Does the West really care about human rights and art washing?
As the art world continues to do business in authoritarian regions, some question its claim to being a force for universal good
The donating game: How artists like Tracey Emin are driving philanthropy in the art world
The British artist is among those who have donated millions of pounds’ worth of art to charities—perhaps we could all take a leaf out of her book?
Are charity art auctions, not donations, the new model for offsetting taxes?
Paul Allen’s estate has pledged proceeds of its $1.6bn Christie’s sale to unnamed philanthropic causes, while FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried vaguely promised to give away his fortune
Can art actually help improve Saudi Arabia's abject human rights record?
Culture is being used by Saudi Arabia to project an image of a state that “enriches lives, celebrates national identity and builds understanding between people”
All hot air on climate action? Auction houses pledge to cut CO2 while organising global tours for star lots
In our new series Reality Bites, we assess whether the art market's key players are addressing the urgent issues affecting the wider world