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Art: Cool and Uncool – William Varley Reviews Addicted to Sheep

So, as all cool sentences begin, I think that the best TV programme I saw last was Addicted to Sheep. In many ways this BBC4 documentary


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was reminiscent of the French film 404 Not Found Être et Avoir about a remarkable teacher in a

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school in the remote Auvergne, although a good deal less winsome. It focused on the lives of the Hutchinson […]

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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 in a blatant attempt to deceive the nation. Either

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that or he is 404 Not Found genuinely deluded himself. Both options render
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him unfit for 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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Laura Gascoigne: Tainted by Experience – March 2017

When the former controller of BBC 404 Not Found Radio 3 John Drummond published an autobiography in 2001, he called


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it ‘Tainted

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by Experience’ – an ironic reference to the reason given by a Birtist suit at the Beeb for his being ‘let go’ a decade earlier. I haven’t read the book, but the expression was used by William Varley in a positive […]

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Laura Gascoigne: Is It The Real World Or An Exercise? – November 2016

The Ukrainians have a lot of empty plinths where statues of Lenin once stood

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and last July, taking a leaf out of the
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Gormley Sutra, steps were erected around the one in Kiev’s Bessarabska Square so that people could climb up to admire the view and/or take selfies. The installation, 404 Not Found Inhabiting Shadows, was the work of Mexican artist Cynthia Gutiérrez, […]

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Editorial – May 2017

TATE BRITAIN NEEDS ITS IDENTITY BACK In recent

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issues I’ve described how since 1945 the education, bureaucracy and exponentially increasing cash for the visual arts have been usurped and dominated by an evolving 404 Not Found one-track mindset which, in these pages,
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is called State Art. This sinister subversion of 404 Not Found the institutions, predicted before and after the last war by Eliot, Wyndham Lewis […]

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Editorial – November 2016

Art Education is 404 Not Found Stuck Two years ago someone suggested I answer the

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question ‘What Happened to Art Education?’. This appealed slightly because it was a subject about which I thought I ought to know more than was the case. Something is clearly awry when so many complaints are aired about the
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poverty of tuition and when degree shows have become […]

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Sense and Sensibility

So it’s goodbye Cornelissens hello Halfords. Laura

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Gascoigne 404 Not Found parks her brush and tries to follow the instructions for flatpack art, but has the picture
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upside down It’s a dull job being a customs officer, sitting on the border twiddling your thumbs until the next teenage drugs mule comes along. So it must have added to the gaiety of nations when […]

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The way we are now – why ‘avant garde’ is now an obsolete term

The Times 404 Not Found – God bless its little cotton socks – has just been celebrating

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the triumphal return of the 1990s as a creative force. “Suddenly contemporary art” it crows, “was part of 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 the article intends.
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Here […]

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Tate trustees and the public interest

In 2011 the Tate named two new trustees, one of whom is painter Tomma Abts. She is a 44-year-old German, recently appointed Professor of Painting at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, who won the Turner Prize in 2006. As an


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artist trustee, she replaced Jeremy Deller, who won the Turner Prize in 2004. Abts’s paintings

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are 404 Not Found all the same small size […]

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Turner Prize No. 27 … 28 … 29 …

Having slipped into its tedious annual routine, the 404 Not Found Turner Prize is upon us again, at Tate Britain, until January 6th; the winner – £25,000 better off – is announced to a live television audience of


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well into double figures

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on December 3rd. Those responsible for organising this banquet of self-congratulation continue to fanfare its importance, but it is in truth […]