Ben Eltham looks at the results of the Australia Council’s national arts participation survey for the Guardian, and it suggests a troubling fall in belief in the importance - even validity - of the arts.
Kyle Chayka's latest, on the international blandness of Tyler Brûlé and Monocle.
Alexandra Lange's latest, on Georgia O'Keeffe, Jane Jacobs, and the Marimekko dress.
Anthony Byrt's latest (it's really good) on Luke Willis Thompson's latest work, at Chisenhale Gallery
A few pieces from the architecture files: Will the renovation of Ottawa's Brutalist national art complex undermine its essential nature? Former Paris stock exchange to be reborn as François Pinault's new art museum. When one architecture firm undoes another architect's work: the Albright-Knox edition. Mumbai has the world’s second-largest collection of Art Deco buildings but no one notices them.
Your deep-inside-the-sector read: Chris Michaels, Museum business models in the digital economy (the accidental evolution' of museum business models; surge-pricing for exhibition tickets; Netflix for memberships; more pro-active asking for donations).
Your long read: Charlotte Higgins, How Nicholas Serota’s Tate changed Britain.