Curators

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Venice Biennale

Wanted—curator of the British Pavilion at Venice Biennale (who will work for £12,500)

Collector Shane Akeroyd sponsors post for ten-year period

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Biennials & festivals

How to organise a biennial in the Covid era

Bangkok Art Biennale director on grappling with coronavirus constraints and displaying "sensitive" works

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prizes and contests

Venice Biennale awards Golden Lions to the late curators Okwui Enwezor and Germano Celant

Honour bestowed on four previous artistic directors of the international exhibition

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Exhibitions

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer turns curator for Dusseldorf museum

Exhibition will recall the “intense and wonderful” 1990s fashion scene with photographs by Juergen Teller, Corinne Day and Karl Lagerfeld

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Curators

German curator kidnapped in Iraq is free again

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas voices “relief” at release of Hella Mewis, an arts manager living in Baghdad who works to promote young Iraqi artists

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Curators

German curator kidnapped in central Baghdad

Hella Mewis, who works to promote young Iraqi artists, was abducted yesterday by unidentified men in the centre of the city

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diversity

Curators at Guggenheim demand ‘urgent’ reforms of racial inequities at museum

In a letter to management, they call for minority hiring efforts and an inquiry into the treatment of guest curator

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Book Club

What has the art world been reading during the coronavirus lockdown? Part two

Curators, directors and art historians tell us about the books they have been reading and revisiting

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Museums & Heritage

The show must go on: what American curators are up to in isolation

How have curators been filling their time while their museums remain closed? Creatively, it turns out

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Book Club

What is the art world reading during the coronavirus lockdown?

Curators and directors tell us about their new favourite books as The Art Newspaper launches its Book Club

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Museums

Critics demand explanation after quiet departures of Museo Jumex’s curator and director

Faults including a lack of transparency and a capricious programme have been cited following a change in management at the private museum

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Kunsthalle Wien

Are three heads better than one? How to run a museum as a collective

Curatorial group WHW (What, How & for Whom), who are joint directors of Vienna’s Kunsthalle, on their experimental approach to museum leadership and exhibitions

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Museums & Heritage

Face-off with a founding father: Brooklyn honours African art by placing it amidst its other collections

New exhibition seeks to “fill in the blanks that are still present in museums and art history books”

Podcast

Tschabalala Self and radical figurative painting

The US artist discusses figurative painting ahead of her Whitechapel show; plus, why pregnancy was rarely depicted in the art of the past

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Controversies

Don't be angry that Tate's 'Head of Coffee' gets £39,500—be mad that salaries in both hospitality and the arts aren't higher

The London museum's job advert has upset the art world but these industries should not be pitted against one another, says barista Celeste Wong

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Obituaries

The Getty Museum curator who hired the Rolling Stones for 15 shillings a head

Self-taught Gillian Wilson put together the 20th century’s best collection of French decorative arts

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UK politics

Too much politics? UK Green party MP and anti-Brexit campaigner Caroline Lucas turns curator

High-profile UK politician will organise a show of works at Towner Art Gallery that focus on the environment

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Okwui Enwezor

Okwui Enwezor was one of the most influential curators in history

The Art Newspaper's features editor Ben Luke pays tribute

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Obituaries

Hans Ulrich Obrist remembers his friend Okwui Enwezor

Many of Enwezor's ideas "are more relevant today than ever before", Obrist says

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Exhibitions

Making art history: Zeng Fanzhi organises first show on Cézanne, Morandi and Sanyu

Non-selling exhibition at Gagosian Hong Kong includes works from Asian private collections

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Curators

Globetrotting curators: the international search for art

Leading curators on their travel schedules, how technology shapes their visions—and whether they are aware of their carbon footprints

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Books

Many pictures but no big picture: book struggles to capture the extraordinary life of Harald Szeemann

Volume on pioneering curator takes an admiring, rather than a critically analytical, approach

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Documenta

Documenta to name new artistic director by early 2019

Quinquennial appoints eight-member search committee for curator of 2022 edition

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Frieze New York

On the road, from Iraq to Germany

The Iraqi-Kurdish artist Hiwa K on migration and contemporary politics

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Frieze New York

Frieze Artist Award winner Kapwani Kiwanga takes on colonialism

Imposing open-air work made of African farming fabric opens at New York fair this week

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Politics

Polish art world calls on national museum to stage 'major international show' against fascism

An open letter to Krakow institution asks for exhibition to counter rise of the right in Poland

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Biennials & festivals

Diana Campbell Betancourt: 'How I put together the Dhaka Art Summit'

Chief curator of biennial south Asian art platform discusses her gruelling schedule, rediscovered art work stores, and how art world friends can help with insurance

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Biennials & festivals

Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda named co-curators of next Taipei Biennale

Exhibition opening in November will explore grassroots communities

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Expert Eye: Dan Cameron

Curator picks his top works at Art Basel in Miami Beach

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Obituaries

Tim Hunt—flâneur and the curator of the Andy Warhol Foundation—has died, aged 60

"He was the most charming, kind and witty individual imaginable, for whom nobody had a bad word, which is rare in the art world"

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New Museum

Young artists get their big moment in the Big Apple at the New Museum's Generational Triennial

The New Museum bets on future stars who deal with our digital world

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Women artists dominate Art Basel Miami Beach’s new “Survey” section

The new section explores art from the 60s and 70s

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Photography

Photo shows that made history

As a new book surveys landmark photographic exhibitions, museums are only starting to catch up with the digital revolution of the medium

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Ruschenberg Foundation

Rauschenberg inspires tomorrow’s curators

The Rauschenberg Foundation competition is now open

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Books

Books: Have curators and collectors replaced critics? Paul Wood demystifies while Alistair Hicks disappoints

Two very different books speak to a worrying trend in the critique of art

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Interviews

The best that was and will be: Curator interviews

Curators and scholars on their key exhibitions of 2013, 2014 and beyond.

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Interviews

Pac-Man at MoMA: Interview with Paola Antonelli

The museum's senior curator of architecture and design speaks about a show opening this month about the diversity and pervasiveness of design in the virtual and physical worlds

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Museum of Modern Art New York

Pac-Man at MoMA? it’s no game

Paola Antonelli on a show opening this month about the diversity and pervasiveness of design in the virtual and physical worlds.

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François Pinault

Pinault appoints curator for first Palazzo Grassi show..

The French billionaire chooses Alison Gingeras from the Guggenheim

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Salvador Dalí

Pompidou promotes Dalí as forerunner to performance art in new exhibition

The chaotic layout of the show is designed to embrace the theatricality and madness of the great artist

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Curators

Tate Britain fills curatorial gaps

new curators take the place of the three just gone

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Art Basel

While Art Basel's outlook stays cosmopolitan, US artists are left in the cold by curators

Documenta, Manifesta, La Triennale and the Kiev Biennale strike a different tone to the art market

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Interviews

Western perspectives on Hong Kong’s gallery scene: Interview with Graham Steele and Robin Peckham

White Cube’s Graham Steele and the US curator Robin Peckham discuss their new spaces in the Central district

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April 2012

Pompidou at war with its US donors

The president of the Paris museum and chairman of its American fundraisers go head to head over expense of India show and how it raises cash in the US

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Tate Britain

Tate Britain Director defends curatorial changes

Constable and Turner experts may go

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Interviews

Interview with Nicholas Serota: The importance of curating Gerhard Richter

The latest exhibition he has curated opened just last week at Tate Modern, “Gerhard Richter: Panorama”

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Mexico City

Mexico’s female focus

Fair devotes section to emerging women artists

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Video, film & new media

Outcry over lab’s decision to stop printing 16mm film

Tate Modern curator and leading artist head protests

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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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Curators

The rise of 'curators' in commercial spaces blurs the lines of the art world, with galleries offering non-selling and historical shows that mimic a museum

“Here’s this unbelievable stage... why make it just about money?”

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Collectors

Ziba Ardalan de Weck on five years of London’s Parasol Unit

“It’s much more satisfying than buying paintings”

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Tate Britain

News bites: the art world celebrates, commemorates, curates, complains, and ... stinks

Dr Penelope Curtis is a renowned scholar but also has a track record—as an exhibited artist

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Interviews

Interview with Robert Storr: Most theory has little bearing on art

The critic and curator spoke to The Art Newspaper about the role of art theory, and what advice he is giving to his students in today’s artistic climate.

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Tate

Tate looks to young international artists with £120,000 acquisition fund

The works selected reflect Tate's increasingly global outlook and support of young artists

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Curators

Interview with Achim Borchardt-Hume, new chief curator for Whitechapel

Borchardt-Hume on history, community and leaving the Tate

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Censorship

Terrorism exhibition cancelled at Chelsea Art Museum

Museum curator resigns over claims of censorship

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Tate

Tate’s Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund picks bring new artists to the gallery

The supercharged shopping trip was worth £125,000 this year

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Conveyor belt of directors continues as the world wonders, what is going on at the Ullens Center in Beijing?

Since it opened last November, four out of five senior curators and directors have left and one has apparently been redeployed

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Interviews

Interview with Robert Storr, director of the 2007 Venice Biennale: "I would recommend dramatically increasing the number of national pavilions"

In the second part of our interview with Storr, he considers the question of how to make the historic event truly representative of today’s global art world

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Rudolf Zwirner

New guest lecturer: Rudolf Zwirner

College of Visual Arts in Brunswick

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Books

Books: Kirk Varnedoe’s Mellon lectures prove to be a fitting swansong for the famous MoMA curator

Given three months before his death, these last lectures are now in print

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Museums

Former MoMA chairman’s oddball art goes under the hammer

William Lieberman’s eclectic holdings yielded bargains

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Museums

Latin American curator for MoMA

Luís Perez-Oramas, who currently serves as adjunct curator of drawings at the museum, is the institution’s first curator of Latin American Art

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Takashi Murakami

Murakami to Gagosian?

Japanese artist and curator may have moved on from his gallerist of 10 years

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Fakes & copies

Fake art: “Criminality in the Russian art market has reached alarming levels”

Tretyakov curator speaks out and admits being taken in by forgers

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Features

The Art Newspaper exclusive on the memoir MoMA declined to publish: The details

Here we publish an account of the memoirs of the late William S. Rubin, director of the paintings and sculpture department of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, for 15 years

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Museums

The Art Newspaper exclusive on the memoir MoMA declined to publish

Shortly before his death in January, William Rubin handed us his manuscript

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Museums

Terry Riley to leave MoMA

The head of Architecture and Design will instead focus on his own firm

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Museums

MoMA appoints new chief curator of drawings

Cornelia H. Butler, previously at the LA Museum of Contemporary Art, scores the role

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Tate

Outside curators buy for Tate at Frieze

This year's haul included video, installations, and photos but no paintings

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François Pinault

Mr Pinault’s director returns to the Walker

Philippe Vergne had been appointed director of François Pinault’s foundation for contemporary art

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Art Basel

Harald Szeemann remembered at Art Basel

At a function in honour of the prolific curator, friend Guido Magnaguagno recounted their time together fondly

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Collectors

Cuban-born Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz discuss their work as both collectors and as curators

They receive 5000 visitors a year in their house, which has become a personal Kunsthalle 16 years in the making

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François Pinault

Pinault Foundation names its first director

Philippe Vergne is senior curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis

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Venice Biennale

Women curators appointed for the first time ever, to be followed by an American in 2007

Less circus, more focus at the Venice Biennale

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Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale gets two women curators

Appointment of Maria Corral and Rosa Martinez announced

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Mark Haworth-Booth leaves V&A after 34 years

Achievements include inaugurating the museum's permanent photography gallery

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Exhibitions

Mona Hatoum is the latest artist to curate an Artist's Choice exhibition at the MoMA

The show is named “Here is elsewhere” since “most of the artists in the exhibition, because of their gender, sexual orientation, colour, or cultural background, speak from a critical position outside the status quo”

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Books

Super sculpture scholarship collections in quick succession

The Victoria and Albert Museum has published its catalogues of the British, German, and Netherlandish collections in quick succession

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Museums

MoMA curatorial swaps

John Elderfield and Kynaston McShine exchange positions

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Interviews

Interview with Sherman Lee: “Innovation, wherever it occurs, is ‘modern’, and people could be more modern in ancient times than we are now”

One of the great connoisseurs of our time, the curator of the current exhibition of Chinese art at the Guggenheim talks about Chinese art seen from within and without

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Tate

Tate appoints associate curator of Latin American art

Cuauhtémoc Medina has nabbed the position, intended to broaden the Tate's sights beyond Europe and North America

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Art Basel

James E. Rondeau to head Art Basel Miami Beach

The seasoned curator will now turn his attention to the direction of the Modern and contemporary art fair

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Artist interview

Synthesiser’s synthetic synthesis: Interview with leading New Media artist Leo Villareal

He talks to The Art Newspaper ahead of his upcoming show at White Columns

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Tate Modern

Artists of the world united

Cities provide the context for many of the 20th century’s most important innovations, but are also environments in which literature, music, art and thought merge, split or collide with one another. Tate Modern’s first major exhibition since opening ambitiously comprises nine sections, 13 curators and 1,500 works spread over two floors. The display combines the scale and global scope of an international biennial with the historical perspective of art’s most varied century

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Saatchi Gallery

London News: A revolutionary row at Saatchi as changes come to the Turbine Hall, Whitechapel and Wapping

Whitechapel curator goes .com, more power into art and Juan Muñoz is the next artist for Tate Modern

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Tate Britain

Anatomies of exhibitions: Tate Britain. "To define British art"

Director Stephen Deuchar and curators Christine Riding and Robin Hamlyn reveal how they choose the shows

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Ireland

Exhibition of Visual Art (EV+A) in Limerick remains relevant and provocative

Pigs not caught in flagrante delicto and women wrestling with balloons are just some of the delights at this multi-venue biennale curated by Rosa Martínez

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Exhibitions

Putting Matisse and Picasso back in the ring at Tate Modern

Matisse wanted his art to be like a comfortable easy chair, while Picasso preferred to think of art as a weapon. But did these statements correspond with reality?

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Iwona Blazwick

Iwona Blazwick on her time with Tate and the future of Whitechapel

The number two position at Tate Modern might satisfy most curators but Blazwick has given it up to direct the Whitechapel Art Gallery

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Interviews

The house that Michael built: Interview with Michael Auping

An interview with one of the curators of this year’s Whitney Biennial as his sculpture exhibition moves south of the Texan border

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Interviews

Interview with Marcia Tucker on building a truly contemporary museum: “Process, not product”

Marcia Tucker, the founding director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, reviews her work of the past twenty-two years

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Interviews

The brains behind the Biennale: Interview with Harald Szeemann

The Biennale director who launched the “Aperto” section for young artists is now replacing it with “d’Apertutto” as the theme of Biennale ‘99

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Interviews

We must salvage what remains of the past: Interview with Johnson Chang

The guru of avant-garde Chinese art in the Eighties and early Nineties talks now of a return to tradition

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Exhibitions

Behind the scenes at MoMA with John Elderfield and Kirk Varnedoe

Exhibitions, projects, budgets, and attendance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

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Tate

Tate Gallery: With Bow Bells, Cockney costermongers and artists

Iwona Blazwick describes a new and socially engaged style of curatorship at London’s future Tate Gallery of Modern Art

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Obituaries

Obituary for Michael Jaffé: As demanding of himself as he was of others

A formidable connoisseur, academic and museum director who inspired many top figures in the British art world.

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Interviews

Interview with Christos Joachimides, beleaguered exhibition organiser and agent provocateur

“We have wanted to create more of an essay than a history, so we made a list of artists who have done something decisive... or who created work that one simply cannot overlook”

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Exhibitions

Womens’ rights campaigner, Mme Sadat, supports an Egyptian show with a pc twist

"Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven” is at the Brooklyn Museum 20 October - 5 January 1997