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Shock as Janusz Janowski appointed new director of Poland’s leading Zacheta National Gallery of Art by right-wing culture minister

Most recent hire without an open competition is viewed by critics as latest step in government's agenda of placing conservative appointees in control of cultural institutions

Richard Unwinabout 12 hours ago

Lawrence Weiner, conceptual artist known for large and poetic text interventions, has died, aged 79

The artist’s trademark interventions, often consisting of graphic elements and enigmatic phrases, are among the most distinctive bodies of work in contemporary art

Prizesnews

Winners of $450,000 Moscow Art Prize announced

The lucrative award is divided between 16 recipients and funded by the Moscow city government

Sophia Kishkovskyabout 16 hours ago

Federal agency approves disputed redesign of Hirshhorn Museum’s Modernist sculpture garden

National Capital Planning Commission welcomes revisions to Hiroshi Sugimoto’s proposal for an expanded reflecting pool and stacked stone walls

Nancy Kenney1 day ago

North American museums face a reckoning on Indigenous rights

An ongoing Indigenous protest movement is forcing museums across North America to confront a pressing question - who really owns the land on which they stand, and what should they do about it?

Art Basel in Miami Beach

‘The pandemic isn’t going anywhere, but the world keeps spinning’: galleries make hay while they can at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Timed entry meant a slower start but there is still an appetite for buying, despite the Omicron variant, at America's glitziest art fair

The works that caught the art world's eye in Miami Beach

We asked insiders to share the fair works that jumped out at them and how they felt to be back in Miami

Interviews by Gareth Harris1 day ago

Walk into the White House Situation Room with Will Ryman's dramatic installation

The sculptural work, now on view at the Margulies Collection in Miami, recreates the pivotal moment US officials followed a covert military operation to kill Osama bin Laden

Helen Stoilas1 day ago

Banksy murals’ perilous journey to Miami’s Context fair revealed

The story of how the works—which originated in Bethlehem—reached Miami is relayed in a new book by the dealer Robin Barton

Anny Shaw1 day ago

Jorge Pardo: ‘I don’t draw by hand anymore’

The Cuban American artist on the advanced technology he uses to create his drawings and objects

The Week in Art

A podcast bringing you the latest news from the art world, every week

Art fairs: how did they begin and where are they going?

Plus, Caribbean-British art at Tate Britain and Marco Brambilla's VR work at Pérez Art Museum in Miami

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. With guest speaker Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentallabout 18 hours ago
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Art market

Zeng Fanzhi painting once owned by the 'disappeared' Chinese entrepreneur Whitney Duan sells for $5.2m in Beijing

Prayer was one of five paintings by the Chinese artist “entrusted by an important institution” to the state-owned Poly Auction

Georgina Adamabout 17 hours ago

'We don't want to create caricatures or exoticise': symposium aims to delve into the role of Jewish art dealers in the European art market between 1850 and 1930

London Art Week has partnered with the Jewish Country Houses research project to hold a three-part online talks programme

Anna Bradyabout 13 hours ago

Magdalena Abakanowicz's haunting installation 'Bambini' expected to sell for up to $3.6m at auction in Poland

The work, consisting of 83 child-size figures in concrete and wood, was made in the late 1990s and has been exhibited on the roof of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and in the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid

Anna Bradyabout 19 hours ago

The end of 'isms': is the art market the most powerful movement of the 21st century?

The inexorable rise of the art market this century has put paid to art movements

Scott Reyburn2 days ago

Works by Emily Carr and Paul Kane are the big tickets at marquee Canadian auction

High demand for Canadiana, from a historic ceramic dessert set to Group of Seven paintings, drove Heffel’s major autumn sale in Toronto

Larry Humber1 day ago

Museums & Heritage

'Frightening' price tag and soap opera drama: Moscow’s GES-2 House of Culture opens opposite Kremlin

Power plant arts centre backed by Russian billionaire makes its long-awaited debut with a “dream exhibition” for Ragnar Kjartansson and a carnival in four acts

Sophia Kishkovskyabout 18 hours ago

Remains of 'last fugitive' killed by Mount Vesuvius eruption unearthed at Herculaneum

Discovery announced as part of new excavations that will open up the ancient beachfront to visitors

Rubells’ Washington, DC museum is taking shape

Among the amenities in the works is an observation space where visitors can watch resident artists at work

Catholic church's proposed redesign of Notre Dame interior provokes outrage

Plans to revamp the fire-ravaged cathedral with contemporary art and multilingual projections of Bible quotes have been compared to Disneyland

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.

The secret behind Van Gogh’s satirical herring still life: they represent policemen

Vincent told his artist friend Paul Signac that the fish stood for the gendarmes who hassled him after he mutilated his ear

A blog by Martin Baileyabout 17 hours ago

Exhibitions

Pet project: the life and work of Louis Wain, eccentric painter of cats, explored in new London show

Exhibition at Bethlem Museum of the Mind reveals the vivid imagination and wit of artist, who spent time in psychiatric hospitals

Andrew Pulverabout 20 hours ago

MOCA North Miami hosts huge retrospective for Auschwitz survivor forgotten by art history

Show includes never before seen works by the prolific painter Maryan whose career went far beyond the Nazi atrocities he witnessed

Tom Seymour2 days ago

First major Donatello exhibition in nearly 40 years to open in Florence

The Renaissance master is "more important than Giotto, Raphael or Caravaggio" say the curators of the show, which will travel to Berlin and London

Traditional art forms are fighting back in the Asia Pacific region

The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane explores connections between people and place—and the encroaching danger of climate change

Alex Israel turns the Bass museum into an AR playground

Los Angeles-based artist joins with Snapchat’s tech team to produce AR works designed to make even the most jaded art audiences smile

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A brush with... Pablo Bronstein

An in-depth interview on the artist's influences and cultural experiences, from the architectural drawings of Piranesi to the novels of Émile Zola

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Books

From bowler hats to bad forgeries: new biography offers a fresh look at René Magritte’s complex life—including his dodgier side hustles

The sympathetic book by Alex Danchev, acclaimed biographer of Braque and Cézanne, died before completing the final chapter of this publication

Alexander Adamsabout 12 hours ago