The Year In Review

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Exhibitions

The year in exhibitions: world’s great collections reunited for once-in-a-lifetime shows

In 2018, curators turned into sleuths to track down works that belonged to some of history’s greatest—but often flawed—collectors

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2018 in the market: the price is right for pale males

David Hockney was latest white male artist to set a record this year

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2018 in contemporary art: the themes of Documenta 14 dominated much art over the past year

Contemporary artists are making art from adversity

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2018 in museums: big ethics questions dominate the field

Museums are facing greater scrutiny over sponsorship and the artists they choose to display

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The year in heritage: conservators become art

The conservation of masterpieces is happening in the full glare of the public

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Market stunts predict the future… and evoke the past

The Leonardo and Banksy auction spectacles suggested a future in which marketing triumphs. But was it ever thus?

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Vik Muniz: My advice to fellow artists in the face of grim political times

Brazil’s cultural sector must respond to hard-right politics by reconnecting with the wider community

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From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018

The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget

Podcast

Podcast episode 14: the top stories of 2017

From Louvre Abu Dhabi to Leonardo, Documenta to Trump, we look back at the year with our journalists Louisa Buck, Gareth Harris and Anny Shaw

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The year in heritage

Dismantlement and reconstruction

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The year in Museums

Private money makes its mark

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The year in art: taking stock of Documenta, the Venice Biennale and Münster Sculpture Projects

Did the grand tour hit the mark?

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The year in the market

Golden oldies and small-space blues

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The art world's highs and lows of 2017

Curators, museum directors and artists respond to the year's events

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From VR masterpieces to PR disasters: 2017's ups and downs

The Art Newspaper team assesses the art world's fortunes in a turbulent year