Art World Roundup: CIMAM on dire position of Mexico museums, Pantone announces 2021 colour(s) of the year, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, CIMAM deems Mexico’s state museums an “ecosystem in danger,” four protesters face criminal charges after allegedly partaking in the toppling of Bristol’s Edward Colston statue, a number of works from the Royal Collection are on view at the Queen’s Gallery in London, and Banksy’s back at it with a […]

Rex Whistler mural deemed “offensive” by Tate’s own ethics committee

For years, a mural that wraps around the walls of Tate Britain’s Rex Whistler restaurant has been the source of controversy. Issues with the mural, painted by the restaurant’s namesake, have come to the forefront once more following momentum gained over the summer by the Black Lives Movement. The findings of an ethics committee have […]

Art World Roundup: Emmanuele Panzarini rallies for “Barca Nostra”, architects call for removal of Philip Johnson’s name, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes an artist’s initiative to return Barca Nostra to it’s home, a Channel 4 documentary reveals “the Sistine Chapel of the ancients” in Colombia, murmurs of a new addition to Frieze in Seoul emerge, architects call for major institutions to strike Philip Johnson’s name from leadership roles and public spaces, and […]

Concerns grow as “Barca Nostra”, made of the wreckage that killed hundreds, overstays its welcome in Venice

The husk of a ship at the heart of a tragic wreck that killed hundreds of migrants went on view at the 2019 Venice Biennale, becoming a divisive work of art, known as Barca Nostra. Now, the ship is at the heart of more controversy as Christoph Büchel, the Swiss artist who converted the boat […]

Art World Roundup: Hockney portrait to remain at ROH, artist Divya Mehra sets repatriation in motion, human DNA found on da Vinci drawings, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, a Hockney portrait will stay at the Royal Opera House after it was sold, the Scottish Gallery presents two concurrent exhibitions of works by Frances Macdonald, Ross Ryan, and Mark Hearld, and a discovery by artist Divya Mehra that has led to the repatriation of an Indian sculpture. Also, […]

Art World Roundup: Google honours Fanny Eaton with new Doodle, the V&A seeks out Harry Styles’ cardigan, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes: a Google Doodle honouring Pre-Raphaelite muse Fanny Eaton, a forthcoming London exhibition of works by Jade van der Mark, and the V&A interest in Harry Styles’ patchwork cardigan. Also, six San Francisco artists cite VARA in a lawsuit after their artworks were painted over, the Gropius Bau Museum announces […]

Art World Roundup: the Vatican gets new line of defense, a Nick Cave artworks gets the wrong conversation going, more botched restoration in Spain, and more

In this Art World Roundup, Van Gogh comes to you through a new online database, the Vatican employs a new type of defence to keep online collections secure, and Phillips hopes to surpass the $100 million mark in upcoming auction. Meanwhile, Vienna comes to terms with recent terror attack, a Nick Cave artwork starts an […]