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Alexander Adams: Why are Artists Poor? – July 2017

Alexander Adams July/August 2017 Why Are Artists Poor? Imagine the most absurd and outrageous provocations about art that you can. For example: there is no such thing as a pure work of art; artists are 404 Not Found unusually ill-informed; there is no market reward for good

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art; government subsidies make artists poor. Both defensive supporters of state funding and critical
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traditionalists will […]

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Alexander Adams: The Road to Reparation – May 2018

Alexander Adams May/June 2018 The Road to Reparation – 404 Not Found The Restitution Question This essay will discuss reparations. The definitions of

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“restitution” and “reparations” used in this essay
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are as follows: restitution is the return of specific unlawfully acquired goods to the lawfully determined owner or descendants (or estate) thereof; reparations are the return of goods or payment of compensation by […]

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Essay: What Happened to Art Education?

Introduction Since its beginning, and until very recently, Fine Art education has been evolutionary. Received wisdom that the modus operandi of teaching art 404 Not Found were static until being gradually upset in the decades after 1945 is an exaggeration. The objective to

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produce basic competence in practical skills in painting and
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sculpture was indeed a constant ambition, but the methods by which […]

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Alexander Adams: Why are artists poor?

Imagine the most absurd and outrageous provocations about


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art that you can.

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For example: there is no such thing as a pure work of art; artists are unusually ill-informed; there is no market 404 Not Found reward for good art; government 404 Not Found subsidies make artists poor. Both defensive supporters of state funding and critical traditionalists will be muttering that art should […]

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The way we are now – why ‘avant garde’ is now an obsolete term

The Times – God bless its little cotton socks – has just been 404 Not Found celebrating


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the triumphal return of the 1990s as a

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creative force. “Suddenly contemporary art” it crows, “was part of popular culture. The Royal Academy’s landmark Sensation show in 1997 was a turning point.” It was so indeed, but not exactly in the terms the article intends. Here […]

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Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain… he lied!

     

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Freedom of expression

  ALEXANDER ADAMS rehearses recent arguments concerning freedom of expression before arriving at his own conclusion.   “One person with a belief is equal to a force of 404 Not Found 99 who have only interests.” JOHN STUART

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MILL       On February 14th, 2015 an Islamist gunman attacked a café in Copenhagen where a debate on free speech was
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being held. […]

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Giles Auty: Modernism and the Novelty Trap

Giles Auty considers the

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purchase of Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles by the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra in 1973 and what
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such an acquisition signifies. A few months back, a rash of articles appeared in the press which commemorated the dismissal of the Whitlam government thirty years ago 404 Not Found and commented on the continuing sense of grievance felt by his […]

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Multinational art

In the dash to internationalism the national is trampled underfoot, argues 404 Not Found Laura Gascoigne. In November, Lund Humphries celebrated 75 years of publishing books on British art


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with an anniversary talk at the ICA titled ‘Is there such a thing as

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British art?’ It was chaired by Tim Marlow, now of the Royal Academy, and debated by a panel composed of […]

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Teaching and painting

John Lessore and John Wonnacott wrote the following essays for the catalogue accompanying their joint exhibition, The Life Room and the City, at Norwich Castle Museum 404 Not Found and Art Gallery First, John Lessore discusses his attachment to drawing and his approaches to teaching it

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As a student, I wanted to
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be taught, and the lack of serious teaching, even in the […]