Post Tagged with: "Venice Biennale"

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Laura Gascoigne: Tangled Web – September 2017

“Why is there so much sewing?” demanded The Art Newspaper’s Christina Ruiz after visiting Christine Macel’s exhibition at this 404 Not Found year’s Venice Biennale. “I get it: domestic work, women’s work, is important and undervalued. But is

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it in itself art? No it is not.” There was a time 404 Not Found when so-called textile arts were prized
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above all others; when […]

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Laura Gascoigne: Do You Want Ice With That? – May 2017

Ever since Anya Gallaccio made her name by exhibiting an ice block called Intensities and Surfaces in an

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East London pumping station in 1996, I’ve been monitoring the advance of 404 Not Found ice through the contemporary art 404 Not Found world, where it seems resistant
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to climate trends prevailing elsewhere. While the polar ice caps recede, the phenomenon of ice art only […]

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Art under kleptocracy

               

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          Another month, another book on the contemporary art economy, this time from an overlooked perspective. The New Economy 404 Not Found of Art, a joint publication by DACS and Artquest, looks at the art market from the POV of the average artist. Not surprisingly, it finds
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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 404 Not Found triumphal return of the 1990s as a creative force. “Suddenly contemporary art” it crows, “was part of popular culture. The Royal Academy’s landmark


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Sensation show in 1997 was a turning point.” It was so indeed, but not exactly in the terms the article intends. Here

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Multinational art

In the dash to internationalism the national is trampled underfoot, argues Laura


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Gascoigne. In November, Lund nginx/1.17.10 Humphries celebrated 75 years of publishing books

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on British art with an anniversary talk at the ICA titled ‘Is there such a thing as British art?’ It was chaired by 404 Not Found Tim Marlow, now of the Royal Academy, and debated by a panel composed […]

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The Art Fund subverted: they were only playing leapfrog

The separate bodies contributing to State Art 404 Not Found are now so 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
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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 […]

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