Sculpture

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Of stone and wood: sculptor Barbara Hepworth steps out of Henry Moore’s shadow
Almost half a century after her death, the prolific British artist, whose ‘holes’ in sculptures changed modern abstract art, has her first major exhibition in Australia

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

25, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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From Athens with love: the NGV’s dizzying recreation of the Parthenon
Temple of Boom sees the ancient monument reconstructed and covered with art in the gallery’s garden, inviting the public to reflect on its beauty – and complicated history

Nathan Dunne

21, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Magdalena Abakanowicz: Every Tangle of Thread and Rope review – a wonder weaver
The radical, grand-scale textile sculptures of the late Polish artist are a sensory delight in this sensitively curated show

Laura Cumming

20, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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A Statue of One’s Own: the new Virginia Woolf sculpture that’s challenging stereotypes
Passersby are encouraged to take a selfie with the monument that artist Laury Dizengremel hopes will inspire women and girls

Katy Guest

16, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Magdalena Abakanowicz review – so is that a nose or a testicle?
Abakanowicz’s enormous textile works – in which giant creations evoke bodies, sex and domesticity – are undeniably powerful

Adrian Searle

15, Nov, 2022 @5:55 PM

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‘Magic in your own back yard’: Danish artist hides enormous trolls deep in Western Australia
Featuring six trolls made out of salvaged scrap wood, Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah are towering tributes to sustainability, adventure and imagination

Rosamund Brennan

14, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts reopens with crooked painting and green cat
Curators introduce playful touches to confound expectations about how art should be displayed

Jennifer Rankin in Antwerp

11, Nov, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Digital Benin project reunites bronzes looted by British soldiers
Comprehensive database of Benin bronzes held by museums raises questions about where they belong

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

10, Nov, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Biggest art sale in history as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s collection fetches $1.5bn
Works by Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Gustav Klimt each sell for more than $100m, with more set for auction on Thursday

Staff and agencies

10, Nov, 2022 @5:29 AM

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Emeralds, elephants and Eric the opalised fossil: the 10 greatest stones in art
From a pliosaur skeleton now known to Australian museumgoers as Eric to the basalt that built Robert Smithson’s almighty Spiral Jetty, these are stones that really speak

Hettie Judah

07, Nov, 2022 @4:39 PM

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Stephen Cripps: In Real Life; Lindsay Seers and Keith Sargent: Cold Light review – dreams and visions
A homage to the fleeting, fiery performances of a mysterious, original artist is a natural accompaniment to a riveting exploration of connection and association

Laura Cumming

06, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Street smarts: educational guided walks across the UK
From architecture in London, street art in Belfast and city routes hosted by former homeless people, here are some of the most informative trails on offer

Alice O'Keeffe

31, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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