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Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda wins Palme d’Or at Cannes Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda wins Palme d’Or at Cannes May 21, 21:54 The film Shopliftersas won the top prize, BlacKkKlansman received the Grand Prix, Capernaum’s director was given the Jury Prize. This year’s festival will also be remembered for protests. Banksy’s Peckham Rock to be officially displayed at British Museum Banksy’s Peckham Rock to be officially displayed at British Museum May 21, 20:28 The object Banksy had placed in the museum for three days as a hoax will go on display again 13 years later, this time officially. Jean-Luc Godard to turn film The Image Book into interactive exhibition Jean-Luc Godard to turn film The Image Book into interactive exhibition May 21, 18:28 The installation will be displayed across Europe and Asia – in Madrid, Paris, Italy and Singapore. 82 women protest gender inequality and sexual abuse on Cannes red carpet 82 women protest gender inequality and sexual abuse on Cannes red carpet May 16, 19:18 Women are often objectified and sexualised in the filmmaking industry, while their acting skills and talents are given less attention. Security guards beat two women in Beijing’s 798 Art District for wearing rainbow badges Security guards beat two women in Beijing’s 798 Art District for wearing rainbow badges May 15, 19:08 LGBTQ+ groups, online activists and representatives of China’s art world condemn the attack on two women by 798’s security guards. London’s Design Museum wins European Museum of the Year Award London’s Design Museum wins European Museum of the Year Award May 15, 17:02 The Design Museum has been named the best among 40 shortlisted museums and has become the seventh British institution to win the award in 41 years. German culture minister propose increasing arts funding by $356m German culture minister propose increasing arts funding by $356m May 14, 21:07 If the new plan is approved by the government, the total budget for culture and media will be $2 billion. “Unlock and load”: Gun-sharing station opens in Chicago. It’s an art installation “Unlock and load”: Gun-sharing station opens in Chicago. It’s an art installation May 14, 19:29 The installation called Chicago Gun Share Program raises questions about gun access in Indiana and Illinois. French artist earns $1,000 by including QR code into his murals French artist earns $1,000 by including QR code into his murals May 14, 19:02 Pascal "PBOY" Boyart found a way to earn money from art without middlemen. Potential donors just need to have a smartphone and a Bitcoin wallet. Grant programme for disabled artists and cultural workers launched in New York Grant programme for disabled artists and cultural workers launched in New York May 13, 15:13 The programme aims to create additional opportunities for disabled people involved in art practices and cultural work. Court of Arbitration for Art to open in The Hague Court of Arbitration for Art to open in The Hague May 13, 13:28 A team lawyers specialising in art will open the court in June to create a system for resolving art disputes and issue decisions the art market won’t be able to ignore. Greenpeace dismantles VW car protesting against exhibition The Future Starts Here Greenpeace dismantles VW car protesting against exhibition The Future Starts Here May 11, 21:44 Greenpeace used a car outside the Victoria and Albert Museum to stage a performance The Future Doesn’t Start Here in a protest against diesel fuel. Paris mayor wants to turn Paris into refuge for endangered artworks Paris mayor wants to turn Paris into refuge for endangered artworks May 09, 21:15 At a session of the Paris Council to discuss a culture plan, the city mayor Anne Hidalgo proposed that Paris could be turned into a “refuge for storing artworks from around the world”. Egypt debunks “discovery of the century” Egypt debunks “discovery of the century” May 09, 19:55 Researchers said there was a 90% chance there were hidden chambers in Tutankhamun’s tomb, but further work disproved this theory. Artist opens joint exhibition with his therapist in Los Angeles Artist opens joint exhibition with his therapist in Los Angeles May 08, 20:19 Michael Gittes suffered from suffered from debilitating bipolar mania, but he met doctor Lewis Engel and found how to make good use of it. Artifacts of 4,000-year-old settlement leave Turkmenistan for first time for exhibition in Germany Artifacts of 4,000-year-old settlement leave Turkmenistan for first time for exhibition in Germany May 08, 6:57 The exhibition of artifacts at Berlin’s Neues Museum is a result of diplomatic and curatorial efforts. Artist  Adam Pendleton plants his Dada Flag Black Lives Matter in New York Artist Adam Pendleton plants his Dada Flag Black Lives Matter in New York May 07, 21:19 The full title of the work dedicated to the killing of African American Trayvon Martin is Black Dada Flag (Black Lives Matter). Swedish Academy postpones Nobel Prize in Literature amid sexual assault scandal Swedish Academy postpones Nobel Prize in Literature amid sexual assault scandal May 07, 18:43 Eighteen women accused academy member Jean-Claude Arnault of sexual harassment. The prize winner will be announced in 2019. St Bibiana statue damaged in Rome St Bibiana statue damaged in Rome May 07, 10:37 An art historian noticed during his visit to the church of Santa Bibiana that the 400-year-old Christian masterpiece had a finger knocked off. Ai Weiwei going to leave Berlin Ai Weiwei going to leave Berlin May 06, 21:40 He explains his decision with the language barrier and the desire to live in a more sunny country, but not China. more