Dealer Georges Lofti Wanted for Selling ‘Hundreds’ Looted Artworks – ARTnews.com

Georges Lofti, an 81-year-old Lebanese art dealer and longtime source of information to authorities worldwide pursuing antiquities traffickers, is now the subject of an art smuggling investigation, according to court papers filed last week. A criminal court in New York issued a warrant for Lofti’s arrest on August 3, charging him with criminal possession of … Read more

Hundreds Denounce Academy of Fine Arts Vienna’s Cancelation of Lecture on Palestine

Over 370 artists and cultural workers have signed an open letter criticizing the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Wien (Mumok) for canceling a lecture titled “Queering Aesthesis: Unsettling the Zionist Sensual Regime” following complaints from pro-Israel groups. Signatories include scholars Judith Butler, Sam Durant, and Slavoj Žižek, activist and … Read more

Hundreds Storm British Museum to Protest Fossil Fuel Sponsorship

LONDON — Around 300 people gathered at the British Museum on Saturday, April 23, for a protest performance against the institution’s sponsorship by fossil fuel giant British Petroleum (BP). Organized by activist theater group BP or Not BP?, the protest culminated in a mass action and occupation of the museum after hours. It was the … Read more

Calling For “No-Fly Zone” Over Ukraine, Artists Launch Hundreds of Paper Planes at Guggenheim Museum

In The late afternoon of Saturday, March 5, visitors to the Guggenheim Museum in New York unexpectedly witnessed hundreds of paper planes gliding down from the top of the museum’s rotunda. Those paper planes — 350 of them — were not part of the museum’s programming. Rather, They were flyers calling for a no-fly zone … Read more