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Other worlds: William Blake

Katharine Stout

William Blake famously declared: “I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s.” His visionary work is on …

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The way things went: Fischli/Weiss III

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 …

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Uncle Walt and Salvador: Disney and Dalí

Roy Disney

Salvador Dalí as filmmaker? Roy Disney on the artist’s collaboration with his Uncle Walt

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A Study in denim: Peter Blake

Stephen Daniels

Upon its prize-winning appearance at the 1961 John Moores’ Exhibition in Liverpool, Peter Blake’s Self-Portrait with Badges 1961 rapidly became …

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‘You nourish yourself with everything you hate’: George Grosz

Mario Vargas Llosa

George Grosz gave a fantastic testimony of Berlin life during a terrible period, divided between fascism and communism. He was …

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The artist and the Emperor: J.M.W. Turner

Katharina Fritsch

During a visit to Tate Britain, Katharina Fritsch finds herself ‘sucked into’ the allure and eccentric character of J.M.W. Turner’s …

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Voice of the invisible: Doris Salcedo

Madeleine Grynsztejn

The social, historical and political landscape of Colombia and beyond has deeply informed the work of the artist who is …

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Out of the blue: Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures'

Jon Wozencroft

‘I first set my eyes on it one Saturday morning in Rough Trade in late June 1979. The record had …

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Figure it out: Tate Liverpool Rehang

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris interprets Tate Liverpool’s comprehensive rehang, and how it shows many of the works in the collection in a …

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Into no-man's land: Behind the curtain

John Burnside

In his second visit to the Tate archive, John Burnside reflects on the death certificate of Kurt Schwitters.

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The reversibility of the real: Pierre Huyghe

Nicolas Bourriaud

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

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I've never painted an abstract picture in my life

Kenneth Baker and Ben Luke

Howard Hodgkin in conversation

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Art, culture and camouflage

Roy R. Behrens

In 1896 the American artist Abbott H. Thayer published an article on how animals protected themselves with the use of …

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Mind fields: The changing landscape of Britain

Jonathon Porritt , Wim Wenders , Siobhan Davies , The Reverend Alan Walker , Richard A. Fortey , José Loosemore , Mark Avery , Michael Palin , Thomas Joshua Cooper , Rick Stein and David Matthews

Tate Etc. introduces eleven personal responses to artworks that reflect the changing face of a nation.

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Greek myth and the ghosts of Bexhill-on-Sea: Daria Martin

Olivia Plender

Olivia Plender looks at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, one of the first Modernist buildings of its kind …

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High fidelity: Malcolm Morley

Carter Ratcliff

Malcolm Morley was an early practitioner of superrealist painting. He then won the first Turner Prize in 1984 after having …

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Private pleasure for the public good?: Tate Modern Rehang

Kathy Halbreich , Max Hollein and Karsten Schubert

As Tate Modern completes its first comprehensive rehang, we bring together three art professionals with an insider’s view of the …

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Where abstraction and comics collide: Oskar Fischinger

Esther Leslie

Oskar Fischinger's animated films that were partly influenced by the poetic abstraction of Kandinsky's paintings were among the first to …

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An uncooked perspective on the nature of sex: Sarah Lucas

A.C. Grayling

Since her ironic Two Fried Eggs and a Kebab (1992), which delighted and enraged gallery goers in equal measure, Sarah …