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In this week’s edition


Too hot to handle

As the People’s Climate March launches this weekend, artists and scientists urge museums to drop sponsors who deny man-made climate change

Iranian photographer returns €50,000 prize

Newsha Tavakolian says the founder of the Paris-based Fondation Carmignac interfered with her work

Art plays key role in Chicago mayor's re-election hopes

As Expo Chicago opens this weekend, Rahm Emanuel's record on culture comes under scrutiny

Arrest warrant issued for Ukrainian daredevil who painted Moscow skyscraper

Mustang Wanted says the stunt was a piece of performance art dedicated to his country’s independence

Star of David rises over Hitler’s former HQ

Artists rebuild fragments of a former synagogue in Polish castle

More in news in the print issue:

  • Tax breaks to fund Italian heritage
  • UK-Russia Francis Bacon show goes ahead


Mexico’s $105m Baroque Museum denied environmental permit

Construction on the Toyo Ito-designed building is stalled less than a month after the ground-breaking ceremony

Reina Sofía museum announces major loan from Spanish gallerist

Soledad Lorenzo plans to leave 385 works with the Madrid institution

Wallace Collection unveils its Great Gallery rehang this week

Director says revamping rooms of arms and armour will be next at London art museum

Prada Marfa saved

The installation by Elmgreen & Dragset has been turned into a single-work museum

More in museums in the print issue:

  • Director of the Louvre reveals grand revamp plan
  • The director of the Fitzwilliam on the Poussin that got away


A tale of two new fairs in China

Photo Shanghai and Art in the City kicked off a niche and collaborative season this month

Online scam targets Art Basel galleries

Suspected fraudster used fair’s website to contact exhibitors

East End gallery to pop up in central London

Herald St announces this week that it is the latest to be tempted by Soho’s Golden Square

Fourth time’s a charm

The architect Kulapat Yantrasast’s three previous gallery projects have closed shop, but he looks to have better luck with a new space for the LA dealer David Kordansky

More in market in the print issue:

  • Dispute over Hirst’s wall painting heats up
  • Artists under pressure to pay for exposure


To catch an art forger

The documentary “Art and Craft”, opening in the US this week, pits the troubled character who copied art to donate to museums against the obsessed registrar who tracked him down

More in features in the print issue:

  • Artist interview: the thoroughly Postmodern Glenn Ligon
  • Profile on Ziba Ardalan: the woman who founded Parasol Unit ten years ago


British Museum's big Ming show opens today

After the Vikings come the Ming emperors (1386-1644) to the British Museum’s World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre. Although none of the 270 objects in “Ming: 50 Years that Changed China, 1400-50”, which opens today, can match the Vikings’ warship showpiece for scale, they are extraordinary in their beauty and rarity, says Jessica Harrison-Hall, the British Museum’s keeper of Chinese ceramics. She has co-organised the survey with Craig Clunas, a professor of the history of art at the University of Oxford and a Ming specialist. The eclectic exhibits includes jewellery, paintings, furniture, weapons and shipyard tools from the 15th-century imperial courts. These are on loan from Chinese museums, with many travelling abroad for the first time. The collaboration of ten institutions from Beijing, Shanghai and the provinces is exceptional and might not be repeated, Harrison-Hall says, explaining that the Chinese government has suggested that a maximum of five Chinese museums may lend to newly proposed international exhibitions... READ MORE

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Advance registration for Moving Image Istanbul's VIP events

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National Open Art exhibition at Somerset House

Now in its 18th year, the National Open Art (NOA) exhibition is the largest annual competition in the UK, offering £60,000 of prize money. NOA aims to nurture artistic talent and provides a fair and open platform for both emerging and professional artists to show, sell and promote their work. The competition's shortlisted works will be displayed at London's prestigious arts and cultural venue, Somerset House, from 18 September to 25 October 2014, before touring.








In the September print edition:

  • Iconoclasm reborn with Islamic State fanaticism 
  • Grand revamp for Louvre begins
  • Special report on Brazil and the Bienal de São Paulo

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