Louisa Buck

Louisa Buck is the contemporary art correspondent at The Art Newspaper


Glasgow International has no title—but it certainly has a point

While there is no overarching theme, works dealing with the impact of conflict and the legacy of colonialism dominate the tenth edition of the city-wide event this year

Green is the new black | Dia Art Foundation’s latest eco plans are a reminder of how it has always been a beacon of sustainability

Since its founding 50 years ago, the organisation has championed several environmentally friendly principles through its programme and building projects

London Gallery Weekend 2024: our critics pick their top shows

As 130 galleries take part in this year's fourth edition of the event, Ben Luke and Louisa Buck roundup some of their exhibition highlights, from John Baldessari to Michaël Borremans, Nan Goldin to BLCKGEEZER

Alvaro Barrington: the artist bringing carnival and the Caribbean to Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries

With his new London commission, the Venezuela-born painter is exploring the UK’s impact around the globe with a sweeping installation partly inspired by his grandmother’s plastic sofa coverings

Lake District project connects rural England to international art world

Grizedale Arts combines creativity and hospitality in reopening region’s oldest inn

New UN partnership signed in Venice places visual arts sector at heart of climate battle

The initiative has made the recently formed Art Charter for Climate Action (ACCA) an official pillar of a UN alliance striving to enact environmental action across the world

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Gasworks in London celebrates 30 glorious years

The artist studios and residencies provider is modest in size but huge in impact

Steve McQueen: the Oscar-winner who still sees himself first and foremost as an artist

In his new commission for Dia Beacon, the British artist and director has focused on the trauma of African enslavement and the creation of a Black Atlantic culture with a screenless composition of light, colour and sound

Venice Biennale 2024: our pick of collateral shows

Alongside the main event, there's a plethora of exhibitions vying for visitors' attention. We've selected some of our favourites, ranging from Shahzia Sikander fairytale gothic palace to Andrzej Wróblewski's poignant depictions of war

Venice Biennale 2024: the must-see pavilions around town

Take a tour of a women's prison on Giudecca or a picturesque church in Cannaregio with our pick of pavilions beyond the Giardini and Arsenale

John Akomfrah: ‘What are the histories, the questions, the narratives?’

The British artist and film-maker's Biennale exhibition will build on his past investigations of race, memory and identity

Mark Bradford makes a surprise speech at Adriano Pedrosa's artist dinner

The artist, who represented the US in 2017, spoke about the artistic director's “generosity and quiet power to change things”

Powerhouse south London art organisation Gasworks celebrates 30 years

The exhibition space, international residency and workshop has given early platforms to now major names like Tania Bruguera, Sonia Boyce and Subodh Gupta

How an art centre in a former power station is harnessing the word ‘no’ to help save the planet

Germany’s E-Werk Luckenwalde, which seeks to be environmentally friendly in all aspects of its work, is hosting a festival that highlights the wide-ranging potential of restraint

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Radical reboot of Black presence in art explored in three London shows

The white, Western canon is being reassessed at the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy and the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Among the seemingly endless round of biennials, eco-minded Klima Biennale in Vienna offers something genuinely new

Austrian capital is working with a local and international artists to provide some fresh perspectives on confronting the world’s environmental crises


Nari Ward: the artist using found objects to tell the stories of Harlem and beyond

Ahead of a new show in Milan, the New York-based artist explains how he came to use materials such as bottles and baseball bats after becoming frustrated with drawing, and why he uses ceremonial methods in his work

Subversive stitch: textile shows across UK unravel histories and weave new tales

From Lubaina Himid's colonial cotton at the Holburne Museum to a group survey at the Barbican, the once maligned medium is in the spotlight

The latest exhibition at England's Baltic sets a whole new bar for showing art in a climate crisis

Stepping Softly on the Earth embodies the themes of sustainability and interconnectedness both in its theme and how it has been put together

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At last, institutions join forces to take environmental action

Major events in London and Tokyo signal a much-needed shift in the conversation around museums and growth, and a move towards significant practical action

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The shape of water—artist Alia Farid on the impact of extractive industries in Iraq and Kuwait

The Kuwaiti-Puerto Rican artist and Artes Mundi nominee explores the Arab diaspora in Puerto Rico in Chisenhale Gallery show

New displays at Imperial War Museum come at a crucial time for world peace

The London museum's thematic approach to conflict references current conflicts as well as historic ones

The Year in Review 2023: the biggest stories and the best shows

From the British Museum thefts to the consequences in art and heritage of the Israel-Hamas war

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Louisa Buck and Benjamin Sutton. Produced by David Clack, Julia Michalska and Alexander Morrison
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Tate Britain invites you to eat the patriarchy—literally

For the museum's landmark survey of British feminist art, Bobby Baker has reconstructed her 1976 edible work of a life-sized family made from cake and biscuits

At London's Barbican, the female body's link to nature isn’t just lyrical—it's hardcore political

And a new show opens at the city's William Morris Gallery with a focus on radical landscapes

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Marina Abramović passes the baton on to a new generation of performers

A group of London shows, performances and events organised around the pioneering artist sees her extend her legacy

Zak Ové: ‘I learned that the important thing is never to be shut down’

The artist’s rocket sculpture explores Black influences on the Western world

Tate, Fitzwilliam and Arts Council scoop up works at Frieze

Plus, the winners of prominent young and emerging artist prizes have been revealed