What results from urban planning, social practice, and a hunger for change? Theaster Gates at Richard Gray may be it. The latest exhibition from the Chicago based artist emphasised the intersection of fine art and social progression.
One building, one company, one person show the power of collaboration this Frieze.
His subversive drawings ridiculed authority figures and inspired the look of Freddie Mercury and the Village People. A new film tells the story of Touko Laaksonen’s rise to become Europe’s kinkiest art export
We love these camera paper sculptures by Seoul-based artist Lee Jihee. Lee is interested in how the technology of the time effected the design of the camera. He uses colourful paper to accentuate the form.
An exhibit by controversial artist Dana Schultz, accused of profiting from black pain, has led to anger, the latest in an increasingly long line of art world protests
A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum examines the history of racial persecution in the US while steering clear of explicit violence
Via concept art and sketches, we look at how developer Arkane envisaged one of the most visually spectacular games of the year
The rock star Alice Cooper has found an Andy Warhol masterpiece that could be worth millions “rolled up in a tube” in a storage locker.
Tate Modern, London
Civil rights meet aesthetics in this riveting survey of 20 crucial years of black American art and struggle
A range of alternative galleries have sprung up in the city, creating micro-museums that offer unique experiences not found in ‘white-walled galleries’
She put the shooting of her boyfriend on Facebook live. Now artist Luke Willis Thompson has turned Diamond Reynolds into a different kind of screen star
Austrian artist, whose bloody installation for Dark Mofo has sparked protests and controversy, says he has never been interested in provocation
Print from 1963 based on photo-booth image of artist obsessed with cult of celebrity to be sold at auction for first time
Bermondsey’s Drawing Room styles itself as Europe’s only public non-profit gallery dedicated to drawing.
Four years ago, Portugal’s capital felt like a ‘city on its knees’. Now it is being touted as hip, cheap and innovative. But is the socialist government failing Lisbon’s poor in its rush to revitalise?
For Sgt Pepper’s 50th anniversary, the great psychedelic visionary of feminist art has created a giant mop-top mural inspired by Fixing a Hole – a song that sums up what she has spent her entire career doing
Turner prize-winning artist says he hopes posters are self-explanatory – especially after Theresa May’s social care U-turn
The main show is a woolly walk through hand-wringing hippydom and flowerpot trainers. But elsewhere, the biennale bares its teeth in works of danger and daring
The Greek capital has been invaded by talking frogs, dyed lambs and marble tents. But many locals are furious at the ‘colonial attitudes’ of the German art extravaganza
British Pavilion, Venice Biennale
The 73-year-old sculptor’s most significant show yet is a crowded game of associations, where skeletal megaphones spar with concrete clods. But is there space for us to play too?