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Gabriella Angeleti

Gabriella Angeleti is a staff reporter at The Art Newspaper. She focuses on exhibition reviews and previews, artist interviews and Latin American art news, and writes and commissions the weekly “three to see in New York” column. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @gabriella.angeleti

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Whitney Museum of American Art

Artists urge the Whitney to review its ethical practices following backlash over cancelled exhibition

An open letter calls for the Whitney to “commit to a year of action—of mobilisation and introspection”

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Brian Clarke's light-filled stained glass at the Museum of Arts and Design to Dan Herschlein's dark horror movie tropes at JTT gallery

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Film

A new documentary chronicles the revolutionary power of Mexican artist and activist David Siqueiro's murals

"Siqueiros: Walls of Passion" includes voice work by actor Cheech Marin and explores the restoration of the artist's iconic and controversial LA mural "América Tropical"

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Australia

Campaign to 'free' the Aboriginal flag gains momentum as Australian government seeks exclusive licensing rights

Made by the Luritja artist Harold Thomas in 1971, the rights to the flag design are currently held by Ben Wooster, a former art dealer previously fined $2.3m for selling fake Aboriginal works of art

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Betye Saar's travel sketchbooks at the Morgan Library and Museum to Rivane Neuenschwander's tapestries at Tanya Bonakdar gallery

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Film

Cate Blanchett takes on multiple personalities in her second art film, directed by Italian artist Marco Brambilla

The three-minute video in which Blanchett embodies the Greek philosopher Galen's four temperaments debuts today at Michael Fuchs Galerie in Berlin

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Obituaries

Forrest Fenn, known for burying $2m worth of treasure in the Rocky Mountains, dies at 90

The controversial yet colourful Santa Fe-based art and antiquities dealer announced that his treasure had been found shortly before his death

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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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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From the Whitney's prelude to David Hammons's Day's End to Sharona Franklin's decomposing work at King's Leap

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Memorials

Petition launched to replace Confederate monument in South Carolina with statue of actor Chadwick Boseman

Many say he "opened doors" for black people in the arts and artists like Toyin Ojih Odutola have created works honouring the the 43-year-old Black Panther actor, who died last week

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Cultural heritage

Jair Bolsonaro, long criticised for anti-black statements, removes a painting of Afro-Brazilian deities from presidential offices

The Brazilian president allegedly requested the removal of Os Orixás by the artist Djanira da Motta e Silva at the behest of his wife, an Evangelical Christian

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From Jacob Lawrence's Struggle series at the Met to Edmund de Waal's library of exiled authors at the British Museum

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Brazil

Cinemateca Brasileira, the largest audiovisual institution in South America, under threat by Bolsonaro government

The government has fired all 41 technical staff, who safeguard an important collection of more than 250,000 works

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Women Artists

Campaign launched to enshrine Corita Kent’s former Los Angeles studio as a historical landmark

The studio where the “nun-turned-artist” produced colourful, conscious works in the 1960s could be demolished

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Murals

Depression-era murals in a Minnesota city hall covered over with new works reflecting a more diverse community

The works foreground the contributions of immigrant and Indigenous communities, but members of the Dakota tribe claim the contributions are a "Band-Aid"

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Frieze London

Alberta Whittle named the winner of this year's Frieze Artist Award

Exploring themes around the fear of contagion and xenophobia, the new film commission will debut online as part of the virtual edition of Frieze London

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Art education

As autumn looms, US art schools prepare for students’ return amid the pandemic

From online lessons to outdoor classrooms, universities are attempting to make studio practices safe, but some students say the class quality does not match the steep tuition

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London, New York and online this weekend

From Public Gallery's Spitalfields debut to Keegan Monaghan at James Fuentes

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Copyright

Redbone music video sparks artist dispute over copyright infringement

Frank Buffalo Hyde says the imagery in the short film for the band's 1974 hit Come and Get Your Love released by Legacy Recordings this month is "too close to comfort" to his work

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London, New York and online this weekend

From Nicolaes Maes at London's National Gallery to a meditative installation at Rockaway Beach in New York

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Monuments

As monuments to Christopher Columbus come down across the US, Italian-Americans campaign to protect a symbol of 'culture heritage'

Some Italian-Americans, including the New York governor Andrew Cuomo, say statues of Columbus symbolise the history of Italians in the US

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Public art

As public art comes under increased scrutiny, New York's High Line asks the people to help pick its next installation

Around 80 artists—including Nick Cave, Mona Hatoum and Rafa Esparza have submitted proposals for the elevated park on Manhattan's West Side

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Media & broadcast

Virginia Commonwealth University launches programme dedicated to the art of podcasting

Embedded within the school's Institute for Contemporary Art, the initiative positions podcasting as a crucial skill for creatives

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From photographs of a pandemic-and-protest changed New York at the Museum of the City of New York to reflections on domesticity at Soft Opening's new London space

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Contemporary art

Native American artist Brent Learned collaborates on first official music video for Redbone's 1970s pop-rock hit

The "Come and Get Your Love" short film is the first release in a new Sony Legacy project that will tap contemporary artists to create videos for classic tunes

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The Shaker Museum

Shaker artefacts will get a new home in upstate New York

A $15m building project led by Selldorf Architects envisions a museum drawing 30,000 visitors a year

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Pacita Abad

Google honours pioneering Filipina feminist artist Pacita Abad

The artists colourful paintings often contained political and social messages

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Public art

Public art initiative encourages New Yorkers to get outside as museums remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic

The campaign offers a digital map of public art works and exhibitions in the five boroughs

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Public art

While Burning Man is cancelled, festival art finds a home in Las Vegas

Art Island, a new outdoor project, plans to present—and sell—large-scale works more often found at desert events

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Disasters & destruction

Rescue and assessment efforts underway for gutted Brazilian museum

Maintenance was under par at Museum of Natural History and Botanical Gardens of the University of Minas Gerais

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From William Copley's New York years at Kasmin to the Tate's Andy Warhol retrospective

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School of Visual Arts

New York's School of Visual Arts launches archive of work created during the Covid-19 pandemic

The project started as a “therapeutic filter” for the community and has received more than 300 submissions to date

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From works by Pollock and Congo the chimpanzee to Sarah Lucas at Sadie Coles

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Law

California may grant repatriation rights to unrecognised Native American tribes

A new state bill expands federal rights for Indigenous groups to reclaim human remains, burial objects and other sacred artefacts from institutions

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Pennsylvania Impressionism

Campaign seeks to restore the birthplace of Pennsylvania Impressionism

The foundation aims to raise $35m to acquire, restore and repurpose sites related to New Hope School of artists

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York, London and online this weekend

From Nicholas Galanin’s 'escape plans' for Indigenous objects at Peter Blum Gallery to the Royal College of Art's virtual degree show

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Brazil

Bolsonaro appoints son’s former aide the president of the National Arts Foundation as public ministry files lawsuit to remove him

Luciano Querido, trained as an IT technician, has been in the role provisionally since May despite lacking the federal qualifications for the role

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Museums

The Metropolitan Museum of Art to reopen five days a week beginning in August

A bellwether for the New York's other museums, the 5th Avenue flagship location will operate at 25% capacity while the Met Cloisters will not open until September

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Education

International art students may be forced to leave the US under Trump's new ICE policy on remote learning

Harvard and MIT filed lawsuits against the US government while the president of CalArts calls the move an act of "political theatre" amid the pandemic

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Protest art

Artists call out the injustices immigrants suffer in the US ahead of Independence Day

A collaborative sky writing project featuring contributions from Patrisse Cullors, Dread Scott and Hank Willis Thomas will mark 80 sites used to limit immigrants

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Monuments

Tribal leaders and organisations call for the removal of Mount Rushmore monument

Leaders argue that Trump's plan for a rally there is an "unforgivable affront"

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Indigenous art

As Navajo Nation battles worst coronavirus outbreak in US, artists hope for an Indigenous renaissance

The cancellation of regional markets and fairs have taken a huge economic toll but have also ushered in a "new era of responsibility" to promote Native work

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Confederate monuments

The war over racist monuments is escalating throughout the US

The disposal of Confederate monuments will not erase America’s history, but some say removing them from public view is crucial to moving forward

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Frida Kahlo

Spanish dealer claims to find long-lost Frida Kahlo painting

Missing for six decades, La Mesa Herida (The Wounded Table) may be in a London warehouse, but experts say the work is likely a fake

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Brazil

Fire destroys part of oldest university museum in Brazil following a failed safety inspection

Police are investigating a 15 June blaze at the Museum of Natural History and Botanical Gardens of the University of Minas Gerais, home to more than 260,000 works of folk art and ethnographic objects

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Brazil

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro appoints actor Mário Frias the new secretary of culture, sparking controversy

Frias is the fifth person to hold the role since Bolsonaro dissolved the ministry of culture after his election in 2019

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Three to see

Three online exhibitions honouring Pride Month

From the history of discriminatory blood donation policies at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art to the history of the rainbow flag

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Art law

Alleging censorship, ACLU sues Miami Beach for removal of painting memorialising the police shooting of Raymond Herisse

A painting by Rodney Jackson was removed from an exhibition focusing on racial justice issues at the request of Miami Beach officials

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Personal stories of coronavirus

Lyle Ashton Harris revisits archival images of black joy and resistance amid lockdown

The Bronx-born artist says isolation has allowed the US a valuable opportunity "to be confronted with trauma so deep that it moves us from theory to action"

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Three to see

Three projects celebrating Juneteenth, the holiday marking the end of slavery in the US

From freedom papers on view at the National Museum of African American History and Culture to Issac Julien's film about famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass

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Black Lives Matter

Indigenous artists stand with the Black Lives Matter movement as part of new community initiative

The Rapid Response Art Fund supports Indigenous artists in BIPOC communities that have been affected by the systemic racism that has been "a driving force for hundreds of years" in the US

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Public art

Hank Willis Thomas covers US Justice Department with thousands of words from inmates

Launched last night, the guerilla intervention is the latest public work in Washington, DC to address structural racism—but can art effect change?

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Three to see

Three cultural projects exploring racial injustice and black resistance

From the artist collective Forensic Architecture's investigation into the UK police killing of Mark Duggan to an interactive platform chronicling the legacy of lynching in the US justice system

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Confederate monuments

Virginia vows to remove monument to Confederate general Robert E. Lee amid ongoing anti-racism protests

Governor says that the state will "no longer preach a false version of history" as calls for racial justice echo across the nation

Performance art

Watch Patrisse Cullors' Prayer to the Iyami performance

The artists has released a video detailing the process of her 2020 performance about systemic injustice

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Protests

Monuments across the US are toppled, damaged as protests over George Floyd's death continue

Lawmakers mobilise the National Guard to quell destruction while demonstrators deface Confederate memorials and public works emblematic of white supremacy

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Protest art

George Floyd's final words flown across five cities as protests erupt across the US

Artist Jammie Holmes aims to "underline a need for unity" as the country reels from another incident of police brutality

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Three to see

Three artist-led initiatives that are chronicling the coronavirus experience

From printed masks made by Ai Weiwei to art historical masterpieces recreated at home

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Opioid Crisis

Nan Goldin and Pain are helping opioid crisis victims file claims against Sackler-owned Purdue Pharma

The artist says the coronavirus health crisis “has made life even more difficult" for drug users and recovering addicts

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Indigenous art

Kent Monkman issues apology for painting that depicts the 'sexual assault' of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

After outcries against the work on social media, the Cree artist says that the image "failed" in its message to address the victimisation of Indigenous women

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Three to see

Three virtual readings to check out this weekend

From Maurizio Cattelan's Bedtime Stories to Neïl Beloufa's post-capitalist fable featuring camels and foxes

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Sculpture parks

US sculpture parks shift seasonal programming as they grapple with state re-opening mandates

As more states across the US lift lockdown measures, many outdoor art centres are unclear on how to implement and enforce social distancing guidelines

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Auctions

Sotheby’s offers major works by 20th century female artists in $50m Ginny Williams Collection sale

Coinciding with the auction house's New York sale room re-opening in June, the sale marks the first time female artists will comprise over two-thirds of the value of an evening auction

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Art education

Solange's creative agency spotlights work of Parsons School of Design graduates in online festival

Graduating fashion students will collaborate on a new 3D work with artist Jacolby Satterwhite as end-of-term exhibitions are cancelled due to coronavirus

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Museum acquisitions

Nevada Museum of Art acquires Judy Chicago’s full 'fireworks' archive

The museum aims to rewrite the legacy of the historically male-dominated Land Art movement

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sound art

From cheerful clapping to screaming sirens: an artist captures the sounds of a pandemic

A crowd-sourced project by Yuri Suzuki at the Dallas Museum of Art aims to "connect people through the sonic experience" during the coronavirus crisis

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Three to see

Three shows to see online this weekend

From a collaborative series between the New Museum and Rhizome to Modern Art Oxford's virtual tours

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Japanese-American artists

Fate of Japanese-American artists held in US internment camps during the Second World War brought to light online

The multi-platform virtual initiative is part of the Archives of American Art's push to share newly digitised content while its research centres remain closed

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US politics

Mayors of major US cities urge Congress to provide additional support for the arts and culture sector

Spearheaded by the San Francisco Arts Alliance, more than 20 mayors have signed a letter requesting additional aid in its next relief package

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Films

Ai Weiwei will address the Rohingya refugee crisis in a forthcoming documentary

The Chinese dissident artist and director of Human Flow is also currently filming a new documentary about the coronavirus pandemic

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Obituaries

Brazilian artist Abraham Palatnik has died from coronavirus, aged 92

As the inventor of kinechromatic art, leaves behind "an ineffable legacy"

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Indigenous art

Nicholas Galanin considers the unbalanced power of institutions over indigenous objects in Anchorage Museum exhibition

The online exhibition aims to dispel myths that “indigenous communities are unqualified to care for their own cultural objects”

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Mother's Day

National Museum of Women in the Arts honours 'complex and varied' maternal relationships for Mother's Day

Featuring works by Louise Bourgeois, Elizabeth Catlett and others, the online series explores artists' experiences of motherhood and their connection to their own moms

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Three to see

Three artsy culinary challenges for homebound cooks this weekend

From the Museum of Modern Art's home cooking interviews to the Blanton Museum's bakeoff

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coronavirus

Banksy 'brightens up' Southampton hospital with tribute to nurses

The work has been installed in collaboration with hospital managers and will be auctioned later this year to benefit the NHS

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Exhibitions

Circus of Books online show echoes the need for 'human-to-human' interaction

Timed to coincide with the Netflix documentary on the legendary bookstore and gay haven, the digital exhibition pays homage to "something we are sorely missing during this time in isolation"

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Arts funding

Pennsylvania art organisations 'blind sided' by governor's suspension of grant funds

The funding freeze follows Philadelphia mayor's proposal to eliminate the city's Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy due to revenue shortfalls caused by coronavirus

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Three to see

Three museum collections to explore from home this weekend

From the Centre Pompidou's #PompidouVIP to the Whitney's focus on recent acquisitions by living artists

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Art in film

Curious how that Rothko ended up on your favourite television show or film? Meet Fanny Pereire

The fine art coordinator's work can be spotted in the current Hulu FX miniseries Mrs. America starring Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne

Analysis
coronavirus

Coronavirus threatens the Yanomami community that Brazilian artist Claudia Andujar has devoted her career to protecting

As Covid-19 continues to spread in Latin America, Brazil's Indigenous peoples are at risk more than ever due to lack of government protection

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Artists in coronavirus lockdown

Dale Chihuly reflects on 'transformational' power of art amid coronavirus lockdown

The Seattle-based artist is preparing to debut a forthcoming collection of lace-inspired works as some states plan re-opening measures

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Three to see

Three artist studios to visit from home this weekend

From Oliver Beer's “eerily quiet” studio to a behind-the-scenes look at how Letícia Ramos produces her photograms

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Earth Day

Art meets (indoor) activism to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Judy Chicago launches Create Art for Earth with the Serpentine Galleries while a new documentary foregrounds how Indigenous peoples are fighting climate change

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Art market

Phillips partners with charitable foundation to benefit New Yorkers hardest hit by coronavirus

The auction house will donate all proceeds from a forthcoming online sale to the New York-based Robin Hood Foundation

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coronavirus

Market for Inuit art faces financial deep freeze after Arctic cruises put on hold

As coronavirus brings recreational tourism to a halt, artists in Canada's Nunavut territory say the economic fallout has the power to "crash the community"

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coronavirus

Ai Weiwei: 'This is just a sign of another failure for the Chinese government'

In a two-day digital conference, the artist shares his thoughts on the Communist party’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the role of artists in society

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Few to view

A few art films and videos to see at home this weekend

From Mark di Suvero's poetry readings to Faustin Linyekula's performance in a cavernously empty Tate Modern

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Art education

Art students continue to demand tuition reimbursement even as universities refuse

Following coronavirus class suspensions, Boston University MFA candidates press the school's president for action while a survey of SCAD students finds that 97% deem their online classes insufficient

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coronavirus

Artsy donates 10% of proceeds from new series of 'collections' to the World Health Organisation's coronavirus response fund

The Give Back series features works by artists whose shows were cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19

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coronavirus

Museums are chronicling the coronavirus pandemic for future generations

The New-York Historical Society and others are soliciting donations of objects and ephemera to document the "unprecedented times in which we are now living"

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Coronavirus resources

Connecticut arts foundation mobilises to help healthcare workers as the state risks becoming a new coronavirus 'hotspot'

Grace Farms has launched a $2.5m relief fund and an initiative to deliver protective equipment to local medical centres as Covid-19 cases in the state spike

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Coronavirus resources

Dietl initiative supports art technicians who lost work due to coronavirus

A new commission-free sales platform launched by the art logistics company benefits art handlers, who are often artists subsidising their studio practice

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Coronavirus resources

New York artist launches platform to link people in need of help with others amid coronavirus lockdown

Social practice artist Jody Wood started her S.O.S. online aid network as part of her belief that "everyone is responsible for caring for one another"

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Yayoi Kusama

New York Botanical Garden forced to postpone blockbuster Kusama show due to coronavirus

The artist says the passion she and the garden put into the exhibition is "still burning"

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coronavirus

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation commissions eight Italian artists to produce new work in response to coronavirus

The New York-based foundation says there is an "absolute need to support artists" as the Covid-19 pandemic shutters exhibitions around the world

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Performance art

Annabel Daou will take on your worries in a 12-hour durational performance

During the coronavirus crisis, the project “is a way to consider my role with respect to others, as an artist and as a human being in this world”, the artist says

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coronavirus

Brazilian galleries and museums to remain closed despite Bolsonaro's draconian stance on coronavirus

As the Brazilian president calls for businesses to re-open despite a growing number of Covid-19 cases, some refuse to follow "politically-influenced" advice

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coronavirus

Arts organisations produce face masks and other medical equipment to help slow the spread of coronavirus

As museums donate protective supplies to medical centres during coronavirus crisis, grassroots efforts to make masks struggle to meet medical standards

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Photography

Photographers are capturing the stark mood of major cities amid the coronavirus pandemic

As many self-employed photographers face work losses due to Covid-19, others document the "seriousness of what is happening on a personal and community level"

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coronavirus

Artists and galleries help raise coronavirus relief funds through print edition sales

Eric Fischl is supplying a limited edition print to benefit the closed New York Academy of Art while other sales are being donated to emergency funds and community organisations