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Paris Gallery Weekend marks a decade of progress

Event’s tenth-anniversary edition celebrated resilience of city’s art trade

Wilson Tarbox1 day ago

New York City’s 2025 budget includes a record $254m for culture

Mayor Eric Adams and the city council restored $53m in funding for public programming last month

Dia at 50: a new era

A look at the past, present and future of the famed New York contemporary-art institution, which started out with an ambitious mission to create massive public works and has morphed into a museum for the 21st century

Louisa Buck1 day ago

UK’s Henry Moore Institute reopens after major redevelopment

The organisation’s director hopes the newly thought out spaces will prove inviting to artists in the city, during what is a difficult time for the British cultural sector

V&A beats Met to acquire medieval ivory sculpture of Christ for £2m

The purchase was made possible after an export license for the Romanesque carving was deferred by the UK authorities last year

Martin Bailey1 day ago

Art market

What will the UK's new Labour government mean for the art trade?

From the end of tax breaks on overseas income to new anti-money laundering laws, experts weigh in on what we can expect from the change

Marian Goodman Gallery sets opening date and programme for new Tribeca flagship

The 30,000 sq. ft space will debut on 26 October with a group show featuring works by nearly 50 artists

Aspen Art Fair is newest addition to wealthy Colorado town’s art calendar

The Rocky Mountain culture crush continues with a second art fair taking place the same week as Intersect Aspen

Under a new director, Art Basel Miami Beach rolls out smaller stands to attract emerging galleries

The Florida fair's 2024 edition, its first led by Bridget Finn, will feature 283 galleries and an increased Latin American presence

Head of Frieze parent company Endeavor calls on Joe Biden to drop out of US presidential race

Ari Emanuel is the latest important Democratic donor to criticise Biden since his age and mental fitness were called into question during a debate against Donald Trump

Museums & Heritage

Dia at 50: a new era

A look at the past, present and future of the famed New York contemporary-art institution, which started out with an ambitious mission to create massive public works and has morphed into a museum for the 21st century

Louisa Buck1 day ago

UK’s Henry Moore Institute reopens after major redevelopment

The organisation’s director hopes the newly thought out spaces will prove inviting to artists in the city, during what is a difficult time for the British cultural sector

V&A beats Met to acquire medieval ivory sculpture of Christ for £2m

The purchase was made possible after an export license for the Romanesque carving was deferred by the UK authorities last year

Martin Bailey1 day ago

Rare Caspar David Friedrich sketchbook jointly acquired by Berlin, Dresden and Weimar museums

The sketchbook will be shown in all three cities to mark what would be the artist's 250th birthday

Art collection saved from Rouen cathedral blaze, says French culture minister

A fire in the cathedral's spire has been brought under control, saving the landmark which featured in the works of Claude Monet

Gareth Harris1 day ago

Exhibitions

Ex-Mormon artist pulls exhibition from Arizona museum over concurrent Mormon art show

The artist Angela Ellsworth withdrew her show due to a communication breakdown with Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

'Why can’t this be done in Churchill’s former home?': Mohammed Sami reflects on conflict with Blenheim Palace solo show

The ninth contemporary art exhibition to be held at the palace presents 14 new works by the Iraqi artist

Getty’s PST Art initiative will open with a colossal Cai Guo-Qiang fireworks display

The artist’s daytime fireworks event, incorporating drones and artificial intelligence, will take place in and above the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on 15 September

Martha Jungwirth: the Austrian painter looking to Goya and the horrors of Australian bushfires

The octogenarian artist has quietly persevered with her often non-figurative painting—which she insists is not abstract—inspired by everything from domestic appliances to the terrors of Europe’s African colonisation

The Big Review: Michelangelo: the Last Decades at the British Museum, London ★★★☆☆

In the absence of large-scale works, the London show focuses instead on the objects that reveal the artist’s deepening spirituality

Nicholas Cullinan's birthday gift for trustee Tracey Emin revealed

The new British Museum director revealed online that he commissioned the jaunty top especially

Taylor Swift costume trail to wind through the galleries of the V&A

Sixteen 'looks' will be shown alongside instruments and music awards in a free display

Barefoot Kendall Jenner gets the Louvre to herself

Model roams the museum, taking in the Mona Lisa (alone)

Jonathan Yeo paints UK ‘royalty’ again—broadcast king David Attenborough

The artist's scarlet-drenched depiction of King Charles III sparked debate last month

Books

Take a romp through Ancient Rome’s great buildings

Ostensibly a guide to the city's top 50 sites, a new book by Paul Roberts offers far more

Who really was John Soane? The man and manifesto behind the magnificent house museum

Former museum director Bruce Boucher’s room-by-room account of the architect’s collection takes far readers beyond the catalogue

Julius Bryant

‘Viscerally real’: a Caravaggio painting provides inspiration for a newly translated novel

The Italian scholar Alessandro Giardino posits his theories about the Baroque artist’s Seven Works of Mercy in fictional form

Teju Cole's enigmatic new photobook is both peaceful and disturbing

The Nigerian American writer and photographer’s intriguing new book comprises a series of indeterminate images absent of human life, interspersed with enigmatic short stories that raise many unanswered questions

Understanding John James Audubon’s avian genius

Two contrasting studies shine a light on America’s most celebrated ornithological artist

Book Club

Katherine Parr: power, patronage and the first full-length portrait of an English queen

In this exclusive extract from a new book about Henry VIII’s six wives, the art historian Suzannah Lipscomb writes about “perhaps the greatest artistic patron of them all”

Maria Balshaw on the roles of museums today and what Tate’s sponsorship red line is

The Tate director discusses her new book about art institutions and their challenges in the 21st century

An expert's guide to sculpture: five must-read books on the art of the three dimensional

All you ever wanted to know about the topic, from the latest experimentations in contemporary art to some lesser-known Surrealist sculpture—selected by the head of the Henry Moore Institute, Laurence Sillars

Opinion

Ruins revived: when do overlooked buildings become valued again?

"In England, we still like to talk about the 'dissolution' of the monasteries as if it was a gentle process. Really, it was an annihilation," says Bendor Grosvenor

'We need strong leaders to stand up for the future of UK arts funding'

Hit by austerity cuts and activist boycotts, who is standing up for the arts?

Art of the Ice Age has a lot to teach us—it’s time the British Museum dedicated a gallery to it

The museum is only one of two institutions in the world to see Ice Age art as part of human cultural endeavour, but it needs a proper space to explain and explore this

John-Paul Stonard

Welcome to the slow museum, where less is more

In an effort to deepen existing programming and community engagement, some institutions are choosing to stage fewer exhibitions

Victory without damage: ‘Just Stop Oil’s climate activism is one of the most successful disobedience campaigns ever’

The climate catastrophe has been brought to the forefront of the public mind without causing serious harm to the targeted works, says John Paul Stonard

John-Paul Stonard

Obituaries

Audrey Flack, a pioneer of Photorealism, has died, aged 93

A survey of the artist's work from the last four years of her life, will be on view at the Parrish Art Museum this autumn

Remembering the Dutch avant-garde artist Jacqueline de Jong

Her six decade-long career was distinguished by experimentation and humour

Anton van Dalen, who imaginatively chronicled life in Lower Manhattan, has died, aged 86

An East Village fixture for a half-century, Van Dalen created stylised drawings, paintings, sculptures and performances documenting his surroundings

Leading New York gallerist Barbara Gladstone has died, aged 89

The dealer, who died in Paris “after a brief illness”, represented many of the most ambitious contemporary artists of the past half-century

Remembering Frank Stella, one of the leading abstract artists of his generation

The American artist married complex with simple, from Minimalist canvases to “maximalist” sculptures

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 Week in Art

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

The Week in Art podcast | Arts and the UK election, ex-Uffizi head fails in Florence mayoral bid, Hank Willis Thomas at Glastonbury

What a change in government might mean for the UK culture sector, a close look at Eike Schmidt’s unsuccessful campaign, and Willis Thomas discusses displaying his new afro pick sculpture at the world’s biggest music festival

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An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Louise Bourgeois’s art to the love poems of Rumi

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Technology

News, background and analysis on the latest tech developments—artificial intelligence tools; Web3, the blockchain, NFTs; virtual and augmented reality; social media platforms—and how they affect the art market, museums, artists and curators.

A piece of the action: museum partnership in New York invites visitors to take home fragments of digital artworks

The Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and the Tezos Foundation have teamed up to offer the public a chance to acquire—for no cost—parts of works projected onto a screen in the lobby

Digital artanalysis

As winner of renamed ABS Digital Art Prize is announced, have we reached a turning point for conversations around NFTs and culture?

Geneva-based RVig, who was awarded the prize for a piece inspired by Baudelaire, is hoping for a more nuanced understanding of what NFTs bring to the art world

Crime news

US authorities charge three UK nationals in Evolved Apes NFT fraud scheme

The charges, brought by the office of the Attorney for the Southern District of New York, signal a commitment to pursuing wide-ranging cryptocurrency cases

Two (or more) into one: Urs Fischer invites owners of his digital sculptures to have them remade into a new work

The maverick artist is working with 1OF1, collectors of high-level digital art, to offer owners of his "CHAOS" video sculpture series the chance to have them "fused" into new animations

AI on AI: Alex Israel uses artificial intelligence to re-engage with memory

The Los Angeles-based artist is presenting his "REMEMBR" installation, which riffs visually, musically and emotionally on users’ smartphone camera rolls, in London

National Gallery, London: 200th anniversary

The museum has launched a year of celebrations, loans and public events to mark 200 years since the opening of the gallery on 10 May 1824. The collection, now covering international art from the 13th to 19th centuries, has evolved so that, for breadth and quality, it is arguably unmatched by any other single museum in the world.

The National Gallery, London, celebrates its bicentenary with a full-colour Big Birthday Weekend

Music, poetry, and Renaissance selfies are on the menu and—for two nights only—the Trafalgar Square frontage will be lit up with a dazzling, projection-mapped show on the museum's 200-year history

Gabriele Finaldi welcomes a ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity to rethink London’s National Gallery

As the London museum celebrates its 200th birthday, its director speaks to The Art Newspaper about plans to reopen the Sainsbury Wing in May 2025, rehang the collection and consider work on a further extension

Revealed: London's National Gallery will stage a Van Gogh blockbuster as part of its 2024 bicentenary celebrations

Star loans include The Bedroom, Garden of the Asylum and—of course—the exhibition will show the museum's own Sunflowers