Franco Fanelli

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Obituaries

Germano Celant—champion of Arte Povera—dies of coronavirus, aged 80

Critic and curator was also the first to bring together contemporary art and fashion

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coronavirus

The BBC fights back with 'Culture in Quarantine' against the UK government’s plan to destroy it

A leading Italian art critic says that it is dictators and populists who fear culture and that the BBC’s creativity will be vital to coronavirus Britain, now and in the aftermath

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Art market

Small Italian galleries could suffer from influx of foreign dealers

Il Giornale dell'Arte's deputy editor weighs in

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Mamma mia! Show on motherhood opens in Milan

Massimiliano Gioni’s latest exhibition looks at the relationship between women and power in the 20th century

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Venice Biennale

A welcome surprise: Okwui Enwezor's Biennale 'forefronts aesthetics as well as theory'

Critic Franco Fanelli finds All the World's Futures an enticing mix of drama and utopia<br>

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Venice Biennale

Forget the Venice Biennale, what about Expo Milan?

The Lombardy capital creates a feast for the senses—not least a gigantic food-related show

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Andy Warhol

Celebrity frisson: new Andy Warhol photographs

Photographs by the wigged Sphinx of Manhattan are published by his old dealer

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Art market

What's on at the Italian contemporary galleries: March 1998

Anish Kapoor and Mayan motifs

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Censorship

Here we go again: books of Mapplethorpe photographs banned from sale at the V&A and Harrods

The episode had overtones of "An American were-wolf in London"

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Documenta

Documenta '92 report: If art is dead, is the artist a zombie?

It's heavily influenced by the work of Joseph Beuys and shows the near and distant past rather than the present, with plenty of conceptual appropriation