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These Are The 12 Biggest Controversies That Rocked the Art World in 2018

Javier Pes & Eileen Kinsella: Artnet

This was another year of controversy, both in the real world and the art world. The most heated debates ranged from sticker shock over the Met’s decision to implement a mandatory admission fee for out-of-towners to outrage over the Brooklyn Museum’s hiring of a white curator of African art. Below, we recap some of the major headlines that roiled the art world over the past 12 months. (2018 was a long one—can you believe that whole Guggenheim golden toilet thing was this year?)

Stay tuned: Many of these arguments are likely to carry over well into 2019. …Read More

Pictured: Artists removed their works from the Design Museum as a protest. Photo by Kristian Buus

2019-01-02T05:12:24+00:00