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Tania Bruguera’s Turbine Hall commission at Tate Modern. Installation view with Bruguera and members of the Tate Neighbours group. Photo: Andrew Dunkley; © Tate
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Tania Bruguera’s community-led response to the global migration crisis launches at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Rio museum destroyed by fire opens temporary exhibitions’ space, Talbot Rice in Edinburgh announces artists to take part in its inaugural Residents Programme, plus Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launches major public art project highlighting overlooked women from London’s history.

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The Met Breuer, New York. Photo: Shinya Suzuki (https://www.flickr.com/photos/shinyasuzuki/26219641205/in/datetaken/) , CC BY-ND 2.0
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New York’s Met plans to leave Breuer building; research shows short-term funding prevents arts charities from planning

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Over 150 artists pledge support for censored Serralves Museum director; Arts Council England sparks controversy with ‘practical guide’ to concept of cultural democracy; Iniva to move Stuart Hall Library to new site on Chelsea College of Arts’ campus.

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Darren Cullen, Mini Daily Mail. Photo: via Darren Cullen's Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1767571325/a-horrid-little-newspaper-satirical-scale-model-da/)
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Artist’s Daily Mail parody is a crowdfunding success; Turner Contemporary endorses plans for on-site hostel

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Canadian artist writes open letter in response to censorship of transgender themed work; celebrity secret postcard art sale for Dulwich school; Statue of suffragette Emily Davison unveiled in Morpeth; Tate Modern appoints new senior curator for photographic art.

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Abid Hussain, Arts Council England’s diversity chief, at Unlimited: The Symposium. Photo: screen grab from Unlimited video of 'Attitude' session
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Arts Council England diversity chief says organisation not yet an “effective ally” for disabled people

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Steven Parissien to step down as director of Compton Verney Art Gallery; Scientists explain clouds in Edvard Munch’s The Scream as unusual meteorological condition; Cleveland College of Art and Design becomes The Northern School of Art; The Brooklyn Historical Society remembers 9/11 with an artist’s live-stream of the attack.

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DACS annual review 2017 cover
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DACS annual review reveals 38,000 artists and estates received £15m in royalties; prepare for ‘catastrophic’ Brexit warns Creative Industries Federation

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: the National Portrait Gallery says drop in visitor figures due to counting error; Henry Moore sketch found amongst collection of Nazi-looted art; and 2,000-year-old city of Palmyra to be restored after destruction by the Islamic State.

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Antony Gormley, Another Time, 2017. Photo: Stephen White
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Antony Gormley’s beach statues subject of ‘trans hatred’ sticker protest; censored Queer art show reopens in Rio de Janiero

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: MoMA reaches contract agreement with staff following union protests; Okwui Enwezor criticises Haus der Kunst after museum blames him for its financial difficulties; cultural visits continue to fall due to terrorism fears; plus man requires hospital treatment after falling in Anish Kapoor ‘depthless void’ installation.

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Work continues on the north east corner of the Mackintosh Building. Courtesy: Glasgow School of Art
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Calls for public inquiry as residents and businesses are still unable to enter Glasgow School of Art exclusion zone

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: British Museum returns looted artifacts to Iraq, Palestinian cultural centre destroyed in airstrikes, Egyptian curators denied UK visas to attend conference entitled ‘Breaking Barriers’, and women in the arts in Argentina protest rejection of Senate bill to legalise abortion.

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Screen grab of photographer Shahidul Alam's interview on Al Jazeera
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Photographer Shahidul Alam arrested after criticising Bangladeshi government; Pussy Riot protester defies travel ban

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Montreal Museum of Fine Art ad featuring nude Picasso painting censored by Facebook; NN Contemporary appoints new interim director; Glasgow School of Art stabilisation work reaches half way; and visas refused for a dozen authors invited to Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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Write on Art Award Ceremony. © Paul Mellon Centre, 2018
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Winners of inaugural ‘Write on Art’ prize announced; Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio destroyed by Chinese authorities

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Employees at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, demonstrate over contract dispute; grants to individual artists down as National Portfolio Organisations receive three-quarters of Arts Council England’s Lottery grant expenditure; and Bristol-based film culture and digital media centre Watershed announces changes to leadership roles.

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The List of 34,361 documented deaths of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have lost their lives within or on the  borders of Europe since 1993. Documentation as of 5 May 2018 by UNITED for Intercultural Action. Facilitated by Banu Cennetğlu. Presented at Great George Street, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Thierry Bal
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Liverpool Biennial work listing names of dead refugees and migrants destroyed

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Programme for South London Gallery’s new space in a former fire station announced, Conserving Canvas grants announced to help teach art conservation skills, plus Pussy Riot members who were arrested at World Cup final in Moscow released then immediately detained again.

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #15, 1978, gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 inches. Image: the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
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Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills series to go on public display in the UK for the first time

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: high court rules that £10m Giotto painting was removed from Italy unlawfully; OMA wins approval for revised plans for £111.6 million flexible art space on site of the former Granada TV studios; plus Scottish Government announces £5m fund to help businesses affected by Glasgow School of Art fire.

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The National Gallery, London. Photo: Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net).  CC-BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)
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27 educators seek recognition as employees rather than freelancers from National Gallery following alleged sacking

In Brief news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Stolen Robert Motherwell painting returned to the Dedalus Foundation after 40 years; Pussy Riot invade pitch during World Cup final in Russia as political protest; and museum planned at Thai cave where 12 boys were rescued. Plus, 2019 Venice Biennale theme revealed.

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