Arts and Entertainment

Turner prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor has made a tribute Psy "Gangnam Style" video in support of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

A statue for London: The battle of Trafalgar (square, that is)

Tracey Emin wants to use meerkats. Antony Gormley prefers members of the public. Arifa Akbar casts her eye over the six ideas in competition to fill the space on top of the vacant fourth plinth

Tom Lubbock: Let the public in on the madness

The unbuilt public sculpture has a respectable record. Vladimir Tatlin's gigantic Monument to the Third International (1920), designed to be bigger than the Eiffel Tower, never got raised in revolutionary Moscow. Reg Butler's Monument to the Unknown Political Prisoner (1953) won a major international competition but didn't get erected either. Neither work advanced beyond the model stage. But both have achieved a lasting place in the art history books. Which makes you wonder: do these things actually need to be made?

I Believe: Anish Kapoor, Artist, 53

* Art is not about making beautiful things, but about reaching something truer, deeper and more troubling.

The return of Anthony McCall

Twenty years after abandoning the avant-garde, Anthony McCall has re-emerged. About time too, says Tom Lubbock

Strawberry and apricot jam

Makes approximately 1kg (2lb)

They like to think big in the Windy City. And here's the art to prove it

The centrepiece for Chicago's ambitious Millennium Park was unveiled yesterday by its creator, sculptor Anish Kapoor. David Usborne examines a city mayor's $400m vision

Idomeneo, Glyndebourne Festival, Glyndebourne

Rattle and Sellars in fine harmony

Glyndebourne sponsors enraged by 'Iraq war interpretation' of Mozart

Conductor and director clash with business over new siege of Troy. James Morrison reports

Visual Arts: Hide and seek for the big players

Retrace Your Steps

Dome Watch: Wanted: homes for millennial sculptures

TWO OF the high-profile sculptures still under construction for the Millennium Dome have already found a home for the year 2001.

VISUAL ARTS: Home is where the art is

Or will be if Colin Painter has anything to do with it. But do we really want our most private of spaces to be taken over by the stuff? By Tom Lubbock

THE BROADER PICTURE: THE DOLLY TREE

LINDA McCARTNEY'S reputation as a photographer rests largely on her images of the rock music world of which she was so much a part. But her restless energy, willingness to experiment and spontaneity produced scores of pictures which might surprise many who think they know her work. Two such images feature in a new exhibition, "Into the Light", at the Royal Photographic Society in Bath. One is a discreet self-portrait of McCartney in Francis Bacon's disused studio, part of a series she made after the painter's death in 1992. The other is the arresting image reproduced here. The Dolly Tree has a disturbing, almost fetishistic quality which is heightened and lent an eerie timelessness in this platinum palladian print made by the painter, photographer and specialist printer Paul Caffell.
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 17 April 2015
Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...