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Turner Prize

Lubaina Himid's win is richly deserved but raises questions about the future of the Turner Prize

It may be impossible for juries to give the award to younger artists ahead of long deserving ones

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Leonardo da Vinci

The Salvator Mundi may have changed the market for ever—but we have been through this before

Martin Gammon on the historical precedents of the $450m sale

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Venice Biennale

Risk is the key to success at the Venice Biennale

Museum founder David Walsh on Australia's controversial new artist-selection process

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Restitution

'We need to confront uncomfortable truths about European colonial appropriation'

Nicholas Thomas, professor of historical anthropology at Cambridge University, on the French President's statements about African artefacts

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Funding

Culture is compromised by donations from the Sackler family: we must not accept any more of their money

Anna Somers Cocks on the revelations published in the New Yorker magazine

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Venice Biennale

Why I’m no longer funding Australia at the Venice Biennale

The financier and philanthropist Simon Mordant says the proposed restructure is 'not in Australia or the artists’ best interests'

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Exhibitions

A matter of time: How long do you really need in Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Rooms?

Museums hosting the traveling exhibition of her immersive works think 30 seconds is enough—but they are missing the point

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo marketed as a rock star ahead of Salvator Mundi sale

Painting is being presented by Christie’s as the “Holy Grail of Old Master paintings”

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi embraces all religions and displays the complexity of the world’s mind

New museum's universal approach derives from the open-mindedness of the founder of the UAE

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Public art

‘The newly empty plinths are all potential Fourth Plinths’

The artist Hew Locke says a creative response to memorials dedicated to slave owners and empire builders can reveal hidden histories

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Artists

Forget the issue of an artist’s Native American bloodlines

It’s time to stop letting the controversy over Jimmie Durham’s ancestry overshadow his art

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Brexit

Can the cultural self-harm of Brexit be limited?

Britain will pay a high price if its creative industries are ignored in negotiations to leave the European Union

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Six opinions on the potential impact of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Leading cultural figures weigh in

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Artists

Why taking down Sam Durant’s Scaffold was the right thing to do

The director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis defends the decision to let the Dakota people claim the controversial sculpture

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Fake heritage for the fake news era

Damien Hirst’s exhibition in Venice this summer is part of a long tradition of counterfeiting history—but the UK artist has added a contemporary twist

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Museums

Now is the time for an Italian-American museum exchange programme

With Italy’s historic reform of its museums’ leadership at risk in the courts, what we need is a more collaboration not less

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Olafur Eliasson: ‘There is ultimately no space in which art cannot work’

An exclusive extract from a new book about the ideas and practice of Studio Olafur Eliasson places projects including Ice Watch, Green Light and Little Sun into a bigger context

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Creative workshop is just the job for Venice Biennale

Project helping migrants and refugees would be diminished if it was a sideshow

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Why try to fix the Turner Prize when it ain’t broke?

There is a downside to dropping the age limit of 50 for qualifying artists

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Letters to the editor, May 2017

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The healing power of great buildings comes at a price

Leading architects can help to revive a city’s image but cultural institutions need long-term support to shine brightly

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Positive news from Egypt

A former minister of antiquities’ statement that ancient artefacts legally exported should stay abroad is a welcome change in attitude

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Politics

What happens when the identity politics of the Left meet up with the racial isolation of the Right

The controversy over Dana Schutz's Open Casket is like a scene depicted in another of her paintings: a fight in an elevator with worn cables

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Remembering the ghost soldiers of the Somme

As an exhibition of photographs of Jeremy Deller’s project We’re Here Because We’re Here begins its tour of the UK, Jenny Waldman reflects on how this modern memorial caught the nation’s imagination

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News

Federal arts funding is on the White House’s hit list

If culture agencies dodge the fatal bullet, they should focus on collection-sharing and investment in bricks and mortar

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Russian art loans embargo was never about US immunity law

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Local collections should be nationalised to halt sell-offs

A stroke of a ministerial pen saved Liverpool’s collections 35 years ago—the same needs to happen again

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Zanzibar cathedral restoration shows past can unite rather than divide us

Project to repair Anglican building brought Muslims and Christians together