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Police killings prompt a resurgence in political art

Artists are fighting back after the controversial deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown

Published online: 18 December 2014

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Manuscripts rescued from the hands of Islamist rebels

Historical texts smuggled out of Timbuktu in cars, carts and canoes are on show this week in Brussels

Published online: 18 December 2014

Street artists protest police brutality

Greg Lamarche among those creating work in Miami and New York

Published online: 18 December 2014

Overcoming conflict, India and Pakistan to share pavilion at Venice Biennale

Artists from the countries will show in historic joint presentation next year

Published online: 17 December 2014

Panel that advises UK museums on Nazi-era claims faces government review

Since it was created in 2000, the independent body has issued reports on 18 cases involving art lost during the Second World War

Published online: 17 December 2014

Icelandic artists ask for €1 per head in arts funding

But the country’s parliament slashes budget to nearly half its previous allotment

Published online: 17 December 2014

 

Russian Church wards off evil eye

Moscow is not yet Mordor. The Eye of Sauron will not watch over the city on Thursday, when the latest installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit...

Democratising design

Enzo Cucchi, Mimmo Paladino, Giuseppe Penone and Gaetano Pesce are among the 18 Italian artists and designers who have agreed to create...

9/11 sculpture still destined for Olympic Park

Questions have been asked about a piece of public sculpture commemorating the victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York that was due to be...

 

Tour the Amphipolis tomb

The media frenzy around the discovery of a massive and richly decorated tomb in Amphipolis, near Serres shows now signs of slowing down, especially since a skeleton was found at the site last week that is believe to be on of Alexander the Great’s generals. To appease the insatiable archaeology fans, this weekend, Skai TV and the newspaper Kathimerini released a 3D animated tour of the tomb, showing the treasures archaeologists have uncovered so far: two sphinxes, two caryatids and an intricate floor mosaic.