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Gabriella Angeleti

Gabriella is Staff Reporter at The Art Newspaper

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Egypt

Egypt cracks down on 'thuggish acts' against antiquities and archaeological sites

A new article implements harsher fines and imprisonment for abusing archaeological sites and museums and smuggling antiquities out of the country

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Museums

Rio Art Museum could close due to lack of federal funding

Two directors left the museum last week, and 126 employees have received a dismissal notice

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Wayne Thiebaud’s little-known paintings of the Southwest to Shirin Neshat’s exhibition of Iranian women artists

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Exhibitions

Experimental art space in Tehran has been recreated in Pittsburgh

Two artists began a collaborative project after one was denied a visa to enter the US under Donald Trump's travel ban

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts offers ‘a contemporary gaze’ at ancient objects in a new wing

Museum will juxtapose archaeological finds with recent pieces in an “Art of One World” gallery

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Alexandre Singh's dark thriller at Metro Pictures to entrancing etchings at the Met, the best shows to see this Halloween weekend

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Invoking his own great-grandfather, an artist considers the fragmented history of Syrian artefacts

A Met exhibition explores fraught acquisitions in museum collections with the aim of kickstarting new conversations

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Betye Saar’s mysticism at MoMA to the first retrospective dedicated to conceptual photographer Duane Michals at the Morgan Library and Museum

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From atmospheric photographs by Roy DeCarava to Lily van der Stokker's riffs on medicine and doctors

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Elias Sime

Wellin Museum presents second major US exhibition devoted to Ethiopian artist Elias Sime

The artist, who will be awarded the Smithsonian's African Art Award later this month, has also been commissioned by the Ethiopian prime minister to create a public garden in the royal palace

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Lempicka’s first US show in nearly six decades to Jacolby Satterwhite’s intimate and immersive environment

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Indigenous art

National Gallery of Canada presents global pulse of contemporary Indigenous art

The museum plans to acquire many of the works in its survey devoted to Indigenous artists

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Corning Museum of Glass

Glass artist Deborah Czeresko wants to elevate the role of women in the field

Following her triumph in the Netflix show Blown Away, the artist has a two-week residency at The Corning Museum of Glass

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Neue Galerie’s Kirchner retrospective to John Singer Sargent’s rarely seen charcoal portraits at the Morgan Library and Museum

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JR

JR on the 'sociological experiment' of street art and his vast New York mural for the Brooklyn Museum

The French artist, who made his name with large-scale public installations, is opening his biggest US exhibition to date

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Appointments & departures

Wolfgang Tillmans is the new chair of London's Institute of Contemporary Arts

The move marks the institution's return to an artist-led board

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Met Breuer’s Vija Celmins retrospective to Kehinde Wiley’s first public sculpture

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Brazil

Rio de Janeiro’s Unesco-listed slave wharf receives nearly $2m for renovation

Meanwhile, a forthcoming museum dedicated to the history of the site has faced severe delays

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New York

Janine Antoni’s symbolic images of the afterlife fill Green-Wood’s catacombs

The artist is the first to have a major commission in the historic burial vault

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Obituaries

Gianfranco Gorgoni, photographer of Land Art and the New York avant-garde, has died, aged 77

The photographer, first known for his intimate portraits of artists, was later renowned for his monumental images of art in remote places

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the LMCC’s Art Center inaugural season to William Powhida’s watercolour memes

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David Hammons

Whitney Museum breaks ground on public installation by David Hammons

The museum celebrated the project, due to be completed in 2020, with a NYPD fireboat performance and specially commissioned jazz composition

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Climate Change

Columbia University launches year-long programming on climate change

Artists such as Olafur Eliasson will participate in the university’s Year of Water initiative

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Exhibitions

Faena Festival aims to spiritually awaken Miami Beach

The second annual arts festival explores spirituality and ritual

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Met’s first façade commission to Jean-Marie Appriou’s surreal equines

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Environment

Jeppe Hein's ‘breathwork’ is headed to the United Nations headquarters

The project will be launched on the heels of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Rubin Museum's meditation on “power” to the Costume Institute's celebration of camp

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National Museum of Brazil

Phoenix project rises amid the wreckage of Brazil’s National Museum blaze

The museum is seeking $30m to reopen one wing in 2022 for the bicentennial of Brazilian independence

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Brazil

Inhotim's attendance stabilises months after tragic collapse of nearby mining dam

The arts and botanical centre is a vital source of economic welfare for the rural region

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Exhibitions

Tarsila dethrones Monet as São Paulo museum's most popular exhibition

A retrospective devoted to the Brazilian Modernist was part of a yearlong focus on female artists

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Brazil

Brazilian secretary of culture resigns over government's censorship of LGBTQ+ productions

Henrique Pires says the government has more important issues to deal with than two men kissing on television

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African art

African art gallery co-founded by Hemingway's son opens Tribeca storefront

The gallery originally opened in the 1970s as a venue for the launch party of Hemingway's memoir

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Performa

Performa 19 to explore the influence of the Bauhaus School on live performance

The biennial includes around 20 new commissions by artists such as Kia LaBeija and Ed Atkins

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Activism

Mural in Santa Fe underscores violence against Indigenous women

The work holds weight in New Mexico, which has the highest rate of violent crimes against Native American women in the US

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the relationship between humans and nature at the Cooper Hewitt to love and unity at the Ford Foundation

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JMW Turner

Export bar placed on Turner's masterpiece The Dark Rigi

The watercolour painting, considered one of the artist's finest works, was sold to a private collector in 2006

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Art market

Female artists outperform men when their work returns to auction, report finds

A data study by Sotheby's Mei Moses reveals a 73% increase for work by women in repeat sales, while male artists lagged at 8%

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Exhibitions

Shirin Neshat curates exhibition of all-women Iranian artists in New York

The show includes the work of 16 contemporary artists exploring themes such as sexual identity, repression, religion and memory

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Commercial galleries

Chelsea gallery reshuffle: Kasmin expands as Pace/MacGill consolidates

Kasmin to gain more than 4,000 sq ft with new space, while Pace/MacGill moves in to Pace's headquarters

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Public art

Storm King installs sky-high sculpture by Mark di Suvero

The work—the tallest of the artist’s career—has travelled from France to upstate New York

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Residencies

Sudanese political cartoonist Khalid Albaih is the first recipient of the Freedom artist’s residency

The new project, launched by Pen America and ArtX, aims to support at-risk artists

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Brazil

Unesco visit brings new growth to Roberto Burle Marx’s home and garden

Brazil funds major renovation of landscape architect's lush estate, which could become a World Heritage site in 2020

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Exhibitions

Carmen Herrera’s dream project to bloom in New York's City Hall Park

The aluminium sculptures are based on 1960s archival drawings with three being realised for the first time

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Félix Vallotton's psychologically charged interiors at the Royal Academy of Arts to the many many faces of Cindy Sherman at the National Portrait Gallery

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the little-known Renaissance painter Bartolomé Bermejo at the National Gallery to the Hayward Gallery's huge group show exploring gender fluidity

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Brazil

Bolsonaro hires far-right theatre director to lead federal arts oganisation

Roberto Alvim, who is calling for a conservative artists' database, will close his São Paulo theatre after claiming he was persecuted over political views

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Obituaries

Artist Martin Roth has died, aged 41

The artist's last solo exhibition centred on gun violence

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Conservation & Preservation

Ugo Rondinone’s day-glo desert installation Seven Magic Mountains gets a fresh coat of paint

The popular public art work has been restored with the aim of keeping it Instagram-ready through 2021 or longer

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Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s museums dodge Bolsanaro’s cultural funding caps—at least for now

The Rouanet Law, which the Brazilian leader claims enables corruption, was amended in an official announcement

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Michael Rakowitz’s recreations of bombed artefacts at the Whitechapel Gallery, to Faith Ringgold’s story quilts at the Serpentine Gallery

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Climate Change

United Nations sounds the alarm on species loss—and artists respond

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg's work in Cooper Hewitt's Design Triennial resurrects world's last male northern white rhino

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Harold Ancart's handball court to Hank Willis Thomas's Afro pick

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Aboriginal art

Sotheby’s to hold the first major Aboriginal art sale in the US in November

The auction house cites increasing interest in Aboriginal art among US collectors and institutions

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Heritage

Opposition flares as Peru’s government makes way for airport near Machu Picchu

A petition has been launched to prevent the Peruvian government from continuing the project

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Refugees

Marc Quinn will display the blood of refugees and celebrities

The art project, involving frozen blood drawn from refugees and stars, is not a “spectacle”, says the artist

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Museums & Heritage

Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum requests emergency funding for recovery efforts after fire

As pieces of its ancient Egyptian collection are salvaged, the museum’s director says it can no longer afford storage facilities

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Winogrand's little-known colour photographs to Miró's mammoth canvas

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Exhibitions

Twelve exhibitions not to miss during Frieze New York

From the Leipzig School artist Neo Rauch at the Drawing Center, to Nari Ward at the New Museum, there's plenty to see around New York City during Frieze

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Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Alicja Kwade's rooftop solar system to Joe Minter's commanding sculptures

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Obituaries

Philanthropist Henry Wollman Bloch has died aged 96

Bloch was an avid collector who made important contributions to the Nelson-Atkins Museum

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Art market

On the Bard’s birthday, Sotheby’s announces it will offer Edward Hopper’s ode to Shakespeare

Estimated to fetch $7-$10m, the New York cityscape, depicts the iconic Central Park statue of the playwright

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Brazil

Archaeological trove discovered beneath zoo heads to Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum

More than 30,000 imperial artefacts were found in the nearby RioZoo last week

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Havana Biennial

Activist artist arrested on eve of Havana Biennial

As the cultural event gets under way, a Cuban-American artist is also blocked from entering Cuba