‘María Luisa wearing a Mantilla’ by Goya
©Colecciones Reales, Patrimonio Nacional

Goya portraits at the National Gallery

Jackie Wullschlager on the painter’s skill in depicting the faces of a changing world

Left and centre, power figures from the Yombe group of the Kongo peoples. Right: power figure from the Vili group (all 19th century)

Kongo: Power and Majesty, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York — review

A stirring show that documents 500 years of west African culture

The Art Market: Fontana’s golden eggs

Why London’s Italian scene is not so ‘povera’; Simon de Pury shacks up with Christie’s; Damien Hirst’s museum

John Hoyland at Newport Street Gallery

Jackie Wullschlager on Damien Hirst’s new gallery and the overlooked British art of the 1960s

Antony Gormley’s ‘Vessel’ (2012), shown as part of ‘Follia Continua!’ in Paris
©Marc Domage

The provocation of sculpture

Antony Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North and Event Horizon, on why sculpture produces such strong reactions

Totem Procession at the 1924 Althing

Snapshot: ‘Intellectual Barbarians: The Kibbo Kift Kindred’

An exhibition of the art produced by the group

Turner Prize 2015, Tramway, Glasgow

The prize gets a reboot in an an outstanding space

'Baboon and Young' (1951) and 'Head of a Warrior' (1933). Photo: 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
©2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights

Picasso Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York

A new exhibition delights in the artist’s playful wizardry

‘Reason’s Oxymoron’ by Kader Attia
©Blaise Adilon; ADAGP, Paris 2015

Biennale de Lyon: challenges of modern life

Serious, provocative and surprisingly entertaining works are on display at the French city

Cornel Brudascu: ‘Youth on the building yard’
©Cornel Brudascu/Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca

Pop art goes political

Tate’s survey proves there was more to this genre than consumer goods

Face of Britain, National Portrait Gallery, London

A new show in collaboration with Simon Schama explores portraiture through themes

Ai Weiwei at London’s Royal Academy

The Chinese artist’s exhibition shows that dissident art doesn’t have to sacrifice imagination. By Rachel Spence

The Art Market: China slowdown impact

Shanghai Art Week kicks off; how will the slowdown in China affect art sales?

Snapshot: ‘Students, Workers, Villagers 1964-1978’ by Kazuo Kitai

One of the foremost protest photographers of the 20th century captures the lives of Japanese villagers after a harvest

William Kentridge, Marian Goodman Gallery, London — interview

Kentridge combines political relevance with imaginative power

Ai Weiwei

Freed from confinement, the Chinese artist returns to Europe with a show he thought he might never see

Snapshot: ‘The Situation Room’ (2012-14) by Will Ryman

A sculpture based on a photograph taken the day Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces

In search of the face of Britain

Great portraits capture a person’s essence but, Simon Schama asks, what do they say about a nation?

Blood and Jewry examined in London exhibition

Visitors invited to roll up sleeves and donate after show

Openings: Prepare for an invasion of butterflies

TeamLab uses digital media to create artwork to rattle our perceptions and generally blow our minds