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'Impeach Bolsonaro': artist hangs black cloths on Brazilian Embassy in Paris to protest against president

Julio Villani's banners symbolise his “ongoing determination, revolt and despair” at the Brazilian leader's handling of the coronavirus crisis

Prizesnews

Hong Kong artist's sombre still life with a tear gas canister vase wins Human Rights arts prize

Jeremy Deller judged the sixth edition which is backed by the European Union

Labourinterview

‘You can’t exactly walk a picket line in a pandemic’: New York union leader Maida Rosenstein on the crisis for museum workers

The president of the main museum union talks to us about what the organisation has been doing to secure jobs in the wake of coronavirus

Lawnews

France reconfirms that women baring their breasts in public is illegal—even for artists and protestors

Two women who are part of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen were charged for topless protests, one of which was in a Paris museum

Climate activists take over British Museum in all-night protest against BP sponsorship

Organisers of the three-day action, the group BP or not BP?, called it the "largest protest in the history of the museum"

'An impeachment tomb stone': Jenny Holzer creates work to mark President Donald Trump's trial

The skateboards are produced in a limited marble edition of 25 and a wood edition of 500

Art Basel in Hong Kong exhibitors call for 50% discount as concerns mount over a drop off in collectors and freedom of expression

Galleries including Lévy Gorvy, Lisson and Sprüth Magers have expressed their concerns in a letter to the fair organisers

Artists in PS1 Gulf War show urge museum to sever ties with toxic philanthropy

After Michael Rakowitz paused his video, 37 artists have signed an open letter condemning investments by MoMA board members Larry Fink and Leon Black into private prisons, weapons manufacturing and defense firms

Capturing the streets: the Lebanese revolution through the eyes of an artist

Three months into the uprising we speak to Abed Al Kadiri about popular unity, state brutality and why he is documenting events through Chinese-style ink drawings

'All bets are off': Hong Kong protests cause insurance headaches for dealers heading to Art Basel

With pro-democracy demonstrations showing no sign of abating, the fair is working with a broker to offer galleries cover at 20 times the normal rate

Politicscomment

Chile’s neoliberal ideology has co-opted artist’s creativity

The failed economic experiments of the 1970s laid the groundwork for today’s socio-economic crisis

'Xavier Bray, end low pay!': Wallace Collection staff fight for London Living Wage

Museum is in discussion with trade union after 'final offer' 1.5% salary increase was deemed too low

Chilean art fair suspends its 2019 edition as artists and galleries mobilise to support protesters

After more than a week of violent uprising in Santiago, the director of Chaco calls on art to “become the meeting space that Chile needs”

Margaret Carrigan. with additional reporting by Kabir Jhala

Seven arrested at protest during MoMA’s public opening

Demonstrators blocked the museum’s entrance and sat in the street as they demanded the removal of Steven Tananbaum — a financier whose company owns $2.5bn in Puerto Rican debt — from its board of trustees

Beirut art spaces close en-masse as huge anti-government protests take over the city

Artists and institutions come out in support of protestors who are demanding political reforms in Lebanon

Ai Weiwei was not 'thrown out' of Munich’s Haus der Kunst, artist confirms

Activist was demonstrating in support of workers' rights in the face of cost-cutting at the museum

The artists at the forefront of Russia's democracy protests

Street art and digital art used as tools of subversion, as artists themselves bear the brunt of a brutal government crackdown

Ai Weiwei: 'Hong Kong is on fire and the world is indifferent'

Chinese artist and activist’s team has been documenting the intensifying anti-government protests over the weekend

Hong Kong's cultural workers defy government pressure to hit streets in protest

Several thousand civil servants, including many from state-backed arts institutions, come out in support of ongoing pro-democracy protests

Musée du Louvre removes all mention of Sackler name from its galleries following protests

Activist group Pain says Paris museum has taped over or taken down plaques dedicated to the eponymous family whose pharmaceutical company is accused of fuelling the US opioid crisis

Former Venice Biennale director launches satirical Instagram attack on Italian government

Francesco Bonami's new political party EXAGERAMOS! promises to introduce new laws including forbidding contemporary art in museums

In damning online critique of British Museum's ethics, trustee Ahdaf Soueif announces resignation

Prominent Egyptian-born writer cites the institution's BP sponsorship, treatment of workers and its silence over restitution as key issues

Artist-led groups battle to stem gentrification in New York

Ambitious new developments in Manhattan’s Lower East Side threaten the vibrant community

Protestors gather outside Christie's as ancient head of Tutankhamen sells for £4.7m

Egyptian authorities had tried to stop the sale claiming that the 3,000 year old quartzite sculpture should be repatriated

Anna Brady. with additional reporting by Kabir Jhala

Nan Goldin’s activist group storms the Musée du Louvre

Pain protestors demand that museum officials rename 12 rooms named after the Sackler family

Gareth Harris. with additional reporting by Stéphane Renault

Mission statements and paychecks: let's put our money where our mouths are

A call for concrete action on art world salaries

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Anti-Semitic 'Jewish Sow' relief may be removed from Luther’s church

Medieval sculpture on façade of Unesco World Heritage site in Wittenberg is one of around 30 similar pieces across Europe

Book on artists’ opposition to the Vietnam War

Part of the 1960s US anti-war movement, artists then had nothing like the impact they have today

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New Banksy mural appears in support of Extinction Rebellion protest in London

Work was painted last night at Marble Arch, where the climate change group had set up base camp for ten days of demonstrations