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The Handsome Pork-Butcher c.1924–6, c.1929–35 by Francis Picabia

This sardonic collage portrait of Raymond Poincaré, President and Prime Minister of the French Republic, was made with everyday objects ...

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Kiefer and Beuys: Cathexis and Cartharsis

Tate In Focus research project exploring Heroic Symbols 1969 by Anselm Kiefer, authored by Christian Weikop
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Conserving Mark Rothko’s Black on Maroon 1958: The Construction of a ‘Representative Sample’ and the Removal of Graffiti Ink

This paper describes the preparation of a ‘representative sample’ and the investigation and refining of the solvent system used to ...

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Girl in a Chemise c.1905 by Pablo Picasso

Picasso transformed an earlier painting of a boy to create this profile of a slender young woman. This paper uses ...

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Heroic Symbols Artist Books: Incubating Ideas

Tate In Focus research project exploring Heroic Symbols 1969 by Anselm Kiefer, authored by Christian Weikop
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‘Waste Dominion’, ‘White Warfare’, and Antarctic Modernism

This paper considers the historical coincidence of modernism and the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. In particular, it contextualises allusions ...

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New Media Art and the Gallery in the Digital Age

This paper examines some the changes that digital technology has wrought upon conceptions of space, time and culture, and how ...

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That Uncertain Object: David Sylvester’s Conception of Criticism as a Personal Affair

It has become almost routine to dismiss direct and ‘unmediated’ analyses of artworks but in this essay Brendan Prendeville argues ...

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From Over- to Sub-Exposure: The Anamnesis of Les Immatériaux: Landmark Exhibitions Issue

Les Immatériaux, Jean-François Lyotard’s and Thierry Chaput’s 1985 groundbreaking exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, is discussed ...

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All Play and No Work? A ‘Ludistory’ of the Curatorial as Transitional Object at the Early ICA

Using the idea of play to animate fragments from the archive of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, this paper draws ...

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Wavelength: On Drawing and Sound in the Work of Trisha Donnelly: Involuntary Drawing

This article considers the relationship between drawing and sound in the work of American artist Trisha Donnelly (born 1974). Against ...

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Nude Woman in a Red Armchair 1932 by Pablo Picasso

This sensual portrait of Picasso’s lover Marie-Thérèse Walter was painted at the artist’s Normandy estate in 1932. Picasso ...

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Drawing in the Dark: Involuntary Drawing

Susan Morris approaches the subject of involuntary drawing from the point of view of an artist trying to make a ...

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Towards Anarchitecture: Gordon Matta-Clark and Le Corbusier

Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978), who trained originally as an architect, is best known for his spectacular ‘building cuts’. These have ...

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Barbara Hepworth and Gimpel Fils: The Rise and Fall of an Artist-Dealer Relationship

Records held in the Gimpel Fils Gallery Archive in London shed new light on Barbara Hepworth’s relationship with her ...

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Screen Politics: Pop Art and the Atelier Populaire: GLOBAL POP

Examining the technical and symbolic impact of pop art on the posters produced at the Atelier Populaire during the events ...

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The Fig-Leaf 1922 by Francis Picabia

A sardonic attack on censorship and prudery, The Fig-Leaf provoked the conservative art establishment when it was exhibited in 1922 ...

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Art World, Network and Other Alloway Keywords

The British critic Lawrence Alloway (1926–1990) generated a new vocabulary for American art of the 1960s and 1970s. This ...