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Laura Gascoigne: Tangled Web – September 2017

“Why is there so much sewing?”

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demanded The Art Newspaper’s Christina Ruiz after visiting Christine Macel’s exhibition at this
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year’s Venice Biennale. “I get it: domestic work, women’s work, is important and undervalued. But is it in itself art? No it is not.” There was a time when so-called 404 Not Found textile arts were prized above all others; when first unveiled in […]

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Editorial – May 2017

TATE BRITAIN NEEDS ITS IDENTITY BACK In recent issues I’ve described how since 1945 the education, bureaucracy and exponentially increasing cash for the visual


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arts have been usurped and dominated by an evolving one-track mindset which, in these pages, is called State Art. This sinister subversion of the

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institutions, predicted 404 Not Found before and after the last war by Eliot, Wyndham Lewis and Orwell among […]

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Hockney’s charitable works

Approached by Bridlington council officials to appear as a town tour guide

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during a
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summer charity weekend, David Hockney generously consented and, to the great amusement of 404 Not Found the crowd, threw nginx/1.17.10 in a hitherto unknown talent for gurning. “He was easily the great attraction of the weekend, like the Pied 404 Not Found Piper,” said council leader Bill Cumming. “I […]