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We’ll stay silent no more over sexual harassment in the art world | Letters

We’ll stay silent no more over sexual harassment in the art world | Letters

We have held our tongues, threatened by power wielded over us and promises of institutional access and career advancementWe are gallerists, artists, writers, editors, curators, directors, arts
More than 150 sign letter denouncing sexual harassment in art world

More than 150 sign letter denouncing sexual harassment in art world

Letter signed by gallerists, artists, curators and arts administrators comes in the wake of allegations against Artforum co-publisherMore than 150 artists, curators and museum directors, have signed a
We’ll stay silent no more over sexual harassment in the art world | Letters

We’ll stay silent no more over sexual harassment in the art world | Letters

We have held our tongues, threatened by power wielded over us and promises of institutional access and career advancementWe are gallerists, artists, writers, editors, curators, directors, arts
Palestinians crash Banksy 'street party' satirising Balfour celebrations

Palestinians crash Banksy 'street party' satirising Balfour celebrations

Palestinian flag raised at event in Bethlehem held in week of centenary of declaration promising UK assistance in creation of Jewish homelandProtesters have crashed a tongue-in-cheek “street party”
The 'spaces between buildings' – Seoul's first architecture biennale

The 'spaces between buildings' – Seoul's first architecture biennale

From Zaha Hadid’s bulbous plaza to a ‘library’ of flora planted across a skygarden, the South Korean capital is using its architecture festival to look to the future – and atone for the costly sins of
'Enjoy menstruation, even on the subway': Stockholm art sparks row

'Enjoy menstruation, even on the subway': Stockholm art sparks row

The Stockholm metro is sometimes called the longest art gallery in the world – but a new exhibit by Liv Strömquist is not to all commuters’ likingThe Swedish capital’s metro, or tunnelbana, has been
German artist Hito Steyerl tops contemporary art power list

German artist Hito Steyerl tops contemporary art power list

Film-maker and writer is first female artist named by ArtReview Power 100 as most influential personHito Steyerl, a German artist, writer and theorist known for taking a strong political stand and
United by blood: Afghan artists come together for Iran exhibition

United by blood: Afghan artists come together for Iran exhibition

Tehran show challenges attitudes in country where community is grappling with marginalisation after escaping warElyas Alavi’s performance piece at a Tehran exhibition showcasing contemporary Afghan
Find a better site for Holocaust memorial in London | Letters

Find a better site for Holocaust memorial in London | Letters

Plans for a Holocaust memorial close to the Thames in central London are criticised by Patricia Hollis, Michael Daley and Quetta Kaye and Alice Roberts, while Michael Madden suggests a simpler form of
The 20 photographs of the week

The 20 photographs of the week

Banksy in Bethlehem, the aftermath of the Catalan referendum, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and the fight against Islamic State – the week’s biggest news stories captured by the world’s best
The Afghan diaspora – in pictures

The Afghan diaspora – in pictures

For the past four years, Dutch photographer Joël van Houdt has been documenting the journeys of Afghan refugees around the world. In Afghanistan, there is a dearth of information about the reality of
Lenin the cat lover: rare photos of Soviet leader go on show in Oxford

Lenin the cat lover: rare photos of Soviet leader go on show in Oxford

Exhibition coinciding with centenary of October revolution includes image of revolutionary in wig and makeup, and stroking a catRare and largely unseen images of Lenin from a vast British archive
Photo of elephant and calf fleeing fire-throwing mob wins top prize

Photo of elephant and calf fleeing fire-throwing mob wins top prize

Photograph taken in eastern India, titled ‘Hell is here’, shows crowd hurling flaming tar balls at animalsAn arresting image showing an adult elephant and its calf fleeing a mob attack has won a top
Louvre Abu Dhabi: sheikh chic throws controversial construction in relief

Louvre Abu Dhabi: sheikh chic throws controversial construction in relief

French institution’s Gulf outpost is mesmerising but treatment of migrant workers who built its light-filled halls haunt it stillHovering just above the sandy shores of Saadiyat Island like an
Exhibition celebrates artistic influence of northern England

Exhibition celebrates artistic influence of northern England

North: Fashioning Identity, on show in central London, explores how life in the north inspired a generation of creativesA new exhibition celebrating the north of England and northerners’ influence on
Macron hails power of beauty as Louvre opens in Abu Dhabi

Macron hails power of beauty as Louvre opens in Abu Dhabi

French president visits new Louvre museum in United Arab Emirates amid heightened tensions in Middle EastThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, has hailed the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi as an
Forged by revolution: a day in the life of Russia - in pictures

Forged by revolution: a day in the life of Russia - in pictures

On 7 November 1917, the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia. Exactly 100 years on, the Moscow Times asked its readers to take a photograph of their day – to create a snapshot of the country a century
Seoul on a roll: art installation takes marble run to the next level

Seoul on a roll: art installation takes marble run to the next level

Loop, built in a gallery on a mountainside in the South Korean capital, uses 400 metres of track and 100,000 marblesThey are one of the oldest symbols of child’s play – found in the ashes of Pompeii,
Striking Paris art deco swimming pool reopens

Striking Paris art deco swimming pool reopens

Henry Sauvage’s 87-year-old Piscine des Amiraux, featured in the film Amélie, has been restored to its former glory and is once again open to the publicParis’s Piscine des Amiraux, an art deco
The 10 best things to do this week: Mudbound and Morrissey

The 10 best things to do this week: Mudbound and Morrissey

An epic tale of wartime race relations in the Deep South opens in cinemas, while the Smiths frontman delivers his latest albumBritish Wildlife Photography awards In light of flashier, worldwide