David Hockney gets a major retrospective and Umberto Eco passes away: a round-up of the latest art news

  • British artist David Hockney will be the subject of an extensive retrospective at Tate Britain, London next year. Showcasing close to 160 works, the exhibition will travel to Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, following its opening on 9 February.
  • The German government’s planned revision of the cultural protection act has come under fire again, this time from Koelnmesse, the organizers of both Art Cologne and Cologne Fine Art.
  • centre for Moroccan culture will open in Paris’s Latin Quarter in 2018. Funded by the Royal government of Morocco, the eight-storey building will incorporate a library, auditorium and a gallery space, which will present five exhibitions a year.
  • New York’s Laurel Gitlen gallery has closed after seven years. Originally a project space in Portland, the gallery represented artists including Edgardo Aragón, Emily Mae Smith and Allyson Vieira.


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