Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Art created in response to Aids crisis resonates at Art Basel

Peter Hujar, whose work is still being uncovered posthumously, is among artists receiving acclaim

UBS and Art Basel mark 30th anniversary of their collaboration

As the milestone is celebrated with a joint commission, protestors attack UBS’s record on fossil-fuel investment

Anya Gallaccio wins commission for London’s first ever HIV/Aids memorial

The winning proposal features a tree trunk from which rings have been extracted and displayed nearby

Animal rights protestors cover painting of King Charles III in Wallace and Gromit stickers

Jonathan Yeo’s work was defaced by activists from the Animal Rising group

Would you Adam and Eve it? Michael Landy’s new public art piece brings Cockney Rhyming Slang alive

Signs on show across London’s East Bank highlight the endangered rhyming dialect

UK foundation makes mark ahead of general election with £30m gift aimed at promoting arts education

Clore Duffield organisation will back the creation of extra learning spaces and a new garden at Tate Britain

British Museum opens new storage and research facility

Known as BM_ARC, the site in Berkshire houses around 1.3 million objects from the London museum and is intended for scholars as well as members of the public

Student sit-in at Goldsmiths in protest over planned job cuts

The college—an alma mater of Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst—faces a restructure and more than 130 possible redundancies

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Tears, tantrums and Turner Prize titbits: Lynn Barber on the messy art of interviewing artists

In her latest book, the veteran UK journalist recalls her many encounters with artists such as Salvador Dalí, Howard Hodgkin and the Chapman brothers

‘It must stop!’: French culture minister pursuing new law to deter art activists

Rachida Dati tweeted about implementing a penal policy to combat the vandalism of works of art following an attack on a Monet masterpiece

UK General Election | ‘End the culture of culture washing': art world figures express hopes and fears for the forthcoming vote

We spoke to cultural historians, former ministers and museum directors about the changes they hope to see for the culture sector—and crucially, who they will vote for

Tate director Maria Balshaw criticises British Museum’s sponsorship deal with BP

In an interview in the Observer newspaper, Balshaw also discussed the controversy around Tate Britain's Hogarth show, which one art critic described as "wokeish drivel"

New UK digital art school provides artist workshops and supplies for NHS mental health units

Online sessions will be led by artists such as Sutapa Biswas and Sarah Dwyer

The art world's AI dilemma: informed insight from industry experts

The artist Refik Anadol, the museum director Thomas Campbell and the Future Art Ecosystems team at Serpentine share insights on how to thrive while working with artificial intelligence in 2024

Tatenews

Leigh Bowery, Emily Kam Kngwarray and Lee Miller—Tate reveals its 2025 exhibition programme

A blockbuster show focused on Turner and Constable plus a vast survey of Nigerian modernism are also in the pipeline

Hockney meets a Renaissance master in National Gallery two-hander

Exhibition to explore David Hockney’s lifelong association with the London museum and engagement with Piero della Francesca’s “The Baptism of Christ“

Newly discovered drawings in Pompeii indicate children saw gladiators in bloody action

Charcoal sketches highlight they ‘witnessed battles in the amphitheatre’, says park director

New ‘Caravaggio’ work unveiled at the Prado divides scholars

Ecce Homo work goes on show at Madrid museum but some critics disagree with new attribution

Julie Mehretu’s BMW Art Car revealed at Centre Pompidou

The design is inspired by a painting currently on view in the artist’s exhibition in Venice

Blavatnik up, no change for Zabludowicz: Sunday Times Rich List reveals art world fortunes

This year's list records a historic low for the number of British billionaires

Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart at centre of portrait controversy

Mining magnate asked National Gallery of Australia to remove depiction by Aboriginal artist Vincent Namatjira

Mystery of Mona Lisa’s background may have been solved

A geologist claims to have identified the landscape in Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous work as being that of a particular city in northern Italy, but some experts disagree

Vatican Museums staff bring legal action over ‘unfair and poor’ working conditions

Nearly 50 workers have signed a petition raising doubts over safety in what is the first ever class action against the Vatican

Palais de Tokyo patron row intensifies after French art world figures sign letter of support

Sandra Hegedüs, who withdrew funding for the Paris centre, responded to the letter, signed by Chris Dercon among others, in Instagram posts

Tate chair reveals story behind Sackler name removal

Roland Rudd is on the lookout for new donors for the London institution

Climate protestors charged over Magna Carta attack in London

Members of Just Stop Oil tried to smash the case housing the historic document at the British Library

British Museum on the hunt for 'visionary' design team to help transform space

The institution launches competition to find an architectural firm that can transform its Bloomsbury site

The National Gallery, London, celebrates its bicentenary with a full-colour Big Birthday Weekend

Music, poetry, and Renaissance selfies are on the menu and—for two nights only—the Trafalgar Square frontage will be lit up with a dazzling, projection-mapped show on the museum's 200-year history