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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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

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Art Basel in Miami Beach diary: Neneh is the Cherry on top at White Cube and stars show support for HIV/Aids charity auction

Plus, feast your eyes on a ten-foot-high chocolate tower

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018

Art Basel in Miami Beach diary: Arnold Schwarzenegger is a forgery fan and Tomás Saraceno gets nerdy on the beach

Plus, a look into the archive at Larry Gagosian's crabby habits

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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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Museums

Non to tourists: free Saturdays at the Louvre cater to locals

Officials at the Paris museum want to boost homegrown audiences and draw lower-income visitors

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Candice Breitz

Venice Biennale artist Candice Breitz demands release of imprisoned aid worker Sarah Mardini

The humanitarian volunteer, held in a Greek jail for more than 100 days, faces charges of people smuggling

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Bridge

Multi-million pound donation gives Illuminated River project the green light for next year

Ambitious public art commission to makeover London's bridges is supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation

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Law

'Fired' employees take London's National Gallery to court

Dispute with 'NG27' group—who argue they were unfairly dismissed—could set a precedent for protecting rights of casual workers

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Openings

Astronomy, unknown trailblazers and failed monuments: new Collective space opens in Edinburgh's old observatory

Works by Dineo Seshee Bopape and Klaus Weber go on show in the revamped 19th-century neoclassical complex

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Ben Uri Gallery

Ben Uri museum advisory board resigns en masse over Sotheby’s sale of works from the collection

Nicholas Serota and Norman Rosenthal say that selling off the works is a “grave mistake”

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Exhibitions

Feminisms, gender, resistance: three curators choose their favourite works from politically charged show

Group exhibition at UK's Nottingham Contemporary looks at activist movements across the world from the late 19th century to the present day

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Politics

Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam granted bail after 102 days in jail—but must still face trial

Court decision comes after a wave of protests from cultural and political figures

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Awards

Cerith Wyn Evans wins 2018 Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

New £30,000 award goes to the established Welsh artist who has “moved into new territory”

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Unesco

UK threat to leave Unesco reignites debate about purpose of UN culture body

The US and Israel announced plans to leave the international organisation last year

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Paris

Double vision: Paris show displays two Mary Magdalene Caravaggios

Scholars are divided over whether either of the paintings of Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy—or both of them—are copies

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Opera

Wolfgang Tillmans turns set designer, creating the backdrop for a Benjamin Britten production at English National Opera

The Turner prize winner will unveil a sculptural piece and projections during the War Requiem oratorio

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Exhibitions

Aids, crack cocaine and apartheid: Tate Liverpool show brings Keith Haring’s works to the UK

The artist Kaws is loaning a key work to the survey which includes subway chalk drawings and painted tarpaulins

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Public art

Do Ho Suh house sculpture stays put in London's square mile

Planning permission for the installation extended until 2020

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Appointments

Former Tate Modern chief Chris Dercon takes the reins at the Grand Palais in Paris

The Belgian curator, who quit the Volksbühne Theatre in April, has been appointed head of the culture body Rmn-GP

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Building projects

Cost of Manchester arts centre The Factory jumps due to 'construction inflation'

City council will cover extra £20m costs for the Rem-Koolhaas designed venue

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Appointments

Liverpool Biennial chief Sally Tallant named executive director of Queens Museum

She replaces Laura Raicovich who stepped down in January, citing differences with the board of the museum

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Photography

Steve McQueen’s school initiative shows 'striking similarities' with another photographer's work

The Turner prize winner's photography project has been likened to Classroom Portraits by Julian Germain

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Sponsorship

Imperial War Museum London receives 'generous' donation from Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich

The money will go towards new Holocaust Galleries due to open 2021

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Disasters & destruction

Venice museums reopen after worst floods in 10 years

High tide may have been prevented by barrier that is still under construction

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Donations

Major coup for Paris’s Institut du Monde Arabe as it receives one of its biggest ever donations of works

Gallerist Claude Lemand and his wife France also set up a fund to support the museum

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Qatar

Qatar dynasty’s collection of jewels and antiquities will be shown in the heart of Paris

The Al-Thani collection to be displayed at revamped Hôtel de la Marine over 20 years, in a deal that will help fund the building’s restoration

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Restoration

Urgent revamp of William Morris’s country home to go ahead after £4.3m grant

UK National Lottery award will also fund a new education centre at the Victorian designer’s 16th-century Kelmscott Manor

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Censorship

Artist accuses Florida officials of censoring his photographs of queer life

Organisers at Bal Harbour show asked Pacifico Silano to remove his images with partial nudity and descriptions referring to pornography

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Politics

Emmanuel Macron woos French art world with call for new cultural policy that fights extremism

France's president also plans to install Modern and contemporary works at the Élysée Palace

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#metoo

Riyas Komu, co-founder of Kerala's Kochi-Muziris Biennale, steps down after #MeToo allegations

Accusations were posted on an Instagram account that claims to uncover abuses of power in the Indian art world

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Fiac

Art world figures at Fiac reveal the main challenges they face today

From fair fatigue to unearthing new talent, gallerists and collectors at the Paris event share their concerns

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Art market

Can an increase in two-artist booths spur sales at Paris's Fiac?

Artist pairings have grown in popularity for this year's edition of the fair at the Grand Palais

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Politics

Franck Riester appointed as France’s new culture minister

Françoise Nyssen—who introduced a youth culture pass and lobbied for copyright reform—is out in cabinet reshuffle

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Art market

Stolen painting shown on BBC Antiques Roadshow in 1988 now held in limbo at Christie’s

Auction house sold the painting by Emma Sandys for £62,500 earlier this year, but now 19th century work is caught up in a legal battle

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Auctions

Writer and ceramicist Edmund de Waal’s famed netsuke collection to go on long-term loan to Vienna—and under the hammer

The Japanese carved toggles feature in his 2010 memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes

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Loot

President Rouhani personally takes looted ancient relief back from New York to Tehran

Piece depicting a Persian soldier was seized last year at Tefaf New York

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Conservation

Titian's Crucifixion work torn after falling from the wall in Spain's Royal Monastery

Sixteenth-century painting of Christ on the cross was rushed immediately for conservation

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Commissions

Rachel Whiteread turns a Nissen Hut inside out for her first UK permanent piece

The concrete cast—a 14-18 Now commission—is sited in a secluded spot in Dalby Forest

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Frieze London 2018

Wasteful art world gets ready to clean up its act

Shipping firms seek to replace single-use crates

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Frieze London 2018

Confessions of a dealer: Franck Prazan

We speak to the director of Paris's Applicat-Prazan gallery about dealers in denial and the pleasures of Pink Floyd

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#metoo

'I have been sexually assaulted numerous times': Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak joins #metoo debate

The curator has called for women to be treated with "respect and dignity"

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Commissions

Tania Bruguera renames Tate Modern after local London activist as part of Turbine Hall commission

Heat-sensitive floor work and crying room part of “stealth” piece pushing positive aspects of migration

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Art market

Nan Goldin signs up with Marian Goodman Gallery

The photographer and anti-opioid activist will show works at Frieze and Fiac

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Art market

Top galleries take a chance on Taipei Dangdai

With Taiwan tipped as Asia's rising art market power, galleries such as Gagosian and David Zwirner join new fair next January

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Art market

Auction transfer season: Cécile Verdier of Sotheby's replaces Christie's France president, François de Ricqlès

Move follows a record-breaking breaking year for Paris auctions in 2017

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Censorship

Wolfgang Tillmans and Tania Bruguera pledge support for censored Serralves Museum director

João Ribas has stepped down following censorship row around Robert Mapplethorpe show

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Art market

Millennials in mind: Unseen Amsterdam photography event tempts younger collectors

The burgeoning platform for emerging artists includes a 53-dealer fair, special projects, awards and a section for collectives with a conscience

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Sculpture

Huma Bhabha’s unsettling sculpture will be centrepiece of 2019 Yorkshire Sculpture International festival

Commission is lined up for Wakefield city centre

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Education

Art Fund's new student pass scheme offers 500 paid jobs in culture sector

UK non-profit's plan may draw in young crowds which are a target demographic for museums

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Artists

Portrait of the future at Tate: Steve McQueen plans to photograph every seven-year-old in London

Images of primary school children will go on show at Tate Britain alongside survey of Oscar winner’s work at Tate Modern

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Sexual harassment

Belgian culture minister investigates Jan Fabre following allegations of sexual harassment

Twenty dancers sign letter saying that “humiliation” is rife in the artist's Troubleyn troupe

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Exhibitions

Qatar dynasty's collection of jewels and antiquities could be shown in the heart of Paris

Al-Thani collection in discussions to show holdings at revamped Hôtel de la Marine

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in São Paulo this weekend

From the artist-curated Bienal de São Paulo to a sweeping survey of Latin American art by “radical women”

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Bienal de Sao Paolo 2018

Little known Modern artists struggling with mental health find a place in the Sao Paulo biennial

Swedish artist Mamma Andersson brings marginalised practitioners, including Chicago recluse Henry Darger, to the fore

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Museums

Great art, not famous alumni, will be the focus of Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

New south London gallery is housed in 19th-century public baths converted by architectural collective Assemble

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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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Appointments

Palestinian Museum appoints Adila Laïdi-Hanieh as director after surprise departure of previous head

The writer and academic replaces Mahmoud Hawari who was only in post two years

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Politics

Nicholas Serota, Frances Morris and Mark Wallinger demand the release of Shahidul Alam

Leading UK names have signed an open letter raising concerns about human rights in Bangladesh

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Exhibitions

Sweet on Europe: Ulla von Brandenburg to re-stage exhibition of European confectionery, 45 years on

Show at Whitechapel Gallery in London was held in 1973 to mark the UK's entry to the common market

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Leonardo da Vinci

Victoria and Albert Museum brings Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks to life online

New technology allows novices and scholars to zoom in on the artist’s sketches and notes

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Architecture

Renzo Piano designs replacement for collapsed Genoa bridge

Since the Morandi tragedy, architect "can’t think of anything else but that bridge"

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Performance art

Berlin Wall may be resurrected—and then demolished—as part of anniversary of reunification

Organisers of the culture festival Berliner Festspiele are in talks with city authorities and are yet to confirm the event

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Exhibitions

Artists and projects announced for first Art Basel Cities Week in Buenos Aires

September event marks end of first year of the initiative overseen by Cecilia Alemani, the director of High Line Art, New York