CAS acquires John Akomfrah and Kader Attia works at Frieze London addressing themes of colonisation and migration The two moving image works will be donated to Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.

Funding boost for Arts Council England’s national portfolio A budget of £622m per year across Lottery and Grant in Aid will be shared between ACE’s three main funding streams.

Czech police arrest founding member of Voina Art Collective for hooliganism in Russia Artist Oleg Vorotnikov part of collective known for painting a giant phallus on a drawbridge facing the Federal Security Service headquarters in Saint Petersburg.

France’s minister of culture allocates nearly $3.3 billion in funding for French museums in 2017 Audrey Azoulay announces increase in funding to French museums in 2017 due to the decrease in tourism and the rise in security costs since the Paris terrorist attacks.

Van Gogh Museum relieved after stolen paintings recovered The Guardia di Finanza, an agency primarily responsible for suppressing the drug trade in Italy, seized the works while carrying out an operation in Naples.

Portuguese government to keep 85 state-owned works by Joan Miró In 2014, the works were put up for auction at Christie’s London, creating a national controversy. Due to the public outcry, they were withdrawn before the sale.

Gulf Labor criticises Guggenheim’s silence on migrant workers’ rights Months have passed since the Guggenheim broke off six years of negotiations with the Gulf Labor Coalition over migrant workers’ rights in Abu Dhabi.

Dash Snow’s estate sues McDonald’s for copyright infringement Seven years after the artist’s death, a knockoff of his tag has popped up in various graffiti-themed McDonald’s restaurants.

Survey to track arts diversity in Scotland Creative Scotland is to gather evidence on individuals’ occupation, employment status and career progression across the country.

Old Masters paintings worth a combined $250 million may be forgeries One of the artworks being investigated, David Contemplating the Head of Goliath, attributed to Italian master Orazio Gentileschi, was recently featured in the exhibition ‘Making Colour’ at London’s National Gallery.

1. John Akomfrah, Peripeteia, 2012. © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery

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