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China to build $2.8bn arts district near Beijing

Plus: Robert Indiana’s house to become a museum | Elizabeth Duggal appointed deputy director at the Guggenheim | and recommended reading

25 May 2018

Flesh | Meat

This transhistorical exhibition surveys the paradoxical role of meat as a symbol of both life and death

Altes Museum, Berlin
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Bozar in Brussels, the planned venue for next year’s BelgianArtPrize exhibition.

Nominees withdraw from all-male shortlist for Belgian art prize

Plus: Amanda Levete appointed as architect of £42m Paisley Museum project | Swedish court blocks plans for Chipperfield-designed Nobel Centre | Herb Alpert award winners announced

23 May 2018

Laura Pye appointed director of National Museums Liverpool

Plus: Luke Willis Thompson wins Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize | Architects announced for the V&A Research and Collection Centre announced | German culture minister has plans for 23 per cent hike in arts funding | and recommended reading

18 May 2018
Papillon ring designed by Glenn Spiro. Image: Glenn Spiro

Beyoncé donates ring from Jay-Z to the V&A

Plus: Anonymous donor steps in to pay penalty incurred by National Gallery of Canada | Yvette Coppersmith wins Australia’s Archibald Prize for portraiture | Leslie Brothers appointed director of Ulrich Museum of Art | and recommended reading

11 May 2018
Per Kirkeby (1938–2018)

Per Kirkeby (1938–2018)

Plus:  Nicolas Bourriaud to curate 2019 Istanbul Biennial | UK culture minister pledges to distribute works of art to the regions | and report urges France to reform Nazi-era restitution approach

10 May 2018

Turner Prize 2018 shortlist announced

Plus: Abbas (1944–2018) | Documenta appoints new CEO | Laura Aguilar (1959–2018) | Peter Bläuer retires from Liste art fair | and Bowdoin College Museum of Art receives more than 1,500 artworks

26 Apr 2018

Venice Architecture Biennale Golden Lion goes to Kenneth Frampton

Plus: Cache of James Castle drawings discovered in artist’s home | SALT Beyoğlu reopens after two-year hiatus | and Sam Francis’s catalogue raisonné made available online

19 Apr 2018
Nick Mitzevich

Nick Mitzevich to head National Gallery of Australia

Plus: Documenta appoints music business executive as interim CEO | Max Uhlig donates entire oeuvre to Saxony’s Cultural Foundation | National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers closes | and NEH awards $18.6m in grants

10 Apr 2018

France to sign heritage agreement with Saudi Arabia

Plus: Cathy Wilkes selected to represent Britain at 2019 Venice Biennale | Rubens portrait at risk of leaving the UK | Debora L. Spar resigns as president of Lincoln Center | Nancy Ireson to join Barnes Foundation as deputy director of collections | and recommended reading

9 Apr 2018
Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon

MAC Lyon director Thierry Raspail retires

Plus: Montréal Biennial files for bankruptcy | Justine Ludwig appointed director of Creative Time | and Christopher Scoates to direct Museum of Arts and Design in New York

3 Apr 2018
Editor of the Financial Times Lionel Barber, tipped to be next chairman of the Tate

Lionel Barber appointed chair of Tate trustees

Plus: Budi Tek reveals plans to form a foundation with LACMA | Stephanie Wiles named director of Yale University Art Gallery | Laura Sillars appointed director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art | Donald Trump signs bill forbidding federal funding of oil portraits of politicians | Em’kal Eyongakpa wins inaugural Henrike Grohs Art Award | and regeneration fund grants £4m towards new museum in Blackpool

29 Mar 2018
The Getty Center.

J. Paul Getty medal recipients for 2018 announced

Plus: Louvre reportedly rejects plans for Mona Lisa tour | Rare annotated copy of Ben Jonson play Epicœne saved for nation | and Nicholas Nixon retires from MassArt following misconduct allegations

27 Mar 2018

Congress increases funding to NEA and NEH

Plus: The Art Newspaper publishes international visitor figures survey for 2017 | Centre Pompidou announces architects for Brussels satellite | Petition urges Hertfordshire Council to reconsider selling public art collection | Former Studio Museum building to be demolished | Andreas Rumbler to join Lévy Gorvy | and recommended reading

26 Mar 2018

ICA Philadelphia is the first museum certified for paying artists fairly

Plus: Lottery grant boosts multimillion redevelopment of the Museum of Oxford | Inaugural Riga Biennial announces artist list | Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize awarded | and recommended reading

23 Mar 2018
The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium.

Belgian police raid homes in Russian forgery investigation

Plus: New art fair to launch in Taipei | and group organises against Memphis College of Art closure

20 Mar 2018
Andria Zafirakou receives the 'Global Teacher Prize' from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during an award ceremony in Dubai on 18 March 2018.

London art teacher wins $1 million award

Plus: Shenzhen Biennale fires curator over sexual misconduct allegations | Gallerist donates James Joyce holdings to Morgan Library | Sotheby’s to bring first Old Master painting to Middle East | Kairos prize awarded to Frankfurt director | and recommended reading

19 Mar 2018

German government considers reducing VAT for art sales

Plus: Art Basel and UBS publish global art market report | UCL Culture restructuring proposal draws criticism | Adel Abdessemed withdraws video of burning chickens from exhibition in Lyon | and Michael Morgner wins inaugural Schmidt-Rottluff Art Prize

15 Mar 2018

Nan Goldin leads protest at the Met’s Sackler Wing

Plus: Dresden receives gift of 1,200 contemporary works | Director of Museum Morsbroich to step down | Hauser + Wirth to represent Zeng Fanzhi | and recommended reading

12 Mar 2018
Prague's Národní muzeum

Czech national museum finds fake gemstones in collection

Plus: Maria Inés Rodriguez faces dismissal from Bordeaux’s musée d’art contemporain | French high court rules in favour of Guggenheim Foundation in long running dispute | Lower Manhattan Council appoints Lili Chopra director of cultural programs, grants, and services | and recommended reading

9 Mar 2018
Emmanuel Macron in Burkina Faso

Experts appointed to reshape France’s approach to restitution

Plus: Rhode Island School of Design refutes claim to Picasso painting  | Art Newspaper launches French edition | and Yoko Ott named executive director of Portland’s Yale Union art centre

7 Mar 2018
Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini loses seat

Plus: Mondrian heirs claim ownership of four paintings in German museum | Eva Franch i Gilabert elected director of Architectural Association | French culture minister hints that Mona Lisa could be set for tour | and Trump nominates John Parrish Peede to chair NEH

6 Mar 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The critics putting the hatchet into Civilisations and ‘All Too Human’, why Ed Sheeran is going Anglo-Saxon, and more arty tittle-tattle

6 Mar 2018

Artists withdraw from ‘Great Exhibition of the North’

Plus: Ten charged in $50million fraud involving a painting by Picasso | Max Beckmann painting to remain at Städel Museum | French court annuls sentence for electrician in possession of missing Picasso works | National Portrait Gallery announces new painting prize | Andrew Schoelkopf appointed president of Art Dealers Association of America | and recommended reading

5 Mar 2018