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US politics

Secret deals: Hunter Biden’s gallery pens ethics agreement with White House to keep art sales anonymous

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Economics

Biden wants to boost culture funding to historic levels as part of $6 trillion budget proposal

If Congress approves, the National Endowment for the Arts in particular would see its 2022 budget go up to $201m—the highest amount of government funding since its inception

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Architecture

President Joe Biden removes Trump appointees from US Commission of Fine Arts

The all-white all-male board members are believed to have been responsible for a controversial order that mandated a Neoclassical style for all federal buildings, which Biden also revoked

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US politics

Biden's repeal of US travel ban ‘changes the game’ for artists coming from Muslim-majority countries

Artistic Freedom Initiative group says the new executive order, overturning Trump's controversial rule, also allows artists to visit home “for the first time in years”

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Art market

Can Biden's inauguration galvanise the US art world into finally taking action against climate change?

As new US president plans to tackle global warming on "an epic scale", green initiatives such as Galleries Commit are gaining steam

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What will Biden-Harris do for the visual arts?

Plus, QAnon's origins in Italian conceptual art and Alphonse Mucha's Slav Epic

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Joe Biden

The art in Biden’s Oval Office reflects hope for a less divided America

The office includes an ode to Roosevelt and a sculpture by the Indigenous artist Allan Houser

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Diary

Viral inauguration meme brings together Marina Abramovic and Bernie Sanders—plus those mittens

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Literature

With powerful poem, Amanda Gorman sets the tone for Biden’s presidency

The 22-year-old Los Angeles poet was the youngest ever to deliver a recitation on Inauguration Day. Listen to and read her words here

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China

'A win for internationalism': what a Biden presidency will mean for the Chinese art world

Donald Trump's trade war and 'cold war mentality' led to uncertainty and a fractured relationship

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The Buck stopped here

Patti Smith marks US inauguration day with rendition of her song The People Have the Power—watch it here

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Contemporary art

QAnon: the Italian artists who may have inspired America's most dangerous conspiracy theory

An anonymous left-wing art group known in the 1990s as Luther Blissett are wondering what they have unwittingly helped create

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US politics

What will Joe Biden's culture policy look like?

The art world cheered at Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election. But, with a formidable to-do list—not least dealing with the coronavirus pandemic—where will the arts feature on his agenda?

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Video art

As Trump baselessly cries voter fraud, one artist surveys the rise of conspiracy theories in US politics

Cassandra Zampini's short film Media Warfare compresses four years of fake news into a harrowing 25-minute survey of America's shattered psyche

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US politics

Kara Walker kicks Donald Trump to the curb and more of the best Instagram art responding to the US election

From Jules de Balincourt's painting of Kamala Harris to Rania Matar's photograph of Boston celebrations, we look at artists' reactions to Joe Biden's win

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election 2020

Art world rejoices in Biden’s win of US presidency

Artists, collectors, policy makers and gallery owners share their reactions after the tightly fought election

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US election: How Trump’s presidency has affected the arts

Plus, artist Pedro Reyes on his New York project; cartoonist Martin Rowson on Hogarth

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election 2020

Denver exhibition considers the art of the Trump years

The Museum of Contemporary Art show aims to “take stock of the work that has come out of this difficult period”, says curator

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election 2020

Anti-Trump artist billboards greet presidential candidates in Cleveland

Ahead of Tuesday’s debate, political action committee Artists United for Change rolled out a new campaign to #VoteThemOut aimed at five battleground states

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US politics

For the arts, there’s only one choice in this election

The Biden-Harris campaign has pledged funding and support for arts and culture as a key policy issue