Artworks by an eclectic mix of eco-activists and radical thinkers celebrate nature in all its forms, aiming to raise awareness of the fragility of our planet and making nature itself a participant in this year’s festival.
How has feminism changed in the past half century? This show revisits Lucy Lippard’s historic show and adds 26 new artists to the mix to create a carefully woven tapestry of conceptual crossovers and historical reverberations.
Close Watch, Takala’s multi-channel video at the Finnish Pavilion, is based on her time working undercover as a security guard in a large shopping centre. As she explains, it explores the concept of how private companies exert control over the behaviour of the public.
When a cryptocurrency investor asked a glass artist to recreate the ethereum logo, the two men initially had different visions of how to do this. But, as they explain, eventually they arrived at Ethereal – the world’s first glass-based NFT.
This year’s citywide jamboree features riot and revolution, gyrating bodies, battling jet planes, burning fountains and an exhibition for prisoners’ eyes only .
With rivers and wetlands at its thematic centre and Australia’s First People key, the 2022 biennale asserts that sustainability must no longer be a theme, but an action. This is art that packs a powerful political punch .
As artists squeeze themselves into the tiny fishing town for this year’s event, Brexit, migration and the climate crisis are the dominating themes for many of their thought-provoking works.
From goddesses and saints to demons, spirits and witches, from ancient to modern, this phenomenal exhibition celebrates the power of women and considers how that strength shapes our world.
Su talks about the new age group that tried to levitate the Pentagon, a story that informed her show at Venice, and says a lot of her work is about the interior of the body and physical transformation.
Aicher’s designs for the 1972 Munich Olympics changed the face of graphic design, but there was much more to his work. This book explores how his writing, thinking and making reflected the political, cultural and social climate of his time.
Now at two New York shows, Jaar continues to challenge social and political injustice. At the Whitney Biennial, we witness Black Lives Matter marchers being attacked by police and at Galerie Lelong, the artist gathers the work of more than 70 activist artists who have been central to his own thinking.
Lubaina Himid curates this sprawling and powerful group show exploring cities as seen and experienced by women.
Whether you consider him a madman or a genius, there is no doubt that Gaudí was responsible for a slew of incredible buildings in Barcelona. This retrospective, with three rooms devoted to the Sagrada Família alone, aims to aims to look beyond the cliches to the man himself and his work.
From the synthetic detritus of the oyster industry washed up on the Kent coast and the organic softness of sheep’s fleece, Bailey conjures up fascinating work. She explains what motivates her and how she became obsessed by these two very different materials.
The artist discusses his site-specific responses, often inspired by residencies, and the processes he uses to generate the most interesting work in that context.
An audiovisual exhibition that joins the dots between contemporary art, electronic music and technology, with varied results.
O’Malley says she wants her Irish Pavilion installation to be a welcoming space, for visitors to ‘feel the power and the height and weight of things’.
From the shed blown up by the British army to drone-shot footage of the Commons Chamber to a new work referencing Brexit, from the vast to the intimate, this major survey takes us through 30 years of Parker’s work.
Known for naming the domain of ‘bio-art’ and for his creation of a ‘green glowing bunny’, Kac is also a substantial pioneer of digital art. Here, he talks about his current ‘mini retrospective’ in New York.
In this fantastically creative play space, children have worked with the Turner-prize winning architectural practice Assemble to bring to life the ideas of the modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi.
The American artist discusses her new film work, Bloodlines, a masterful exploration of class, ownership and time glimpsed through the movement of George Stubbs’s paintings.
The curator, ecological activist and consultant discusses the power of artists to imagine everything from Golden Lion-winning eco-operas, to festivals exploring our relationships with nature.
From a 3,000-year-old Phoenician ivory relief of a temple prostitute to Rembrandt’s Girl at a Window to Wolfgang Tillmans’ photographic portrait of female techno DJ Smokin’ Jo, this ambitious exhibition emphasises the relationship between the act of looking and being looked at.