Nicholas Serota says free movement of artists ‘must be protected’ after Brexit Speaking in London at a conference for the Creative Industries Federation, the chair of Arts Council England said the art world must become more international after Brexit. Serota, who stepped down as director of the Tate last year, added that there was a risk Britain would ‘stagnate’ and become ‘irrelevant to a changing world’ if it chose to shut its doors on a two-way flow of talent from abroad.

Maureen Paley opens new gallery in Hove London gallerist Maureen Paley has opened a new space, Morena di Luna, on the south coast of England. It opens with an inaugural exhibition by Brazilian artist Paulo Nimer Pjota which runs until 15 October and is open at weekends only. 

Construction begins on Manchester’s Factory Arts Minister John Glen, venue architect Rem Koolhaas and Nicholas Serota were among those present for a ground-breaking ceremony on the site of the city’s new £110m arts venue, which is expected to open in 2019.

Thomas Gainsborough sketches newly discovered at Windsor Castle 26 drawings by the renowned painter, most of which are landscapes, were found within an album in the Royal Collection created in the 19th century and credited to Sir Edwin Landseer, one of Queen Victoria’s favourite artists.

Heirs of Jewish collector sue Madrid Museum for return of Pissarro painting Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals gives the green light to a lawsuit filed by the family of a Jewish woman who was forced to sell her artwork to the Nazis in 1939. For over a decade, two of Lily Cassirer’s great-grandchildren have been seeking the return of the Camille Pissarro canvas titled Rue Saint-Honoré, Après-midi, Effet de Pluie (Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon, Effect of Rain), 1897, from Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

Fashion designer Agnès B. reveals plan to open art foundation in Paris The space will exhibit her 5000-piece collection of contemporary art. The designer has a wide range of works including sculptures, paintings, and photographs from a variety of artists such as Kenneth Anger, Roger Ballen, Raymond Pettibon, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. It is scheduled to open next spring.

Police destroy art installation after mistaking it for cannabis farm Officers tore up crops which had been planted to transform a 4,000sq m plot of industrial wasteland. Artists had planted barley, hemp and flax to turn the plot of wasteland into an ‘agricultural eco-system’ for the Lyon Architecture Biennial.

Images of melting glaciers head to backyard of Trump’s Florida home Exhibition highlighting the effects of climate, ‘Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene’, will open at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, just across a lagoon from Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s southern residence. The show features images of melting glaciers by the Brooklyn-based artist Justin Brice Guariglia.

American artist Daniel LaRue Johnson dies The artist’s work is currently on show in ‘Soul of a Nation’ at Tate Modern. Johnson is known for his varied embrace of assemblage, abstraction and minimalist sculpture, as well as socially oriented and public work.

1. Nicholas Serota. Photo: Hugo Glendinning, 2016; Courtesy: Arts Council England

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