• Artforum - 23 July 2024, 8:38 pm

    A collaborative effort between customs and law enforcement officials from twenty-five countries has led to the recovery of more than 6,400 cultural objects scattered across Europe. Eighty-five people were arrested in the operation, which was led by Spain’s Guardia Civil and supported by Europol and Interpol. The scheme, titled Operation Pandora, has been carried out…Read More

  • Artforum - 23 July 2024, 5:35 pm

    ON THE EVENING OF APRIL 17, at the opening of the Dutch pavilion of the sixtieth edition of La Biennale di Venezia, it is pouring rain. I arrive fashionably late. There is a huge throng of people from all over the world—journalists, writers, curators, artists—the usual crowd at a Venice opening. But this time, it…Read More

  • Artforum - 22 July 2024, 9:58 pm

    The Trellis Art Fund, which launched in Februrary with a $15.8 million endowment and the goal of supporting individual artists through unrestricted grants, has revealed its first cohort of grantees. Each of a dozen artists will receive an unrestricted grant of $100,000, which will be issued in $50,000 payments over two years. Of note, two…Read More

  • Artforum - 19 July 2024, 7:08 pm

    The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art on July 15 handed over two Benin bronzes to the oba of Benin, becoming the first US institution to return the looted treasures to the former head of the royal family of Benin. The items, a brass plaque and a wooden altarpiece, were presented to Oba Ewuare…Read More

  • Artforum - 18 July 2024, 4:08 pm

    The Ford Foundation and the Mellon Foundation have named the recipients of the 2024 Disability Futures Fellowship. Administered by United States Artists, the fellowship was established in 2020 as a three-cycle program aimed at elevating and celebrating the work of disabled practitioners working across multiple creative fields, including those of arts and culture, journalism, and…Read More

  • Artforum - 18 July 2024, 3:18 pm

    Blue-chip auction house Christie’s on July 16 reported $2.1 billion in live and online auction sales during the first half of 2024. The figure represents a 22 percent decline from the same period in 2023, when the house took in $2.7 billion, and a 40 percent drop from the first half of 2022, when sales…Read More

  • Artforum - 18 July 2024, 2:36 pm

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on July 16 announced that it had tapped eighteen contemporary artists to create commissions for its forthcoming Terminal 6. The works will be in place when the first gates at the $4.2 billion terminal open in 2026 (the terminal is expected to open fully by 2028).…Read More

  • Artforum - 17 July 2024, 6:59 pm

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  • Artforum - 16 July 2024, 9:44 pm

    Brazilian conceptual artist Ilê Sartuzi on June 18 stole a historic coin from London’s British Museum, replaced it with a replica, and dropped the original in one of the institution’s donation boxes before departing the building, according to multiple sources. Sartuzi presented footage of the theft and return, along with a text piece and vitrine…Read More

  • Artforum - 16 July 2024, 8:25 pm

    The Centre Pompidou has inked a partnership deal with Málaga, Spain’s city council that will allow its outpost in the coastal town to remain open there through 2034. The council has agreed to pay the museum €2.7 million ($2.9 million) annually from 2025 through 2029, and €3.1 million ($3.4 million) from 2030 through 2034. Debuting…Read More

  • Artforum - 15 July 2024, 10:37 pm

    Pathbreaking artist Bill Viola, who was instrumental in expanding the genre of video art into the mainstream, died at his home in Long Beach, California, on July 12. He was seventy-three. Viola had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2012. Over a career lasting more than five decades, during which he voraciously adopted new technologies…Read More

  • Artforum - 12 July 2024, 6:48 pm

    The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) on July 8 announced that Max Delany will leave his roles as artistic director and chief executive officer in November. Since arriving to the Melbourne kunsthalle in 2016, Delany has curated watershed exhibitions including “Who’s Afraid of Public Space?” (2021–22), “On Vulnerability and Doubt” (2019), and “Unfinished Business:…Read More