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Activists in US want Whitney Museum vice chair to step down over his weapons business Activists in US want Whitney Museum vice chair to step down over his weapons business January 04, 17:12 The activist group Decolonize This Place calls to continue protests outside the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York Court seizes over 30 artworks from former Argentinian president Court seizes over 30 artworks from former Argentinian president January 04, 13:31 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner received them as bribes or bought them for stolen money. The collection’s total cost is $4 million. She claims it is an attempt to distract Argentinians from tax hikes Artist Lina Iris Viktor and rapper Kendrick Lamar resolve copyright infringement dispute Artist Lina Iris Viktor and rapper Kendrick Lamar resolve copyright infringement dispute January 03, 21:17 Lamar and SZA used fragments of her works in the video for "All the Stars". Viktor filed a lawsuit, but the parties reached a settlement agreement. Details of the agreement are not revealed Marianne performance in Paris was conceived by Deborah De Robertis Marianne performance in Paris was conceived by Deborah De Robertis December 27, 12:29 Media named the FEMEN group behind the performance, but LOB’s suggested the mastermind was Deborah De Robertis. Lob’s turned out to be right Director of Wolfsburg’s Kunstmuseum fired, probably, after interference from Volkswagen Director of Wolfsburg’s Kunstmuseum fired, probably, after interference from Volkswagen December 26, 14:29 The museum’s director Ralf Beil planned to hold an exhibition about art and oil, which probably angered the museum’s only sponsor – Volkswagen Internationale art community stands against sexual harassment in South Asian art world Internationale art community stands against sexual harassment in South Asian art world December 24, 19:30 Over 720 cultural figures have signed a petition to express solidarity with victims of sexual abuse. They encourage their South Asian colleagues to struggle for safe work environment Anti-capitalist street art pops up in Minsk Anti-capitalist street art pops up in Minsk December 24, 15:46 In Minsk’s Kastrychnitskaya Street, unidentified people pasted posters on a fence featuring a cat sharing his observations on capitalism with forest inhabitants Red Utopias trilogy available for pre-order Red Utopias trilogy available for pre-order December 21, 12:13 Three books about post-Soviet political utopias in Europe explore history through three main themes – collective memories, spaces and people Tate Britain to hold exhibition celebrating role of women in British art of past 60 years Tate Britain to hold exhibition celebrating role of women in British art of past 60 years December 21, 11:18 The show will open on April 22, 2019, and run for a year Chinese authorities ban biotechnology and AI-related works at Guangzhou Triennial Chinese authorities ban biotechnology and AI-related works at Guangzhou Triennial December 21, 11:04 The decision was taken due to “incompatibility with the Guangdong people’s taste and cultural habits” Moscow residents protest against Museum Garage’s sponsorship by PIK Group Moscow residents protest against Museum Garage’s sponsorship by PIK Group December 20, 17:04 Activists turn attention to environmentally dangerous PIK’s development projects and say the museum’s goals conflict with the development giant’s methods. Author of Portrait of Edmond Belamy stands against selling work at auction Author of Portrait of Edmond Belamy stands against selling work at auction December 20, 14:40 The conflict around the artwork raises issues of who owns the copyright for AI-generated art Banksy draws new mural in industrial Welsh town Banksy draws new mural in industrial Welsh town December 19, 19:16 The piece addresses environmental problems caused by Port Talbot Steelworks. Residents and local authorities welcomed the new artwork Artist Tania Bruguera sues Cuban authorities for defamation after release from jail Artist Tania Bruguera sues Cuban authorities for defamation after release from jail December 19, 18:49 The artist said: “A nation doesn’t exist unless the rights of its citizens are respected” In Los Angeles, female artists had more solo exhibitions than men In Los Angeles, female artists had more solo exhibitions than men December 19, 11:26 LA also recognised the feminist center The Woman’s Building as a historic cultural monument and began conservation of its archives French police to stage “blue vest” protest demanding better working conditions French police to stage “blue vest” protest demanding better working conditions December 18, 20:59 Police officers across France will take to streets but will not perform their duties except for responding to emergency calls. Google launches virtual tour of Brazil’s National Museum destroyed by fire Google launches virtual tour of Brazil’s National Museum destroyed by fire December 18, 12:47 The Program Manager of Google Arts & Culture says the project cannot replace what has been lost, they offer us a way to remember Chinese authorities confirm arrest of New York-based photojournalist Lu Guang, who disappeared on November 5 Chinese authorities confirm arrest of New York-based photojournalist Lu Guang, who disappeared on November 5 December 17, 17:32 Police did not give a reason for the arrest, but the authorities seem to be irritated by the photographer’s professional activities, who tell the world about problems in China Five bare-breasted women stage silent protest in Paris Five bare-breasted women stage silent protest in Paris December 17, 14:48 LOB's thinks famous performance artist Déborah de Robertis may stand behind the protest staged in solidarity with “yellow vests” Strasbourg Biennale postponed for a week after shooting in Christmas market Strasbourg Biennale postponed for a week after shooting in Christmas market December 14, 14:46 The start of the first Strasbourg Biennale, which was to open on December 14, was pushed to next Friday, December 21 more