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Amidst a very British revolution, Tate stirs nostalgia (or not) for the USSR
May26

Amidst a very British revolution, Tate stirs nostalgia (or not) for the USSR

Britain is in the swing of a general election (8 June 2017) billed by some as a revolution, not only because of the contestants’ clashes over ideologically charged prescriptions to the country’s current ills but also due to a looming crisis with the European Union. In comes Tate with its timed intervention, albeit coincidental, with  the installation of Erik Bulatov’s monumental satirical steel sculpture Forward...

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What’s there to celebrate: Caravaggio’s sumptuous legacy
Oct11

What’s there to celebrate: Caravaggio’s sumptuous legacy

The highs and lows of Caravaggio’s life are well known, notoriously so even, but his influence on the work of contemporary European artists, including those who emulated him without ever meeting him, has been less apparent. Beyond Caravaggio at the National Gallery, London, serves as a timely corrective and shines a welcome and indeed instructional light on the tremendous inspirational force that was Michelangelo Merisi da...

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4 vie for Turner Prize 2014

The Turner Prize 2014 exhibition opens at Tate Britain 30 September 2014 and will be on view to 4 January 2015. The artists vying for the 30th Turner Prize, Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell, were shortlisted earlier this year.  The winner of the GBP 40,000 prize will be announced live on Channel 4 by British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on 1 December. James Richards is showing Rosebud 2013, where filmed...

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