Art and design

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Freak out! It's Nile Rodgers in your living room, singing and answering questions
The superstar hitmaker spent five hours answering 350 questions – to become the world’s first voice-interactive digital portrait. He reveals why the tell-all experience was thrilling – and sometimes upsetting

Etan Smallman

24, Mar, 2021 @7:35 AM

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China's rural revolution: the architects rescuing its villages from oblivion
After 20 years of frantic city-building, rustic China is in a death spiral. Now architects are helping to reverse the exodus – with inspirational tofu factories, rice wine distilleries and lotus tea plants

Oliver Wainwright

24, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Banksy's NHS Covid superhero nurse gift sold for record £16.7m
‘Game Changer’ was a work the artist made as a thank you to England’s health workers amid the pandemic

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

23, Mar, 2021 @5:14 PM

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Can anyone become an NFT collector? I tried it to find out
This year non-fungible tokens burst into the mainstream after several digital images and animations sold for absurd amounts – so I entered the world of NFTs myself

Oscar Schwartz

23, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Female street photographers on their art: 'It's about being in the present'
In a new book, women from an often male-dominated discipline talk about their work and their inspiration

Nadja Sayej

23, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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'Digital home' sells for $500,000 in latest NFT sale
Owner will be able to take virtual reality tour of ‘Mars house’, their new living quarters

Helen Sullivan

23, Mar, 2021 @5:20 AM

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National Gallery seals Southampton special relationship with Monet loan
Nine works will be sent in one of London institution’s largest ever loans to UK regional gallery

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

22, Mar, 2021 @2:49 PM

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‘This is radical love’ – the history of black queer Britain in pictures
From queer punks in Huddersfield to lesbian-run sound systems in Brixton, Black LGBTQ Britons have been raiding their old photograph collections to document some pioneering scenes

Jason Okundaye and Marc Thompson

22, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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'You are so missed': voicemails remember people of color murdered by law enforcement
An online audio project is collating birthday messages to focus on the lives of those black and brown people killed by police

Dream McClinton

22, Mar, 2021 @7:11 AM

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The cardboard cannabis lab: Thomas Demand's beautifully deceptive realities
From Saddam Hussein’s hiding place to the Stasi’s ransacked HQ, the German artist creates meticulous models of scenes – then photographs them. Now he’s moving on to the world of nature

Sean O’Hagan

22, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘We monitor its every breath’: inside Mount Etna’s war room
In the city of Catania, at the foot of the volcano, scientists are trying to explain its recent unusual behaviour

Lorenzo Tondo in Catania

22, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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'I have picked people up on the street': the secret life of architect Alvar Aalto
He built wild, magical buildings and furniture that is still thrilling today. But a new film suggests the celebrated Finn was also a domineering philanderer deeply indebted to his talented wives

Oliver Wainwright

21, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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