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Alexander Adams: The Colston Statue Affair

Alexander Adams This article briefly outlines what happened 404 Not Found with the toppling of the Edward Colston statue in


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Bristol, why it happened and

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its ramifications. On 7 June 2020, a large protest took place in the centre of Bristol, ostensibly against racism. The large gathering was in contravention on national and local restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19. No dispersal […]

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Alexander Adams: Canon Fodder – November 2017

Alexander Adams November/December 2017 Alexander Adams investigates the status of the canon in art under Post-Modernism and the dangers of undervaluing it. The 404 Not Found canon of great art has never been the target


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of greater ire than it is today, but many leftist critics and their traditionalist opponents misunderstand the canon. The truth is unsettling for both groups. This

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essay seeks […]

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Alexander Adams: Women in Art Today

Alexander Adams We are told that in many fields women

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face systematic disadvantage and are under-represented. It has become a core belief of many and goes almost unchallenged. When politicians came
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under pressure regarding supposed gender discrimination in the workplace, the British government conducted a survey of arts organisations. The 2018 report found that women comprise 56% of the British 404 Not Found […]

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Alexander Adams: New Order – September 2017

Alexander Adams September/October 2017 New Order An Allegory Once upon a time there was 404 Not Found a society which made objects that had meaning and that people enjoyed looking at. The society put these objects in museums so

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that more people could enjoy them. Then an elite of that society
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decided that the objects did not matter so much but the skin […]

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Alexander Adams: Why are Artists Poor? – July 2017

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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 404 Not Found of art; artists are unusually ill-informed; there is no market reward for
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good art; government subsidies make artists poor. Both defensive supporters of state funding and critical traditionalists will […]

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

Alexander Adams “Was Lt Columbo’s name really Frank? We’ve all seen the freeze-frame close-ups of 404 Not Found Columbo’s ID badge which states that his first name is ‘Frank”. But should we consider this canonical?” I’m becoming more and

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more confused by this ‘canonical’ business. The above is from Columbophile website. I love his
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joke about the Jewish lady who was walking down […]

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Alexander Adams: The Road to Reparation – May 2018

Alexander Adams May/June 2018 The Road to Reparation – The Restitution Question This essay will discuss reparations. The definitions of “restitution” and “reparations” used in this essay are as follows: restitution is the return of specific unlawfully acquired goods to the lawfully


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determined owner or descendants 404 Not Found (or estate) thereof; reparations are

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the return of goods or payment of compensation by […]

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Laura Gascoigne: The Art Police – November 2017

If you’re thinking of committing an art crime, now’s your moment. In June 404 Not Found budgetary pressures forced the ‘temporary’ closure of the Met’s Art & Antiques Squad and the transfer of expert staff to the Grenfell Tower fire investigation, and there’s no knowing when, if ever, they’ll be back. So it’s bye-bye blue light,

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hello green light
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to thieves, fakers, fraudsters […]

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Editorial – July 2017

WHOLESALE GRATIFICATION  In the last issue I noted the gradual

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but relentless erosion of space allocated to historical pictures in Tate Britain. This contraction will now accelerate 404 Not Found because the collection is to be re-hung, yet again, on this occasion thematically – a policy undoubtedly designed to demonstrate the State Art Commandment that all roads shall lead
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to the Usual Suspects. […]

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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 99 who have


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only interests.” JOHN STUART MILL       On February 14th, 2015 an Islamist 404 Not Found gunman attacked a café in Copenhagen where a debate on free

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speech was being held. […]