Controversies

Northampton awaits Arts Council's response after controversial sale

Meeting to review museum's status after Egyptian statue ends up in private hands

Published online: 24 July 2014

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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

Thinking of applying for an Italian museum job? Don't

British-Canadian director of the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence may be the next victim of local power games

Published online: 15 July 2014

Palestinian artist banned from travelling to New York

Khaled Jarrar was due to attend opening of New Museum show

Published online: 15 July 2014

Sale of ancient statue goes ahead despite opposition from Egypt

Northampton council is selling sculpture at Christie's to fund museum expansion and refurbishment

Published online: 10 July 2014

French association of antiques dealers sacks its president

Christian Deydier says a rift among members prompted his dismissal

Published online: 07 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.”