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Turkish artist’s work dedicated to refugee deaths The List to be displayed in New York Turkish artist’s work dedicated to refugee deaths The List to be displayed in New York September 14, 8:55 The List of more than 34,000 refugee deaths has been displayed across the world. The artwork was vandalised at the latest Liverpool Biennial French court releases Pyotr Pavlensky from pre-trial detention French court releases Pyotr Pavlensky from pre-trial detention September 14, 8:02 Pyotr faces torture from French prison guards, the court releases him until January, Femen group stages a solidarity picket Anti-censorship posters by Belarusian artists win international contest Anti-censorship posters by Belarusian artists win international contest September 13, 11:21 The 7th International Socio-Political Poster Biennale started in Oświęcim, Poland, on September 7 Artist arrested in France for naked performance beneath Virgin Mary statue Artist arrested in France for naked performance beneath Virgin Mary statue September 12, 16:04 Artist Deborah de Robertis was arrested during her performance beneath the statue of the Virgin May at Lourdes, a Catholic shrine. She was standing naked with a blue veil on her head Cultural figures demand release of Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam Cultural figures demand release of Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam September 11, 16:56 40 artists signed an open letter urging the Bangladeshi authorities to free photographer and journalist Shahidul Alam arrested in August for criticising the government Cultural figures criticise gender disparity at Les Rencontres d’Arles festival Cultural figures criticise gender disparity at Les Rencontres d’Arles festival September 07, 10:50 They wrote an open letter criticising the long-standing practice of inviting more men than women both as curators and exhibitors Social protests after devastating museum fire in Rio de Janeiro Social protests after devastating museum fire in Rio de Janeiro September 06, 16:58 Hundreds of protesters clashed with police after a huge fire that destroyed the museum’s exteriors, interiors and most of the 200-year-old collection of about 20 million artefacts. Art Basel switches to progressive booth fees Art Basel switches to progressive booth fees September 05, 15:26 Beginning from Art Basel 2019, the new booth fee system will help support young and emerging galleries at the cost of bigger and established ones Watch first trailer for HBO’s November premiere The Price of Everything about art market Watch first trailer for HBO’s November premiere The Price of Everything about art market September 04, 18:42 “There’s a lot of people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing” Belarusian photographer brings Blind Spot project to French photo festival Belarusian photographer brings Blind Spot project to French photo festival July 27, 14:37 Blind Spot is a photo project at the intersection of art and documentary photography exploring displays of fear, violence and aggression in authoritarian states Karan Vafadari and Afarin Neyssari own the Aun Gallery and valuable real estate in Tehran. Their supporters believe the case was fabricated for the purpose of extortion Karan Vafadari and Afarin Neyssari own the Aun Gallery and valuable real estate in Tehran. Their supporters believe the case was fabricated for the purpose of extortion July 26, 12:39 Karan Vafadari and Afarin Neyssari own the Aun Gallery and valuable real estate in Tehran. Their supporters believe the case was fabricated for the purpose of extortion Chinese authorities plan to demolish art district developed by Ai Weiwei Chinese authorities plan to demolish art district developed by Ai Weiwei July 26, 11:04 Authorities say that land use, as well as galleries, restaurants and studios built in the famous art district, is illegal. Artist embroiders feminist slogans on prestigious Austrian art school’s facade Artist embroiders feminist slogans on prestigious Austrian art school’s facade July 25, 15:05 Katharina Cibulka embroidered a huge gender inequality slogan on scaffolding nets covering the facade of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. The academy welcomed the project. Nonproft ART 2030 to team up with US to build “more sustainable world” Nonproft ART 2030 to team up with US to build “more sustainable world” July 24, 15:39 The nonprofit will held a series of events in New York during the UN General Assembly session on September 24 – September 28. Jailed Turkish artist Zehra Doğan thanks Banksy for support Jailed Turkish artist Zehra Doğan thanks Banksy for support July 23, 18:01 The artist smuggled a letter despite a “communication ban”. Banksy posted it on Instagram Members Germany’s Green Party calls for artistic freedom to fight nationalism Members Germany’s Green Party calls for artistic freedom to fight nationalism July 21, 17:44 Politicians from Germany’s Greens launched a petition warning about the rise of nationalism in Europe and calling to protect art and culture from political pressure by far-right parties Pussy Riot activists detained for pitch invading at World Cup final Pussy Riot activists detained for pitch invading at World Cup final July 17, 22:31 The protest performance called “Policeman Enters the Game” was held in solidarity with Russian]’s political prisoners and directed against the political situation in the country Artists and activists protest against Trump’s visit to UK Artists and activists protest against Trump’s visit to UK July 16, 15:45 Thousands of people took to streets in London during Donald Trump’s first official visit to the UK on July 12 – July 13 Director of France’s national arts academy accuses culture minister of lack of support in harassment scandal Director of France’s national arts academy accuses culture minister of lack of support in harassment scandal July 11, 10:12 Jean-Marc Bustamante has not had his contract renewed at the national arts academy after students accused teachers of sexual misconduct Struggle of marginalised communities in US to be researched and presented at series of exhibitions Struggle of marginalised communities in US to be researched and presented at series of exhibitions July 11, 9:30 The New-York Historical Society’s multi-year exhibition programme focuses on topics ranging from the civil rights movement to the evolution of the idea of citizenship more