Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Public body Arts Council England at risk under new UK government review

Sector professionals raise concerns about minister Jacob Rees-Mogg’s intervention

In one of UK’s largest art commissioning programmes, 22 artists receive £2.5m to explore the impact of war

Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson among those selected to create new works through Imperial War Museums' 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund

Gilane Tawadros appointed director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London

The head of artist copyright society Dacs will replace Iwona Blazwick, who served as head of the East London institution for 20 years

Within hours of its unveiling, controversial Margaret Thatcher statue in Lincolnshire pelted with eggs

The bronze work was initially to be installed at the Houses of Parliament in London

‘Oh f***! Anybody can do art’: pop star Robbie Williams shows new paintings at Sotheby’s

Auction house is banking on musician’s Black and White Paintings co-created with Ed Godrich

Cambodia urges UK museums to investigate and return looted treasures allegedly handled by dealer Douglas Latchford

British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum now under scrutiny of Cambodian government

NFTnews

Material girl in the metaverse: Madonna and Beeple team up on an NFT triptych

Sale profits will go towards three non-profits supporting women and children worldwide

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From migration to Minecraft: shortlist for UK's Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022 is announced

Institutions in the running include Tŷ Pawb in Wrexham and Horniman Museum and Gardens in London

Artist Mandy El-Sayegh creates 'white cube' for public performances across London

Commission, which will take place in Piccadilly, Peckham, and East London, is part of London Gallery Weekend programme

London's National Gallery drops disgraced Sackler family name from its walls—will the V&A follow suit?

Victoria and Albert Museum is last major UK institution to retain the donors' name on its building, despite settlement agreement allowing its removal

America's racial reckoning: inside the controversial Guston show

Plus, London's new Queer Britain museum and a rediscovered work by Caterina Angela Pierozzi

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Rediscovered Schiele painting is turned into an NFT

The work, depicting the artist's uncle at a piano, will also go on long-term loan to Leopold Museum in Vienna

Banksynews

Who needs Banksy? Mural of actor Michael Sheen claims top spot in new street art trail in Port Talbot, Wales

Welsh town lost a work by the anonymous street artist but hopes to become new urban art hub

Art marketanalysis

UK art market: too little, too late?

Britain’s share of the global market is at its lowest in a decade and art imports have plummeted. Without government action, experts say, the fallout from Brexit could devastate the industry

Anny Shaw. With additional reporting by Gareth Harris
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What is the life of a muse like? Not as amusing as you may think

The subjects of great works of art have not always led the romanticised life we imagine, as examples from a new book show

Museum ethics body blasts dismissal of Polish museum director

Jaroslaw Suchan will be replaced at Łodz Museum of Art by the artist Andrzej Biernacki

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Artist Jan Fabre given 18-month suspended sentence for bullying and violence against five women—and will pay €1 symbolic compensation

Belgian court also charged the dance choreographer and director with indecent assault on one of the individuals

teamLab pushes on with plans for major new digital art museum in Saudi Arabia

Tokyo-based technology art organisation attends groundbreaking ceremony in Jeddah

Ukraine demolishes Kyiv monument symbolising friendship with Russia

The titanium People’s Friendship Arch above the statue will remain but be renamed the Arch of Freedom of the Ukrainian People

Turkish cultural activist Osman Kavala sentenced to life in prison

He has been found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government by an Istanbul court

Deborah Swallow retires as Courtauld director after 18 years

During her tenure she oversaw a £57m redevelopment of the London university's campus

In Edinburgh, an urn containing dust older than the sun provides an elegy to our disappearing world

Katie Paterson has ground materials from fossils to Iraq War ephemera as a comment on widespread ecological collapse

'Support this fight with your art': Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky addresses Venice Biennale artists and visitors

The president and his wife addressed attendees gathered at an exhibition of Ukrainian and international artists co-organised by the PinchukArtCentre and Victor Pinchuk Foundation