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LGBTQ

First-ever museum show celebrating queer Asian art opens in Taiwan

Exhibition marks country's May ruling setting stage to legalise gay marriage

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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Art market

Istanbul fair keeps calm and carries on

Contemporary Istanbul is upping its game for its 12th edition.

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Art market

Modern British art fair returns to London

When the 20/21 British Art Fair was cancelled last year after the sudden loss of its venue, the Royal College of Art, many thought it would never be revived

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Prizes

Shortlist for Artes Mundi 8—the largest art prize in the UK—announced

Artists in the running for the £40,000 prize include Trevor Paglen and Otobong Nkanga

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Performance art

New York’s Performa festival announces new commissions by Barbara Kruger

The artist will also design marketing materials for the biennial of performance art

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Art fairs

Expo Chicago courts the high-minded collector with interdisciplinary offerings

This year’s edition is designed to maximise crossover potential with the second Chicago Architecture Biennial

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Budi Tek

Budi Tek presses China to make his Yuz Museum public

New laws are needed for private museums to outlive their founders, collector says

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Loewe Foundation

Loewe Foundation arts and crafts prize reloaded

With a €50,000 award and a stellar jury, it’s little wonder the initiative is drawing international interest

Sponsored byLoewe Foundation

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Art market

Howard Hodgkin’s wildly eclectic collection goes on the block at Sotheby’s

Turkish tiles, Persian carpets and Modern British works graced the late artist’s Bloomsbury home

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Titian

Moscow’s Pushkin Museum asks public to dig deep to buy Titian, despite stuttering economy

Museum using crowdfunding platform to raise $10-20m for Venus and Adonis painting once thought to be a fake

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Law

Ann Freedman, former Knoedler director, settles final lawsuit

Ten cases were brought to court by collectors who purchased fakes through the gallery

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Exhibitions

Grandma Moses: behind the folksy images, a canny operator

An exhibition in Vermont of the work of the early Outsider artist looks behind the icon of Yankee charm

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Lisson Gallery

Richard Long to create epic mud painting for Lisson in the Strand

Gallery's anniversary show in London to include Dan Graham's largest pavilion so far

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Auctions

Wright to auction the personal collection of Hudson, iconoclastic gallerist and artists’ champion, in Chicago

The man behind Feature Inc is remembered for his challenging eye—and a fraught relationship with the market

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Obituaries

Pierre Bergé, French entrepreneur and art collector, dies aged 86

His death comes shortly before the opening of two museums dedicated to his long-term partner, the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Giacometti’s reunited Women in Venice to an exploration of bird nests and egg collecting

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Three to see

Three to see: New York

From children's art through the work of David Smith

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Exhibitions

First major UK survey of Oceanic art comes to the Royal Academy in 2018

London institution will also host shows on Klimt and Schiele, Charles I and Tacita Dean as part of its 250th anniversary year

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Art market

Closure of London’s art and antiques crime squad 'would be madness says former chief

The potential negative implications of the “much mooted” closure of the UK’s art crime unit set the tone for the Art Business Conference yesterday

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Photography

Photographer stripped of gold medal at Moscow International Foto Awards after entering another person’s work

Thai artist discovered that his images were minimally altered

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Museums

ICA LA moves into Los Angeles' downtown Arts District

Former Santa Monica museum relaunches in renovated clothing factory

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Exhibitions

MoMA comes to Paris—why the Fondation Louis Vuitton is partnering with New York’s mega-museum

New exhibition will look at the influence of the Manhattan institution as a “beacon for Modern art in the West”

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Art market

Cosmoscow: Russia’s contemporary art fair survives against odds in an embattled art scene

Strangled by sanctions and escalating tension with the west, the fair’s fifth edition is determined to build bridges with international galleries

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Art market

Lévy Gorvy expands in Asia with opening of Shanghai office

Gallery appoints Danqing Li, former Christie’s specialist, as senior director in Asia

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Auctions

Sotheby’s releases sales dates and estimates of works from Berkshire Museum

The auction house will offer works from the Massachusetts museum, including two major Rockwell paintings, starting 13 November and running through next spring

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Auctions

Object lessons: a Zulu lidded vessel, a bowl by Dame Lucie Rie and a painting by Irma Stern

Our pick of highlights from upcoming auctions

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Politics

Female artists get the word out on political action with Times Square project

Artists Carrie Mae Weems and Wangechi Mutu have created new works for the show

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Museums

Miami museums hunker down ahead of Hurricane Irma

Florida declares a state of emergency and Miami Beach residents are urged to evacuate

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe coming to the Victoria & Albert Museum

Show featuring Mexican artist’s distinctive clothing, unseen for 50 years, is among highlights of museum’s 2018 programme

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Exhibitions

V&A Pink Floyd tickets to rise to a gobsmacking £30

Museum says price increase for show’s last weeks will cover extra costs from extended run

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Art theft

Stolen Baselitz works recovered by police

German investigators find 15 paintings and drawings in Leverkusen, north of Cologne

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Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on 11 November

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit the Emirate for the inauguration of the international museum

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Art market

Frank Cohen’s collection goes on the block down under

Sale at Mossgreen in Melbourne has Asian contemporary focus and aims to appeal to expatriate community

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Controversies

Sam Durant’s Scaffold to be buried, not burned

Dakota elders have decided the fate of the controversial sculpture

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Public art

Artist brings 50 US flags from 50 states to New York

For his travelling project, Mel Ziegler exchanged old flags—from private homeowners, a National Guard office and even a casino—for new ones

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Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin says Brexit ‘makes no sense culturally’ as her first show opens in Brussels

The British artist is showing new work at Xavier Hufkens gallery after a year’s sabbatical

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In the frame

Trump University’s lesson in heartless capitalism comes home to New York

Real Estate Goldmine recalls devastating impact on Cleveland of Trump's defunct business school

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Biennials & festivals

Five works to see at the Lofoten Islands International Art Festival

The remote fishing village of Henningsvær hosts this year's edition of the peripatetic event

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Artists

Demilitarised zone is made flesh by Turner winner

Douglas Gordon’s film, part of UK-South Korea cultural collaboration, shows refugee being tattooed

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Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter’s Birkenau series goes on permanent display in Reichstag

The abstract images were inspired by documentary photographs of Nazi death camp

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Art market

Second time lucky for Fine Art Bourse?

Online platform aiming to undercut traditional auction house fees relaunches after folding in 2015 when it ran out of funds weeks before first sale

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Cultural policy

Cultural push for Japan and UK post-Brexit

New Japan-UK season will bring together artists at the forefront of virtual reality and robotics

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Artists

Mexican-born artist to build wall in New York park

Passersby will be invited to dismantle Bosco Sodi’s political installation brick by brick

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Art market

Location, location: first gallery opens on Paris’s Boulevard Magenta

The re-opened Untilthen gallery will show contemporary art in a domestic setting, off the beaten track near fashionable Canal St Martin

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Object lessons

Object lessons: a poetic take on decay, a goddess drawn by a cult favorite and a rare study by Peter Blake

Our pick of highlights from upcoming fairs and auctions

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Disasters & destruction

Museums in Houston reopen after Hurricane Harvey

The Museum of Fine Arts will offer three days of free admission

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Appointments

Uffizi director Eike Schmidt to lead Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum

German-born sculpture specialist was first non-Italian to lead prestigious Florentine institution

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Biennials & festivals

Five works to see at the Folkestone Triennial

Public art exhibition includes a giant jelly mould, minarets and a lightbulb moment

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Biennials & festivals

Setback for Lahore Biennale as artistic director Rashid Rana quits

Inaugural edition of Pakistan’s biggest ever contemporary show has now been postponed until next year

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Land art

White House review could shrink protected land around Michael Heizer’s City

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s report on national monuments recommends reductions but no details revealed

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Art market

Christie's adds London auctions in October, raises buyer's premium

House sees "great potential for growth" for lots under £1m in the photograph and design categories during Frieze week

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Museums

Archival gifts are 'holy grail' of Edward Hopper

Five thousand items, shared between Whitney and artist's boyhood home, could inspire new exhibitions

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Museums

British Museum plans sweeping redisplay of world cultures

Artefacts from ancient civilisations will be united for first time and more space given to Oceania, the Americas and Africa

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Commissions

Miranda July turns corner of Selfridges into interfaith charity shop

Film-maker and artist's Artangel commission has been created in solidarity with Islamic Relief

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Art market

Private View: Jordan Casteel, Leon Polk Smith and Jack Whitten

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

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Art market

Surfacing on the Block: a Finn Juhl coffee table and playwright Edward Albee's collection

Spotlight on this month’s most distinctive auctions

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Obituaries

David Tang, fashion entrepreneur and Chinese art collector, dies aged 63

Founder of fashion brand Shanghai Tang displayed pieces from his collection in his clubs and restaurants

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Politics

Immigration politics loom large in Pacific Standard Time

Shows about the collapse of borders between North and South America now face a new reality

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Video, film & new media

How Pacific Standard Time plans to reframe film and video history

A group of exhibitions and programmes to artists from across the Americas