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Help Tonga! Contemporary art organisation TBA21 calls for support following volcanic eruption

Danish artist group Superflex made a 2018 film on the island destroyed by the explosion

Lee Cheshireabout 1 hour ago

Courtauld Institute forms 'strategic partnership' with neighbouring King's College London—what does this mean for the prestigious art history college?

The two institutions of vastly different sizes will join forces at a time of "great uncertainty" for arts and humanities in higher education

Kabir Jhalaabout 1 hour ago

Controversial statue of Theodore Roosevelt removed from American Museum of Natural History

The equestrian statue, which depicts Roosevelt on horseback flanked by a Native American man and a man of African descent, had been the focus of years-long campaigns from activists calling for its removal

Benjamin Suttonabout 12 hours ago

Manicure at the Mauritshuis? Dutch museums turn into beauty parlours in protest over Covid restrictions

Initiative questions why gyms, hair salons and brothels have reopened but culture venues remain closed in the Netherlands

Gareth Harrisabout 20 hours ago

Tracey Emin demands her work be removed from 10 Downing Street after Boris Johnson’s 'shameful' lying over lockdown party

Artist says 'More Passion' is at odds with the government’s “lack of compassion” for people’s suffering during the pandemic

Anny Shaw1 day ago

Art market

Pace will launch a project space in Tribeca, with founder Arne Glimcher at the helm

“Gallery 125 Newbury is about expanding my own story...about going full circle, back to the little gallery I once had,” Glimcher said of the new space in Manhattan's booming art district

Daniel Cassadyabout 17 hours ago

Could it be magic? Singer Robbie Williams to auction three Banksy works worth more than £10m at Sotheby’s

Former Take That star acquired the works directly from the artist’s studio in the mid-2000s

Anny Shawabout 23 hours ago

Art Basel Hong Kong hedges bets for March fair with Covid-contingency plan in May

Well over half the galleries participating in the fair are opting for satellite booths as travel restrictions continue to disrupt large-scale events

Anna Bradyabout 23 hours ago

Long walk to nowhere: auction of items owned by Nelson Mandela cancelled due to brewing dispute in South Africa

Proceeds from the sale were meant to fund a memorial garden and museum around the freedom fighter’s burial site

Hectic June awaits: Tefaf Maastricht announces new fair dates (right after Art Basel)

The Dutch art and antiques fair was forced to postpone its March event due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, but will now run from 25 to 30 June

Museums & Heritage

Historic Peruvian church to be restored after earthquake

The Church of La Jalca Grande, one of the first churches built in Peru after the Spanish conquest, was constructed using stones from pre-Hispanic monuments

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts settles dispute with its former director

Nathalie Bondil, who was fired in 2020, was seeking $1.5m in moral and punitive damages from the museum’s board

Clare Lilley is named Yorkshire Sculpture Park's director—only the second in its 45-year history

Curator is overseeing a major Robert Indiana show due to launch this spring

Gareth Harris2 days ago

For the first time ever, a Korean museum is selling off 'national treasures' at auction

Two bronze Buddha statues are likely to make records for cultural artefacts at auction in Korea

Tate Liverpool plans £25m gallery overhaul—with help from UK government’s ‘level up’ fund

The £10m public grant is part of a new initiative aimed at equalising quality of living between the north and south

Exhibitions

Liz Larner’s Corner Basher channels the helpless and hopeful rage of our day

The artist’s 1988 kinetic, participatory sculpture—which is included in a new survey show at SculptureCenter in New York—is temperamentally attuned to the prevailing moods of 2022

Haroon Mirza: ‘The question I’m asking is, what kind of species are we?’

As he opens a show in New York and looks forward to his participation in the Lille3000 festival, the artist-composer discusses his interest in energy and power in their many forms

The Big Review: 'Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist' at the National Gallery in London

Does a show focusing on the German artist’s European trips illuminate his genius?

Books

Adventures with Van Gogh

Adventures with Van Gogh is a weekly blog by Martin Bailey, our long-standing correspondent and expert on the artist. Published every Friday, his stories range from newsy items about this most intriguing artist to scholarly pieces based on his own meticulous investigations and discoveries.

New York’s Metropolitan Museum buys four extremely rare Van Gogh prints

Vincent wanted to sell the set for under a dollar as “art for the people”—the museum will have paid several million

a blog by Martin Bailey

Book Club

Extract | What should we do about paintings with racist titles?

In a new book of cultural essays, the Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan ponders whether we should change offensive names given to art—and what that might say about us

An expert’s guide to Georgia O’Keeffe: five must-read books on the American painter

All you ever wanted to know about O’Keeffe, including a comprehensive biography, the artist’s “perfect” novice recipe book, and her letters to photographer Alfred Stieglitz—selected by the curator Theodora Vischer

Extract | Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing and painting tips

The Old Master’s advice is among the fascinating facts and illuminating anecdotes gathered in a new compendium called Artifacts

The Year Ahead

The most exciting exhibitions around the world in 2022

We take a look at the must-see exhibitions in 2022, including the return of the Venice Biennale and Documenta, blockbuster shows of Donatello and Cézanne, and a sculpture festival for the Qatar World Cup

The top art fairs for 2022

Despite the ongoing restrictions due to the pandemic, many art fairs hope to go ahead this year. Here's our pick of the key ones to visit

Making a fresh start: new museum openings for 2022

While the pandemic may have forced museums around the world into an involuntary temporary slumber, builders have been busy. Here are the most exciting new and expanded museums opening in 2022

Museums plan for a busy year despite Covid-19 uncertainty

Will 2022 see a return to normal for exhibition schedules? Or will surging cases mean plans have to be torn up again? We asked museum directors and head curators how confident they are for the year ahead

Get ready for the new world order: art market experts make their predictions for 2022

US dominance, industry collaborations and increased concern about climate change are all on art market experts’ minds—and, of course, NFTs

The Week in Art

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The Year Ahead: the best exhibitions to look forward to in 2022

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