Unit London just launched Platform, an online exhibitions programme highlighting urgent socio-political issues. Participating artists create new works engaging with a political, cultural or social issue that they feel close to. In alignment with the core social principle of the programme, 10% of sales proceeds from each exhibition will benefit a charity nominated by the artist and/or curator.
The widening gap in youth mortality between the developed and developing world is down to traffic accidents, violence and disease, a new analysis shows
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?
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
What part did black artists play in America’s civil rights struggle? They reinvented Superman and took a seven-mile artwork through Harlem. As the Tate tackles this tumultuous era with Soul of a Nation, we meet the show’s star attractions
From Man Ray’s portrait of Virginia Woolf to Orton’s library book collages and Noël Coward’s dressing gown, this vital survey is bursting with fascinating stories
From Aleah Chapin’s super-sized greying nudes to Eduardo Paolozzi’s tender casts of his own hands, the art on show at the Royal College of General Practitioners is all flesh and blood and bones and sinew
Southwark opts for rival proposal from Mayfair-based property developer that includes only 50 artists’ spaces in Peckham multistorey
In such a unique landscape, residents are more or less philosophical about the prospective £1.5m sale of the wildlife-rich nature reserve
After mastectomy operations, some women are choosing to reclaim their bodies with beautiful and intricate designs
Hayward Gallery, London
From flak jackets to flotsam to Farrow & Ball, seven artists curate an inspired cultural history of postwar Britain
After a ceremonial event to mark the preservation of the hallowed undercroft is blocked, skaters must question how open the space really is
David Lammy’s Fourwalls film project asked London’s residents to share their experiences and stories of life in the capital. We round up some of the best short films, revealing the realities of the city’s housing crisis
Microsoft’s GPS-enabled navigation headset provides directions and live transport information, and ‘paints a picture of the world through sound’
Liz Crow appeared on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth dressed as a Nazi. This week, she’s living the most private part of her life in a gallery. Here she explains why
Ovenden was found guilty of six charges of indecency with a child and one of indecent assault at Truro crown court
Councillor writes to Arts Council to seek help in returning mural, which went missing before turning up for auction in the US
Is public art a luxury the poor cannot afford? The mayor of one London borough wants to sell off a wonderful sculpture by Henry Moore. Times are hard, but its loss would be a tragedy – and would set a dangerous precedent
At the end of the 1940s, finding marble in short supply, sculptor Barbara Hepworth took her sketchpad into hospitals. The results are full of drama and passion
Half of galleries may be forced out as upmarket London art district faces being ‘killed off by the greed of the landlords’
Artist Martin Creed has asked us all to ring a bell on the first day of the Olympics. Creed believes in public art of the collective, but what does it really mean if we all ring a bell at once?
Stockwell Studios sold by ‘John Lewis council’ to housing developer after artists spent £70,000 on renovations
Charity that helps museums and galleries acquire artworks has seen record gain in membership over past year