Niru Ratnam

Ai Weiwei: the perfect Asian artist for lazy western curators

22 August 2015 9:00 am

In September, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of works by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.…

‘Modern Family’, 2014, byEd Fornieles,at Chisenhale Gallery

‘Likes’, lacquered cherry pies and Anselm Kiefer: the weird world of post-internet art

27 September 2014 8:00 am

In the mid-1990s the art world got excited about internet art (or ‘net.art’, as those involved styled it). This new…

The sharp end of the art market: an Aleksandar Duravcevic sculpture at the Cologne Art Fair

The rise of the art fair – and the death of the small gallery

17 May 2014 9:00 am

In 1967, two Cologne-based gallerists came up with the Cologne Art Market — a trade fair where German galleries could…

When Britain’s avant-garde weren’t so shouty

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Niru Ratnam highlights the revival of interest in artists who were popular in the 1960s and 1970s

How to fight back when 'public art' is not for the public

8 February 2014 9:00 am

In recent years contemporary art and regeneration have gone hand in hand. Works such as Antony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the…

Market dominance: ‘Dustheads’, 1982, by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Do you think this painting is worth $48.4 million?

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Collectors may be mad for Jean-Michel Basquiat but the critics hate him. Niru Ratnam asks why

The boom in private museums

28 September 2013 9:00 am

In the past ten years museums of modern and contemporary art have proliferated around the world. New institutions have appeared…