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In the October print edition:

  • Is it time for Italy to reverse its art export laws? 
  • New Orleans: can Prospect 3 give the biennial and the city
    a new lease of life?
  • International report on art and tax: what you need to know

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In this week’s edition

NEWS

Kensington, we have a problem

Launch of cosmonaut show at London’s Science Museum delayed due to UK-Russia political tensions

Supporters of Hong Kong protests detained in mainland China

Artists and writers due to take part in pro-democracy poetry reading and poster show near Beijing taken into custody

My big fat Greek Documenta

The contemporary art exhibition held in Kassel every five years announces this week it is expanding to Athens in 2017

‘Document dump’ reveals new details in Knoedler case

We highlight some of the previously unknown information found in the thousands of pages of legal documents and exhibits filed last week in Manhattan federal court

Gaudí, an inspiration to architects—and a famous chef

Conference on the Catalan designer, alternately called a madman and a genius, takes place in Barcelona this week

More in news in the print issue:

  • England’s regions seize their chance as Scotland votes ‘no’
  • Artist asks "slaves" to march on New Orleans



MUSEUMS

No Turkish loans for big Seljuk Turk show planned by the Met

Thorny early discussions with Ankara deterred the US museum but Turkish attitude now appears more conciliatory

V&A East could be vast

A planning brief released by the mayor of London reveals details of the cultural quarter for the Olympic Park

Terra Foundation plans 'Pacific Standard Time' for Chicago

Institutions across the city will research the art and design of the Midwest metropolis

More in museums in the print issue:

  • Bernard Arnault's long-awaited private museum opens in Paris this month
  • Interview with Frank Gehry on his museums and retrospective

market

The new face of Phillips

Chairman Edward Dolman is bullish on new spaces, new markets and taking on the duopoly

More in market in the print issue:

  • The rise and fall of DIY magnate’s art fund
  • Fabergé fakes grow with prices

conservation

Antiquities collections destroyed in Gaza conflict

A full list of artefacts and sites damaged during this summer’s fighting is due to be presented to Unesco

More in conservation in the print issue:

  • How to put Monet back together again
  • The antiquated video bake-off

EXHIBITIONS

Egon Schiele is all locked up at New York's Neue Galerie   

“Egon Schiele: Portraits”, an exhibition of 125 paintings, drawings and sculptures, opens today (until 19 January) at the Neue Galerie in New York. The show reveals Schiele’s role in overturning conventional portraiture (right, Self-Portrait with Arm Twisted above Head, 1910). The curator of the exhibition, Alessandra Comini, is the author of an influential study of Schiele’s portraits and a leading expert in Schiele studies in the US. Nearing 80, Comini brings a special perspective. She knew Schiele’s two sisters and his sister-in-law, all of whom sat for portraits. Comini stresses a crucial turning point for Schiele: the 24 days he spent in prison on charges of obscenity in April 1912 that were “a hinge” in his work. Acquitted of some charges, Schiele still witnessed the presiding judge burn one of his drawings in the courtroom. Upon his release, Comini said, Schiele “moved from angst to empathy… from the environmental to the existential”. The exhibition recreates that prison cell, displaying Schiele’s prison diaries… READ MORE

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