Simon Hewitt


MO good news for the Baltic art scene

New private museum in Vilnius flies the flag for contemporary Lithuanian artists

Get over the unpronounceable names—go east for talented, smart artists at affordable prices

ArtVilnius fair has just held its tenth edition and is building the market for ex-communist countries with long artistic traditions

Serbia recovers from ‘cultural genocide’

National Museum reopens after 15 years, following Museum of Contemporary Art’s decade-long revamp

Riga's first biennial launched by all-female team

Inaugural Riboca exhibition is financed by a Russian entrepreneur—to some Latvian reservations

Ukrainian artists tackle country’s political turmoil head on in Budapest show

Exhibition at Ludwig Museum aims to uncover work that remains "a blind-spot in the European cultural arena"

Ghent museum director under fire from Flemish museums

Catherine de Zegher faces fresh criticism after staging show of dubious Russian avant-garde works

Russian art critics challenge director of Ghent museum over show of dubious Russian avant-garde works

De Standaard newspaper reports that the contract allowed any piece in the display to be sold

Commission to investigate dubious Russian avant-garde works disbands due to 'a de facto veto of our work'

Belgium rocked by Ghent museum scandal and major museums consider refusing future loans


Podcast episode 17: Real or fake? The suspicious Russian avant-garde show in Ghent

Expert on Russian art Simon Hewitt discusses developments in The Art Newspaper's current cover story, plus we explore an unusual collaboration at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest Simon Hewitt. , produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

The Art Newspaper's exposé helps close dubious Russian avant-garde art display in Ghent museum

Heirs of George Costakis, Naum Gabo and leading scholars disputed provenance claims of works on show at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten

Prague’s Titian loan show delayed after insurers refuse to ship works

Concerns about the venue’s roof and paperwork delays have postponed the exhibition—insured for €160m—for six weeks

Paranoid visions: Simon Hewitt on the Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

This year’s edition of Momentum explores the anxiety of contemporary life

Baku aims to keep up with the Gulf

New museums are flourishing in the capital of oil-rich Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s Venice pavilion will recall long shadow of Soviet era

Artist Hüseyn Haqverdi is creating installation about "lost generation" in gritty outskirts of Baku

Ukraine’s art scene soldiers on despite political crisis

Artists can fight for freedom as the country asserts its independence, says gallery founder Victor Pinchuk

More questions than answers after ‘miraculous’ Russian avant-garde show

Specialists express concern about lack of provenance for works by artists including Rodchenko and Goncharova in Italian exhibition