Dorian Batycka

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Poland

Culture figures unite against mounting anti-LGBTQ sentiment in Poland

Open letter—signed by prominent writers Olga Tokarczuk and Margaret Atwood—demands the release of imprisoned activist Malgorzata "Margot" Szutowicz

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Law

International Criminal Court trial begins of Jihadist police chief accused of destroying Timbuktu’s cultural heritage

Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud is on trial for war crimes in Mali

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racism

In open-letter, Jewish Museum staff ask for greater diversity and transparency

The move follows growing frustration after a Zoom meeting among employees and upper management at the New York institution

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Protests

Artist who represented Slovenia at 2015 Venice Biennale detained as country enters eighth week of anti-government protests

Jasa Mrevlje Pollak was thrown into the back of a police van during a demonstration last week triggered by corruption allegations

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Politics

'Blatant censorship': Polish government issues artists with fines—then withdraws them

Ahead of Poland's ghost election earlier this month, a group of artists carried a 14-metre letter to parliament

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Obituaries

Pioneering performance artist Ulay has died, aged 76

Marina Abramović's former partner and collaborator passed away in Ljubljana

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Private Museums

PinchukArtCenter employees claim to have been sacked after attempting to form trade union

Ukrainian institution says the 28 guides were dismissed to make way for innovation

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Poland

Right-wing director begins overhaul of Warsaw contemporary art centre

Controversial curator Piotr Bernatowicz has cancelled several 2020 exhibitions and cut funding from progressive art journal at Ujazdowski Castle CCA

Review
The Year in Review 2019

Ten memes that define the absurdity of the art world in 2019

From Maurizio Cattelan’s $120k banana to dedicated viral accounts, here are the images that tickled us this year

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Performance art

How one artist is using theatre to draw attention to the EU asylum problem

Staging of a refugee trial asking audience to determine the fate of an asylum seeker poses questions about the 'theatrification' of migration issues