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Documenta 15

Dozens asked to participate in Documenta 15—only to realise invitations are fake

Documenta organisers have warned about scam emails and requests recipients to contact them

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Three to see

Three outdoor shows to see in London this weekend

From Chila Kumari Singh Burman's eye-popping Tate Winter Commission to Lucy McKenzie's tube station takeover

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Exhibitions

Ulay’s legacy expands with his first major retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum

The largest ever show on the performance artist is complemented by an extensive online and videos of his time in Amsterdam

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Visitors can step into Van Gogh’s swirling landscapes at Florida’s Dalí Museum

An immersive exhibition of the artist’s most famous works, projected onto large-scale 360° screens, opens this weekend

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Exhibitions

A stitch worth 1,000 words: how America’s First Ladies used their wardrobes to make a statement

The National Portrait Gallery has organised a historic show on the women in the White House

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The Buck stopped here

Southbank Centre's outdoor lights show offers glittering festive cheer—but scant comfort to its redundant workers

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Museum entry fees

London's National Gallery charges £8 for virtual tour of blockbuster Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition

Move reflects how museums could cash in on digital initiatives

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Gwangju Biennale

Gwangju Biennale artistic directors discuss Korean shamanism and planning in a pandemic

13th edition of the biannual Korean art exhibition will look at queer theory, feminism and how centuries of tradition collide with contemporary art

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Exhibitions

Garrett Bradley's America film installation goes on show at MoMA, exploring racism in black and white

The artist intersperses her work with footage from an unreleased 1914 film, believed to be the oldest surviving feature-length film with an all-Black cast

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Biennials & festivals

UK's £120m post-Brexit festival selects teams—including art organisations—for next step of controversial initiative

Serpentine Galleries, Tate and historian David Olusoga are on the shortlist for £3m research and development funding

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Three to see

Three online shows to see this weekend

From a documentary on pioneering queer artist David Wojnarowicz to a survey of Barbara Kruger's pertinent Question installations

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Art fairs

'Dealers are smiling under their masks': Shanghai art week pulls in art-starved collectors

More than 100 art exhibitions and events have taken place in the Chinese city this week and galleries are reporting strong sales

Artemisia Gentileschi

Missing out on Artemisia Gentileschi because of lockdown? Here's a video tour of the National Gallery exhibition

As coronavirus forces English museums to close, take a virtual guided trip around the much-anticipated show of the female Old Master with this video and podcast

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Exhibitions

When Boston fell head-over-heels in love with Monet

A new show at the Museum of Fine Arts recalls the time when the US city was first captivated by the French Impressionist

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Rachel de Joode

'Instagram makes you feel part of the art world—but it's a lie': artist Rachel de Joode on art and the digital

Berlin-based multimedia artist talks about her new works on show at London's Annka Kultys Gallery

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Say my name, say my name: huge exhibition aims to put Australian women artists on the map

The show at Canberra's National Gallery of Australia spans the past 120 years and includes works by Nora Heysen, Tracey Moffatt and the Tjanpi Desert Weavers

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Artists

‘Prison is boring as hell’: Sarah Lucas on isolation and judging art by inmates

The artist speaks about her role in judging the Koestler Awards for art made by UK prisoners and the importance of creativity in confinement

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Three to see

Three outdoor exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From empathetic documentary photography in King's Cross to Cauleen Smith's Covid Diary broadcast at Piccadilly Circus Lights

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Exhibitions

Can art help us heal? Rudy Shepherd has been working on it for more than a decade

The artist has painted 400 portraits pulled from the news cycle to understand the people beyond the headlines

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Philip Guston

Philip Guston show: 2022 opening is welcome news but confusion still remains

The museums should make urgent use of the delay already caused by the pandemic rather than lurch towards lengthy postponement

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Philip Guston

After tumult, museums say that a delayed Philip Guston exhibition will open in 2022

Citing “unease and anxiety” about the show, the director of MFA, Boston predicts it will spur “in-depth discussions about great art”

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Exhibitions

The fraught history of voting transparency in the US, explored

A show at the Corning Museum reveals how corruption and intimidation have historically suppressed the votes of non-white, non-male demographics as US presidential election results remain in flux

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Exhibitions

Zanele Muholi's Tate Modern show gives a voice to queer South Africa

Photographer documents the violent reality of life for many of the country’s marginalised communities in a mid-career survey

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Three to see

Our picks of the must-see shows to see in New York in November

From new works by Tschabalala Self at Galerie Eva Prensenhuber to Martin Puryear's Venice Biennale commissions at Matthew Marks

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Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama on 2020: ‘O demons of unwonted fate. We will stand and face you’

New publication—described as “most personal book to date”—will focus on artist’s use of language

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Turner’s take on the speed and horrors of the modern world to Ann Veronica Janssen’s playful, light-bending sculptures

Podcast

Has coronavirus helped unmask the real prices of art?

Plus, JMW Turner at the Tate and John Stezaker on Bruegel

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Art market

Richard Saltoun Gallery builds entire 2021 exhibition programme around late political philosopher Hannah Arendt

Her work addresses relevant issues today such as tyranny, fascism and totalitarianism, dealer says

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The Buck stopped here

Séances and spiritual awakenings abound in travelling exhibition exploring the 'artist as medium'

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Exhibitions

See 150 years of fashion in 60 minutes at the Met

The museum has drawn on the writings of Virginia Woolf, and the theories of Charles Baudelaire and Henri Bergson, to create a disruptive timeline of fashion

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Museums

Tate suspends curator for publicly criticising its decision to delay Guston show

Mark Godfrey has been disciplined after posting a long statement on his Instagram account describing postponement as "extremely patronising to viewers"

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Inaugural Asia Society Triennial to finally open with new programming following the pandemic and BLM protests

New triennial in New York aims to highlight the contribution of the fastest-growing demographic in the US, with exhibitions, events and a little inspiration from Yoko Ono

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Exhibitions

The Big Review: Artemisia at the National Gallery in London

The artist’s first major UK exhibition uses dramatic spaces and biographical detail to bring her career into closer focus

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Johannes Vermeer

Blockbuster Vermeer exhibition—including restored 'hidden Cupid' painting—announced at Dresden's Semperbau

The show promises to be “one of the most spectacular” in the newly renovated museum's history

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Museums

Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie to open after six-year renovation with Calder exhibition

Mies van der Rohe’s steel-and-glass building is undergoing modernisation by David Chipperfield, including new air-conditioning, security, lighting and visitor facilities

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a chilling show on Arctic culture to Polly Morgan's gorgeously repellent serpentine sculptures

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Adventures with Van Gogh

In a moving letter, Van Gogh complains about quarantine after his forced removal from the Yellow House

New exhibition at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum is a unique opportunity to see Vincent’s correspondence, normally locked away in a vault

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Controversies

Madrid's Prado museum accused of misogyny in open letter after misattributing work to female artist

Uninvited Guests exhibition has "been done from a misogynistic point of view and still projects the misogyny of the 19th century,” says one signatory

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Gustav Klimt

Stolen Klimt painting—buried for 20 years—to go back on show at Italian museum

Discovered by the gardener at the Ricci Oddi gallery last year, Portrait of a Lady will be the star of a series of exhibitions on the much-loved artist

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The Buck stopped here

'Gorgeous, repellent, savagely erotic': Polly Morgan slithers into our subconscious at London's Bomb Factory

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Exhibitions

From the streets to the studio: show explores how Basquiat, graffiti and hip-hop culture stormed the art world in the 1980s

Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston includes works by Rammellzee, Keith Haring, Kool Koor and Lady Pink

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Exhibitions

Cecily Brown: ‘I’m trying to understand what England means to me’

With her delayed show now open at Blenheim Palace, the British-born painter explains that she is as likely to be inspired by childhood comics as historic battle scenes

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election 2020

Bureaucratic but not boring: exhibition explores the visual history of US election ballots

With early voting already underway in the 2020 presidential election, a show at New York's Cooper Union reveals the "power of design in our civic process"

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Liu Xiaodong's portraits of wealthy Chinese immigrants to the Royal Academy's delayed Summer show

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Book Club

Judge a book by its cover: Centre Pompidou looks at Henri Matisse through a literary lens for new show

One of the most expansive museum surveys on the French artist in 50 years will present his book and magazine designs—and even some of his own writing

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Exhibitions

The Big Review: Félix Fénéon at the Museum of Modern Art

A collaboration between New York and Paris explores the dealer who championed both Neo-Impressionism and home-grown terrorism

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What does the Philip Guston delay tell us about museums and race?

Plus, Maggi Hambling on making love with paint

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Exhibitions

First look at the Torlonia marbles, as the last great private collection of classical sculpture opens to the public

Exhibition at Rome’s Musei Capitolini is the first step in finding a permanent home for the 620 ancient Greek and Roman works

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Censorship

Chinese interference derails Genghis Khan exhibition in France

Beijing authorities attempted to censor show's narrative amid a hardening of Chinese Communist Party's stance towards Mongol minority

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coronavirus

Exhibitions need a perfect storm to succeed—but shows opening during Covid-19 are getting a disappointing drizzle

With no group student visits, no art-world private view, and limits on public access, the buzz of new exhibitions has potentially been short-circuited

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Venice

Ocean art space in Venice church confronts city's perilous battle with climate change

Multimedia installation synthesises three years of scientific research into marine transformation across the planet

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Easy rider: when Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter went on tour

The artists' collaboration—first as teacher and student, then as a couple—is explored in a new exhibition at the Lenbachhaus in Munich

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the National Gallery's long-awaited Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition to Damien Hirst's career-spanning show at his own Newport Street Gallery

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Wangechi Mutu asks the Legion of Honor, 'Are you listening?'

The artist will show new and recent works that play with San Francisco museum’s Neoclassical architecture and Western roots

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‘We wanted to have sex all the time’: first major survey of Sunil Gupta—photographer of gay Indian life—opens in London

The Photographers' Gallery retrospective explores five decades of the long-overlooked artist's career—from cruising on street corners to Aids activism

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Exhibitions

Sue Coe takes on Donald Trump in final Galerie St Etienne show

The artist’s grotesque and violent images of the US president fit in with her works of political and social protest, made since the 1970s

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Emperors, enamel and Easter eggs: how Fabergé and Russian workshops made some of the most desirable objects on earth

Exhibition of around 400 objects at the Moscow Kremlin Museums marks the centenary of the famed jeweller's death

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'I learned a lot from Goya': an interview with the poet and artist Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The influential 101-year-old founder of San Francisco’s City Lights Bookstore discusses his paintings and drawings, now on view in New York

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Trump descends into hell—the state of America as seen by artist Jim Shaw

New London show at Simon Lee Gallery also takes a swipe at art world excess

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Exhibitions

Fulfilling a legendary curator’s vision, New Museum will present an exhibition on grief in black communities

Show conceived by Okwui Enwezor will unite works by 37 artists exploring mourning and loss as a response to violent injustice

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William Kentridge

William Kentridge on turning his drawings into films, being inspired by dreams—and catching Covid-19

The South African artist talks about his new animation City Deep, now on show at Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg

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election 2020

Denver exhibition considers the art of the Trump years

The Museum of Contemporary Art show aims to “take stock of the work that has come out of this difficult period”, says curator

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Exhibitions

Exhibition in forest outside Moscow enchants Russian art world

“Form of soft protest” is likened to the optimism of the early 2000s

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Frieze London 2020

Your guide to London's Frieze Week 2020

Including: the seven best shows • align your chakras, Frieze Week is getting spiritual • the challenges of making sculpture during a pandemic and more

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Exhibitions

Original or fake? Museum Ludwig puts its Russian avant-garde art to the test

New exhibition reveals 22 falsely attributed works discovered in German museum's collection

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Indigenous art

Exhibition honours, demands action for missing and murdered Indigenous women

Boontak! (Stop it!) opens as Congress passes two bills to enact better law enforcement practices to protect Indigenous women and girls from violence

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in Berlin this weekend

From Olafur Eliasson's perception-altering lights to Émilie Pitoiset's surveillance capitalism dance marathon

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Art market

In search of la bella vita, Mendes Wood sets up in bucolic Italian villa

Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Cristina Canale, Vojtěch Kovařík, Paulo Nazareth and Brice Guilbert at Villa Era as clients seek a more rural art experience during pandemic

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Under the influence: three artists on how Bruce Nauman continues to be an inspiration

As a retrospective opens at Tate Modern, we speak to Rashid Johnson, Jacolby Satterwhite and Adham Faramawy about the enduring appeal of the 78-year-old artist's work

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Artemisia and Frida: great art, turbulent lives

We take a tour of the Artemisia Gentileschi show in London with curator Letizia Treves and explore a new biography of Frida Kahlo with its author, Hettie Judah

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The Buck stopped here

Delayed Royal Academy Summer Exhibition delivers powerful diversity statement and an Okwui Enwezor tribute

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Exhibitions

Blockbuster JR show will travel to London's Saatchi Gallery from Brooklyn Museum

Murals, photographs and films by the French artist from past two decades will explore issues such as immigration and gun control

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Philip Guston

'They fear controversy': open letter condemning museums for delaying Guston show signed by 100 artists and intellectuals

“The people who run our great institutions do not want trouble,” say signatories

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Art market

Damien Hirst to open huge exhibition of more than 50 early works at Newport Street Gallery

Pickled sharks, medicine cabinets and spot paintings from the artist's own collection will go on show—although none are for sale

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Exhibitions

National Gallery hopes Artemisia exhibition will inspire public to 'get through the Covid crisis'

Postponed by the pandemic, the show will reveal Baroque artist's recently discovered intimate letters and "unflinching" paintings

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Controversies

Philip Guston’s KKK paintings ‘are not asleep—they’re woke’: catalogue contradicts museum statement controversially halting show

Essays from African American artists such as Glenn Ligon and Trenton Doyle Hancock show that issues were being addressed

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From transgressive Tantra at the British Museum to a series of artistic interventions in Brent's libraries

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Philip Guston

Critics, scholars—and even museum’s own curator—condemn decision to postpone Philip Guston show over Ku Klux Klan imagery

Move is deemed “cowardly” and “patronising” after joint statement from host museums including National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and London’s Tate Modern

Podcast

Sell the Michelangelo or lose 150 staff? The Royal Academy of Arts’s Covid-19 conundrum

Plus, the curator Legacy Russell talks about her new book Glitch Feminism

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Video, film & new media

New Jersey artist residency turns their campus into a free drive-in theatre

Gardenship in Kearny Point has been hosting video art exhibitions and film screenings during the pandemic, including the Jean Michel-Basquiat cult classic Downtown 81 this weekend

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What can we learn from the Salem Witch Trials?

A historical exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum traces the political and religious forces that led to the executions of innocent people

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‘If they don’t have a story behind them, what’s the use?’ Elijah Pierce's woodcarvings portray America in the 20th century

Images of the Kennedys, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Watergate scandal go on show at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

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Exhibitions

Virtual photography show reveals modern Lebanon's many layers of tragedy

Lebanon Then and Now: Photography from 2006 to 2020 hosted by Washington, DC's Middle East Institute is both timely and prescient

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Exhibitions

The Big Review: Gauguin and the Impressionists at the Royal Academy of Arts

The London exhibition has many highlights, but viewing this long-planned show is unlike anyone could have envisaged before the coronavirus pandemic

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Biennials & festivals

Rosewater soda and a coronavirus memorial: what to see at the Brent Biennial

From Dawn Mellor's George Michael mural to Rasheed Araeen's anarchic library installation

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Exhibitions

Japan's leading photography festival comes to Kyoto this weekend

The eighth edition of Kyotographie will include exhibitions in venues ranging from traditional wooden townhouses to shopping arcades

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Jadé Fadojutimi's purposeful paintings at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery to Trevor Paglen's floral AI animations at Pace

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The Buck stopped here

Cartoon constellations and deserted deserts: hop on board Andy Holden's ghost train ride

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh exhibitions return—exclusive news all the way up to 2024

From olive groves to peat moors: shows coming up in Dallas, Amsterdam, Detroit, Vienna, Assen, Columbus and Santa Barbara

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Incarceration is part of the American experience for many—its art is explored in a major new show at MoMA PS1

Exhibition in New York will include works made by those who are part of—or who have ties to—the largest prison population in the world

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Exhibitions

Reap what we sow: Trevor Paglen’s new flower works take an allegorical view of AI

Created during quarantine, the artist’s Bloom series is about the fragility of life, and how computer systems interpret the complexity of humanity

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Danh Vo's millennia-spanning pastoral show at White Cube to Abbas Zahedi's rosewater sprinkler system at South London Gallery

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Museums & Heritage

Director of Yale Center for British Art embraces a global framework

Courtney J. Martin explains why it is time to reposition the Paul Mellon collection

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Exhibitions

Largest hoard of Bronze Age objects found in London—containing mysteries of city's ancient residents—goes on show

The Havering Hoard, which will be exhibited at the Museum of London, Docklands, was discovered two years ago and has never before been shown in its entirety

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Los Angeles

For no eyes only: Mark Bradford’s quarantine paintings push the bounds of virtual art viewing

For his first online exhibition, the artist hangs paintings made during lockdown in isolation in an empty space atop Hauser & Wirth’s LA gallery

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Exhibitions

Saatchi Gallery exhibits London’s graduate artists deprived of degree shows

The exhibition forms part of the education programme at the collector’s gallery which has now ‘transitioned into a charity’

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Exhibitions

Sanford Biggers show will highlight the unlikely role played by quilts in helping slaves flee to free states

Retrospective at the Bronx Museum in New York will also include the artist's mandala pieces

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Tavares Strachan

Tavares Strachan: 'I grew up not feeling empowered by art'

As a new show opens at Marian Goodman Gallery in London, the Bahamian artist explains why he feels schoolchildren, and not the art world, are his natural audience

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Raisa Kabir's transcontinental textiles to Toyin Ojih Odutola's epic cycle of queer, Black drawings

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Art historian Aby Warburg’s groundbreaking image atlas reunited in Berlin after nearly a century

The Bilderatlas Mnemosyne—once derided by Ernst Gombrich—will appear in its fullest form since Warburg's final presentation