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12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Max Hollein on the link between the ICA’s small but important archival displays, and Baselitz’s early paintings at the Städel Museum

2 Jan 2016

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Digby Warde-Aldam anticipates a sensory overload in 2016 as Bosch and Bridget Riley take the stage

1 Jan 2016

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Maria Balshaw picks robots at the Manchester Art Gallery, Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern, hard-hitting photographs at Birmingham’s Ikon gallery and underwear at the V&A

31 Dec 2015
Untitled (c. 1995–2000), Etel Adnan.

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Imelda Barnard selects some post-war and contemporary art highlights, from Etel Adnan at the Serpentine, to Marcel Broodthaers at MoMA, and Anri Sala at the New Museum

30 Dec 2015

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Wim Pijbes on why the focus of the art world will shift in 2016, from Europe and the US to Africa, the Middle East and Asia

29 Dec 2015

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Fatema Ahmed looks forward to John Akomfrah’s films at Lisson Gallery, a second edition of Photo London, and a mysterious show curated by Michel Houellebecq

28 Dec 2015

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Xavier Salomon’s highlights include Old Masters in Italy, the Le Nain brothers in the US, and a celebration of Hieronymus Bosch in Madrid

27 Dec 2015

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Thomas Marks on Sicily at the British Museum and Ashmolean, Vittorio Cini’s paintings from the Veneto, and the Parma School in Rome

26 Dec 2015

12 Days: Highlights of 2016

Charles Saumarez Smith looks forward to the new Tate Modern and Design Museum buildings, the V&A’s rethink of Botticelli and Pallant House’s British art displays

It is more important than ever to protect our museums

‘It is more important than ever to defend museums and what they make possible’

21 Dec 2015

Is the German Cultural Property Protection Act to be welcomed?

Does draft cultural property legislation in Germany threaten to damage German cultural life, or is it necessary for the safeguarding of the country’s heritage?

21 Dec 2015

Where will London’s artists work?

As London’s former industrial areas are being redeveloped, artists are running out of affordable studio space. Can a city be a thriving cultural centre if its artists have nowhere to work?

21 Dec 2015

The search is on for England’s missing public sculptures

Public sculpture was one marker of an ambitious, aspirant and generous society, the kind of world that we urgently need to be reminded of

16 Dec 2015

Why are there no Young French Artists?

We may wait years for another generation of French talents to compare with Annette Messager and her contemporaries

16 Dec 2015

The BBC should know better about university museums

A misleading story reflects a deeper problem in how museum news is reported in the general press

14 Dec 2015

New York exhibitions to see before Christmas

Take a break from Christmas shopping to take in some art

13 Dec 2015

Art critics have ignored the condition of artworks for too long

Judging the quality of a work should involve some appreciation of its current condition

30 Nov 2015

Bulgaria must not try to forget its past

Sofia has many important monuments – and they should not be removed or destroyed

30 Nov 2015

Are artists justified in boycotting Israel?

Calls for cultural and academic boycotts of Israel continue to hit the headlines. Should we regard such politically charged stances as divisive or necessary for change?

30 Nov 2015
Blythe House in west London, where the British Museum currently holds some 2,000 objects in storage.

Autumn Statement brings relief but also unanswered questions for the arts

Arts sector funding fared surprisingly well in the latest spending review, but questions remain, not least over the fate of municipal museums

27 Nov 2015

It is hard to overstate the gravity of the Castelvecchio thefts

The loss of 17 masterpieces is a disaster for the Italian museum sector

25 Nov 2015

What next for the Serpentine?

The retirement of co-director Julia Peyton-Jones comes at a time when the Serpentine and other London institutions are at a turning point

20 Nov 2015

Is cultural destruction a matter for the International Criminal Court?

Al Faqi’s trial for alleged destruction in Timbuktu is a humanitarian issue: the art is incidental

11 Nov 2015

An Unexpected Discovery at the Royal Academy

The long lost Charter of the Society of Artists has been found in a box of ‘Artists’ Memorabilia’