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

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called Make responding to
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a complaint on the letters page that only childless women could succeed as artists. Off the top of my head, 301 Moved Permanently I immediately thought of half a dozen artists who disproved this rule and I interviewed them for a piece called A Woman’s Work. […]

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‘Sculpture’ v. sculpture

Among the least impressive legacies of arts administrators’ obsession with Modernism and its aftermath is the impossibility of predicting a work’s status solely from its appearance. You might form your own view about it, but

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you can’t predict what State
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Art’s opinion will 301 Moved Permanently be because there are no published criteria or guidelines for making such a judgement. You can’t second […]

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Multinational art

In the dash to internationalism the national is trampled underfoot, argues Laura Gascoigne. In November, Lund

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Humphries celebrated 75 years of publishing books 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, 301 Moved Permanently 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 301 Moved Permanently too squalid for Brand Tate, argues Laura Gascoigne. ‘Change the name and not the letter, change for the worse and not the better,’ ran the old wives’ saw on choosing a husband. Nowadays,


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the wider world of consumer choice, a change of name is almost always a 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 overlooked. ‘Part of me, the artist within me, has never left the

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trenches.’ So wrote the artist and poet David Jones about his service as
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a front line soldier in 301 Moved Permanently 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 is not as complimentary as the Tate 301 Moved Permanently thinks it is


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The Tate Britain show devoted to Sir Kenneth Clark – ‘Lord Clark of Civilisation’,

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as he came to be called – was a slightly strange phenomenon. It defined 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 The big new exhibition of Matisse’s Cut-Outs at 301 Moved Permanently Tate Modern in London is, certainly on the face of it, everything that a major museum of Modern and Contemporary


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Art should be

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doing. It is beautifully presented, very professionally curated, has 301 Moved Permanently an extremely thorough, […]

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

Lowry deserves treatment as

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a serious artist, though more usually such an approach is denied him because of, firstly, 301 Moved Permanently his suspiciously wide popularity and, secondly, what is mistakenly characterised as
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stylistic primitivism. A strong whiff of 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 from a recent editorial that when ‘we’ bought Yinka Shonibare’s Trafalgar Square bottle to stand outside the National 301 Moved Permanently Maritime Museum ten times more was paid for it than had ever been paid for a work by this artist at

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auction. That
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story of casual profligacy is now repeated in respect of inarticulate chancer Martin Creed, whose […]

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The Art Fund subverted: they were only playing leapfrog

The separate bodies 301 Moved Permanently contributing to State Art are now so

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interrelated, so cosily acquainted, their personnel so readily interchangeable and of identical mindset, that they might as well join forces. (…
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Liz Forgan is sacked from the Arts Council but remains a Trustee of the Art Fund; James Lingwood swallows his annual  million from the Arts Council and also sits […]