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Preaching to the converted – Victoria and Albert Museum

It is understandable that, in current circumstances, major arts institutions should try to ally themselves with the more anarchic, contrarian elements in contemporary culture. Perhaps this is especially true of those </frameset> dealing <frame src="https://wanwang.aliyun.com/domain/parking"> with the contemporary visual arts, committed as these <frameset rows="100%"> still are to <body><script> the myth of ‘avant-gardism’. One problem that immediately presents itself, of course, is that <a href="https://wanwang.aliyun.com/domain/parking">link</a></body> this myth is [&hellip;]</p> </div><!-- /.entry --> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div><!-- #post-1389 --> <div class="clear"></div> <div id="post-1368" class="post"> <div class="post-content"> <span class="meta"> in <a href="http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk/?cat=7" rel="category">Essays</a>, <a href="http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk/?cat=1" rel="category">Uncategorized</a> </span> <h2 class="title"><a href="http://www.thejackdaw.co.uk/?p=1368" title="Permalink to Painting Now &#8211; an alternative view" rel="bookmark">Painting Now &#8211; an alternative view</a></h2> <div class="entry"> <p>Inspired by the lacklustre, boring <noframes> effort of </frameset> the Tate in their exhibition Painting Now, Edward Lucie-Smith nominates his own five painters Contemporary painting, <body><script> according to many critics and curators, is a dying art form. In the big <frameset rows="100%"> Biennales it <frame src="https://wanwang.aliyun.com/domain/parking"> gets pushed aside by more ‘relevant’ forms of expression – <a href="https://wanwang.aliyun.com/domain/parking">link</a></body> installation, video, achingly fashionable performance art. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> We are encouraged to go […]

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Beyond criticism

Laura Gascoigne demonstrates how Artbollocks is now recognised as a joke among almost everyone excepting the time-serving devotees of State link Art. In January the Guardian’s G2 section published an article by Andy