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Broken Logic: vandalism, Ai Weiwei and Caminero

Now here’s a thorny discussion around art, value and vandalism…

21 Feb 2014

Florida artist destroys Ai Weiwei vase

A Florida artist has been charged with destroying a vase by Ai Weiwei in an apparently deliberate attack

18 Feb 2014
View from the Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and completed in 2017, photo: Mohamed Somji; © Louvre Abu Dhabi

Does the Louvre Abu Dhabi live up to its aims?

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is undeniably impressive, but can it succeed in becoming the universal museum it wants to be?

2 Jan 2018

David Hockney breaks visitor records at Tate Britain

Plus: Fourth-century frescoes discovered in Rome catacombs | Relatives of Bloody Sunday victims demand removal of soldiers’ names from museum | and Ai Weiwei restages pose as drowned refugee child at Israel Museum

31 May 2017

Turkey plans museum dedicated to ‘martyrs’ of failed coup

Plus: Concerns over planned Academy Museum in LA | Ai Weiwei criticises Hong Kong after HSBC bank account refusal | Artists’ Pension Trust withdraws 18 lots from Sotheby’s | Getty Museum evacuated | Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017)

19 Apr 2017

NPG launches appeal to acquire portrait of the Duke of Wellington

Plus: Ai Weiwei urges West to tackle China on human rights | Uruguayan authorities censor artist’s depiction of former president in the nude | Paul Kasmin Gallery chosen to represent legacy of Lee Krasner | and Kristen Shepherd appointed director of Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg

3 Nov 2016
Untitled (Boy asleep)

Summer art fair highlights

From Italian art in Monaco to unusual tribal objects in London, this summer’s art fairs have rich offerings

18 Jul 2016

Art Institute of Chicago acquires newly rediscovered Sebastiano painting

Plus: Iranian artist prevented from leaving the country | Ellsworth Kelly Foundation donates $1 million to FCA for new award | Mami Kataoka named artistic director of 21st Sydney Biennale | and K.G. Subramanyan (1924–2016)

4 Jul 2016
Rakewell

Where’s Weiwei?

Camera phones at the ready

16 Sep 2015

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Andy Murray picks up the paintbrush, truth and lies with Ai Weiwei, and the dawn of the Museum of Pizza

1 May 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Celebs at Art Basel Miami Beach, Ai Weiwei’s problem with German, and Peter Hitchens pans his portrait

13 Dec 2017
Anish Kapoor’s Descension in Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York. Photo: James Ewing, Public Art Fund, NY © Anish Kapoor, 2017

Anish Kapoor causes a stir in New York

New York’s Public Art Fund celebrates its 40th birthday with commissions by Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor

5 Jul 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Halloween horrors hit museum’s social media accounts, Ai Weiwei gets sweary, and Grayson Perry takes aim at Rafael Vinoly

31 Oct 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Marina Abramovic is apologetic, a very loose definition of ’Persian’, and Berlin’s pedestrians scandalise Ai Weiwei

24 Aug 2016

London Diary

Be won over by Ai Weiwei, blown away by Bridget Riley, and get lost in the National Theatre’s concrete corridors this week

29 Sep 2015

Art Outlook

Tate Britain appoints its next director; Ai Weiwei denied a six-month visa by UK government; Paolozzi’s London Underground murals relocate to Edinburgh; and the National Gallery makes an unusual painting purchase

30 Jul 2015
Ai Weiwei shows the world his passport via Instagram.

Art Outlook

York Art Gallery reintroduces entrance charges; Ai Weiwei gets his passport back; The Hermitage will open an outpost in Moscow; Baselitz and Richter throw their cultural weight around.

23 Jul 2015

Art Outlook

Art news: Ai Weiwei shows in Beijing; Gwangju Biennial and New Museum Triennial curators announced; stolen Rodin sculpture found; MFA Boston in racism row

10 Jul 2015

February 2022

Ai Weiwei | Jacques-Louis David | Madame de Pompadour’s porcelain
The M+ Museum in Hong Kong.

Is the M+ Museum still a good idea?

In Hong Kong’s increasingly repressive political climate, can the M+ Museum sustain the cultural optimism it once promised?

22 Nov 2021

Mami Kataoka

Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

26 Aug 2021
German culture minister Monika Grütters at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin.

The week in art news – German culture minister calls for national strategy on Benin Bronzes

Plus: M+ Museum promises to comply with Hong Kong national security law | Donald R. Sobey (1934–2021) | Serpentine Galleries remove Sackler name | and Nicolas Bourriaud ousted as director of Montpellier museum

26 Mar 2021
Marina Abramović performing The Artist Is Present at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010.

What does the pandemic mean for the future of performance art?

While live art faces severe challenges in the months ahead, it is also uniquely placed to reflect on new social realities

14 Aug 2020
Installation view of ‘Tomás Saraceno: Aria’ at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence.

Spiders and soaring sculptures – Tomás Saraceno in Florence

An exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi positions the wildly ambitious artist as a Renaissance man for our times

20 Apr 2020