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Should the art world boycott China over its treatment of Uyghur people?

Plus, Van Gogh’s final months and master printer Kenneth Tyler on Helen Frankenthaler

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speakers Cristina Ruiz and Martin Bailey. Produced by Julia Michalska, Aimee Dawson, David Clack and Henrietta Bentall
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Is it raining again in the British Museum’s Parthenon gallery?

A leaking roof has delayed the reopening of seven galleries of Greek art

Chinanews

Uyghur tribunal reveals horrific abuses inside Xinjiang detention camps

Museums who partner with China need to know about the violence, says panel investigating alleged crimes against humanity

Carroll Dunham: You have to love painting to try and subvert it

During a new show at Galerie Max Hetzler, the American artist discusses the archetypal nudes in his canvases and his "uptight and conservative" attachment to painting

Meet Jade Montserrat, the Black artist who took on the British art establishment

As her first major solo show opens at Bosse & Baum during London Gallery Weekend, we speak to the artist about her art, her activism and what it was like growing up in rural Yorkshire

Prizesnews

Black Obsidian Sound System: 'Thanks for the Turner Prize nomination, here are our terms'

Group shortlisted by Tate for the prestigious contemporary art prize is calling out the institution’s hypocrisy and demanding working conditions that are “nurturing and supportive”

Pope cuts pay for clerics but not for Vatican Museum employees

After pandemic revenue crash, Vatican slashes its spending but protects all jobs

Serpentine drops Sackler name following ‘rebranding’

The London space formerly named after the now-disgraced family has been rechristened the Serpentine North Gallery

Santiago Sierra will soak British flag in blood of colonised peoples

The Spanish artist says the work recognises the devastation caused by empire

Poacher turned gamekeeper? Art world 'disruptor' Stefan Simchowitz opens Los Angeles gallery

“I support so many artists and I’d like to provide exhibition opportunities for them,” says the controversial dealer and art advisor

Ethiopian heritage under attack as reports of massacre emerge

Eyewitnesses say Eritrean military stormed an Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Axum, killing hundreds

Visitor crush at Vatican museums

Tourists left “shocked and afraid” by their experiences at the museum say Covid-19 security measures were not followed

Executed Chinese prisoners likely used in UK exhibition

Cadavers on display in 'Real Bodies' show were provided by Dalian-based firm known to have acquired corpses from police

Venice Biennale pleads with Christoph Büchel to return migrant boat to Sicily

Biennale officials and Sicilian town council call on artist to honour his commitment to return controversial Barca Nostra exhibit after one year

Liverpool Biennial director Fatos Üstek resigns after run-in with board of trustees

Two trustees, the artist Fiona Banner and the art lawyer Jon Sharples, also stepped down in support

Tate suspends curator for publicly criticising its decision to delay Guston show

Mark Godfrey has been disciplined after posting a long statement on his Instagram account describing postponement as "extremely patronising to viewers"

Ai Weiweiinterview

Ai Weiwei: If you do not question Chinese power, you are complicit with it—that goes for art organisations too

Dissident artist says that European museums in China are betraying their own values

Museums grapple with ethics of China projects

Institutions including the Tate, V&A and Pompidou are forging partnerships with the country despite terrible human rights abuses

Steve Bannon wins first major battle for medieval monastery

Italy retaliates with criminal prosecution of right-wing religious group funded by US President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist

Major Raphael show in Rome returns for three-month run

Securing the loan extensions was “really easy” says director of the Scuderie del Quirinale

'Like a permanent bank holiday': museums at greater risk of break-ins during lockdown

Reduced security staff and distracted police forces could lead to a rise in art thefts—but there are measures that can be taken to protect collections

Take a virtual tour of once-in-a-lifetime Raphael show in Rome that closed after four days due to coronavirus

Video is part of Italy's "Culture never stops!" initiative providing online access to cultural and heritage sites

Italynews

Steve Bannon wins again in battle against Italian ministry of culture

President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist wants to set up a nationalist bootcamp in an Italian monastery

President Trump blows up Native American grave site for his border wall

“Sacrilegious” act on Unesco-recognised site in Arizona which contains remains of Indigenous peoples

Climate activists take over British Museum in all-night protest against BP sponsorship

Organisers of the three-day action, the group BP or not BP?, called it the "largest protest in the history of the museum"

Angola freezes assets of billionaire and her art collector husband

Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, is married to Sindika Dokolo who has been working for years on repatriating works to the African continent

Steve Bannon’s nationalists can stay in medieval monastery (for now)

In the first round of a lengthy legal battle, an Italian court has ruled in favour of a right-wing Catholic organisation which the Ministry of Culture is trying to oust from a historic abbey

Culture ministry failed to vet right-wing religious group close to Steve Bannon

Decision to lease Italian medieval monastery to an organisation affiliated with President Trump’s former chief strategist is blamed on staff shortages

Is the $450m Salvator Mundi really on a Saudi yacht?

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s luxury vessel has unexpectedly circumnavigated Europe and docked in the Netherlands

Spain begins exhumation of General Franco's remains from civil war memorial

Country's ruling Socialist party has argued that far-right supporters attracted by the former dictator's tomb distract from the monument's real purpose

Green light for Leonardo's Vitruvian Man to go to Louvre

An Italian appellate court has overturned the ban on the loan of the celebrated drawing

Italian court blocks loan of Leonardo's Vitruvian Man to Louvre

The ruling also suspends the wider agreement for the exchange of works of art between France and Italy

Trevor Pagleninterview

Trevor Paglen on questioning the intelligence of AI

US artist’s new show at the Barbican continues his exploration into how artificial intelligence is shaping how organisations control us

If Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man goes on show at the Louvre, we won’t see it again for a decade

Italian conservationists say they may attempt to block the loan of the famous drawing

Leading online database to remove 600,000 images after art project reveals its racist bias

Artist Trevor Paglen and AI researcher Kate Crawford have investigated the troubling ways in which ImageNet classifies people

Boris Johnson’s Olympic mega-sculpture is £13m in debt

Visitors decline steeply at ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor in east London

Former Venice Biennale director launches satirical Instagram attack on Italian government

Francesco Bonami's new political party EXAGERAMOS! promises to introduce new laws including forbidding contemporary art in museums

Ibrahim Mahama's ghosts of Ghana. Plus, China's epic Picasso show

We speak to the Ghanaian artist as he unveils a major new commission at the Whitworth as part of the Manchester International Festival. Plus, we find out about the Picasso blockbuster at UCCA in Beijing. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke, Cristina Ruiz and Lisa Movius. Produced by David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Art Basel and William Kentridge

As his show opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel, we talk to the South African artist about his latest works. Plus, we look at the 50th edition of the Art Basel fair. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speakers Cristina Ruiz and Melanie Gerlis. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

Dear Christoph Büchel, this is how you provide context

An exhibition about migrant deaths at sea provides the information missing from the Swiss-Icelandic artist’s display in Venice

Interview: William Kentridge on his life lessons

Self-interrogation is central to the work of the South African artist, whose latest piece on show at the Kunstmuseum Basel poses a series of questions that get half-answered

Italy blocks Steve Bannon’s plans for nationalist bootcamp in medieval monastery

Despite eviction procedures, the US strategist’s collaborator says they will fight to stay in the 13th-century building

Fierce debate over Christoph Büchel's Venice Biennale display of boat that sank with hundreds locked in hull

Up to 1,100 may have died on board the fishing vessel; critics say its display is grossly insensitive at best while others describe it as a powerful reminder of exploitation

We've chosen the best of the art in Venice, now here's the worst

We’ve seen a lot of exhibitions in the city so you don’t have to

Three exhibitions to see in Venice this weekend

From Tuymans's Third Reich paintings, to Kounellis's poor materials, there's more to see in the city than the Venice Biennale

Exhibitions during the Venice Biennale: a festival of painting

Among the many official “collateral” exhibitions connected to the Biennale and independently organised shows, painting is noticeably abundant

Artists protest Tate decision to resume ties with Anthony d’Offay

Over 35 artists and curators have signed an open letter to the institution asking it to reveal details of its investigations into allegations of sexual harassment made against the retired dealer

Italynews

Battle over Bannon’s nationalist bootcamp in Italian monastery

Protests against the right-wing group’s takeover of a 13th-century cloister are growing

France launches international architecture competition to rebuild Notre Dame's collapsed spire

French Prime Minister wants to crown the building with a “spire adapted to the techniques and challenges of our times”

Notre Dame benefits from the battle of the billionaires

Competitive philanthropy can help save France’s flagship cathedral

Luc Tuymansinterview

Luc Tuymans: ‘People are becoming more and more stupid, insanely stupid’

As a major new exhibition of his work opens in Venice, the Belgian painter explains how painting can help us confront our own ignorance

Sackler Trust charity in UK suspends all new gifts

The move is a “face-saving” measure says US photographer and activist Nan Goldin

Collectors pledge support for contemporary art in Italy

Private spaces throughout the country are uniting to host a joint show in the face of government funding cuts

'We want Salvator Mundi' for Leonardo blockbuster, Louvre says

Claims that it had "cancelled plans" to show the work are "fake information", the museum says

Monty Python snub 'pretentious' Victoria and Albert Museum

Comedy troupe was planning a show at the institution but clashed over the title

Enigmatic Gino De Dominicis subject of complex fakes investigation in Italy

Market for Italian artist’s works slows as police investigation into alleged forgeries scares off some collectors

Italy blocks Leonardo loans for Louvre anniversary show

Populist government says sending paintings to French museum would put Italy 'on the margins of a great cultural event'

Heart-stopping: man has heart attack in front of Botticelli

Another tourist had an epileptic fit in front of the artist's Venus in 2016

DR Congo to request restitution of works from former coloniser Belgium

Country's president Joseph Kabila made the announcement ahead of opening of revamped Africa Museum outside Brussels

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