Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Artist protests against war outside Russian Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Russian artist Vadim Zakharov was stopped by Italian police

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

From a Gauguin impersonation to fire raining from the sky, here are the best exhibitions in the city's former shipyards

Major work by late Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón a no-show at Venice Biennale because of war in Ukraine

The work is held at the Ludwig Museum in St. Petersburg, making it "impossible" to be shown in the Biennale's main exhibition

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Giardini

From America's African facelift to the scents of hope and fear, here are the exhibitions we loved at the heart of the big event

Prizesnews

Contemporary drag and fruity sculpture: Turner Prize 2022 shortlist announced

Exhibition for the award returns to Tate Liverpool this October after a 15-year hiatus

Punching bag bearing name of convicted dealer Mary Boone features in New York show on Basquiat’s found objects

Nahmad Contemporary exhibition brings together works made from detritus dotted around the city’s streets and subways

Belgian pavilion: Francis Alÿs explores the world through child’s play

Artist’s film for the Biennale is part of his 20-year examination of human behaviour through children’s games

French pavilion: Once-banned movie about Algerian war of independence inspires cinematic installation

Artist Zineb Sedira puts Algerian film under the spotlight, as country marks 60 years as a sovereign state

Hot on the heels of Tate commission, Hew Locke chosen to transform Met museum façade

Guyanese-British artist will create four sculptures that draw on the New York museum's collection

Picasso’s muse as sea creature—will it break $100m at Sotheby's New York sale?

Femme nue couchée was shown in Tate blockbuster exhibition in 2018

London's Brent Biennial to explore immigrant, feminist and queer traditions

North-west London borough of Brent will host 12 artists’ projects in 12 different venues and public spaces

Newly attributed Michelangelo drawing expected to make €30m at Christie’s Paris next month

Formerly attributed to “the school of Michelangelo”, experts now say the nude sketch is by the master's own hand

Book Clubfeature

Take a fresh look: a new little history of art offers a global perspective

In her forthcoming book, Charlotte Mullins aims to challenge the “myopic prioritisation of male Western art” in earlier art history publications

Philip Guston painting could make $30m, potentially breaking the artist's auction record

The sale at Sotheby's New York in May will coincide with the delayed opening of the controversial exhibition Philip Guston Now in Boston

Unesco under pressure to pull world heritage meeting from Russia

UK culture minister, Auschwitz Memorial and Europa Nostra call for the June event to be relocated following Russian invasion of Ukraine

Tracey Emin’s massive sculpture honouring her mother finally arrives in Oslo

The 18-tonne piece should be in place outside the Munch Museum this summer

Qatarnews

Qatar ramps up cultural programme ahead of Fifa World Cup with three new museums

Rem Koolhaas and Herzog & de Meuron selected to design new institutions

British Council workers strike over planned cuts that could reduce arts team by up to 20%

The UK’s international organisation for cultural relations has been subject to a number of cost-reduction exercises in the past year amid a massive funding shortfall

Russian dealers make way for Ukrainian galleries at Liste fair in June

Fragment and Osnova galleries will give their stands to The Naked Room and Voloshyn from Kyiv

Tehran museum director fired after artist plunges into oil pool during acrobatic performance blunder

Yaser Khaseb fell into a 1977 installation by the Japanese artist Noriyuki Haraguchi in the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Russia bombs Mariupol art school sheltering 400 civilians, Ukraine claims

Women, children and elderly residents were among those in the G12 Art School building that was destroyed this weekend, according to local authorities

UK sanctions Russian oligarch behind major Fabergé egg loan to V&A exhibition

Ukrainian-born mining billionaire Viktor Vekselberg lent the first Imperial Easter egg to the London museum through his foundation

Scathing UK parliament report deems £120m post-Brexit culture festival Unboxed an 'irresponsible use of public money'

But UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport defends the nationwide initiative, saying that it will help create jobs