ART NEWS Brazil, Canada, Denmark

Visitor figures 2014: the world goes dotty over Yayoi Kusama

Taiwan’s National Palace Museum clinches top spot in our attendance survey, but Japanese artist’s retrospectives are a phenomenon in South America and Asia

Published online: 02 April 2015

Lina Bo Bardi’s glass and concrete gem in São Paulo to be restored to original condition

After being bailed out by Banco Itaú last year, the Museu de Arte de São Paulo is ready to return to its former glory in October

Published online: 05 March 2015

Biennials move to a Latin beat after decades of controversy

Surge in new and revived South American exhibitions reflects global demand for contemporary art

Published online: 05 December 2014

Art Rio is on the rise

But the fair still has a ways to go before it is on the level of Brazil’s main event, SP-Arte

Published online: 17 September 2014

São Paulo biennial separates itself from Israeli sponsorship

Foundation agrees to “disassociate” itself from consulate funding after protest letter from artists and curators

Published online: 02 September 2014

São Paulo ready for big-budget biennial

Emotionally engaging their audience—with a little help from YouTube—is the name of the curators’ game

Published online: 02 September 2014

Politics not just part of Bienal’s past

This year’s edition aims to prompt discussions about the social and economic problems facing Brazil

Published online: 02 September 2014

How the slave trade shaped the Baroque

As Catholicism spread across the colonies, slaves and freedmen created a uniquely Brazilian style

Published online: 02 September 2014

Street art versus Fifa

In the run-up to the World Cup, protest graffiti filled Brazil’s walls with potent expressions of discontent

Published online: 02 September 2014

Artist opens art and technology school in Rio favela

The Escola do Vidigal is the latest step in the Vik Muniz’s plans to overhaul the Brazilian education system

Published online: 01 September 2014

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Museums 1-0 galleries

Football fans flocked to see art—but not to buy it—during the World Cup

Published online: 01 September 2014

Off the beaten track

Brazil’s cultural offering is far richer—and more widespread—than many realise. Here are some of the country’s hidden gems

Published online: 01 September 2014

In São Paulo for the Bienal? Make time for these…

Ten exhibitions on view in venues across the city this autumn

Published online: 01 September 2014

Bank saves Brazil’s biggest museum

Debt-ridden São Paulo institution forced to make major changes at the top

Published online: 01 September 2014

Neo-Classical falls foul of Brazil’s love of Baroque

Country seeks to preserve Baroque and Modern buildings but still fails to fund restoration of its disappearing 19th-century heritage

Published online: 01 September 2014

What’s hot in Brazil

From one artist’s funk doppelganger to an art school in a park, São Paulo-based writer and curator Daniela Castro picks the ones to watch

Published online: 01 September 2014

News in brief from Brazil

From construction delays at Inhotim to curators’ attack on ‘vain’ work in Niemeyer space

Published online: 01 September 2014

Reappraisal increases respect for Brazil’s 19th-century art

Experts are reassessing what was previously seen—and shunned—as a conservative copy of French style

Published online: 01 September 2014

Big, bold and banking on tomorrow

The South American giant has staked its place in the economic super-league. All it needs to do now is modify its tax laws, clamp down on corruption and oversee two global sports fiestas. No problem?

Published online: 01 September 2014

An interview with the curators of the 31st Bienal de São Paulo

Published online: 01 September 2014

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The ones who slipped through the net

An insiders’ selection of artists less well-known in the West

Published online: 01 September 2014

Brazil’s leading galleries

São Paulo is home to the vast majority of major galleries

Published online: 01 September 2014

Taxes: what the state takes when you buy art

Taxation is the tail that wags the dog in Brazil

Published online: 01 September 2014

Beyond the borders

The museums that proclaimed Brazil’s art and artists to the world

Published online: 01 September 2014

Women lead the way

Unlike their Western counterparts, female Brazilian artists are at the forefront of the market

Published online: 01 September 2014

Art worth $4.5m found hidden in Brazilian shipping container

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro are investigating whether the works are part of a money laundering scheme

Published online: 01 July 2014

There’s more to Brazil than football, says Marta Suplicy, the nation’s minister of culture

Making the arts accessible to all—and showing there’s life beyond carnival and sport—is a priority

Published online: 05 June 2014

Portuguese art for Rio carnival in 2016

Joana Vasconcelos is in talks with one of the samba schools

Published online: 10 May 2014

Brazil’s taxes keep foreign galleries cautious

The international names coming to São Paulo have to weigh risk versus reward

Published online: 02 April 2014

Dalí heads to Brazil and looks set to break records

Rio de Janeiro host expects huge exhibition attendance during football’s World Cup

Published online: 27 March 2014


Montreal film festival has full slate of art documentaries

Fifa fare includes a look into the life of art market star Marc Quinn, Hitler’s trove of looted art and Egyptian artists involved in the Arab Spring

Published online: 24 March 2015

Canada’s National Gallery reopens after Ottawa shootings

A return to normal business after gunman’s rampage put the capital on lockdown

Published online: 23 October 2014

Brother, can you spare some screen time?

Artist works with Canada’s homeless population for Montreal Biennial project

Published online: 20 October 2014

Aga Khan’s gift to Canada

Riches of Islamic art and science to be unveiled in Toronto’s new cultural complex

Published online: 10 September 2014

Warrior comes out of his shell

Simon Starling’s sculpture to show its mussels

Published online: 10 June 2014

Biennale de Montréal hopes for a rebirth

After years of troubles with funding and organisation, the Canadian art event is looking forward to its next edition this autumn

Published online: 18 May 2014

Emily Carr sets auction record for a Canadian woman artist

The British Columbia-born painter’s work makes $3m in Toronto

Published online: 02 December 2013

Celebrated Canadian artist Alex Colville dies, aged 92

Toronto-born traditionalist, in both politics and painting, focused on everyday life in Canada

Published online: 24 July 2013

‘Orphaned’ Cézanne watercolour surfaces in Ottawa

Pressure could mount to identify the owner of a work separated from French dealer’s collection

Published online: 17 June 2013

Canadian government funds research on Holocaust-era art

As the country starts its term leading an international alliance, six museums receive $190,000 for provenance project

Published online: 29 April 2013

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The finest art films on earth

We pick the best from Fifa, the world’s biggest festival of its kind, taking place in Montreal this month

Published online: 11 March 2013

Stuttgart museum returns looted medieval masterpiece

Jewish art dealer who fled to Canada was forced to sell art during Nazi Era

Published online: 05 March 2013

Graffiti: is it art or vandalism?

Toronto sets up official panel and the wrangling starts over what to preserve

Published online: 07 November 2012

Not run of the mill

Published online: 13 March 2012

Lemieux is Canada’s latest “$2-million-dollar man”

Published online: 26 November 2011

Artists in court over copyright payments

Published online: 20 June 2011

Montréal biennale takes a chance

Published online: 29 April 2011

Sales Professional

Published online: 26 January 2011

Ontario museums team up

Published online: 07 December 2010

Colville a magic man at Canadian sales

Published online: 26 November 2010


Director of National Gallery of Denmark denounces Copenhagen attacks

Swedish artist Lars Vilks intended target of gunman

Published online: 16 February 2015

Olafur Eliasson’s riverbed transforms Louisiana

Rock-strewn, site-specific work unveiled in Danish museum

Published online: 21 August 2014

Enigmatic Eliasson, mystery man

Published online: 18 August 2014

Philip Guston’s about-face

Published online: 10 July 2014

Altarpiece by Nolde stolen from Danish church

The painting was probably taken during the day, when the church is open to the public but often empty

Published online: 12 March 2014

National Gallery of Denmark has Nazi-looted works, scholar says

Two paintings by Nolde and one by Matisse were confiscated during the Second World War as “degenerate” art

Published online: 18 December 2013

Row threatens Asger Jorn legacy

Accusations fly as partners fall out and artist-in-residence quits

Published online: 11 December 2013

Eliasson’s room with a rainbow view brings record visitors to Aros

The roof-top installation helped make the museum the second most visited in Denmark

Published online: 28 August 2013

Danish museum acquires Fourth Plinth rocking horse

Elmgreen & Dragset’s sculpture, commissioned for London’s Trafalgar Square, is now a gift to Arken

Published online: 25 July 2013

Danish artist found guilty of copyright infringement over pornographic collage

Kristian von Hornsleth says the work is an artistic response to a bad review

Published online: 27 March 2013