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The Week’s Muse: 15 March

15 March 2014

TEFAF opened in Maastricht this week, and Asia Week New York is also under way. But some other high profile international art events have come under fire recently…

TEFAF Highlights

'A Swag of Flowers and Fruit representing the Four Elements' (late 1660s), Abraham Mignon. Jonny Van HaeftenA fantastic selection of art from antiquity to present day is on view at TEFAF until 23 March. We spoke to the new chairman, Willem van Roijen, and looked further afield at some key art exhibitions and events in the region.

Art and ethics: sponsorship, politics and protest

Cockatoo Island, one of the the Biennale of Sydney venuesThe future of the Biennale of Sydney is looking uncertain as the row over its sponsorship arrangements rumbles on. Ethical questions have also been raised over Manifesta 10’s decision to stay in St Petersburg this year.

Defending the art dealer

Looking down Cork StreetHenry Little has spoken out against the cynical portrayal of art dealers in broadsheet newspapers. He’s not the only one to come to the defence of art world types: last year Tom Jeffreys spoke up on behalf of curators.

Ones to watch

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Cath in their studio London colourThere’s no shortage of interesting new art in London: seven young artists have been shortlisted for the Catlin Art Prize this year, and 17 are exhibiting new work as part of the RA Schools’ ‘Premiums: Interim Projects’ in Piccadilly.

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