Art and design

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Bridget Riley at 90: a master who can leave you feeling elated, liberated – and even seasick
Bridget Riley swung the 60s with her reality-shifting creations. Now, in a new show to mark her 90th birthday, you can see them in all their glory

Jonathan Jones

10, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘This is our voice’: The Uyghur traditions being erased by China’s cultural crackdown
Ancient shrines, oral folklore and hip-hop cyphers are all part of a rich artistic heritage being ‘hollowed out’ in Xinjiang, say Uyghur exiles and scholars

Dale Berning Sawa

10, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Agency photographer of the year – 2021 shortlist
The Guardian’s team of picture editors highlights the work of some of the photographers whose work has stood out in 2021

10, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Escape from the cage of whiteness – Kehinde Wiley: The Prelude review
National Gallery, London
Barack Obama’s portraitist took black Londoners to Norway and filmed their frozen adventures. Shown alongside his diverse reworkings of great paintings, the result is an exhibition full of resonance

Adrian Searle

09, Dec, 2021 @5:56 PM

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‘I’m overwhelmed’ – Balkrishna Doshi, India’s most celebrated living architect, wins top UK honour
The defining architect of post-independence India, who worked with the likes of Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, has been awarded RIBA’s royal gold medal for his ‘delightfully purposeful’ buildings

Oliver Wainwright

09, Dec, 2021 @4:28 PM

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‘A wake up call to the industry’: the artist homes blazing a trail for affordable UK housing
Filled with light and designed around community living, A House for Artists in east London is designed to soften the impact of gentrification

Oliver Wainwright

09, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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From Russia with schmaltz: Moscow’s answer to Tate Modern opens with a Santa Barbara satire
Funded by a gas billionaire and sited in a former power station, the huge GES-2 gallery aims to elevate Moscow’s standing on the art world stage. And its headline act? Ragnar Kjartansson’s reshoot of the US soap that became a cult hit in Russia

Andrew Roth in Moscow

09, Dec, 2021 @9:47 AM

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From snubbing Mick Jagger to explaining the cosmos: the secret life of MC Escher and his impossible worlds
The artist’s mind-boggling works – full of stairways leading nowhere and water flowing uphill – defy logic. But did they also foresee the second world war? And why was he so riled by the Stones frontman?

Jonathan Jones

09, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Lawrence Weiner obituary
American conceptual artist with a contempt for commercialism who used words as his chief material

Charles Darwent

08, Dec, 2021 @4:02 PM

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Rajan the last ocean-swimming elephant: Jody MacDonald’s best photograph
‘He had been used for logging on the Andaman Islands. When I found him, he was 60, living in retirement – and loving his swims’

Interview by Graeme Green

08, Dec, 2021 @3:27 PM

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Hidden sketch revealed beneath Rembrandt’s The Night Watch
Restoration uncovers Dutch master’s original vision for 1642 painting for the first time

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

08, Dec, 2021 @12:53 PM

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‘This show is a historical event’: celebrating ‘unseen’ Asian American artists
At a groundbreaking new exhibition, three sculptors whose work has gone under-recognized over time are ushered into the spotlight

Lisa Wong Macabasco

07, Dec, 2021 @4:24 PM

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