Robert Mapplethorpe

The National Endowment for the Arts is safe for now; Vito Acconci has passed away aged 77

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Race, sexuality and portraiture

Manifesta announces its line-up and Bobby Miller brings charges against the Mapplethorpe Foundation: the latest news from the art world

Dietrich Lubs designed Braun BNC002 travel alarm clock, 2010, first issued in 1987. Courtesy: Braun

New technology and endangered objects