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

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Design: I Yearn for....

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Opera: Verdi vanishes under Wagnerian values

Royal Opera: La Traviata Royal Albert Hall, London

Photography: 98for98: The century in photographs: today 1992

The Independent and the Hulton Getty Picture Collection's photo- history of the 20th century moves on to 1992. Anish Kapoor's Untitled, pictured here in the Tate Gallery, had contributed to the artist's success in the Turner Prize the previous December. The prize itself had not attracted much attention outside the art world until Channel 4's sponsorship in 1991 - which sparked a wider, occasionally bad-tempered, public debate about contemporary art.

ARTS: EXHIBITIONS: It's all in what the eye cannot see

Anish Kapoor has brought a new solemnity to the Hayward's galleries, filling them with his distinctive sculptural voids, encased in shiny, pristine surfaces

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Anish Kapoor's creations draw you into their depths with mesmerising and disturbing effects, says Tom Lubbock

Very Young British Artists

Twenty-five leading artists have taken on a special project: to collaborate with their kids, and donate the results to Save the Children. Rosanna de Lisle introduces an exclusive preview

Exteriors: Never promised you a rose garden

Less is more, says Jonnie Bell, when it comes to designing outside spaces to complement today's architectural minimalism. Nonie Niesewand meets the gardener who prefers pebbles to peonies. Photographs by Ronen Numa

I work for ... the director of the Hayward Gallery: Sharon Kent is PA to Susan Ferleger Brades

I am Australian and only intended to stay in England temporarily, but then I fell in love and married. When my temping agency gave me this job I was looking for part-time work, but it quickly became obvious that this was a full-time position. I was a little frightened at the prospect of working for someone at such a high level. I could see that Susan was unbelievably busy, and initially I thought that I would never be able to keep up with her. However we hit it off well. She's very frenetic, but the more crazy her workload becomes, the calmer I try to be. Deep down I do get a bit panicky sometimes, but I don't let it show.

Visual Arts: Kapoor: master of the sexuality within

Anish Kapoor first made his mark in brightly coloured pigments. Now he's carving pure Italian alabaster. And, says Andrew Lambirth, to richly tactile effect.

Visual Arts: Leaving no stone unturned

Anish Kapoor is one of Britain's most garlanded contemporary artists. although, recently, his reputation has cooled. Now, with a major retrospective at the Hayward, his profile has an opportunity to grow again

Preview: Exhibition: Letters from India

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Largely immaterial; EXHIBITIONS

Dead bees in jars? Fluff from the washing machine? British art is up to its old tricks again, in 'Material Culture' at the Hayward

With Richard Ingleby

`Material Culture' is at the Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London SE1 (0171-928 3144) 3 April to 18 May

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diary of a single father ; At the back of the smoky room, beyond the gypsy violinists and the plump singer, I noticed a menorah standing upon a side-board, symbol of who- knows-what secret history
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