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On the eve of her Guggenheim retrospective, a new book of esoteric drawings reveals the spiritualism behind Europe’s first abstract artist

Poet CAConrad looks at the ways in which the artist addresses the corrosive role of empire in our daily lives

What does a picture tell? Not one story 

An eclectic group of artists, from different backgrounds and styles, united in rejecting nostalgic, orientalist nationalism

An homage to the architect who, with his partner Denise Scott Brown, developed the source code for postmodernism

Remembering the Romanian artist, who has died aged 92, for whom the studio was a continuous state of mind

Cruel Fiction expresses hope for concrete social movements that imagine a different world than our own

McKenzie Wark pays tribute to the French cultural theorist, who called our era one of ‘dromocracy’: the reign of speed

Currently the subject of a retrospective at El Museo del Barrio in New York, the Buenos Aires-born artist plays with size – and expectation – to pr

Born in Kandy, Minnette de Silva was the first female Asian female architect to be registered with RIBA

Mary Edmonia Lewis, Night (Two Sleeping Children), 1870, marble, 61 × 50 × 38 cm. Courtesy: Baltimore Museum of Art

The extraordinary life of artist Mary Edmonia Lewis, a sculptor of African American and indigenous heritage who achieved international acclaim&nbsp

In the sculptor’s mini-retrospective at De La Warr Pavilion, suggestive abstractions turn material reality into richly poetic encounters