Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot were attacked in Russia while having breakfast at McDonald’s, leaving them with burns, concussions, and injuries that required stitches.
Hundreds of artifacts from Southeast Asia and India believed to have been smuggled into New York City by Subhash Kapoor — former owner of Manhattan gallery Art of the Past — were discovered in a warehouse in Queens by federal officials on Tuesday.
Lars von Trier’s film Nymphomaniac was labeled as pornography by the film board in Turkey and banned.
Yet another house at the Heidelberg Project in Detroit was burned to the ground. This makes the ninth fire at the project since May (most deemed arsons), and the sixth house to be totally destroyed by fire in that time.
Plans for a contemporary African art gallery designed by Thomas Heatherwick at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront museum were released at the Design Indaba 2014 conference, showing exhibition space embedded in a former grain silo.
After being long mislabeled as a copy, a recently confirmed 16th-century Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ was revealed to have been privately sold last year for more than $75 million.
A proposal by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg for a memorial for the 2012 shooting and bombing that killed 77 people in Oslo was selected as the winning design. It includes the cutting away of rock right in the center of an island, leaving a smooth void.
Art.com Inc. is being sued by three former employees, stating that the online art seller hacked computer servers to steal information.
Los Angeles artist Norman Yonemoto, who worked with his brother Bruce on video installations that involved media from Hollywood films and advertising, died at the age of 67.
John Koerner, a Vancouver painter who impacted generations of area artists, died at the age of 100.
James Ensor’s massive “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” will go on public view for the first time in 60 years, at the Getty Museum and then the Art Institute of Chicago.
Beatrice Galilee, a writer and curator who worked on the 2013 Lisbon Design Triennial, was named associate curator of architecture and design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A former parking garage in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, is being adapted into an art space called Global Square that will have exhibitions, music, and other performances.
LAN Architecture was selected to design the extension of the Paris Grand Palais, revamping the exhibition space in the process.
The admission fee at the Walker Art Center was raised from $12 to $14.
Changes to the Grand Rapids ArtPrize were announced this week, including an increase of the grand prize to $200,000 and the creation of a “Final 20” in lieu of the past “Top 10.”