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Aimee Dawson

Aimee is the associate digital editor at The Art Newspaper and a co-producer of the Week in Art podcast. She specialises in art from the Middle East and North Africa, having studied Arabic and Middle East studies and contemporary African and Asian art. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @amldawson

Interview
Social media

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has gained almost 200,000 social media followers since lockdown began—here's how

We speak to the museum's social media manager Claire Lanier about her digital engagement strategies in the age of Covid-19

Blog
Insta’ gratification

Social media crack-down: how Instagram ‘protects’ us from art

As the art world's use of online platforms increases, so does frustration around its draconian censorship of creative images

Blog
Insta’ gratification

An Instagram masterclass from the man behind the Louvre’s eight million social media followers

We caught up with the Paris institution's head of digital communications, Niko Melissano, to get his advice on creating a mega-museum Instagram presence

News
Digital art

Conservators and computer scientists join forces to update older internet works for today’s browsers

Work on Mark Napier’s 2002 piece net.flag was recently completed by the Guggenheim

Analysis
Art's Most Popular 2020

Which museums have the biggest social media followings?

Increasingly, the digital sphere is a new frontier for institutions to battle it out for the attention of culture-seekers

Podcast

The destruction of Australia’s ancient aboriginal rock art

Plus, art under threat in Putin's Russia and George Shaw on Thomas Jones. Produced in association with Christie's

Podcast

Art and social media: do museums need memes?

Plus, artist Rita Keegan on her postponed show and Julia Peyton-Jones on Leonardo. Produced in association with Christie's

News
Restoration

Furniture restorer disfigures Murillo’s 17th-century Virgin Mary—and charges owner €1,200

Spain’s art conservation community say the country needs to better regulate the industry

Podcast

What to do about problematic statues?

Plus, Hew Locke on Agostino Brunias's Dancing Scene in the West Indies. Produced in association with Christie's

News
Films

Shirin Neshat's award-winning films go online for 24 hours in mini film festival

Goodman Gallery is launching the video programme on 20 June—but you can watch Roja exclusively on The Art Newspaper website from tomorrow

Podcast

How to visit a gallery during a pandemic

Plus, the artist Deborah Roberts on Benny Andrews's No More Games in the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Produced in association with Christie's.

Podcast

Let’s talk about race: museums and the battle against white privilege

Plus, remembering Christo—the art world's wrap star. Produced in association with Christie's

Podcast

Houston, do we have a problem? The verdict on early museum openings in Texas

Plus, Ralph Rugoff on Southbank Centre's possible closure. Produced in association with Christie's

Podcast

Raphael: as great as Leonardo and Michelangelo?

Plus, the renaissance of mail art. Produced in association with Christie's

Podcast

Is the future of the art market online?

Plus, Rebecca Salter on Léon Spilliaert. Produced in association with Christie's

Podcast

Exclusive: Marina Abramovic on performance art post-pandemic

Plus, what is it like to visit a museum post-lockdown? Produced in association with Christie's

Blog
Insta’ gratification

Go live and thrive: tips for the art world when livestreaming on Instagram

We speak to livestream novice Denia Kazakou, the founder of RedD Gallery, to get some beginners’ advice

Feature
Social media

The art world has thrown itself into live broadcasts online—but are they any good?

Livestreaming on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Zoom has exploded in the past few months

Podcast

Can new tech recreate the hand of an Old Master?

Plus, Sophie Matisse on her great-grandfather Henri. Produced in association with Christie's

News
Digital art

Finding room for creativity on Zoom, eL Seed creates a collaborative collage online

The French-Tunisian street artist will sell prints of the work to raise funds for hospitals in Paris and Gabes

Podcast

The end of the blockbuster? Museums in a post-pandemic world

Plus, Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger explores Jackson Pollock’s Autumn Rhythm (Number 30). Produced in association with Christie's

Podcast

Donald Judd 101: the great artist in depth

Plus, Dia Art Foundation's curator Donna De Salvo on Duchamp’s Étant Donnés. Produced in association with Christie's

Podcast

Art theft: are museums safe under lockdown?

Plus, Laura Cumming on Breugel. Produced in association with Christie's

Podcast

Can the art market weather the coronavirus storm?

Plus, Sean Scully talks about his favourite "lonely work", The Moroccans by Matisse in New York's Museum of Modern Art. Produced in association with Christie's

coronavirus

'You will defeat the virus!': Jeff Koons sends video message to Italy

In his contribution to Palazzo Strozzi's digital project In Touch, the artist says Italian museums will "give humankind a light" to help find its way after coronavirus

Podcast

Saving the art world’s self-employed amidst the coronavirus crisis

We explore the devastating effects of the pandemic on art communities and discuss the different support packages in the UK, Germany and the US. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Marina Abramovic

'Italy, I love you': Marina Abramovic releases moving video message during the coronavirus crisis

Performance artist says we "must learn a lesson" from the disaster of the pandemic in her contribution to Palazzo Strozzi's new digital project

Podcast

Coronavirus: dispatches from Italy and China

We speak to our journalists Anna Somers Cocks and Lisa Movius about their experiences of lockdown. Plus, we begin a new feature—Lonely Works—where we look at individual works of art that are now hanging unseen in galleries. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Feature
Social media

The top six hashtags to follow now as the art world moves onto social media

The museums of Modern art in New York and San Francisco are leading the way on promoting digital content on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Ai Weiwei

'Stay home and stay together': Ai Weiwei offers coronavirus advice in new video

Chinese artist's video is part of Palazzo Strozzi's new digital project for users during lockdown

Feature
Podcast

Fill your ears with art: the top culture podcasts to listen to during the coronavirus lockdown

If you are craving creativity and are stuck at home, here are the best arty audios to keep you going

Feature
Digital Age

On coronavirus lockdown? The top online museum and art tours to enjoy from home

If you are in self-isolation or your local galleries have closed, here are the best digital initiatives to feed your need for art

Podcast

Titian’s poesie: an in-depth tour of 'the most beautiful pictures in the world'

We speak to Gabriele Finaldi about the challenges of opening a show at the time of coronavirus and to its curator about this extraordinary series of paintings. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Blog
Insta’ gratification

Augmented reality: the artists and museums pushing the limits of technology through Instagram

Sketch London's app that brings to life David Shrigley's prints is the latest in a string of developments from institutions like the New Museum and the Tate

Podcast

Remembering Ulay. Plus, how coronavirus cancelled Art Basel in Hong Kong

We speak to Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood about the late Ulay, and to Marc Spiegler, Art Basel’s global director, about what happened in Hong Kong. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Podcast

Surrealism: what was Britain's role?

Plus, Independent Art Fair's director on New York's changing gallery landscape. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

News
Films

An art-fuelled, 18th-century lesbian love affair: French film Portrait of a Lady on Fire released in UK

Emblematic tale of a doomed relationship between a woman and her portraitist, lauded by international critics, goes on show this week

News
Morocco

Marrakesh loses title of first African Capital of Culture after Moroccan government steps in

Rabat is given the accolade just a just a week before celebration events were scheduled to take place

Review
Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Alina Szapocznikow's haunting sculptures to Shirin Neshat's first London show in 20 years

Podcast

Who owns the Parthenon Marbles?

Plus, Shirin Neshat on Trump’s America. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Blog
Insta’ gratification

Instagram residencies: the artists moving into museums' digital spare rooms

As the Musée d’Orsay in Paris appoints an Instagram-artist-in-residence, we look at the growing trend in museums for social media takeovers and collaborations

Podcast

Does Los Angeles want a big art fair?

As Frieze Los Angeles opens, we look at the LA art scene. Plus, we explore the Met's exhibition Sahel about art from the Sahara. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Podcast

Tschabalala Self and radical figurative painting

The US artist discusses figurative painting ahead of her Whitechapel show; plus, why pregnancy was rarely depicted in the art of the past

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From dark and pensive Sudanese prints at Mosaic Rooms to An-My Lê's US road trip photographs at Marian Goodman Gallery

Podcast

The story of a fake Gauguin at the Getty

Plus, Canadian First Nations artist Kent Monkman on his Met paintings and the art of food at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

Podcast

2020: art market issues and big shows

We look at the year ahead for galleries, art fairs and auctions, and seek out the big shows in the UK, Europe and the US

Interview
Abed Al Kadiri

Capturing the streets: the Lebanese revolution through the eyes of an artist

Three months into the uprising we speak to Abed Al Kadiri about popular unity, state brutality and why he is documenting events through Chinese-style ink drawings

Blog
Insta’ gratification

Five steps to the perfect arty Instagram in 2020

Here are our top tips to help you gain—and keep—new followers in the new year

Podcast

2019: the year in review

The Art Newspaper team ponder 2019's biggest art stories. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Analysis
The Year in Review 2019

King Tut’s golden year, Koons’s worst: the highs and lows of the art world in 2019

As Notre Dame burned, protestors called the shots and a gold toilet vanished, it was certainly a year to remember

Review
Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Bomberg's love of the Renaissance to Bruce Conner's sexy music video

Podcast

Bananaman: who is Maurizio Cattelan? Plus, art and comedy

Everything you need to know about the artist behind the infamous banana. Plus, we talk to UK comedians Rob Auton, Jenny Eclair and Annie McGrath about the charity exhibition Art is the Best Medicine. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Podcast

Turner Prize shocker: what next? Plus, Teresita Fernández in Miami

We talk to Louisa Buck about the decision to award the Turner Prize to all of the nominees. Plus, Miami-born artist Teresita Fernández tells us about her homecoming show at Pérez Art Museum Miami. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Blog
Insta’ gratification

Instagram trials the removal of its 'like' button—here is what it means for avid users

The social media platform wants to "depressurise" the platform but the decision could cost creative influencers and artists dearly

Podcast

Troy: the show and the problem with BP sponsorship

We talk about the myth and reality of Troy presented in the British Museum's show and to an activist about ongoing protests relating to fossil-fuel companies' sponsorship of the arts. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Podcast

Dora Maar and Jann Haworth: acclaim at last

We take a tour of the Dora Maar show at London's Tate Modern, where the artist is finally getting her due, and talk to US artist Jann Haworth about her retrospective at Pallant House Gallery. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Podcast

Anselm Kiefer interview. Plus, New York auction 'gigaweek'

We talk to German artist Anselm Kiefer about his new works inspired by String Theory and ask expert Scott Reyburn why the art market is treading water. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Podcast

Tutmania returns. Plus, Duchamp in the US

We review Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at London's Saatchi Gallery and talk about the Modern master Marcel Duchamp at the Hirshhorn Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Blog
Insta’ gratification

Don’t make a hash(tag) of it: how to—and how not to—use hashtags on Instagram

We look at some of the best trending art campaigns and those that have been a flop

Podcast

Dread Scott’s slave revolt reenactment. Plus, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

The US artist on his two-day performance in Louisiana and the role of women in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Produced in association with Bonhams

Podcast

Leonardo at the Louvre: the spectacular show and the Salvator Mundi no-show

We speak to co-curator Vincent Delieuvin about the 13 years of research that went into the show and discuss the latest twist in the Salvator Mundi saga with author Ben Lewis. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

News
Politics

Beirut art spaces close en-masse as huge anti-government protests take over the city

Artists and institutions come out in support of protestors who are demanding political reforms in Lebanon

Interview
Shirin Neshat

‘This US government looks more like Iran's every day’: Shirin Neshat talks about the power of political satire ahead of LA show

The Iranian artist's major exhibition opens at the Broad museum features new work addressing discrimination in Trump's America

Podcast

Agnes Denes: environmental art pioneer. Plus, Rembrandt-Velázquez and De Hooch

We speak to the artist behind the extraordinary Wheatfield work and visit two new shows in the Netherlands. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Interview
Collector's Eye

‘I have works under every couch and chair’: inside the collection of Alia Al-Senussi

The art patron and consultant tells us about her special Robert Mapplethorpe gift and her love for her mother's ivory

Interview
Artist interview

'I'm drawn to contradictions': Danh Vo on why his London show includes work by the professor who told him to give up art

For his sprawling exhibition at South London Gallery the Vietnam-born, Danish artist salutes those who have influenced him

News
Artist interview

'Artists have to be good citizens': Himali Singh Soin on Brexit, climate change and the alien other

Frieze Artist Award winner’s Arctic-inspired video draws on the Victorian Ice Age to talk about today's big issues

Blog
Insta’ gratification

Is ‘Instagrammable’ art world praise or the ultimate insult?

Olafur Eliasson's show at London’s Tate Modern is the latest in an increasingly long line of exhibitions whose main take-away seems to be the perfect selfie

News
Obituaries

Huguette Caland—leading artist of the Arab world—has died, aged 88

Lebanese artist and designer who was known for her erotic line drawings and abstract paintings was "clearly ahead of her own time"

Podcast

Museum ethics. Plus, the Chicago Architecture Biennial

We discuss the increased scrutiny museums face over their sponsorship policies and the architectural heritage of Chicago

News
Middle East

Tate's huge 'Guernica of the Arab world' is recreated in tapestry so it can travel the world

Dia al-Azzawi's Sabra and Shatila Massacre has been commissioned by a Lebanese art foundation as an "archive of history"

News
Museums & Heritage

Middle East think-tank opens art gallery in Washington, DC

New space for Modern and contemporary art from the Arab world will put on five exhibitions a year

Review
Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Helen Beard's sexually fluid paintings to Helene Schjerfbeck's unique Nordic Modernism

Podcast

Tim Spall on playing L.S. Lowry. Plus, an exclusive interview with Chris Ofili and Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

We kick off the new season with a behind-the-scenes look at the film Mrs Lowry and Son and explore an artistic relationship in Trinidad