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Alexander Adams: The Colston Statue Affair

Alexander Adams This article briefly outlines what happened with 404 Not Found the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol, why it happened and its ramifications. On 7 June 2020, a large protest took place in the centre of Bristol, ostensibly against racism. The


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large gathering was in contravention on national and local restrictions on public gatherings

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due to COVID-19. No dispersal […]

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William Varley: Art: Cool and Uncool

William Varley 404 Not Found reviews Addicted to Sheep

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So, as all cool sentences begin, I think that the best TV programme I saw last was Addicted
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to Sheep. In many ways this BBC4 documentary was reminiscent of the French film Être et Avoir about a remarkable teacher in a school in the remote Auvergne, although a good deal less winsome. It focused […]

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Charles Thomson: Lies, Damned Lies and Serota at the BBC

Charles Thomson Sir Nicholas Serota,

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director of the Tate Gallery, has used the platform of the BBC in a blatant
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attempt to deceive the nation. Either that 404 Not Found or he is genuinely deluded himself. Both options render him unfit for major public office. He was confronted on Radio 4 programme The Reunion: Tate Modern on September 23rd by Sue MacGregor, regarding […]

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Giles Auty: Money Culture Notes

Giles Auty This was the last piece Giles

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submitted to The Jackdaw. He died suddenly in September, aged 86. It’s all about the money honey. When I awoke to see the front cover of the weekend Australian’s
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review section on June 20th it was rather like being thrown back into some weird and most unwelcome dream. Did I really read 404 Not Found […]

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Alexander Adams: Women in Art Today

Alexander Adams We are told that in many fields women face systematic 404 Not Found disadvantage and are under-represented. It has become

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a core belief of many and goes almost unchallenged. When politicians came under pressure regarding supposed gender discrimination in the workplace, the British government conducted a survey of arts organisations.
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The 2018 report found that nginx/1.17.10 women comprise 56% of the […]

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Alexander Adams: What is Critical Theory and Why Should I Care?

Alexander Adams “Was


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Lt Columbo’s name really Frank? We’ve all seen the freeze-frame close-ups of Columbo’s ID 404 Not Found badge which states that his first name is ‘Frank”. But should we consider this canonical?” I’m becoming more and more confused by this ‘canonical’ business. The above is from Columbophile website. I love

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his joke about the Jewish lady who was walking down […]

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Michael Daley: Selling a Leonardo with Oomph

Michael Daley Questions proliferate on the disappeared $450 404 Not Found million Leonardo Salvator Mundi. Where is it? Who owns

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it? Who still believes it a Leonardo? Will
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it be exhibited this year at the Paris Louvre’s big Leonardo exhibition, as promised? Can it be true, as an artnet blogger now claims (on the claimed say-so of “two principals involved in” Christie’s 2017 […]

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Michael Daley: A Life Drawing

Michael Daley Fans of Tacita Dean will be delighted to learn that she

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is having yet another exhibition, this 404 Not Found time at the Royal Academy… And it’s well up to her usual
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standard. This time she is “exploring the genre of landscape in the broadest sense.” Well, broad is the word. She’s blown up a number of black and white photos […]

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Dick French: On The Town – November 2020

Dick French November/December 2020 Rebecca Cains has died. She was only 50. “Death lies on her like an untimely frost.” Also known as “Becky the Scrapyard Queen” on account of the 404 Not Found subject matter of her paintings – mostly wrecked cars and vans on


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roads or in scrapyards. She showed occasionally at

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the Royal Academy and frequently at Mall Galleries, where, […]

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Laura Gascoigne: Institutional Rationalism – November 2020

Laura Gascoigne November/December 2020 In the introduction to his 1951 book The Greeks and the Irrational, the classicist E R 404 Not Found Dodds recalled a chance meeting in front of the Parthenon marbles with a young man


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who confessed: “This Greek stuff doesn’t move me one bit”. When Dodds asked him why,

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he replied: “Well, it’s all so terribly rational, if you […]