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‘Shame on those that silence artists’: Shahzia Sikander speaks out after her opening in Texas is cancelled

The University of Houston seems to have caved to the threats of a local anti-abortion group

Helen Stoilasabout 13 hours ago

Harold Cohen's pioneering AI works provide essential context for conversations about generative art

The Whitney Museum of American Art is spotlighting the late art and technology innovator's prescient "AARON" series

Sarp Kerem Yavuzabout 9 hours ago

Jacob Rothschild, banker, collector, philanthropist, and a towering figure in the British art world, has died, aged 87

A scion of the famous banking dynasty, he led the National Gallery, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Waddesdon Manor

Louis Jebbabout 19 hours ago

Ethiopian government sends formal request to cancel auction of shield looted from Maqdala in 1868

Ethiopian Heritage Authority asks to contact vendor to request restitution of battle trophy taken following British expeditionary force's punitive siege of Maqdala

Martin Baileyabout 20 hours ago

New Frank Bowling project to send £500,000 worth of art supplies to UK schools

Work by the students will be displayed on London's Piccadilly Lights in 2025

Holly Blackabout 20 hours ago

Frieze Los Angeles 2024

Documentary offers a close-up on the foul-mouthed Frida Kahlo

New film about the Mexican artist quotes extensively from her unguarded, strident diaries and notebooks

David D'Arcy23 February 2024

Ukrainian dealer gives the country’s emerging artists a foothold in Hollywood

Lia Snisarenko launched Art Axcess in her home last September to showcase contemporary art from Ukraine

Sophia Kishkovsky23 February 2024

13 shows to see in and around Los Angeles during Frieze

From important shows of Korean and Japanese contemporary art, to major surveys of Paul Pfeiffer and Joan Brown, and more

Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House finds a home 

The Swiss architect's building for the future has—at last—found a permanent location in Palm Springs

Scarlet Cheng23 February 2024

Blum Gallery looks back on three decades of bringing Japanese contemporary art to the US

The gallery’s 30th-anniversary show chronicles the Japanese art movements it has had a hand in popularising across the Pacific

Jori Finkel26 February 2024

PST Art: Art & Science Collide

From September 2024, PST Art: Art & Science Collide will bring the two very different worlds together in dozens of exhibitions and events across Los Angeles and Southern California. We pick out the major themes, preview the must-see shows, and talk to the curators and artists

'The biggest arts project in the US': PST Art to bring dozens of exhibitions to Los Angeles and Southern California this September

The third PST Art, presented by the Getty, will be focused on the connections between art and science

Scarlet Chengabout 15 hours ago
In partnership withPST Art

Aiming for the stars: PST Art exhibitions will show what happens when scientists and artists mix

In the highly speculative and experimental fields of rocket science and astrophysics that ushered in the space age, artists and scientists ended up inspiring each other

Catherine Wagleyabout 15 hours ago
In partnership withPST Art

Colour visions: PST Art shows how technology and art have shaped cinema

Several of the exhibitions in PST Art in Los Angeles this September will tell the history of the film industry while also looking to the future

Scarlet Chengabout 15 hours ago
In partnership withPST Art

Giving Los Angeles back its lungs: PST Art exhibitions will uncover the links between art, water and ecology

California’s water crisis is the backdrop to several hard-hitting shows, which will open across the state in September

Angella d'Avignonabout 15 hours ago
In partnership withPST Art

‘The things we make are time machines’: Cannupa Hanska Luger on his PST Art exhibitions

In three exhibitions in Southern California this September the artist imagines future worlds for Indigenous peoples — and allows children to create their own world with Velcro

Alina Cohenabout 15 hours ago
In partnership withPST Art

The Week in Art

A podcast bringing you the latest news from the art world, every week

Ekow Eshun on the power of Black figuration and his new London show

Plus, 100 years of the Surrealist manifesto and Tonita Peña’s Eagle Dance

Art market

Ukrainian dealer gives the country’s emerging artists a foothold in Hollywood

Lia Snisarenko launched Art Axcess in her home last September to showcase contemporary art from Ukraine

Joan Snyder joins Thaddaeus Ropac for Europe and Asia representation

The 83-year-old American abstract painter has been working for six decades

Christie's Elton John evening sale proves Wednesday night is alright for buying

The auction nearly matched its $6.4m high estimate before fees, as art brought the money while luxury and memorabilia drove the bidding

Untitled Art fair acquired by South Florida luxury lifestyle portfolio

The fair, founded in 2012, is one of the biggest satellite events of Miami Art Week and previously operated a second iteration in San Francisco

Perrotin pulls out of Dubai gallery and ends secondary market collaboration in Paris

The prominent French dealer has ceased his partnership with Tom-David Bastok and Dylan Lessel

Museums & Heritage

Obsessed with Taylor Swift or Tufting? London’s V&A museum wants you

Institution wants to sign up superfans in five trendy areas including Emojis, Crocs and Drag

The Art Newspaperabout 21 hours ago

13 shows to see in and around Los Angeles during Frieze

From important shows of Korean and Japanese contemporary art, to major surveys of Paul Pfeiffer and Joan Brown, and more

Do museums still matter? New show at Mudam Luxembourg examines why and how institutions operate

Exhibition taps into contemporary debates about social and geopolitical changes

Florence’s new open storage facility is bringing long-hidden art into public view

The Florentine Civic Museums’ depository is part of a trend that is seeing institutions find ways of making more use of their archives

Exhibitions

Getty Center explores the bloodlines between old and new art

Show combines Medieval manuscripts with contemporary works that deploy blood as a symbol of the divine and the bodily

13 shows to see in and around Los Angeles during Frieze

From important shows of Korean and Japanese contemporary art, to major surveys of Paul Pfeiffer and Joan Brown, and more

Forgotten photojournalist Bert Hardy revisited in new London show

Hardy’s work ranged from hard-hitting war photography to images of the British at play

Kindred spirits: Van Gogh and Matthew Wong come together in Amsterdam show

The exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum will highlight the shared aesthetics and sensibilities between the two artists—while also making clear what sets them apart

Nigerian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2024 to address looting of Benin Kingdom

Outside of the artists' work, the pavilion will show projects made in collaboration with the Museum of West African Art

Technology

News, background and analysis on the latest tech developments—artificial intelligence tools; Web3, the blockchain, NFTs; virtual and augmented reality; social media platforms—and how they affect the art market, museums, artists and curators.

Tate hits 12.5 million social media followers: what is behind its success?

Senior social media manager Nell Burnham reports that the @tate account, which serves both Tate Modern and Tate Britain, doubled its video views to 65 million in 2023

Technologyanalysis

Face time: how the art world is preparing to work with the Apple Vision Pro

The mixed reality headset offers astonishing visual quality. But, as it goes on sale at $3,500 a go, how will it enhance curators' dreams of giving global access to high-fidelity experiences of gallery and museum shows?

Tipping point: how new immersive institutions are changing the art world

Digital art venues are a global phenomenon, attracting massive audiences with radical new forms of immersive experiences. Are they a threat or an opportunity for traditional galleries and museums?

Going big: digital artists who show on a grand scale at immersive institutions

The rise of huge immersive venues, with giant, wraparound programmable LED screens, has provided a new canvas, and potential new audience, for digital artists. We look at four of the main players, from widely varied backgrounds

Web3news

US Air Force officer arrested for alleged NFT fraud

An active-duty senior airman was detained for his role in a scheme overhyping the value of NFTs

Adventures with Van Gogh

Adventures with Van Gogh is a weekly blog by Martin Bailey, our long-standing correspondent and expert on the artist. Published every Friday, his stories range from newsy items about this most intriguing artist to scholarly pieces based on his own meticulous investigations and discoveries.

New publication sheds fresh light on brothel scenes by Emile Bernard and Van Gogh

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum this week publishes a catalogue focused on Bernard‘s rarely seen drawings featuring prostitution and sexual allegories

Book Club

Missing Mona Lisa: the story behind the 1911 theft of Leonardo’s masterpiece

The author of a new book tells us why it was stolen and how Picasso got embroiled in the scandal

Why Anthony van Dyck was summoned to paint a recently deceased noblewoman

This extract from a new book about works in the Dulwich Picture Gallery by Helen Hillyard and Jennifer Scott reveals the story behind the artist's 1663 portrait of Lady Digby

Helen Hillyard and Jennifer Scott. With an introduction by José da Silva

An expert's guide to Frans Hals: five must-read books on the Dutch Old Master

All you ever wanted to know about Hals, from an 18th-century biography to a 1994 novel of the artist's “lost diaries”—selected by the Rijksmuseum curator Friso Lammertse

Obsessed with Taylor Swift or Tufting? London’s V&A museum wants you

Institution wants to sign up superfans in five trendy areas including Emojis, Crocs and Drag

The Art Newspaperabout 21 hours ago

Barbie star America Ferrera to portray late artist Ana Mendieta in TV series

Book adaptation will investigate further the Cuban-US artist's controversial death

The Art Newspaperabout 20 hours ago

Flavin Judd discusses famous childhood neighbours in Doha tell-all talk

Conversation with Michael Govan throws light on what motivated Donald Judd and Dan Flavin

Minimalist logs work pops up on Welsh beach

Rosemarie Castoro’s Trap A Zoid arrangement was last seen in New York in the 1970s

Obituaries

Günter Brus, central figure of Viennese Actionism, has died, aged 85

Brus was the last surviving founder of the movement, though he abandoned performance art after 1970

Carl Andre, giant of Minimalism who was tried for and acquitted of murder, has died, aged 88

Andre rose to prominence in the New York art world of the 1960s to become a totemic—and controversial—figure renowned for his material-driven sculptures

Artists and curators pay tribute to performance pioneer Pope.L who has died aged 68

The artist, known for his Crawl series, treated 'absurdity of racism in an unflinching way’

Giovanni Anselmo, pioneer of Arte Povera, has died, aged 89

Italian artist, who won Venice’s Golden Lion award in 1990, is subject of a Guggenheim Bilbao retrospective next year

US artist Richard Hunt—creator of more than 160 public works—has died aged 88

The sculptor, who was committed to civil rights, recently completed a monument to Emmett Till

Books

The presence of death: new book highlights the existential anxieties of William Gillies

A taster ahead of a later publication explores the Scottish painter’s focus on mental frailty, family and war

A brush with... podcast

A podcast that asks artists the questions you've always wanted to

A brush with… Nalini Malani

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to her time in 1970s Paris

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack

Opinion

The dawn of the entrepreneurial museum

With traditional philanthropic models on the wane, US institutions like the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Andy Warhol Museum are engaging in unconventional partnerships and launching spin-off businesses

Phillips auction gives James Rosenquist estate the best of both worlds

Pop artist’s paintings have seven-figure prices, but his prints are available for just a few hundred dollars at New York sale

'The art fair is a market, not a museum'

As this year's calendar gets under way—next stops, Delhi and Los Angeles—Chibundu Onuzo reflects on her experience at Frieze London to assess what these global events offer

How we should regulate AI is the trillion-dollar question

With cases of breaches to artists' copyright escalating, an international framework is vital