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Turner (Prize) and hooch

Forget Islamic State, forget Scottish independence, forget Ukraine, only one news story should be on Radio 4 right now: Turner Prize nominations. That this annually unmomentous occasion is upon us once again reflects chiefly the fact that Tate Britain has decided not to axe it, despite assiduously chopping away at the rest of its contemporary programme (remember Art Now? 478 more words

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The triennial art funding bunfight

It’s Arts Council Cuts time again, the new Tory-led programme to get the arts off public subsidy and onto private funding, and, in the process, create virtually out of nowhere a brand-new job opportunity for posh girls in the arts: development officer for struggling art spaces. 511 more words

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Hix'n'Pix

Is everything old new again?

Further to our last post, we received word that Mark Hix is opening up a restaurant called Tramshed in a former tram electricity station on Rivington Street in Shoreditch, just opposite Rivington Grill. 418 more words

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Warts 'n' all

One of the DLR’s raisons d’être is that we maintain there is often an overlap between the worlds of art fairs and warfare. Wartfare, perhaps. 451 more words

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Mappa mia!

With everyone wrestling their way out of Afghanistan faster than you can say ‘nobody’s a winner here’ (so, not that fast after all), it seems fitting to think about Alighiero e Boetti — the Italian Arte Povera artist who travelled often in the 1970s and 80s to that country and used Afghan weavers to create his signature tapestries, on view now at… 808 more words

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Cat got your tongue. What tongue?

We adore Hilary Lloyd’s work, and if we were a betting anthropoid we’d put our money on her for the Turner Prize, which is announced in two weeks. 540 more words

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The long arm of the metaphor

Having realised that there’s no place like Dalston, a fact already appreciated by moustachioed hipsters, hooded rioters and burly Turks, Argentine artist Amalia Pica returns from the Americas to her chosen new home to sit down with the DLR. 1,534 more words

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