Desert X Organizers Have Ignited a Firestorm of Controversy By Launching a Saudi Arabian Edition of the Biennial

Three board members have left the organization following the move.

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An Italian Court Has Blocked the Loan of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ to the Louvre at the Last Minute

The decision follows legal filings by an Italian heritage group.

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Simone Leigh Won a Commission to Replace a Contentious New York Monument—Until the City Bowed to Community Demands for Another Artist

Ceding to local opinion, Leigh has withdrawn her winning proposal.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Italy’s Foreign-Born Museum Directors Get Caught Up in a Political Whiplash

The return of liberal culture minister Dario Franceschini has convinced several museum heads to remain in their posts.

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A Bitter and Protracted Contract Fight at the New Museum Has Ended With a Big Win for Its Unionized Employees

Members of the union have won the fight for increased wages, additional paid time off, and reduced health care costs.

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Kehinde Wiley, Simone Leigh, Wangechi Mutu, and Vinnie Bagwell Are the Finalists to Replace NYC’s Controversial Monument to J. Marion Sims

The public has until the end of the week to weigh in on which proposal is their favorite.

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‘We’re All Breathing the Same Air’: How Jeppe Hein’s Participatory Art Project United Schoolchildren and Heads of State During Climate Week

The artist sees the piece as a way to encourage communication and break down barriers.

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‘Lying to the Queen Is Not a Good Look’: UK Artists React to a Court’s Ruling That Boris Johnson’s Suspension of Parliament Was Unlawful

In a momentous decision, the UK supreme court has ruled that the prime minister illegally suspended parliament.

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Greta Thunberg Went Inside an Art Bubble Filled With Pollution This Weekend to Raise Awareness About Climate Change

The immersive “Pollution Pods” artwork, stationed outside the UN, replicates air conditions in polluted cities like New Dehli and Beijing.

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