“I am disappointed that it took the death of an unarmed Black man for you to join the conversation about the colonial past and present of the British Museum,” says Bayryam Mustafa Bayryamali in a letter addressed to director Hartwig Fischer.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the Turner Prize will forego this year’s edition and award cash prizes to 10 British artists instead.
The framed painting is now hanging in the Southampton General Hospital. It will be auctioned this fall, with proceeds benefiting the National Health Service.
The fossil fuel giant, which has sponsored the BP Portrait Award for 30 years, will no longer have a say in the judging process.
Menswear designer Harikrishnan sent models down the runway wearing cartoonishly inflated latex trousers — and they’re brilliant.
Shell’s decision comes in the wake of increasing pressure for cultural institutions to divest from oil sponsorship.
The work is part of A Vision in Red, a collection offered at Phillips, London’s 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening & Day Sales. The auctions will take place on February 13 and 14.
The DaangDokyu Documentary Festival hopes to raise enough funds by February 1 to make these important cultural and historical films available in their country of origin.
Banksy’s latest mural in Birmingham, England imagined two reindeer guiding a bench where a local homeless man slept. Soon after its debut, someone spray painted Rudolph-red noses.
The metal detector enthusiasts, along with two coin dealers who assisted in selling the concealed find, have all been sentenced to up to 10 years in jail. The collection is worth an estimated $15.4 million.
Activist group BP or not BP? interrupted the opening of Troy: Myth and Reality at the British Museum, dressed as “living statues,” including a character of their own invention, “Petroleus.”
Warning of “toxic philanthropy,” activists gathered in the museum’s Sackler Courtyard, honoring the five people who die every day in the UK from opioid overdoses.