Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Penske Media expands art publishing empire with acquisition of Artforum

New York journal joins ARTnews and Art in America under same corporate umbrella

The top art books of 2022—chosen by The Art Newspaper's books team

Struggling for Christmas gifts? Take a look at the publications we enjoyed over the past year—from an exploration of art and motherhood to an interrogation of the culture wars

US campaign group sues Smithsonian over return of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

Restitution Study Group have lost their first legal battle but insist the case is still pending

Marlene Dumas donates Mouth painting about women's rights for Amnesty International sale

Ai Weiwei and Richard Serra have also given works to the auction taking place at Sotheby's Paris

Naples exhibition reveals how the city was the perfect foil for Artemisia Gentileschi

The painter, arguably Europe’s greatest female Old Master, had a flourishing workshop in the southern Italian city, interacting with key contemporaries there

Awardsnews

National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh gets annual Freelands Award

Prize worth £110,000 enables Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to host first UK museum show dedicated to Tanzanian-born artist Everlyn Nicodemus

Cheeky ATM installation that shows users' bank balances sells for $75,000 and will go on public display in Miami

Work that showed a public leaderboard of the richest people at Art Basel in Miami Beach will now stay in the city

Art Basel in Miami Beach sales report: dealers brace for gloomier times ahead

The fair saw healthy sales, particularly at the market’s top end, but many galleries are wary of a downturn

Anny Shaw. With additional reporting by Gareth Harris

Tania Bruguera pays tribute to political prisoners in Miami performance

The artist and activist staged a performance at El Espacio 23 during Miami Art Week "to remind people what is happening in Cuba right now"

Sports stars spotted at Art Basel in Miami Beach VIP preview

Venus Williams and Amar’e Stoudemire among the big-hitters at the fair

Random International’s newest work combines an immersive experience with NFTs

The light work "Living Room" is one several interactive pieces on show for Miami Art Week

Who is the richest person at Art Basel Miami Beach? ATM reveals users' bank balances

Cheeky installation by art collective MSCHF, on show with Perrotin Gallery, will publicly display a leaderboard of customer’s funds

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Losing the battle: Cuba’s dissident artists find ways around censorship despite government crackdown

Since the passage of the country’s repressive Decree 349, the state has gone to great lengths to silence critical voices—but artists refuse to be silenced

Andy Warhol exhibition to be staged in the Saudi Arabian desert

The show—described as an "introduction" for many in the region to the late gay artist—is being organised by the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh

Hear them roar: Peter Doig and Ai Weiwei make tiger rugs for charity initiative

The profits of the sale will go towards tiger conservation efforts in countries including Bangladesh and China

Arts group takes on Polish government over political interference in cultural institutions

US-based Artistic Freedom Initiative will challenge in EU court the Polish government, saying it is “suppressing free and open artistic expression”

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'Everyone will be far poorer': England's art organisations respond to 'short-sighted and foolish' national funding cuts

Learning and community outreach programmes under threat as Arts Council England funding shift wreaks deep financial damage on institutions

Climate activists target billionaire François Pinault's private collection in Paris

Demonstrators poured orange paint over the US artist Charles Ray's Horse and Rider

Qatarnews

Artists protest against human rights abuses in Qatar as Fifa World Cup opens

Andrei Molodkin and Jens Galschiøt have created works highlighting the deaths of workers who helped build tournament stadiums in the gulf state

Historic London foundry that made Big Ben's bells could be saved from hotel development

The digital heritage preservation company Factum Foundation and conservation group Re-Form Heritage plan to buy the site and hold it in perpetuity as a working foundry

Mass protest against Iran's human rights abuses staged at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Protesters gathered at Lacma to mark the Zahedan massacre as well as draw attention to the suppression and imprisonment of protesters and activists

Mark Hallett appointed director of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London

He joins from Yale University's Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and will now oversee the next phase of the Courtauld's £57m redevelopment project

Activists 'severely underestimate the fragility' of objects: 92 museum directors speak out against climate protests

The signatories of the open letter include the directors of the Musée du Louvre and New York's Museum of Modern Art

Unboxed festival under new management as chief Martin Green joins Eurovision

Anticipated audience figures for event dubbed the Festival of Brexit will be released later this month

Benin bronzes online database goes live with details of thousands of looted artefacts

"Digital Benin" catalogue gathers together information on objects stolen from the Kingdom of Benin and now held in collections around the world

Italy's Uffizi Galleries forced to stay shut over public holiday due to staff shortage

Culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano criticises museum for not opening on the Monday before All Saints Day but director Eike Schmidt says government must step in to find "reinforcements"

Oil sketch in Dutch museum could be by Rembrandt, says art historian

The work, housed at The Hague's Museum Bredius, will now undergo further study by Rijksmuseum experts