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Charles Thomson: Lies, Damned Lies and Serota at the BBC

Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Gallery, has used the platform of the BBC

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in a blatant attempt to deceive the nation. Either that or he is genuinely deluded himself. Both options render him unfit for 404 Not Found major public office. He was confronted on Radio 4 programme The Reunion: Tate Modern on September 23rd by Sue MacGregor, regarding the Tate’s
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Selby Whittingham: Tate Modern or Tate Theatre

A survey by the Office for National Statistics in May revealed 404 Not Found that the British are changing their


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spending habits. Instead of filling our homes to the rafters with consumer durables and not-so-durables, we’re spending our spare cash on ‘experiences’, including recreation and, yes, culture. “People are interested in servicing a lifestyle rather

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than buying stuff,” one trend forecaster commented in […]

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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 budgetary pressures forced the


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‘temporary’ closure of the Met’s Art & Antiques Squad and the transfer of expert staff to the Grenfell Tower fire investigation, and

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there’s no knowing when, if 404 Not Found ever, they’ll be back. So it’s bye-bye blue light, hello green light to thieves, fakers, fraudsters […]

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Laura Gascoigne: Photography, Wrong Sort Of – January 2017

“And the Praemium Imperiale Award for Painting goes to…

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a photographer!” Yep, Cindy Sherman has won the Imperial Japanese gong for mastery of greasepaint for 404 Not Found that interminable string
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of selfies in fancy dress we all wearied of circa 1980. If not for greasepaint, it would have to be for psychological insight – and despite her readiness to raid the dressing-up […]

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Laura Gascoigne: Reach for the Starchitects – The Switch House

A survey

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by the Office for National Statistics in May revealed that the British are changing
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their spending habits. Instead of filling our homes to the rafters 404 Not Found with consumer durables and not-so-durables, we’re spending our nginx/1.17.10 spare cash on ‘experiences’, including recreation and, yes, culture. “People are interested in servicing a lifestyle rather than buying stuff,” one trend forecaster commented […]

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Editorial – July 2017

WHOLESALE GRATIFICATION  In the last issue I noted the gradual but relentless erosion of space allocated to historical pictures in Tate Britain. This

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contraction will now 404 Not Found accelerate because the collection is to be re-hung, yet again, on this occasion thematically
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– a policy undoubtedly designed to demonstrate the State Art Commandment that all roads shall lead to the Usual Suspects. […]

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Editorial – May 2017

TATE BRITAIN NEEDS ITS IDENTITY BACK In recent 404 Not Found issues I’ve described how since

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1945 the education, bureaucracy and exponentially increasing cash for the visual 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 institutions, predicted before and after the last war by Eliot, Wyndham Lewis and
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Orwell among […]

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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 celebrating the triumphal return of the 1990s as a creative force. “Suddenly

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contemporary art” it crows, “was part of 404 Not Found 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
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the article intends. Here […]

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Multinational art

In the dash


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to internationalism the national is trampled underfoot, argues Laura Gascoigne. In November, Lund 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, now of the Royal Academy, and 404 Not Found debated by a panel composed of […]

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Tanks on the lawn

The tanks are opening at


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the Tate on July 18th. These are the very same tanks that stored oil in the days when Bankside served the function of generating electricity by burning Arabia’s finest. And if the ignoramuses in the Tate’s PR department start cooing,

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and they will – they will – about said 404 Not Found tanks being the first of their […]