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Biennials & festivals

At the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the city becomes a community landscape

Projects and site-specific installations have been brought into six neigbourhoods, taking local needs into account

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Restitution

Looted African works that France has promised to return to Benin will be shown in Paris museum for one last time

The exhibition Benin: the Restitution of 26 Works from the Royal Treasures of Abomey at Musée du quai Branly–Jacques Chirac will be on view for five days in October

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Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold to get her first New York retrospective at the New Museum in 2022

The exhibition will span six decades and explore Ringgold as both an artist and political activist

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The Buck stopped here

Pop goes pastoral: Sarah Lucas and friends take over rural theatre with multilayered group show of female imagery

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Art market

‘Opera is boring’: Marina Abramovic’s cinematic ode to soprano Maria Callas opens in London

Belgrade-born performance artist discusses recasting opera for a younger generation, how the diva label is “dubious” and why sex is better post-menopause

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From art that's barely there to Alicja Kwade’s heart: what to see at Berlin Art Week

The German capital is awash with exhibitions, performances and events after a quieter edition last year

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NFTs

‘We have no doubt NFTs are art’: after selling tokenised Leonardo, Hermitage plans exhibition of born-digital works

Russian museum will look beyond the market hype to address deeper questions about "the specific possibilities of this medium", says contemporary art curator Dimitri Ozerkov

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Rediscovering the East London Group: the part-time, working-class artists who depicted the capital between the wars

A new show in Southend-on-Sea aims to shine a light on the realist painters who fell into obscurity as tastes changed after the Second World War

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Emerging art exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Rose Nestler's bizarre barre class to fireworks and goldfish cast in resin at Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix

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The state of painting now

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Johannes Vermeer

First Cupid, now a wine glass? More revelations emerge from restored Vermeer painting in Dresden

Major restoration on Girl reading a Letter at an Open Window shows a large studded goblet later covered by a green curtain

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Jeff Koons reveals he is making NFTs, details plans for his Pace Gallery shows and remembers his hotel rendezvous with Salvador Dalí

The Balloon Dog sculptor spoke to The Art Newspaper as he announced a new art collaboration with BMW

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Recently restored Cupid joins nine Vermeer masterpieces for blockbuster show

Dresden exhibition will include Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window along with key international loans and works by other Dutch Golden Age artists

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Adham Faramawy's contemplative film on the migration of plants to Abbas Akhavan's ancient Syrian colonnades

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The Big Review: Terrible Beauty: Elephant—Human—Ivory at Humboldt Forum

The first exhibition at the controversial new museum complex in Berlin unflinchingly confronts a controversial subject

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‘Laboratory of ideas’: Paris exhibition explores Sandro Botticelli's busy studio

A new show looks at the Renaissance artist’s role as a designer and head of a busy workshop as well as the inventor of an instantly recognisable style

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V&A's groundbreaking British design exhibition 75 years on—what can a post-pandemic UK learn from this historic show?

A prioritisation of design and a harnessing of public spirit are vital in the face of challenges posed by Brexit and Covid-19

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Video games

From Atari to the No Fly List, artist Yucef Merhi uncovers the pervasive power of technology

The Venezuela-born artist’s pioneering work exploring information systems is on view in two shows in Miami

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‘Athletic prowess and great ambition’: major Joan Mitchell survey begins its three-stop tour

Exhibition on the Abstract Expressionist includes little-known paintings and explores the influence of poetry on her work

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The Obama portraits arrive at the Brooklyn Museum

The portraits of former President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley and former First Lady Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald continue their national tour in New York

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pre-Raphaelite paintings go on show in his refurbished historic London theatre

Composer has funded a two-year, £60m renovation of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane to turn it into a public gallery and heritage attraction

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Digital art

Van Gogh meets Dubai Mall: a look inside the huge immersive digital art space that has opened in the UAE

Infinity des Lumières is the largest centre of its kind in the region

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Dusseldorf exhibition on Jewish dealer Max Stern finally opens next month—but former backers want nothing to do with it

A previous version of the show was due to open in 2018, but was cancelled at short notice. Now it is being shunned.

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Art & Technology

Immersive, interactive and a great way to display NFTs: Falko Alexander Gallery’s expansive VR exhibition

With its first virtual venture, an emerging gallery in Cologne removes the barrier between real life and virtual reality

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Biennials & festivals

Could new Banksy works help seaside spot become the next UK City of Culture?

Several works recently sprayed in the area by street artist "may be an endorsement", Great Yarmouth Borough Council says

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Judy Chicago

Radical from the start: Judy Chicago’s retrospective at the De Young Museum goes beyond The Dinner Party

The exhibition demonstrates how the artist has “always been progressive in her thinking” about social issues, from feminism to environmentalism

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Controversies

Whitworth Gallery in Manchester U-turns on decision to remove pro-Palestine statement after Forensic Architecture threaten to pull work

Exhibition addressing the use of tear gas in Palestine adjusted to “give voice to different perspectives” following intervention by Israeli legal groups

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Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger: ‘Thank God I’m an artist and not a movie or Tiktok star’

As a survey show opens in Chicago, the US artist discusses the political urgency of her work, her response to rip-offs, and her desire to let the work speak for her

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The complex journeys of Nazi-looted art are revealed in new exhibition

Stories of how works by Matisse, Cézanne, Chagall and others moved around during Second World War are told at New York's Jewish Museum

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Qaumajuq centre opens inaugural Indigenous triennial exhibition

The show features works by artists from Canada, New Zealand and Australia and considers themes and politics around water

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Lynn Hershman Leeson, digital art pioneer, traces the tangled web of virtual life

A sprawling exhibition at the New Museum, featuring early online works and recent projects exploring DNA, proves how farsighted her work has been

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Israel

Manchester gallery accused of provoking racial discord over exhibition on environmental effects of Israel-Palestine conflict

Cloud Studies by Forensic Architecture on show at the Whitworth Gallery has been criticised by the UK Lawyers for Israel

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Appointments & departures

A year after a racially tinged controversy, Moca Cleveland revises structure of its board of directors

Three co-presidents rather than one will oversee the institution, which has also recruited a more diverse array of board members

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The 'Michelangelo of wood carving': exhibition celebrates life and work of Grinling Gibbons, 300 years after his death

Tercentenary show opens at Bonhams in London before travelling to Compton Verney in Warwickshire

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Art market

Young British artist Tunji Adeniyi-Jones paired with Duncan Grant for the Bloomsbury set artist’s first solo show since he died in 1978

Exhibition at Charleston farmhouse in East Sussex comes as White Cube gallery announces representation of the 28-year-old Brooklyn-based painter

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Biennials & festivals

Black Lives Matter resonates throughout Edinburgh Art Festival

From abolitionist films to historical tapestries, the effects of summer 2020's protests can be felt in the Scottish capital

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Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor is converting a vast, crumbling Venetian palace into his permanent exhibition space and workshop

The 18th-century Palazzo Manfrin will house a collection of the British-Indian sculptor's work

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Getting to know Sonia Boyce: ahead of her Venice Biennale debut, a new show deep dives into her practice

UK artist has organised a group exhibition at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art displaying 12 artists who interact with the ideas behind her own works

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Surrealism, Sickert, Cézanne and Cornelia Parker’s exploding shed: what to see at Tate in 2022

British artist Hew Locke has been selected for Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries commission, while Barbara Hepworth gets a survey at Tate St Ives

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Monet’s water lilies masterpiece to be shown in UK for the first time

Painting from Paris is included in an exhibition at London's Dulwich Picture Gallery dedicated to Helen Frankenthaler to show similarities in painting style between the two artists

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The Buck stopped here

Group show of cutting edge contemporary painting opens at Carl Freedman Gallery in Margate

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As regimes are challenged in Cuba and Haiti, a timely exhibition on power and resistance opens in Miami Beach

A group show at Oolite Arts explores the ways government power plays out and can be counteracted by those under its influence

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Elba, Napoleon's Italian exile island, hosts bicentenary exhibition on the controversial French emperor

Uffizi Galleries in Florence among major lenders to show marking 200 years since his death

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Humboldt Forum

Humboldt Forum opens in Berlin—finally for real

After almost two years of delays, the ambitious museum complex launches its first in-person exhibitions

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Common cause: marking 40 years of the MacArthur Foundation's ‘genius’ awards in Chicago

Dawoud Bey, Kerry James Marshall and Julie Mehretu are among 29 MacArthur fellows exhibiting in show in 19 venues throughout Chicago

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Maurizio Cattelan unveils memorial to 9/11 in new Milan show—20 years after witnessing tragedy

Idea for the project was considered "too emotionally fraught" for New York by Guggenheim chief curator

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Albrecht Dürer's wonderful Renaissance road trip explored in major travelling exhibition

Five centuries after the German artist took a year-long journey around the Low Countries, his remarkable journal and drawings go on show in Aachen before going to London

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Baltimore Museum of Art

Security guards become guest curators at the Baltimore Museum of Art

The forthcoming show, developed with the help of art historian Lowery Stokes Sims, aims to highlight a “multiplicity of curatorial voices in major institutions”

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Like Goya, a ‘renegade’: exploring Bob Thompson’s high-octane challenges to Western art

An exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art probes how the African-American painter defied expectations

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Face doesn't fit? Getty Center show to shed new light on triptych by 14th-century artist Paolo Veneziano

First US exhibition devoted to the Trecento artist questions previous assumptions and reunites key panels

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‘National histories are not national facts’: British Art Show 9 kicks off in Aberdeen with ambitious exhibition tackling latest issues

The show of 47 artists will evolve as it tours to venues in Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth

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Film

What happens if you cross breast milk with celluloid? Enter the weird world of handmade film

A new season of experimental cinema has opened at the Barbican showing works made by drawing, painting, scratching and otherwise messing about with the surface of film

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The Big Review: Slavery at the Rijksmuseum

Four years in the making, the exhibition has gained new urgency after the murder or George Floyd. How unflinchingly does it address its subject and its collection?

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh’s self-portraits: what do they really reveal?

An exhibition at London’s Courtauld Gallery will be the most comprehensive ever held of Vincent's paintings of himself

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Art market

Sotheby's will sell Christo's preparatory works for Arc de Triomphe wrap

Proceeds from exhibition will go towards funding the monumental Paris project

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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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Picture perfect: Ellsworth Kelly’s rarely seen postcard collages on view in Saratoga

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery reopens to the public this weekend with a special exhibition of intimate works by the abstract artist

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Museums

When the US was accused of ‘plundering’ Berlin’s museums: new show reveals murky history

An exhibition opening at the Cincinnati Art Museum reveals how 14 major museums found themselves caught up in a “morally dubious” ­tour of Germany's art treasures after the Second World War

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Museums & Heritage

We tackled Dutch slaving history—the Rijksmuseum's exhibition could serve as a model of its kind

The Netherlands needs to collectively examine how its past has shaped today's society, says the director of the Amsterdam museum

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Dubai's long-awaited Expo 2020 announces artist line-up

Hamra Abbas, Olafur Eliasson, Yinka Shonibare and Haegue Yang are among the artists that will make works for the delayed giant world fair this autumn

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Biennials & festivals

From the fall of Big Ben to the toxic truth about clouds: three to see at Manchester International Festival

As the biennial event opens in northern English city, we pick the best art and shows on view

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Christina Quarles's fragmented figures to Igshaan Adams's sparkling dust clouds

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Photography

Photographers' Gallery in London stages first selling show dedicated to African photography

Exhibition of young photographers from the continent was organised with The Photographic Collective, a not-for-profit that promotes lesser-known artists

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Momentum biennial in Norway fires curator weeks before opening, prompting artists to withdraw work in solidarity

Organisers of the exhibition in Moss claim curator Théo-Mario Coppola "irreparably damaged" their relationship with the team

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Great women in art history make a comeback: the New Woman at the Met and Aware in Paris

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Exhibitions

The best art day trips you can take from Berlin, London and New York

From crumbling castles to beach huts and giant chalk drawings on the English coast, there's no need for PCR tests if you live near these local gems

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Why some people still care passionately whether St Jerome was Italian or Croatian (he was neither, actually)

An exhibition in Split shows that being 1,600 years old does not take you out of politics

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Paula Rego mixes politics and portraits in major show

Portuguese-British artist’s Tate Britain retrospective—her largest ever in the UK—spans her colourful 60-year career

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Major Vincent van Gogh self-portrait exhibition to open in London next year

Among the masterpieces going on show at the Courtauld Gallery will be two works painted a week apart and reunited for the first time

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Damien Hirst's Cherry Blossom paintings to be exhibited in artist's first major Paris show

Works from the series, painted by the artist rather than assistants, go on display at the Fondation Cartier this month

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Triumphant in their time, yet largely erased later: a Met exhibition explores ‘The New Woman Behind the Camera’

Chronicling the work of female photographers from the 1920s to the 1950s, a show organised with the National Gallery of Art breaks significant ground

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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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Should the Science Museum stop taking money from oil companies?

Plus, Michael Landy's exhibition at Firstsite and artist Shahzia Sikander on a manuscript miniature

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Contemporary art

Sutapa Biswas: 'Our reckoning with empire has certainly begun, but we've only scratched the surface'

Ahead of two major UK shows, the British Indian artist discusses her new work and her role in the Black British Arts movement

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Openings

Italian Futurist's Rome apartment—a 'total fusion of art and life'—revealed by MaXXI museum

The small flat inhabited and decorated by 20th-century artist Giacomo Balla is open to the public for the first time as part of a new exhibition

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Retina-bombarding films and complicated stenches: Glasgow International offers us new ways to pay attention

Scotland's largest festival of visual culture takes over sites across the city

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Museums

OCAT Shanghai closes after public outcry over Uglier and Uglier video that ranks women's attractiveness

The work by Song Ta consists of eight hours of secretly shot footage of 5,000 college women

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Public art

To see this sculpture, text the owner of a pup named Oh Papa and schedule a viewing

Adam Milner has installed his series of uncommonly intimate public sculptures in everyday locations like a bodega or a tailor’s shop, where they act as catalysts for human connection

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Mohamed Bourouissa's drug dealer slang to Alvaro Barrington's homage to the late rapper DMX

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Slavery: the groundbreaking Dutch exhibition confronting colonial history

Plus, Leonora Carrington's Surrealist children's book behind the next Venice Biennale and Rubens's landscapes reunited after 200 years

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After the South London Gallery’s ‘most challenging year ever’, Christina Quarles paintings and drawings go on show

Solo exhibition is the Los Angeles-based artist’s first in a London institution

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Weathervanes get their second wind in an exhibition at New York's American Folk Art Museum

The ornate devices used for measuring wind direction date back to ancient times, but they have come to be associated with Americana—and Modernist art

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What’s it been like preparing for fine art degree shows during a global pandemic?

Students from Goldsmiths, Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art reveal the highs and lows of the past year

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Controversies

'In solidarity with the Palestinian people', photographers withdraw their works from Prix Pictet show in Israel

Prize-nominated artists Shahidul Alam and Gideon Mendel will not show their works at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv

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Gustave Moreau’s 34 surviving Fables watercolours get a very rare outing

The 19th-century French symbolist's works will go on show at Waddesdon Manor before travelling to Paris

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From John Akomfrah's enthralling three-part film to Peter Hujar's nightlife photographs

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Female artists

Sexism by numbers: Guerrilla Girls ask UK public to send in statistics of females nudes vs female artists at local museums

Feminist protest groups' Male Graze project is part of the contemporary art festival Art Night

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Guerrilla Girls: corrupt museum boards, the female nude and NFTs

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Harrowing film on Japanese war-time atrocities in China is among shortlisted works on show in UK's biggest art prize

Powerful work by Japanese artist Meiro Koizumi is on show alongside five other artists in Cardiff's Artes Mundi award

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Visitors invited to row a boat through an apocalyptic underground maze in Tomás Saraceno's latest exhibition

Artist's installation in a water-filled, 19th-century reservoir in Copenhagen has been delayed for a year because of Covid

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Frank Bowling: ‘My art isn’t about politics, it’s about paint’

As several shows of his work open, the artist talks about the distinctive transatlantic influences on his art, the role of politics, and art for art’s sake

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Biennials & festivals

Venice Biennale 2022 title inspired by Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington

The exhibition’s president and curator also announced the main exhibition’s three themes

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Openings

Former tobacco factory in Athens reopens its doors as vast contemporary art space this week

Following a €1.2m renovation, the historic building will host an expansive group show on the pandemic

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O say can you see, what 100 versions of the Star-Spangled Banner reveal about America

Ahead of her Frist Art Museum show, Bethany Collins tells us about researching the US national anthem and how 72-hour Bible readings inspired her next performance

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Slavery, stray dogs and our shared stomach: Liverpool Biennial questions port city's imperial legacy

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Institutional racism and police brutality: ICA London to reopen with timely show after 15-month hiatus

Book by investigative artists Forensic Architecture and ICA presents new evidence in 2011 police killing of Mark Duggan

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The Big Review: Michael Armitage at the Royal Academy of Arts

Probing the legacies of colonialism, Armitage's seductive paintings on East African bark cloth root themselves in a non-European Modernist tradition

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Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Michael Armitage's electric paintings on bark cloth to a group show on syncopation

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Classicist Mary Beard on the infamous Roman emperor Nero

Plus, London Gallery Weekend and Nina Katchadourian on her adopted grandmother's embroidery

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Van Gogh 'immersive experiences': a guide to the global battle now reaching London

Presenting a vivid insight into Vincent’s art, Van Gogh Alive opens today in Kensington Gardens