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Parthenon Marbles deal still on the table despite British Museum theft scandal

Other Greek treasures would come to London in exchange for a loan of the contested sculptures

Barbicaninterview

Shanay Jhaveri—the Barbican Centre’s first non-British head of visual arts—reveals his plans for the London institution

The Indian curator, appointed a year after a racism dispute at the centre, hopes to diversify audiences and expand the presence of art across the Brutalist complex

A tale of two art worlds: how Black-centred art is often relegated to outside central London

The Association of Women in the Arts's first conference near Bond Street and the 'Lagos, Peckham, Repeat' exhibition in south London are worlds—and a lengthy commute—apart

'The tank is empty': Brexit, inflation and a downturn in sales force FOLD gallery in London to close

Running costs for the 15-year-old gallery have become "more and more difficult to manage over the past 18 months", owner says

Tulip mania, Brexit and AI: Mat Collishaw takes on Kew Gardens this autumn

The artist marries nature and technology in the ambitious new exhibition

New women artist-only fair to launch in London during Frieze week

The Women in Art Fair aims to "redress the gender imbalance in the art industry" by exclusively selling work made by female-identifying artists

London's National Gallery releases details of 200th anniversary Jeremy Deller project

His work will be made in collaboration with four institutions across the UK—from Northern Ireland to Scotland—before travelling to the capital

Awardsnews

Seven artists win lifeline Loewe Foundation/Studio Voltaire Award during cost-of-living crisis

Maz Murray and Emily Pope are among new cohort given rent-free studio space in London and a £5,000 bursary

‘This is about celebrating everyone’: London's V&A opens new Thomas J Price exhibition

The display includes a version of a sculpture that sparked debate in the Netherlands last month

'Forget the Brexit blues: for art, London is still where it’s at'

There are plenty of encouraging dynamics in the city this summer

Art worldcomment

'We need to talk about class in the art world'

A recent list of young art "disruptors" published by a UK newspaper underlines the insidious dynamics of privilege which continue to define our industry

South London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery to get new sculpture park in £4.6m overhaul

The institution’s first major redevelopment in 25 years will also include a new building for families and schools

Diaryblog

Paula Rego's massive mural—bruisers and all—unveiled at London's National Gallery

Curator urges Rego fans to put pen to paper and get the vast work put on permanent display

Simon Lee Gallery enters administration following tax dispute

The London commercial gallery is now under the control of insolvency practitioners after a petition from Barclays Bank

Phillips launches annual David Hockney auction in London

The standalone sales come off the back of numerous high-profile projects involving the British artist

Marina Abramovic to take over London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall this autumn

A selection of artists have been invited by Abramovic to stage long-form performances in the concert venue—including backstage areas normally off-limits to visitors

Natural History Museum: how the UK's most popular museum is trying to prevent humanity going the way of the dinosaurs

The London institution is putting a five-acre garden development and climate science at the forefront of its educational programming

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Exhibition in London’s Little Lagos shines light on UK-Nigeria links

South London Gallery in Peckham (aka Little Lagos) will show work of 13 artists including Yinka Shonibare, bringing to light the shared cultures of the two places

Diaryblog

National Gallery summer party puts the fun in funding

Lavish event helps museum edge closer to £95m target for ambitious NG200 programme

UK and Greece should share Parthenon Marbles says London mayor Sadiq Khan

The Labour party politician encourages the British Museum and the UK government to advance talks with the government of Greece and Athens's Acropolis Museum

From pixies to princesses: exploring a London's borough's public statuary

Kensington and Chelsea is home to celebrated statues and hidden pieces

The kids are alright: newly opened Young V&A aims to be an evolutionary museum for children

Three years in the making, the new satellite of the Victoria and Albert museum has been created “with, not for” its audience—and could now act as a template for other museums.

Auctionsanalysis

Christie's Modern and contemporary evening sale in London plummets 66% from last year's equivalent auction

Few big-ticket consignments and New York's turbo-charged May sales marred tonight's performance

Glamorous moths and giant lily pads: Monster Chetwynd unveils commissions in London Underground and Scottish island Bute

The Turner Prize-nominated performance artist delves into the worlds of botany and insects for two characteristically extravagant UK commissions this summer

Art fairsanalysis

Treasure House Fair—successor to Masterpiece London—opens with half the exhibitors but an optimistic outlook

Event's organisers say they are pursuing options with UK government to "work around" Brexit

Barbican exhibition cancelled in wake of 'anti-Palestinian censorship' row

Resolve Collective has accused staff at the London arts centre of censoring a talk and for showing “hostility towards close family and friends at the exhibition opening”

Jean Cooke: new show explores the gardener artist who was wild at heart

London exhibition dedicated to the artist reveals how her approach to gardening was as enigmatic as her approach to portraiture

The hottest emerging shows to see during London Gallery Weekend

From digital avatar tapestries to an alpaca wool peephole, here is the best of the capital's cutting-edge art scene