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Obscure objects of desire: five of the best works in Frieze Masters' new Stand Out section

Luke Syson, the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and the section's curator, wants to break down the traditional hierarchies of art history

It all started with a Roman bowl bought for 75p: antiquities dealership Charles Ede celebrates 50 years in business

The London gallery, now run by Martin Clist and Charis Tyndall, is marking five decades with an exhibition of Greek black glaze pottery opening this week

'Not just another Zoom project': New 'non-hierarchical' International Galleries Alliance launches to bring art world together

The information sharing community hopes to launch with 300 members and has been founded by a group of galleries including Sadie Coles, Blum & Poe, Stevenson and Carlos/Ishikawa

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'We have never catered to an exotic idea of what art from Africa is about': Tiwani Contemporary to launch gallery in Lagos as it celebrates ten years in business

Maria Varnava, the founder of the London gallery which specialises in artists from Africa and the diaspora, on opening a gallery on the continent where she grew up and why she is wary of speculators

Art Basel 2021: it’s good to be back—but things are going to change, dealers say

Despite the success of the fair's first post-pandemic edition, galleries are weighing up the future

Try before you buy? Art rental scheme could bring steady income for emerging artists

Gertrude aims to make the art market more accessible and evenly distributed

Ethiopian gallery Addis Fine Art to open space in London

One of the few Black-owned galleries in London, the space will open with a show of Nirit Takele in October as the gallery takes part in Frieze London for the first time

The rise of Paris: Larry Gagosian opens third gallery in the French capital

US dealer launches new space with giant Alexander Calder sculpture in the Place Vendôme

From art that's barely there to Alicja Kwade’s heart: what to see at Berlin Art Week

The German capital is awash with exhibitions, performances and events after a quieter edition last year

Jeff Koons reveals he is making NFTs, details plans for his Pace Gallery shows and remembers his hotel rendezvous with Salvador Dalí

The Balloon Dog sculptor spoke to The Art Newspaper as he announced a new art collaboration with BMW

New and noteworthy: see what the Armory Show's younger galleries are bringing to the fair

In the Presents section, galleries founded within the past ten years present solo or dual-artist shows. Here are some works to look out for this year

Immersive, interactive and a great way to display NFTs: Falko Alexander Gallery’s expansive VR exhibition

With its first virtual venture, an emerging gallery in Cologne removes the barrier between real life and virtual reality

The dep-Art-ment store: New York gets new gallery hub within Barneys former flagship store

Tefaf New York's former co-owners will launch the five-storey Art House this November with space for 60 galleries and a member's club—a similar model to London's Cromwell Place

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Connoisseurship: is it time for a comeback?

When prices and cultural value are so easily confused, there is a case for the return of critical evaluation—in updated form

Douglas Chrismas arrested for allegedly embezzling over $260,000 from Ace Gallery’s bankruptcy estate

Chrismas, who founded the Los Angeles gallery in 1967, is accused of embezzling the funds while acting as the estate’s trustee and custodian

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'If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough': vintage prints by war photographer Robert Capa to headline Photo London

Some of the earliest known prints by the mythological founder of Magnum to be shown from an unseen private collection

Dealer Inge Baecker, a pioneer of the Fluxus movement, dies in German floods

The gallerist was ill at home in Bad Münstereifel, one of the worst-hit towns

US galleries survive: despite a stark decline in revenue in 2020, many galleries have a positive post-pandemic outlook, report says

The Art Dealers Association of America 2021 survey shows many galleries intend to increase their artist roster in 2021 and slowly hire back employees

Autumn fair calendar is fit to burst as Fiac relaunches in new temporary Paris venue near Eiffel Tower

Dealers must decide which fairs to prioritise as Art Basel in Switzerland and Frieze in London are scheduled just weeks apart

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Abuja, Miami, Seoul: Gallery director Dolly Kola-Balogun maps out her path to African art’s world domination

The 27-year-old founder of Retro Africa talks about her expansion plans and how she is helping to build a contemporary art scene in Nigeria

Want to escape New York for the weekend? Here’s what to see at the Second Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl

Galleries are hosting artist receptions, shops and restaurants are open late and buskers will line the streets of the upstate city

Is performance art finally collectible? New London gallery event aims to move medium into mainstream market

Performance Exchange will show work this weekend by artists including Helen Cammock, Abbas Zahedi and Tim Etchells in collaboration with ten commercial spaces

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What to see during Mayfair Art Week in London

From portraits of Napoleon and his wife reunited after nearly 200 years to Rafael Nadal's buttocks

Abstract art, mid-century furniture and contemporary design all under one roof at new London gallery

LAMB opens this week in the Georgian townhouse formerly occupied by Bernard Shapero rare books

It’s coming home: Art gallery to open in the grounds of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

New space is run by the publishers of OOF, a magazine which marries art and football

'If you are of the camp that wants to keep the art world an exclusive club, then look away now'

Silos are tight in the arts, but here's how musicians, artists and writers and can work together to bring in new audiences

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As the Euros kick off, we ask…what has football got to do with art? Quite a lot, actually

The European Super League, an elite alliance betraying football’s roots, was scuppered by fans. These same power structures exist in the art world – so where’s the resistance?

Hauser & Wirth expands its already large footprint in Los Angeles

The gallery is opening a second space in West Hollywood, in a former car showroom

Carroll Dunham: You have to love painting to try and subvert it

During a new show at Galerie Max Hetzler, the American artist discusses the archetypal nudes in his canvases and his "uptight and conservative" attachment to painting

Galleries: London's oldest shopping mall needs you

Burlington Arcade has 12 empty units and its owners want art businesses to help fill them

What now? How London’s gallery scene can survive in a post-pandemic world. Sign up for our live online talk on 3 June

We're looking at the full effect of Covid-19 on the commercial sector and the ways to protect against it. Featuring Sadie Coles, Bomi Odufunade and Jeremy Epstein. Moderated by Louisa Buck. Sponsored by Crozier

Our critic's choice of London Gallery Weekend shows: Central

It's not just blue-chip galleries that have made our list of top exhibitions to see in central London where the city-wide event kicks off on 4 June

Our critic's choice of London Gallery Weekend shows: South

The spotlight turns on south London on 5 June where young artists are getting their debut shows and veterans of the Venice Biennale are making a comeback

Our critics' choice of London Gallery Weekend: East

Much like the area itself, the galleries of east London are presenting an eclectic mix of exhibitions, so our critics have joined forces and picked some of their favourites

Meet Jade Montserrat, the Black artist who took on the British art establishment

As her first major solo show opens at Bosse & Baum during London Gallery Weekend, we speak to the artist about her art, her activism and what it was like growing up in rural Yorkshire

Why are there so few black-owned galleries in London?

Despite the stars of so many artists of colour rising in the West, the trend is not reflected within the dealer community

London gallery hub Cromwell Place partners with Abu Dhabi Art fair to show emerging artists

Fair will show works by Emirati artists Hind Mezaina, Afra Al Dhaheri and Afra Al Suwaidi in South Kensington this June

Magnum Photos announces major new Paris gallery space

News comes as the agency prepares to reopen London space with a show of German fashion photographer Herbert List

Best shows for... discovering the next hot name

From gabber-inspired altarpieces to repurposed Brazilian matchboxes—here are four of the best emerging artists showing during London Gallery Weekend

Best shows for... art history nerds

Tear yourself away from museums and libraries for one weekend to catch a rare revival of Jean Dubuffet’s “living painting” performance and Takis’s first European show since his death in 2019

Best shows for... families with children

Commercial galleries are getting down with the kids and welcoming little ones during London Gallery Weekend

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Will gallery weekends replace art fairs?

Here are the advantages to staying local in a world of Covid

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Art Basel in Hong Kong: fair still on track to open amid calls to boycott city and tough coronavirus restrictions

Exhibitors are down from 242 to 104 in a condensed fair that runs alongside Art Central in the same venue from 21 to 23 May

Lehmann Maupin opens a summer popup in Taipei, expanding further into the spirited Asian market

The space will open in the Neri & Hu designed Kimpton Hotel Da An in Taiwan

Thaddaeus Ropac is the latest Western gallery to open in Seoul

With its resilient economy through the pandemic, South Korea is attracting the art industry's attention, with rumours of Frieze launching a fair in Seoul next year

Out of Africa and into Messums: UK gallery launches new photography department with vintage prints of Karen Blixen's life in Kenya

Some of the images taken by the younger brother of the Danish author, whose memoir became an Oscar-winning film, reflect colonialist attitudes that the exhibition aims to confront

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Busy Gallery Weekend Beijing brings city's art scene back to life

This year's event, delayed from March, included 30 galleries and museums across the city

White Cube announces exclusive worldwide representation of Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi

British gallery will work in collaboration with the Noguchi Museum in New York

Flight of the Balloon Dog: Jeff Koons leaves Gagosian and David Zwirner galleries for Pace

The gallery will now represent the shiniest and most expensive living artist worldwide

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NFTs in IRL: the rise of digital art galleries in physical spaces

Bricks-and-mortar commercial spaces are bringing crypto art to life, "providing an experience beyond the artwork living on a cell phone”

Launch of Artists Commit intensifies the push to act on climate change

Organisation aims to put pressure on galleries to adopt sustainable practices

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As the market for their artists booms, African galleries take control by expanding to the West

With outposts springing up from London to Los Angeles, dealers are putting their artists on the global map

Let loose after lockdown: London’s best gallery shows

Plus, Idris Khan on his latest show and James Welling on an ancient Greek Kore

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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

French galleries sue state over Covid-19 closure

The gallery association CPGA is going to court, claiming its members are “victims of a distortion of competition” as auction houses are allowed to stay open

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How three New York galleries are expanding against the odds

Despite the pandemic, Grimm Gallery, Salon 94 and PPOW are all taking on new spaces in Manhattan—here they tell us why

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