Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

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 Harris

Collector's Eye: John Marquez

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

Cuban artists shine a light on state repression

Amid calls to boycott the Havana Biennial, artists and dealers are using Miami Art Week as a bullhorn

Benjamin Sutton. with additional reporting by Gareth Harris

Confessions of a dealer: David Castillo

We speak to the established Miami dealer about life-affirming breakfasts, why dealers are taste-makers and his love for Leonora Carrington

Maurizio Cattelan: 'Life is often tragic and comedic at the same time'

The artist behind 2019's viral banana installation talks to us about his newest pigeon sculptures at Miami, what he hopes his art communicates to audiences, and why it was important for him to create a 9/11 memorial

‘Chinese Banksy’ hits Miami streets

Badiucao's wild poster campaign focuses on country's human rights violations

Apocalyptic beach performance that took top Venice Biennale prize is coming to London

Sun & Sea (Marina) will be staged next summer at the Albany arts centre in Deptford as part of Lewisham’s year as London Borough of Culture

Egypt's ancient road of 1,000 sphinxes, buried under sand for centuries, unveiled in spectacular ceremony

The path, which was rediscovered in 1949, connects the temples of Luxor and Karnak in the east of the country

Tate Britain director defends museum against accusations of ‘cancelling Hogarth’

Critics round on exhibition’s alternative interpretations of Hogarth paintings, describing them as "wokeish drivel"

Garage Museum expands in Gorky park with move into historic Hexagon pavilion

Sanaa architects masterplan turns 1920s site in Moscow into vast exhibition space and library

Qatarnews

Mass public art programme kicks off in Doha before Fifa World Cup

Works by Tom Claassen, Bruce Nauman and Isa Genzken are among the first of the initiative’s 40 sculptures to be installed

London museum wants to move controversial slaver statue to 'less prominent space'

Museum of the Home trustees vote to relocate the sculpture after UK government pressured them to keep it

Boris Johnson says British Museum trustees must decide fate of the Parthenon Marbles

The British Prime Minister met with Greek leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who reiterates that the ancient sculptures should be shown at the Acropolis Museum

UK puts temporary export ban on Tipu Sultan tiger's head—but commentators claim it was looted in the 18th century

The finial, valued at £1.5m, is one of eight golden heads that adorned the throne of the so-called Tiger of Mysore, which was broken up by British East India Company forces after his defeat in 1799

‘Passion and compassion in her poetry and painting’—tributes paid to Lebanese artist Etel Adnan who has died, aged 96

The writer and abstract artist currently has an exhibition on at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York

Greek prime minister ramps up demands for return of Parthenon Marbles

Kyriakos Mitsotakis wants to send ‘cultural treasures’ in exchange for ‘stolen’ sculptures

'End BP sponsorship of British Museum': 90 heritage professionals sign open letter against oil giant

Archaeologists and museum professionals "urge" institution to cut ties with British Petroleum company

‘Moving beyond Instagram’s Black Square’: new £800,000 grant aims to support UK artists of colour

Freelands Foundation announces funding for residencies and development programmes at leading art institutions to tackle racial inequality

‘We are in need of a new beauty’: Pope opens new contemporary art gallery in historic Vatican library

"Cultures become sick when they become self-referential," says Pope Francis at gallery launch

Slaves' room unearthed in Pompeii reveals lives of marginalised citizens

Previous discoveries made during the excavation of the Civita Giuliana villa include a ceremonial chariot and the bodies of two men

Removal of Welsh slave trader painting from National Museum Cardiff is ‘censoring history’, says BBC broadcaster

Newsreader Huw Edwards will now be invited to the museum to hear more about the reinterpretation process

Crime news

Trial begins for Spanish museum director accused of spending €3.4m on forged works

Consuelo Císcar, the former director of the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, is said to have bought works attributed to Gerardo Rueda—but that were painted by his son

Book Clubfeature

Marcel Duchamp monograph released more than 60 years after it first appeared in print

Historic texts by critic Robert Lebel in facsimile edition explore how the conceptual art pioneer adopted his female alter ego and cemented his reputation in America

Giant tribute to the Queen gets green light—but locals call 55m-high sculpture ‘invasive’

Artist Simon Hitchens says work planned for Northumberland moor is "inspired by the rugged and undulating landscape" but local campaign group says it is too "industrial"

Conservatives scrap arts premium for schools promised in 2019 UK general election manifesto

Arts education policy amounting to £270m was missing from autumn budget announcement last week

More turmoil at UK Science Museum Group as two trustees step down over ties to coal conglomerate

Hannah Fry and Jo Foster quit museum as it partners with Indian company Adani to sponsor a new "green" gallery, due to open in 2023

Cop26news

Climate crisis warnings—including from Greta Thunberg—beamed onto Tate Modern's tower by artist Jenny Holzer

The travelling installation will head to Scotland for Cop26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, which starts this weekend

Cop26news

Cop26: six eco works popping up in Glasgow (and beyond) for the UN Climate Change Conference

From neon warnings, to flags and polar bears, artists are highlighting the climate crisis

Andrew Lloyd-Webber on why he commissioned eight monumental Shakespearian paintings for a London theatre

Artist Maria Kreyn’s depictions of King Lear and Othello go on show as part of Theatre Royal Drury Lane's £60m revamp

Londonnews

Installations and murals by Ugo Rondinone and Pae White to be unveiled in major revamp of London's Paddington station

The regeneration scheme includes a building ­designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano that has been dubbed the “ice cube”

England's culture sector to receive £850m in extra funding from Treasury

The budget, to be announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday, has earmarked £300m for museums to "redevelop and refurbish their sites"

Centre Pompidou's three-year closure delayed until after the Paris Olympics—but will it now miss its own 50th anniversary?

Crucial renovations will happen after the games in 2024, putting a question mark over whether the gallery will be open for its 50-year celebrations in 2027

Head over to Sotheby's in London for a chance to see Frida Kahlo's $30m self-portrait before it goes under the hammer

Hitting the block at Sotheby's next month, Diego y yo (Diego and I), painted in 1949, could become the most valuable Latin American work ever sold at auction

Same city, new venue: Fiac returns to Paris, but eco-conscious galleries say they plan to cut back on art fairs

Sales at the French fair were generally healthy, but David Zwirner felt it lacked "the vibrancy of Frieze"

Survival of the fittest: join artists for 12-hour live drawing session inspired by Charles Darwin

The virtual drawing marathon takes place 23 October on the South South platform

Art marketpreview

Is Paris worth it? Back-to-back Frieze and Fiac fairs have dealers questioning whether they can do both

As Fiac opens its doors this week, gallerists reflect on the importance of participating in the French fair

Castello di Rivoli helps bring Afghan artist and curator to Italy

Abdul Wasi Rahraw Omarzad set up a school for women artists and Afghanistan’s only art journal

Too much too young? The double-edged sword of early success for artists

As British painters in their 20s and 30s are commanding huge sums for their work, how does the market frenzy affect their career in the longer term?

Covid and Brexit issues delay monumental sculpture arriving at Frieze

Shortage of materials and transport problems mean Daniel Arsham's public work has only just arrived in London

Strong sales at 1-54 fair—with more African dealers than ever

Twenty galleries from Africa are among 47 exhibitors at the fair in London this week, with some taking advantage of the UK's newly relaxed pandemic travel rules

Taking a stand: climate crisis tops agenda as Frieze London returns

Fair shines a spotlight on the Gallery Climate Coalition’s campaign for a more sustainable, less wasteful art world

London's calling: John Giorno’s seminal project inviting people to 'Dial-a-Poem' goes on show during Frieze

The audio work by the late US artist will feature in an exhibition at Almine Rech's gallery and at its booth at the art fair

Plaque added near controversial Cecil Rhodes statue polarises critics and academics

Oxford professor and curator Dan Hicks calls the sign an “embarrassment”

‘Radical’ late fabric works by Louise Bourgeois to go on show at London’s Hayward Gallery

The first major exhibition to focus on the textile pieces that the late Paris-born artist made in the final phase of her career will open in February 2022

Hell is here and now, says curator of show inspired by Dante's Inferno

Exhibition at Rome's Scuderie del Quirinale looks at Hell in art throughout the ages, from medieval torture to 20th-century concentration camps

'Don't go drink mojitos in a fun bubble': Tania Bruguera calls on art world to boycott 14th Havana Biennial over state violence

Artist and activist who has fled her home country says it is “immoral” to travel to Cuba "when there are so many people [there] who have been wrongfully imprisoned”

Prizesnews

Bradford, Southampton and the county of Cornwall make the UK City of Culture 2025 longlist

But Banksy ‘spraycation’ towns are eliminated from the competition

City of London U-turn on historic statues means slave trader sculptures will stay in place

William Beckford and John Cass figures will be "retained and explained", as recommended by the UK government

Trio of French exhibitions will celebrate the late artist Christian Boltanski this month

Shows at the Centre Pompidou, Louvre and the Palace of Versailles explore the life and works of the conceptual artist

'An abandonment of culture': artists Anish Kapoor and Jeremy Deller criticise severe cuts at British Council

Government support for the UK's international organisation for cultural relations will be significantly reduced or cease altogether in 20 countries

British Museum should review its position on the Parthenon Marbles, Unesco body says

Greece's culture minister says the issue is of intergovernmental nature rather than a matter for the British Museum

Climate scientist stands down as adviser to London's Science Museum over fossil fuel sponsorship

Chris Rapley, a professor of climate science at University College London, disagrees with the museum's "ongoing willingness to accept oil and gas company sponsorship"

Custard Apple, breadfruit and soursop sculptures honouring the Windrush generation unveiled in east London

Veronica Ryan's marble and bronze works are the first in a series of monuments dedicated to the Caribbean people who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971

Second presenter from right-wing GB News channel appointed trustee of a UK museum

Former Brexit Party candidate Inaya Folarin Iman joins board of the National Portrait Gallery in London

Lawnews

Trial date set for Belgian artist Jan Fabre following three-year #MeToo investigation

Choreographer faces charges of sexual harassment and indecent assault