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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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

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Public art

Jeremy Deller to unveil plans for Manchester's Peterloo Massacre memorial in October

Designs and location of statue for bicentenary of "turning point in UK democracy" will be put to public consultation

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Public art

Frieze sculpture piece marks sixth anniversary of South African mining massacre

Haroon Gunn-Salie’s installation of 17 headless men represents victims of Marikana shootings

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Public art

Anger over plans to 'banish' suffragette statue from Parliament to remote Regent’s Park site

Proposal to move Emmeline Pankhurst sculpture comes months after new Millicent Fawcett work was unveiled to celebrate centenary of female suffrage

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Museums

US whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning to make first UK appearance at ICA London

The polarising ex-army leaker will discuss artificial intelligence, LGBTQ rights and the links between digital technology and democracy

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Marina Abramovic

‘We’re all in the same boat’: Marina Abramovic poster angers Italian right-wing politician

Trieste deputy mayor Paolo Polidori calls image commissioned for sailing regatta “political propaganda”

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Vandalism

List of 34,361 dead refugees and migrants goes back on show in Liverpool after being destroyed

Reasons and perpetrators behind the removal of the key biennial work remain unclear

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Politics

Petitions and protests as art world rallies to free imprisoned photographer Shahidul Alam

Kochi Biennale organisers condemn “state-sanctioned violence” while Indian artists pledge to “shame the Bangladeshi authorities”

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Art fairs

Art Berlin moves to historic Tempelhof airport—but will it take off?

With more than 120 galleries, fair's second edition will test the strength of the German capital's under-developed art market

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Politics

Arts and human rights organisations denounce arrest of Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam

Activist is detained and charged after commenting on student protests in Dhaka

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Commercial galleries

Radical performance artist Ulay to show rarely seen works in London exhibition

Marina Abramovic’s ex-partner has signed up with Richard Saltoun gallery

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Artists

West Coast wave of Ai Weiwei shows puts Chinese artist in Los Angeles spotlight

Activist launches Jeffrey Deitch’s new Hollywood gallery and will show works with talent agency UTA

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Artists

Artists in conflict zones get a global platform with new Ruya Maps initiative

Programme to launch in October with show by Venezuelan artist Pepe López in London chapel

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Prizes

Read the winning essays in new UK prize for art history writing

Write on Art initiative was launched to combat the decline of arts teaching in schools

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Museums

Art educators take London's National Gallery to employment tribunal in 'gig economy' dispute

Artists and lecturers are crowdfunding for legal fees in bid to win employee status

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Taj Mahal

Demolish or restore discoloured Taj Mahal, India's Supreme Court tells government

White marble monument, a Unesco World Heritage site, is turning yellow due to pollution and insect dung