhist art at the Met, tells Apollo how the new religion transformed art in India

10 Aug 2023
Klara Kristalova in her studio (2021), Magnus Karlsson. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London

In the studio with… Klara Kristalova

The Czech ceramicist works in the heart of a wood in Sweden where animals and insects are her main visitors

26 Jul 2023

For Gabriel Chaile, the way to the art is through the stomach

The Argentinian artist sculpts anthropomorphic adobe ovens, which he uses to cook for local communities

24 Jul 2023

In the studio with… Zadie Xa

The mythology-mad artist magics up textiles, paintings and sculptures while surrounded by Korean masks and other miscellany – including the ashes of her late dog, Chicho

19 Jul 2023

In the studio with… Flora Yukhnovich

The painter enjoys a bird’s-eye view from her high-rise studio, where she works among paint-encrusted books and a surprisingly large stack of bridal magazines

11 Jul 2023

The Parrish Art Museum is courting the real Hamptons crowd

On the institution’s 125th anniversary, its director Mónica Ramírez-Montagut wants to serve a wider audience and make stronger connections with the local community

3 Jul 2023

Body politics – an interview with Florence Peake

The performance artist uses paint, props and a nude cast of actors to make her point

29 Jun 2023

For Mika Rottenberg, silliness is a deeply serious business

The Argentine-Israeli film-maker takes a typically absurdist tilt at technocapitalism and the climate crisis

13 Jun 2023
Vincenzo de Bellis, director of fairs and exhibition platforms at Art Basel

How Vincenzo de Bellis is planning to future-proof Art Basel

The recently appointed director of fairs and exhibition platforms tells Apollo why he is taking a light-touch approach to running the world’s biggest art fair

13 Jun 2023

The artist who worships stained glass, but detests the modern Church

Brian Clarke hopes his favourite medium has a bright future, but that’s no thanks to museums or the Church of England

9 Jun 2023
film still of glitching screen with a woman pressing her fingers to her temples

Who’s afraid of video art?

Six leading figures in the art world discuss the challenges of collecting and showing video art

8 Jun 2023

Ragnar Kjartansson’s guide to Reykjavik

The performance artist explains why he loves being from Iceland and takes us on a tour of public sculpture in his hometown

8 Jun 2023

In the studio with… Eriko Inazaki

The Japanese ceramicist enjoys the tranquility of working in an old building surrounded by rice fields – despite the occasional unwanted visitor

7 Jun 2023
Portrait of Keith Coventry. Courtesy De Brock Gallery, Knokke

In the studio with… Keith Coventry

The artist starts the day by watering the plants on his balcony from where he can watch people eating at a neighbouring restaurant

27 Apr 2023

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith remakes America

The artist who has long campaigned for the recognition of Native American artists is changing how we look at the art of the United States

27 Apr 2023

Why Laurie Anderson is still looking at the world sideways

The performance artist has struck an uneasy balance between fact and fiction in her work for more than five decades

19 Apr 2023

In the studio with… Maki Na Kamura

The Japanese painter works to the sounds of birds chirping and receives regular visits from figures from the past

17 Apr 2023

How three art students built London’s best bao restaurants

After meeting at the Slade, Erchen Chang, Shing Tat Chung and Wai Ting have taken the creation of the soft, steamy buns to new heights

6 Apr 2023