Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Qatarnews

Two Qatar exhibitions put Doha's vast forthcoming Art Mill Museum in the spotlight

The show will include contemporary art commissions by artists such as French-born Yasmina Benabderrahmane and Istanbul-based Ali Kazma

Shirin Neshat joins protests against Iran's worsening human rights situation with new digital works

Pieces in West Hollywood and London's Piccadilly are a reaction to the death of 22-year-old student Mahsa Amini, after being detained by authorities in the country

UK court of appeal rules Colston statue toppling a 'violent' act—but protestors still 'not guilty'

Case was escalated after some Conservative MPs criticised the acquittal of the four protestors who removed the public monument

Art Basel's Paris+ fair to show ambitious commissions across city's major landmarks

Public art programme Sites will replace Hors les Murs—the outdoor sculpture event hosted by Fiac—Paris's once-unrivalled contemporary fair

Artist smears blood and hair on Iranian embassy in protest at Mahsa Amini’s death

The Kurdish activist Zehra Doğan has been released after a brief detention by German authorities, but may still face charges

Pakistan’s heritage has suffered the brutal effects of record monsoon rains—what happens now?

As Unesco pledges $350,000 to safeguard sites, questions are raised about the country’s long-term commitment to restoring and protecting key locations in the face of the climate crisis

New York human rights organisation surpasses target for relocating Afghan artists fleeing Taliban

The Artistic Freedom Initiative is resettling 23 arts professionals and 38 family members in the US in the wake of the insurgency

Spain's Prado museum releases list of works with murky civil war and Francoist provenance

Up to 62 works in the collection, including paintings by Joaquín Sorolla and François Boucher copies, could be returned to their original owners under the current investigation

Lights go out early at the Louvre in bid to slash high energy costs

Paris museum's pyramid joins the Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay and Chateau Versailles in French government initiative to save power

Will the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square be reserved for a statue of Queen Elizabeth II?

Questions raised about the fate of the capital’s most prominent platform for contemporary art

Prizesnews

Ai Weiwei and museum architects Sanaa win £100,000 Praemium Imperiale art prizes

The annual award, under the patronage of Japan’s Imperial Family, spans five categories including painting, sculpture and architecture

Decision to ban pro-Palestine films engulfs Documenta 15 exhibition in another censorship row

Members of the finding committee—including Tate Modern director, Frances Morris—condemn the advisory group’s decision to pull the works

Dozens of museum shows across Europe and US will mark 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death next year

Artist’s controversial relationships with women will be examined through "the prism of feminism", including via a dedicated Brooklyn Museum exhibition co-curated by comedian Hannah Gadsby

Documentary on Nan Goldin’s campaign against the Sacklers wins the Golden Lion in Venice

Laura Poitras’s All the Beauty and the Bloodshed presents artist's efforts to bring some family members to justice following her own recovery from opioid addiction

Is art censorship on the rise? How freedom of expression is being curbed across the globe

Plus, a striking photograph by Diane Arbus and the Guggenheim Bilbao at 25

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With royal approval: UK's arts organisation chiefs on how they have benefitted from the Queen’s patronage

Support from the Queen has been crucial to the functioning of a number of Britain's arts institutions

Metanews

Meta London unveils art commissions at vast King’s Cross office complex

Works on show by Yinka Ilori, Mary Evans and Jeremy Hutchison who aims to explore Mark Zuckerberg’s "business model"

Jailed Cuban artist receives €50,000 inaugural Prince Claus Impact award

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara is one of six artists to be honoured by the Dutch NGO

In surprise move, contemporary art specialist Christine Macel takes the reins at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris

Previously chief curator at Centre Pompidou since 2000, she also organised the French Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale

Rachel Whiteread and Roger Hiorns shortlisted for major new UK land art project

The Deep Time initiative on West Cumbria coastline also includes works by Susan Philipsz and Ryan Gander

Trigger Warning: a new column on censorship in art today, from must-read books to which algorithms are policing creative content

Our chief contributing editor Gareth Harris will examine attacks on freedom of artistic expression and issues like ‘cancel culture’, providing valuable insights and context

Scholar finds sketch of Michelangelo in margin of book

Fifteenth-century edition of The Divine Comedy includes witty drawing of Renaissance master at work on a sculpture, claims James Hall

After Poussin and Botticelli, UK Parliament is latest eco-activist target

Unesco site is targeted by more than 50 protestors from the group Extinction Rebellion

Revamped Museum of Islamic Art in Doha to reopen with more than 1,000 new objects

After 18-month closure, Qatar gallery to relaunch on 5 October in time for Fifa World Cup

Shipwrecks ahoy? Unesco's underwater mission scours sea bed off Italy for archaeological treasures

A dozen marine archaeologists are currently searching in an area that was once one of the busiest maritime routes in the world

Immerse yourself in Venice in Paris… more crowd-pleasing multimedia shows being launched

A “behind the scenes” tour of Venice is the latest project from Grand Palais Immersif

Sticky fingers: German climate activists strike museums four times in past week

Protestors from the Letzte Generation group have glued themselves to works by Rubens, Poussin and Cranach