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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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Big names bring Moscow biennial back from the brink

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

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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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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

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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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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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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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Rehab and reuse top of agenda at Chicago Architecture Biennial

The second edition promises visionary solutions and a few surprises

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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City-wide festival aims to revive Venice’s glass industry

Inaugural Venice Glass Week will include more than 140 exhibitions on the delicate medium

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New UK sculpture triennial gains momentum for 2019 opening

Yorkshire Sculpture International exhibition at four partner venues secures Arts Council backing

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BienalSur—a biennial without borders—launches this autumn

The show, centred in Buenos Aires but with projects around the world, aims to rethink the current biennial format

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Exhibitions

Edinburgh Art Festival: artists look to Maori traditions, 19th-century botany and jellyfish

Jupiter Artland’s new permanent piece by Pablo Bronstein joins two ten-metre-high pavilions in a Gothic and Chinoiserie style

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The arts festival erupting in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

Walk & Talk programme includes exhibitions, performances, residencies and workshops on volcanic island

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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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Bangkok joins the biennial bandwagon

Thai capital to launch its first ever biennial as government and corporates lend support to contemporary art festival

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Northern exposure: artists explore theme of alienation for Nordic biennial

Geographic, political and social alienation all part of mix in event's ninth edition

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Exhibitions

Documenta 14 in Kassel: an instrument of soft power

Artistic director Adam Szymczyk builds on highly-political themes of earlier opening in Athens

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Aros Triennial unveils swathe of new commissions along five kilometres of Danish coastline

Works in the inaugural exhibition include an “anger room” and a safe haven for bees

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Liverpool celebrates The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album with a little help from artist friends

Among the 13 new commissions, Judy Chicago has designed a giant psychedelic mural while Jeremy Deller has produced a series of billboards and a secret performance

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Documenta & Münster 2017

Our guide to the influential German exhibitions, which only coincide once every ten years

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New Orleans biennial Prospect.4 announces artist lineup and focus

With the theme The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, artistic director Trevor Schoonmaker stays in tune with the history of the city, the birthplace of jazz

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Dispatches from our man at the Antarctic Biennale: goodbye—until next time

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Dispatches from our man at the Antarctic Biennale: postcards from the edge

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Dispatches from our man at the Antarctic Biennale: around Cape Horn and homeward-bound

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Dispatches from our Man at the Antarctic Biennale: returning home

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Sharon Lockhart gives voice to Polish girls and Jewish orphans at the Venice Biennale

For her project in the Polish pavilion, the photographer pays tribute to a pediatrician and writer who pioneered children’s rights

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Dispatches from our Man at the Antarctic Biennale: Desolation Island

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Dispatches from our Man at the Antarctic Biennale: Welcome to the Continent

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Dispatches from our Man at the Antarctic Biennale: an underwater art show

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Dispatches from our Man at the Antarctic Biennale: a whale of a day

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Dispatches from our Man at the Antarctic Biennale: installing art for the penguins

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Dispatches from our Man at the Antarctic Biennale: icebergs ahoy

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Dispatches from our Man at the Antarctic Biennale: learning how to leave no trace

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Richard Parry appointed new director of Glasgow International

He takes the reins of the contemporary art festival's eighth edition next year, replacing Sarah McCrory

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Dispatches from our Man at the Antarctic Biennale: seasickness hits

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Terra Foundation reveals ambitious plans for Art Design Chicago in 2018

The year-long multi-venue festival will celebrate the city’s art and design legacy with 25 exhibitions

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Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art will shine a light on Baltic and Nordic artists

Katerina Gregos is the curator of the new biennial due to open in 2018

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No smoke without fire: Documenta 14 unveils first work in Kassel

A smoking chimney billows for the start of the quinquennial event

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Politics

What happens when the identity politics of the Left meet up with the racial isolation of the Right

The controversy over Dana Schutz's Open Casket is like a scene depicted in another of her paintings: a fight in an elevator with worn cables

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Dispatches from our Man at the Antarctic Biennale: setting sail

Our correspondent, Adrian Dannatt, shares his diary from the expedition to the White Continent

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Film-maker Jonas Mekas to show photographs from his time as a WWII refugee at Documenta 14

Images the Lithuanian-American artist took at displaced persons camps in Germany reflect the current refugee crisis in Europe

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‘It’s magic’: curator Cecilia Alemani offers a glimpse into the Italian Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale

The pared-down presentation will look at the power of the imagination through three artists’ work

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The 2017 Sharjah Biennial roots for crops, earth, water and cooking

Curator Christine Tohmé also takes it to Dakar, Istanbul, Ramallah and Beirut

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Greek artists get a share of the spotlight at Documenta 14 in Kassel

The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens will send part of its collection to Germany for the international exhibition

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Seaside town to be turned into art school for Folkestone Triennial

Bob and Roberta Smith commission among 20 announced for UK event

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Münster Sculpture Projects 2017 unveils artist line-up

Thomas Schütte and Jeremy Deller among artists from 19 countries to take part in the once-a-decade event

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Saudi women artists make their mark at 21,39 festival in Jeddah

New works draw attention to destruction of Islamic heritage and female car crash victims

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Asian artists flock together as biennials offer bigger stage

Artist-curators are playing a key role in increasing collaborations

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Art fairs

Istanbul art fair and biennial join forces in bid to boost tourism in Turkey

Chairman of Contemporary Istanbul is lobbying the government for changes to tax on art

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Kader Attia focuses on the politics and poetry of water during two-day event in Dakar

Initiative is part of the Sharjah Biennial’s ambitious off-site programme<br>