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Museums

Director of Stedelijk resigns 'in interests of museum'

Dutch press allege that Beatrix Ruf’s art advisory business conflicted with her role at top of prestigious institution

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Heritage

World Monuments Fund recognises sites threatened by conflict, climate change and natural disasters

Cultural locations in the Caribbean, the US Gulf coast and Mexico hit by recent hurricanes and earthquakes were a last minute addition to the list

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Art market

Galerie Templon due to open a second Paris space in 2018

Decision to expand in French capital supported by healthy local market and change in political climate

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In the frame

Shanghai shoe show steps up with footwear from the V&A

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Museums

How Qatar sidestepped the UK export system again

V&A and National Trust hoped to buy Clive of India’s treasures

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Politics

LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner’s anti-Trump work adopted in Nantes

The protest work He Will Not Divide US has been moved four times after attacks by far-right extremists and vandals in the US and UK

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Protest

Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky sets fire to a bank in Paris

Russian artist famous for nailing scrotum to Moscow’s Red Square invokes the “great French Revolution”

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Exhibitions

Joseph Kosuth bathes gallery in signature neon for first Australian survey

Exhibition brings high priest of conceptualism to Melbourne International Festival

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Exhibitions

Sculptor Jean Arp gets major show in UK after 55-year hiatus

Artist's ideas on "borderless space" particularly potent against the backdrop of Brexit

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Museums

Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

Pledge by European museums to set up “permanent display” of rotating loans in Benin City could pave way for restitution

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In the frame

Donald Trump's 'Renoir' raises questions

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In the frame

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to paint Obamas’ official portraits

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Artists

Ai Weiwei calls out Trump’s divisiveness and ‘super rich people’ at Cooper Union talk

The artist discussed the impetus behind his New York City-wide public art project Good Fences Makes Good Neighbors

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Sculpture

Long-lost Rodin sculpture turns up in New Jersey town hall

The bust of Napoleon Bonaparte has been authenticated and is due to go on loan to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Politics

Audrey Azoulay, former French culture minister, to be Unesco’s next director-general

In a surprise election, the dark-horse candidate won the vote of the culture agency’s executive board

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Media & broadcast

Ai Weiwei’s documentary debut Human Flow is more of a journey than a j’accuse

The feature-length film is now open in New York and Los Angeles

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Museums

Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries reopen after $13.6m renovation

Asian art museums on National Mall get a physical and “mental” makeover

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Exhibitions

Tracey Emin’s bed joined by Turner’s turbulent seascapes in Margate

New show at Turner Contemporary brings together artists who both once lived in seaside town

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Biennials & festivals

The Russian Revolution and village life

International artists consider the impact of the Revolution on rural communities in country’s longest-running biennial

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Controversies

Censored 'sexual' sculpture finds new home at the Centre Pompidou

Domestikator piece was withdrawn by the Louvre from its surrounding gardens

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In the frame

Christian Lacroix has designs on Louvre-Lens Iran show

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Art market

SJ Phillips: downsizing but “not closing down”

Long established London jewellers will hold sale at Sotheby’s following move to smaller premises, but director insists it is “business as usual”

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Biennials & festivals

Big names bring Moscow biennial back from the brink

Björk and Olafur Eliasson headline event that nearly didn’t happen

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Art market

Tracey Emin, Carl Freedman and Jonathan Viner establish Margate 'arts district'

The artist is setting up a sculpture studio, while the London dealers are opening second galleries in the same former printing warehouse

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From John Akomfrah’s video on the threat of climate change to Nick Goss’s paintings of a great flood via Katharina Grosse’s paint-splashed walls

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Museums

Guggenheim Bilbao covered in a spider’s web and much more for its 20th anniversary

Light show by 59 Productions charts the history of the Spanish museum

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In the frame

The art of laughter according to Peter Liversidge (and Phill Jupitus)

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Exhibitions

Richard Avedon and James Baldwin's book on American identity revisited

A New York gallery show and new publication draw fresh attention to little known collaboration between the fashion photographer and African-American writer

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Art market

Newhouse family hires Tobias Meyer to advise on Modern art collection’s future

The involvement of the former Sotheby’s auctioneer turned private dealer and advisor hints at bigger plans

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From a union of three vastly different artists, to a look at Modern fashion

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Art market

Object lessons: unseen photographs of the Romanovs, an early Ken Price ceramic work, and Sadie Coles's own Neo Rauch painting

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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The Buck stopped here

Sex, violence and technology at the Freelands Foundation salon

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Politics

US to pull out of Unesco by 2018

The State Department says the decision was based on concerns over funding and anti-Israel bias in the cultural organisation

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Museums

Leeds Art Gallery raises the roof for £4m revamp

New collection displays will fill room uncovered by construction workers

Video, film & new media

Exclusive video: Personal shopping with Cornelia Parker

Miranda July creates multifaith charity shop on the third floor of Selfridges for Artangel commission

Video, film & new media

Exclusive video: Personal shopping with Marcus Coates

Miranda July creates multifaith charity shop on the third floor of Selfridges for Artangel commission

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Museums

Tate St Ives’s cliffside extension set to boost local economy by £10.5m a year

New 500 sq. m column-free gallery makes space for performance art

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Art crime

US returns 95 works from money laundering banker’s collection to Brazil

The works were smuggled out of the country by Edemar Cid Ferreira and have been gradually repossessed over the past decade

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Donations

Double Dutch: MFA Boston gets aligned gifts of 17th-century Netherlandish art, with work by Rubens, Rembrandt and van Dyck

The donation—the largest in the museum’s history—also include funds for a new study centre dedicated to the period

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Prizes

Three artists awarded $625,000 MacArthur “genius” grants

Dawoud Bey, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Trevor Paglan recognised for “extraordinary originality”

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Obituaries

Bronx Museum launches director's fund in memory of Holly Block

During her decade-long tenure, she led a $25m capital campaign and quadrupled yearly visitors

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Exhibitions

Alfredo Jaar condemns “brutal” CIA torture chambers

Artist unveils his “black site” installation in Yorkshire as Guardian article reveals the suffering of prisoners shackled in dungeons in Afghanistan and Thailand

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Documenta 14

Kassel haggles over the price of Documenta 14's obelisk

Olu Oguibe has reportedly asked for €1m for his Monument to Strangers and Refugees

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Funding

New York Foundation for the Arts expands its mentoring programme for immigrant artists

With a grant from the Ford Foundation, the ten-year-old initiative will now help artists in Detroit, Newark, Oakland and San Antonio

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Art market

Mexico’s galleries pull together after earthquake

The city’s art dealers are sharing their spaces and helping rebuild the cultural economy

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Virtual Reality

Speaking with The Enemy: VR show at MIT brings people face-to-face with fighters

Visitors to war photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa’s project experience the humanity in people on both sides of conflicts

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Auctions

Christie's to sell Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

The painting, presumed lost until 2005, is estimated at $100m

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The Buck stopped here

Let there be light: London artists take on encroaching property developers

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Art market

Hauser & Wirth’s Bronze Age 'museum' to travel to Colchester

Fictional museum booth will be re-staged at Firstsite gallery after drawing crowds at Frieze, where the gift shop raised £10,000 for UK regional museums

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Museums

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art sold to Chinese investors

Leading Beijing museum had been on the market since June 2016

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Exhibitions

Show by late curator Martin Roth goes ahead in Qatar despite Gulf blockade

German design survey has opened alongside Deutsche Bank collection exhibition in beleaguered state

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Art market

Record breaking Chinese brush washer points to demand for Song ceramics in Hong Kong

At HK$294.3m, the Ru ware piece set a record for a Chinese ceramic at Sotheby's during Hong Kong's busy autumn auction and fair series

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Museums

Beirut’s Museum of Memory opens first exhibition—minus a director or board of governors

Against a backdrop of political wrangling, Zena el Khalil’s show focuses on the missing of Lebanon’s civil war

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Museums

V&A director calls for Exhibition Road to be fully pedestrianised after 11 injured in accident

Tristram Hunt had already voiced concerns before Saturday’s incident

Frieze 2017

Exclusive video: Personal shopping with Georgina Starr

Miranda July creates multifaith charity shop on the third floor of Selfridges for Artangel commission

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Biennials & festivals

Locals fight to retain Eisenman fountain following Sculpture Projects Münster

Residents are working with artist to create a more durable version of the vandalised work

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Museums

MoMA expansion is boon for Paris and Melbourne

Major loans from New York will be shown in both cities while the US institution adds one-third more exhibition space in Manhattan

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Artist interview

Judy Chicago: Catwoman

As three exhibitions open showcasing her work, including her Kitty City watercolours, the Los Angeles-based artist talks about being at the centre of a revival of interest—and having her early life story turned into a TV series

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Exhibitions

Fever dreams: on Delirious at the Met Breuer

An exhibition on post-war art proves a little too ambitious

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Art market

Christie’s ends London contemporary auctions on a high note—despite Bacon flop

Market’s appetite shows no signs of flagging for fresh works that are correctly priced

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Frieze 2017

Artists and the end of truth

Frieze London’s talks programme focuses on the rise of alt-facts and artifice—a realm historically the remit of artists

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Frieze 2017

Frieze artists keep it surreal

Works channel a Surrealist sense of the uncanny in turbulent times

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Frieze Masters

In pictures: Alex Katz picks his highlights from Frieze Masters

Katz, who turned 90 years young this year, is in town for the opening of his solo exhibition at Timothy Taylor Gallery

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Frieze 2017

Frieze draws up plan to protect art world from Brexit

Director Victoria Siddall has aired her concerns about the impact on galleries that are based in the UK or exhibit at fairs

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Exhibitions

Massive Van Gogh show opens in Italy

Exhibition including 124 works is largest in Europe and America in almost 30 years

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Building projects

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park launches $115m expansion

The successful $115m capital campaign for the Tod Williams and Billie Tsien-designed project includes funds for future acquisitions

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Art market

UK could completely ban ivory trade by 2018

The government has launched an immediately consultation period with the aim of protecting African elephants

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Pacific Standard Time

Reviews in brief: our take on the top shows in Pacific Standard Time LA/LA

The Getty Foundation-backed series of exhibitions across Southern California this year looks at the cultural crosscurrents between Latin America and Los Angeles. Here, we offer capsule reviews of some of the most significant exhibitions

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Art market

Subdued Sotheby’s sale, despite record for Josef Albers

Contemporary auction followed a lacklustre Italian sale, prompting calls for the latter to be shelved

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Three to see

Three to see: Los Angeles

Lygia Clark’s spray gun painting is complemented by a survey of radical Latin American female artists

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Three to see

Three to see: London

The unlikely friendship of Dalí and Duchamp is explored at the RA, while Superflex turn Tate Modern into a playground

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Art market

Artists cut out the middleman at the Accessible Art Fair

The 11th edition of the Brussels event is a part of a growing trend for fairs where artists exhibit their own work

Frieze 2017

Exclusive video: Personal shopping with Seth Price

Miranda July creates multifaith charity shop on the third floor of Selfridges for Artangel commission

Feature
Frieze 2017

The great British booth-off

Showstopping stands are fast becoming a trend among London gallerists at Frieze art fair, each one recreating a different world

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Frieze 2017

Katharina Grosse: What would our mothers say?

The German painter celebrates the work of other female artists in her first London institutional show

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Frieze 2017

Strong early sales at Frieze pierce the Brexit gloom

Dealers feel little impact as female artists prove popular and US collectors return

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Frieze 2017

Marina Abramovic abandons plans for New York institute

Performance artist unable to raise $31m required for Koolhaas design

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Frieze 2017

Marrakech Biennale cancelled due to lack of funds

Seventh edition had been scheduled for February 2018

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Podcast

Podcast episode four: Frieze special with Peter Blake

As the art world descends on London, we take the pulse of the city's art scene with an art market specialist, a collector and two artists, Peter Blake and Ed Fornieles

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Public art

Whitney makes the case for David Hammons’s ‘ghost monument’ on the Hudson River

The museum presented its proposal for the public work at a community board meeting Wednesday night—and early reactions were positive

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Politics

The sculptures that unite America

As the debate rages about divisive Confederate monuments, five leading US scholars and curators pick the nation’s greatest memorial sculptures

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Openings

Princeton University celebrates new Lewis Center for the Arts

College’s first purpose-built arts facility was a decade in the making

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Frieze 2017

Artists step up to the plate in statues debate

Colonial monuments and the US flag are subverted at Frieze London

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Frieze 2017

Five under £5,000 at Frieze

There are bargains at the fair—if you know where to look

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Frieze 2017

Art world raises money for Grenfell

Sotheby's auction will include work donated by leading artists

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Frieze 2017

Let's talk about sex at Frieze

A special section at the fair looks at the “radical feminists” who were once ostracised by their peers

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Frieze 2017

From Siberia with love

The mysterious Scythians—tattoos and all—are brought to life in show at the British Museum

Interview
Frieze 2017

Collector's eye: Huma Kabakci

Art lovers tell us what they've bought and why

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Museums

New York’s natural history museum works with First Nation community on Northwest Coast Hall renovation

As part of conservation of its indigenous American art collection and gallery, the institution will send some objects back to Native America groups to be replicated

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Museums

Puerto Rico’s museums on the mend

The island’s cultural institutions have begun to reopen and are helping with relief efforts

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Art market

Object lessons: a life-sized drawing by Charles White, a painting by Turner Prize nominee Hurvin Anderson and an early Bauhaus work by Xanti Schawinsky

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Museums

David Bowie blockbuster is coming to New York

The Brooklyn Museum will be the final venue for the internationally touring retrospective, launched in 2013

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Features

Encore! Tate’s New Performance plan

Artists like Marvin Gaye Chetwynd have prompted a rethink in the Tate’s approach to live art

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Robert Mapplethorpe

Auction record for Mapplethorpe as Christie's introduces two new sales

Photographer took self-portrait a year before he died in 1989

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Old Masters

Christie’s to auction long-lost painting by Mannerist artist Spranger

German private owner reaches settlement with Jewish art historian’s heirs

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Frieze 2017

Why London galleries do fairs on their home turf

Staying local keeps costs down—and dealers can benefit from the buzz around town

Feature
Frieze 2017

The market boom for Basquiat

A year after his death, MoMA turned down an offer of the artist’s work. Today, the appetite for his paintings has never been greater

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Frieze 2017

Gilbert & George: East Enders

The British artist duo show us around their London stomping ground

Interview
Frieze 2017

Superflex swings into political action

The Danish collective’s new commission extends beyond the cavernous space of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

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Artists

Judd down home on the ranch

Artist’s foundation hopes to create print museum in Marfa