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

When the New York art dealer David Zwirner opened his London gallery in October 2012, observers expected him to make…

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

Earlier this year a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, depicting two figures stoned on the hallucinogenic drug PCP, was offered for…

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…