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Contemporary art

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Book Shorts

Postcards as art and the art of the postcard

Book looks at British Museum’s contemporary artists' postcards from 1960 to the present

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Auction

Van Ham to auction 4,000 contemporary works from SØR Rusche collection

Dutch Old Masters in the retailer’s corporate collection are to be sold at Sotheby’s

Interview
Collector's Eye

Collector's Eye: an interview with Candace Carmel Barasch

The New York real estate heiress tells us what she's bought and why she loves it

Analysis
Auctions

Hockney double portrait sells for £37.7m, accounting for half of Christie’s contemporary sale in London

Overall results are down 42.7% on last year, but European buying remains strong despite Brexit

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Art market

Sotheby's puts female artists first in contemporary sale, but men still end up on top

Jenny Saville's Juncture sells for £5.4m and records set for Rebecca Warren and Nigerian artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, but Jean-Michel Basquiat still leads prices

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The Armory Show

From grit to glitter: a look back at 25 years of The Armory Show

The Gramercy International Art Fair was the edgy alternative to establishment fairs when it first began—reimagined as The Armory Show, it has grown into an economic juggernaut

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In the frame

Sparkling water with a contemporary art twist

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Whitney Biennial

'I stand in solidarity with the staff and say no': Michael Rakowitz on why he turned down the Whitney Biennial

Recent controversies over the museum's board prompt artist to question participation in this year's event

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Brexit

'Allo 'Allo? Artist to install Brexit phone booth on English beach

In the run-up to leaving the EU, callers will be able to leave messages “for Europe”

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Documenta

Documenta appoints Indonesian artists cooperative Ruangrupa to lead 15th edition

Group says it will focus on urban structures in Kassel with links to other sites

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Venice Biennale

Naiza Khan to represent Pakistan in country’s first-ever participation at the Venice Biennale

London- and Karachi-based artist's show will explore life on Manora Island

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Contemporary art

Memphis non-profit supports both African American audiences and artists

The CLTV, run by Black creatives, has opened its first exhibition space

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Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin to turn Margate studio into a museum for her work when she dies

British artist is returning to the seaside town where she grew up and plans to establish a foundation there

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Openings

Giving back and looking forward: Hill Art Foundation opens in New York

Christopher Wool show kicks off rotating programme from Janine and Tom Hill’s collection

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Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons says computer technology allowed him to downsize his New York studio

The US artist has laid off the majority of his painting assistants to focus on experimenting with sculpture

Analysis
Art fairs

New report says South Asian gallery sales are on the rise but does that ring true at India Art Fair?

Speculative buying in the region has also increased, ArtTactic’s 2019 South Asian Art Market Report concludes

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Biennials & festivals

Singapore Biennale to look on the bright side of life

Exhibition in November "puts its faith squarely in the potential of art to rework the world”

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Art market

Taipei Dangdai attracts cautious but ‘committed’ local collectors in its first edition

Dealers report a high rate of works on reserve amid some strong sales at the launch of Taiwan’s new contemporary art fair

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Exhibitions

Pakistani-American painter Ambreen Butt imbues traditional miniatures with timely social criticism

Her show Mark My Words is at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC—one of the museums still open during the shutdown

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Brexit

'A perfectly engineered catastrophe': artists speak out after Theresa May’s Brexit deal is crushed by parliament

Some, like Mark Wallinger, hold out vain hope for a second referendum, others, like Anish Kapoor, say we must come together to beat mounting xenophobia and intolerance

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Art fairs

Art Stage Singapore cancelled

Fair director Lorenzo Rudolf says the "given circumstances" leave no other choice

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Brexit

Leave campaigners call for Photographers' Gallery to be stripped of charitable status over Jonas Lund's project to 'reverse Brexit'

Swedish artist created fully functioning office ‘to expose online manipulation tactics’ used in the lead up to the EU referendum

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Museums

Artist duo Hesselholdt & Mejlvang says Danish museum did not pay them

The artists showed in a group exhibition and delivered two lectures at Aros Aarhus Art Museum

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Exhibitions

The slow and meticulous work of Vija Celmins zooms into view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Artist’s retrospective encourages viewers to take their time when looking in the modern age

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Artists

Jordan Casteel comes home with a show at the Denver Art Museum

The New York-based painter, whose work is now owned by private collectors like Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats as well as institutions, never envisioned herself becoming an artist

Analysis
The Year In Review

2018 in contemporary art: the themes of Documenta 14 dominated much art over the past year

Contemporary artists are making art from adversity

Analysis
The Year In Review

Vik Muniz: My advice to fellow artists in the face of grim political times

Brazil’s cultural sector must respond to hard-right politics by reconnecting with the wider community

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Exhibitions

China finally gets caught in Louise Bourgeois’s web

First major survey in Shanghai of late artist’s work includes giant spider on loan from Tate

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Syria

New London gallery shows work by only-known artist to have worked secretly under Islamic State

The Stories Art Gallery champions artists who take a non-political approach in their work to challenge violent stereotypes of Syria

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Climate Change

'What on earth is going on with Earth?' Olafur Eliasson on bringing ice blocks to London

The Danish-Icelandic artist tells The Art Newspaper podcast about the latest iteration of Ice Watch and why climate change refugees should automatically get passports from well-off states

Analysis
Turner Prize

'I wouldn’t be here were it not for public funding': Turner Prize-winner Charlotte Prodger makes case for state support for the arts

Glasgow-based artist won the coveted award for her intimate videos filmed entirely on an iPhone

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Exhibitions

Judy Chicago’s career and journey into the art-historical canon celebrated in new show

Exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami includes test plates for the artist's most famous work, The Dinner Party

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Documenta 14

Documenta deficit caused by Athens overspending widens to €7.6m in final audit

Shareholders agree to increase funding for the 2022 edition

Podcast

Exclusive interview with Edmund de Waal, plus Roma persecution

How artists fight persecution is explored with the artist and author of the Hare with Amber Eyes and Krzysztof Gil, who describes the chilling history of "Roma hunting". Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Contemporary art

Rachel Whiteread’s breakthrough work Ghost gets complex conservation treatment

Structural engineers and architects were among those restoring the room-sized cast at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

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Opera

Wolfgang Tillmans turns set designer, creating the backdrop for a Benjamin Britten production at English National Opera

The Turner prize winner will unveil a sculptural piece and projections during the War Requiem oratorio

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Art market

What to watch on the block during New York's fall sales

Lesser known lots still hold plenty of hammer potential

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Art law

Jeff Koons loses French lawsuit over ‘slavish copy’ of Naf Naf advert

US artist ordered to pay damages and costs, but Fair d’Hiver sculpture escapes seizure

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Contemporary art

#MeToo movement in at number three on Art Review’s Power 100 list

David Zwirner tops the ranking, while Kerry James Marshall is named most influential contemporary artist

Podcast

Andy Warhol (part one): Whitney curator Donna De Salvo on the key moments of the king of Pop art's career

From his early life as a commercial artist to his celebrity portraits, as well as his relationship with a certain Donald Trump. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Exhibitions

Andy Warhol for the Instagram age: huge retrospective opens at the Whitney in New York

Exhibition spanning four decades looks to introduce the king of Pop art to the social media generation

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Artissima

Artissima makes some noise with a new section for sound-based art

The Italian contemporary art fair is looking into cutting edge works this November

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Contemporary art

What's next for the Met after its 2020 Breuer exit?

Sheena Wagstaff says the move is part of a “positive, forward-thinking” new regime under Max Hollein’s directorship

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Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons's balloons, basketballs and ballerinas to head to historic Oxford museum for solo show

“Miniature retrospective” at the Ashmolean will focus on recent works, such as the US artist’s Gazing Ball series

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Openings

'Pioneering' private museum reveals troubled history of Romania’s post-war art

Bucharest’s new Muzeul de Arta Recenta emphasises artists who worked outside the structures of the Communist regime

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Museums

MO good news for the Baltic art scene

New private museum in Vilnius flies the flag for contemporary Lithuanian artists

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Art market

Can an increase in two-artist booths spur sales at Paris's Fiac?

Artist pairings have grown in popularity for this year's edition of the fair at the Grand Palais

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Art market

Banksy seller's stringent instructions for Sotheby's revealed

Sotheby's directors speak out for the first time since Girl With Balloon was half shredded at auction

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Prizes

Clément Cogitore wins the Prix Marcel Duchamp, France’s leading contemporary art prize

French artist uses hundreds of images of stock photography

Podcast

In the Sotheby’s saleroom with the self-destructing Banksy, plus Bauhaus pioneer Anni Albers

We go behind the scenes of one of the most publicised stunts in auction history with our correspondent Anny Shaw who was there that evening. Then we get a tour of Tate Modern's Anni Albers retrospective with its curator Briony Fer, speak to the artist's biographer Charles Darwent and the head of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Nicholas Fox Weber. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Architecture

Thermal spa developer buys Frida Escobedo's Serpentine Pavilion 2018

Structure will be re-installed as part of Therme Group's art and architecture initiative

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Art market

Plucky Brits: Banksy self-destructs and Jenny Saville makes £9.5m record for a living female artist

Just when we thought Frieze week was all over, twists and turns provide high drama at Sotheby’s contemporary evening sale on Friday night

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Art market

British artists dominate Christie's patchy £71.1m sale, as over-priced Koons and Richter fail to sell

Francis Bacon's lighter depiction of George Dyer leads auction at £17.5m, with strong prices for Hurvin Anderson, Bridget Riley and Albert Oehlen

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Frieze London 2018

Artists’ battle for refugees is beginning to pay off

Amid the din of cynical populists the voices of these fragile communities are needed more than ever

Podcast

Frieze special: the fair and the top shows, with Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson

We talk to the art market specialist Melanie Gerlis about the fair, to Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson about their shows, Massimiliano Gioni about the New Museum’s video-art pop-up in London—and much more. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Lost art

Lost art: the joys of the ephemeral

Noah Charney shares the stories behind some of art history's most important works—those that we can no longer see

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Art market

Damien Hirst scales back business activities to focus on making art

The former YBA has laid off 50 staff and bought a £40m studio in Soho, opening next year

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Gwangju Biennale

Gwangju Biennale's 11 curators delve into South Korea's hidden traumas

The theme of Imagined Borders addresses the fraught relationship with the North as well as global tensions surrounding migration and identity

Analysis
Expo Chicago

Expo Chicago grows but local dealers drop out

While international exhibitor numbers are up again, the Midwest collectors base proves elusive

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Museums

Garage Museum helps new Kazakh venue to get started

Collaboration in Almaty is expected to be long-term, but no money is changing hands

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Art market

Vienna Contemporary here to stay with decade-long venue booking

The contemporary art fair, now in its third year, made its mark at Vienna's Marx Halle

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Controversies

Authorities destroy sculptures in the Maldives

Destruction of Jason deCaires Taylor's Coralarium installation came after condemnation by local Muslim leaders and politicians

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Private Museums

Glenstone’s giant $200m expansion is ready, but will visitors come?

Collectors’ private museum, scrutinised by US Senate for limited access, could draw 100,000 people a year

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

The power of Black artists resonates at the Brooklyn Museum, while Medieval monsters lurk at the Morgan Library

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Museums

MoCA Toronto set to open in new industrial home that hosts both art and artists

New works by Barbara Kruger, Tania Bruguera and Awol Erizku will be presented in Canadian museum's first year

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Museums

Frick collection invites contemporary artist into its permanent galleries for the first time

Edmund de Waal's porcelain creations will open a dialogue with the historic art and furnishings and 'will not shock', curator says

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Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot protester Pyotr Verzilov ‘was probably poisoned’, doctors say

Medics in Berlin have not identified substance but are confident Russian will recover

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Contemporary art

Quintessentially Chinese art gives way to a global identity

Contrasting Zhang Xiaogang with a young 'post-passport' generation

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Leaders

Is contemporary art the kale of the art world?

The rise in popularity of the green vegetable mirrors that of contemporary art

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

Mika Rottenberg’s surreal world lands in London’s newest space, Goldsmiths CCA, while the “king of cling” Azzedine Alaïa captivates at the Design Museum

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Protest art

In the aftermath of far-right riots in the German town of Chemnitz, an artist’s wolves act as a warning

Rainer Opolka’s bronze sculptures, some making Nazi salutes, on show in Chemnitz for one day only

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Art market

Hollywood stars and art world A-listers come out in support of Frieze Los Angeles

Salma Hayek, Tobey Maguire and Serena Williams are among those on the fair’s host committee, while Gagosian, Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and Ropac will exhibit