Videogames speak culture with ever increasing fluency, but cultural policy doesn’t speak much videogame (yet)
A new Australian exhibition suggests art was first made to attract mates, signal dangers or mimic nature. But this reduces a mysterious impulse to a biological drive
Bulgarian artist Erka has rightly protested against Sofia’s total lack of statues of women by erecting her own pop-up versions. But permanent statues don’t advance feminism – they trap people in the past
With mysterious underwater objects hinting at monsters and ancient civilisations – including a $4m Medusa – Damien Hirst could be about to reverse years of creative decline
The art at the Biennale de la Biche off Guadeloupe is set to disappear into the sea, thereby mirroring the futility and emptiness of elite events like Venice Biennale
With his song It’s You, Turner-winning artist Martin Creed has made the perfect antidote to the commercialised positivity of Christmas
The best political art is always viciously negative. And the monsterly qualities of Donald Trump are crying out for some hard-hitting mockery. So where are the likes of Chuck Close and Jeff Koons?
The Koons mystery deepens as another charge of plagiarism has been lobbed at the artist. But the latest claims are truly shocking
The Punkt phone, launched at the London design festival, lets you call and text. It also has nice buttons and is easy to hold. And that’s about it. Would you pay £229 for it?
A city in Zinjiang has a new public artwork that’s suspiciously similar to Kapoor’s Bean in Chicago – and the sculptor is incensed, though this is just the latest act of copycat culture in China. Are people in the west too precious about intellectual property rights?
Kardashian’s selfie is a hymn to the female body that harks back to the liberating portrayals of ample women in Renaissance and baroque art – and proves that ours is the most misogynist age in history
The Bank of England wants the public to pick an artist to appear on the new £20. Here’s why it’s a gamble that will never pay off
Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse spent six years photographing every door and window of a 54-storey tower in Johannesburg, while Viviane Sassen proves herself a sculptor of light. Set beside heartbreaking portraits of LGBTI South Africans and Russians letting loose on the beach, this year’s shortlist is full of intrigue
I used to think Anish Kapoor was just another contemporary artist with nothing to say – but his latest installation shows just how daring he really is
With a Richter selling for £30.4m and a Gauguin setting a new record for the most expensive painting ever sold, profit has disgustingly eclipsed creativity in the art world
We may be able to see it from space, but the world’s largest gif is really just an advertising stunt. We still need a real artist to create the first digital masterpiece
As Russian investors snap up an even greater stake in the contemporary art world, Jonathan Jones asks if there can ever be a truly independent art press
Armstrong, who has died aged 60, had a contrasting style to his great friend Nan Goldin, but their subjects were intertwined
Martini’s paintings go on show at the National Gallery to celebrate the Barber Institute’s 80th birthday, and Gerhard Richter sets a world record – all in your weekly art roundup
Meaning and dream collide in Barnett Newman’s work: that’s why the abstract expressionist’s Onement VI fetched $43.8m
The singer has sold a painting by Léger to fund girl’s education: the work’s modern beauty is a paean to strong women
Norwegian photographer, 32, holds off competition with poignant portraits of Anders Behring Breivik massacre survivors