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The smoocher’s guide to repatriation: a Mexican artist is using his tongue to draw attention to looting of his country’s heritage

Following a string of auction sales of ancient artefacts from Mexico, artist Pepx Romero is taking measures into his own lips

NFTnews

Counterfeit NFTs are creating major problems for digital platforms—but new tools to spot fakes are on the rise

Image recognition and data scraping technology are increasingly being used by the NFT community to protect intellectual property online

Warnews

‘Many in Russia stand with Ukraine’: Russian art scene fears further ostracisation as West set to impose sanctions

President Putin’s decision to send troops into Luhansk and Donetsk will severely punish an already beleaguered Russian culture sector

From artist residency to fully-fledged museum: Ghana's new space for contemporary African art prepares to open in March

Just a year after launching a studio programme in Accra, its ambitious young founder is turning it into a museum

Bauhaus, Baroque and Marcel Duchamp: Virgil Abloh's life in art

The fashion designer, who died on Sunday at the age of 41, had exhibitions at some of the world's leading art institutions and collaborated with major contemporary artists

Canadian museum closes Indigenous galleries to begin ‘the process of decolonisation’

The Royal British Columbia Museum will overhaul an entire floor of exhibits devoted to Indigenous and First Nations groups

Artist curator claims Art Toronto owes them back wages after unfair dismissal

When the fair went online-only during the pandemic last year, a planned section dedicated to queer and non-binary artists was cancelled

Flash flooding overwhelms Ljubljana’s cultural institutions

In the worst flood in Slovenia in nearly two centuries, the capital's most important theatre and Modern art museum have been damaged

Amid Taliban insurgency, culture sector fears looting as Kabul descends into chaos

British Council in Afghanistan among international heritage organisations that have suspended operations during the conflict

Art in motion: Autrostrada Biennale takes visitors on a journey through Kosovo

Third edition is spread between the cities of Prishtina, Prizren and Peja

Momentum biennial in Norway fires curator weeks before opening, prompting artists to withdraw work in solidarity

Organisers of the exhibition in Moss claim curator Théo-Mario Coppola "irreparably damaged" their relationship with the team

Stitching together a monument to sick kids, one bead at a time

Anishinaabe artist Nico Williams’s testament to the bravery of children facing difficult illnesses has been created using pieces that record every procedure, test or jab of a needle they undergo

Pared down and profit sharing: here are the sales from Art Dubai, this year’s first physical fair

Meanwhile, a crypto-art cruise during the fair indicates which way the wind may be blowing for future editions

NFTnews

'Complete bullshit': conceptual artist Matty Mo calls out Nifty Gateway after NFT platform pulls plug on sale of his works

Nifty Gateway executive says it is unable to keep up with the volume of drops released on its site

NFTnews

'We can use NFTs to support good causes': Pussy Riot mints and sells first NFT to raise money for women's shelters

The video, titled Terrestrial Paradise, was bought for around £128,000 by the Iranian-born art collector and political activist Amir Soleymani

Royal British Columbia Museum CEO Jack Lohman resigns, after internal report finds a ‘dysfunctional and toxic workplace’

An investigation into management was prompted by the departure of the museum’s head of Indigenous collection, who complained of racism and discrimination

LGBTQnews

Polish region loses €1.65m European heritage grant after declaring itself 'LGBT-free zone'

Norway Grants pulled the award after Podkarpackie councillors voted for a resolution to "resist the promotion of LGBT ideology"

Five Turkish students arrested over LGBTQ-themed work

Exhibition coincided with protests against the government's appointment of Melih Bulu as the new rector of Istanbul’s Bogazici University

Hungarian museum director faces backlash after comparing George Soros to Hitler

In an op-ed published this weekend, Szilard Demeter called the billionaire financier 'the liberal Führer'

Ulay’s legacy expands with his first major retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum show in Amsterdam is the largest ever on the performance artist

What's behind the red lightning bolt, the main symbol of Poland's pro-choice marches?

As thousands take to the streets to protest against a near-total ban on abortion, the graphic designer Ola Jasionowska tells us about creating the movement's logo

Armenian monuments in line of fire in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Unesco accused of turning a blind eye to destruction of heritage sites, as bitter skirmish between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the disputed territory drags on

Prizesnews

Cameroonian curator Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung awarded Berlin's highest state award

Ndikung, who founded Berlin art space SAVVY Contemporary, dedicated The Order of Merit of Berlin award to the "displaced people of Anglophone Cameroon"

Activist groups condemn 'unjust' imprisonment of Sudanese artists including award-winning filmmaker Hajooj Kuka

Human Rights Watch among the organisations criticising the decision by Khartoum court to convict pro-democracy collective that were rehearsing a performance

Polandnews

Culture figures unite against mounting anti-LGBTQ sentiment in Poland

Open letter—signed by prominent writers Olga Tokarczuk and Margaret Atwood—demands the release of imprisoned activist Malgorzata "Margot" Szutowicz