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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Appointments

President Macron’s former public relations chief heads up François Pinault’s art empire

Opera expert Sylvain Fort will oversee the billionaire’s museums in Venice and Paris

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Controversies

Artist defends controversial mural of New Zealand prime minister embracing Muslim woman

Loretta Lizzio's memorial image of Jacinda Ardern unveiled in Melbourne divides public opinion

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the largest Leonardo da Vinci show in half a century, at the Queen's Gallery, to the first retrospective of Luchita Hurtado at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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Luchita Hurtado

'Marcel Duchamp massaged my feet': Luchita Hurtado looks back on her surreal life at solo Serpentine show

The exhibition will be the 98-year-old artist's first institutional show

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Kehinde Wiley

Bonaparte comes to Brooklyn: Napoleonic paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Jacques-Louis David to be united

Both works will first be shown at Château de Malmaison, former residence of Emperor of the French before travelling to the Brooklyn Museum

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Politics

Art world condemns Iran’s ten-year prison sentence for British Council employee Aras Amiri

Curator could be used as a bargaining chip, along with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Review
Art market

Back to the drawing board: new London fair pushes works on paper

Draw Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery caters to fans of the quieter medium with a range of budgets

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Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin teams up with Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert for photography show at Versailles

The group exhibition includes works by Martin Parr and Vivianne Sassen

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Exhibitions

Virtual reality tour offers glimpse of François Pinault’s long-awaited, grand Paris gallery

Exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice shows Tadao Ando’s designs for the Bourse de Commerce building

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Venice Biennale 2019

Lithuania gets the coveted Golden Lion for best national pavilion in Venice

Arthur Jafa’s work The White Album is also recognised by the Biennale jury

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye gets a Tate survey and will show works in Accra

Nine new works by the ubiquitous UK artist are in the Ghana pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Review
Venice Biennale 2019

Venice Biennale 2019: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

The former shipyards house many of the star national displays this year, here are some of the best

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Venice Biennale 2019

US pavilion artists at Venice Biennale quietly reach out to local charities

Martin Puryear’s work is the springboard for a youth outreach programme while Mark Bradford continues prison rehabilitation programme

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Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal’s 2,000-book installation of exiled writers will tour to the British Museum

Ceramicist’s installation The library of exile, currently on show in Venice, will also travel to the Japanisches Palais in Dresden

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Commercial galleries

Warhol and Basquiat's fruitful friendship goes on show at Jack Shainman gallery

Exhibition in upstate New York includes over 100 works, from polaroids to film, some of which are for sale

Interview
Adrian Ghenie

Painting is more important than politics: Adrian Ghenie on his Trump-inspired portraits in Venice

Romanian artist, whose show is open at the Palazzo Cini during the Biennale, compares his art market ascendancy to working in porn

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Venice Biennale 2019

Deadly boat that sank with hundreds of migrants on board becomes work of art at Venice Biennale

Swiss artist Christoph Büchel's Arsenale project is a symbol of global immigration crisis

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Venice Biennale 2019

How to survive the Venice Biennale, according to the art world

It may be the most prestigious art event in the world, but be warned—it is also the most gruelling

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Frieze New York 2019

The walls come tumbling down at new Object & Thing fair

Brooklyn fair waives stand fees, charges a commission on sales instead

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Frieze New York 2019

African art fair 1-54 decamps to NY’s West Village

Newcomers seize on a “logical place to be”

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Frieze New York 2019

Amassing a Frieze Library, book by book

Galleries donate publications for a collection that will go to the Metropolitan Museum

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Frieze New York 2019

Out and proud: Stonewall at 50

Art After Stonewall, a touring exhibition of works covering gender, sexuality and Aids, shows how queer culture was shaped by the Stonewall riots

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Auction

Bob and Roberta Smith takes council sell-off protest to the Royal Academy

The artist’s work submitted to the Summer Show denounces Hertfordshire’s decision to auction more than 400 works

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Protest

Extinction Rebellion protesters to stage ‘die-in’ at Tate Modern

The climate change activists are targeting the museum because they say its “fortune was built on sugar cane production from colonial exploitation”

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Heritage

Sri Lankan government steps in to rebuild St Anthony’s church after bomb attacks

Crowdfunding campaigns have also launched to support victims and restore heritage sites after deadly blasts

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Obituaries

Tributes to Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, giant of contemporary Iranian art

Curators and artists, including Shirin Neshat, remember the artist who called her geometric mirror works “signs of light and life”

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Artist Wim Delvoye enters design competition to reconstruct Notre Dame

The Belgian, known for his sculptures in a Northern European Gothic style, is already devising a new spire

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Director of Pinault Collection proposes controversial 90% tax breaks for Notre Dame donors

But Pinault family says it is not seeking tax relief for its €100m donation towards the reconstruction effort

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

Trump’s tweets on Notre Dame blaze fall foul of French fire officials

US President proposed water bombing the cathedral but this risks weakening the structure, say experts

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Acquisitions

Photography gallery at Victoria and Albert Museum renamed after Elton John following 'significant' donation

The Rocket Man will organise a photography exhibition at the London institution with his husband David Furnish

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Museums & Heritage

Fire destroys roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

The spire has collapsed on the medieval landmark

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Exhibitions

Portrait of Kevin Spacey going on show at V&A raises questions

The Netflix star, who is facing indecent assault charges in the US, is subject of painting series depicting visiting theatre professors at an Oxford college

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Art market

Kamel Mennour to show controversial 'rediscovered' Caravaggio in Paris gallery

Judith beheading Holofernes—due to be auctioned this June estimated at £86m-£129m—will be juxtaposed with a Daniel Buren installation

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Venice Biennale 2019

Saudi Arabia returns to Venice Biennale after eight-year hiatus

Show of site-specific works by Zahrah Al Ghamdi is supported by the government-backed Misk Art Institute

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Tate Modern

Tate resumes contact with Anthony d’Offay after sexual harassment allegations investigated

National Galleries of Scotland trustees also rally round former dealer and Artist Rooms creator

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Prizes

Jimmie Durham given top Venice Biennale gong

The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award given for incisive take on today’s political climate

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Acquisitions

Bumper haul of 26 acquisitions head to UK's regional contemporary art galleries

Fig-futures project brings works worth £80,000 to four venues

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Christo

Christo to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Artist has previously wrapped monuments such as the Reichstag in Berlin

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Performance art

Venice’s nooks and crannies will become sites for performances during 58th Biennale

Delfina Foundation co-organises Meetings on Art programme focused on nationality, gender and queer issues

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Exhibitions

Making art history: Zeng Fanzhi organises first show on Cézanne, Morandi and Sanyu

Non-selling exhibition at Gagosian Hong Kong includes works from Asian private collections

Podcast

Art Basel in Hong Kong, Richard Lin and the Met’s World Between Empires

We talk to Marc Spiegler, global director of Art Basel; discuss the forgotten artist Richard Lin; and speak to the curators of a New York exhibition on the ancient Middle East. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

Art Basel in Hong Kong diary: Pharrell Williams, rainbow cakes and the Cat Olympics

Plus, painting under the influence of Viagra

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Budi Tek

Landmark deal between Lacma and mega-collector Budi Tek moves a step closer

The Los Angeles museum's director Michael Govan is in Hong Kong this week to formally sign agreement

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Exhibitions

Ernesto Neto's São Paulo retrospective to present interactive installations with an indigenous focus

Exhibition includes Brazilian artist’s large-scale, immersive sculptures, and his work with the Huni Kuin people

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Art fairs

What has sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong?

Early sales reports raise old questions about the process of selling at a fair

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Openings

Expect the unexpected at the new National Museum of Qatar

Jean Nouvel-designed museum opens in Doha with multi-sensory history galleries and contemporary art and film commissions

Interview
Collecting

Collector's Eye: an interview with William Zhao

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

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Restitution

Italy and China team up to fight looting

During president Xi Jinping's visit to Rome, Italy announced that it will return 796 artefacts to China

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Openings

Jerwood Gallery to relaunch as Hastings Contemporary after losing British art collection

Seaside gallery on England’s south coast will have double the space for exhibitions when it reopens in July

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Exhibitions

Six exhibitions to see during Art Basel in Hong Kong

Escape fairtigue with gallery shows across the city, from Mary Corse and Louise Bourgeois to Tishan Hsu and Richard Lin

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Exhibitions

Overlooked, but not forgotten: Tishan Hsu presents first solo gallery show in over 20 years

His most recent works are on display at the gallery’s Grand Marine Center venue, while earlier pieces are on view at its stand at Art Basel Hong Kong

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Venice Biennale 2019

Venice Biennale's Kazakhstan pavilion is cancelled after curators are snubbed

Organisers blamed budget cuts before taking on a new team and subsequently withdrawing from the biennial

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Art market

Controversial auction of Hertfordshire council's art collection sells out for £444,000

Important art world figures and institutions condemn the move

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Emma Kunz's powerful abstract drawings at the Serpentine Gallery to Mike Nelson's industrial sculptures at Tate Britain

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Performance art

After making waves in Venice, Anne Imhof unleashes her Sex piece at Tate Modern

Performers will reflect the "fluidity between binaries" across full suite of spaces in the Tanks

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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