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UK prime minister Boris Johnson resigns—here are the art world’s reactions

Artists and cultural figures around the UK have been reacting to the news that the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned as the Conservative Party leader today, effectively ending his reign as prime minister. Johnson is planning on remaining in office until the autumn, as a new leader of the Conservative Party is selected.The political satirist Cold War Steve, whose DIY collages of ...

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Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron nearly gets into physical fight with artist at London Gallery Weekend

It may have only been a small pop-up exhibition that ran from last Wednesday to Sunday, but Jake Chapman’s first solo show since severing his artistic partnership with his brother Dinos (tellingly titled Me, Myself and Eye), was always going to attract attention. At the private view, a high-profile crowd packed out Paradise Row Project’s temporary Mayfair space to view the unveiling of some ...

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German Culture Minister Sides with Documenta in Anti-Semitism Row – ARTnews.com

In an interview with the press agency dpa this week, German cultural minister Claudia Roth defended the famed quinquennial Documenta, which is currently facing allegations of anti-Semitism from Jewish advocacy groups. Documenta first came under scrutiny in January, when the group Alliance Against Anti-Semitism Kassel accused the quinquennial of “involvement of anti-Israeli activists,” referring to the Palestinian roots of two artists in this year’s ...

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Cabinet Office minister visits Europe’s largest creative hub

Minister Nigel Adams visited Tileyard London on Thursday, 3 February, 2022. The Minister toured key Tileyard facilities, including the in-house management, publishing, and record company Tileyard Music. Tileyard Music includes Pixie Lott and Brit and MOBO award winning singer, Ella Eyre, on its roster. Tileyard North is under construction in Wakefield, Yorkshire and is expected to deliver around 500 new jobs and is benefitting ...

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Shock as Janusz Janowski appointed new director of Poland’s leading Zacheta National Gallery of Art by right-wing culture minister

To the consternation of much of the country’s contemporary art scene, Poland’s minister of culture and national heritage, Piotr Gliński, announced his intention this week to appoint the painter and trade union leader Janusz Janowski as the new director of the Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw.Specialising in contemporary art, Zacheta holds a collection of over 3,500 works from the 20th century to ...

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Green Party Politician Claudia Roth Is Germany’s Next Culture Minister – ARTnews.com

Before Claudia Roth moved into politics she was the artistic director of a theater and a manager of the rock band Ton Steine Scherben, which was dedicated to making music about emerging leftist politics in Germany. Roth has since taken her beliefs to parliament, and her new appointment as Germany’s Culture Minister is likely to draw ire from the opposition, according to a report ...

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Greek Prime Minister Demands ‘Dialogue’ Over Parthenon Marbles – ARTnews.com

Last week, Greece intensified its calls for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the United Kingdom. Just weeks before those works are set to go back on view at London’s British Museum, Greece’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, demanded that officials in the U.K. become more receptive to the possibility of restitution. “The U.K. should move to a bona fide dialogue with Greece, and ...

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The week in art news – German culture minister calls for national strategy on Benin Bronzes

The German culture minister, Monika Grütters, has called a meeting next month of museums and states to form ‘a national strategy’ regarding the Benin Bronzes held by German museums. The announcement comes after a recent meeting between representatives of the German culture ministry and Nigerian officials in Benin City, which has raised hopes of the Bronzes being returned. Grütters, reports the Art Newspaper, has ...

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NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin rules out funding Newcastle art gallery expansion

The NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin has praised plans for an upgrade of the Newcastle Art Gallery but has told the city the state government will not be paying for it.Key points:Planning is underway for a $35 million expansion of Newcastle Art GalleryThe local council and community have raised $28 million towards the projectThe NSW Government has so far refused to commit any fundsEfforts ...

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