Israel-Hamas war

Gazan art centre destroyed during Israel's raid on Al-Shifa hospital

Shababeek for Contemporary Art, home to around 20,000 works, was hit during the two-week assault on the hospital complex and its surrounding areas

For many in Israel’s art community, protests have replaced practice

Six months after 7 October, Israeli artists and arts workers remain active in popular movements calling for the release of hostages and ousting of Benjamin Netanyahu

War, refugees, destruction: how Venice Biennale 2024 will reflect our era

Thousands have called for Israel’s pavilion to be cancelled, a proposed Palestinian exhibition was rejected, while Ukraine’s pavilion deals with its ongoing war

Judith Butler pulls out of Pompidou lectures after Israel-Hamas comments

The Berkeley professor did not want to be a "distraction" to the event in Paris after she was criticised for describing the 7 October attacks as an “act of armed resistance”

Protestors at London Science Museum rally against ‘greenwashing’ new sponsor

The museum has received backlash for its decision to allow Adani Green Energy to sponsor a new gallery focused on climate change

‘Met Museum, you’re complicit’: artists and activists take over museum’s front steps with giant pro-Palestine quilt

A two-hour rally at the New York museum drew many supportive cheers and honks, plus a handful of antagonistic shouts

Neon work in Whitney Biennial features unexpected ‘free Palestine’ message

The biennial’s curators were unaware of the statement in a work by Demian DinéYazhi’ prior to the exhibition preview

Israel in contravention of UN court ruling as it carries out ‘genocidal military campaign’ in Gaza, new Forensic Architecture report says

Report refutes Israel’s claims in The Hague that it has implemented "humanitarian measures" to prevent the loss of civilian life

In open letter, Metropolitan Museum employees call on the institution to ‘stand in defence of Palestinians’

More than 150 people have signed onto the letter, which was delivered to museum director and chief executive Max Hollein this week

German museum director at centre of row over cancelled Candice Breitz exhibition steps down

Andrea Jahn will leave her post four months after Breitz's show was cancelled over her views on the conflict in Gaza

Police investigating Pro-Palestine protesters’ vandalism of painting at Cambridge University

A pair of activists sprayed and slashed the work depicting Arthur Balfour, whose 1917 letter advocated the creation of a ‘national home for the Jewish people’ in Palestine

More works pulled from Barbican show over Gaza 'censorship' row

Artists Yto Barrada and Cian Dayrit will remove their work from major textile survey, after two collectors withdraw their loans over centre's decision to not host talk on Palestine and the Holocaust

Collectors withdraw works from Barbican show after centre pulls its support for talk on Israel-Hamas war

Quilts by Loretta Pettway have been removed from a major textile survey at the London institution over accusations of “censorship and repression”

Meeting of Canadian and Italian prime ministers at Art Gallery of Ontario cancelled due to protest

Pro-Palestine activists rallied outside the museum in protest of Justin Trudeau’s response to the Israel-Hamas war

Renowned Palestinian artist Fathi Ghaben, unable to leave Gaza for medical treatment, dies aged 77

The artist, hailed as the "Van Gogh of Gaza", suffered from chest and lung issues that needed urgent care

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Israel-Hamas war is front and centre at Art Dubai

The fair's Global South focus enables galleries to platform art about Palestine at a crucial moment

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Dreams of rebuilding Gaza: five culture workers share their stories

The war in Gaza has resulted in catastrophic human losses. Behind the statistics lie the lives of individuals who have worked to preserve the exclave’s precious and often ignored heritage sites

Israel will not be excluded from Venice Biennale, says Italian culture minister

More than 14,500 people have signed a letter demanding country is banned from this year’s Biennale

'It's censorship': Arts Council England under fire over new policy deterring 'overtly political statements'

Update to guidelines warns partner organisations that funding arrangements could be jeopardised by "reputational risk"

Tania Bruguera’s reading at Hamburger Bahnhof shut down after heated pro-Palestine protests

A statement from the museum says the incident involved activists using “hate speech” towards one of the readers and a museum director

Is censorship on the rise in the West?

Plus, Frank Auerbach at the Courtauld and an Indian painting from Howard Hodgkin’s collection

Ai Weiwei criticises ‘fragile’ state of Western democracy following Sky News interview

The dissident artist argues that restrictions manifest more subtly in Europe and the US

New show dedicated to Palestinian art to open in London

The exhibition, originally held at the 2022 Venice Biennale, will open at P21 Gallery with new works on show

Laurie Anderson withdraws from German professorship after criticism of Israel

The artist and Grammy winner supported a 2021 petition by Palestinian artists titled “Letter Against Apartheid”

Giant Shepard Fairey work calling for ceasefire in Gaza unfurled at Reina Sofia museum in Madrid

Greenpeace and UnMute Gaza organised the action at the museum because it houses Pablo Picasso’s famous anti-war painting “Guernica”

Art Gallery of Ontario under pressure to explain Indigenous art curator’s ousting

Wanda Nanibush left the institution after a letter accusing her of “hate speech” was circulated by the group Israel Museums and Arts, Canada

Berlin Senate drops 'anti-discrimination clause' in funding agreements after protests

Senator Joe Chialo says he is responding to criticism that the clause restricted the freedom of art

US museum under fire for cancelling Palestinian artist’s retrospective

The Eskenazi Museum of Art of the Indiana University in Bloomington cited “safety concerns” when it abruptly cancelled Samia Halaby’s show

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Banksy calls for an end to war

New mural appeared in south London of three military drones stuck to a red “stop” sign—but has already been removed by two unknown men