A new and regular round-up of recent and breaking arts-related news.
The renovated Whitechapel Gallery is due to reopen in April 2009. The New York Times reports that planned exhibitions include an Isa Genzken retrospective and a show of works from the British Council, whose collection has never had a permanent home.
Damien Hirst demands £200 from a 16-year old street art – from The Independent.
REDCAT reviewed five years since it opened – from the LA Times.
Designed by I. M. Pei, Museum of Islamic Art opens in Qatar – from The New York Times.
Interview with Turner Prize winner Mark Leckey – from the Guardian.
Sao Paulo Biennial under threat – from The Art Newspaper.
A new report from London-based think-tank Demos claims that museums alienate the public.
Ignoring the looming recession, two new galleries open in London – from The Art Newspaper.
An update on the UAE Pavilion at Venice 2009 – from the Guardian.