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United Kingdom

UK art schools begin 14-day strike action

Dispute centres on zero-hours contracts, pay devaluation, rising workloads and the gender and ethnicity pay gap

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Exhibitions

In a novel collaboration with Rem Koolhaas, Guggenheim embraces the countryside

NY museum explores the theme of nonurban areas in its first show that has nothing to do with art or architecture

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Exhibitions

Largest US exhibition of works by J.M.W. Turner opens in Nashville

The Frist Art Museum has secured more than 70 works from the Tate’s Turner Bequest

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the first US retrospective devoted to the pioneering female photographer Madame d’Ora to an immersive Joan Miró experience at Acquavella Galleries

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Forensic Architecture

Forensic Architecture founder barred from entering US ahead of Miami retrospective

Eyal Weizman, the director of the London-based art and research group, says embassy officials told him an algorithm had identified him as a security threat just two days before his planned departure

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Exhibitions

Neri Oxman harnesses the powers of 17,000 silkworms for New York show

The designer has employed natural processes and used materials from plants and shellfish for her exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art

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Exhibitions

Léon Spilliaert’s doom and gloom to light up the Royal Academy of Arts

The first major UK show will include 80 works by the little-known Belgian artist who has always "escaped easy categorisation"

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Anselm Kiefer on why size matters

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Hammer Time: Sotheby's picks up the pace during a sluggish art week with $270.7m contemporary art sale

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Hammer Time: records set but reserves remain low at Christie's post-war and contemporary art sale

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Hammer Time: consistency and caution are key at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern evening sale

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Hammer Time: Christie's Impressionist and Modern evening sale November 2019

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BTS Connect

Why I'm working with the South Korean boyband BTS on an art project

The curator of the global public art collaboration Connect, BTS suggests that new definitions of art are required to democratise it

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Art market

Art Basel launches online viewing rooms following the cancellation of its Hong Kong edition

The debut of the digital initiative was moved to March to offer exhibitors a sales platform for the works they planned to show

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Architecture

Miami’s Oolite Arts taps Barozzi Vega to design new campus

The Barcelona architecture firm will design artists’ studios, exhibition space and theater

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Art market

Donald B. Marron's $450m collection to be sold by Acquavella, Gagosian and Pace galleries in New York

The unprecedented three-way exhibition of more than 300 works will open in May, coinciding with the city's auction week

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Diary

Performance artist who ate Maurizio Cattelan's $120,000 banana launches interactive food show in New York

Visitors to "Hungry Artist" are invited to rip off and eat common snacks displayed on gallery Ca’d’ Oro's walls

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Openings

Back to school: Massachusetts college museum gets a $12.5m makeover

The free-entry MassArt Art Museum, formerly known as the Bakalar & Paine Galleries, opens this weekend

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Tschabalala Self and radical figurative painting

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The story of a fake Gauguin at the Getty

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2020: art market issues and big shows

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2019: the year in review

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Parthenon marbles

Leaked draft of EU paper stirs Parthenon Marbles dispute

But the clause is unlikely to refer to the ancient Greek sculptures in the British Museum, expert says

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Art crime

Suspect list in stolen Klimt saga grows

A woman connected to the museum where the painting was found is under investigation by the Italian police

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Art market

'You have the right to culture with a capital C': Africa's growing collecting class shifts focus to home

From Marrakech to Cape Town, the continent's growing fairs and auctions scene is catering to a burgeoning domestic buying base

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Books

Monet's beloved pottery cat comes to life in children's book

Story directly inspired by The Art Newspaper’s article on the artists’s Japanese ornament, which sat in the dining room at his Giverny home, will be published in May

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The Buck stopped here

The vagina dialogue: Linder's sensory Kettle's Yard show channels the house's mistress Helen Ede

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Diary

Fashion Institute of Technology issues apology for 'racist' accessories featured in its inaugural Master of Fine Arts runway show

The show, held at Manhattan's Pier 59 Studios on 7 February during New York Fashion Week, was designed to showcase the work of ten fashion and design graduates

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Museums

Smithsonian provost overseeing Cooper Hewitt after ouster of director

Caroline Baumann was reportedly forced to resign from the NY museum after concerns raised about her 2018 wedding

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Conservation & Preservation

Restorers making headway in rehabilitation of Erbil Citadel

After setbacks related to ISIS's offensive, preservationists in northern Iraq report progress

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Native American

President Trump blows up Native American grave site for his border wall

“Sacrilegious” act on Unesco-recognised site in Arizona which contains remains of Indigenous peoples

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Museum of Modern Art New York

'Universally admired' arts patron Agnes Gund stars in new documentary at MoMA

The film, directed by her daughter Catherine, shows the roots of the collector's social activism

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Kunsthalle Wien

Are three heads better than one? How to run a museum as a collective

Curatorial group WHW (What, How & for Whom), who are joint directors of Vienna’s Kunsthalle, on their experimental approach to museum leadership and exhibitions

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Museums

Aspen Art Museum closes Yayoi Kusama’s infinity room due to building code violation

The installation, which opened on 20 December, is closing 11 weeks early

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Lost art

Lost art: works with a death warrant

Should we mourn the loss of art that was only made to be destroyed?

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Insta’ gratification

Instagram residencies: the artists moving into museums' digital spare rooms

As the Musée d’Orsay in Paris appoints an Instagram-artist-in-residence, we look at the growing trend in museums for social media takeovers and collaborations

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Restitution

India asks Ashmolean Museum to return 15th-century bronze idol believed stolen from temple

Independent scholar uncovers questionable provenance for the sculpture that the Oxford institution bought from Sotheby's in 1967

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Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei's censored films to go on show in Berlin

The works cannot be shown in China where the dissident artist says his identity has been erased

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Raphael

For this week only: unrepeatable chance to see Raphael’s tapestries with Michelangelo’s ceiling

The Vatican Museums celebrate Raphael’s 500th anniversary by hanging his tapestries in the Sistine Chapel for which they were created

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Diary of an art historian

What can mysterious markings in stone teach us about British art?

Research for a new book begins with a pilgrimage to find prehistoric rock art in northern England

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Controversies

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky caught up in politician sex tape scandal is arrested in Paris

Dissident wants to create a “political porn” website focusing on behaviour of people in power

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Mr Brainwash to open Los Angeles museum

The vacant Paley Center in Beverly Hills will be transformed into a space for both his own and other artists’ work

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Diary: Grimes hits the decks, the art of small business and Frieze hits the rocks (in a good way)

Plus Miss Ellie gets a makeover, and fair denizens tone up

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Artists go bumper to bumper at Frieze with auto-themed works

The car's the star as galleries move into the driving seat

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Turrell's Roden Crater gets some starry support

Proceeds from sales of colour-shifting works by the artist will go toward a fundraising and awareness-raising initiative for the crater

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The Insiders

What’s old is new (and vice-versa)

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Plans for Berggruen Institute's 'scholars' campus' in the Santa Monica Mountains move forward

First cohort of artist fellows includes Nancy Baker Cahill, Agnieszka Kurant and Pierre Huyghe

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Sun and sales on the best coast: LA’s second edition of Frieze firms up the city’s art market potential

Strong sales during VIP hours at both Frieze and Felix have dealers embracing the California dream

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

'We need to dance our asses off': artist and activist Patrisse Cullors on the joys of Black resistance

The Los Angeles-based artist discusses how dance can bring political power to marginalised communities

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

LA's grassroots spaces keep growing

With more alternative art galleries than ever, many are slowing down on exhibitions and stepping up on programming

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Exhibitions

Saudi Arabia's art festival 21,39: tackling climate change in the desert

This year's edition of the art initiative is a call to action on the climate emergency

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Australia

Street art auction in aid of Australian bushfire clean-up includes works by Banksy and Shepard Fairey

The Bushfire Relief Auction in Melbourne has been organised by the collectors Sandra Powell and Andrew King and prices start at £200

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Art market

Phillips’s sale reveals contemporary art's hottest stars but still misses its low estimate

Auction results this week are expected to be down by almost a quarter signalling a "low tide" in London

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Kirk Douglas played Van Gogh in 1950s film Lust for Life: a look at the biopic and the myths it made

The Hollywood star, who died last week aged 103, became famous for his portrayal of the "tortured artist"

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Artists

British artist calls for 'unethical' Unseen fair to cease operation after bankruptcy and buy-out

The Amsterdam-based photography event has failed to pay Felicity Hammond for commissioned work, but still plans to host a 2020 edition

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Public art

Carousel in Frankfurt to recall the Kindertransport that saved thousands of children from the Nazis

Yael Bartana's public sculpture commemorates those who were shipped out before the Second World War

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Museums & Heritage

Face-off with a founding father: Brooklyn honours African art by placing it amidst its other collections

New exhibition seeks to “fill in the blanks that are still present in museums and art history books”

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Does Los Angeles want a big art fair?

As Frieze Los Angeles opens, we look at the LA art scene. Plus, we explore the Met's exhibition Sahel about art from the Sahara. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Exhibitions

From trans to the Taliban: Barbican to explore the many sides of masculinity

Sweeping photography show will shine a light on the fluid and plural nature of what it means to be a man

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Diary

Peter Blake’s heartfelt Valentine’s painting reveals unrequited love for Pauline Boty

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Climate change fundraisers and a new space for Perrotin: dispatches from Frieze Los Angeles

Plus, Sprüth Magers's Los Angeles outpost will host a posthumous survey of John Baldessari’s last painting series

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Pose for a Polaroid with Gary Simmons at Frieze Los Angeles

The artist restages his 1993 Backdrop Project at the fair

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Frieze Los Angeles diary: glass orbs of LA smog and a Baldessari biscuit

Plus, Eric Doeringer pranks the Broads and Serpentine Galleries embraces the golf cart

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Not here to stay: what makes private museums suddenly close?

From mounting bills and funding problems to art-washing and embezzlement, collections are disappearing from public view at a rate of knots

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Driehaus Museum

Chicago’s Driehaus Museum has announced the second installment of its contemporary art initiative

Nate Young and Mika Horibuchi will create site-specific works that respond to architecture and history of the Nickerson Mansion

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Aboriginal art

Emily Kame Kngwarreye show in New York highlights spike in interest for Australian indigenous art

The exhibition brings together museum-quality pieces, most consigned by US collectors

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Appointments

Cabinet reshuffle: Oliver Dowden appointed new UK culture secretary

The Conservative MP for Hertsmere in Hertfordshire replaces Nicky Morgan

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Exhibitions

British dealer James Butterwick cleared of defamation for describing Russian Avant-garde works in Mantua exhibition as fake

Italian judge said his opinion of the 2013 show was based on his “proven and recognised competence and experience”

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Exhibitions

Tate Modern to show Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room in year-long exhibition marking 20th anniversary

Louise Bourgeois’s Maman spider sculpture will also return to the Turbine Hall

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Art market

Christie’s contemporary sale fails to pack a punch as auction house records lowest total in a decade

Brexit casts a shadow over consignments in London, but young American female painters add some pizazz

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Art market

When artists and galleries split, what are the legal implications?

As successful artists increasingly seek non-exclusive contracts with multiple galleries, clarity becomes critical in navigating splits between artist and gallery

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Heritage

Hidden LGBTQ histories of London's royal palaces to come out in new guided tours

Immersive performances will begin this month at Tower of London, with more planned at Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Dressing for success, an artist helps women demand their due

Michele Pred is asking artists, their dealers and potential collectors to commit to a price hike for works of art by women

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Los Angeles galleries search for the next hot art spot...

An evolving real estate landscape is keeping the city's dealers on their toes

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Art market

Blain Southern shuts all three galleries

Harry Blain, who split from co-founder Graham Southern last year, says he is "unable to secure the gallery’s future long term"

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Diary

Miles Greenberg—mentee of Marina Abramovic—stages visually absorbing performance in New York

Greenberg has previously performed at Manifesta 11 and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center

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Frieze Los Angeles 2020

Championing African American abstraction: inside the collection of Pamela Joyner

The San Francisco-based philanthropist tells us what she's bought and why

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‘At 99, I’m another person entirely’: Luchita Hurtado on fossil fuels and new challenges ahead

As her touring retrospective arrives in Los Angeles and then heads for Mexico, the nonagenarian artist is excited about showing her new work—and the prospect of making more

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The Buck stopped here

'We abstracted our experience—that is how we saved ourselves': emotional opening at Margate's show of African American art

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Art market

US banker buys Brexit Banksy at Sotheby's, making a bigger splash than David Hockney’s pool painting

Auction house fields a steady contemporary evening sale in London