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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Museums

British Museum rekindles relationship with Zayed National Museum after loan deal ended last year

Under new partnership, the London museum will lend key objects to the new institution in Abu Dhabi

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Collectors

Pinault Collection extends empire with Rennes show, new Paris space and long-term loans programme

French billionaire—whose collection numbers 3,000 works—has sold 130 pieces since 2000

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Disasters & destruction

Can the Glasgow School of Art be saved after second fire?

Anger as focus turns to cause of blaze that ripped through Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterpiece

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Art Basel 2018

Sugimoto to show works in gardens at Versailles

Japanese artist is following in the footsteps of Jeff Koons

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Art Basel 2018

Galleries at Art Basel pay tribute to ‘generation of giants’

Works and archival material at several stands at the fair honour big names in the art world who have died this year

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Art Basel 2018

Swiss galleries forge ahead despite the global squeeze

New initiatives, fair subsidies and a focus on Swiss artists help dealers to adapt

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Art Basel 2018

Are art awards really worth winning?

Winning a prize can give an artist international exposure, but the question of who really benefits—critically and commercially—is an increasingly vexed one

Interview
Art Basel 2018

Etel Adnan: ‘This is the summit of my career’

The Lebanese-born artist and writer, who has a solo show at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, discusses her passion for the Swiss abstract artist.

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Art Basel 2018

Multi-billion-dollar Picasso show heads to the Beyeler

The exhibition, which opens in February, will focus on Blue and Rose Periods

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Art Basel 2018

London's Whitechapel Gallery and Turin's Castello di Rivoli to hold joint Rakowitz survey

Artist to continue project reconstructing thousands of lost and destroyed Iraqi artefacts

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Awards

Freelands Foundation powers UK non-profits with £1.5m cash boost for emerging artists

Founder Elisabeth Murdoch’s appointment to Arts Council England governing body cleared by commissioner

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Museums

Omar Kholeif departs Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

MCA’s former senior curator goes freelance, focusing on projects in Venice, Sharjah and Manchester

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Obituaries

Malcolm Morley, the first artist to win the Turner Prize, has died aged 86

The US-based photorealist trailblazer turned to Expressionism, experiencing a career renaissance in later years

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Commissions

Selfridges department store gets its own Fourth Plinth designed by architect David Chipperfield

Partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park is shop's latest investment in contemporary art

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Openings

TBA21-Academy's eco art initiatives get new long-term home in Venetian church

Patron Francesca von Habsburg shifts focus from her closed foundation space in Vienna to her new academy building in Venice

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Contemporary art

Controversial plans to install Jeff Koons's tulips sculpture in front of Palais de Tokyo in Paris abandoned

The work will be located elsewhere in Paris, French culture minister says

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Art market

Paris Gallery Weekend is a shot in the arm for city’s under-the-radar gallery scene

The state-backed fifth edition is biggest ever with 44 galleries across five districts

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Three to see

Three to see: Venice Architecture Biennale

From a church divided by concrete walls to a dose of Brexit washed down with cups of tea

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Politics

Turkish artist Zehra Dogan continues to paint on scrap paper from prison

She was sentenced to jail for "spreading terrorist propaganda" after posting a painting depicting a Kurdish town draped in Turkish flags

Interview
Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone on Arte Povera, Cézanne’s best work and never tiring of trees

The Italian artist speaks to The Art Newspaper ahead of his major show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Museums

'The model in China is constantly evolving': Ullens Center director on his plans to turn it into a foundation

Western-style model could be a turning point for the country’s fast-proliferating private museums

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Venice Biennale 2019

From Eva Rothschild to Laure Prouvost: women to make their mark at Venice Biennale 2019

Female artists are set to represent Austria, France, Ireland and the UK at the 58th edition of the exhibition

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Appointments & departures

Zeitz Mocaa director Mark Coetzee embroiled in #MeToo scandal

Curators accuse the Cape Town museum director of inappropriate and abusive behaviour, according to local reports

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Building projects

Ingleby Gallery’s new Edinburgh home was once the HQ of a religious sect

A show of new works by the Scottish artist Callum Innes opens the refurbished venue

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Art market

Jan Fabre explores Belgian identity—and rails against far-right nationalists—at new Galerie Templon show

New space for the Paris dealer consolidates gallery’s position as primary market power in France

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Museums

Polish collector Grazyna Kulczyk to launch sprawling contemporary art complex in secluded Swiss valley town

Works from the entrepreneur’s extensive holdings will go on show in Muzeum Susch

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Art market

Nahmads confirm Picasso’s $115m flower girl will go to Paris

Dealing dynasty says that the painting bought in the Rockefeller sale will be loaned to the Musée d’Orsay

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Anniversary

Phyllida Barlow’s feat of engineering for Jupiter Artland’s tenth birthday

Joana Vasconcelos, who is showing a giant stiletto at the Edinburgh venue, will launch her on-site swimming pool next year

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Royal Academy of Arts

We go behind the scenes as the Royal Academy celebrates 250 years

Delve into the heart of the revamped London institution—expanded, embellished and eccentric as ever

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Education

Open letter signed by over 100 artists, including Grayson Perry, slates UK’s education policy

New Ebacc qualification marginalises the arts and damages the future of young people in the country, say Turner prize winners

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Controversies

Paris mayor wants to turn city into ‘refuge’ for works in conflict zones

Anne Hidalgo’s plan, which has drawn fire, involves storing items threatened by conflict in buildings owned by the city authority

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Art market

Sotheby’s sale of Howard Hodgkin’s works on paper supports new print catalogue raisonné

Every work by the late UK artist up for auction—from stage designs to book covers—is an artist’s proof

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Frieze New York

US government could regulate art dealers under proposed law

New York law firm warns galleries that legislation could mean new compliance and reporting regime

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Artists

Modernist artist Paul Feiler’s legacy reassessed in new shows and publications

The German-born artist was a key member of the St Ives artistic community—but why does his work matter?

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Commercial galleries

New territory for Glenn Ligon with first solo show in Italy

US artist tries new techniques and tackles immigration in Naples exhibition

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Frieze New York

Frieze Artist Award winner Kapwani Kiwanga takes on colonialism

Imposing open-air work made of African farming fabric opens at New York fair this week

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Art market

Frieze to bring West Coast buzz to New York

Art fair hopes to present unified voice from coast to coast

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Biennials & festivals

Biennale bonanza: artist line-ups revealed for Riga, Berlin and São Paulo shows

Curtain also lifts on Manifesta 12 and the 2019 Sharjah Biennial

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Exhibitions

From royal blue to Yves Klein blue: Blenheim Palace to host show of Modern master

Body paintings and sponge sculptures in artist’s signature ultramarine blue will fill rooms of stately home this summer

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Exhibitions

Syria’s war-ravaged heritage to be the focus of new Qatar show

Museum of Islamic Art exhibition looks at historic sites destroyed by years of civil war

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Commissions

Emerging Arab artists to get international shows through new commissioning initiative

Six partner institutions including the Hammer Museum are behind collaborative art production model

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From the high emotions of Taryn Simon’s professional mourners to photography galore at Somerset House and the Hayward Gallery

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Commissions

Lift off: UK artist buries planes at three sites as part of growing global network

Roger Hiorns has placed decommissioned aircraft underground in the UK, Czech Republic and Holland—Nigeria could be next

Podcast

Podcast episode 28: the battle over Ethiopia's treasures

Martin Bailey speaks to Hailemichael Aberra Afework, Ethiopia’s ambassador to the UK, about the artefacts seized by the British army at Maqdala, go behind the scenes of the Sony World Photography Awards with judge Gareth Harris and ask Richard Parry about his plans for Glasgow International

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Art market

Online art market could stagnate unless transparency is improved, study finds

Annual Hiscox report estimates online market rose 12% to $4.22bn in 2017, but growth is slowing as platforms struggle to build trust and loyalty

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Art market

How did they do that? Young gallery opens vast new Mayfair space

Despite soaring rents in the area, Unit London will open in former Citibank building on Hanover Square in June

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Art market

Art Brussels turns 50 and becomes second oldest contemporary fair in Europe

What's the key to its success?

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Museums

Chris Dercon steps down as director of the Volksbühne Theatre in Berlin

His appointment was met with criticism by culture professionals

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Exhibitions

The art of cross-dressing: under-the-radar artists surface in Venice exhibition

Works by Marcel Bascoulard and Urs Lüthi explore ideas around gender and identity

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Sexual harassment

Tracey Emin reveals she was sexually assaulted by high-profile female artist

UK artist describes attack as her new anti-Brexit neon work is unveiled in London

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Venice Biennale

Cathy Wilkes—known for her unsettling sculptural installations—to represent UK at 2019 Venice Biennale

The artist was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008 and has just closed her first major retrospective at MoMA PS1

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Conservation

Billionaire François Pinault gives €3m for refurbishment of Victor Hugo’s Guernsey home

Hauteville House revamp includes overhaul of furniture and facades overseen by the Les Misérables creator

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Biennials & festivals

Sharjah builds profile as destination emirate with launch of 2019 architecture triennial

Region urgently needs a platform for architecture and urbanism, organisers say

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Appointments

Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez’s contract extended for three more years

Paris museum chief must focus on partnerships with Asia and sustained attendance, culture minister says

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Exhibitions

What Samson Young did next—the artist will unveil a new sound piece for the Guggenheim New York

The work will feature “impossible” instruments created after intense research carried out at Edinburgh University

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Michael Rakowitz’s winged bull soaring above Trafalgar Square to the last chance to have a swing at Tate Modern

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Museums

Budi Tek reveals landmark deal with Lacma to preserve his collection

Seriously ill Indonesian-Chinese collector has created a ground-breaking partnership with Los Angeles museum

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

Must-see shows during Art Basel Hong Kong

From Doug Aitken harnessing Instagram to Jennifer Guidi's work with sand, our picks of the city's top exhibitions

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018

My Hong Kong: City Guide

Insiders reveal what to see in the city—and where to wind down—during a hectic week

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Secretive Myanmar to host touring Hong Kong contemporary show

The exhibition organised by Para Site will 'challenge preconceived notions about the region'

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Museums

Centre Pompidou's Brussels satellite takes shape with announcement of winning architects

Pre-launch programme of exhibitions in former Citroën garage will enable visitors to discover the building "in its raw state"

Interview
Art Dubai 2018

Collector's Eye: Walid Kamhawi

The Dubai-based financier tells us what he's bought and how he regrets not buying Russian art

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Art Dubai 2018

Confessions of a dealer: Kristin Hjellegjerde

The London/Berlin dealer and Art Dubai exhibitor on being too trusting and why small talk matters

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Art Dubai 2018

Object Stories from Art Dubai Contemporary

From Peter Young's Mandala-inspired works to Aissa Deebi's views of war-torn Gaza

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Exhibitions

J.R.R. Tolkien show reveals Middle-earth mastermind's unseen art

Exhibition at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries will also include Hobbit and Lord of the Rings manuscripts

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Art Dubai

Leila Alaoui's portraits go to Paris and Marrakech

The late photographer's series on Morocco to be shown at the Philharmonie de Paris and the Musée Yves Saint Laurent

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Art Dubai 2018

Object Stories from Art Dubai Modern

From burnt wood works to Picasso-esque paintings, we look at works on sale at the fair

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Art Dubai 2018

Confessions of a dealer: Conor Macklin

We talk to the Grosvenor Gallery director and Art Dubai exhibitor about FOMO and the joys of McDonald's Happy Meals

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Art Dubai 2018

BMW gives long-term boost to Art Dubai

The automobile giant signed a three-year partnership with the fair

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Art Dubai 2018

Art Jameel sets opening date for Dubai hub

Saudi foundation’s permanent gallery on the Creek will house Abraaj Group art prize collection

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Foundations

Art Jameel and Delfina Foundation extend their reach with new blockbuster partnership

First joint project is a major piece by Ala Younis that reveals how women helped build Baghdad

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Art law

Convictions as German case against dealers in Russian avant-garde art comes to an end

Itzhak Zarug and his business partner Moez Ben Hazaz found guilty of fabricating provenance of three works

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Commissions

Trainspotting: Yayoi Kusama's polka dot sculpture is latest London Crossrail commission

Conrad Shawcross will also produce a work for Liverpool Street site

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Venice Biennale 2019

Venice Biennale 2019: the confirmed artists and curators so far

Australia, Canada, Switzerland and New Zealand announce plans for show organised by Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff

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Art market

South African art shines at the Armory Show

Works dealing with issues of post-colonial politics, black power, and identity find a receptive US audience

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Sponsorship

BAE Systems pulls sponsorship of Great Exhibition of the North after protests

The defence giant withdrew after Art not Arms petition condemned company’s sales to Saudi Arabia

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The Armory Show

The talk of the piers: what VIPs are buzzing about at the Armory Show

Indoor weather systems, female warriors in porcelain and 250 ways to confront death

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Openings

Lafayette Paris art hub is first ‘multidisciplinary centre of its kind in France’, says chief

Guillaume Houzé says that his new Marais venue will be less corporate and more creative

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Exhibitions

National Gallery Singapore brings major show of works by Latiff Mohidin to Paris’s Centre Pompidou

The exhibition of 1960s works by the Malaysian artist is part of a long-term plan to turn Euro-centric Modernism on its head

Interview
My New York

My New York: insiders reveal what to see in the city and where to wind down during a hectic week

With Daniel Humm, collector and chef at Eleven Madison Park,

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Exhibitions

Artists pull out of Great Exhibition of the North over arms dealer sponsorship

Group launches petition calling for arts festival to refuse backing from BAE Systems accused of “profiteering from the deaths of innocent children”

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Openings

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art to open in London in September

Mika Rottenberg solo show and Chicago Imagist exhibition in the pipeline

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Art market

Ingleby Gallery marks 20th year by opening new space in Edinburgh

Dealership enters third decade with show of new works by Callum Innes in the historic venue

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Museums

Family feud forgotten as Thyssen-Bornemisza plans contemporary shows

Madrid museum's collector-trustees, Carmen Cervera and Francesca von Habsburg, turn conflict into collaboration

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Commissions

Kuwaiti artists awarded inaugural Art Jameel commission for new Dubai culture complex

Alia Farid and Aseel AlYacoub will create a light-up botanical garden linking both wings of the Jameel Arts Centre

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Peter Paul Rubens

Rubens’s country castle up for sale for €4m

The Old Master artist painted a number of works at his property in Elewijt, Belgium

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Exhibitions

Southampton arts hub in the works for 18 years finally sees the light

John Hansard Gallery's Sampler show gives public a taster of future exhibition programme, which includes Richter retrospective

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Censorship

Santiago Sierra work censored at Arco fair to be shown at Catalan museum

Media mogul Tatxo Benet says that censorship is damaging for artists—and the viewing public

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Funding

Towner Art Gallery on England's south coast at risk as local council confirms funding cut

Critics of the move include the Art Fund and the broadcaster and Towner chairman David Dimbleby

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Controversies

Palais de Tokyo removes work showing artist protesting against Dana Schutz's Open Casket painting

Parker Bright says protest image of him taken at Whitney Biennial was used by Neil Beloufa without permission

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Exhibitions

Louvre blockbuster show heads to Iran in major move of cultural diplomacy

Exhibition of 50 Greek, Roman and Persian artefacts is "first large-scale exhibition by a major Western museum in Iran"

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Vincent Van Gogh

Tate Britain to explore Van Gogh's links to UK in major new show

The Art Newspaper's senior correspondent Martin Bailey is the co-curator of the exhibition

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Video, film & new media

Hirshhorn to reschedule Krzysztof Wodiczko’s monumental projection after Florida school shooting

The 30-year-old piece showing two hands holding a gun and a candle is "strangely familiar and at once unbearably relevant", the artist says

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Museums

Plans for Grand Palais’s €466m facelift revealed: six new galleries and a Chanel-sponsored entrance

Three-year closure from 2020 means Fiac and Paris Photo fairs must relocate to temporary venues

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Law

Detention extended for Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky who set fire to bank in Paris

The controversial figure has gone on hunger strike in protest at “lack of transparency” over legal process

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Tate

Tate director Maria Balshaw apologises for comments about sexual harassment

Museum chief's interview with The Times was criticised by lobby group

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Biennials & festivals

What to see at 21,39—Saudi Arabia’s contemporary art festival

Critics choose highlights from fifth edition of the Jeddah show, organised by Tate curator Vassilis Oikonomopoulos

Interview
Biennials & festivals

Diana Campbell Betancourt: 'How I put together the Dhaka Art Summit'

Chief curator of biennial south Asian art platform discusses her gruelling schedule, rediscovered art work stores, and how art world friends can help with insurance

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Museums

Picasso’s stepdaughter to open museum in Aix-en-Provence with huge collection of artist's paintings

Former convent in south of France will house Catherine Hutin-Blay's collection of more than 2,000 works