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Private view: must-see gallery shows opening around the world as lockdowns lift

From Michael Wolf's lush images of Hong Kong to the minimalist works of Alice Tippit in Chicago

How to visit a gallery during a pandemic

Plus, the artist Deborah Roberts on Benny Andrews's No More Games in the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Produced in association with Christie's.

Could a Nixon-era employment scheme get artists back to work?

The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act provided a lifeline for thousands of artists during the 1970s economic crisis

Art world workers join protests against injustice in New York—and aim to change racist systems in the culture sphere

Activists working at museums and galleries are bringing the fight for equality from the streets back into institutions

Let’s talk about race: museums and the battle against white privilege

Plus, remembering Christo—the art world's wrap star. Produced in association with Christie's

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The US has a big racism problem and the art world is not helping

A looted Kaws sculpture and museums' silence reveal a predatory not progressive industry as protests flare following the killing of George Floyd

Houston, do we have a problem? The verdict on early museum openings in Texas

Plus, Ralph Rugoff on Southbank Centre's possible closure. Produced in association with Christie's

Raphael: as great as Leonardo and Michelangelo?

Plus, the renaissance of mail art. Produced in association with Christie's

New York dealer Adam Lindemann sues real estate titan Aby Rosen to get out of his lease

The owner of Venus Over Manhattan gallery is withholding rent and demanding his $365,000 security deposit back due to coronavirus lockdowns that have shuttered the space

'Victimised and rejected': new work explores the history of artists working in New York and the need for public art

Julia Weist's project embedded in the New York public records reveals the uneven relationship between the city and its creatives

Art dealers across the US struggling to survive as new report projects a 73% loss in revenue

A survey conducted by the Art Dealers Association of America also reveals a 74% reduction in employment of contractors and freelancers due to coronavirus

Untitled, Art turns to virtual reality to improve the online fair experience

The organisers are using video game technology to recreate the “element of discovery” of wandering the aisles of a physical event

Nada launches new collaborative fair model to help support galleries

Opening 20 May, the online fair requires no upfront fee and features around 200 galleries, all of which will share their profits

Allan Schwartzman leaves Sotheby's following restructuring under new ownership

The co-founder of Art Agency, Partners will transition to a consultant role as Nina del Rio takes the helm of the auction house's advisory services

Former Paddle8 chief executive sued for $1m

Following the online auction house's bankruptcy filing, creditors claim Valentine Uhovski mismanaged funds from online sales and charity auctions

Tara Rynders turns dance into a wellness tool for healthcare workers overwhelmed by coronavirus

After her performance in a New York City hospital was delayed due to the pandemic, Rynders started working full-time as a nurse specialist at a medical centre

Art marketanalysis

Frieze New York exhibitors bring a domestic touch to online viewing rooms

Why some galleries are trying to make the sterile virtual environment more homely, plus some early sales

Flash sale: Darren Bader launches online platform Inventory for artists and galleries

Prices are clearly marked under each work and all are marked down by anywhere from 30% to 90%

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Eva and Franco Mattes: ‘Technology does not create the social problems we so often criticise’

As the lockdown forces the art world to migrate online, the Italian duo, who embraced the internet in its infancy, are moving in the opposite direction

Shaun Leonardo pushes for prison reform as coronavirus devastates New York's infamous Rikers Island jail

After his performance based on prisoners' experiences was delayed due to the pandemic, Leonardo pivoted his practice to support inmate release programmes

Online salesanalysis

As the art world urgently moves online, some galleries fear digital displacement

Just as mega dealers have bought up prime real estate, so too are they dominating bandwidth in the virtual landscape

Sotheby's launches Gallery Network online sales platform

Featuring galleries like Petzel, Lehmann Maupin and Jack Shainman, the buy-now marketplace transacts sales through the auction house at publicly listed prices

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‘Emergency grants are not going to rid us of this crisis’— is there hope for a new New Deal in the US?

A new survey reports 95% of American artists have lost income due to coronavirus as the nation's unemployment rate rises to Great Depression-era levels

Art meets (indoor) activism to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Judy Chicago launches Create Art for Earth with the Serpentine Galleries while a new documentary foregrounds how Indigenous peoples are fighting climate change

Donald Judd 101: the great artist in depth

Plus, Dia Art Foundation's curator Donna De Salvo on Duchamp’s Étant Donnés. Produced in association with Christie's

Brooklyn Academy of Music expects $7.4m shortfall due to coronavirus shutdown

Announcing it will cancel programming through June, the oldest interdisciplinary arts centre in the US must layoff and furlough staff

Christie's settles $16.7m in tax claims with New York District Attorney

Manhattan prosecutors say the auction house failed to collect sales tax on $189m in private sales over five years

Hauser & Wirth announces new art and technology division with the launch of a custom-designed virtual reality platform

The ArtLab initiative will also offer a new tech residency programme for artists as blue-chip galleries race for digital dominance amid coronavirus lockdown

Coalition of US arts organisations launch ongoing relief fund for artists affected by coronavirus

With $10m in funding already, Artist Relief will offer individual $5,000 unrestricted grants through September