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Documentary offers a close-up on the foul-mouthed Frida Kahlo

New film about the Mexican artist quotes extensively from her unguarded, strident diaries and notebooks

Olga Yarutina is the new publisher and editor of The Art Newspaper Russia

The mission is to remain "an independent platform for debate and discussion"

Medianews

Veteran cartoonist sacked by The Guardian over depiction of Netanyahu

Steve Bell's unpublished drawing of the Israeli prime minister shows him performing surgery on his own stomach, which has drawn parallels with the antisemitic 'pound of flesh' trope

Mediacomment

Barbenheimer has lessons for us all

Could museums replicate the unlikely film pairing that became a massive hit?

Pulling at loose Threads: should the art world sign up to the latest social media app?

Art world figures are forging new personalities on the new 'Twitter clone' from Meta

Diaryblog

Uma Thurman kills it as dodgy dealer in Hollywood's latest art-themed film

'Preposterous' plot involves a New York art dealer who teams up with a hitman to launch a money laundering scheme

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Wellcome Collection show explores the ‘terrible fictions’ within scientific racism

The artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s witty films challenge the biases of Victorian pioneers

Medianews

The Art Newspaper launches Turkish edition

The Art Newspaper Türkiye is owned by Ali Güreli, the founder of Contemporary Istanbul, and will be published 11 times per year

Mediareview

Artists who stayed in Ukraine navigate cultural war and actual warfare in new documentary

“Rule of Two Walls”, showing at the Tribeca Film Festival, follows artists in Ukraine after the launch of Russia’s invasion

Mediaanalysis

Dynamite Doug podcast is a pioneer in ‘looted heritage’ genre—but not its peak

The programme offers a compelling narrative for art crime beginners but more depth is needed when it comes to colonial repatriation

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On Succession, art has nothing to do with aesthetics and everything to do with power and value

As the hit HBO show draws to a close, its production designer discusses the significance of the art hanging on the Roy family's walls

Instagram’s new tools prove ‘shadowbanning’ is real—and now artists are trapped

Many users are beginning to wonder if the platform's guidelines have any positive value

Oh Snap! Social media app is connecting the art world with accessible augmented reality

Celebrity artists are collaborating with Snap on its Lens filter, but artists working with causes such as Black History Month and Pride are creating the more powerful projects

Real Housewives of Art Basel in Miami Beach: reality tv hits the art world

Beginning with an Apprentice-style dating show, a flurry of television shows will follow the lives of affluent dealers as they navigate the choppy waters of the art world

Diaryblog

'Pretty little thing ain’tcha?' Art critic John Berger played Cockney gangster in a Grand Theft Auto game

Author of Ways of Seeing did some impromptu voice acting for the violent video game after recording in the same studio

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The artist who brought the great outdoors inside—for her cats

Abi Palmer wanted her indoor cats, adopted during Covid-19 lockdowns, to experience the passage of the seasons, a process she documented in a new video series

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Digital shadows: what happens to an artefact's data after it is restituted?

Museums are stepping up efforts to return physical objects to their original owners—but repatriation policies often do not consider the digital information associated with them

NFTs crashed last year—does Art Dubai fair show signs of a ‘Crypto Spring’?

Plus, How Video Transformed the World at MoMA and the art of modernist ceramics

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speaker Aimee Dawson. Produced by David Clack

Don’t delete art! Project documenting censorship on social media launches manifesto

New campaign hopes to convince companies like Facebook and Instagram to bring artists into the content moderation process

'AI will become the new normal’: how the art world's technological boom is changing the industry

Artificial intelligence art projects are popping up everywhere, forcing difficult questions around artist agency, copyright and market value

The Smithsonian and MTV are launching a reality television art competition

The winner of “The Exhibit” will receive $100,000 and a solo exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum

Digital Ageanalysis

New online safety laws aim to protect children—but will they harm artists?

As the UK’s troubled Online Safety Bill finally looks set to become law, there are still concerns about whether it will get the balance between online safety and censorship right

Medianews

Bookforum, Artforum’s literary sister magazine, ceases publication

The publication’s sudden closure comes just days after Penske Media Corporation acquired Artforum

Mediaanalysis

‘Artists have a lot in common with sex workers’: OnlyFans becoming popular platform for artists censored elsewhere

Censorship by more mainstream social media platforms has artists turning to OnlyFans to promote their work

Penske Media expands art publishing empire with acquisition of Artforum

New York journal joins ARTnews and Art in America under same corporate umbrella

Is it time to #Twexit? How Elon Musk’s Twitter shake-up has divided creatives

With the platform's new owner firing moderators, some artists are hoping for an end to censorship while others fear discrimination

Fleeing Twitter? Sick of Instagram? Eight lesser-known social media sites for the art world to try

More than a million users have left Twitter since business magnate took over the platform

Hilma af Klint goes multimedia: NFTs launched on Pharrell Williams's Goda platform are latest digital offering of Abstract artist's work

The pioneering Swedish artist is having a moment, with a newly-released biopic, new VR and AR experiences and NFT editions