Protest

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

Protesters calling for Gaza ceasefire stage die-in at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The action, staged on International Human Rights Day, lasted 64 minutes in observance of the 64 days since the Israel-Hamas war began

Russian artist Sasha Skochilenko jailed for anti-war protest

Skochilenko was charged for replacing supermarket price labels with pieces of information about the destruction of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol

What’s behind the row engulfing the UK’s National Trust?

Plus, a protest-themed tenth edition of the Performa Biennial and a restored portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger

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Russian prosecutors seek eight-year prison sentence for artist who installed anti-war messages in grocery store

The St Petersburg artist Sasha Skochilenko was arrested in April 2022 for replacing a store's price labels with information about the war in Ukraine

Artists withdraw work from US National Gallery in protest of ‘government funding of Israel’s military assault’ in Gaza

A collaborative sculpture by Nicholas Galanin and Merritt Johnson was removed from an exhibition at the Washington, DC museum

Climate activists spray-paint Paris's Louvre pyramid

A member of the Dernière Rénovation group scaled the famous glass monument over the weekend

Climate protesters call for removal of MoMA’s board chair over ties to fossil fuel industry

After a protest in front of the museum’s main entrance, 16 activists were arrested after further actions inside the museum

One year on from Mahsa Amini's death, protest art marks the streets

Public works by four artists go on show in Edinburgh, Paris and Dublin focusing on the "battle for basic human rights"

Museum in Philadelphia under fire for hosting far-right group's event

The Museum of the American Revolution is facing pushback for its decision to rent some of its spaces to Moms For Liberty, an ultra-conservative non-profit

‘We charge you with ecocide’: climate protesters call for ouster of Museum of Modern Art board chair at gala

Activists urged the New York museum to distance itself from board chair Marie-Josée Kravis and her husband Henry Kravis due to their ties to the fossil fuel industry

Memorial to peace activist Brian Haw to stand opposite London's Imperial War Museum

The campaigner began protesting the Iraq war outside the Houses of Parliament in 2001 and remained camped at the site until his death in 2011

President Macron stands up for artists after vandalism of controversial Miriam Cahn painting

French leader says defacing the work, which will remain on show at the Palais de Tokyo, is "attack on values"

Milan authorities must hire conservationist after struggling to clean statue damaged by climate activists

Italian officials have approved draft bill to bring in tougher sanctions for protestors who target heritage

In the wake of climate protests and pandemics, collectors are growing wary of loaning art to museums

Prospective lenders are increasingly nervous that their works will be targeted by attacks or be vulnerable to a lack of security during museum closures

Protest performance art in Tbilisi sparks political storm between Georgia's president and culture minister

Use of police forces against supporters of artist Sandro Sulaberidze have been criticised by country's top state officials

Chinanews

As 2023 dawns, the blank A4 sheet—brandished by protestors in China—is a potent political and artistic symbol

The white-paper revolution echoes art history, recalling Robert Ryman and the Philippines-based artist Kiri Dalena

Why is Van Gogh under attack?

Vincent’s best-loved paintings are singled out by climate protestors

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'Systematically underpaid': arts courses across UK grind to a halt amid nation's biggest university strike in history

Lecturers across the country are protesting university workers’ pay, pensions and working conditions

'Museums are allies': at Cop27, Icom speaks out about climate change protestors attacking art

Choosing museums as a backdrop to protests is "a testament of their symbolic power and relevance in the discussions around the climate emergency,” International Council of Museums says

Protestors took too much risk throwing soup on the Sunflowers—and missed an opportunity

Had they thought about it more deeply, the activists who attacked the Van Gogh work could have gained something more than attention

Eco activist attempts to glue his head to Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring

Dutch police have arrested three people at the Mauritshuis in The Hague

Protest for Mahsa Amini—who was killed by Iran's morality police—staged at New York's Guggenheim Museum

An anonymous collective unfurled banners proclaiming “Women, Life, Freedom” from the top of the institution's rotunda

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers covered in tomato soup by eco activists

The environmental group Just Stop Oil says it attacked the painting in response to the UK government’s inaction on the cost-of-living and climate crises

Protestors at British Museum demand release of writer imprisoned in Egypt

Plight of British-Egyptian Alaa Abd El-Fattah, currently on hunger strike, is focal point of protest as hieroglyphs exhibition opens

In with the cuffs, out with the glue: Italian climate change protestors chain themselves to chapel banister

The Scrovegni Chapel in Padua is home to masterpieces by the Italian Medieval painter Giotto

Cubanews

Health concerns raised over Cuban artist and activist held in jail

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara was sentenced to five years in prison in June