Laurie Rojas

Notes from a demolition: five works about the Wall in Berlin collections

From Frank Thiel's Stadt to Tacita Dean's Palast, some of the best works about the Wall and life in Berlin after reunification

Art Berlin's debut in former Tempelhof airport is a homegrown hit

Galleries and collectors praised fair's new location but visitors remain largely German

‘Oversaturated’ Berlin loses two more galleries

Exile gallery has moved to Vienna, while Gillmeier Rech closes

Cuban activists issue manifesto against artistic censorship

Document denounces effort to ‘punish free creation’

Match of the day: football vs art

The two may seem unlikely bedfellows, but plenty of artists are football fans—and they are making their allegiances known during this summer’s World Cup

José da Silva. with additional reporting by Sophia Kishkovsky and Laurie Rojas

From Riga to Los Angeles, biennials are searching for answers in troubled times

Manifesta 12, Made in LA, Riboca and the tenth Berlin Biennale explore whether art can make a difference in a rapidly changing world

Martin-Gropius-Bau show to mark 30 years since fall of the Berlin Wall

Exhibition next autumn will explore German unification in a global context

Havana’s alternative #00Bienal ends on a defiantly optimistic note

The event’s organisers see success in the participants’ resistance to threats and intimidation from Cuba’s government

Art fest: Gallery Weekend Berlin takes over the city

Commercial and non-commercial enterprises combine as the most important event in the German art calendar gets underway

Should big galleries subsidise smaller ones?

David Zwirner's idea that art fairs tax top dealers to support younger galleries signals major concerns over the fragile ecosystem of the art market

Julia Michalska. with additional reporting by Laurie Rojas

Four must-see shows at Berlin's gallery weekend

From a gallery floor-turned-treadmill at Alexander Levy to Aztec inspiration at Barbara Wien

Art fairsanalysis

Art Brussels and Art Cologne fairs clashed this year—which came out on top?

Cooperating on messaging while maintaining individual identity proved key to drawing international collectors

As Brazil turns a corner, will local market follow?

São Paulo galleries have survived the country’s crises with a mix of adaptation and collaboration

Christian Jankowski fills Berlin auction house with 'fakes'

German artist questions authorship and market value in show of paintings by Chinese copyists based on famous works by Caravaggio, Hockney and others

Berlin Art Week moves dates: Two art fairs will open at Tempelhof

Addition of Positions fair helps create critical mass but clashes with Vienna, Chicago

Venues announced for tenth Berlin Biennale

The four permanent locations have been chosen for their historical and contemporary relevance, curator says

Sales at Arco Madrid unscathed by censorship controversy

Collectors praise fair's mix of politics, aesthetics and conceptual works

Después de Fidel: dissident art in Cuba flourishes after Castro’s death

Artist-run spaces and an unofficial biennial resist government pressure

Cuban artists crowdfund to create a ‘Havana Biennial for everyone’

Organisers vow to run their own exhibition after government postpones official event

Prizesnews

The four artists shortlisted for the 2017 Nationalgalerie Preis show their work in Berlin

The artists’ proposals range from videos of a talking earth and sun to a functioning hair and nail salon

Berlin’s Volksbühne returns to business as usual after occupation ends with a whimper

Police oversaw end of protest as new director Chris Dercon said he could not find “common path” with occupiers

Signs look good at start of Art Berlin

Fair throws off disappointment of previous incarnation with reports of early sales

Berlin Art Week sets stage for Art Berlin fair debut

As anticipation grows for the first-ever edition of new commercial venture, the city serves up a slew of shows

Gallery Weekend Berlin gets serious

The annual event featured more contemplative works ahead of the Venice Biennale, Munster Sckulptur Projekte and Documenta in Kassel

New faces at Art Cologne seize Berlin calendar clash opportunity

Gagosian and other newcomers more than fill the shoes of stay-at-home Berlin galleries

Documenta 14 artists will respond to discovery of Gurlitt art hoard

Commissioned works will explore Nazi loot and "riddle of German history"

Greek artists get a share of the spotlight at Documenta 14 in Kassel

The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens will send part of its collection to Germany for the international exhibition

‘To be a Scotsman receiving a French award in Germany—it keeps people guessing’

Douglas Gordon explains why he asked to receive France’s highest honour in Berlin

Berlin's House of World Cultures reopens with digital feast

Transmediale festival inaugurates €10m revamp of landmark building

Prizesnews

Scottish artist Douglas Gordon to receive France’s highest honour

The artist will accept the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in Berlin later this month

Tania Bruguera detained in Cuba again

Artist and activist was in her home country to deliver aid

Cuban artists react to Fidel Castro’s death

Anti-Castro artist and human rights activist El Sexto believed to have been abducted amid crackdown

Berlin's KW Contemporary Art Institute gets a revamp

New director says the space will reopen in January after refurbishment and an organisational rethink

Candida Höfer travels down Mexico way

German photographer captures country's rich architectural heritage

Prizesnews

‘Enigmatic’ French artist Pierre Huyghe wins $100,000 Nasher Prize for sculpture

One of the key representatives of “relational aesthetics”, the artist will receive the award in Dallas in April

What not to miss during Berlin Art Week

From Anne Imhof’s circus-like opera to a marathon of artist’s films to Andreas Greiner’s giant chicken skeleton

Art Berlin Contemporary slashes exhibitor numbers

Ninth edition of reluctant fair keeps the focus on solo artist projects

Slow start for Brussels Gallery Weekend

Event attracted few international collectors but included many standout shows

Berlin cements its lead as Europe’s digital art capital

DIS-curated biennial and the inaugural show of Julia Stoschek’s satellite play to city’s strengths

Germany rebuilds historic Cuban ties with flurry of art exhibitions

Fidel Castro visited former-GDR city of Rostock where latest show opened this week

Five to see during Berlin Gallery Weekend

Make tracks to the German capital for the bank holiday art extravaganza

Revamped Kunstmuseum Basel to reveal lesser-known Jackson Pollock

Following the opening of its new building this weekend, the Swiss museum will show the abstract artist’s figurative work

Berlin’s ‘cheapest new acquisitions’ are actually old favourites

Restorers at Alte Nationalgalerie put right “decades of neglect” to reveal new depths of Caspar David Friedrich’s famous duo

Blain Southern celebrates five years in Berlin

To mark the anniversary, the gallery is showing all the artists it has worked with in Germany

Fairsnews

Zona Maco: contemporary collecting gathers pace in Mexico

But buyers shy away from experimental works and unfamiliar names, making it hard to develop a market for young and emerging artists

Prado acquires Fra Angelico works from Spanish duke in €18m ‘gentleman’s agreement’

The deal includes the 15th-century Virgin of the Pomegranate and a small panel by the artist

Miami reconnects with Cuba

As relations improve across the Florida Straits, a string of exhibitions makes the most of the cultural ties between Miami and Havana.

Tania Bruguera, the Cuban artist who won’t be silenced

Invited to London by Frieze, the activist-artist explains why she is determined to return to Havana—if she’s allowed

What to see during Berlin Art Week

The normally slow-paced city kicks into art overdrive this week with around 100 exhibitions and projects

Georg Baselitz leads fight against German cultural minister's radical proposals

Monika Grütters faced by "storm of protest" as other artists vow to withdraw works on loan to German museums if export restrictions become law

Cuban government returns Tania Bruguera’s passport

While artist is named first to take up residency established by New York City mayor’s office of immigrant affairs

Berlin’s summer of performance and film art starts this weekend

From the Foreign Affairs festival to commercial gallery shows, time-based art can be found all over the German city

Berlin galleries join forces to stay in the game

Increasing pressure to grow is pushing mid-tier galleries to find new ways to remain competitive

Berlinische Galerie reopens after refurbishment

German capital’s 1960s urban renewal is explored in new shows

Lawnews

Art collection of bankrupt German art consultancy to go under hammer

Sale of more than 2,000 works from Helge Achenbach's company expected to fetch between €3m and €4.5m

Cuban artist to stage new political project in Havana following arrest

Tania Bruguera, who has had her passport confiscated after planning a free-speech performance in Revolution Square, is due to host a 100-hour reading of the book The Origins of Totalitarianism ahead of the city's biennial

Artists protest in support of Bruguera

International art world shows solidarity with Cuban artist—but her compatriots are less keen

Berlin Gallery Weekend: our pick of the top 5 shows

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