Analysis
American art

Native American artists garner recognition—at last

US and Canadian institutions are rethinking their approach to contemporary indigenous art

News
Venice Biennale 2019

Canada announces first presentation of Inuit art for 2019 Venice Biennale

Video collective Isuma will tell story of indigenous culture in Canadian pavilion

News
Art market

Female artists really do earn less than men, survey finds

According to a new report, works by female artists are rated lower by wealthy men, contributing to a 50% pay gap at auction

News
Museums

Iran’s first museum for a female artist honours nonagenarian

"Life’s work" of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian goes on show in former palace in Tehran

News
Three to see

Three to See: New York

From Munch’s marvelous misery to the changing face of Mecca

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Photography

New York’s ICP revisits America’s ‘shameful’ history of Japanese internment

An exhibition travelling from Chicago includes 100 images by documentary photographers like Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, as well as incarcerated artists like Toyo Miyatake and Miné Okubo

News
Art market

Object lessons: our pick of highlights from upcoming design auctions in New York

Works by George Grant Elmslie, Umberto Bellotto and Jean Royère are being offered

Blog
In the frame

Did the artist Kudzanai Chiurai foresee the fall of Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe?

If ever there was a timely exhibition, Kudzanai Chiurai’s We Need New Names at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe is it.

Analysis
The Year In Review

The year in art: taking stock of Documenta, the Venice Biennale and Münster Sculpture Projects

Did the grand tour hit the mark?

News
Controversies

Jock Sturges’s nudes incite strong feelings in Moscow, again

Activist targets American photographer’s latest show for second time amid claims of promoting paedophilia

News
Controversies

Candice Breitz renames video installation at National Gallery of Victoria's Triennial to protest Australia’s treatment of refugees

South African artist is campaigning against gallery's contract with Wilson Security and its involvement with country's offshore detention facilities

News
Obituaries

Christos Joachimides, who captured the Zeitgeist of 1980s Berlin, dies aged 85

Norman Rosenthal on the life of the Greek-born German curator

News
Artists

Banksy and Danny Boyle create Alternativity in Bethlehem, despite never meeting

Street artist and film director staged performance that was filmed for BBC Two documentary which will air this weekend

News
Carsten Höller

Carsten Höller to build slide for Bonn Bundeskunsthalle

Installation will form part of an exhibition on playgrounds

News
Education

New lease of life for life drawing classes?

Age-old practice is being ‘gradually reinvigorated', but new frontier is seemingly in 3D reprographic skills

News
Conservation

Drip dry: Moca LA to restore Pollock painting in its galleries

The museum aims to open the cleaning process to the public, with a conservator on hand to answer questions

Analysis
The Year In Review

From VR masterpieces to PR disasters: 2017's ups and downs

The Art Newspaper team assesses the art world's fortunes in a turbulent year

News
Art market

Re-discoveries lead London Old Master auctions

New £7.3m record for Joseph Wright of Derby painting tops December sales in London

News
Research

Salvador Dalí foundation completes digital catalogue raisonné after 17 years of research

Online inventory of more than 1,000 paintings will help scholars and the art market

News
Politics

China lifts ban on Korean art

Embargo was enforced after South Korea installed air-defence system amid tensions with North Korea

Blog
In the frame

Miles Aldridge’s saucy take on Maurizio Cattelan show

News
Performance art

Zardulu behind video of iguana appearing in Miami family’s toilet

The performance piece, viewed by millions as a viral news story, was based on an ancient Greek myth of Kronos usurping the throne of Ouranos, the artist tells us

Blog
In the frame

When Moon and Earth collide... how "cyborg artist" turns tremors into art

News
Exhibitions

Arson or art? Russian photographer in trouble for torching dilapidated houses

Foundation protecting the country’s cultural heritage to launch an appeal to the Culture Ministry

News
Politics

Spanish police cordon off Catalonia museum after religious artefacts seized

Battle between the government and the Lleida Museum is a flashpoint in independence crisis

News
Tate Britain

Anthea Hamilton becomes first black woman to be awarded Tate Britain commission

The London-born artist follows Cerith Wyn Evans and Pablo Bronstein taking up the Duveen Galleries commission

News
Exhibitions

Qatar brings desert sands to snowy Berlin

Contemporary Art Qatar transcends cultural boundaries at the Kraftwerk

News
Private view

Private View, December 2017

Noteworthy exhibitions at commercial galleries, from emerging names to rediscovered talents

News
Fairs

Art world fights back in US culture crisis

Art Basel panel calls for united response to political “apocalypse”

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Insiders’ tips: what not to miss at Art Basel in Miami Beach

We asked curators, directors and collectors to tell us about the works that stopped them in their tracks

Feature
Art Basel in Miami Beach

ARTificial intelligence

A string of shows across the US, starting in Miami, examines the impact of technology on identity and raises the question: what does it mean to be human?

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

In pictures: Art Basel in Miami Beach Public sector

Artists claim their turf in Miami Beach

News
Exhibitions

Hirshhorn to show Lozano-Hemmer’s ‘Pulse’ works

Show will include several of artist's immersive works that use biometric technology

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Expert Eye: Dan Cameron

Curator picks his top works at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Blog
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Artoon by Pablo Helguera

"Roberto is the most unusual Miami art collector—for example, he is not building a museum with his collection"

News
Getty Center

Getty reopens as California wildfires rage on

Fire-resistant museum was closed for three days

News
Salvator Mundi

We acquired Leonardo's Salvator Mundi, Abu Dhabi says

Announcement appears to contradict earlier reports linking purchase to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Done deals: what's selling in Miami this week

Follow our tweets tagged #TANsalestally for a cross section of notable purchases from Art Basel in Miami Beach and the surrounding fairs

Feature
Art Basel in Miami Beach

As waters rise, artists answer a call to action

Florida is on the frontline of global warming—a crisis that demands creative thinking

News
Three to see

Three to see: London

From the Merrie Monarch's display of power at the Queen's Gallery to a family-friendly Winnie-the-Pooh show at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Review
Exhibitions

Richard Wentworth and Kenneth Baker on Jasper Johns's retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts

“So many tropes going on in his work, it would make a lovely laundry list,” says the British artist of his US counterpart

News
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince launches institute to promote art in the Middle East

Recently identified buyer of Leonardo's Salvator Mundi is planning a pavilion at the Venice Biennale, art teaching in schools, international exhibitions, archaeology and virtual reality

News
Three to see

Three to see: Miami

From Chinese workshops to artists' studios, find out what to see beyond the fair

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Battle of the Brazilian Basquiat shows

Sao Paolo museum drops show after Banco do Brasil Cultural Centre decides to organise its own

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Artists get down to work at the fair

Stands are transformed into studios as live works lay bare artists’ practice

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Pulse victims remembered at Pulse fair

Phoenix Lindsey-Hall's disco ball installation pays tribute and references queer club culture

Blog
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Mark Ronson parties with royalty and more Miami gossip

Old Masters

Podcast episode 12: Old Masters after the Leonardo and Art Basel in Miami Beach

We talk Titian, Constable, Veneziano, Wright of Derby, Van Dyck and, yes, Leonardo, with art historian Bendor Grosvenor. And we get Judd Tully’s views on Miami’s annual art fair.

News
Leonardo da Vinci

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince revealed as buyer of $450m Leonardo and loan confirmed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Gesture consolidates close political alliance between Saudi Arabia and the UAE

News
Brexit

Nicholas Serota takes Prime Minister Theresa May to task

Mood of optimism “extinguished”, Arts Council head says

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Guggenheim commissions new works from five Chinese artists

Leading artists will produce site-specific works for permanent collection

Preview
Exhibitions

Merrie Monarch’s collection goes on show at the Queen’s Gallery

Despite the dispersion of his executed father’s vast holdings, Charles II acquired a formidable set of works

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Artists bring fight against ‘new fascism’ to the fair

Work made under former dictatorships mirrors current political unrest

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Cuban artists crowdfund to create a ‘Havana Biennial for everyone’

Organisers vow to run their own exhibition after government postpones official event

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Survey says: many US collectors have never had their art appraised or insured

UBS report surveyed 2,475 US-based high-net-worth investors

Blog
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Rita Ora, free Botox and more Miami gossip

News
Controversies

'Culture of fear' around reporting sexual harassment in UK arts organisations, survey says

Three quarters of known incidents go unchallenged according to Arts Professional study

News
Openings

ICA Miami finds first home in Design District

Free-admission private museum says it will “remove all barriers from experiencing contemporary art”

Comment
Turner Prize

Lubaina Himid's win is richly deserved but raises questions about the future of the Turner Prize

It may be impossible for juries to give the award to younger artists ahead of long deserving ones

News
Museums

From Moomins to mobile phones: Finland celebrates 100 years of independence

Exhibitions at home and abroad mark centenary of country's split from Russia

Preview
Exhibitions

The Portuguese empire navigates its way to Russia

Moscow show celebrates artistic achievement in Portugal and its colonies during the Age of Discovery

News
Prizes

Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize for 'uncompromising' approach to race relations

At 63, she is the oldest artist to receive the Tate's prestigious £25,000 award

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Collector Jorge Pérez accuses Miami-Dade County of slashing museum’s funding as 'punishment' for Cuban art show

Funds promised to Pérez Art Museum Miami were allocated to American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora instead

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

The Puerto Rican artists Allora & Calzadilla reflect on Hurricane Maria and its aftermath

Landscapes of shock, circuits of solidarity

News
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Early sale in Miami: Martin Margulies buys Ibrahim Mahama’s installation

The work is made of wooden boxes used by shoe repairmen in Ghana

Interview
Artist interview

Tomm El-Saieh: Part of the rhythm nation

The Haitian-born abstract painter’s work is bringinga Voodoo vibe to Miami

Blog
Art Basel in Miami Beach

Party with a dinosaur and more Miami gossip

News
Art market

P.P.O.W defies tough odds for mid-sized galleries

With the spotlight on issues of race and gender, one gallery that grew out of 1980s New York has again found its moment in the market

News
Law

Supreme Court hears arguments in claim against Iranian antiquities

Victims of a 1997 suicide attack want to seize ancient Persian tablets from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71m judgment in their favour

News
Artists

Cai Guo-Qiang’s pyrotechnic mushroom cloud successfully erupts over Chicago

Multi-coloured explosive commission marks the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear reaction

News
Manifesta 12

Plans for Manifesta 12—The Planetary Garden—take root in Palermo

Italian city's botanical garden inspired the concept behind the roving biennial

News
Museums

The Met decides not to pull 'sexually suggestive' Balthus painting after petition signed by thousands

Controversy provides "opportunity for conversation", museum says

News
Museums

British Museum to move storage to Reading

New research facility will provide new home for many of the two million artefacts currently at Blythe House

News
Exhibitions

The Hermitage's big Russian Revolution show that nearly didn't happen

Museum in tsars' Winter Palace, symbol of Bolshevik takeover, only decided how to mark 1917 centenary in February

News
Art fairs

American heritage is back in style at Design Miami

Some of the fair's Curios presentations look to traditional craft and wood furniture

News
Prizes

Knight Foundation awards $2.5m in grants to realise 43 Miami art projects

Funding will help bring the Creative Time Summit to South Florida, back a show on the Cuban artist José Antonio Aponte, and finance a “wine club for art” subscription collecting service

News
Obituaries

Vincent Scully, fervent professor of art of architecture, has died, aged 97

His lectures at Yale University inspired generations to think about “the humanity within architecture”, says former student Maya Lin

News
Art market

Abu Dhabi Art censors work by Saudi Arabian artist

Abdulnasser Gharem’s painting about Sunni-Shia divide was removed from Brigitte Schenk's stand at organisers' request

News
Public art

Licence to show art: what hangs on the walls of MI6, the UK's Secret Service

We track down the works of art that British agents spy at their London HQ

News
Venice

This is no way to solve the cruise ship issue in Venice

The Italian government’s latest decision is in hock to the port’s own interests

News
Exhibitions

Art made in Guantanamo is now US property

An exhibition in New York has sparked the Department of Defense to review its policy of allowing work created in prison art classes off the island

News
Exhibitions

The top ten shows to see in Miami this week

From a look at artist’s studios at the ICA and Dara Friedman’s intimate films at Pamm, to Michele Oka Doner’s underwater explorations at the Lowe and the mystical artist Rafael Soriano at the Frost

News
Art fairs

Miami’s satellite fairs take on issues like climate change, pollution and labour

We select some of the most interesting projects to see at events across the city this week

News
Law

Federal authorities want to seize Martin Shkreli’s Picasso and Wu-Tang Clan album

The objects are among $7.3m in assets prosecutors are seeking from the jailed “pharma-bro”, who was convicted of securities fraud and conspiracy

Blog
In the frame

Trump’s skyline doodle hits the auction block in Dallas

News
Art market

Object lessons: a Bellekin nautilus shell, an Achrome by Piero Manzoni and a seascape by Emil Nolde

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

Review
Media & broadcast

Richard Hambleton casts a long shadow in a new documentary film

The street artist behind Shadowman outlived many of his contemporaries, but heroin and untreated skin cancer eventually took their toll

Preview
Exhibitions

Rasheed Araeen: still fighting art-world racism, 50 years on

Van Abbemuseum hosts first career survey of Karachi-born artist, who recently spoke to The Art Newspaper

News
Greece

In the wake of Documenta 14, Athens's contemporary art museum awaits 2018 rebirth

After years in limbo, EMST has received government approval to open fully in former brewery

News
Art market

Three highlights from London's Old Master auctions

Rothschild's El Greco, a candlelit scene by Joseph Wright of Derby and an out of season crucifixion scene lead pre-Christmas sales

News
Three to see

Three to see: London

From Rose Wylie’s parade of footballers and royalty to Arthur Jafa’s powerful video collage

News
Design

V&A's first foray into China opens to visitors

Design Society in Shenzhen, steered by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, unveils four galleries this month, with two to follow in 2018

News
Art market

What does a $450m Leonardo mean for the Old Master market?

Slick marketing produced stupendous sale price for Salvator Mundi, but it sparked revulsion as well as elation

News
Art market

Masterpiece London to expand internationally as MCH Group buys majority stake

Art, design and antiques fair becomes first cross-discipline event to become part of Art Basel parent company, with plans to expand to US, Asia and the Middle East

News
Art market

New online auction site connects collectors with art-school graduates

AucArt offers platform upon which its pick of British art-school graduates can sell directly to buyers

Feature
Podcast

Podcast episode 11: antiquities now and Rose Wylie

How is the antiquities trade coping with increased focus on Middle East looting and new approaches to collecting? And Rose Wylie on the pleasures and struggles of painting