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Venice's first female gondolier announces he's transgender

A gondolier who made headlines a decade ago for being the first woman to enter the male-dominated cadre of Venice's canal rowers has announced he is …

Transgender

Grenfell victim’s artwork hung in Tate Britain memorial gallery

Tate Britain has hung a work by Khadija Saye, a 24-year-old artist who was tragically killed in the Grenfell Tower fire.<p>Ms Saye was recently chosen …

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Bernie Sanders may have wowed Hay festival – but the crowd shouted ‘Corbyn’

Also in Anthony Horowitz’s Diary: Being boring in public and why I should be paid more at book shows<p>Five years after I swore I’d finished with him, it’s odd to be back on the road with Alex Rider. It’s also quite confusing. In the 16 years it’s taken me to write the books, Alex has aged just 15 …

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Women outnumber men at art school, yet underrepresented in industry, finds report

The Freelands Foundation has released its second report on female representation in the art world, finding that although women outnumber men in art …

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Olafur Eliasson: ‘There is ultimately no space in which art cannot work’

In the past few years, I’ve grown more and more interested in policy making and have had discussions with politicians in Germany, Denmark, Iceland, …

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Singaporean to helm Taipei festival

June 21, 2017 5:00 AM<br>Singaporean curator and dramaturg Tang Fu Kuen, who was yesterday unveiled as the artistic director for next year's Taipei Arts …

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The 14 Best Movie Podcasts Every Film Lover Should Listen To

The best adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic romantic-gothic novel, the 1939 production of <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i> remains an eminently watchable …

Venice Film Festival

Who are the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire?

At least 79 people are known to have died, but police have said the death toll is likely to rise.<p>On 14 June, a huge fire engulfed Kensington's …

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Why Old Women Have Replaced Young Men as the Art World’s Darlings

Installation view of “Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight” at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2016. Photography by Ronald Amstutz, courtesy of …

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Celebrating the art of Khadija Saye, a Grenfell fire victim

We speak to close friends of the photographer, who made wonderful, deep connections with people and whose work is currently being exhibited at the Venice Biennale<p>Khadija Saye is a 24-year-old victim of the Grenfell Tower fire which has offically claimed 79 lives (although the number is expected to …

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Photographer Khadija Saye Dies in London Grenfell Tower Fire

Photographer Khadija Saye has been confirmed as one of the 30 confirmed victims of the tragic Grenfell tower block fire that shook London, and the …

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Among the victims, my kind, funny friend Khadija Saye, and her mum

Artist Sanaz Movahedi recalls the young art photographer who died in the Grenfell Tower fire and whose work is on show at the Venice Biennale<p>Grenfell Tower fire - latest updates<p>I first met Khadija Saye at Peer in Hoxton, east London, where we were both gallery assistants. I remember being …

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Anger boils over as London fire toll reaches 30

Demonstrators hold up banners during a march in Westminster, following the fire that destroyed The Grenfell Tower block, in north Kensington, West …

North Kensington

BBC pulls documentary from Saturday night schedule as it features a victim of the Grenfell tower fire

Highlights of Trooping the Colours will air instead.<p>The BBC has elected not to air a scheduled documentary tonight, as it features the work of an …

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Great Art Isn’t Always What It Seems: 5 Works at Art Basel That Deserve a Closer Look

Art Fairs<p>The best works at the blue-chip art fair can be tricksters.<p>,<p>At Art Basel, the premier souk of global fine art, appearances can often be …

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Saturday's best TV: The Venice Biennale: Sink or Swim; Doctor Who

Brenda Emmanus explores diversity at the Biennale and Doctor Who makes pertinent points about war and empty sacrifice<p>The Venice Biennale: Sink or Swim<br>7.30pm, BBC2<p>The Venice Biennale may be the “Olympics of Modern Art” but, as former minister for culture David Lammy says: “It feels like there’s …

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How can I become an art collector?

Find your niche, train your eye and don’t worry if you’re not a millionaire<p>Buying art used to be the pastime of scholars and specialists; now it’s a …

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Why artists, even art fair-averse ones, are in Basel this week

It is not just collectors and curators who are doing a “grand tour” of Europe’s contemporary art hotspots to visit the mega-exhibitions now on: the …

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United flight almost took off with jet fuel gushing out

Fuel gushed out of the wing of a United Airlines plane at Newark Airport as it was about to take off for Italy — terrifying passengers, who had to …

Aviation

‘They say it is a bad idea for lovers to visit Venice…’

In the city of canals and roses, everything—including your beloved—fades into shabbiness<p>We stayed in an apartment on the top
 floor of a palazzo on …

Europe

Fun in Venice!

Thanks again to everyone that joined us!<p>Be sure to check out the 80 Stays Around the World website to see more highlights from all the photo walk and …

Photography

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Train Is Getting Luxurious 'Grand Suites'

The world’s most famous train is getting another upgrade.<p>We've been oohing and aahing over the <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i> movie trailer, set to hit theaters in early November, for the last two weeks. And now, with Belmond's real life Venice Simplon-Orient-Express getting an ultra-luxe makeover, …

Trains

At Venice Biennale, Erwin Wurm Makes Sculpture ‘a Form of Action’

VENICE — For the next five months, an orange freight truck will be standing on its head outside the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Visitors are invited to go up the stairs to a small enclosure at the top, where labels on all sides read: “Stand quiet and look out over the Mediterranean …

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Tour Venice with a Virtual Time Machine

A thousand years of Venetian records, maps and images could digitally reconstruct this city's deep history, giving researchers insight into urban …

Time Travel

The 20 Best Booths at Art Basel in Basel

After a marathon six-week circuit—spanning the Venice Biennale, documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, and the once-a-decade sculpture projects in …

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Behind Hato’s identity for Samson Young's Venice Biennale pavilion

Among the generally lofty and serious graphic design at Venice Biennale, Hato’s identity for the Hong Kong pavilion by Samson Young is refreshing. …

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Venice Biennale: triumphs and talking points

<b></b> <br>Many fairgoers will now be on a grand tour, with the Venice Biennale on their itinerary. We asked leading figures for their impressions of Christine …

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Where In-the-Know Art Collectors Are Heading

Art-world insiders are on a continental marathon, including the Venice Biennale, Documenta in Kassel and the Sculpture Projects in Münster as well as Art Basel.<p>Basel, Switzerland<p>At art shows in Germany this month, visitors can enter a secret apartment or walk through a temple built of banned books. …

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French star Huppert meets Chinese filmmaker

French actress Isabelle Huppert kicked off her visit in Chinese cities — including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou — by having a conversation with …

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What Does a Gallery Bring for its First Time at Art Basel?

From left to right, Alma Luxembourg, Daniella Luxembourg, and Amalia Dayan.<p>LILLIAN BIRNBAUM/COURTESY LUXEMBOURG & DAYAN, NEW YORK<p>Dealers put their …

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