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Obituaries

Dealer Inge Baecker, a pioneer of the Fluxus movement, dies in German floods

The gallerist was ill at home in Bad Münstereifel, one of the worst-hit towns

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Art market

US galleries survive: despite a stark decline in revenue in 2020, many galleries have a positive post-pandemic outlook, report says

The Art Dealers Association of America 2021 survey shows many galleries intend to increase their artist roster in 2021 and slowly hire back employees

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Art market

Autumn fair calendar is fit to burst as Fiac relaunches in new temporary Paris venue near Eiffel Tower

Dealers must decide which fairs to prioritise as Art Basel in Switzerland and Frieze in London are scheduled just weeks apart

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Art market

Abuja, Miami, Seoul: gallery director Dolly Kola-Balogun maps out her path to African art’s world domination

The 27-year-old powerhouse founder of Retro Africa talks about her expansion plans and how she is helping to build a contemporary art scene in Nigeria

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Hudson Valley

Want to escape New York for the weekend? Here’s what to see at the Second Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl

Galleries are hosting artist receptions, shops and restaurants are open late and buskers will line the streets of the upstate city

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Art market

Is performance art finally collectible? New London gallery event aims to move medium into mainstream market

Performance Exchange will show work this weekend by artists including Helen Cammock, Abbas Zahedi and Tim Etchells in collaboration with ten commercial spaces

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London

What to see during Mayfair Art Week in London

From portraits of Napoleon and his wife reunited after nearly 200 years to Rafael Nadal's buttocks

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Art market

Abstract art, mid-century furniture and contemporary design all under one roof at new London gallery

LAMB opens this week in the Georgian townhouse formerly occupied by Bernard Shapero rare books

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Commercial galleries

It’s coming home: Art gallery to open in the grounds of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

New space is run by the publishers of OOF, a magazine which marries art and football

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Art market

Sun, sea and Esther Schipper: Berlin gallery pops up in Mallorca and Taipei this summer

This is the first time the Berlin-based gallery will open temporary spaces

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Contemporary art

'If you are of the camp that wants to keep the art world an exclusive club, then look away now'

Silos are tight in the arts, but here's how musicians, artists and writers and can work together to bring in new audiences

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Art market

As the Euros kick off, we ask…what has football got to do with art? Quite a lot, actually

The European Super League, an elite alliance betraying football’s roots, was scuppered by fans. These same power structures exist in the art world – so where’s the resistance?

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Art market

Hauser & Wirth expands its already large footprint in Los Angeles

The gallery is opening a second space in West Hollywood, in a former car showroom

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Carroll Dunham: You have to love painting to try and subvert it

During a new show at Galerie Max Hetzler, the American artist discusses the archetypal nudes in his canvases and his "uptight and conservative" attachment to painting

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Art market

Galleries: London's oldest shopping mall needs you

Burlington Arcade has 12 empty units and its owners want art businesses to help fill them

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The Art Newspaper Live

What now? How London’s gallery scene can survive in a post-pandemic world. Sign up for our live online talk on 3 June

We're looking at the full effect of Covid-19 on the commercial sector and the ways to protect against it. Featuring Sadie Coles, Bomi Odufunade and Jeremy Epstein. Moderated by Louisa Buck. Sponsored by Crozier

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Our critic's choice of London Gallery Weekend shows: Central

It's not just blue-chip galleries that have made our list of top exhibitions to see in central London where the city-wide event kicks off on 4 June

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Our critic's choice of London Gallery Weekend shows: South

The spotlight turns on south London on 5 June where exciting young artists are getting their debut shows and veterans who represented Britain at the Venice Biennale are making a comeback

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Our critics' choice of London Gallery Weekend: East

Much like the area itself, the galleries of east London are presenting an eclectic mix of exhibitions, so our critics have joined forces and picked some of their favourites

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Why are there so few black-owned galleries in London?

Despite the stars of so many artists of colour rising in the West, the trend is not reflected within the dealer community

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Meet Jade Montserrat, the Black artist who took on the British art establishment

As her first major solo show opens at Bosse & Baum during London Gallery Weekend, we speak to the artist about her art, her activism and what it was like growing up in rural Yorkshire

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Art market

London gallery hub Cromwell Place partners with Abu Dhabi Art fair to show emerging artists

Fair will show works by Emirati artists Hind Mezaina, Afra Al Dhaheri and Afra Al Suwaidi in South Kensington this June

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Photography

Magnum Photos announces major new Paris gallery space

News comes as the agency prepares to reopen London space with a show of German fashion photographer Herbert List

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Best shows for... discovering the next hot name

From gabber-inspired altarpieces to repurposed Brazilian matchboxes—here are four of the best emerging artists showing during London Gallery Weekend

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Best shows for... art history nerds

Tear yourself away from museums and libraries for one weekend to catch a rare revival of Jean Dubuffet’s “living painting” performance and Takis’s first European show since his death in 2019

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

Best shows for... families with children

Commercial galleries are getting down with the kids and welcoming little ones during London Gallery Weekend

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Art market

Will gallery weekends replace art fairs?

There are advantages to staying local in a post-pandemic world

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London Gallery Weekend 2021

New kids in the Enclave: how Deptford became south London's hottest gallery hub

Peckham move over, there's a new artistic Mecca in town

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Art market

Art Basel in Hong Kong: fair still on track to open amid calls to boycott city and tough coronavirus restrictions

Exhibitors are down from 242 to 104 in a condensed fair that runs alongside Art Central in the same venue from 21 to 23 May

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Art market

Lehmann Maupin opens a summer popup in Taipei, expanding further into the spirited Asian market

The space will open in the Neri & Hu designed Kimpton Hotel Da An in Taiwan

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Art market

Thaddaeus Ropac is the latest Western gallery to open in Seoul

With its resilient economy through the pandemic, South Korea is attracting the art industry's attention, with rumours of Frieze launching a fair in Seoul next year

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Art market

Out of Africa and into Messums: UK gallery launches new photography department with vintage prints of Karen Blixen's life in Kenya

Some of the images taken by the younger brother of the Danish author, whose memoir became an Oscar-winning film, reflect colonialist attitudes that the exhibition aims to confront

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Museums

Pinault's Bourse de Commerce plans to finally launch on 22 May as Macron gives French museums the green light to reopen

Health passes to certify visitors are Covid-free will be mandatory at cultural venues

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Art market

Busy Gallery Weekend Beijing brings city's art scene back to life

This year's event, delayed from March, included 30 galleries and museums across the city

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Art market

White Cube announces exclusive worldwide representation of Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi

British gallery will work in collaboration with the Noguchi Museum in New York

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Art market

Flight of the Balloon Dog: Jeff Koons leaves Gagosian and David Zwirner galleries for Pace

The gallery will now represent the shiniest and most expensive living artist worldwide

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Art market

NFTs in IRL: the rise of digital art galleries in physical spaces

Bricks-and-mortar commercial spaces are bringing crypto art to life, "providing an experience beyond the artwork living on a cell phone”

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Climate Change

Launch of Artists Commit intensifies the push to act on climate change

Organisation aims to put pressure on galleries to adopt sustainable practices

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Art market

As the market for their artists booms, African galleries take control by expanding to the West

With outposts springing up from London to Los Angeles, dealers are putting their artists on the global map

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Let loose after lockdown: London’s best gallery shows

Plus, Idris Khan on his latest show and James Welling on an ancient Greek Kore

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Exhibitions

Lockdown easing: the best gallery shows to see in London right now

Eerie wooden cabins, rural quiltmakers and dismembered, tentacular dolls are among our highlights from the city's commercial exhibitions

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Art market

French galleries sue state over Covid-19 closure

The gallery association CPGA is going to court, claiming its members are “victims of a distortion of competition” as auction houses are allowed to stay open

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Art market

How three New York galleries are expanding against the odds

Despite the pandemic, Grimm Gallery, Salon 94 and PPOW are all taking on new spaces in Manhattan—here they tell us why

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Art market

First London Gallery Weekend to feature a whopping 87 galleries including David Zwirner, Gagosian and Sadie Coles

Citywide event launching in June will focus on three different areas of the UK capital

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Art Basel Art Market Report

Art Basel/UBS report: global art market shrinks by almost a quarter to $50.1bn during Covid-19 crisis

Online sales, a growing pool of billionaires and reduced overheads all helped sustain the trade when physical art fairs and auctions all but disappeared

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Art market

Berlin dealer Johann König opens new space in Seoul

Opening next month, the new space will include a sculpture garden on a roof terrace

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Commercial galleries

Art world reels as New York gallery Metro Pictures announces closure

Long-standing Chelsea gallery was synonymous with the artists of Pictures Movement—including Cindy Sherman, discovered while working as a receptionist

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Abstract Expressionism

Jeanne Reynal, a woman Abstract Expressionist who ‘painted in stone’, gets overdue recognition

Her monochrome mosaics using cement, gemstones and sometimes teeth are now on view in New York

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Commercial galleries

Garrett Bradley is now represented by Lisson Gallery

The Oscar-shortlisted filmmaker who has work currently at MoMA and the New Museum, said she was drawn to the gallery’s artist roster and international reach

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Commercial galleries

Poacher turned gamekeeper? Stefan Simchowitz opens Los Angeles gallery

“I support so many artists and I’d like to provide exhibition opportunities for them,” says the controversial dealer and art advisor

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Art market

After San Francisco loses Gagosian, the city's galleries are collaborating to survive

Mega-gallery's closure will not affect Californian city's small but vibrant art scene, local dealers say—this is "not a place that responds to grandiose braggadoci"

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A brush with

As new gallery platform South South launches, collaborator and curator Elvira Dyangani Ose reveals her greatest cultural influences

The director of non-profit gallery The Showroom in London discusses her love of Audre Lorde's poetry and the music of Thelonious Monk

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Art market

Hauser and Wirth's Menorcan 'quarantine island' will open in July with Mark Bradford show

Warning: contains graphic images of sun-drenched Balearic art idyll

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Art market

House of Frieze: fair company reveals more details about new London gallery space

No.9 Cork Street will launch in October, to be hired out to galleries for pop-up exhibitions and used for Frieze talks and events year round

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Exhibitions

Mary Heilmann: My work follows 'no linear time. It's all a chunk'

As her Hauser & Wirth exhibition launches online, the 81-year-old artist tells us about her early influences, being taught by David Hockney, and why pink is punk

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Art market

Pandemic prompts New York artists to leave the city in search of more affordable space

Tara Donovan, GaHee Park and artist-owners of Brooklyn's Elijah Wheat Showroom are among those who are leaving in pursuit of nature

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Germany

Germany doubles pandemic aid for arts with an extra €1 billion funding

Some galleries received funding in the first package for exhibitions they can’t open in lockdown

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Art market

Russian contemporary art pioneer embarks on $2m project to restore Isaak Levitan's former Moscow studio

Vladimir Ovcharenko won a state tender for the crumbling studio of the 19th century artist and now he must turn it into an art space within seven years

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Art Market Eye

Can Paris snatch the art market crown from London?

The French capital seems resurgent, but other elements may intervene

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Commercial galleries

Galleria Continua opens new Paris space with JR-curated show

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, Italian gallery hopes to "generate smiles" with second outpost in France

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Art market

Social media replaces fairs as the third most successful sales channel for galleries in 2020, study reveals

Websites have replaced walk-ins as the second best way to sell art, but staying in top position is outreach to existing clients, according to Artsy Gallery Insights 2021 Report

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Artists

‘Britain’s most important political artist’ Peter Kennard joins London gallery

Richard Saltoun exhibition will include artist’s earliest works incorporating newspaper images

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The Buck stopped here

'A global conversation'—in face of pandemic, 21 galleries launch a collaborative exhibition programme

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Art market

With new Chelsea space, Nara Roesler expands Brazilian presence in New York

Gallery moves from Upper East Side to larger Chelsea space and will launch residency program to promote Brazilian curators in the US

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Art market

Courtney Willis Blair becomes partner at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

She is one of a small few Black partners at white-owned galleries in the US

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Art market

New online platform puts London’s emerging art scene on the map—literally

Credit X has created digital map and database of less established art spaces and galleries in the hopes of balancing out an art world "shaped by market forces", it says

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Art market

Frieze takes gallery space on London's Cork Street for 'ambitious' exhibitions

Magazine publisher and fair organiser plans to rent the premises on a permanent basis

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Art market

New gallery platform South South launches to promote art from outside the dominant US-Europe axis

Goodman Gallery's Liza Essers came up with the idea in lockdown and plans an online selling event, called Veza, using auction technology in February

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Art market

Art market 2020: the year of cancel culture and bricks-and-clicks

A year marked by wholesale event cancellations and job losses has also seen the art market innovate to keep businesses going.

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coronavirus

Colourist painter and Royal Academician Philip Sutton opens new gallery—at the age of 92

Artist—who is now blind in one eye and lives in a sheltered care home—is launching a space in Bridport, England, to sell his own works

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Art market

'A crisis is always a good time to unite': Russian art galleries form new alliance to boost industry

The Association of Galleries aims to simplify the country's customs procedures and secure government funding

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Art market

Pace to take over Blain Southern's former gallery in London expansion

Announcement comes as two of the gallery's presidents in the US are facing allegations of abuse in the workplace

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Art market

Pastures new: why some top gallery staff are moving on from longtime jobs

Without art fairs and hectic travel, the pandemic has transformed the way most of us work—and some are branching out rather than returning to their old lifestyle

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Art market

Gagosian director Sam Orlofsky let go following allegations of ‘unacceptable and repugnant’ misconduct against women

Gallery brought in outside counsel to investigate claims against the senior New York-based digital-focused director, who was suspended without pay last month

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Art market

London galleries to accommodate collectors ‘by appointment’ during second coronavirus lockdown

Some dealers say they will continue to hold private viewings for buyers, while opening hours are extended in the West End tonight

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The Insiders

Activist art steps in when words are not enough

Fiona Banner drops a klanger outside Defra while Laure Provost takes language to new levels

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Private view

Our pick of must-see gallery shows opening around the world in November

From new works by the emerging artist Collins Obijiaku in Accra to a pre-election tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in Los Angeles

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Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama on 2020: ‘O demons of unwonted fate. We will stand and face you’

New publication—described as “most personal book to date”—will focus on artist’s use of language

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Real estate

The pull of Palm Beach proves irresistible for blue-chip galleries—but for how long?

Lehmann Maupin and Paula Cooper are the latest to join dealers like Acquavella and Pace in setting up seasonal spaces in the Sunshine State

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Art market

Richard Saltoun Gallery builds entire 2021 exhibition programme around late political philosopher Hannah Arendt

Her work addresses relevant issues today such as tyranny, fascism and totalitarianism, dealer says

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Covid-19

Exclusive survey: how small US galleries are surviving the coronavirus crisis as Trump tables relief plans

With a second federal aid package stalled until after the election, our study reveals the financial straits some galleries are finding themselves in—and how they are responding

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Augmented reality

Place Michael Eden’s intricate sculpture in your own home with The Art Newspaper’s new AR app feature

View museum-worthy works in your surroundings with a click of a button

In partnership withAdrian Sassoon

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Closures

Marian Goodman to close London gallery

The New York-based art dealer will instead launch a project initiative in the city, with no permanent space, starting next autumn

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Art market

Miami Beach launches residency programme to help artists and businesses in lieu of Art Basel tourism revenue

The initiative encourages property owners to lend their vacant spaces for free and offers $2,500 stipends to artists—but they may still need to pay rent

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Art market

Fancy a free Takashi Murakami work? Perrotin gallery launches art treasure hunt in Paris

French gallery is hiding 20 valuable works in the empty nave of the Grand Palais—and the public have 48 hours to find them and take them home

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Art market

From flat white to white cube: Lévy Gorvy opens gallery in former Pret a Manger in Mayfair

Firm now plans to extend its lease after Long Museum buys huge Tu Hongtao painting on show in the new space

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Art market

'The art world had become extremely aggressive': Rachel Lehmann on a return to localism and intimacy in the art market

As Lehmann Maupin opens at London's Cromwell Place, its co-founder speaks about systemic change—and addresses recent allegations against the gallery

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Shanghai

British-Chinese artist Gordon Cheung left out of pocket by Shanghai gallery

Ten years on, defunct Other Gallery owes the artist almost £44,000 and has yet to return 16 works

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Commercial galleries

Superblue unveils installations by James Turrell, Es Devlin and teamLab to inaugurate its Miami space

An outgrowth of PaceX, the experiential art centre is the first in a series of planned galleries that focus on the intersection of technology and art

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William Kentridge

William Kentridge on turning his drawings into films, being inspired by dreams—and catching Covid-19

The South African artist talks about his new animation City Deep, now on show at Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg

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Frieze London 2020

Your guide to London's Frieze Week 2020

Including: the seven best shows • align your chakras, Frieze Week is getting spiritual • the challenges of making sculpture during a pandemic and more

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Art market

In search of la bella vita, Mendes Wood sets up in bucolic Italian villa

Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Cristina Canale, Vojtěch Kovařík, Paulo Nazareth and Brice Guilbert at Villa Era as clients seek a more rural art experience during pandemic

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The Insiders

Galleries start to clean up their environmental act with new climate coalition

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Private view

Private view: must see gallery shows opening in October

From Theaster Gates's black bricks at Gagosian to Gillian Wearing's contemplative lockdown self-portraits at Maureen Paley

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Art market

Paula Rego leaves Marlborough gallery for Victoria Miro

The 85-year-old artist will have a major retrospective at Tate Britain in 2021

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Art market

'I'm always amazed, in this business, by how seriously some people take themselves': Stephen Friedman on 25 years as an art dealer

The Canadian came to London as a 22-year-old, fell in love with the city and never left

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Museums

Paris court case shines a light on growing cosiness between curators, state museums and galleries

Marlborough gallery and a retired Guimet Museum curator are accused of bribery in their promotion of the artist Chu Teh-Chun—but say they broke no rules

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Art market

Lisson, Sadie Coles HQ and Stephen Friedman to open (temporarily) on London's Cork Street during Frieze week

In lieu of an October fair, the blue-chip galleries will congregate around the Mayfair street during what would—under normal circumstances—be the London art market's busiest month

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Art market

The fairs are back in town: greater China reopens for business

Art021, West Bund Art & Design Fair and Art Taipei among fairs due to open in the region this autumn despite travel restrictions, shipping woes and Covid-19 fears

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Commercial galleries

Cancel art galleries? Staff take grievances against employers to Instagram

Anonymously posted incidents of racism and sexism are forcing greater scrutiny towards problematic behaviour within the industry