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  1. Article
    Jessica Lack

    Arts writer Jessica Lack looks at how jokes and satire have impacted the cultural politics of art

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    Jonathan Griffin

    The notion of the grotesque in art has been around for centuries, but it is currently being re-imagined, often with humour and a sense of the...

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    Marina Warner

    When Charles Dodgson – more widely known as Lewis Carroll – made drawings in the early 1960s for his book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, he was...

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    Sam Thorne

    Lewis Carroll demonstrated how inventive one could be with words and their meanings. Since the 1960s artists such as Mel Bochner, Bruce Nauman...

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    Cedar Lewisohn, Brian Griffiths, Paul Gravett, Simon Thorp

    Rude Britannia: British Comic Art:, Tate Britain’s forthcoming exhibition exploring the riotous history of humour in British visual culture over...

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    Harry Hill

    Painting is a hobby for me. My wife is a proper artist and tells me I’m not supposed to say that, but I’m not afraid of being looked down on. I’d...

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    Greg Tate

    The exhibition at Tate Liverpool, inspired by Paul Gilroy's influential book about the black diaspora, explores the history of black modernity...

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    George Baker, T.J. Demos, Kim Knowles, Jacqueline Matisse Monnier

    Appreciations on Duchamp, Man Ray and Picabia by Jacqueline Matisse Monnier, T.J. Demos, George Baker and Kim Knowles.

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    Lydie Fischer Sarazin-Levassor

    In 1927 Marcel Duchamp married Lydie Fischer Sarazin-Levassor. The wedding was filmed by Man Ray and attended by Picabia. Here, we publish an...

  10. Article
    Edward Platt

    Millais's early career was closely linked to his friendship with the Lemprière family. The teenage artist's desire for one of the daughters...

  11. Article
    John Miller

    ‘Your work is shit’ – the Italian artist Piero Manzoni was allegedly told by his father. In response to this slur, he came up with the idea of...

  12. Article
    Patrick Frey

    The diverse body of work created by the Fischli/Weiss collaboration ranges from polyurethane trompe l’oeil buckets to films of home-made rocket...

  13. Article
    Michael Bird, Anthony Frost, Andrew Lanyon, Rose Hilton

    For a few extraordinary years in the post-war era, the small town of St Ives was an art centre of international significance. While it was often...

  14. Article
    Ali Smith

    Two drawings by the underrated artist Leonora Carrington, purchased by Tate, go on display at Tate Modern for the first time.

  15. Article
    Nicolas Bourriaud

    The French art critic Nicholas Bourriaud examines the ways in which Pierre Huyghe enjoys upsetting traditional expectations of how art is perceived...

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    Alison M. Gingeras, Gisela Capitain, Roberto Ohrt, John Baldessari, Jutta Koether, Urs Fischer, Piotr Uklanski

    Alison M. Gingeras It would seem that Martin Kippenberger (1953–1997) is finally getting his due. Eight years after his premature death, his legacy...

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    Max Andrews

    Last year Tate bought Roman Ondák's Good Feelings in Good Times, which consists of a queue that can be staged at any time, and has already been ...

  18. Article
    Daniel Baumann

    Associated with the culture of refined abandon is the idea that art and alcohol are related, ending in tragically romantic self-destruction. Martin...

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    Mark Webber

    Morgan Fisher mixes cinematic history, autobiography and art historical references in his exploration of filmmaking. Mark Webber investigates how...