Controversies

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

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Snap decision

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

Published online: 20 August 2014

Corcoran merger gets DC court approval

The National Gallery of Art will take over most of the institution’s collection, while George Washington University will take over the Beaux-Arts building and school

Published online: 18 August 2014

Chapman Brothers' explicit work removed from show

Sculpture showing two naked girls taken down after complaints from children’s rights group

Published online: 12 August 2014

Arts Council England takes action against Northampton after controversial sale

Egyptian sculpture sell off penalised by loss of museum Accreditation status

Published online: 01 August 2014

Critics of Corcoran merger plan will get their day in court

Judge decides that opponents' case should be heard next week

Published online: 23 July 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.”