Controversies

Thousands sign petition to save Swedish Institutes

The government’s plan to close outposts for research and cultural exchange in the Mediterranean has led to a storm of protest

Published online: 31 October 2014

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A powder keg in Jerusalem

Tensions boil over after the status quo is challenged at the city’s revered holy site

Published online: 30 October 2014

Musée Picasso reopens après la guerre

Peace terms allows former director to return to organise first hang

Published online: 23 October 2014

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 have been taken into custody

Published online: 09 October 2014

Prado will keep its Bosch and Tintoretto

Spain’s culture minister dispels concerns that Old Masters would move to Madrid's Royal Collections

Published online: 03 October 2014

Head of Florence’s museums under investigation

Superintendent accused of not carrying out full tendering process for insurance on works of art lent abroad

Published online: 25 September 2014

 

You can’t keep McCarthy down

Paul McCarthy’s subversive and decidedly dark art may not have been to everyone’s liking in Paris last week: his 80ft lime green Christmas...

Artforum in-fighting

After reading the latest issue of Artforum, longtime contributor Gary Indiana felt compelled to write to its publisher, Knight Landesman,...

Rules, rules, rules

A few helpful reminders when you get to Frieze New York, courtesy of the official signs outside the tent. First, no firearms, knives or,...

 

The travails of Ai Weiwei

In 2011, the artist Ai Weiwei was arrested by Chinese authorities on charges of posing a threat to national security. He was released 81 days later, but the harassment did not end there. A new documentary looks at Ai’s life following his release and the troubles he has faced since. “I have a difficult life,” he says in the film. “It doesn’t make me weaker or stronger. I just have to face it.”