The British Museum tops the UK's most visited attractions, and other art world headlines

  • London’s Tate Modern has registered its lowest visitor figures in ten years, with a drop of around 18% – down from 5.8 million visitors in 2014 to 4.7 million in 2015. The British Museum, however, tops the capital’s museum figures, and is the UK's most visited attraction with 6.82 million visitors. Tate anticipates better numbers in 2016 following the opening this summer of its long-awaited extension to Tate Modern.
  • French art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin will open a new branch of Galerie Perrotin in Seoul, South Korea, next month, in the city’s Jongno-gu district – home to Kukje, Hyundai and a number of other local galleries. Galerie Perrotin currently has spaces in Hong Kong, Paris and New York.
  • Artist David Hockney and director Mike Leigh are amongst the 80 leading cultural figures to speak out against the proposed transfer of more than 400,000 objects from the National Media Museum in Bradford, UK, to London.
  • After five years, Team Gallery in SoHo, New York, is set to close its space at 47 Wooster Street due to a recent rent hike. The final exhibition will feature the work of long-standing Team Gallery artist, Cory Arcangel.
  • Sculptor Phyllida Barlow will represent Britain at the 2017 Venice Biennale. In addition to receiving an Order of the British Empire in December of last year, London-based Barlow has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Lokremise, Switzerland.

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