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Controversial human zoo to be recreated as art project in Oslo

Proposal for the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution has met with criticism, but artists say they want to “highlight a forgotten event” (A postcard from the original “Congo Village” in during the 1914 centenary celebrations ) Published online: 17 April 2014
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Painting’s return highlights the Great War’s lesser-known art losses

Museums in northern France hope to create a database of missing works

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Labour’s shadow culture minister urges the new secretary to protect cultural heritage

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Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival to present ‘parade’ of stars

The 2014 programme is a swansong for the outgoing director François Hébel

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Chicago art handlers to vote on unionising

The Teamsters have filed complaints against Mana-Terry Dowd for intimidating workers

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Video veteran Joan Jonas to represent US in Venice

The artist is expected to create a multimedia installation for next year’s Biennale

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The importance of being a director-curator

Nicholas Serota and Udo Kittelmann reveal why they still want to organise exhibitions

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Herculaneum gains ground

Buffer zone to be created with the purchase of a 5,200 sq. m plot of land near the archaeological site

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Swiss nudes too hot for China

Works by photography students in Lausanne censored in Shanghai

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The 18th-century gets is lustre back at the Louvre

Closed since 2005, the museum’s period rooms reopen in June after a €26m renovation

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Mass exposure: why museums are focusing on photography

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Norway, then and now

The Oslo-based artist Trond Hugo Haugen is marking the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution by recreating Eidsvold 1814, a painting by Oscar Arnold Wergeland of the men who signed the historic document. Haugen’s version will be a photograph showing what Norway looks likes today. “The >>>

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Video: Chris Marker ventures to Plato's cave

The Whitechapel Gallery in London opens the first UK retrospective of the French film-maker Chris Marker on 16 April. In this clip from his 1989 television series The Owl’s Legacy, Marker compares the dark and quiet movie theatre to Plato’s allegory of the cave, where prisoners have a hard time distinguishing images from reality.

Provenance research in Germany is not completely dire—but a happy solution is still a way off

Much has been done to return art looted by Nazis to owners' heirs but the momentum has slowed

The life and death of Mike Kelley

 

Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction , from Friday, 18 April in Washington, DC

In 1975, the American poet John Ashbery published a short book titled Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. The name was borrowed from a Parmigianino picture painted around 1524 that Ashbery took as the central theme of the book’s title poem. Ashbery later called his piece a “Mannerist work”, much like...