John Berger's early thoughts on art criticism, from 1955
Berger reflects on the nature of ‘public’ criticism, on the difference between interpretation and judgement. More than sixty years on, his forthright position still resonates today.
John Berger, art critic and author of Ways of Seeing, dies
In one of his final interviews with the Observer’s Kate Kellaway, he gives his view on the Brexit vote: "It seems to me that we have to return, to recapitulate what globalisation meant, because it meant that capitalism, the world financial organisations, became speculative and ceased to be first and foremost productive, and politicians lost nearly all their power to take political decisions – I mean politicians in the traditional sense. Nations ceased to be what they were before".
The 20 Most Powerless People in the Art World: 2016 Edition
Annual look at those who are rendered powerless by a system that continues to impact all of our lives.
Singapore team for Venice Biennale 2017 splits
National Arts Council (NAC) confirmed that it received the request from the Venice Biennale 2017 project team to withdraw curator June Yap and project manager Neo Kim Seng from the artistic team.
NO Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki
Controversial plans for a new outpost of the Guggenheim museum in Helsinki have been rejected by Finnish city councillors after a five-hour debate.
Turner Prize: Helen Marten wins 2016 award
Helen Marten has won the Turner Prize. The jury said "her work is like reading very rich, very enjoyable, very elusive, quite enigmatic poetry...
100 most influential photographs of all time
TIME has worked with curators, historians, photo editors around the world to assemble a list of the 100 most influential photographs of all time. What all 100 share is that they are turning points in our human experience.
German artist Anselm Kiefer demands organisers in China to call off the unauthorised exhibition
According to the Art Newspaper, German artist Anselm Kiefer demands organisers in China to call off the unauthorised exhibition at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. In a statement issued on 16 November, Kiefer says: "Throughout my career I have been heavily involved in all my major international exhibitions and it is a matter of deep regret and frustration that the organisers of my first show in China have seen fit to exclude me from this process."
MoMA launches online archive of exhibitions from its founding in 1929 to the present
MoMA has released an extensive online archive of exhibition materials from its founding in 1929 to the present. The archive features not only exhibitions, installation photographs, but also primary documents such as catalogues, press releases, artist lists and checklists.
Nicholas Serota has been appointed the Chair of the Arts Council England
Tate Director Nicholas Serota, after 28 years in the role, has been appointed the new chairman of Arts Council England. He will take up the part-time role of Chair of the Arts Council on 1 February 2017.