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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 Around 100,000 previously unseen photos by Andy Warhol to be published in September Around 100,000 previously unseen photos by Andy Warhol to be published in September July 11, 8:56 The artist’s photos offer a look at his private life and the 1980s New York art world Curator sues MoMA for rescinding job after learning she recently gave birth Curator sues MoMA for rescinding job after learning she recently gave birth July 10, 15:45 The museum offered Nikki Columbus a curatorial job, but rescinded the offer after learning she recently gave birth to her son. MoMA PS1 says the institution could not meet the terms proposed by Columbus IKEA launches new collaboration with art hub, singer and artist IKEA launches new collaboration with art hub, singer and artist July 09, 21:43 The Swedish company continues its collaboration with artists to build “the creative space in between architecture, design, art and music” Giant Trump Baby balloon to fly over UK parliament during Trump’s visit Giant Trump Baby balloon to fly over UK parliament during Trump’s visit July 07, 14:55 London Mayor Sadiq Khan approved the protest after it gathered 10,000 signatures of support Political art campaign Pledges of Allegiance raises its last flag in US Political art campaign Pledges of Allegiance raises its last flag in US July 07, 14:10 Sixteen artists created their versions of the US flag focusing on current political issues. The last piece addresses polarization of society caused by Trump’s policy New art museum – museum of future – to open in Helsinki New art museum – museum of future – to open in Helsinki July 06, 20:11 Amos Rex museum will open its doors on Lasipalatsi Square on August 30, 2018, to bring together past, present and future Fundraising for US’s “largest public art project” reaches goal Fundraising for US’s “largest public art project” reaches goal July 06, 13:03 Funds raised by non-partisan platform For Freedoms will allow renting over 50 billboards across country German minister of culture ready to give €1m to buy Dresden Mars German minister of culture ready to give €1m to buy Dresden Mars July 05, 9:44 Pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG withdrew Dresden Mars sculpture from Sotheby's London following Monika Grütters’s statement Activists in US protest against unethical art sales by Berkshire Museum Activists in US protest against unethical art sales by Berkshire Museum July 05, 8:52 Museum plans to spend expected proceeds of $55m on bolstering its endowment and funding renovation Louvre launches art tour based on Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s music video shot in museum Louvre launches art tour based on Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s music video shot in museum July 04, 20:54 Seventeen paintings and sculptures featured in 6-minute music video include Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and other artworks important in postcolonial discourse Emmanuel Macron commissions detailed report on France’s art residencies Emmanuel Macron commissions detailed report on France’s art residencies July 04, 19:31 President of France wants a report on art residencies’ strengths and weaknesses and suggestions on restructuring to attract “great artistic talents from all over the world” How “simple” photo can affect politics How “simple” photo can affect politics July 03, 20:31 Photo of frightened child on US-Mexican border triggered political change Study of brain activity reveals correlation between artists’ poverty and dopamine production Study of brain activity reveals correlation between artists’ poverty and dopamine production July 03, 14:40 Dopamine reward system in creative people’s brains does not respond to money Photo agencies stop using images of animals in unnatural settings due to PETA’s campaign Photo agencies stop using images of animals in unnatural settings due to PETA’s campaign July 01, 19:41 Photos of chimpanzees wearing suits and smoking cigars, as well as other animals in unnatural settings, will soon become thing of the past Museum of interactive digital art opens in Tokyo Museum of interactive digital art opens in Tokyo July 01, 18:49 Museum consists of five zones, where virtual reality can influence behaviour of visitors and show them borderless world of digital future Baltimore museum sells art by white male artists to diversify collection Baltimore museum sells art by white male artists to diversify collection June 30, 19:59 Museum seeks historical accuracy and aims to display works by underrepresented authors WORK HARD! PLAY HARD! week in Minsk WORK HARD! PLAY HARD! week in Minsk June 28, 15:54 Collective practice of spending time with WH!PH! is held in Minsk on June 25 – July 1 more