Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Hear them roar: Peter Doig and Ai Weiwei make tiger rugs for charity initiative

The profits of the sale will go towards tiger conservation efforts in countries including Bangladesh and China

Arts group takes on Polish government over political interference in cultural institutions

US-based Artistic Freedom Initiative will challenge in EU court the Polish government, saying it is “suppressing free and open artistic expression”

Arts fundinganalysis

'Everyone will be far poorer': England's art organisations respond to 'short-sighted and foolish' national funding cuts

Learning and community outreach programmes under threat as Arts Council England funding shift wreaks deep financial damage on institutions

Climate activists target billionaire François Pinault's private collection in Paris

Demonstrators poured orange paint over the US artist Charles Ray's Horse and Rider

Qatarnews

Artists protest against human rights abuses in Qatar as Fifa World Cup opens

Andrei Molodkin and Jens Galschiøt have created works highlighting the deaths of workers who helped build tournament stadiums in the gulf state

Historic London foundry that made Big Ben's bells could be saved from hotel development

The digital heritage preservation company Factum Foundation and conservation group Re-Form Heritage plan to buy the site and hold it in perpetuity as a working foundry

Mass protest against Iran's human rights abuses staged at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Protesters gathered at Lacma to mark the Zahedan massacre as well as draw attention to the suppression and imprisonment of protesters and activists

Mark Hallett appointed director of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London

He joins from Yale University's Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and will now oversee the next phase of the Courtauld's £57m redevelopment project

Activists 'severely underestimate the fragility' of objects: 92 museum directors speak out against climate protests

The signatories of the open letter include the directors of the Musée du Louvre and New York's Museum of Modern Art

Unboxed festival under new management as chief Martin Green joins Eurovision

Anticipated audience figures for event dubbed the Festival of Brexit will be released later this month

Benin bronzes online database goes live with details of thousands of looted artefacts

"Digital Benin" catalogue gathers together information on objects stolen from the Kingdom of Benin and now held in collections around the world

Italy's Uffizi Galleries forced to stay shut over public holiday due to staff shortage

Culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano criticises museum for not opening on the Monday before All Saints Day but director Eike Schmidt says government must step in to find "reinforcements"

Oil sketch in Dutch museum could be by Rembrandt, says art historian

The work, housed at The Hague's Museum Bredius, will now undergo further study by Rijksmuseum experts

American billionaire's Cycladic antiquities collection unveiled in Athens as Greece and Metropolitan Museum of Art reach agreement

The Greek state is now the sole owner of the artefacts but all 161 pieces will be on a 25-year loan to the Met from January 2024

Berlin museum unveils new Shirin Neshat banner in solidarity with protesters in Iran

Following the death of Mahsa Amini in September, the museum and art world have been called on to address the worsening human rights situation in the country

‘Everything has a price’: estate agent lists historic foundry that once cast Big Ben's bells

Latest chapter in troubled history of foundry sees it put up for rent—and possible sale

Book Clubinterview

Q&A: Osei Bonsu on his book about artists shaping the contemporary African art scene

The curator has brought together the work of 50 artists from across the continent for his new book African Art Now

Digital Art Week comes to London with editions planned for Paris, Lisbon, New York, Miami, Seoul and Tokyo

Backed by crypto art denizens and web3 startups, the inaugural edition brings six free events to the capital

Exhibitionsinterview

Artist Bones Tan Jones on how a six-day walk from London to Stonehenge inspired them to make their own huge monolith

The exhibition "Tunnel Visions" at Queercircle explores the threat of urbanisation and pollution

Missed it in Venice? See it in Margate: Sonia Boyce’s Golden Lion exhibition tours to two UK venues

The award-winning installation will be shown next year at Turner Contemporary before travelling to Leeds Art Gallery and will also be explored in the BBC art series Imagine

Protest for Mahsa Amini—who was killed by Iran's morality police—staged at New York's Guggenheim Museum

An anonymous collective unfurled banners proclaiming “Women, Life, Freedom” from the top of the institution's rotunda

In Germany, climate activists throw mashed potato at most expensive Monet painting sold at auction

The protestors from Letzte Generation took inspiration from a recent stunt that saw Van Gogh's Sunflowers doused in soup

UK art centre saves Lowry's football painting from falling into private hands—and makes artist's auction record

The £7.8m work will remain on public display in Salford thanks to a charitable donation

Mimosa Echard wins France’s most prestigious contemporary art prize

The multi-disciplinary Paris-based artist wins the €35,000 Prix Duchamp award for mixed-media waterfall installation

Tracey Emin donates brain sculpture for Parkinson’s UK auction

An exhibition open to the public in London's Piccadilly will bring together the art from top UK artists before the works go under the hammer at Christie's

London preview opens Windows onto Microsoft mogul’s soon-to-be auctioned art collection

Works from tech giant co-founder Paul Allen's estate go on sale at Christie's New York next month

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers covered in tomato soup by eco activists

The environmental group Just Stop Oil says it attacked the painting in response to the UK government’s inaction on the cost-of-living and climate crises

Surging demand for African art brings new galleries to 1-54 fair in London

As auction sales soar, 14 galleries are showing at this year’s contemporary African art fair for the first time