Gareth Harris

Chief contributing editor at The Art Newspaper

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Appointments

Ralph Rugoff named artistic director of the 2019 Venice Biennale

Director of London’s Hayward Gallery will organise 58th International Art Exhibition

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Contemporary art

Artist installs mirror into panel of famous Ghent Altarpiece for new project

Kris Martin says his addition to the Flemish masterpiece turns observers into “just judges”

Art market

Inside the Chinese art market: The Art Newspaper meets Kejia Wu

The author of the Tefaf Art Market Report talks about China's art market in the last four decades, from state-controlled antiques shops to competition from Western galleries

Analysis
Art market

From tribal art to Old Master paintings, taking the market's temperature at Tefaf Maastricht

As the Dutch fair opened its 32nd edition, we spoke to exhibitors across four sectors about the state of the market

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Tate

'State decline, spawning vanity and inequality': Mike Nelson's Tate Britain show offers bleak portrait of UK

Artist sourced defunct industrial machines online for new installations, reflecting “an eating away of ourselves”

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Art market

Powerful collectors open up in Tefaf Maastricht's Chinese art market report

New study, released today, covers 40-year history of the country's market and reveals many private art museums run at a loss

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Bob and Roberta Smith

Bob and Roberta Smith protests Hertfordshire County Council's decision to auction off art collection

Works by Carel Weight and Julian Trevelyan are among those to be sold at Cheffins auction house

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Disasters & destruction

Tributes pour in for Italian marine archaeologist Sebastiano Tusa who died in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

He was was an expert on the battle of Egadi of 241BC

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Kara Walker

Southern discomfort: Kara Walker to take over Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall this autumn

The Tate had previously purchased a large linoleum silhouette work by Walker in 1998

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The Netherlands

Golden Age day trips from Tefaf Maastricht: our pick of must-see shows

The 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt this year has prompted a glut of exhibitions devoted to the Dutch artist and his peers

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Censorship

Exclusive interview: photographer Shahidul Alam speaks out about prison, being tortured and the human rights situation in Bangladesh

Artist was granted bail in November after being held in custody in Dhaka for 102 days

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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson exhibition goes ahead in Germany and Finland despite latest sexual abuse allegations  

The Thriller star's estate is reportedly suing HBO for $100m over the Leaving Neverland documentary

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Appointments

Zeitz Mocaa appoints new director following #MeToo scandal

Koyo Kouoh, who founded RAW Material Company in Dakar, replaces Mark Coetzee who was accused of misconduct

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Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Artist accuses Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art of selling off works at a premium

Rokni Haerizadeh sold his work to the museum at a reduced rate before it was auctioned without his permission

Analysis
Arco

Arco provides lifeline for South American dealers

Political turmoil and economic crisis keep collectors away from countries such as Venezuela, so galleries rely more on fairs

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Caravaggio

Attic to auction: a timeline of the 'Lost Caravaggio'

The painting, thought to be the second version of the Baroque artist’s Judith Beheading Holofernes will be auctioned this June with an estimate of £86m-£129m

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Law

National Gallery's art educators owed same rights as permanent staff, London tribunal rules

NG27 group's case is described as first in public sector to address concerns over “gig economy” but museum says there will be implications

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Art fairs

From poaching to plastic: London's Collect craft fair takes on politically charged topics

Fifteen artists show conceptual craft and design works, some of which reflect current concerns

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Deaccessioning

UK local authority's plan to dispose of 90% of works in its collection rings alarm bells

Art Fund raises concerns about consignment of 152 works to auction by Hertfordshire County Council

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Biennials & festivals

Block Universe performance festival expands to Berlin power station

New 350 sq. m contemporary art space E-Werk Luckenwalde has joined the programme for the event's fifth anniversary

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Censorship

Turkish artist Zehra Dogan is released from prison after more than two years

The journalist, accused of spreading propaganda, was backed by Banksy

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Venice Biennale 2019

David Adjaye to design Ghana’s first ever pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Artists on show will include John Akomfrah, El Anatsui and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

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Exhibitions

Sold out: Dior on track to become V&A’s most successful show ever

“Many people are buying membership just so they can get in,” ticket attendant says

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Museums & Heritage

Jerwood Gallery in Hastings to lose British art collection by November

Almost 300 Modern and contemporary works will be withdrawn amid funding dispute with the Jerwood Foundation

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Exhibitions

Okwui Enwezor organises huge El Anatsui show at Munich’s Haus der Kunst—despite resigning last year

Exhibition on Ghanian artist is due to tour to Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha in the autumn

Blog
Diary

Frieze LA diary: bright stars, sexy architecture and Kenny Schachter’s hotel dalliance

Plus, an art gallery "rap battle"

Interview
Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Confessions of a dealer: Alex Freedman

We speak to the co-founder of Freedman Fitzpatrick gallery in Los Angeles about coding, George Bush and mistaking dealers for magicians

Interview
Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Confessions of a dealer: Brian Faucette

We speak to the senior director of Night Gallery in Los Angeles about art world small talk, forgotten studio visits and the resurgence of photography

Feature
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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Attribution

Former politician questions authenticity of Khnopff sculpture

Sculpture is currently the centrepiece of a major Paris survey

Interview
Collecting

Collector's Eye: an interview with Wallis Annenberg

The Los Angeles-based philanthropist tells us what she's bought and why

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Conceptual Art

Danish artist sells rough sleepers in ‘human Tamagotchi’ project

Kristian von Hornsleth enables collectors to track London homeless

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Salvator Mundi

Simon Fujiwara builds mini museum for Leonardo's Salvator Mundi at the Whitechapel in London

The original painting is never shown, only copies and projections are displayed

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Art schools

Open School East free art school moves into two new venues in Margate

The organisation has relocated to the former home of Thanet School of Arts and Crafts on Hawley Square

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Exhibitions

Edmund de Waal to create exhibition in Jewish Ghetto in Venice

The ceramicist will also unveil library of books by exiled writers at Ateneo Veneto to coincide with the opening of the 58th Biennale

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Appointments

Fatos Üstek appointed director of the Liverpool Biennial

The Turkish curator has worked on Art Night and was recently named director of the Draf project

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Robert Ryman

Art world tributes for Minimalist painter Robert Ryman, who has died aged 88

“In defining art's formal limits, he was the most radical painter of his time,” says art historian Robert Storr

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Leonardo da Vinci

Is Leonardo da Vinci's only sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum?

Italian scholar says terracotta statuette, currently attributed to Antonio Rossellino, is actually by the 15th-century master

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Auctions

The Fine Art Society closes Mayfair gallery after 142 years with 'emotional' sale at Sotheby’s

Sculpture of Peter Pan and painting by Gluck were among the stars of five-hour long auction

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Technology

Marina Abramovic to make digital appearance at London's Serpentine Galleries

Performance using cutting-edge Magic Leap One device is world first

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Venice

Venice authorities introduce day-trippers charge on eve of the Biennale

Officials finally implement fee designed to control tourist numbers

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Restitution

Nigeria calls for return of Lander Stool from the British Museum

Woodcarving was taken from the African country in 1830 by the UK explorer Richard Lander

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Protest

'Exploitation and injustice': London gallery show protests BP sponsorship at British Museum

P21 show, organised by campaign group BP or Not BP, is due to coincide with a “mass takeover” of the British Museum

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Digital Age

New watercolour database could help experts combat climate change

Global digital resource provides valuable environmental documentation from an age before photography

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Ancient Egypt

British Museum teams up with Louvre for revamp of Egyptian Museum in Cairo

But the disputed treasure, the Rosetta Stone, will remain in London

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Royal College of Art

Despite Brexit, applications from EU up 12% at London's Royal College of Art

Art and design institution announces five-year plan centred on $108m Battersea base

Review
Art market

Brafa fills a gap in the art fair market (yes, apparently there is one)

New exhibitors at Brussels event are targeting a strong European collector base seeking works priced under €1m

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Collectors

Taiwanese mega-collector Pierre Chen reveals plans for new space

The electronics magnate owns ten works by Gerhard Richter, seven Picassos and two works by Francis Bacon

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Prizes

Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul wins £40,000 Artes Mundi prize

His film Invisibility is a nuanced examination of political corruption and restrictions on free speech

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Banksy

Banksy buyer plans to build urban art centre in Wales

John Brandler, who paid a six-figure sum for Season's Greetings, is in talks with local officials

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Exhibitions

Arthur Jafa’s searing chronicle of Black America comes to Tate Liverpool

The artist's radical video sparked debate about race relations in the US

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Art fairs

New London fair in crowded art calendar looks at drawing in the digital age

Exhibitors at Draw Art Fair London in May will juxtapose drawings with related paintings and sculptures

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Caravaggio

French state rejects painting with controversial Caravaggio attribution that was found in an attic

Now the export ban has been lifted, the work may go on the market after restoration

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Appointments & departures

Stedelijk Museum issues conciliatory statement insisting that feud with Beatrix Ruf is over

Unusual press release is latest twist in long-running dispute between Amsterdam institution and its former director

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Appointments & departures

Marc-Olivier Wahler steps down as director of MSU Broad Art Museum

The Swiss curator is resigning from the Michigan institution for family reasons

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Art market

Sean Kelly gallery moves into Asia with exhibition of works by Callum Innes at new Taipei project space

Inaugural Taipei Dangdai fair reflects growth of wider art market in the region

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Museums & Heritage

Delacroix and Beyoncé bring record-breaking Louvre visitor figures

After attendance dips, 10.2 million people flocked to the Paris museum last year

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Art market

Christie's France wins the artist resale royalty battle

Supreme court victory in France allows the auction house to shift the responsibility for resale royalties from sellers to buyers of works of art

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Copyright

Artist Lina Iris Viktor and rapper Kendrick Lamar resolve Black Panther legal dispute

Copyright infringement case centred on Constellations series

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Awards

UK New Year’s Honours 2019: artists awarded include Sonia Boyce, Gillian Wearing, Tacita Dean and Alison Wilding

Museum professionals recognised include Ian Blatchford, director of the Science Museum group, who is made a knight

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Venice

St Mark’s administrators accuse Italian government of failing to protect Basilica

Procuratori say October flood waters caused the church to age “20 years in one day”

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Obituaries

Tributes for the art historian Sister Wendy Beckett who has died, aged 88

Her unscripted commentaries on Rembrandt, Monet and Leonardo da Vinci turned her into an unlikely television star

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Exhibitions

eL Seed brings his brand of contemporary calligraphy to London for first UK show

French-Tunisian artist’s 'tabula rasa' paintings at Lazinc will challenge “deep-seated preconceptions” about Arabic script

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Exhibitions

Overlooked sculptor Elisabeth Frink's legacy reexamined in extensive UK survey

Curators of the Sainsbury Centre exhibition consider her work in relation to darker political concerns

Preview
The Year Ahead 2019

Must-see biennials, triennials and festivals in 2019

From "interesting times" at Ralph Rugoff's Venice Biennale to an Anthropocene-inspired Istanbul Biennial, plus Sharjah and the best of the rest

In association withQatar Museums

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The Year Ahead 2019

Top ten new museums and major extensions due to open in 2019

A MoMA expansion, the opening of the Humboldt Forum, the unveiling of the National Museum of Qatar and a new Bauhaus Museum are just some of the highlights of the year ahead

In association withQatar Museums

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Public art

Laure Prouvost to bring Brexit song to London underground passengers as part of 2019 commissions

Ahead of UK leaving the European Union, Art on the Underground programme looks at what it means to be "on edge"

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Controversies

'Too conservative' to direct France's arts academy? Jean de Loisy hits back at critics

A petition protesting his appointment at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts has been signed by 60 arts professionals

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Collectors

Tasmanian museum expands with £230m luxury hotel that includes a Marina Abramović-designed spa

Collector David Walsh plans to build new Motown complex alongside his Museum of Old and New Art

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Exhibitions

Revamped UK gallery gets major Paula Rego retrospective that will tour to Scotland and Ireland

MK Gallery in Milton Keynes will also host a George Stubbs survey

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Tania Bruguera

Tania Bruguera pulls out of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, vowing to stay in Cuba and fight censorship law Decree 349

The activist says that the government crackdown continues with the creation of a “cultural police”

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel in Miami Beach diary: performing beauty at Satellite, cosmic creations at Untitled and making sweet art world music

Plus, a look into the archive at Solange's porn confession

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Late artists finally get their due at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Galleries at the fair are giving lesser-known deceased artists the credit they deserve

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Art Basel in Miami Beach diary: the ghost of Dan Flavin, Dan Sallick wants to start a 'slow art movement' and Fab 5 Freddy talks art

Plus, a look into the archive at Isabella Rossellini's saucy series on the sex lives of animals

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

A gift for Chicago, a new work for Norway, and a Rothko rockets in price: talking points at Art Basel in Miami Beach

From a Tschabalala Self painting donated to the Art Institute of Chicago to Goshka Macuga's commission the Norwegian parliament