An out-of-this-world haven, accessible only by boat, the Fondation Carmignac on the picturesque Porquerolles island sits on a 37-acre estate where a farm once stood. Upon setting foot on this Mediterranean island between Marseille and Saint-Tropez, you’ll never want to leave. A village looms ahead, but the temptation to followContinue Reading

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines LEGAL AFFAIRS, PT. 1. In a courtroom in Dresden, Germany, three men accused of stealing some €113.8 million (about $123 million) in treasures from the Green Vault museum in the city in 2019 have admitted to participating in the crime,Continue Reading

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE TOP JOB. The Documenta organization, which runs that quinquennial exhibition in Kassel, Germany, announced that it has hired a new managing director: Andreas Hoffmann, an antiquities expert and longtime arts administrator who has been managing director ofContinue Reading

Over the centuries people have found, and continue to find, interesting and important objects from long-vanished civilizations. Whether they are discovered through intense searching or merely stumbled upon—which often seems the case—these finds can convey key details about the cultures that created them, including their ritual practices, artisanal skills, societalContinue Reading

Few artists make work as wide ranging as that of the Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist Theaster Gates, whose art encompasses ceramics, cooking, sculpture, music, performance, film, and land development. It also includes what art historians generally call social practice—a medium that focuses on art as a means of social or politicalContinue Reading