Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair, 1878, National Gallery of Art.
The gallery's latest blockbuster actively blinkers knowledge of the past.
Sarah Lucas, I SCREAM DADDIO, British Pavilion 2015.
Photo by Cristiano Corte © British Council
Sarah Lucas's show is a (resolutely cheerful) cry of frustration at the overwhelmingly male exhibition history of the British Pavilion.
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Now that the painting is probably to disappear from public view, hopefully we won't remember it in pixellated format.
Pino Pascali, Cannone Semovente (Gun), 1965.
Photo by Alessandra Chemollo, courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia
Okwui Enwezor's central show delivers an undisguised history lesson about Venice's past.
The Lost Battalion, 2015. Acrylic, soil, charcoal and shellac on paper. Lev Vykopal.
Fremantle Arts Centre
Tackling Gallipoli is an onerous challenge: it carries baggage that must be accommodated or unpacked with extreme care. Western Australian artist Lev Vykopal’s two exhibitions offer a mix of reverence, analysis, critique and poetry.
Fearne Cotton photographed for a Wonderland-inspired magazine shoot, 2006.
© Ellis Parrinder
Meet four women who have lived, breathed and worked to actually become Alice.
Pukara, Roy Underwood, Lennard Walker, Simon Hogan and Ian Rictor, Acrylic on canvas, Western Australia, 2013.
© the artists, courtesy Spinifex Arts Project
The exhibition inevitably raises the ugly head of the Elgin Marbles – but all this noise drowns out the quiet activism of the show itself.
Body 1, Re-materialisation of Systems, El Ultimo Grito, 2014.
© Photos by POI
The V&A's new show turns the spotlight on our obsession with luxury.
A rendering of how Ohad Meromi’s sculpture would appear along Jackson Avenue.
Criticism of Ohad Meromi's 'Sunbather' has been swift and scathing. What does it say about our willingness to engage with art?
Small party politics just got smaller.
Gordon Shrigley is running for election with nothing to offer 'but offer itself' – Lois Rowe met up him to discuss.
Miriam Stannage, The White House [chainsaw], 1999, digital photograph.
Copyright and courtesy of the artist.
As governments gain greater access to private information there is a need to protect our freedoms. Artists can make a distinct contribution to this debate by offering alternative perspectives.
Saulal by Dennis Nona won the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art Award.
Dennis Nona/Aboriginal Art Network
Indigenous artist Dennis Nona is currently serving a jail term for serious crimes. Should the work of the most significant artist to have emerged from the Torres Strait in the last 50 years be removed from gallery walls?
Studies of a reclining male nude: Adam in the fresco ‘The Creation of Man’ on the vault of the Sistine Chapel. c. 1511. Michelangelo.
© The Trustees of the British Museum
Here are the facts behind four commonly held beliefs about Ancient Greek sexuality.
Betty Churcher, the former director of the National Gallery of Australia, has died, aged 84.
AAP Image/Alan Porritt
Betty Churcher, the first and only female director of the National Gallery of Australia, has died. Throughout her extraordinary career as an arts administrator, the art always came first.
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The selfie has become an inescapable element of most cultural activities – be it art galleries or music festivals.
Detail of head of Apoxyomenos. Bronze, Hellenistic or Roman replica after a bronze original.
© Tourism Board of Mali Losinj
The British Museum's exhibition is staunchly traditional. It didn't need bells and whistles, but some modern responses wouldn't have gone amiss.
One of the major works on display in The Photograph and Australia at the Art Gallery of NSW, Tracey Moffatt’s I made a camera (2003). Photolithograph. Collection of the artist. © Tracey Moffatt, courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
Art Gallery of NSW.
A major photography retrospective opened at the Art Gallery of NSW on the weekend, but what does The Photograph and Australia tell us about our present and past?
A daunting task awaits.
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With past controversies ranging from restoration to public toilets and present ones from oil sponsorship to selfie sticks, Gabriele Finaldi has a daunting task on his hands.
One of the paintings that Brett Whiteley’s ex-wife Wendy insists is a forgery.
AAP Image/Genevieve Gannon
The current furore over a set of Brett Whiteley paintings has put art fraud back in the headlines. The bad news is that in Australia, the conditions are very favourable for art fakers.
An grisly omen?
A first-rate piece of political and economic provocation is to haunt Trafalgar Square over the election.