Controversies

Scythian gold returned to Kiev

But works from Crimean museums remain in Amsterdam pending judge’s ruling

Published online: 11 September 2014

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Street art versus Fifa

In the run-up to the World Cup, protest graffiti filled Brazil’s walls with potent expressions of discontent

Published online: 02 September 2014

Serrano’s Piss Christ stokes controversy once again

Catholic protesters in Corsica have demanded the removal of the work from a museum exhibition

Published online: 27 August 2014

Is there a future for Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art?

Pérez Art Museum Miami denies merger is an option as Museum of Contemporary Art leaves North Miami

Published online: 21 August 2014

Artists fight violence against women in Egypt

Although sexual harassment has recently been made a crime in the country, incidents of assault are on the rise

Published online: 20 August 2014

Snap decision

London’s National Gallery now welcomes personal photography in the galleries, stirring up a media debate

Published online: 20 August 2014

 

Artforum in-fighting

After reading the latest issue of Artforum, longtime contributor Gary Indiana felt compelled to write to its publisher, Knight Landesman,...

Rules, rules, rules

A few helpful reminders when you get to Frieze New York, courtesy of the official signs outside the tent. First, no firearms, knives or,...

But do you really want to put that on your CV?

Godofredo Rodríguez Pacheco is concerned about art education in Chile. And he is also concerned about politics. So he has a proposal: why...

 

The travails of Ai Weiwei

In 2011, the artist Ai Weiwei was arrested by Chinese authorities on charges of posing a threat to national security. He was released 81 days later, but the harassment did not end there. A new documentary looks at Ai’s life following his release and the troubles he has faced since. “I have a difficult life,” he says in the film. “It doesn’t make me weaker or stronger. I just have to face it.”