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Now here’s a thorny discussion around art, value and vandalism…
A Florida artist has been charged with destroying a vase by Ai Weiwei in an apparently deliberate attack
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is undeniably impressive, but can it succeed in becoming the universal museum it wants to be?
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
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)
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
From Italian art in Monaco to unusual tribal objects in London, this summer’s art fairs have rich offerings
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)
Andy Murray picks up the paintbrush, truth and lies with Ai Weiwei, and the dawn of the Museum of Pizza
Celebs at Art Basel Miami Beach, Ai Weiwei’s problem with German, and Peter Hitchens pans his portrait
New York’s Public Art Fund celebrates its 40th birthday with commissions by Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor
Halloween horrors hit museum’s social media accounts, Ai Weiwei gets sweary, and Grayson Perry takes aim at Rafael Vinoly
Marina Abramovic is apologetic, a very loose definition of ’Persian’, and Berlin’s pedestrians scandalise Ai Weiwei
Be won over by Ai Weiwei, blown away by Bridget Riley, and get lost in the National Theatre’s concrete corridors this week
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
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.
Art news: Ai Weiwei shows in Beijing; Gwangju Biennial and New Museum Triennial curators announced; stolen Rodin sculpture found; MFA Boston in racism row
In Hong Kong’s increasingly repressive political climate, can the M+ Museum sustain the cultural optimism it once promised?
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
While live art faces severe challenges in the months ahead, it is also uniquely placed to reflect on new social realities
An exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi positions the wildly ambitious artist as a Renaissance man for our times