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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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World Press Photo 2017

Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici won the World Press Photo of the Year.

2017 Venice Biennale, opening on May 13, releases list of participating artists

The 57th Venice Biennale has revealed the list of 120 artists participating in the international exhibition “Viva Arte Viva” curated by Christine Macel.

John Berger's early thoughts on art criticism, from 1955

Berger reflects on the nature of ‘public’ criticism, on the difference between interpretation and judgement. More than sixty years on, his forthright position still resonates today.

John Berger, art critic and author of Ways of Seeing, dies

In one of his final interviews with the Observer’s Kate Kellaway, he gives his view on the Brexit vote: "It seems to me that we have to return, to recapitulate what globalisation meant, because it meant that capitalism, the world financial organisations, became speculative and ceased to be first and foremost productive, and politicians lost nearly all their power to take political decisions – I mean politicians in the traditional sense. Nations ceased to be what they were before".

The 20 Most Powerless People in the Art World: 2016 Edition

Annual look at those who are rendered powerless by a system that continues to impact all of our lives.

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.

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