Zachary Small

Associate editor, investigations

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Investigation

Protesters call for removal of MoMA trustee linked to Puerto Rican debt crisis

As the museum opens an ambitious $450m expansion, activists are demanding that “vulture fund” investor Steven Tananbaum be taken off the board—but he is not the only trustee with financial interests in the island

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Memorialising an American tragedy

Survivors, artists and lawmakers debate if public memorials to mass shootings in the US hurt more than they help

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Exhibition of art without borders comes to Miami's Dade College

In melting-pot Miami, group show focuses on work with themes of immigration and identity

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

Caribbean artists step into the spotlight

‘The age of the gatekeeper is ending’ and artists from the region are not waiting for anyone to pave the way for their art

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Museums

The Leslie-Lohman Museum announces its first director of curatorial programmes

Stamatina Gregory will take the new position as the LGBTQ art museum undergoes a series of changes

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Climate Change

Climate emergency in Miami: large-scale protest march planned during Art Basel fair

With Miami Beach predicted to be 30% underwater by 2045, the convention centre where the fair currently takes place could soon become an island

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Museums

Michael Rakowitz wants to pause his video work at MoMA PS1 as a protest against museum's ties to 'toxic philanthropy'

"It's censorship", the artist says of curators' denials to suspend work that is part of show on the artistic legacy of the Gulf War

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Marciano Art Foundation

Art workers' union to stage Black Friday protest against Marciano brothers by targeting their fashion empire

The protests will take aim at Guess fashion stores while workers are looking into the billionaire family's other investments in LA's art world

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The Andy Warhol Museum

The Andy Warhol Museum will be drenched in blood for World Aids Day

On 1 December, artist Jordan Eagles is projecting a work made with HIV+ undetectable and PrEP blood directly on to the gallery walls

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Public Art Fund

Public Art Fund adds four new members to its board, including Ai Weiwei

Ellen Celli, Andrea Krantz, and Ruthard C. Murphy also join the nonprofit to help bring more free arts programming to New York City

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Donald Trump

Trump awards National Medal of Arts for the first time since taking office

But not a single visual artist is on the list of honourees, which were reportedly chosen without regard to the nominating council's recommendations

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Donald Trump

Gordon Sondland: art collector, museum patron, European diplomat — and the man who might get Donald Trump impeached

The hotel magnate, who owns an estimated $25m art collection, testified today in Congress that there was a quid pro quo between Trump and the president of Ukraine over investigations involving his political rival

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Prizes

Shortlist for Hugo Boss Prize is announced

Whoever wins will receive $100,000, an exhibition at the Guggenheim, and a stamp of approval from one of the world's most prestigious awards

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Public art

Maya Lin’s Eclipsed Time clock removed from New York transit hub after 25 years

The artist’s long-neglected sculpture has been removed as Penn Station undergoes renovations

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Awards

Torkwase Dyson wins Studio Museum’s Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize

She is the fourteenth artist to win the award, joining a roster including Simone Leigh, Leslie Hewitt, and Lorna Simpson.

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Public art

Boston’s Brutalist government center building scheduled for destruction—without a plan to save its treasured mural

Preservationists are mourning the imminent loss as art historians plea for the safety of an important Constantino Nivola painting

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Museums & Heritage

Los Angeles's Marciano Art Foundation lays off staff trying to unionise

The private museum cited low attendance records over the past few weeks in a short letter to nearly six dozen workers who recently announced they voted to join a union

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Cultural policy

New York City’s cultural affairs commissioner, Tom Finkelpearl, resigns

A specific reason was not given for his unexpected exit after five years in the post

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Monuments

Orlando chooses its memorial to Pulse shooting victims

More than three years after the massacre, a winning design has been selected for a $45m museum and memorial campus, but some survivors and victims’ families would rather it stay unbuilt.

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San Francisco

Postcommodity plays the soundtrack of destruction in San Francisco

The city’s Millennium Tower is sinking, so the arts collective created an ASMR record from data recording the skyscraper’s plunge to be played until the building is fixed or torn down

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Public art

New York opens applications for two new monuments honouring black history

The city forges ahead with its campaign to build new memorials, as public officials face pressure to reform selections process

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Museum of Modern Art New York

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

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Public art

San Francisco selected an artist to create a monument to Maya Angelou—then rejected her

Two weeks after winning a competition from more than 100 submissions, Lava Thomas’s commission offer was rescinded and the city said they would restart the process anew

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Museums & Heritage

Ancient Bible fragments allegedly stolen by Oxford professor and sold to Hobby Lobby owner will be returned

Washington DC’s Museum of the Bible had acquired the artefacts through its founder Steve Green

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Politics

Nearly 500 protesters stage Anti-Columbus Day history tour at New York museums

After being blocked from entering the American Museum of Natural History, decolonisation demonstrators took to the streets, ending at the Metropolitan Museum’s steps

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Opioid Crisis

Nan Goldin brings Pain to Purdue Pharma bankruptcy hearings in New York

Demonstrators at the White Plains courthouse kept up the pressure to hold Sackler family accountable in opioid crisis, as a $10bn settlement hangs in the balance

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Exhibitions

David Wojnarowicz’s furiously prolific but short-lived career explored in major show

As US culture wars reignite, the Whitney Museum stages a timely exhibition of New York’s finest firebrand