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

London Art Fair hits 30—and holds its ground

Bank of England governor Mark Carney attended the VIP preview of the middle-market fair

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Acquisitions

Tacita Dean’s film of Hockney smoking bought by Royal Academy and National Portrait Gallery

Acquisition heralds triptych of London shows dedicated to Dean

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Museums

South London Gallery’s new Fire Station annexe to open in September

Exhibition spaces and an artist’s studio have been created in the Victorian building that was donated by an anonymous benefactor

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Commissions

Ai Weiwei and Antony Gormley in the running for Treasure Island commissions

The $50m San Francisco Bay redevelopment plan includes several large-scale public sculptures

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Contemporary art

Tate cuts ties with Anthony d’Offay amid sexual harassment claims

The retired dealer will no longer be involved with the Artist Rooms initiative

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Collectors

French collector’s offshore sculpture park finally sees the light

Carmignac Foundation will launch a culture hub on the island of Porquerolles near St Tropez this summer

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Rachel Whiteread

First look at Rachel Whiteread’s suburban house sculpture in London’s new US Embassy

Sections of an all-American home have been mounted on the walls

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Amedeo Modigliani

Twenty Modiglianis seized by police in Genoa are fake, expert confirms

Works were exhibited at Palazzo Ducale in July when they were confiscated by the authorities

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Exhibitions

French museums' new hoard of sculptures by Camille Claudel go on show at Musée d’Orsay

State stepped in and purchased major pieces by important female sculptor at auction

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The Year Ahead 2018

The top biennials and events coming up this year

Manifesta travels to Sicily and a new triennial is due to open in the US, while Glasgow and Liverpool welcome back their big exhibitions in 2018

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The Year Ahead 2018

Our guide to the most important new museums and expansions in 2018

From striking new spaces in France and the US to major revamps of old favourites in London and Los Angeles

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Museums

La Salle sell-off plan rebuked by professional museum and curator groups

Controversy prompts debate about the governance and ethics of university art museums

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Museums

Saudi mega museum—King Abdulaziz Center in Dhahran—is finally moving ahead

Cultural powerhouse in the Gulf—backed by Aramco—is extending its local and global reach

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Art theft

Indian jewels owned by Qatari sheikh stolen from Venice exhibition

Brooch and earrings removed during the day from a reinforced display case

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Museums

US university museum announces controversial sell-off

Christie’s sale of 46 works from La Salle collection, by artists such as Matisse and Degas, has angered arts professionals

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Biennials & festivals

Rapid response and mind-boosting robots: London Design Biennale participants reveal exhibition ideas

Israel’s entry will tap into turbulent times while Lebanon presentation reflects fantasy and reality of Beirut

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci is big business for Berlin copyists whose Salvator Mundi is in the pipeline

Russian brothers behind the replicas are planning a show of their Leonardo reproductions next year

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Art market

Third edition of art-fair alternative Condo gives 27 international galleries a prime London platform

The collaborative initiative involving established and emerging dealers is mooted as an alternative commercial model

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Awards

New Year’s Honours 2018: land art trailblazer Richard Long is made a knight

Other recipients include the gallerists Jane Hamlyn and Victoria Miro

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Obituaries

Artist and activist Tim Rollins dies aged 62

The education pioneer founded the K.O.S. collective which challenges “elite notions of fine art”

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Biennials & festivals

Lahore Biennale back on track after a management overhaul

Artist and academic Iftikhar Dadi has joined the advisory committee of the biennale, which is due to launch next March

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Museums

Collector David Walsh's subterranean Mona museum gets bigger in Tasmania

Pharos extension houses a light tunnel by James Turrell and oil installation 20:50

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Exhibitions

Basquiat blockbuster and Schiele show lined up for Fondation Louis Vuitton next autumn

Spring show at Bernard Arnault’s Paris institution includes unseen collection works by artists such as Murakami and Matisse

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Art market

Brexit impact reports—including an analysis of Creative Industries sector—are finally made public

But concerns raised about scant detail on future of the art market after exiting

Podcast

Podcast episode 14: the top stories of 2017

From Louvre Abu Dhabi to Leonardo, Documenta to Trump, we look back at the year with our journalists Louisa Buck, Gareth Harris and Anny Shaw

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Art market

Mark Bradford to launch Hauser & Wirth’s Hong Kong gallery

The Los Angeles artist is creating a new series of large-scale paintings for the show

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Exhibitions

Sean Scully brings sculptures and paintings to Mexico City's Barrágan landmark

Irish artist will show works in the horse stalls at Cuadra San Cristóbal

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Exhibitions

Artist William Tillyer given year-long platform by London dealer Bernard Jacobson

Stalwart gallerist to launch five shows and a monograph on the painter, who turns 80 next year

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Biennials & festivals

Elmgreen & Dragset bring a bit of Istanbul Biennial to Germany

Curators of this year’s show, with the theme of home and neighbourhoods, show key works at Munich museum

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Acquisitions

Serpentine 2017 pavilion snapped up by Malaysian buyer

Francis Kéré’s structure in London will head to Kuala Lumpur next year in deal struck with Ilham Gallery

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Venice Biennale 2019

Canada announces first presentation of Inuit art for 2019 Venice Biennale

Video collective Isuma will tell story of indigenous culture in Canadian pavilion

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Politics

Spanish police cordon off Catalonia museum after religious artefacts seized

Battle between the government and the Lleida Museum is a flashpoint in independence crisis

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Insiders’ tips: what not to miss at Art Basel in Miami Beach

We asked curators, directors and collectors to tell us about the works that stopped them in their tracks

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Guggenheim commissions new works from five Chinese artists

Leading artists will produce site-specific works for permanent collection

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Miami fairs raise funds for hurricane-hit artists

Art Center/South Florida has matched Art Basel donation

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Miami’s museum makeover

The city’s art scene has grown beyond recognition in the past few years, but can it sustain so many institutions?

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Rubell museum move to Allapattah delayed

Miami foundation to open new space in December 2019

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Artists

Cai Guo-Qiang’s pyrotechnic mushroom cloud successfully erupts over Chicago

Multi-coloured explosive commission marks the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear reaction

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Art market

Abu Dhabi Art censors work by Saudi Arabian artist

Abdulnasser Gharem’s painting about Sunni-Shia divide was removed from Brigitte Schenk's stand at organisers' request

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Artists

Cai Guo-Qiang’s mushroom cloud to rise over Chicago this weekend

The multi-coloured pyrotechnic piece marks the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear reaction

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Restitution

What restitution experts have to say about President Macron’s pledge to return African artefacts

The French leader’s announcement in Burkina Faso is hailed as historic—but gets a mixed response

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Exhibitions

Secret objects tell life story of Emirati conceptual pioneer Hassan Sharif

Sharjah show recreates late artist’s studio

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Art exports

UK government still seeking Surrealist connoisseur mad about Dalí’s Mae West Lips sofa

Export bar placed on plush piece with asking price of more than £480,000

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From Modigliani’s "indecent" nude to two shows exploring very different relationships

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Politics

EU Parliament pulls plug on UK’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2023

Move raises fears that Brexit will leave Britain 'culturally isolated'

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Exhibitions

Tate Modern takes special precautions to make sure its Modiglianis are real in market bedevilled by fakes

New exhibition will look at artist’s early sculpture and include nude from show once shut down for indecency

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Prizes

New prize looks to put art history back on UK’s academic agenda

Judges, including Jeremy Deller, hope that Write on Art will inspire young people to take up the subject

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Video, film & new media

Art history-inspired film Manifesto starring Cate Blanchett opens in the UK

From Futurists to Supermatists, Hollywood star takes on thirteen characters to recite famous artist manifestos

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Law

Brazilian collector Bernardo Paz, founder of Inhotim art park, receives prison sentence

He denies money laundering charges, saying non-profit organisation is audited and operates independently from his companies

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Exhibitions

Venetian mega-exhibition aims to highlight plight of European craftsmanship

Homo Faber's initiative, focussing on artisanal techniques, will take over the entire Fondazione Giorgio Cini next autumn 

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Art market

Emily Kame Kngwarreye painting sells for $1.6m, breaking record for an Australian female artist

Aboriginal work, Earth’s Creation I, was shown at the 2015 Venice Biennale

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Art market

Egon Schiele drawings in private hands for 85 years surface on the market

Dorotheum sale piques interest, pre-empting centenary of the artist’s death next year

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Private Museums

Rem Koolhaas transforms Paris building into moving gallery for French retail giant’s cultural foundation

Mobile floors in Lafayette Anticipations's central exhibition space will operate as ‘curatorial machine’, say organisers

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War

Letter from Yemen: artist speaks out about his country’s 'forgotten war'

Ahmed Jahaf describes what it is like to live through catastrophic conflict

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Exhibitions

Who was Alina Szapocznikow? Survey of Polish artist’s radical sculptures comes to the UK

Underrated sculptor, whose fight against cancer is reflected in her art, goes on show at Hepworth Wakefield

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Art fairs

In the afterglow of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s opening, Abu Dhabi Art moves up a notch

Some dealers at the fair report brisk early business but say big sales are a waiting game

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Podcast

Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode one: Louvre Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Art

With all eyes on Abu Dhabi this week, we speak to the architect Jean Nouvel on designing the Arab world's first universal museum. Plus: a preview of Abu Dhabi Art fair

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Biennials & festivals

Trio of curators to organise 2019 Sharjah Biennial that will look at rise of ‘echo chambers’ in high-tech society

Three separate shows will be curated by Zoe Butt, Omar Kholeif and Claire Tancons

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Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi report: what was said at the grand opening of the €1bn project

Architect Jean Nouvel, Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez and more speak about the Arab world’s "first universal museum"

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Commissions

Superflex to sail across the Pacific for eco-art initiative

Danish collective will board the Dardanella ship as part of latest environmental project led by TBA21-Academy

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Funding

Victoria and Albert Museum secures £15m endowment fund with Saudi donation

Non-profit Art Jameel throws weight behind London museum’s long-term funding campaign

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Museums

New US museum to tell story of Palestine in ‘non-political, non-religious way’

Businessman Faisal Saleh says his institution will present untold turbulent history to American audiences

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Sculpture

Henry Moore’s sculpture Old Flo returns home to London after 20 years

Work that was removed from East End housing estate now on show in Canary Wharf

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Commissions

New Bloomberg HQ brings together Roman artefacts and contemporary art

Financial giant’s new London base includes sprawling commissions by Olafur Eliasson and Michael Craig-Martin

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Monuments

David Adjaye and Ron Arad unanimously selected to design UK Holocaust and Memorial Centre

Rachel Whiteread and Anish Kapoor also competed for the prestigious commission honouring victims of Nazi persecution

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Protest

Artists in Qatar take stand against blockade with super-sized graffiti

Qatar Museums has called for more anti-embargo art on “bridges, tunnels and walls” across the country

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Exhibitions

Idris Khan recreates elements of Syria’s most brutal prison

New work is about how prisoners lost sensory perception and “eventually their minds”

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Art market

Fast sales at 44th edition of Fiac as galleries target European buyers

High-profile fair welcomes 41 “newcomers” and starry clientele including Brigitte Macron

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Art market

Galerie Templon due to open a second Paris space in 2018

Decision to expand in French capital supported by healthy local market and change in political climate

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Museums

Director of Stedelijk resigns 'in interests of museum'

Dutch press allege that Beatrix Ruf’s art advisory business conflicted with her role at top of prestigious institution

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Exhibitions

Sculptor Jean Arp gets major show in UK after 55-year hiatus

Artist's ideas on "borderless space" particularly potent against the backdrop of Brexit

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Museums

Looted Benin bronzes to be lent back to Nigeria

Pledge by European museums to set up “permanent display” of rotating loans in Benin City could pave way for restitution

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Controversies

Censored 'sexual' sculpture finds new home at the Centre Pompidou

Domestikator piece was withdrawn by the Louvre from its surrounding gardens

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From John Akomfrah’s video on the threat of climate change to Nick Goss’s paintings of a great flood via Katharina Grosse’s paint-splashed walls

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Museums

Tate St Ives’s cliffside extension set to boost local economy by £10.5m a year

New 500 sq. m column-free gallery makes space for performance art

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Exhibitions

Show by late curator Martin Roth goes ahead in Qatar despite Gulf blockade

German design survey has opened alongside Deutsche Bank collection exhibition in beleaguered state

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Museums

MoMA expansion is boon for Paris and Melbourne

Major loans from New York will be shown in both cities while the US institution adds one-third more exhibition space in Manhattan

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Frieze 2017

Frieze news in briefs

Ian Cheng gets Serpentine show, Jasper Johns's potter and the most Insta friendly art at the fair

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Frieze 2017

John Akomfrah: the human cost of industrialisation

The British film-maker draws on childhood experiences of growing up in the shadows of the Battersea Power Station in his latest project, Purple

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Frieze 2017

Frieze artists keep it surreal

Works channel a Surrealist sense of the uncanny in turbulent times

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Frieze 2017

Frieze draws up plan to protect art world from Brexit

Director Victoria Siddall has aired her concerns about the impact on galleries that are based in the UK or exhibit at fairs

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Frieze 2017

Peter Blake bags a pair of Steinbergs at Frieze Masters

Artist adores the work of the New Yorker cartoonist

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Frieze 2017

Early sales at Frieze London

Collectors flocked to Lehmann Maupin's and Jack Shainman's stands

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Frieze 2017

Vinyl Factory’s first site-specific commission comes to the Strand

Ryoji Ikeda's work is going on show at Store Studios

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Frieze 2017

New Tate fund puts performance centre-stage

Scheme aims to bridge gap between collecting and displaying the medium

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Tate Modern

Visitors clock in and make pots on Tate Modern’s factory production line

Installation developed by Clare Twomey explores issues around collective labour

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Exhibitions

Cross-culture project brings leading South Asian artists to Manchester

New North and South initiative encompasses eight exhibitions and includes artists Raqs Media Collective and Waqas Khan

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Frieze 2017

Better with age: artists over 60 in the spotlight at Frieze London

1960s feminists and overlooked octogenarians are being reappraised, both critically and commercially

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Controversies

Sexually explicit sculpture pulled from Fiac after Louvre raises concerns

Domestikator was due to go on show in garden close to Paris museum as part of contemporary fair's public programme

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Politics

Saudi artists speak out over new law giving women the right to drive

While some hail the reform as progressive, others question it as a PR stunt

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Museums

Guggenheim withdraws animal works from Chinese art show after ‘threats of violence’

New York museum made decision after initially resisting wave of protests

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Prizes

Turner Prize show takes on Thatcher, Reagan and racial politics

This year’s “quite radical” exhibition in Hull, featuring Lubaina Himid and Hurvin Anderson, touches on social and political topics

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Architecture

Centre Pompidou architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers to be honoured with statues outside Paris museum

French artist Xavier Veilhan has created the sculptures to celebrate designers of “masterful building”

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Exhibitions

Picasso show to reunite trio of Marie-Thérèse Walter nudes for first time since 1932

Tate Modern exhibition will include several portraits of artist’s 22 year-old muse

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Exhibitions

Serpentine Galleries say that Grayson Perry show is the 'busiest' in its history

The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! broke records, officials insist

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Documenta 14

Documenta artists back curatorial team in response to news of €7m cost overrun

Open letter by 200 artists slams “urge to put ticket prices above art”

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Exhibitions

Farhad Moshiri—dubbed Iran’s Andy Warhol—gets first major solo show in US

Exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh aims to go beyond Pop and kitsch labels to highlight complexity in his works

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Art market

London commercial scene shake-up as galleries expand in the capital

Modern Art and Herald Street are opening second spaces; König Galerie is coming to town

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Biennials & festivals

Istanbul Biennial brings to light artist-run initiatives springing up across the Turkish city

Curators Elmgreen & Dragset say that press reports give wrong impression of the buzzing local scene