why I welcome the decision to throw Bristol’s Edward Colston statue in the river

For years now, Bristol Council in south-west England had been failing to find a resolution for the question of...

Christo’s place in art history is not without controversy – here’s why

The history of art is written as if men of genius lead the rest of the world – us,...

how public space in India was refined by Charles Correa and Nek Chand Saini

In a single week this June, the world of architecture lost two artists who celebrated modern India through buildings,...

Picasso the…sculptor? Disputed purchase brings attention to lesser-known aspect of his art

A legal battle has erupted between art dealer Larry Gagosian and the royal family of Qatar, with each side...

Britain has kept the ‘Elgin Marbles’ for 200 years – now it’s time to pass...

It is lunacy to believe you own the moon, and no amount of tomato juice you spill into the...

The uncanny and Changwon Sculpture Biennale

In the week prior to my visit to South Korea there had been some ominous events. North Korea...

Here’s looking at Rodin’s Pierre de Wissant, monumental nude

In 1884, Auguste Rodin won the commission to create a memorial to the six brave citizens of Calais who...

Warm for the human form, from Rodin’s bronzes to stone slabs

Since the beginning of art as we know it, the human body has been central to artistic concerns. Classical...

Robot sculpture, coming to a gallery near you

Two weeks ago, in an industrial shed in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, a team of engineers installed a...

What to do with Confederate statues?

Could Russia teach us something about how to deal with difficult aspects of our national history? Many places in the...

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