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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a meditation on power to female sexual awakening

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Art market

Asia Week’s 10th anniversary brings classic and contemporary offerings

Our picks of highlights from commercial galleries participating in the event

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Censorship

Protests against Cuba’s censorship law continue as Havana Bienal opening nears

A new report by the non-profit organisation Pen America calls for the repeal of Decree 349 while Cuban artists ask for solidarity from biennial participants

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Disasters & destruction

Inhotim arts centre reopens in wake of deadly Brazilian dam collapse

As one of the biggest employers in the area, the vast open-air culture complex wants to support victims

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From a view of the West from China, to Carol Rama's weird works made with dolls eyes

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Frieze Los Angeles

What to buy at Frieze Los Angeles? Lisa Anne Auerbach offers psychic art advice

Artist's performance for the fair's projects programme aims to unshroud doubts around collecting and the art market

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Frida Kahlo's hidden treasures to a layered look at James Baldwin

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Controversies

Nan Goldin’s anti-opioid activist group storms New York museums

Pain held demonstrations at the Guggenheim and the Met over the weekend

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Restoration

New York Botanical Garden’s landmark glass conservatory to close for renovation

$17.7m effort includes refurbishment of “palm dome” and two galleries

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Exhibitions

Have Brooklyn and Boston bagged Frida Kahlo blockbusters?

Shows at the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston explore the Mexican artist’s love of fashion and “arte popular”

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Object lessons

Object lessons: from a heart-shaped meteorite to a censored image of Joséphine Baker

Our highlights of works being sold over the next fortnight

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Copyright

Las Vegas-based artist claims that Ariana Grande plagiarised his work

Vladimir Kush is suing the 7 Rings singer for copyright infringement

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Art market

Guggenheim deaccessions work by Zao Wou-Ki as the artist’s market swells

Following a $65m sale of the Chinese modernist’s work in October, Sotheby’s will offer an untitled work this spring to benefit the museum’s acquisition fund

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro's slave wharf museum gains ground

The Unesco-listed site is due to receive a museum of Afro-Brazilian culture

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From female artists who made their mark on New York to designs for cities of the future

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Museums

Forthcoming Las Vegas branch of the Nevada Museum of Art Museum gets underway

The museum has tapped Heather Harmon as its deputy director and needs to raise $12m by October

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US politics

NEA, Smithsonian museums and National Gallery of Art to reopen

A temporary budget deal ended the US government shutdown on Friday, allowing state-funded arts organisations to get back to work

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Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro’s government extinguishes Brazilian ministry of culture

The departments of culture, sports and social development have merged

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Artists

Louise Bourgeois’s Spider crawls across Brazil

The colossal work, one of the first arachnid sculptures the artist made, has embarked on a multi-city tour

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Brazil

Brazil’s National Museum closes the year on a poignant note

With partnerships with the Smithsonian and Google as well as donations, the institution soldiers on

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Brazil

Art collector and Credit Suisse head José Olympio da Veiga Pereira is the new president of São Paulo biennial foundation

The organisation oversees the city’s international exhibition, as well as the country’s representation at the Venice Biennale and other projects

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Art fairs

Behind the scenes: Diary of an art handler

Having to cope with everything from curious koi to melting Vaseline, an art handler’s working days are certainly never dull

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Latin American art

Ella Fontanals-Cisneros plans to take her Latin American art collection worldwide

Works from the 3,000-strong collection have already travelled to Mexico, Ecuador and Brazil and in 2019, Fontanals-Cisneros plans to “cross even more uncharted waters”

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Collector's Eye

Collector's eye: Jorge Pérez

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Artist interview

Pedro Reyes and Carla Fernández: 'death to planned obsolescence'

The Design Miami Visionary award-winners tell us about their projects at the fair

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Protest

'Tania Bruguera's bravery always stands out': art world responds to Cuban artist's arrest

Activist is among several artists detained in Havana on Monday ahead of planned protest

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Exhibitions

Top shows to see in Miami this week

From a tribute to the feminist stalwart Judy Chicago at the ICA to a reunion of the AfriCOBRA artist at MoCA

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Obituaries

Robert Morris, the conceptual sculptor and leading Minimalist, has died, aged 87

We once asked the artist for his thoughts on Minimalism; he called our questions “trivial, superficial, puerile, misdirected, irrelevant, egregious, distracted, dull, feeble, breathless, gossip-mongering, smarmy and lizard-like”

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Ivory

$1.3m worth of ivory seized in California—the largest haul since a ban was adopted in the state

The Carlton Gallery of San Diego and a nearby warehouse had hundreds of pieces

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Museums & Heritage

Rain threatens recovery effort at Brazil’s National Museum

Meanwhile, the museum partners with a Chinese tech firm to digitise its catalogued collection

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Auctions

The highs and lows of New York ‘gigaweek’

Hockney made the headlines, but other artists made waves—or flopped—at November’s auctions

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Art market

Auction house pulls seven objects from American Indian sale amid protests

Native American official calls planned auction of the items “unconscionable”

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Auctions

Phillips and Bonhams see strong sales on smaller lots

The auction houses' bottom lines suffered from unsold lots in their contemporary sales, continuing a trend of top-lot discernment during New York’s fall sales

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Features

Larry Poons: Art isn’t business

The octogenarian painter stars in The Price of Everything, a new film about the machinations of the market airing on HBO

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Auction record

Holy grail of folk ceramics made by 19th-century snake handler breaks auction record

The “snake jug” shattered the previous record for Anna Pottery, a niche favourite of Americana collectors

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Museums & Heritage

Native American group denounces Met’s exhibition of indigenous objects

The Association on American Indian Affairs says the "first mistake was to call these objects art" and that tribal representatives should have been consulted

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Politics

The art world reacts to Brazil’s new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro

The former army captain's apparent leanings toward authoritarianism and his fundamentalist views have arts professionals feeling wary

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Museums

US museums are too white, and this paid internship programme hopes to change that

Ten museums across America will participate in an inaugural project launched by the Association of Art Museum Directors

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Disasters & destruction

New York cemetery opens its doors to art to honour dead migrants and victims of Hurricane Maria

Artist creates an altar incorporating objects from Puerto Rico and invites visitors to add their own

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Brazil

‘Brazil’s Donald Trump’ Jair Bolsonaro may thwart efforts to rebuild Rio museum destroyed in fire

New far-right president wants to remove the country’s ministry of culture

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Three to see

Three shows to see in New York this weekend

Head downtown for Sarah Lucas, a deep-dive into LES galleries and Toyin Ojih Odutola's beguiling portraits

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Art market

Christie's to offer major works from the Klapper collection that could fetch more than $50m

The 20-lot sale spans the auction house's New York and London locations and includes works ranging from Old Master paintings to a Monet

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Art market

Galleries on New York's Lower East Side band together to boost foot traffic

More than 20 galleries will participate in the inaugural LES Art Week, launching 17 October

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Exhibitions

Metropolitan Museum of Art reclassifies status of Native American art for new exhibition

Donor of artefacts asked New York museum to present them as "American art rather than tribal art"

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Museums

National Museum in Rio starts rebuilding efforts with temporary exhibitions

While most of its collection is still buried under rubble, the institution begins the long road to restoration with displays of stored works that were spared from the fire

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Exhibitions

Feminist photographer Anne Brigman rediscovered in Nevada Art Museum show

The artist, once championed by Alfred Stieglitz, fell into obscurity after her death in 1950

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Art market

Object Lessons: from a polaroid of Basquiat to a Ming dynasty bodhisattvas

Our pick from this week's fairs and auctions

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Obituaries

Geta Brătescu, Romanian multidisciplinary artist, has died aged 92

She was an important figure of the European country’s avant-garde scene with a career spanning more than six decades, but gained wider international recognition in recent years

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Politics

Who are the people seeking political asylum in the US?

A floating art project in New York tells refugees’ stories during the UN General Assembly

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Exhibitions

San Francisco show celebrates diversity of Muslim fashion

As debates on the burqa rage worldwide, De Young Museum exhibition explores complexities and range of Islamic dress

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From long-hidden sculptures to a Land Art pioneer’s early cogitations

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Art market

Sotheby’s to offer landmark paintings by Marsden Hartley and Ludwig Meidner in November

The auction house hopes the works will surpass previous records by several million

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Art market

New York's Chelsea galleries hope new storefronts will bring new business

After waves of closures, the pricey West Side art district sees a frenzy of growth this fall

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Museums

Protesters decry neglect after Brazilian museum fire

Amid melee at National Museum, museology students begin project to digitise the institution

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Massive fire devastates the National Museum of Brazil

Budget cuts and negligence blamed for the blaze

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New York

Escaping New York's concrete jungle for the Governors Island Art Fair

The ‘artists for artists’ fair will be open each weekend of September with more than 100 works on view

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Museums

‘Art Rx’: museum tours linked to easing chronic pain

Participants of study reported feeling less pain and less social disconnection after an hour-long museum tour

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Social history

Canada struggles with monuments tied to colonialism

Echoing a conflict in the US, the nation contends with calls to remove controversial memorials

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Brazil

After the loss of its convicted founder, the Inhotim Institute carries on

The arts park maintains momentum as Bernardo Paz appeals a nine-year sentence for laundering donations

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Museums

New York’s El Museo del Barrio due to reopen in September after year-long refurbishment

The Latino cultural institution had previously experienced financial problems, staff cuts and brisk turnover of senior figures