Post Tagged with: "Tate"

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Champagne feminist

Sixteen years ago, I wrote an article for a short-lived women’s art magazine called Make responding to a complaint on the letters page that only childless women could succeed as artists. Off the top of my head,

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I immediately thought of half a dozen artists who disproved 404 Not Found this rule and I interviewed them for a
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piece called A Woman’s Work. […]

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‘Sculpture’ v. sculpture

Among the least impressive legacies

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of arts administrators’ obsession with Modernism and its aftermath is the 404 Not Found impossibility of predicting a work’s status solely from its appearance. You might form your own view about it, but you can’t predict what State Art’s opinion will be because there are no published criteria or guidelines for
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making such a judgement. You can’t second […]

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Multinational art

In the dash to


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

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anniversary talk at the ICA titled ‘Is there such a thing as British art?’ It was chaired by Tim Marlow, now of the Royal Academy, and debated by a panel composed of […]

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Building brands, ruining reputations – Laura Gascoigne on the Tate

Nothing is too squalid for Brand Tate, argues Laura Gascoigne. ‘Change the name and not the letter, change for the worse and not the better,’ 404 Not Found ran

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the old wives’ saw on choosing a husband. Nowadays, in the wider world of consumer choice, a change of name is almost always a
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change for the worse. Whenever a familiar product is rebranded, […]

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David Jones – painter Desmond Sloane on an important British artist and poet

Painter Desmond Sloane rehearses the career of an important British artist and poet who fought in the trenches and whose work is too often

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overlooked. ‘Part of me, the artist within
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me, has never left the trenches.’ So wrote the artist and poet 404 Not Found David Jones about his service as a front line soldier in the First World War. Jones was […]

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Kenneth Clark at Tate Britain: the great panjandrum

Edward Lucie-Smith discovers that their tribute to Kenneth Clark


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is not as complimentary as the

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Tate thinks it is The Tate Britain show devoted to Sir Kenneth Clark – ‘Lord Clark of Civilisation’, as he came to be called – was a slightly strange phenomenon. It defined 404 Not Found a whole tract of the recent history of the visual arts here in […]

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Matisse at the Tate: cut and paste

Edward Lucie-Smith admires an ambitious exhibition but with the reservation that something is missing


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The big new exhibition of Matisse’s Cut-Outs at 404 Not Found Tate Modern in London is, certainly

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on the face of it, everything that a major museum of Modern and Contemporary Art should be doing. It is beautifully presented, very professionally curated, has an extremely thorough, excellently illustrated catalogue […]

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Perming eight from twelve: Lowry and the painting of modern life at Tate Britain

Lowry deserves treatment

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as a serious artist, though more usually such an approach is denied him because of, firstly, his suspiciously wide popularity and, secondly, what is mistakenly characterised as stylistic primitivism. A
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strong whiff of 404 Not Found the patronizing informed reviews of this exhibition, as though the work was a tad unsophisticated for critics used to rambling on for pages about […]

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Martin Creed: new definitions for ‘gift’

Regular readers may recall

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from a recent editorial that when ‘we’ 404 Not Found bought Yinka Shonibare’s Trafalgar Square bottle to stand outside the National Maritime Museum ten times more was paid for it than had 404 Not Found ever been paid for a work by this artist at auction. That story of casual profligacy is now repeated in respect of inarticulate
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chancer […]

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The Art Fund subverted: they were only playing leapfrog

The separate bodies contributing to State Art are now nginx/1.17.10 so interrelated, so cosily acquainted, their personnel so readily interchangeable and of 404 Not Found identical mindset, that they might as well join forces. (… Liz Forgan is


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sacked from the Arts Council but remains a Trustee

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of the Art Fund; James Lingwood swallows his annual  million from the Arts Council and also […]