Kabir Jhala

Kabir Jhala is the Deputy Art Market Editor at The Art Newspaper

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A bucolic Basel Social Club adds a new layer to the art fair model

Freewheeling art project has moved to a farm, while Art Basel repositions for a new generation of collectors

'Half of my collection is about cats': Sylvie Fleury reveals her love of feline art

The Geneva-based artist known for her pop culture references cannot get enough of glitzy 1970s American cars and 1980s fashion

Tepid sales at Liste underscore a soft market for smaller galleries

Dealers at Basel's emerging art fair voice concerns about slow start

'Our tip for first-time visitors? Don’t get caught in the currents': Elmgreen & Dragset on surviving Art Basel—literally

The Scandinavian artist duo on a Berlin puddle, a phallic dedication and why missed purchase opportunities should be a reason for joy rather than regret

Ousted Zürich theatre directors defy critics with ‘woke’ party

The two directors had come under fire from conservative critics over their avant-garde productions, including queer reinterpretations of classics

EU tax breaks could benefit dealers at Basel

New directive aimed at aligning VAT rates, due to come into force at the beginning of 2025, could have a big impact on galleries in countries including France and Germany

Art Basel’s new director has her eye on ‘generational transformation’ of the fair

Venerable brand looks to refresh its image with late-night venue and revamp of outdoor Parcours section

Sotheby’s to lay off dozens of employees in UK with further cuts planned in other locations

Auction house is in “consultation period” ahead of redundancies, sources say

Art Basel changes name of Paris fair ahead of expanded third edition

The event formerly known as Paris+ par Art Basel will move to the Grand Palais this year

Hackers claim responsibility for Christie's cyberattack and threaten to release client data

The group RansomHub say they are behind the attack that took down the auction house's website earlier this month

Late critic Guy Brett's Latin American collection goes on show at Alison Jacques in London

A trove of works by artists such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica has been consigned to the commercial gallery

Bonhams executive Alex Fortescue has died aged 55

His death was confirmed by Epiris, the private equity firm that owns the auction house

Art fairsanalysis

Miart is Italy’s biggest fair—can it be its best?

Another edition, another double-digit increase of exhibitors for Milan’s premier commercial art event, which is trying to carve a new identity

New faces and spaces take centre stage at Gallery Weekend Berlin’s 20th edition

Galleries such as Molitor have their debut and mega gallery Pace hosts a pop up, while others present shows in brand-new locations

Venice Biennale 2024: our pick of collateral shows

Alongside the main event, there's a plethora of exhibitions vying for visitors' attention. We've selected some of our favourites, ranging from Shahzia Sikander fairytale gothic palace to Andrzej Wróblewski's poignant depictions of war

Nicolas Berggruen opens contemporary art space in Venice palazzo

It is the largest contemporary art venue to open in the city since the launch of François Pinault’s Punta della Dogana 15 years ago

India at Venice: no pavilion but more presence than ever before

Powerful patrons and a Global South-dominated international exhibition ensure the nation’s artists are front and centre—despite the government’s decision to not stage a show

Venice Biennale 2024: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

Artists draw with their eyes and play with Zeus at the city's former shipyards and armories

Venice Biennale 2024: the must-see pavilions in the Giardini

From cocoa-covered creations, to spaceships and rotting fruit, here is our selection of top shows from the first preview day

Asia Week New York brings in more than $100m in sales, a 24% drop from 2023

The 15th edition of the event, which spans auction sales and gallery exhibitions, was impacted by slowdown in China’s economy

Carlie Porterfield. With additional reporting by Kabir Jhala

Brazilian galleries Jaqueline Martins and Sé merge to form Martins&Montero

The new joint venture will operate in São Paulo and Brussels, opening with solo shows of 2024 Venice Biennale artist Jota Mombaça

'Queer people may soon be forgotten if their estates are not properly cared for': Patrick Sun on his philosophy for collecting

The pioneering patron of LGBTQ+ art in Asia discusses the importance of preserving community legacies and shares his favourite Hong Kong eateries

From Hong Kong to Venice, Trevor Yeung conjures objects of desire

The Hong Kong artist explains why fish tanks and a notorious tree are “monuments to human interactions” in his new exhibitions for Para Site and the Venice Biennale

Medianews

Following David Velasco's dramatic dismissal, Tina Rivers Ryan is named Artforum's next editor-in-chief

A curator at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, she brings a focus on digital and hopes that the publication will "participate in activism"

Art marketanalysis

Global art market value fell by 4% in 2023 amid ‘inflation and wars’, Art Basel/UBS report finds

Last year saw a drop in sales of ultra high-value works but an increase in trading volume

More works pulled from Barbican show over Gaza 'censorship' row

Artists Yto Barrada and Cian Dayrit will remove their work from major textile survey, after two collectors withdraw their loans over centre's decision to not host talk on Palestine and the Holocaust

Auctionsanalysis

Christie’s marathon evening sales in London make a within-estimate £163m

The 20th/21st century and Art of the Surreal auctions were up 18.5% by value on their March 2023 versions