Art World Roundup: architecture highlights, UK museums under pressure, Art Basel cancels Miami, and more

Architecture features heavy in this week’s Art World Roundup as the UK announces shortlisted proposals for the Home of 2030 competition, architectural firm Gómez Platero releases plans for memorial to the COVID era, and a group of buyers save a Frank Lloyd Wright gem in Arizona. Also, UK museums face pressure from government to be […]

Art World Roundup: thieves steal Frans Hals painting for the third time, a UK study highlights lack of women represented in public works, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover a library acquisition nearly 400 years in the making, a UK study showing the disparity amongst women and men in publicly-owned statues, a Frans Hals work stolen for the third time, the sentencing of a man who tore through a Picasso, and Banksy’s endeavor to help refugees.  […]

Whitney faces backlash for now cancelled exhibition that included works bought in fundraisers

Ahead of their scheduled reopening next week, the Whitney Museum of American Art has found themselves in yet another controversy. Yesterday, the museum announced that it was cancelling a forthcoming exhibition entitled “Collective Actions: Artist Intervention In A Time of Change” after artists, whose works were meant to be included in the show, pushed back […]

Art World Roundup: a £1.1M facemask, the search for the owners of a painting stolen in WWII, and more

As this week comes to a close, we dig into a painting that’s gone on display in France after it was stolen during WWII with the hopes of finding its rightful owners and an auction at Christie’s aiming to support Black artists through an unusual buyer contract. We also check out Magnum Photos reevaluation of […]

300+ members of Belarus arts sector sign open letter expressing outrage over reelection of Alexander Lukashenko

Over the past 10 days, people across Belarus have protested and gone on strike in the aftermath of a presidential election held on August 9th, which is largely believed to have been rigged. From factory workers to news reporters, Belarusians have strongly voiced their opposition to the reelection of Alexander Lukashenko, who supposedly won against […]

Art World Roundup: galleries turn to a restaurant reservation app, the #GettyChallenge gets a book deal, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup brings more art news revolving around COVID-19, including the cancellation of another fair and a novel use of Tock, what the Getty plans for the #GettyChallenge artwork recreations, and a book of portraits by former US president George W Bush that’s attracting attention. Plus, a London gallery that plans to […]

Tate Enterprises to dismiss more than 300 employees due to “loss of revenue” in era of COVID-19

Protests marked the July 27th reopening of Tate Enterprises museums after they had been shuttered since March 17th, when the UK enforced sweeping lockdown measures in response to the pandemic. The protests were in response to news of forthcoming redundancies at the UK institution. Now, just over two weeks into reopening and just as the […]