Diego Velázquez changed western art – and the relationship of artist, artwork and spectator – by placing himself in his painting Las Meninas, says Jason Farago.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including how mobile phones ruined storytelling, the revival of forgotten words and the perils of quotation.
Alex Gibney’s Going Clear demystifies the powerful organisation. Owen Gleiberman awards five stars to a film that ‘has the scary intensity of a thriller’.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art has survived a tragic recent fire and remains ‘a truly functional work of art’, writes Jonathan Glancey.
The show is now 30 years old – but where is the diversity? Ramsay Street doesn’t reflect modern Australia, writes Clementine Ford.
Massive fairs like Art Basel Hong Kong fill vast spaces and attract huge crowds. How do visitors stop feeling overwhelmed? Linda Kennedy finds some solutions.
Over the past 20 years South by Southwest and directors Richard Linklater and Robert Rodriguez have turned the Lone Star state into a movie powerhouse.
A new Oscar-nominated film tells the life story of Sebastião Salgado. Its co-director Wim Wenders talks to Tom Brook about the economist-turned-photographer.
Is criticising the government falling out of fashion among China’s artists? Linda Kennedy speaks to creators and critics at Art Basel in Hong Kong to find out.
Composers are always testing performers’ limits – but yesterday’s ‘unplayable’ work is tomorrow’s concert standard, writes Clemency Burton-Hill.