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Photo London makes play for China after selling 25% stake

Top photo fair divests shares to World Photography Organisation, which launched Shanghai Photofairs in 2014

Storm Eunice damages UK heritage sites and forces museums and galleries to close

Cultural sites turn away visitors while iconic architecture is “shredded to pieces” by storm

'My blood is my legacy': Joël Andrianomearisoa on representing Madagascar at the 2019 Venice Biennale and opening a museum in his hometown

Ahead of shows in Cape Town and Marrakech, the Malagasy artist reflects on how both his island country and his adoptive home, Paris, have shaped his practice

'We are under the water, but we can dream': Inside Madagascar's first contemporary art centre

Ambitious new gallery Hakanto Contemporary sets out to boost art scene of island nation—but with many of its residents experiencing the effects of devastating floods, is culture really top of their list?

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State of the unions: why US museum workers are mobilising against their employers

With the arts sector increasingly vulnerable in the wake of the pandemic, a new breed of digitally optimised worker is emerging

As a highway looming over a historic Black community in New Orleans faces renewal, artists evoke its history

The hulking Claiborne Expressway that bisects Tremé, a seat of New Orleans culture, has been a source of inspiration and concern—explicitly and implicitly—for generations of artists

New Twitter safety rules banning non-consensual imagery branded 'a declaration of war against photojournalists'

Social media giant will now delete published images and videos that violate a person's privacy—a move that could prove detrimental to news reporting

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Behold the man: forgotten film by artist who lived through Auschwitz will go on show in Tel Aviv

Pioneering film is part of the first major retrospective of Maryan, the Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor now newly celebrated in death

NFTs IRL: Seattle to be home to first museum dedicated to blockchain art

New institution will include exhibitions about digital art, as well as QR codes for visitors to view NFT works

Artist Andres Serrano debuts film placing Capitol attack footage in context of US’s violent history

Serrano’s debut film montages the footage created by Capitol attackers with earlier recordings, creating a portrait of a nation at war with itself

Guggenheim director awarded huge pay increase during sweeping pandemic lay offs

Despite cutting 11% of staff, the museum’s director Richard Armstrong appears to have effectively received a 40% pay increase in 2020, listed as "deferred compensation"

Frederick C. Baldwin, co-founder of Houston’s FotoFest, remembered for championing 'global vision' of photography

Baldwin, who has died at the age of 92, was a “shining example of generosity” driven by his experience of the Civil Rights Movement

Priceless literary manuscripts once thought lost are acquired by British library consortium

The privately owned Honresfield Library, which includes manuscripts by the Brontës, Jane Austen and Walter Scott, was due to be scattered to global buyers at a Sotheby's auction before a British consortium stepped in

Ghostly photographs of the Virginia swamp once used by escapee slaves win Prix Pictet

Sally Mann's images of the Great Dismal Swamp gutted by wildfire "epitomise the great fire of racial strife in America"

Museums and heritage in 2021: pandemic woes and African treasures

We look back on a year of museums commandeered as Covid-19 vaccine centres, masterpieces sold as NFTs and much talk over the Benin bronzes

Portugal’s process for Venice Biennale selection accused of violations against leading artist

Curator of Portuguese pavilion says Grada Kilomba's application to represent the country was swung by a jury member who delegitimised her experience of racism

Archive of James Van Der Zee, once-ignored chronicler of Harlem, acquired by the Met

Lifelong documenter of Harlem is the first Black photographer to have entire archive acquired by the New York museum

David Adjaye plans slavery museum in Barbados as new republic severs ties with Britain

Complex that will include a research institute for the Barbados Archives—a 400-year-old documentation of the British transatlantic slave trade

MOCA North Miami hosts huge retrospective for Auschwitz survivor forgotten by art history

Show includes never before seen works by the prolific painter Maryan whose career went far beyond the Nazi atrocities he witnessed

Northern Irish activist collective wins Turner Prize 2021 with a ‘pub without permission’

Array Collective was picked from shortlist of activist art groups, while show questions whether the future of British art belongs in galleries or museums

Our pick of exhibitions to see during Art Basel in Miami Beach

From an overdue retrospective devoted to the Jewish painter Maryan to little-known installations by Betye Saar

Jimmie Durham, artist-activist who made work on Native American themes, has died aged 81

American artist who self-identified as Cherokee and advocated for Indigenous rights through his work, has passed away in Berlin

Paris Photo proves that photography is now a woman’s game

Contemporary explorations of femininity that extend beyond the male gaze headline the fair’s latest edition

Acquisitions round-up: photography trove is Czech Republic's largest art donation in decades

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter institutional collections worldwide

Robert Frank’s seminal series 'The Americans' to be reissued after $1m grant

Foundation set up by Frank in memory of his late daughter has donated funds to New York publisher Aperture to create a contemporary edition of "tragically relevant" photobook

Vancouver Art Gallery will put largest-ever cash donation to a Canadian art museum toward new building

New gallery by Herzog & de Meuron to be built in Vancouver’s Larwill Park after consultation with artists from Indigenous groups

Museums unite to fight near record levels of antisemitism

A recent symposium in New York looked at how institutions can come up with new and innovative strategies for countering misinformation

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Major art space and residency programme opens in Angolan capital of Luanda

The Nesr Art Foundation, a philanthropic enterprise by the family behind Webcor Group, intends to counter under-representation of African art

Italian photographer dropped from prize after accusations he identified rape survivors in India without consent

By publishing full names alongside images, Marco Gualazzini stands accused of breaking child protection laws and putting his subjects in danger