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The Guardian names Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer among best art of 21st century The Guardian names Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer among best art of 21st century September 19, 10:42 “A powerful – and immaculately constructed – symbol of defiance in the face of freedoms lost” Artist makes diamond disappear by coating it with new super-black Artist makes diamond disappear by coating it with new super-black September 18, 14:19 A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology helped an artist hide a $2 million yellow diamond. The new material absorbs 99.995% of incoming light UK police arrest second suspect in gold toilet theft UK police arrest second suspect in gold toilet theft September 18, 11:39 A 36-year-old man was detained. Earlier, the police detained a 66-year-old man. Both were released pending an investigation Getty to give $100 million to save antiquities under threat of destruction Getty to give $100 million to save antiquities under threat of destruction September 18, 11:17 The trust has changed its strategy. Instead of sending its specialists to sites and evacuating ancient artworks, it will train local conservators $15-million Immigrant Research and Performing Arts Center to be built in New York $15-million Immigrant Research and Performing Arts Center to be built in New York September 17, 13:42 The centre will be built in the Inwood neighbourhood of Manhattan V-A-C Foundation and London’s Whitechapel Gallery launch V-A-C Live new season V-A-C Foundation and London’s Whitechapel Gallery launch V-A-C Live new season September 17, 11:00 The programme includes rare late-Soviet experimental films Contemporary Art Museum Arter opens in Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum Arter opens in Istanbul September 17, 10:44 The museum displays works by world-class artists, such as Theaster Gates, Sigmar Polke, Mona Hatoum, as well as Sarkis and Ayşe Erkmen Artist Nan Goldin ran protest campaign against company Artist Nan Goldin ran protest campaign against company September 16, 18:58 Victims of the opioid crisis and their families filed thousands of suits against the drug-maker £4.8 million gold toilet America stolen from Blenheim Palace in UK £4.8 million gold toilet America stolen from Blenheim Palace in UK September 16, 17:50 Maurizio Cattelan’s sculpture was stolen shortly after the exhibition titled Victory is not an Option opened Bauhaus Museum opens in Dessau to mark school’s 100th anniversary Bauhaus Museum opens in Dessau to mark school’s 100th anniversary September 16, 17:11 The museum features over 49,000 objects Louvre to introduce compulsory online reservation Louvre to introduce compulsory online reservation September 10, 11:34 The world’s most visited museum will begin to sell all tickets online on its website. The measure aims to cope with long queues and close ticket offices V&A director defends sponsorship from oil and gas companies V&A director defends sponsorship from oil and gas companies September 10, 11:22 He thinks they will lead the fight against climate change because they have profited from selling fossil fuel New York University students stand against return of professor accused of harassment New York University students stand against return of professor accused of harassment September 09, 18:37 Avital Ronell, an influential feminist scholar at New York University (NYU), was found responsible for sexually harassing her doctoral advisee Nimrod Reitman in 2018 Bolivian wildfires destroy prehistoric rock art Bolivian wildfires destroy prehistoric rock art September 09, 17:00 The fires endanger the Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos, UNESCO heritage sites Rosalind Nashashibi becomes National Gallery’s first artist-in-residence Rosalind Nashashibi becomes National Gallery’s first artist-in-residence September 06, 16:41 Nashashibi will get $35,000 as financial support Eva Langret appointed new artistic director of Frieze London Eva Langret appointed new artistic director of Frieze London September 05, 16:50 She will be responsible for the art fair’s artistic programme and strategic development Banksy’s work on road sign near Centre Pompidou stolen in Paris Banksy’s work on road sign near Centre Pompidou stolen in Paris September 05, 14:57 Banksy’s similar works were sold at auctions for £1 million SHKLO, platform dedicated to contemporary photography and visual arts, launched in Belarus SHKLO, platform dedicated to contemporary photography and visual arts, launched in Belarus September 04, 10:49 The platform’s goal is to promote Belarusian authors in the international photography scene and draw media and institutional attention to them Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei named artist of the year by GQ Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei named artist of the year by GQ September 04, 10:04 Ai Weiwei dedicated his speech to Hong Kong protests Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria declines to host discussion in support of Hong Kong activists Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria declines to host discussion in support of Hong Kong activists September 04, 8:12 The discussion Be Water: Hong Kong vs China was rescheduled for September 4 at the Melbourne City conference centre more