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Germany

It's official—Germany declares its nightclubs are now cultural institutions

Nightlife and live music venues across the country now have the same legal status as museums and opera houses

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a historical group show of works from 1960s Italy to David Harrison's trans pagan goats

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Charles Gaines's Plexiglas grids at Hauser and Wirth to Rafał Zajko's frozen urine sculptures at PUBLIC

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Museums

Indian museum brings artist M F Husain back from the dead using AI

Visitors to the Museum of Art and Photography in Bangalore can pose questions to a "digital twin" of the late Bombay Progressive Group painter

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India

As India's death toll surges, £2bn renovation of Delhi parliament buildings continues as 'essential service'

Many are questioning how Prime Minister Narendra Modi can justify his "vanity project" as hospitals are overwhelmed with patients

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Gretchen Andrew's search engine-hacking assemblages to Haroun Hayward's painterly meditations on rave culture

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African art

Researchers discover trove of works by major African Modernists in rural Scotland

Paintings and drawings have been reattributed to some of the continent's most famous 20th-century names

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Science

Scientists unveil 'whitest paint ever'—and museums can't wait to get their hands on it

The material, which reflects 98% of light, will have significant use in cooling buildings and fighting climate change

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Art market

Christie's to offer Xu Beihong painting for £41m—highest estimate put on an Asian work by a Western auction house

It could become the most expensive Asian work sold by a Western auction house. Meanwhile, young contemporary names proved popular at last night's Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Lawrence Abu Hamdan's investigation into reincarnation to Robin Rhode's imaginary underwater reef

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NFTs

A grey single-pixel 'work' sells for $1.3m at Sotheby’s maiden NFT sale

Over 3,000 bidders purchased nearly 24,000 digital works in a three-day, multi-facted sale on Niftygateway

A brush with...podcast

A brush with... Do Ho Suh

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences

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Exhibitions

Lockdown easing: the best gallery shows to see in London right now

Eerie wooden cabins, rural quiltmakers and dismembered, tentacular dolls are among our highlights from the city's commercial exhibitions

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Museums

Delhi—which received half a million refugees—will open its first museum dedicated to the partition of India

It will act as an extension to the Partition Museum in Punjab

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A brush with... Doris Salcedo

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Joseph Beuys to Paul Celan

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India

Hindu nationalists tear down Delhi temple statue of Indian spiritual teacher, claiming he is a Muslim

The demolition has been praised by high-profile Hindutva leaders

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A brush with... Ali Banisadr

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Sufi poetry to Hieronymus Bosch

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Art market

Object lessons: from illuminated early golf memorabilia to a marble fragment with a twist

Our pick of the highlights from April's auctions

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Visitor Figures 2020

Who were the most Googled artists in 2020?

Search data from 84 countries last year shows that Leonardo, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo were among the world's most popular artists

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Art market

India Art Fair appoints Jaya Asokan as new director

She will take over from Jagdip Jagpal who led the Delhi fair for three years

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Art market

In bidding confusion at Sotheby’s, unseen Van Gogh initially sells for €16.2m but is then resold for €13m at end of auction

Cross-category relay sale brought in $176.2m against high estimate of $120.5m and culminated with surprise Basquiat announcement

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A brush with... Julie Mehretu

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Kara Walker to Chris Abani

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Art market

Gaitonde breaks Indian art auction record—again—but Amrita Sher-Gil painting falls flat in uneven South Asian sales

A number of Indian artists made their auction debut this season, though several established names missed the mark

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NFTs

Rapper Ja Rule launches NFT platform—and is selling a painting from infamous Fyre Festival on it

Flipkick will sell physical NFT works and hopes to collaborate with celebrities and influencers

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Object lessons

Object lessons: from a dagger-brandishing Irma Stern painting to a Munch self-portrait with a turbulent history

Our pick of the highlights from this month's auctions

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Education

How racist is UK art education? A new report aims to find out

Freelands Foundation and Runnymede Trust have partnered up to investigate racial inequality in schools and universities

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Art market

WTAF? Beeple NFT work sells for astonishing $69.3m at Christie’s after flurry of last-minute bids nearly crashes website

Everyday: The First 5000 Days is now the third most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction

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Art market

Rediscovered portrait by India's most famous female painter Amrita Sher-Gil expected to sell for $2.8m

1932 painting of artist's close friend has been out of the public eye for over 90 years but now comes up for auction at Christie's in New York

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Pompeii

'Lamborghini' of ancient Roman chariots unearthed near Pompeii

Experts believe that the ceremonial carriage may have been used for wedding processions

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Guernica

Tapestry replica of Picasso's anti-war masterpiece Guernica removed from United Nations headquarters after 35 years

The work was loaned by the Rockefeller family, who have now requested it back

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Art market

Is this video of Petr Davydtchenko devouring a live bat the first performance art NFT?

Or does the title belong to a crypto work by Pak, recently acquired by a Sotheby's specialist?

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Art & Technology

See Spot Gun? Art installation controls robot 'dog' to warn public of its 'murderous' military capabilities

The robot's manufacturer expressed disappointment that its creation is being used to "promote violence"

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Video, film & new media

K-punk parties on: new online film commission at ICA in London remembers late cultural theorist Mark Fisher

Five new films delve into Fisher's last lecture series, where he began tracing a beguiling escape route out of capitalism

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Lawsuits

A German prince is suing his 'ungrateful' son for selling ancestral castle for €1

Ernst August Sr, Prince of Hanover, claims that his son went behind his back to seize control of his estates

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Berlin

Will this notorious Nazi 'love nest' turn into an artists' utopia?

Proposed plans aim to convert Joseph Goebbels' summer retreat into artists studios, communal living spaces and a museum of tolerance

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Acquisitions

Acquisitions round-up: flag and sledge from British polar expedition saved from leaving UK

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections

Podcast

The fight against Putin: artists on the frontline

Plus, India reconstructs its history and Navid Nuur on Walter de Maria

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A brush with... Tala Madani

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Francis Bacon to Miles Davis

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Prizes

Tanoa Sasraku wins Futures Award for 'haunting' minstrel videos and defiant Ghanaian flags

The 25-year-old Black British artist was awarded first prize worth £10,000

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A brush with... Charles Gaines

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Frantz Fanon to John Coltrane

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India

How an artist-led newspaper in Delhi is helping to organise the 'world's biggest protest'

The Trolley Times combines activist strategy with hidden voices from the Indian farmers' protest

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Controversies

Amid child sexual abuse accusations, Paris authorities turn off Claude Lévêque light sculptures

The French artist is under police investigation over claims that he abused minors under the age of 15

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A brush with... Tal R

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from W. G. Sebald to Georges Rouault

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Salvator Mundi

Police discovers stolen Salvator Mundi in Naples apartment

The copy of Leonardo's $450m painting was taken from the Museum of San Domenico Maggiore last year

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Acquisitions

'Consigned to history': Trump Baby blimp donated to Museum of London collection

Creators of inflatable effigy hope work serves as a "reminder of the fight against the politics of hate" that took place during Trump's presidency

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Archaeology

Archaeologists have discovered world's oldest animal cave painting

The warty pig painting was found in a cave in Indonesia and is thought to be at least 45,500 years old

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A brush with... Tracey Rose

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Duchamp to Deep House

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Paris

Champs Élysées—one of Paris’s most polluted roads—to be transformed into ‘extraordinary garden’

The major avenue will undergo a €250m makeover to restore its former splendour, following the 2024 Summer Olympics

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India

India's Supreme Court approves Modi's £2bn 'vanity project' to redevelop Delhi parliament complex

The reconstruction of the Central Vista is a significant step in the prime minister's efforts to sever the nation from its colonial past

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Coronavirus resources

Locked down with kids? Check out these arty resources to keep them entertained and educated

Organisations and museums offer plenty of online art projects for parents

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Public sculpture

Enormous vulva sculpture in Brazil sparks conservative outrage

Juliana Notari's work was installed days after President Bolsonaro vowed to never legalise abortion

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The Year Ahead 2021

Art fairs in 2021—expect spring jitters, a summer crush and maybe even a return to some normality

After a year marked by cancellations, international fairs such as Art Basel, Frieze and Tefaf are vying for attention in an already crowded year

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Museums

Acquisitions round-up—Fondation Beyeler gets a frosty Fischli/Weiss snowman

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections

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A brush with... Rachel Whiteread

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Bruce Nauman to George Orwell

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Television

New reality TV show searches for UK's next art superstar

Next Big Thing aims to give a new generation of artists a public platform

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Tax

UK government receives record £65m art gifts in lieu of inheritance tax

National scheme gains significance in the pandemic as "a shift away from blockbuster touring shows" will place greater importance on public collections

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Three to see

Three winter art walks you can enjoy in England this weekend

From Henry Moore's sculpture garden to five miles of towering works along London's first public art walk

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Art market

Tech-savvy Sotheby's $5bn global sales beat Christie's $4.4bn in 2020

The two rivals have made record online and private sales as pandemic overturns traditional live auction format

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A brush with... Roni Horn

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Icelandic glaciers to Emily Dickinson

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India

'New Hindu India': Narendra Modi begins £2bn overhaul of Delhi's colonial parliament buildings

Politicians and cultural leaders have questioned the use of state funds for prime minister's "vanity project" during Covid-19 crisis

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Artemisia Gentileschi at the National Gallery to a transgressive show on Tantra

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Heritage

Quest begins to buy £4m house where Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Campaign, which hopes to turn the Oxford home into a literary centre, has been backed by actors from the film adaptation Ian McKellan and Martin Freeman

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Banksy

Cover your mouth! Banksy claims mural of sneezing woman in Bristol

The work was confirmed by the anonymous street artist on his Instagram

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A brush with... Christina Quarles

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from epic musicals to James Baldwin

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Caroline Coon's hermaphroditic footballers to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's enigmatic portraits

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Auctions

A tale of two cities: Christie's 20th-century relay sale sees six records set in Hong Kong before slower New York finish

In demand contemporary artists hit big in Asia but several Modern stalwarts failed to make a splash in multi-city hybrid auction

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A brush with... Ragnar Kjartansson

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Elizabeth Peyton to Cardi B

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Tate Modern

Boy thrown off Tate Modern balcony 'begins to walk' again

The child's family says he is now also able to speak in full words, but retains significant impairment to his memory

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Land art

Second monolith mysteriously appears in Romania—one day after another vanishes from the Utah desert

Another unattributed metal structure has sprung up from seemingly nowhere—this time on a Romanian mountainside

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Three to see

Three online shows to see this weekend

From a sweeping survey of Kandinsky to a provocative show on the present day experience of Native American communities

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Repatriation

Artist discovers looted statue in Canadian museum and returns it to India

The 18th-century work was stolen by the museum's namesake from an active temple over 100 years ago

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Three to see

Three outdoor shows to see in London this weekend

From Chila Kumari Singh Burman's eye-popping Tate Winter Commission to Lucy McKenzie's tube station takeover

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Discoveries

Constable oil sketch—previously dismissed as fake—goes on sale for £150,000

Sworder's auction house is selling the work, which is one of many by the Romantic painter depicting the area around Dedham Vale where he grew up

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Three to see

Three online shows to see this weekend

From a documentary on pioneering queer artist David Wojnarowicz to a survey of Barbara Kruger's pertinent Question installations

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Stolen art

Samsung partners with art crime expert to hunt for world's missing masterpieces

Works by Monet, Van Gogh and Cézanne, which were stolen in dramatic art heists, are available to view online

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Restoration

The potato head of Palencia: defaced Spanish statue latest victim of botched restoration

Conservation professionals have questioned why Spain's heritage is continually handed over to those with no formal training

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Public sculpture

Twitter explodes with debate around long-awaited statue of feminist trailblazer Mary Wollstonecraft

Sculpture by Maggi Hambling is the result of a decade-long campaign to honour the 18th-century women's rights advocate

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Vatican

Hackers target oldest bible and Vatican’s other priceless treasures in online attacks

The Apostolic Library has partnered with a cybersecurity firm to prevent further attempts to steal and manipulate its digital collection

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Three to see

Three outdoor exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From empathetic documentary photography in King's Cross to Cauleen Smith's Covid Diary broadcast at Piccadilly Circus Lights

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election 2020

And now we wait? Seven works that perfectly depict the US election limbo

The Trump-Biden race is turning into a protracted nail-biter, so we’re finding some solace in art

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Turner’s take on the speed and horrors of the modern world to Ann Veronica Janssen’s playful, light-bending sculptures

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From a chilling show on Arctic culture to Polly Morgan's gorgeously repellent serpentine sculptures

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Banksy

An AI bot has figured out how to draw like Banksy. And it's uncanny

GANksy aims to produce images that bear resemblance to works by the UK's most famous street artist

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India

Indian museum hopes to reconcile bitter saga of sectarian conflict near disputed holy site

A planned mosque and cultural centre will celebrate the syncretic culture of Hinduism and Islam in the northern city of Ayodhya

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Controversies

Madrid's Prado museum accused of misogyny in open letter after misattributing work to female artist

Uninvited Guests exhibition has "been done from a misogynistic point of view and still projects the misogyny of the 19th century,” says one signatory

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Liu Xiaodong's portraits of wealthy Chinese immigrants to the Royal Academy's delayed Summer show

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Censorship

Chinese interference derails Genghis Khan exhibition in France

Beijing authorities attempted to censor show's narrative amid a hardening of Chinese Communist Party's stance towards Mongol minority

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the National Gallery's long-awaited Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition to Damien Hirst's career-spanning show at his own Newport Street Gallery

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Exhibitions

‘We wanted to have sex all the time’: first major survey of Sunil Gupta—photographer of gay Indian life—opens in London

The Photographers' Gallery retrospective explores five decades of the long-overlooked artist's career—from cruising on street corners to Aids activism

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in Berlin this weekend

From Olafur Eliasson's perception-altering lights to Émilie Pitoiset's surveillance capitalism dance marathon

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From transgressive Tantra at the British Museum to a series of artistic interventions in Brent's libraries

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Art market

V.S. Gaitonde's £3.4m record-breaking painting leads strong South Asian sales season

Glut of collections have come to auction this month, with strong results for lesser-known Indian Modernists broadening a narrow market

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Jadé Fadojutimi's purposeful paintings at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery to Trevor Paglen's floral AI animations at Pace

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Nalini Malani

'The past is being weaponised': Nalini Malani's anti-fascist animations come to the Whitechapel Gallery

Eighty-eight of the artist’s iPad drawings will be projected across the gallery's walls for her first UK solo show

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Museums

Indian museum celebrating Muslim dynasty renamed after Hindu king

The museum, located in Agra, will show art, jewellery and fashion of the Mughal Empire

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Art market

Lisson, Sadie Coles HQ and Stephen Friedman to open (temporarily) on London's Cork Street during Frieze week

In lieu of an October fair, the blue-chip galleries will congregate around the Mayfair street during what would—under normal circumstances—be the London art market's busiest month

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Mumbai

Street art by ‘India’s Banksy’ defaced by right-wing youth group in Mumbai

Tyler Street Artist had painted the names of pro-government public figures onto a road for a collaborative public shaming project

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Danh Vo's millennia-spanning pastoral show at White Cube to Abbas Zahedi's rosewater sprinkler system at South London Gallery

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Dhaka

Bangladeshi government officials storm protest performance in Dhaka

Organised by Drik Gallery, the event at Dhaka University aimed to highlight the extrajudicial killing of Bangladeshi civilians by government forces

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Raisa Kabir's transcontinental textiles to Toyin Ojih Odutola's epic cycle of queer, Black drawings