Interview
Jean Nouvel

Exclusive interview with Jean Nouvel, architect of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s wondrous building

A vast floating dome sheds dappled light onto an Arab medina

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In the frame

Jack Whitten reveals a Chuck Berry painting is in the works

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Museums

Guggenheim withdraws animal works from Chinese art show after ‘threats of violence’

New York museum made decision after initially resisting wave of protests

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Museums

Museums move into Moscow's huge Soviet-era fairground

Exhibition complex inspired by world's fairs targets 40 million visitors

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New York

Longstanding Met curator moves to Colnaghi to launch New York gallery

After nearly 30 years at the museum, antiquities expert Carlos Picón will head dealer’s new US venture

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The Buck stopped here

Herald St gallery opens its new West End space with crossed fingers

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Prizes

Turner Prize show takes on Thatcher, Reagan and racial politics

This year’s “quite radical” exhibition in Hull, featuring Lubaina Himid and Hurvin Anderson, touches on social and political topics

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Sculpture Projects Münster

Vandals spray swastika on Sculpture Projects Münster exhibit

Organisers condemn “murderous propaganda of all right-wing parties”

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Foundations

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo to launch Madrid foundation

Italian collector will show works from her vast contemporary art collection at the Matadero cultural complex

Review
Exhibitions

How New York made Mondrian truly Modern

The artist was brilliant long before he came to the city, but his US works are his greatest achievements

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In the frame

Barack is back (at the National Portrait Gallery)

The DC museum has re-opened its America's Presidents hall

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Museums

US museums challenge Trump’s immigration ban in court

Around 100 institutions filed documents to outline the order’s threat to the museum community—and even the fight against terrorism

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In the frame

Shop (and view art) till you drop: John Bellany’s paintings pop up in Fortnum & Mason

Collector Frank Cohen has loaned several canvases by the late Scottish artist

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Museums

New app invites art lovers to 'build a playlist across museums'

UK startup Smartify partners with major museums worldwide, from the Met to the Hermitage

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The Buck stopped here

Vadim Zakharov gives Stephen Fry’s history of classical music a lease of Russian life at the Whitechapel

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Beirut Art Fair

Arab artists respond to dictatorship, surveillance and civil war at Beirut Art Fair

Strong showing of Syrian art across the event including by artist Saad Yagan whose Aleppo studio was destroyed in 2012

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Museums

Chinese hotelier-collector opens Shanghai's newest private museum

Zheng Hao's How Art Museum shares works with his 'art hotel'

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Architecture

Centre Pompidou architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers to be honoured with statues outside Paris museum

French artist Xavier Veilhan has created the sculptures to celebrate designers of “masterful building”

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Basquiat’s booming Barbican blockbuster to Jasper Johns’s first UK retrospective in 40 years

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Restoration

Germany stumps up €400m for Prussian palaces and parks

Funding will benefit Potsdam’s Sanssouci and Berlin’s Charlottenburg palaces

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Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth to open Hong Kong gallery next spring

Swiss dealers will occupy a space in the new H Queens development, as well as establishing offices in Shanghai and Beijing 

Review

Practical kitsch: on Ettore Sottsass at the Met Breuer

Disorientation over the designer's work has settled into quaint admiration

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Three to see

Three to See: New York

From Baroque Mexico to a New York that never was

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Architecture

Four things to see during the Chicago Architecture Biennial

From imaginative scale models to a pop-up ‘freak’ show, we pick the must see projects around the city

Feature
Podcast

Podcast episode two: Zeitz Mocaa and London autumn preview

The lowdown on the new Thomas Heatherwick-designed museum in Cape Town. Plus: London's most enticing shows this autumn

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Art fairs

Will If So, What? be Silicon Valley’s first “smart” art fair?

The new event, which comes online April 2018, combines art and decor and takes its cues from design thinking

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Art market

In a troubled region, Lebanon is a growing hub for artists

Beirut Art Fair includes a loan exhibition drawing on the country’s rich collections

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In the frame

Multi-religious monument at the V&A is Dubai (and Palestine) bound

Elias and Yousef Anastas’s latticed structure is made of more than 500 stone pieces

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Podcast

Podcast episode one: Nazi loot and Rachel Whiteread

Nazi-loot conference at London’s National Gallery. Plus: Rachel Whiteread on “mummifying the air” at Tate Britain

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Art market

Rediscovered Chinese seal surfaces at auction in southwestern France

The soapstone seal is believed to be one of two used personally by Emperor Qianlong and was discovered in a French collection

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In the frame

Sheffield doesn't do landmarks by half

Artist Alex Chinneck's chimney sculptures ups the ante in the North of England

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Exhibitions

Picasso show to reunite trio of Marie-Thérèse Walter nudes for first time since 1932

Tate Modern exhibition will include several portraits of artist’s 22 year-old muse

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Art market

Hungary enjoys the limelight at Vienna Contemporary

At a fair that is emerging as an important locus for central and eastern Europe, the subtle strategies employed by artists living within the constraints of a communist regime come into focus

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Bibliophiles rejoice: New York Art Book Fair returns this weekend

Hundreds of exhibitors are due to take part and a slew of events are planned

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Museums

PST’s Radical Women speak out in day-long symposium at Hammer museum

The event embraced female artists from across Latin America, especially activists who might be considered “bad hombres and nasty women”

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In the frame

Maggi Hambling appearance crowns new Art Week in London

The renowned artist pops up as part of new event organised by Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation

Museums

Works from the Louvre Abu Dhabi: Dr Lamees Hamdan on the Bactrian Princess

The commissioner of the first United Arab Emirates pavilion at the Venice Biennale, talks about her favourite object from the museum's collection

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Museums

New Saskatoon museum Remai Modern gives a taste of future programming in its inaugural exhibition

The Modern and contemporary museum will show Canadian and international artists including General Idea, John Baldessari and Rosemarie Trockel

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Museums

Street art museum opens in Berlin

Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art is one of the world's first of its kind

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Exhibitions

Alfredo Jaar reveals CIA’s torture chambers

The 101 trees in “garden of good and evil” will continue to grow at Yorkshire Sculpture Park long after artist’s solo show

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Museums

Käthe Kollwitz’s museum in Berlin goes in search of new home

Artist’s art to be ousted by stories of exile

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The Buck stopped here

Cheers! Twenty years of London's Approach Gallery

East End art space celebrates at the closing of its anniversary show

Museums

Works from the Louvre Abu Dhabi

As the date for the opening of the great museum draws near, Emirati citizens talk on video about the work of art that speaks to them most

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Biennials & festivals

What to see (and hear) at the 14th Biennale de Lyon

From a live band that are ‘The Art’ to dripping taps and nuclear explosions, this edition of the biennial is making a racket

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Exhibitions

Story of Michael Jackson’s influence on contemporary artists to be told for first time

London’s National Portrait Gallery is to host exhibition featuring more than 40 leading artists including Andy Warhol, Isaac Julien and Faith Ringgold

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Art market

Adventurous art collection of Jerome and Ellen Stern comes to Sotheby’s

More than 250 works owned by the couple will feature across ten auctions

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

What Basquiat absorbed from the New York School

Show at London's Barbican is first major survey on the artist since 1996

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Museums

Window dressing at the New Museum

The window display format is making a comeback with a new work by Alex Da Corte in the empty storefront next door

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In the frame

Martin Puryear came, he sawed, he conquered

US artist's solo show in London is a long time coming

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Exhibitions

Serpentine Galleries say that Grayson Perry show is the 'busiest' in its history

The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! broke records, officials insist

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The Buck stopped here

Tom Phillips celebrates his 80th birthday with a ‘chance opera’

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Arts hub

New South Kensington arts hub begins to woo its future clients

The multipurpose space could cut gallery operating costs by up to 40%

Sponsored byCromwell Place

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Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns’s 60-year pursuit of the truth

Royal Academy in London brings together 150 works by the artist for major show opening this week

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Art trafficking

Germany launches internet portal to fight art trafficking

Site gives information on international regulations and protected German heritage

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Barbican

Barbican 'in discussion' to preserve Banksy murals inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition

British street artist’s latest works poke fun at the zero-tolerance approach to graffiti around the London gallery

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Documenta 14

Documenta artists back curatorial team in response to news of €7m cost overrun

Open letter by 200 artists slams “urge to put ticket prices above art”

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Conservation

Rediscovered Mexican Old Master picture gets fresh look for Met show

A surprise find in the Bronx is now part of an exhibition on Baroque painter Cristóbal de Villalpando

Interview
Media & broadcast

Ruben Östlund, the director of The Square, explains why the art world deserves to be mocked

The Swedish film-maker’s brutal satire set in a contemporary art museum comes to New York next month

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In the frame

Cai Guo-Qiang’s fiery works on revolution come to Moscow

The Chinese artist came to the Pushkin Museum this month bearing gunpowder and a deep love for Russian culture

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Museums

Fewer big culture grants as UK Lottery sales slump

Heritage Lottery Fund warns of cutbacks to awards over £5m in next five-year plan

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Martin Parr

Martin Parr to open centre of documentary photographer in Bristol

Tate’s part purchase of Magnum photographer’s photobook collection allows Parr to emulate Cartier-Bresson

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Artists

Rashaad Newsome leads the parade at Detroit light art festival

And the artist gives a hint of his upcoming performance at the Park Avenue Armory

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In the frame

Kevin Spacey’s star turn as towering billionaire patron John Paul Getty

The actor dons prosthetics for the role in Ridley Scott’s kidnap drama

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In the frame

Solange has something to say to the art world

The performer let loose at a sold-out talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago this week

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Pacific Standard Time

What to see at Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Our Los Angeles correspondent Jori Finkel shares the shows that gave her a reason to linger during the opening week of the city-wide art festival

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Art fairs

Expo Chicago opens a week of cross-collaboration in the city

A confluence of events and exhibitions makes the Windy City an art and design Mecca

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In the frame

Goethe-Institut goes punk

Go underground and back in time to 1980s Germany at the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC

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Exhibitions

Farhad Moshiri—dubbed Iran’s Andy Warhol—gets first major solo show in US

Exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh aims to go beyond Pop and kitsch labels to highlight complexity in his works

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Art fairs

Signs look good at start of Art Berlin

Fair throws off disappointment of previous incarnation with reports of early sales

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Prizes

Marco Miehling wins inaugural ACS Studio Prize

Non-profit Artists’ Collection Society takes on high UK studio rental costs with £6,000 award to London-based artist

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Art fairs

Turkish art world rallies behind Contemporary Istanbul after ‘difficult year’

New director, new date and new layout help art fair get off to a positive start

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Rachel Whiteread’s mummified air to the burial rituals of the mysterious Scythians

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Zeitz MoCAA

Inside Zeitz Mocaa: our guide to Cape Town’s new mega-museum

From spectacular architecture to an army of curators, what you need to know about Africa’s landmark contemporary art institution

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Disasters & destruction

Mexican artists pitch in to aid earthquake victims

The well known Oaxacan artist Francisco Toledo, is working with others to collect food and supplies and open community kitchens

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Building projects

Moscow’s Zaryadye Park opens to divided opinion

“New symbol of Russia” created by New York’s High Line architects is accused of being “catastrophically” out of place

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Art fairs

La Biennale Paris aims to put controversy behind it

The revamped fair opened this week to mixed reviews from press and participants

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From Austrian Expressionism to American abstraction

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Peru

Collector voluntarily returns two stolen chapel paintings to Peru

The works were identified after they were consigned to Christie's for sale in 2015; their repatriation is part of an "aggressive" effort

Review

An imitation, not a copy: Richard Shiff on what Bridget Riley learned from Georges Seurat

Riley had a formative encounter with the Pointillist's work early in her career

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In the frame

Hans Ulrich Obrist to host an interview mini-marathon at Expo Chicago 2018

The artist Theaster Gates and architect Jeanne Gang are two of the confirmed participants so far

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Podcast

Introducing: The Art Newspaper's new weekly podcast

Listen to our podcast teaser

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Art fairs

Berlin Art Week sets stage for Art Berlin fair debut

As anticipation grows for the first-ever edition of Art Berlin, the city serves up a slew of shows

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Art market

London commercial scene shake-up as galleries expand in the capital

Modern Art and Herald Street are opening second spaces; König Galerie is coming to town

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Artists

Judith Baca’s Great Wall of Los Angeles to get even greater

The artist plans to expand her immigrant-rich visual history of California, starting with protest imagery from the 1960s

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Biennials & festivals

Rehab and reuse top of agenda at Chicago Architecture Biennial

The second edition promises visionary solutions and a few surprises

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Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art finalises job description for director search

Search committee conducted "broad outreach" inside and outside the museum to define future leader’s desired traits

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Art Basel

Details emerge on first Art Basel Cities programme, to launch in Buenos Aires in 2018

The long-term project begins laying ground work with a crowdfunding campaign next month

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Biennials & festivals

Human rights at the heart of Gothenburg biennial

Swedish festival looks at orthodoxy’s chains from mixed race asylum seekers to a film about a plan to set up a separatist gay community in California in 1970

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Exhibitions

Robert Longo takes aim at enemies of free speech

Drawing of aftermath of Copenhagen attack post-Charlie Hebdo goes on show in London

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The Buck stopped here

Much admiration—and the art of noise—as Tate and Rachel Whiteread kick-off the new art season

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Cultural exchange

MCA Chicago goes global

A new initiative aims to “embed within the DNA of the museum” a more international view of the art historical canon

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Ai Weiwei

Lest we forget: Ai Weiwei’s first show in Turkey is a meditation on refugee crisis

Chinese artist’s biggest exhibition to date uses porcelain as a way of bridging Turkey’s historic connections with the East

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National Gallery

UK’s restitution powers to be extended indefinitely for Nazi-era loot

New legislation will remove legal restrictions that prevent many museums from deaccessioning works

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Biennials & festivals

Istanbul Biennial brings to light artist-run initiatives springing up across the Turkish city

Curators Elmgreen & Dragset say that press reports give wrong impression of the buzzing local scene

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Scythians

Elusive Scythians brought to life through show of archaeological discoveries

British Museum exhibition organised with Hermitage traces history of a culture with no written records

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Art market

Lapada: the innovative antiques fair

Dealers betting on overseas buyers attracted by a weak sterling and a shift in tastes away from minimalism as the UK trade association mounts its annual fair

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Pacific Standard Time

Mapping out Pacific Standard Time's second act

How do you organise an event with more than 70 exhibitions?

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Museums

Florida museums assess damage and start repairs in Irma’s wake

The region’s arts institutions survived the storm largely intact, with some planning to reopen this week

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Art fairs

Houston and Miami fairs cancelled due to hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Art Market Productions’ Texas Contemporary and Miami Project plan to return in 2018

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Biennials & festivals

Documenta faces yawning €7m deficit, seeks financial help

Kassel city and the state of Hesse pledge to secure long-term liquidity

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Conservation

Blue Boy takes a well-earned break ahead of treatment

The painting has rarely gone off display at the museum since its opening in 1928—until now