Monday, December 9, 2019

Buffalo jumps and handmade lingerie: the Native American artists 'reversing colonialism'

A woman stands alone in an empty landscape, poised before a precipice. Her face is daubed with thick white paint, and she is...

Sunken steel-clad Brexit Bunker built in garden of London house

Rise Design Studio has sunk a weathered steel-clad extension in the garden of a London house as a sanctuary from the UK's Brexit-dominated...

'Good for them!' – subverting the Turner prize is what artists are meant to...

Personally, I’m happy that the four artists shortlisted for this year’s Turner prize decided to ask the judges to view them as a...

Turner prize awarded four ways after artists' plea to judges

All four artists shortlisted for the 2019 Turner prize have been named winners after they came together and made a plea for judges...

Life in a Greek makeshift migrant camp – in pictures

Conditions remain difficult in Moria, the overcrowded refugee camp on the island of Lesbos. Last week the Greek government announced it would shut...

‘People were afraid of me’: the artist who turned her breasts into a cinema

In 1980, women artists represented Austria at the Venice Biennale for the first time. One was the 60-year-old painter Maria Lassnig; the other...

Forgotten Masters review – the natural history geniuses robbed by the British empire

The bat looks at you with bright black eyes, shining with intelligence. The artist has turned this natural study into a portrait, giving...

'Colour's too distracting': Bastiaan Woudt's dream world – in pictures

Brothers, 2017 ‘My inspiration comes from many forms of art, but, in particular, the old masters of photography. Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Man Ray,...

Reading nook and a hidden room added in London house extension

Architecture practice Thomas-McBrien extended a London house, adding a oak-lined reading nook and a utility room hidden behind a secret door along with...

War and pissoirs: how the urinals of Paris helped beat the Nazis

At 11pm on 6 December 1876, policemen patrolling the Champs-Élysées discovered a well-to-do bourgeois in a public toilet, engaged in what they described...

'She worked against forgetting': Holocaust survivor's art goes on display

The paintings of Ceija Stojka, dabbed from decades-old memories in oil and acrylic, often lack titles. They are seldom necessary. In one, a train...

Photographic discovery is a window into Soviet-era Ukraine photo essay

When war broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014, thousands of people were forced to flee their homes, transforming thriving communities into ghost...

American quilts hailed as miraculous works of modern art come to UK

When the wildly distinctive quilts made by generations of rural women in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, went on display in New York, one critic...

Caught in the crush: are our galleries now hopelessly overcrowded?

Damp from the rain, umbrellas shoved into our bags, we jostle each other politely – at first. But as I progress through Tate...

The Millennium Dome 20 years on… revisiting a very British fiasco

I entered through a discreet door in Whitehall, that of the Cabinet Office, and passed down a long sequence of spaces – literally,...

Jeremy Deller: ‘Parliament Square is like something from Hogarth’s Britain’

Jeremy Deller makes films, stages historical reenactments and once organised a life-drawing class with a nude Iggy Pop – any kind of art,...

Through your eyes: 150 years of Stonehenge – in pictures

Last year, to celebrate 100 years since Stonehenge was given to the nation, English Heritage asked the public to share their photographs of...

From iPad to glossy book: new hi-tech art by Hockney unveiled

When David Hockney discovered he could create works of art on an iPhone, he was excited by the possibilities – and the fact...

Eco-Visionaries: Confronting a Planet in a State of Emergency review – speculative and oblique

There are appropriate responses to climate emergency: anger, seriousness, the determination to do something about it. Also, the recognition of the scale and...

An architectural ski tour: Les Arcs, 50 years on

‘Chocolate box” isn’t a term you’d associate with the Les Arcs ski area. Arc 1950, added in 2003, is cute and traditionally Savoyard...

Studio Ben Allen designs artichoke-shaped garden room

Green shingles cover the exterior of this octagonal, flatpack garden room in south west London, designed by Studio Ben Allen.The design of A...

Basquiat and Haring: unprecedented art show revives the 'manic draughtsmen' of 80s New York

When Gil Vasquez was a young DJ in New York, two things happened that changed his life: his closest friend, Keith Haring, died...

John Holloway obituary

My father, John Holloway, who has died aged 90, was a photographic artist, teacher and nature conservationist. Based on the Sussex Downs, he...

Austria's feminist agitator and Renaissance bling – the week in art

Exhibition of the week Valie ExportThe incendiary feminist art of an Austrian revolutionary who named herself in defiance of patriarchy and nationalism.• Galerie Thaddaeus...

Party time! The photographer who captured the other swinging sixties

James Barnor is in Paris looking through negatives and old photographs, some of which he hasn’t seen since he took them more than...

Buy a Guardian classic photograph: Yates’s in Blackpool, by Don McPhee

Photograph: Don McPhee/The Guardian Yates’s is Britain’s oldest pub chain, founded as Yates’s Wine Lodge in 1884 in Oldham, Lancashire. Historically,...

Tate Britain unveils post-apocalyptic Christmas decorations

Loud sounds of crashing thunder, cawing tropical birds, swarming mosquitoes and the smash of collapsing ice will greet visitors to what could be...

Pierre Huyghe’s Human Mask: grace and mystery in a post-apocalyptic world

No man’s land … In Pierre Huyghe’s exquisitely unsettling 19-minute film Human Mask from 2014, drone footage of Fukushima, decimated after the tsunami that...

Other Spaces / Transformer review – a mind-blowing rumble in the jungle

I’m sitting on a beanbag in a dark room, staring at a split-screen scored with apple-green blips and streaks of light that –...

Competition: win a three-night stay with five friends at Cabü by the Sea in...

In our latest competition, we're offering one reader and five friends a three-night stay in the Boat House cabin at Cabü by the...