Kabir Jhala

Kabir Jhala is an Associate Editor at The Art Newspaper

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For the first time ever, a Korean museum is selling off 'national treasures' at auction

Two bronze Buddha statues are likely to make records for cultural artefacts at auction in Korea

Delhi's heritage buildings at risk of being sold to private buyers by right-wing government

The ruling BJP has been accused by a rival party of "selling off Delhi's history" following new licensing around historic structures in the capital

The socialite collectors, the $700,000 Cecily Brown painting and the first-refusal contract—lawsuit reveals secret machinations of the art world

Chinese collector Michael Xufu Huang was covertly buying works on behalf of the Monaco-based Federico Castro Debernardi for a 10% commission. But then he got stung

London Gallery Weekend announces 2022 dates and a new focus on UK regional museums

Last year's inaugural edition saw 140 galleries take part in the city-wide event

How the Merz Foundation plans to turn an industrial park in Palermo into a thriving contemporary art hub within three years

The Turin-based foundation will foreground the Sicilian capital's history as a "city for immigrants" at the crossroads of Europe and Africa

IndiaNews

India's largest art museum to open Islamic gallery

The Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad contains around 2,500 objects related to Islamic faiths and traditions

Acquisitions round-up: Tate buys Hew Locke's airborne flotilla ahead of his major new commission in March

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter institutional collections worldwide

Shots fired: South Korea's galleries plan sale to 'warn' auction houses against speculation and 'extreme capitalist logic'

Seoul's biggest auction houses have allegedly violated an agreement made with Galleries Association Korea to ensure "healthy balance" within the art market

India Art Fair postpones 2022 event as Delhi imposes restrictions to curb Omicron variant

South Asia's largest art fair has been forced to reschedule its 13th edition from February to April in light of rising Covid-19 case numbers

Art marketFeature

Norwegian artist opens huge 'art space' near the Arctic Circle—which, despite appearances, is a commercial gallery

Kjell Erik Killi Olsen—one of Norway's richest artists— has funded Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst (KUK) in his hometown of Trondheim. But what exactly is its business model?

Jenni Crain, artist and dealer at Gordon Robichaux gallery in New York, has died of Covid-19, aged 30

She "championed women, particularly those who made important contributions to the development and legacies of feminism"

Blood, shit and Nazis: why, at 76, Paul McCarthy is still pissing people off and getting pissed on

The artist's solo exhibition in Bergen, Norway includes a performance piece in which McCarthy and his collaborator, dressed as Hitler and Eva Braun, ‘urinate’ and ‘defecate’ on each other

Psychedelic sculpture—an ode to Alice in Wonderland, steampunk and Gothic Revival architecture—to be installed at St Pancras in London next year

Shezad Dawood is the eighth artist to be selected for the Terrace Wires public commission, following in the footsteps of Tracey Emin

A brush with... Kehinde Wiley

An in-depth interview on the artist's influences and cultural experiences, from Richard Dyer to John Singer Sargent

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At a Cambridge University college wrestling with its imperial past, Shahzia Sikander’s show offers new ideas on restitution

As Jesus College confronts its ties to slavery, the Pakistani Neo-miniature artist asks whether decolonisation need necessarily be a violent process

A brush with... Isaac Julien

An in-depth interview on the artist's influences and cultural experiences, from Aimé Césaire to Glenn Ligon

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A brush with... Pablo Bronstein

An in-depth interview on the artist's influences and cultural experiences, from the architectural drawings of Piranesi to the novels of Émile Zola

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Oman to present first national pavilion at next year's Venice Biennale

Five artists will show at the inaugural exhibition, including the late Raiya Al Rawahi

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Shilpa Gupta's tribute to dissident writers to the UK debut of influential Georgian painter Karlo Kacharava

EnvironmentAnalysis

Five key takeaways from the first Gallery Climate Coalition conference in London

Dealers, museum directors and environmental consultants gathered to strategise how the sector can decarbonise and enact real change

A brush with... Candice Breitz

An in-depth interview on the artist's influences and cultural experiences, from the work of On Kawara to growing up in Apartheid South Africa

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Hottest emerging art exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Ally Rosenberg's disarming parquet puddles to an African diaspora group show

A brush with... Billie Zangewa

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Jane Campion to Vincent van Gogh

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Crypto wallets at the ready: Sotheby's to accept live bidding in ethereum on two Banksy works

The auction house made Banksy's world record for the pre-shredded work Love is in the Bin

Acquisitions round-up: photography trove is Czech Republic's largest art donation in decades

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter institutional collections worldwide

Hottest emerging art exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Marina González Guerreiro's wax-encased craft tables to George Henry Longly's gogo mirrors

'No one sells quickly at Artissima—but collectors will always come': the convivial Italian fair that is home of the slow sales movement—and good food

Turin's truffle season would normally attract Chinese collectors to the event, but with travel restrictions keeping Asian buyers away, loyal Italian collectors hold the fort

Beijing v Brescia: Italian city fights Chinese demands to censor exhibition of dissident artist

Chinese political cartoonist Badiucao has been accused of "spreading anti-Chinese lies" in his works

Rome villa with Caravaggio's only ceiling painting announced for auction with a €471m price tag

The Casino di Villa Boncompagni Ludovisi, also known as Villa Aurora, was decorated by Caravaggio in around 1597

Three exhibitions to see in Berlin this weekend

From a ghost train in an abandoned thermal plant to Tomás Saraceno's glass bubbles filled with his own breath

Putting 'trust' back into the art market: South Asian group show inaugurates unusual Mayfair gallery

Exhibition Hawala is the first show at Paradise Row Projects, a one-year, not-for-profit commercial space in London

Collector's Eye: Alex Petalas

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

ArtistsFeature

All in it together: what do collectives mean for the future of the art market?

Artist collectives are dominating Documenta 15 and the Turner Prize shortlist this year

A brush with... Thomas J Price

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Giorgio Morandi to Alberto Giacometti

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Emerging art exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Jack O'Brien's scally sculptures to Josephine Baker's mutated construction site

A brush with... Sarah Sze

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Hokusai to Vermeer

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Collector's eye: Bruno Bolfo

The collector tells us what he has bought and why

Elmgreen & Dragset pick their five favourite works at Art Basel (and discuss spooning Olafur Eliasson)

Outside the Messeplatz, the Scandinavian duo have installed a car with a tender surprise inside

A brush with... Tacita Dean

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Cy Twombly to WG Sebald

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Must-see institutional shows during Art Basel

From unseen drawings from Kara Walker's personal archives to a fresh take on Camille Pissarro as the leader of the Impressionists

PrizesInterview

'India is an example of fascism unchecked': Jameel Prize-nominated activist Sofia Karim on her samosa packets of solidarity

The London-based artist's Turbine Bagh project shines light on human rights abuses across South Asia

A brush with... Philippe Parreno

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Francisco de Goya to Mary Shelley

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Emerging art exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Rose Nestler's bizarre barre class to fireworks and goldfish cast in resin at Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix

PrizesNews

Sung Tieu's film on sonic warfare, nausea and the legacy of the Cold War wins 2021 Frieze Artist Award

The Berlin-based artist will have a solo booth with Emalin at the London fair

Jeff Koons reveals he is making NFTs, details plans for his Pace Gallery shows and remembers his hotel rendezvous with Salvador Dalí

The Balloon Dog sculptor spoke to The Art Newspaper as he announced a new art collaboration with BMW

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Adham Faramawy's contemplative film on the migration of plants to Abbas Akhavan's ancient Syrian colonnades

Art marketPreview

Autumn crush: our pick of art fairs and gallery weekends this September and October

The Covid-19 Delta variant may be causing some jitters, but a glut of fairs from New York to Paris are planning to go ahead in the next two months

Whitworth Gallery in Manchester U-turns on decision to remove pro-Palestine statement after Forensic Architecture threaten to pull work

Exhibition addressing the use of tear gas in Palestine adjusted to “give voice to different perspectives” following intervention by Israeli legal groups

A brush with... Glenn Ligon

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Stevie Wonder to Charles Dickens

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IsraelNews

Manchester gallery accused of provoking racial discord over exhibition on environmental effects of Israel-Palestine conflict

Cloud Studies by Forensic Architecture on show at the Whitworth Gallery has been criticised by the UK Lawyers for Israel

A brush with... Alberta Whittle

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Kamau Brathwaite to Hilma af Klint

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Crime News

Jailed diamond dealer and art collector Nirav Modi fights extradition to India on mental health grounds

Modi, who is currently held in Wandsworth Prison in London, is wanted for allegedly defrauding a state bank of £729m

Muslim mob attacks Hindu temple in Pakistan after eight-year-old boy allegedly urinates on library floor

Paramilitary forces deployed after local police fail to protect the religious shrine

A brush with... Tino Sehgal

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Beethoven to Watteau

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Anish Kapoor is converting a vast, crumbling Venetian palace into his permanent exhibition space and workshop

The 18th-century Palazzo Manfrin will house a collection of the British-Indian sculptor's work

A brush with... Oscar Murillo

An in-depth conversation on the artist's big influences, from Jannis Kounellis to Okwui Enwezor

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