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Master builder

Somerset House is bringing artists back into the centre of London and reinventing the arts centre for the 21st century. Charlie McCann meets the man with a plan

The first of the new

Robert Rauschenberg, the subject of a major forthcoming retrospective, has long been overshadowed by Andy Warhol. Caroline Roux looks at how his influence on China is leading to a reassessment of his importance

Flower power

Brazil is the only country in the world where, for three generations, the most prized artists have been women. Jane Morris explains why

Body Politics

Protest isn’t safe in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, but one artist is putting himself on the line. Politics is his subject; his body is his medium. Noah Sneider presents Petr Pavlensky

Unfinishing school

When is a work of art finished? A new exhibition explores the stories behind incomplete paintings. In doing so, it captures the essence of modernity