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    1. August 14, 2015

      The Diary: Caroline Daniel

      I am back in Venice for the first time since I was 15. I remember the family trip for wearing an awkward straw hat,...

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      August 7, 2015

      Datawatch: Ming battles Romans at top of Unesco ranking

      Italy leads the ranking of the Unesco world heritage sites with 45 cultural and 4 natural sites, followed by China,...

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    1. July 8, 2015

      Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana, Chapel, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

      Venice and Yorkshire may seem an unlikely pairing for cultural exchange. But this summer witnesses a magnificent...

    2. July 7, 2015

      The booming world of sound art

      In an empty white room at the Art Basel fair, a man’s voice intones the words “für Kinder” — for children. Sound art...

    3. June 17, 2015

      Henri Rousseau: Archaic Candour, Palazzo Ducale, Venice

      Henri Rousseau has been puzzling art lovers since he first came to attention at the Salon des Refusés in Paris in 1885....

    4. June 2, 2015

      A cinematic take on a changing, ageing Italy

      Walter Veltroni, the writer and former mayor of Rome who officiated at the nuptials George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin...

    5. May 10, 2015

      Carpaccio: Vittore and Benedetto from Venice to Istria, Palazzo Sarcinelli, Conegliano, Italy — review

      Vittore Carpaccio was the Grayson Perry of his day. A storyteller as much as an artist, he eschewed the intellectual...

    6. May 8, 2015

      Dripping with quality: Peter Doig, Cy Twombly and Sean Scully

      Doig, Twombly and Scully in Venice We live in gloriously art-abundant, paradoxical times. You could spend an entire day...

    7. May 3, 2015

      New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933, Museo Correr, Venice — review

      Two women pass each other on a sunless beach. One is veiled, the other is concealed beneath a white cloche hat and a...

    8. May 1, 2015

      Foundations set the pace in Venice

      A recent feature on the Venice Biennale landscape is a plethora of “foundations”. These non-profit organisations,...

    9. May 1, 2015

      Australia’s radical black box in Venice

      Venice’s Giardini, the leafy park at the extreme eastern end of the island containing the national pavilions that make...

    10. May 1, 2015

      British pavilion: Sarah Lucas

      Even those not much invested in contemporary art have probably heard about the artist who once put two fried eggs and a...

    11. May 1, 2015

      Venice Biennale: India-Pakistan art collaboration

      To the outside world, the rapport between India and Pakistan is characterised by the political tensions that have...

    12. April 24, 2015

      Nothing to rock the gondola?

      Imagine a TV chat show in which the guests are not humans beings but paintings. It’s the brainchild of Max Hollein,...

    13. March 26, 2015

      The Face of an Angel — review

      Never tell a filmmaker with high productivity to slow down. Presto may be the tempo that suits him. Take the first...

    14. March 24, 2015

      Rampant greenback creates Clarksonesque uncertainty for business

      What is good for American archetype Joe the Plumber is also good for Wolseley. The US economy is strong, which has...

    15. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2015

      One very predictable consequence of the fall in EURUSD: hordes of American tourists

      You know that the rise in the dollar is having an impact when US newspapers write trend pieces about how great it will...

    16. March 6, 2015

      Interview: installation artist Joana Vasconcelos

      At the 2005 Venice Biennale, the American collective Guerrilla Girls transformed the first chamber of the Arsenal into...

    17. February 27, 2015

      My First Million — Erica James

      Erica James has written 19 books which have cumulatively sold over two million copies and been translated into 10...

    18. January 6, 2015

      The Poetry of Light, Museo Correr, Venice — review

      Drawing, said Giorgio Vasari, was the father of painting and sculpture. It bought the artist time to practise, study...

    19. December 26, 2014

      The Merchant of Venice, Almeida, London — review

      The Merchant of Vegas: it has a certain ring to it. Like Shakespeare’s Venice, then the epicentre of global trade, Las...

    20. November 28, 2014

      The Hotel Moskva’s five-star makeover

      Alexey Shchusev was one of the most distinguished architects of the Soviet era, a designer of projects from the Russian...

    21. November 25, 2014

      Pietro Perugino, Maître de Raphael, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris – review

      In his self-portrait in the Uffizi, Perugino paints himself without vanity as a workaday craftsman: plump face framed...

    22. November 8, 2014

      Italian sovereign wealth fund buys 23% of Rocco Forte Hotels

      Sir Rocco Forte is giving up nearly a quarter of his luxury hotels business to Italian investors in return for a £60m...

    23. October 28, 2014

      Post-internet art in London

      There’s a scene in the pilot of Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls in which the 24-year-old Hannah (played by Dunham) tries...

    24. October 15, 2014

      I due Foscari, Royal Opera House, London – review

      It was considerate of Verdi to leave his opera I due Foscari to posterity. The central role of Francesco Foscari, Doge...

    25. October 6, 2014

      High-rise versus groundscrapers

      Michel Mossessian is a French architect who lives and works in London. He studied at Cooper Union in New York, then...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      September 26, 2014

      Well groomed in Venice

      Luigi Costantin/AP George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin,...

    27. September 26, 2014

      Interview with Tate Modern artist Richard Tuttle

      When Richard Tuttle was a little boy during the second world war, his father had a nervous breakdown. “He was a very...

    28. September 12, 2014

      Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky talks ‘realpolitik’

      “Everything is real,” Andrei Konchalovsky exclaims. “The people are real. The postman is real. The funeral is real. I...

    29. September 7, 2014

      Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion

      Wisdom reigned on awards night at the 71st Venice Film Festival. Compared with some previous years (like the last) it...

    30. September 5, 2014

      Why the fashion and film industries flock to Venice

      Serenissima in the spotlight For social media buzz at this year’s Venice Film Festival, little could beat Somebody, a...

    31. September 5, 2014

      The weird and wonderful at Venice Film Festival

      Death happens all the time in art, often to the good. After 10 days at the 71st Venice Film Festival, cinema could...

    32. September 1, 2014

      Venice Film Festival – first report

      In the beginning art imitated life. Then life imitated art. Now art imitates art. This year’s Venice Film Festival is a...

    33. August 29, 2014

      Clash of the film titans

      In cinema, what’s not shown on screen is often as significant as what is – and the same goes for film festivals. The...

    34. August 24, 2014

      John Ruskin: Artist and Observer, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh – review

      “They are all such mere hints of what I want to do [ . . . ] that I never think [ . . . ] they could ever give the...

    35. August 22, 2014

      ‘Italian Venice: A History’, by RJB Bosworth

      Does Venice belong to the Venetians, Italy or the world? Throughout modern times, the city has wrestled with this...

    36. August 15, 2014

      Five homes for sale near the world’s leading art fairs

      Ca’ Contarini, Dorsoduro, Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, €8.5m Where On the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro district between...

    37. August 6, 2014

      Querini Opera, Querini Hall, Røst, Norway – review

      On a windswept chunk of rock above the Arctic Circle, a lifeboat carrying 16 Venetian sailors washed up in January...

    38. July 24, 2014

      The Lady from Shanghai; Branded to Kill – film reviews

      Black-and-white movies are flying out from the past like moths from the curtains. If your first instinct is to swat...

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