Arts and Entertainment Dominique Gonzalez-Foester's installation 'TH.2058' which opened in October 2008 at the Tate modern

Tate Modern has ensured another decade of popular large-scale installations in its Turbine Hall – which has hosted work from Ai Weiwei’s porcelain sunflower seeds to Olafur Eliasson’s giant sun – after signing its “largest and longest” sponsorship deal.

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Yasmina Reza: 'Please stop laughing at me'

Her play 'Art' earned $200m and was performed in 35 languages – yet the French writer Yasmina Reza doesn't get the respect she feels she deserves. Will a starry new play and a year in the intimate company of President Sarkozy bring her the kudos she craves?

American master class

Some of the finest paintings from across the Atlantic are about to go on display in Britain for the first time. Andrew Johnson reports

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Woman On Top: Niki de Saint Phalle

Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture opens with Niki de Saint Phalle's feminist sculptures at the Tate. They certainly look dramatic, but are they any good? Tom Lubbock finds out

Giant steel-and-marble spider makes return to Tate Modern

When Tate Modern opened its doors to the public seven years ago, it launched the first of its sublime, large-scale exhibitions in the Turbine Hall by installing Louise Bourgeois' gigantic steel-and-marble spider. The work drew unprecedented crowds and was followed by a succession of colossal sculptures created by some of the world's leading artists for the gallery's Unilever Series.

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The art of survival

The Tate’s Louise Bourgeois retrospective has too much autobiographical sculpture portraying suffering, betrayal and defiance. But she’s still a remarkable talent, says Tom Lubbock

Gild the Illy

For one Italian coffee company, espresso was always an art form. The only thing missing was a cup to match. Not any more, says David Baker

The importance of being agnes b.

She doesn't care for fashion. The catwalk bores her. Meet the film producer.

New Tate's first commission is for 87-year-old

THE FIRST piece of work to be commissioned by the new Tate Gallery is from an 87-year-old French-American sculptor. Louise Bourgeois is regarded as one of the world's most influential artists and her sculpture will be one of five piecesdisplayed in the 500ft long and 100ft high entrance hall.
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