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A summary of what is happening around the world of art - just click on our selected links to get a quick overview of some international art trends.

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Singapore team for Venice Biennale 2017 splits

National Arts Council (NAC) confirmed that it received the request from the Venice Biennale 2017 project team to withdraw curator June Yap and project manager Neo Kim Seng from the artistic team.

NO Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki

Controversial plans for a new outpost of the Guggenheim museum in Helsinki have been rejected by Finnish city councillors after a five-hour debate.

Turner Prize: Helen Marten wins 2016 award

Helen Marten has won the Turner Prize. The jury said "her work is like reading very rich, very enjoyable, very elusive, quite enigmatic poetry...

100 most influential photographs of all time

TIME has worked with curators, historians, photo editors around the world to assemble a list of the 100 most influential photographs of all time. What all 100 share is that they are turning points in our human experience.

German artist Anselm Kiefer demands organisers in China to call off the unauthorised exhibition

According to the Art Newspaper, German artist Anselm Kiefer demands organisers in China to call off the unauthorised exhibition at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. In a statement issued on 16 November, Kiefer says: "Throughout my career I have been heavily involved in all my major international exhibitions and it is a matter of deep regret and frustration that the organisers of my first show in China have seen fit to exclude me from this process."

MoMA launches online archive of exhibitions from its founding in 1929 to the present

MoMA has released an extensive online archive of exhibition materials from its founding in 1929 to the present. The archive features not only exhibitions, installation photographs, but also primary documents such as catalogues, press releases, artist lists and checklists.

Nicholas Serota has been appointed the Chair of the Arts Council England

Tate Director Nicholas Serota, after 28 years in the role, has been appointed the new chairman of Arts Council England. He will take up the part-time role of Chair of the Arts Council on 1 February 2017.

ArtReview's 2016 Power 100 list in the contemporary art world

documenta 14 opens its first public programme - 34 Exercises Of Freedom

documenta 14's public programme will start on 14 September 2016 at the Athens Municipality Arts Center at Parko Eleftherias (Freedom Park) which is transformed into an experimental public space, introducing Greek and international artists, theorists, curators and historians.

Museums try to get handle on Pokemon Go craze

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