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Pompidou Centre in Paris gives place to exhibit “sexually explicit” installation Pompidou Centre in Paris gives place to exhibit “sexually explicit” installation October 16, 22:21 The Louvre earlier refused to show the sculpture, fearing a possible negative reaction from the public. The New York Times criticises Guggenheim Museum for self-censorship after criticism The New York Times criticises Guggenheim Museum for self-censorship after criticism October 16, 21:51 Criticism came over using animals at the exhibition Art and China After 1989. The newspaper’s editors think the museum shouldn’t have pulled artworks from the show. China’s Hubei Provincial Museum removes offending racist photos China’s Hubei Provincial Museum removes offending racist photos October 13, 21:08 The museum hosts photographer Yu Huiping’s exhibition This Is Africa featuring photos that compare African people with animals. US announces withdrawal from UNESCO US announces withdrawal from UNESCO October 13, 20:39 The United States notified UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova of the decision on October 12 and said it would seek a permanent observer status. Director Kirill Serebrennikov’s house arrest may be extended for further three months Director Kirill Serebrennikov’s house arrest may be extended for further three months October 12, 20:58 On October 12, Russian investigators applied to Moscow’s Basmanny court to extend house arrest for the renowned director and other people involved in the criminal case. Dr. Seuss Museum in US to remove racist mural after criticism Dr. Seuss Museum in US to remove racist mural after criticism October 12, 14:22 Authors Mo Willems, Mike Curato and Lisa Yee informed the museum and other organisations involved that they woudln’t attend a book festival on October 14 if the mural weren’t removed. Cultural economy: Galleries help each other after earthquake in Mexico Cultural economy: Galleries help each other after earthquake in Mexico October 11, 22:23 In an effort to restore the cultural economy, they share spaces with galleries whose buildings were damaged. Feminist artist to display anti-Trump works Feminist artist to display anti-Trump works October 11, 21:57 Judith Bernstein has joined Paul Kasmin for this purpose. The exhibition is due to open on January 18. American Museum of Natural History organises Anti-Columbus decolanisation tour American Museum of Natural History organises Anti-Columbus decolanisation tour October 10, 22:05 The annual event is held to address the problems of the colonisation of the continent, the early days of US state formation and other displays of colonisation. It was attended by 500 people against 200 visitors last year. Marina Abramović presents macarons that taste like her at London’s Frieze Marina Abramović presents macarons that taste like her at London’s Frieze October 09, 22:06 “Marina Abramović” is the first taste in the series Pastry Portrait created by Raphaël Castoriano who runs Kreëmart company. Radical feminist art in Sex Work section at Frieze fair Radical feminist art in Sex Work section at Frieze fair October 06, 14:40 A new section at the largest art fair features eight galleries showcasing the most radical and unique feminist works. North Korean art studio hit by sanctions for funding military sector North Korean art studio hit by sanctions for funding military sector October 05, 21:55 Mansudae is North Korea’s biggest art producer that sells artworks abroad and brings foreign currency to the country. 2,000-year-old lion statue damaged by IS in Palmyra restored in Damascus 2,000-year-old lion statue damaged by IS in Palmyra restored in Damascus October 04, 22:36 It is one of several ancient monuments nearly destroyed by terrorists in Palmyra, the city that was seized by jihadists twice during the six-year-long war. Art institutions on strike against violence in Catalonia Art institutions on strike against violence in Catalonia October 04, 21:27 The strike began after Spanish police used force during the referendum last weekend. Around 900 people were injured. The crown didn’t recognise the result of the referendum. Louvre withdraws “sexually explicit” sculpture Louvre withdraws “sexually explicit” sculpture October 03, 22:18 Domestikator, a sculpture by the Dutch collective Atelier Van Lieshout which was to be displayed in the Tuileries Gardens in October as part of an art programme organised by the Fiac contemporary art fair, was pulled from the show for being sexually explicit. Jim Carrey displays his artworks after 6 years of painting Jim Carrey displays his artworks after 6 years of painting October 02, 15:44 His paintings contain references to the current US political climate. Yahoo co-founder donates $25m to museum Yahoo co-founder donates $25m to museum September 29, 13:28 San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum received its largest financial gift ever from Jerry Yang and his wife Akiko Yamazaki. US artists create collection of protest items US artists create collection of protest items September 28, 22:28 They will be on sale at a gift shop at the Brooklyn Museum courtesy Marilyn Minter and Andrianna Campbell. David Hockney says hearing loss sharpened his art David Hockney says hearing loss sharpened his art September 28, 13:23 The renowned British artist said it at the unveiling of his painting The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire he donated to the Pompidou Centre in Paris. First hip-hop museum to open in US First hip-hop museum to open in US September 27, 22:24 The project that has been in the making for years, has finally found its home and name – the Universal Hip-Hop Museum. It will be located in the Bronx, the birthplace of hip-hop. more