From the Venice Biennale to Marfa’s Moment: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

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Eliza Douglas in Anne Imhof's Faust at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Photo courtesy of Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images.

BEST

Art dealers in France are breathing a sigh of relief after Macron trounced Le Pen to be come France’s new leader.

If you can’t make it to the Venice Biennale, check out artnet News’s insights on Christine Macel’s “Arte Viva Arte” show, Mark Bradford’s exceptional US Pavilion, and the best of the National Pavilions. (Also, on the app to help navigate the Biennale’s many twists and turns.)

Take your secrets to the grave with Sophie Calle—the artist’s latest work. “Here Lie Secrets” is now open in Brooklyn.

Yes, science. A new particle accelerator could be the key to taking down art forgers.

Marfa is having a moment: the new Amazon series I Love Dick is set in the art-darling city, and we spoke to the writer and director. Also, there’s a new mayor in town, painter Ann Marie Nafziger.

Anne Imhof is winning in Venice; her performance piece Faust has all the makings of greatness: dogs, athleisure, and sexy, brooding millennials.

The mural by Bansky appeared overnight in Dover. Photo via Banksy’s Instagram.

The mural by Bansky appeared overnight in Dover. Photo via Banksy’s Instagram.

WORST

Gallerist and long-time champion of emerging artists, Jack Tilton passed away last weekend.

A $1.3 million tiara was stolen from a museum in Germany.

Mere hours after a new anti-Brexit mural by Banksy was unveiled in Dover, vandals made their own opinions known.

Our roundup of the top scandals in the Venice Biennale’s history.


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