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Gothic Romance and the Quixotic Hero:A Pageant for Henry Fuseli in 1783

Martin Myrone

Henry Fuseli (1741–1825) was one of the most inventive artists of his age, exploring the strange and fantastic in ...

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Unland: The Place of Testimony

Tanya Barson

Colombian artist Doris Salcedo (born 1958) addresses the themes of loss and bereavement in her sculpture Unland: audible in the ...

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On Painting: Art & Language

Michael Baldwin , Charles Harrison and Mel Ramsden

This paper was presented by members of Art & Language (Michael Baldwin, Charles Harrison and Mel Ramsden) at Tate Modern ...

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The Photographic Comportment of Bernd and Hilla Becher

Blake Stimson

Bernd and Hilla Becher first began their project of systematically photographing industrial structures in the late 1950s. This paper, first ...

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An 'overflowing, a richness & poetry': Joseph Cornell's Planet Set and Giuditta Pasta

Jennifer Mundy

The American artist Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) is famous for his allusive box constructions. This paper examines the history of ...

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Sir Anthony Van Dyck's Portraits of Sir William and Lady Killigrew, 1638

Karen Hearn

This paper discusses the painting of the courtier and writer Sir William Killigrew and the companion portrait of his wife ...

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Developing Strategies for the Conservation of Installations Incorporating Time-Based Media: Gary Hill’s Between Cinema and a Hard Place

Pip Laurenson

Strategies for the conservation of a complex installation by Gary Hill (born 1951) are discussed with special reference to the ...

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‘Are We as a Society Going to Carry on Treating People This Way?’ Michael Landy’s Scrapheap Services

Sean Rainbird

During the 1990s Michael Landy made four major installations, including Scrapheap Services, 1995. Although motivated by personal concerns, these installations ...

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Private view: Richard Dadd

Sigmar Polke

Richard Dadd was not only extremely well educated, he was on his way to becoming a full-blooded representative of Victorian ...

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I've got this strange feeling...: The uncanny

Mike Kelley and Jeffrey Sconce

Following Mike Kelley’s exhibition The Uncanny at Tate Liverpool, the artist and Jeffrey Sconce talk about Freud, the power ...

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Space stations: Museums

Peter Pakesch

Encounters: Peter Pakesch, director of the Kunsthaus Graz visits Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, and talks of the few museum ...

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Lives of the artists

Alison M. Gingeras

Flamboyant. Extravagant. Megalomanic. Alcoholic. Sexually obsessed. Manic-depressive. How important is persona in understanding an artist’s practice? By Alison Gingeras

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The perception of symmetry

Michael Bird

Michael Bird on notions of how symmetry, the Doppelgänger, duality and mirror images have played a part in the way ...

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A cut above the rest: Anne Chu

Linda Yablonsky

Anne Chu took a chainsaw to her work after a life-changing experience, and the 1996 show that resulted saw her ...

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Tate Etc. issue 1: Summer 2004

Tate Etc. issue 1; Summer 2004; online version of Tate's in-house magazine
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He is poetic, but...: Luc Tuymans

Adrian Searle , Paulina Olowska , Peter Doig and Chris Ofili

To coincide with the Luc Tuymans show at Tate Modern, the first large-scale exhibition of his work in the UK ...

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Juergen Teller , Elisabeth Robinson , Lisa Jardine and Martin Kemp

Juergen Teller, Elisabeth Robinson, Lisa Jardine and Martin Kemp reflect on a detail of a work in Tate Britain.

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Earthly delights: The art of the garden

Jemima Montagu

The Art of the Garden: Jemima Montagu explores the garden symbol all the way back to Eden, through the ‘close-locked ...

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Aesthetics of alienation: Edward Hopper II

Gregory Crewdson

Edward Hopper used to compare his paintings with cinematic frames. In turn, his scenes have inspired generations of filmmakers – from ...

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Behind the curtain

Paul Farley

Behind the curtain; Paul Farley in the Tate Archive; Tate Etc. magazine issue 1