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What does Jean-Léon Gérôme’s 1866 painting ‘Slave Market’ say about today’s extremist politics?

By Cody Delistraty
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Never Look Away, 2018. Courtesy: © Buena Vista

Online feuds, real lives and artistic licence

By Jörg Heiser

Jan van Huysum’s ‘Vase of Flowers’ was stolen in 1943 by retreating German troops

In further news: German pavilion announces artist for Venice; Emmanuel Macron urges art world to fight extremism

Ahead of the school’s centenary, European museums celebrate the creative brilliance of the often-overlooked Bauhaus women

 

By Alice Twemlow

Gallery owner says he doesn’t want to support the painter’s political views and that ‘this is essentially what you do if you give him a platform’

Disputes about city architecture and historical revisionism are raging, but political lines are not always so clear

By Oliver Elser

The online petition organized by Green Party MPs warns that far-right politics across the continent has dangerous implications for the arts

German museums are being pushed to diversify their canons and respond to a globalized world – but is ‘cleaning up’ the answer?

By Kristian Vistrup Madsen

In further news: women wearing rainbow badges beaten in Beijing’s 798; gallerists Georg Kargl and Richard Gray have passed away

The Chinese dissident artist has justified posing with politician Alice Weidel, who has branded immigrants ‘illiterate’

Moyra Davey, EM Copperheads, 2017, installation view at Galerie Buchholz, Cologne. 150 digital c-prints on fujicolor crystal archive paper, tape, postage, ink, each 31 x 46 cm, overall dimensions 2.7 x 7.6 m. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin/New York

Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

By Moritz Scheper