Kabir Jhala

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

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Art Dubaianalysis

Israel-Hamas war is front and centre at Art Dubai

The fair is using its position as a Global South platform to exhibit art about Palestine at a crucial moment

Dubai’s art spaces venture beyond Alserkal Avenue

New galleries are opening up outside of the city’s traditional art hub—even in shopping malls

Collector Fady Jameel on the transformation of the art scenes in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

The Art Jameel founder tells us how he juggles collecting for himself and for the foundation

Simon Lee gallery’s £10m debt revealed in insolvency report

Records show the London gallery owes artists more than £1m—while US dealer Stefan Simchowitz demands return of consigned works

Mumbaiblog

Blockbuster Pop art show in Mumbai marks a new type of exhibition for India

Pop: Fame, Love, Power at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre is an unprecedented but surface-level survey for a broad audience

Indiaanalysis

‘Gangbusters’ domestic economy sees prices rise at India Art Fair

The region’s previous art market boom and bust has some at the New Delhi event questioning whether this new wave can be sustained

Art marketpreview

For the first time in its 15 years, New Delhi’s India Art Fair has competition

The event continues to innovate—including a design section for the first time this year—as a new Mumbai-based fair ups the game for the South Asia region

Lawrence Lek on the pitfalls of artists making work about artificial intelligence

Lek has taken over a disused mall in Berlin for his latest speculative fiction show on self-driving cars

Singapore’s Art SG doubles down on VIP outreach ahead of smaller sophomore edition

Fair hopes to position itself as the natural art market hub for the Asia Pacific region

Art marketanalysis

Mumbai Gallery Weekend opens to a city primed for market ascendancy

The event’s largest edition welcomes new participants and marks a moment of consolidation for the financial capital’s established dealers

Eminent New Delhi gallery Nature Morte to open outpost in Mumbai

A solo show by Subodh Gupta will inaugurate the space, located in the gallery hub district of Colaba, this month

India's first family of art looks back over 60 years of history and politics

Anniversary exhibition at Mumbai's oldest gallery, Chemould Prescott Road, dusted off the archives, featuring artists such as Mithu Sen and Atul Dodiya

Christie's projects 26.1% decline in sales in 'paradoxical' 2023

An exceptional 2022 buoyed by the $1.6bn collection of Paul Allen has proved a tough act to follow—but private sales are on the rise

Rediscovered panels by proto-Renaissance master Lorenzetti soar at auction

A painting depicting Pope Sylvester I made €3m, while a portrayal of Saint Helena more than doubled its high estimate, selling for €1.6m

Hampstead Heath's notorious gay cruising spot recreated for London exhibition

Trevor Yeung, who will represent Hong Kong at the next Venice Biennale, considers the unspoken language of public sex for his Gasworks solo show

Florida’s mega-rich influx keeps spirits high for Art Basel’s mighty Miami fair

Art Basel Miami Beach shrugs off the digital downturn, its main rival’s US expansion and culture war worries

Emalin gallery doubles down on east London, opening second Shoreditch location

The new space will be located in an 18th-century building that is among the neighbourhood’s oldest

Frieze to sponsor next British pavilion at Venice Biennale

This is first time an art fair has funded a national exhibition at the Biennale

British art market yet to reap ‘Brexit dividends’, new report suggests

Clare McAndrew's British Art Market in 2023 survey shows a growing gulf between UK and US art markets, prompting key players to lobby government

Indian steel tycoons to launch art centre near historic site of Hampi

The billionaire Jindal family will open the exhibition venue and artist residency space in February next year

Israelnews

Artforum reportedly fires editor David Velasco over Israel-Hamas open letter

The publication of the letter, which called for a ceasefire to the Israeli bombing of Gaza, was "not consistent with Artforum’s editorial process", the magazine's publishers said in a statement

Mendes Wood DM’s new Paris space boosts the Brazilian-founded gallery’s position within a global market

The gallery's fourth location across three continents has opened on the Place des Vosges in the Marais district

'More Americans than at Frieze': sophomore edition of Art Basel's Paris+ fair opens to packed aisles and punchy sales

Major deals suggest a shift in power between Paris and London, though some attendees noted an aesthetic conservatism in the French fair's offerings

Kabir Jhala. With additional reporting by Gareth Harris

Alicja Kwade joins Pace Gallery—and leaves embattled dealer Johann König after 15 years

Pace will feature a work by the Berlin-based sculptor at Paris + and stage a solo show of her work in Los Angeles in 2024

Friezenews

French government hosts London reception to boost visual arts relations

Event was held during a fortnight of back-to-back art fairs in the the UK capital and Paris

Emerging art collector Mauro Mattei discusses ‘golden showers’ and eating well at fairs

The party-loving tax adviser and Titian fan, who sponsors an annual prize for emerging artists, dedicates his time at Frieze London to the Focus section