• Young artist and architect picked for Antarctic voyage

    A young artist from Japan and an architect from Germany will join an expedition to Antarctica for a new interdisciplinary biennial that is due to set sail in March 2017. Sho Hasegawa and Gustav Dusing were chosen by the Antarctic Biennales jury, which met in Miami Beach this week. Jurors included the leading curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist of Londons Serpentine Galleries, the architect Hani Rashid, the director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi, and the Russian artist Alexander P
  • Why is the Turner prize failing to engage with politics?

    With the arts under pressure, the Turner should bring audiences into contact with work that reflects the political realities of our times. Instead, it’s playing it safeLet’s begin with the inherent art prize problem. If, after the succession of 20th-century avant gardes, anything can be considered contemporary art, but there are no universally agreed criteria by which such work might be objectively assessed, how can prizes for the so‑called “best” in the field justi
  • Unseen Basquiats make debut in Miami

    A controversial collection of more than 30 works created by Jean-Michel Basquiat when he was homeless and possibly using drugs are on public display for the first time, at the X Contemporary satellite fair (until 4 December). The group of paintings, drawings and collages was created between 1979 and 1981 in the Manhattan apartment of Basquiats friend Lonny Lichtenberg, a well-known drug dealer also known as Neptune, King of the C (cocaine).
    Al Diaz, the curator of the show, who was part of the
  • MoMA to celebrate East Village’s Club 57

    The legacy of Club 57, the East Village nightclub-cum-alternative space in the basement of a Polish churchwhere artists such as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat fuelled their creative energies during the Reagan yearsis to be explored in a show at New Yorks Museum of Modern Art. The actor and visual artist Ann Magnuson, another club stalwart, will be a guest co-curator of the show, due to open in October 2017. As well as partying hard, the artists subverted the dominant conser
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  • Let's talk about sex, Madonna's Miami mission, and more Miami gossip

    Lets talk about sex
    Do you need to go into therapy? If you have issues, confront them at Design Miami, where a psychotherapists studio, kitted out in luscious pink furniture and Kama Sutra wallpaper, is prompting visitors to reveal their innermost thoughts and desires. Designers Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari have even hung a saucy mirror in the spacecalled No Sex in Miami, it looks like an opticians alphabet chart. But the main draw is a pair of bewitching analysts, bedecked in pink, who
  • Basquiat versus the NYPD

    In September 1983, deeply shaken by the fatal beating of his friend and fellow street artist Michael Stewart while under arrest, Jean-Michel Basquiat went to Keith Harings studio at 600 Broadway and scrawled his reaction directly onto the wall. The painting, which Haring named Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart), depicts two ruddy-faced NYPD officers wielding bright orange batons in the face of a black figure.
    At the time, Basquiat said it could have been me. Michaels death was so traumat
  • Australian start-up lets you buy art on credit

    Art Money, the Australian start-up that offers collectors interest-free loans to buy art, is expanding its footprint in the US by teaming up with the New Art Dealers Alliance (Nada) fair in Miami. The company currently offers loans of up to $30,000 but will probably go up to $50,000 soon, says Art Moneys founder, Paul Becker.
    Potential collectors can sign up online (subject to a minimum 10% deposit and a credit check) so they are ready to go when they see something they love, Becker says. The l
  • 'Poetry arises out of pragmatism’

    Jill Magid does not do anything halfway. The US artist, who has had solo shows at Tate Modern in London and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, is known for research-intensive projects that can take years to complete. She has exhumed the ashes of the Pritzker Prize-winning Mexican architect Luis Barragn, submitted herself to near-constant surveillance by police and signed a contract to turn her own ashes into a diamond. Magid immerses herself in bureaucratic institutions, such as th
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  • Good art in bad taste: art that mixes high and low culture at the fair

    Toiletpaper magazine at Fondation Beyeler
    This absurd domestic interiorthere is an alligator (or crocodile?) that greets you outside the bedroomis also overloaded with bucatini pasta that is made fresh daily and strewn about the stand, which some visitors have even tried eating. The installation, called Maze of Quotes (2016) and designed by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari (the founders of Toiletpaper magazine), makes close associations between death and domesticity, as evidenced by a to
  • Climate change is the hot topic

    One of the most curious objects at Art Basel in Miami Beach is a glowing yellow vitrine that looks fresh from a mad scientists laboratory. Inside, a continuous stream of water pounds against a rock, slowly eroding it to nothing. The Los Angeles-based artist Carl Cheng created these machines in 1969 to represent how nature works in a future that could be completely manmade, says Mary Leigh Cherry of the gallery Cherry and Martin, which is offering two of them for $30,000 each.Outside the Convent
  • Bitter realities of arts funding amid the cuts | Letters

    I am writing to ask those people who set out their concerns so passionately about Walsall council’s proposal to end local authority funding to its art gallery (Letters, 30 November) what they would do if they found themselves in the horns of such a truly awful dilemma. Funding to all authorities in the Black Country has been hard-hit by swingeing budget cuts since 2010 and it’s been hard for all of them to choose which services to cut and which to carry. The situation in Walsall, how
  • The Furies that saved Cuba from invasion | Letters

    Following Castro’s death, perhaps we can now acknowledge the role that British-made aircraft played in defending Cuba from the CIA-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion. The Cuban Air Force Hawker Sea Furies were instrumental in preventing the full invasion force from landing, which was the last time Sea Furies were ever used in action. A remaining plane is displayed at the Bay of Pigs Museo Giron.Martin Griffies
    Bristol• “British remainers must be EU reformers,” writes Mart
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  • Berlin returns Nazi-looted sculpture to Jewish publisher’s family

    A marble sculpture called Susanna by Reinhold Begas, on display in Berlins Alte Nationalgalerie, has been restituted to the heirs of a Jewish media mogul whose most prestigious newspaper was forced to close when the Nazis seized power.The sculpture, dating from 1869, will remain on loan to the Berlin museum for now, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation says.
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  • The Florida island that revived Rauschenberg

    When Robert Rauschenberg arrived on the tiny island of Captiva, Florida, in 1970, he was worn out by life in New York. His star turn in the 1964 Venice Biennale made him famous. But he was lonely, depressed and drinking much more than he was working. Everything was falling apart, he said in a later interview. There was such an abundance of bad news.
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  • Sales Points: Art Basel in Miami Beach

    Growing Paine
    The monumental version of Roxy Paines latest stainless-steel tree, Compression (2016), sold for $2m at Paul Kasmin Gallery to a US collector with plenty of public space. The maquette is on show at the stand.
    Marshall parts with his curtain girl
    A US collector at the top of a long waiting list bought Kerry James Marshalls Untitled (curtain girl) (2016), a painting on vinyl of a young woman parting a star-spangled beaded curtain, from Jack Shainman Gallery for $600,000. The work come
  • Political critique pays off for galleries

    The effects of Donald Trumps shock election to the US presidency may not be fully felt in the art market for several months, but dealers at Art Basel in Miami Beach are taking a pre-emptive approach, filling their stands with overtly political works that respond to the prevailing climate of uncertainty. And despite noticeably thinner crowds at this years fair, the strategy appears to be paying off.  Sadie Coles sold Jonathan Horowitzs photograph featuring Trump playing golf to the New York
  • Mark Dion goes inside the mind of a plant explorer

    In the middle of Coconut Grove, Miamis historic neighbourhood on the edge of Biscayne Bay, is the Kampong. The eight-acre tropical garden and historic home was built by David Fairchild, a botanist and plant explorer who ran the US Department of Agricultures Office of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction, founded in 1898. His office scoured the globe for fruits, vegetables and grains that could expand the US farming and food industry. Fairchild brought many of these specimens to what was original
  • How Anselm Kiefer used Nazi horrors to confront the origins of the Third Reich

    Regeneration
    Until 13 august 2017
    Nova Southeastern University Art Museum, Fort LauderdaleA survey of the German artist Anselm Kiefer is due to kick off Regeneration, a new series at the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale that examines artists responses to the Second World War. The exhibition features around 50 artist books, works on paper, paintings and sculptures from 1969 to 2013, drawn from the collection of the Palm Beach-based hedge fund manager Andrew Hall a
  • Drag Queens, alien robots, BBQ and beer, plus more Miami gossip

    Lady Bunny, alien robots, BBQ and beerWednesday evening marked the public opening of Public, Art Basel in Miami Beachs annual sculpture garden in Collins Park. Visitors took refreshments from Rob Pruitts Stretch, Grill and Chill (2016), a vintage white limousine ingeniously converted into a barbecue at one end and a beer cooler at the other. (Crisps could be had by reaching into one of the windows.) The normally peaceful park was transformed into a raucous scene by Naama Tsabars Composition 18 (
  • Wild animals, YBAs and Aussie impressionism – the week in art

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  • Art History A-level back on the curriculum

    The British artist Jeremy Deller declared that yesterday was a good day for art and culture following an announcement that art history will remain on the English college curriculum. Thanks to a campaign by leading figures in the art world, including Deller himself, the English exam board, Pearson, will introduce a new art history A-level from September 2017. The move comes after widespread protest from the art community following the announcement by the London-based AQA exam board that it was a
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  • Three to See: Miami

    The Rubell Family Collection has a unique place in the landscape of the art world. While it remains a strong Miami institution in its own right, market-makers and hangers-on, as well as intellectuals, follow the familys movements. Just about everyone wants to know what the Rubells have been up to, and this week they can find out. The main show this season, High Anxiety (until 25 August), features works from Don and Mira Rubells recent, prolific art buying. The Rubells have acquired 407 works si
  • John Singer Sargent's watercolours set for rare London exhibition

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  • Dirty laundry: washing line art highlights South Africa's rape epidemic

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  • Eduardo Mendoza Wins The 2016 Cervantes Prize (Spanish Literature's Highest Award)

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  • London's Russian sales buoyed by rare Rodchenko and Chashnik works

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  • Large Glass celebrates its fifth birthday with a Duchamp fest

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    In honour of its first half-decade, five participants presented a specially commissioned 5-Way Portrait/Marcel Duchamp. This consisted of a
  • Expert Eye: Harry Cooper

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