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Venice Biennale 2024: the worst art on show in the city

There's a lot to see during this year's edition of the city-wide event, so we've rounded up a few shows you might want to skip

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

Venice Biennale 2024: the must-see pavilions around town

Take a tour of a women's prison on Giudecca or a picturesque church in Cannaregio with our pick of pavilions beyond the Giardini and Arsenale

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

Hong Kong's M+ museum is among the 20 most visited globally

Other art institutions in the Special Administrative Region also enjoyed healthy figures in 2023, according to The Art Newspaper's annual attendance survey

The 100 most popular art museums in the world—blockbusters, bots and bounce-backs

Our exclusive Visitor Figures 2023 survey shows that many of the world’s leading art museums returned to their pre-pandemic attendance levels. But some, especially in the UK, are still missing millions of visitors

Lee Cheshire and José da Silva. Research by Lillie Ellen Moller and Robert Palk

Exclusive: international museum attendance figures back to pre-pandemic levels

In 2023, many of the world’s major museums equaled—or surpassed—their 2019 attendance figures. However, some UK institutions are still lagging behind, finds The Art Newspaper’s annual survey

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Our pick of some of the best exhibitions to see during Art Dubai

From Cartier's Islamic inspiration at the Louvre Abu Dhabi to Pakistani artist and activist Lala Rukh at the Sharjah Art Foundation

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The changing attitudes to Carl Andre’s 'bricks' show how art museums have been sucked into the culture wars

Once controversial because of its humble materials, the work of the recently deceased artist is now under fire because of his alleged crime

The big museum openings and expansions of 2024

The Grand Egyptian Museum should open at last, while Masp in São Paulo gets a tower-block extension

Visitor numbers for UK museums show signs of recovery

Figures for the first half of 2023 show an increase over the year before, although still below their pre-Covid peaks

Storytelling without language: the video art programme at Art Week Tokyo hopes to bring people together

Curator Chus Martínez on how she wants to spark curiosity and conversation with her selection

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Letters of Light: joining the threads through the written word

A new exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi brings together some of the oldest and most important religious manuscripts from Judaism, Christianity and Islam to show the deep connections between the three faiths

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Marina Abramovic to take over London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall this autumn

A selection of artists have been invited by Abramovic to stage long-form performances in the concert venue—including backstage areas normally off-limits to visitors

Recognising what’s special about museums: marking 10 years of the Art Fund Museum of the Year prize

The finalists for the 2023 Museum of the Year award, all of which focus on the importance of community engagement, will compete for a record £120,000 prize

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Best shows to see in Basel: from sound sculptures to a Basquiat bonanza

An interactive show of multimedia works has opened at Museum Tinguely while the Fondation Beyeler has reunited a series of Basquiat paintings

Basel's groundbreaking open-storage venue Schaulager celebrates 20 years with video art show

Museum's model, giving access to works not on display, has been replicated throughout the world

London Gallery Weekend announces performance commissions

Li Hei Di, Minh-Lan Tran and Nicole Bachmann will perform their work around the city in June

Kimchi and K-pop: National Museum of Asian Art marks centenary with festival

The Washington, DC, institution wants to better connect with Asian American communities

Are visitors finally returning to museums? We dive into our latest visitor figures survey

Plus, the Manet/Degas rivalry in Paris and one of the most significant female Impressionists

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Lee Cheshire. Produced by David Clack, Aimee Dawson and Julia Michalska
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The 100 most popular art museums in the world—who has recovered and who is still struggling?

Our exclusive Visitor Figures 2022 survey shows that numbers in Paris and Seoul were almost back to normal last year, while other major centres such as London struggled to hit pre-pandemic levels

Lee Cheshire and José da Silva. Research conducted by Alex Colville and Justin Kamp

Louvre retains its place as the most-visited art museum in the world

Paris institution tops our visitor figures survey yet again, while the city’s other museums do well too

M+ becomes one of the most-popular art museums in Asia, despite Covid closures

The new Hong Kong museum attracted more than 2 million people in its first full year

London museums struggling to regain visitors after Covid closures, our survey shows

The Art Newspaper's annual Visitor Figures survey has found the National Gallery has lost more visitors since 2019 than any other art museum worldwide

Richard Mille Art Prize shines a spotlight on the Gulf's burgeoning art scene

The ten shortlisted artist for this year's prize are showing work in the Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Crop circles: Shaikha Al Mazrou's focus on materials and man-made marks

We meet the artist nominated for the Richard Mille Art Prize

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Ayman Zedani: examining the future of the Gulf—through whale song

We meet the artist nominated for the Richard Mille Art Prize

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