Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Billionaire collector Nicolas Berggruen snaps up his second Venetian palace

Scheduled to open in 2024, Palazzo Diedo will house an exhibition and art residency space

France launches €1m fund to help Ukrainian and ‘dissident Russian’ artists fleeing war

Culture ministry initiative will offer three-month residencies and an emergency telephone service

Major Surrealist paintings make auction debut at Sotheby's Paris, including Picabia's very modern muse

The 25-lot sale tomorrow includes works that reflect "how irrational, how ugly, and how challenging the modern world can be"

Here's how you can help the Ukraine aid effort by buying art

Auction houses, galleries, online platforms and artists are selling works for charities helping those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Here is a selection

British museums including Tate and V&A not part of UK government's new Saudi culture deal

The partnership, signed in February, will focus on collaborations in the film, museum and heritage sectors between the two nations

Smithsonian to return its collection of Benin bronzes to Nigeria

Restitution agreement must still be approved by the museum's Board of Regents

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What now? Lessons for the art world in the BLM and #MeToo era

In a new book Farah Nayeri says that “cancel culture” is nothing new, politics and art have always been intertwined—but now it is citizens, not kings and popes, who call the shots

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Q&A | Osman Yousefzada on wrapping a department store and having early works destroyed by his family

The artist and designer tells us about his new memoir, which details growing up in Birmingham and taking his mum to a museum for the first time to see his installation of her bedroom

Pillar of Shame sculpture honouring Tiananmen Square victims shown in Budapest after Hong Kong removal

Copy of 1997 work erected on street, renamed to honour alleged human rights victims in China

Science Museum Group director hands back award from Putin in protest against Russian invasion

Ian Blatchford received the Pushkin Medal from Russia's president in 2015 after he led an exhibition of Soviet spacecraft and artefacts

UK's £120m post-Brexit culture festival launches at last, lighting up Scotland cathedral

Government-funded initiative Unboxed costs £120m and will include an oil rig installation from the North Sea

Museum ethics organisation criticises ‘forced resignation’ of Manchester gallery director

Cimam is demanding "greater clarity" over the reasons for Alistair Hudson’s proposed removal

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What will happen to Russia's treasures on loan in London and Paris?

Imperial Fabergé eggs and Impressionist masterpieces are some of the works currently in shows in Europe

Artist Hew Locke to re-work historic statue of Queen Victoria in Birmingham city centre

As debate over controversial monuments rages on, new project will be part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival culture programme linked to the Commonwealth Games

Former Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky is leading peace talks with Ukraine

Controversial political figure was in post for eight years from 2012

Oscar Murillo among slew of artists to pull out of Manchester show in protest at treatment of reportedly ousted director

More than 20 artists have withdrawn from British Art Show 9 in support of "political freedom, and artistic expression in cultural institutions and universities across the UK"

UK arts 'levelling up' plan—designed to redirect funding outside of London—blasted by city's mayor

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries wants to redress "huge historic imbalance" in regional investment but mayor Sadiq Khan says it is "a devastating blow" to the creative sector

Manchester gallery director forced out over Palestine statement in exhibition

Alistair Hudson, head of the Whitworth, leaves over text in Forensic Architecture's show last year

National Portrait Gallery in London ends BP sponsorship after 30 years

Spokeswoman for the oil company says it is looking at new ways to best use its resources in order to become net-zero by 2050

New €35m Kunsthalle Praha gallery backed by private collectors opens in the Czech capital

Former electric substation converted into contemporary art hub by Pudil Family Foundation

Jordanian artist Mona Saudi—who made abstract sculptures in stone—has died, aged 76

Several of her works are held in the British Museum collection and a major public work stands outside Paris's Institut du monde arabe

Making fun of mental health? Van Gogh ‘earaser’ and ‘tortured artist’ soap removed from Courtauld gift shop

London gallery says it never meant to "present an insensitive or dismissive attitude" to mental health issues

First Frieze Los Angeles since pandemic began opens this week in new Beverly Hills venue—minus a sculpture park

Organisers and galleries are banking on “pent-up desire” to make this year’s edition a success

Ignored by the art world until her 80s, abstract artist Carmen Herrera has died, aged 106

Tributes paid to ‘extraordinary artist’ and her dazzling ‘hard-edge’ works