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
There is a saying in computer science: garbage in, garbage out. When we feed machines data that reflects our prejudices, they mimic them – from antisemitic chatbots to racially biased software. Does a horrifying future await people forced to live at the mercy of algorithms?
A stuntwoman and artist, this 20th-century trailblazer was slandered and robbed by her rivals. As a new exhibition assesses the history of British tattoos, we reappraise the life of a radical
After mastectomy operations, some women are choosing to reclaim their bodies with beautiful and intricate designs
Plus Steve McQueen gets a major retrospective – but you’ll have to go to Switzerland to see it
Why is the artist spending a week in a cave full of bats with just a large tub of nuts for company?
The National Gallery’s Leonardo exhibition promises a unique chance to view his finest paintings and drawings. It also offers a glimpse of the artist’s true spirit