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  1. April 7, 2014

    Photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin – interview

    On the day I interview photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin, Italy is behaving like the little girl with a curl – either very,...

  2. March 28, 2014

    Short cuts: Grand Hotel’s matbordet, Sigmund Freud Museum exhibition, and Luna Hotel Baglioni’s new terrace suite

    Stockholm In his illuminating book on the Nordic countries, The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Michael Booth quotes the...

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  1. March 24, 2014

    Who has the right to self-determination?

    Independence referendums are all the rage. After Crimea’s internationally condemned plebiscite on leaving Ukraine and...

  2. March 21, 2014

    Three Italian gardens that reflect their founders’ goodwill

    The garden of Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice can be seen from the campiello (little square) opposite the...

  3. March 21, 2014

    Veronese’s virtues in painting

    Grappling with his portrait of Greta Moll in 1908, Matisse demanded 30 hours of sittings to produce a likeness of the...

  4. March 18, 2014

    Q&A: Tayeba Begum Lipi

    Born in 1969 in Gaibandha, a town in the northern part of Bangladesh, the artist Tayeba Begum Lipi first sprang to global...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    February 25, 2014

    Strike a Pose

    Marco Secchi/Getty Images Three people dressed in Carnival costumes pose at the Doge’s Palace on Tuesday in Venice. The 2014...

  6. December 20, 2013

    Will the Dubai Film Festival ever rival Cannes?

    Dubai has transformed shopping and globe-trotting in the 21st century. Not content with dragging tourism and consumerism...

  7. December 20, 2013

    Rediscovering the Renaissance master Antonello da Messina

    The tendency to describe old masters, from Giotto to Rembrandt, as the “first of the moderns” is so ubiquitous as to be...

  8. December 13, 2013

    Banker Simon Mordant on the new Australian pavilion in Venice

    One name links two separate announcements in the past month that will shape Australia’s arts scene for the next couple of...

  9. December 11, 2013

    Building the ideal city

    In 1593, the Venetians decided to build a new city to celebrate victory over the Ottomans at the Battle of Lepanto. A...

  10. November 17, 2013

    Hantaï, Hartung, Soulages, Tàpies, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London – review

    An ambitious concept for a painting show – four distinctive yet united figures in the evolution of postwar European...

  11. November 15, 2013

    Italy’s luxury property sector proves beacon of hope in recession

    Italy’s ‘great sell-off’: hot properties An imposing bronze statue of a gladiator armed with trident and net overlooks the...

  12. October 24, 2013

    Anthony Caro, greatest British sculptor of his generation, dies

    Anthony Caro, who has died aged 89, lived to be the foremost British sculptor of the later 20th century, matched only by...

  13. Material World

    October 24, 2013

    After fashion, films, museums and art Prada takes on the printed word

    Miuccia Prada has always positioned her stylistic vision firmly at a crossroads where fashion both intersects – and...

  14. September 27, 2013

    Avignon: a city at ease with its rollercoaster past

    “Men are we,” wrote Wordsworth about Venice, “and must grieve, when even the Shade/ Of that which once was great is passed...

  15. September 17, 2013

    Roger Hiorns, Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK – review

    Not content with launching itself as an ambitious and alluring new gallery two years ago, the Hepworth Wakefield has now...

  16. September 15, 2013

    Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi, Wigmore Hall, London – review

    One of the most positive developments in baroque musical performance over the past 30 years has been the rise of the period...

  17. September 8, 2013

    Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion

    It was a “one, two” victory moment at Venice. The result of the 70th Mostra del Cinema was: Italy won, Taiwan too....

  18. September 6, 2013

    Reviews: Venice film festival

    A lynch mob sets upon a mass murderer. A true-life sports hero reveals he has lied for most of his career. A homeless family...

  19. September 2, 2013

    Venice Film Festival – first report

    In space no one can hear you scream – a fact re-learned in the opening film Gravity – but in Venice you can hear and be...

  20. September 1, 2013

    Emily Young, We Are Stone’s Children, Fine Art Society, London – review

    This superb show of new work by Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor comes from Venice, where monumental, hieratic, yet...

  21. August 9, 2013

    Power dressing: Majid Mohammadi

    Majid Mohammadi is chief executive of Cutler & Gross, an Anglo-Italian luxury eyewear brand. A chartered accountant by...

  22. July 26, 2013

    Conservation: Factum Arte remaking history

    Factum Arte was founded in 2001 by the British artist Adam Lowe. Since then, he and his Madrid-based team of artists,...

  23. July 22, 2013

    The Merchant of Venice, Bregenz Festival, Austria – review

    André Tchaikowsky gave his pound of flesh, in the form of three traumatic operations when he was seven years old to reverse...

  24. July 19, 2013

    Short cuts: Travel news and inspiration

    Paris Onefinestay, a pioneering home-rental business set up in London in 2009, has announced it is to launch in Paris in...

  25. July 19, 2013

    Aman Canal Grande, Venice

    Almost as soon as your water taxi slips out from under the Rialto Bridge, heading west along the Grand Canal, the Palazzo...

  26. July 5, 2013

    Leaving Las Vegas a heritage

    Vegas Vic is a 40-ft, neon-lit sign of a smiling cowboy with a glint in his eye, and a cocky wave at his permanent disposal....

  27. June 28, 2013

    It’s time to get serious

    Some things are eternal. The tides rise and fall; swallows fly south every year. And the art market closes down for the...

  28. June 28, 2013

    Fibre optics

    At 10am on the opening morning of India’s Kochi Biennale, Ernesto Neto is not the only artist to look exhausted. A glut of...

  29. June 27, 2013

    The art of collecting

    “The passion is so intense, it’s like a disease,” says Thea Westreich Wagner of her appetite for collecting art. She and her...

  30. Material World

    June 24, 2013

    Italian fashion brand + Chinese artist = mega-sales? Iceberg and Yi Zhou test the theory

    These days we all hold certain truths to be self-evident: 1) that the Chinese market, while slowing, is still expected to be...

  31. June 7, 2013

    The Art Market: an auction-packed week

    After New York, Hong Kong and Venice, and before the High Mass of Art Basel, it’s time for a stop in London. The auction...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    May 29, 2013

    Installation called 'Bang' by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

    Stefano Rellandini/Reuters Visitors looks at the installation called ‘Bang’ by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at the German...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    May 29, 2013

    Jeremy Deller's 'The Sandringham Estate'

    Stefano Rellandini/Reuters A visitor takes a picture in front of the installation called ” The Sandringham Estate, Norfolk,...

  34. May 24, 2013

    The lagoon show

    The International Art Exhibition of the City of Venice, as its inaugural edition in 1895 was known, was the first such event...

  35. May 24, 2013

    Impossible encounters

    “It was a moment without the museum being a bank. No guards, no ropes, no limits, no pedestals – a free moment of...

  36. May 24, 2013

    Laying the foundations

    Not many people in the art world have heard of Leonid Mikhelson. But the Russian businessman, who is worth $15.4bn,...

  37. May 24, 2013

    Small change, maximum impact

    “Venice, like a city in a snow globe, needs a shake,” purrs the promotional video Benvenuto al Palazzo Peckham. A “pop-up...

  38. May 24, 2013

    Man of steel

    “Just move those blankets so we get a better sense of the space,” requests Sir Anthony Caro as he gazes at his sculpture,...

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