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Opinion: Stephen Heppell on the importance of arts education

Stephen Heppell

The arts need to be an integral part of the traditional set of subjects taught at schools if we want ...

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A careful concoction of 'push' and 'pull': Glenn Brown

Rochelle Steiner and Alison Gingeras

On the eve of Glenn Brown's solo exhibition at Tate Liverpool, Rochelle Steiner and Alison Gingeras talk about the enduring ...

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Action féminine: Valentine de Saint-Point

Adrien Sina and Sarah Wilson

Action Féminine: Adrien Sina and Sarah Wilson on Valentine de Saint-Point in Tate Etc. magazine

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Something borrowed, something new: René Magritte I

Neil Matheson

Magritte’s particular style of Surrealism, to be explored in a new show at Tate Liverpool, has become a favourite, with ...

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A liberation from the ordinary: Peter Fraser at Tate St Ives

John Burnside

A basket of crayons, a colourful conch, a pile of berries, two blue buckets on the floor. Peter Fraser’s photographs ...

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Modernists don't die in Ambleside: Schwitters in Britain at Tate Britain

Paul Farley

Was this the same Kurt Schwitters, founder of Merz, collaborator with Dadaists, Cubists and Constructivists, who won first, second and ...

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Welcome to his situation...: Tino Sehgal's Turbine Hall commission

Arthur Lubow

The work of the British-born German artist Tino Sehgal exists solely as a set of choreographed gestures and spoken instructions ...

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Damien Hirst at Tate Modern: The artist in conversation

Michael Bracewell

Since he was a young teenager, Damien Hirst has enjoyed visiting Tate. From his early fascination with William Blake to ...

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In the heat of the moment: Private View

Phyllida Barlow

‘I cannot work it out. I cannot resolve it. It is always different.’ An abstract sculpture of interlocking forged iron ...

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WOW!: Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at Tate Modern II

Nathan Dunne

Whaam! has been described as one of the most powerful monuments of 1960s Pop Art, and remains one of Tate's ...

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On the home front: Recent Acquisition: Margaret Harrison

Margaret Harrison

The pioneering feminist artist talks to Tate Etc.’s Mariko Finch about her 1977 piece Homeworkers, a politically potent work exploring ...

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Sculpture and the scalpel: Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings

Barbara Hepworth

Many of us are familiar with Barbara Hepworth’s drawings of surgeons and staff in operating theatres, which were done in ...

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The first abstract artist? (And it's not Kandinsky): Focus: Hilma Af Klint

Julia Voss

Wassily Kandinsky is generally regarded as the pioneer of abstract art. However, a Swedish woman called Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) ...

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Life transformed into the theatrical: Chagall at Tate Liverpool

A forthcoming exhibition at Tate Liverpool focuses on how Marc Chagall combined the Jewish folkloric painterly roots of his native ...

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Into the light: The EY Exhibition: Late Turner - Painting Set Free

Jonathan P Watts

The work of J.M.W. Turner has influenced a wide range of cinematographers, filmmakers and artists working with film over the ...

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How art changed my life

Raphael Oyelade

Art galleries and museums, as well as policy makers and educationalists, often talk about the need to encourage new young ...

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Out of the light, into the shadows: Tate Etc. Essay: Photograms

Jonathan Griffin

The photogram is an image made without a camera by placing an object directly on to the surface of a ...

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Television turns on itself: Gretchen Bender at Tate Liverpool

An exhibition of works by Gretchen Bender, the first ever in the UK, goes on display at Tate Liverpool from ...

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Extending bodies

Lisa Le Feuvre

How artists have explored and utilised prosthetic technologies both to satirise humanity and help in the quest to expand the ...

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Walking in unquiet landscapes

Robert Macfarlane

Other traditions run through depictions of the British landscape, below and beyond romantic idealisations. Here, Robert Macfarlane traces a history ...