Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Why the artist Tacita Dean is rooting for Oppenheimer at the Oscars

Advocate for photochemical film says director Christopher Nolan is saving cinema

Iwona Blazwick stands down as Istanbul Biennial curator—event postponed until 2025

A row erupted last summer over transparency issues concerning her appointment

Iraqi artist Mohammed Sami, witness to war, to take over Blenheim Palace

Goldsmiths graduate will draw inspiration from the 18th-century UK stately home

'Shameful waste of money'? New King Charles portrait causes controversy

Official photograph by Hugo Burnand depicts monarch in full military regalia and will be offered to every UK public body in £8m scheme

Detained Cuban artist and activist releases latest statement from prison

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara was imprisoned on charges of contempt and insult to national symbols when widespread protests swept the nation in 2021

Plazas and pottery: oldest Amazonian cities uncovered in major archaeological discovery in Ecuador

Lidar light detection technology helped scientists to see beneath the foliage and discover the 2500-year-old settlement

Revealed: the latest set of pictures adorning UK prime minister’s house

Nine works from the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle, displayed as part of the “museum in residence” programme, are a mirror to life in the north-east of England

What to look out for in 2024: market predictions and must-see exhibitions

From the Venice Biennale to the Harlem Renaissance at the Met

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Tim Schneider, Jane Morris and Gareth Harris. Produced by David Clack, Julia Michalska and Alexander Morrison

Artist Tania Bruguera urges Italian government to 'take a stance' after hundreds give fascist salute at Rome rally

The event reportedly took place to mark the 46th anniversary of the killing of three neo-fascists on Via Acca Larentia in southeast Rome

Who wants to be the next British Museum director? Post advertised with a salary of £216,000

Successful candidate will have their work cut out for them to restore the institution's reputation after last year's theft scandal

Young British artist Flora Yukhnovich to unveil new works at Wallace Collection

The art market star known for reinterpreting Rococo classics will take over a staircase space at the London institution

UK arts funding: Nottingham institutions under threat as Windsor & Maidenhead pledges to maintain arts services

Austerity continues to bite for art galleries and museums as non-statutory cultural budgets are slashed

Kevser Güler named new director of Istanbul Biennial

The decision comes in the aftermath of a controversy surrounding the appointment of the exhibition's curator

UK local council wants to cut all arts funding in latest austerity move

Suffolk County Council wants to slash £500,000 for culture, which could put local museums at risk

Medieval cemetery with crouching bodies and rare artefacts unearthed near Cardiff airport

French glass and African pottery suggest individuals buried are of high status

Pompeii prison bakery—discovered during recent excavations—opens to the public

Regio IX area, one of nine neighbourhoods, was made publicly accessible this week

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Caroline Campbell on the ways in which cities have shaped art history

The director of the National Gallery of Ireland provides an alternative view of the history of art in her new book

Polish pavilion selection at Venice Biennale gets political as rejected artist cries censorship

Ignacy Czwartos was chosen to represent Poland but his exhibition concept has been ditched by the new government

Venice city council proposes limiting tourist groups and banning loudspeakers

Latest measures are attempt to stem mass tourism and conserve the historic city

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Tackling misconceptions around Pauline Boty—new publication evaluates late artist's contribution to British Pop art

A tragic figure whose 'promise went mostly unfulfilled', her legacy is now being revisited afresh

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UK New Year Honours—Venice Biennale artist Sonia Boyce made a dame; stained glass supremo Brian Clarke is knighted

NPG chief Nicholas Cullinan, Southbank’s Elaine Bedell and Nick Merriman of Horniman Museum all receive OBEs

Mongolia mulls restitution claims after identifying objects held abroad

Country’s culture minister calls for research into artefacts held by British institutions and also announces a Royal Academy show

From Phyllida Barlow to Angela Flowers—remembering the artists, collectors, curators and gallerists who died in 2023

The artists Vivan Sundaram and Françoise Gilot, collectors Harald Falckenberg and Barry Humphries plus curator Vincent Honoré were also lost to the art world this year

Artists and curators pay tribute to performance pioneer Pope.L who has died aged 68

The artist, known for his Crawl series, treated 'absurdity of racism in an unflinching way’

Bige Örer, director of the Istanbul Biennial, steps down after tumultuous year

Turkish arts chief says her decision is not prompted by controversy over curator selection

Nazi-looted Dutch Golden Age painting returned to Goudstikker heir

Latest restitution of work by Cornelis van Haarlem is part of years-long campaign to reunite works with family of Dutch-Jewish dealer

A daring pairing—London gallery to launch joint exhibition featuring Beryl Cook and Tom of Finland

Studio Voltaire is seeking works by Cook who is known for her depictions of bolder, bigger women