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Artist duo Hesselholdt & Mejlvang says Danish museum did not pay them

The artists showed in a group exhibition and delivered two lectures at Aros Aarhus Art Museum

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Art market

Nan Goldin photograph withdrawn from Norwegian auction after gallery objects to sale

Marian Goodman Gallery says Self-Portrait on the Train, Germany, had condition problems but seller's representative says low estimate was the issue

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Censorship

Facebook censors artist's work criticising male-dominated society because it features naked breasts

The social media giant also deleted her comments and friends

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Openings

Copenhagen's new kunsthalle for 'huge site-specific art installations' opens in refurbished shipyard

Gallery's inaugural exhibitions go to Danish collective Superflex and US artist Doug Aitken

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Artists

Gerhard Richter makes Germany’s rich list with estimated fortune of €700m

Anselm Kiefer and Neo Rauch also figure among 1,001 richest people

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Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch to go on show at Oslo Airport this December

Munch Museum to exhibit one work by Norwegian artist in new international terminal every year

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Venice Biennale 2017

Former V&A director Martin Roth defends co-curating Azerbaijan pavilion

Co-curator of Venice Biennale show says calling country "a blueprint of tolerance" might have been a mistake

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Venice Biennale 2017

German artist to light up Venice church with images of Martin Luther

Philipp Geist previously projected images onto Cologne Cathedral to make the area more secure after spate of sexual attacks

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German museums offer asylum to curators under political pressure

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Museum for pioneer of abstraction Hilma af Klint is stuck in limbo

Swedish painter's family says a group of "anthroposophists" is hindering the project

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Exhibitions

Turkish art show granted ‘asylum’ in Germany

Exhibition goes on show in Stuttgart after being cancelled in Istanbul in 2016

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Openings

Munch’s $54m Girls on the Bridge will be highlight of billionaire's new museum in Potsdam

Hasso Plattner revealed as possible buyer of Norwegian artist's work, which sold at Sotheby's last year

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Swedish artist’s memorial to Norway terrorist attack unlikely to go ahead

Government prepared to drop Jonas Dahlberg’s proposal in order to appease local campaign

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Scream seller’s space to open in 2017

Norwegian shipping heir Petter Olsen will show other works by Munch from his collection in private museum funded by $120m sale

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Will Helsinki ever get a Guggenheim?

Doubts grow over crucial government funding as the once-friendly Finnish political climate deteriorates

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Building projects

Oslo finally gives Munch Museum move the go-ahead

New waterfront home for museum wins final approval

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Artists

Artist faces battle to spend final days in forest Edvard Munch loved to paint

Bang goes the neighbourhood? Criticism grows to Bjarne Melgaard’s A House to Die In

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Ex-herring factory nets Eliasson’s homecoming

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Museums

Schwitters’ Dada dwelling moves from island stable to Norwegian museum centrepiece

The Romsdal Museum in Molde is due to unveil three-dimensional collage considered a forerunner of installation art

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David Chipperfield hired to transform old brewery in central Berlin

Cultural complex is due to open in 2019

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Danish gallery gets art playground

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Joseph Kosuth finds silver lining in Norway

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State-run museums in Sweden go free

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Helsinki offers haven to refugee artists

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Art market

In the Trade, September 2015

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Four years on and Norway is still divided on massacre memorial

Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg's monument, which calls for a slice of the Sørbråten peninsula to be cut out like “an open wound”, was due for completion in July

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Public art

Olafur Eliasson waterfall for Copenhagen swimming pool

A proposal to build an art pool in the Danish capital would allow visitors to “get in touch” with underwater works

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Artists

Delays are water under the bridge as Olafur Eliasson unveils new project in Copenhagen

Ship-themed pedestrian crossing finally complete two years after originally planned

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Law

Artist chronicles fight with Louis Vuitton

Book tells of Nadia Plesner’s three-year battle to clear her name after luxury fashion company took offence at her drawing of a designer bag

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Hebdo attack prompts blasphemy law revision

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Danish artist chronicles fight with Louis Vuitton

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Sculpture installation delayed due to ‘fury’

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Guggenheim Helsinki isn’t the only show in town

Amos Anderson Art Museum unveils bold vision for new home

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Exhibitions

Danish art space dedicated to refugees opens amid recent migrant tragedy

Center for Art on Migration Politics in Copenhagen is the first of its kind in Europe

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Exhibitions

Next stop Reykjavík for MoMA’s Bjork show?

The city’s mayor has seen the exhibition and wants to bring it to the Icelandic capital

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Edvard Munch

Peter Olsen to sell version of The Scream to open private Munch museum in Oslo

The collector hopes the sale will pay for the design of his proposed museum, which will be located not far from a building in which Munch used to work

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March 2012

Memorials to Norway massacre victims prove divisive

Artist Nico Widerberg’s sculptures welcomed by many, but the way an anonymous donor is funding them upsets others

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Private Museums

Artipelag, Astrup Fearnley and co: why once-rare private museums are on the increase in Scandinavia

Private spaces show that tall poppies can grow in a Nordic climate

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Norway

We need Leonardos and Van Goghs, says Norwegian politician Carl Hagen

He suggests using Norway’s oil and gas billions to buy the best for the national gallery

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Women in art

Fewer women lead museum boards in Norway

Museum mergers have cut numbers

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Auctions

Doyle New York gets playful with 'attic treasures' sale

With toys and trains galore, the April sale will appeal to the child in everyone

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Collectors

Christen Sveaas is showing part of his collection at his Oslo restaurant

Collector hangs his art by the hors d’oeuvres

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Artist interview

Interview with Elmgreen & Dragset on staging their newest work: “Actors are playing us, but we might interfere”

The artists on splitting up but staying together and why they are putting their lives on stage

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Interviews

“Actors are playing us, but we might interfere”: Interview with curators Elmgreen and Dragset

Elmgreen and Dragset on splitting up but staying together and why they are putting their lives on stage

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Sweden

Swedish expert claims more women in positions of influence will lead to better arts funding

Pernilla Warberg says female bosses prefer culture to football

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News

Warhol Brillo boxes downgraded to “copies”

Authentication board says famous museum director “falsified” their history

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Sculpture

Collector plans sculpture park to “celebrate women”

Sense of embarrassment about real estate investor’s concept

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Iceland

Francesca von Habsburg plans for new art centre called into question

Banking sector collapse blamed

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Fakes & copies

Rodchenko and Tatlin fakes force closure of Russian avant-garde exhibition at Finland's Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Operations were halted after multiple experts questioned the authenticity of the exhibition's content, which had been sourced from private collections

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Sweden

Legal vetting of graduation shows raises spectre of censorship in Sweden

Swedish students’ work comes under scrutiny after a series of controversies

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Collectors

Norwegian dealer's estate to benefit charity

Médecins Sans Frontières will get millions from the sale

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Copenhagen

Danish museum to buy Muhammad cartoons which sparked global riots

The Royal Library is in talks to purchase the works; another Danish museum wants to put them on display

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Private Museums

Munch collector to open private museum

Petter Olsen plans cultural complex outside Oslo

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Lawsuits

Artist Bjarne Melgaard is suing his former backer

Sculptor says collector made too many editions

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Moderna Museet

Government gives Stockholm museum $750,000 to buy art by women

Following gifts by private donors

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Damien Hirst

Hirst to fix another formaldehyde installation

All four versions of Mother and Child, Divided, returned to Hirst's studio for conservation

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Art market

Warhol Brillo boxes could be fake

Allegations circulate that curator Pontus Hultén created unauthorised replicas

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Art market

Bukowskis auction house is sold to oil magnates

Rumoured plan for Russian branch

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Auctions

Foundation sells late collector’s art

Proceeds go to fund for young artists

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Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz entrusts painting to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark

The director admitted they would not otherwise be able to obtain such a piece

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Unilever

Unilever withdraws sponsorship fearing the brand would be presented as homophobic

Art or publicity stunt?

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Stockholm

Not enough women in the Swedish national collection, says director

Lars Nittve has asked the Swedish government for $6.8m to spend on female artists