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Frieze 2017

Frieze news in briefs

Ian Cheng gets Serpentine show, Jasper Johns's potter and the most Insta friendly art at the fair

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Frieze 2017

Kiluanji Kia Henda: The right way to fill a city’s plinths

The Frieze Artist Award winner brings an Angolan take on the public sculpture debate

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Frieze 2017

Collector's eye: Huma Kabakci

Art lovers tell us what they've bought and why

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Frieze 2017

Abraaj Group Art Prize celebrates tenth edition

2018 award goes to Lawrence Abu Hamden

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Exhibitions

Jerusalem, a divided city, comes to life in two exhibitions

Exhibitions at the Israel Museum and the new Palestinian Museum offer differing perspectives

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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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Abu Dhabi

The ruler sheikh who was fascinated by archaeology

The founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, set up an archaeological programme that anticipates the creation of Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Six opinions on the potential impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leading cultural figures weigh in

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Private museum of Arab art in the pipeline for Beirut

Pop-up shows and international loans will pave the way for 2020 opening

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Photographer Zanele Muholi 'enraged' after Airbnb altercation

Member of Muholi's team was hospitalised after she was allegedly pushed down the stairs in Amsterdam

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Qatar blockade tests cultural relations

Museums hope to overcome embargo imposed by Gulf neighbours as deadline extended

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Forged in war, revolution and turmoil, works head for Les Rencontres d’Arles

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Biennials & festivals

Shubbak, London’s Arab arts and culture festival, opens this weekend

This year’s programme promises to look to the future while reflecting on “fragility, resilience and challenges of artists in times of crisis”

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Tate pairs off Weimar-era artists for a discussion about the failed republic

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Fontainebleau theatre restoration enters final phase

Focus will be on restoring the theatre’s machinery, the upper levels of the salons and the podium that houses one of France’s most important stage sets

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How botany helped give birth to photography

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Politics

Blockade of Qatar threatens cultural institutions

Moving works of art difficult and museum building projects may suffer

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Art Basel 2017

Must-see shows in Basel this week

From shit machines to abstract paintings made by one very artistic robot

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Prizes

Behnam Bakhtiar Award set up to promote Iranian art

Artists of Iranian descent eligible for biennial prize of €10,000 and solo exhibition in Monaco gallery

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Santiago Sierra commemorates the Syrian war dead

Names of 144,000 people who have died to be read out over more than a week in four cities

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Collaterals and extras: the Venice Biennale’s other shows

Don't miss the ambitious events outside the national pavilions and the main exhibition open across Venice

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Giacometti’s Venice Biennale sculptures reunited for first time in 60 years

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Venice Biennale 2017

National anthems, national myths, national crises: pick of the Venice Biennale pavilions

Official pavilions in the Giardini and the Arsenale that are already talking points, plus national presentations across Venice that are part of the collateral programme

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Top jobs: arrivals and departures, May 2017

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Online stock exchange for art opens its virtual doors

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The glittering prizes, May 2017

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Gormley’s sculpture unnerves students

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The Met adds Native American art to its American wing

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Acquisitions, May 2017

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I.M. Pei’s life and work celebrated to mark architect’s centenary

Chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy to design the Kennedy Library, he went on to build landmark museums across the globe

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East Anglian sculpture park set to be created on university campus

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts launches project with controversial placement of works by Antony Gormley

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Saudi Arabian artist’s first US solo show escapes shadow of 9/11

Abdulnasser Gharem says the US show allows him more freedom than he may have in Saudi Arabia

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Egypt revives major museum projects, six years after revolution

Political will is there but cash remains short

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Banksy work cleared from vacant site and restored for public display

Toronto developer’s intervention raises questions about the practice of preserving street art

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The glittering prizes, April 2017

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The customers were always right at Wiener Werkstätte

But then they did include Gustav Klimt, his Lady in Gold and his lover

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Top jobs: arrivals and departures, April 2017

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Museums

Acquisitions, April 2017

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Egyptian pharaoh rescued from watery Cairo grave—but which one does it depict?

Early reports identified it as a statue of Ramses II, but now scholars think it may be a later king

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Dubai attracts auction players

Sotheby's advances, Christie's consolidates

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Art for Tomorrow in Doha

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Economics

Economist Rachel Pownall to present online art market report at Tefaf Spring in New York

Her recent survey of art and antiques dealers revealed that 67% expected their online third-party sales to increase

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Art fairs

Will American buyers show up to Tefaf Maastricht?

With two new New York editions, and US collectors curtailing international travel for economic and political reasons, some dealers are sceptical—but remain hopeful

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Object lessons

Objects of desire: what dealers are taking to Tefaf

Visitors can expect to see an eclectic mix at Maastricht

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Exhibitions

Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem to have first solo US show at Lacma

Former lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Arabian army is known for his politically and socially engaged works that draw on his Muslim heritage

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In the frame

The glittering prizes, March 2017

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Top jobs: arrivals and departures, March 2017

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In the trade, March 2017

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Trump’s travel ban denounced by curators and artists

Institutional leaders say such restrictions would have grave consequences on exhibitions, research and the future of cultural exchange

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Acquisitions, March 2017

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Exhibitions

JR's giant public art gets first show in Middle East

Video and photographic documentation of French artist's site-specific work will be on show at Doha's QM Gallery Katara

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Exhibitions

Egypt's Surrealists come out of the shadows

Exhibition at Reina Sofía in Madrid, which opened at the Pompidou last year, is first major survey of Art et Liberté group

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Venice Biennale 2017

Venice Biennale’s main exhibition to be ‘by the artists and for the artists’, curator says

Christine Macel’s presentation to include more work from Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Russia, with 103 artists showing for the first time

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In the trade, February 2017

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The glittering prizes, February 2017

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Top jobs—arrivals and departures, February 2017

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Acquisitions, February 2017

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Acquisitions

Rare Hebrew books and manuscripts acquired by National Library of Israel

Collection of the late Jack Lunzer to be displayed in new Herzog & de Meuron-designed building

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Must-see shows in March 2017

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Must-see shows in February 2017

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Must-see shows in June 2017

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The top ten museum acquisitions of 2016

From a $30m Gentileschi to the Beverly Hills home featured in the Big Lebowski, here's how institutions spent their cash last year