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The hole of life

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson is spellbound by the radical achievement of Barbara Hepworth whose centenary year is celebrated by exhibitions at Tate ...

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Cruel and tender

Carter Ratcliff

What is the place of documentary photography in art? This is the central question raised by Tate's first major ...

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Snakes & ladders: The Cobra group, sons of the surrealists

Carter Ratcliff

Carter Ratcliff examines the legacy of COBRA, one of the 20th century's most important, though shortlived, artistic movements, whose ...

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Enlightening field: Andrea Zittel in the Mojave Desert

Terry Myers

Artist Andrea Zittel is best -known for making sculptural 'living units' in New York and Europe. For the latest installment ...

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The touch of Frost: Terry Frost and others at Tate St. Ives

Rod Mengham

No living painter is more central to the St. Ives aesthetic than Terry Frost, who first worked in the Cornish ...

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Resistor: Surrealist Roberto Matta interviewed before his death

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Just before his death last year at the age of 91, the artist, architect and progressive thinker Roberto Matta gave ...

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Days like these: British art survey

Tom Morton

With its sharp focus on contemporary life, recent history, and the very material of things, Tate Britain's triennial survey ...

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Pop daddy: The great Richard Hamilton on his early exhibitions

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Often called the intellectual father of Pop Art, Richard Hamilton is as active now as when he organized some of ...

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A reputation restored: The rediscovery of sculptor Ronald Moody

Guy Brett

Self-taught wood-carver Ronald Moody, a former dentist born in Jamaica, is revealed as one of Britain's most remarkable Modernist ...

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Man Ray laid bare

John Baxter

It's 1929 and avant-garde magazine Varits has a cash crisis. To the rescue, Man Ray and his muse, Kiki ...

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Artist project: Hello weed

Heidi Reitmaier

Michael Landy's meticulous etchings of urban foliage seem a dramatic departure for an artist best known for installations on ...

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Consuming passions

Liz Jobey

The ringing of tills has stimulated artists as much as it has mesmerised shoppers over the past century. Tate Liverpool ...

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Leon Golub

As a preview of Tate Modern's Beckmann retrospective, Golub gives us a personal account of his early encounters with ...

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Pearly queen

Richard Cork

Richard Cork extols the restraint that lies behind Tate Britain’s haunting Elizabethan masterpiece

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On the beach

Janet Webb

Tate Liverpool Member Janet Webb finds help as well as inspiration for her own work in Vanessa Bell’s painting Studland Beach

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Out of Africa

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Zarina Bhimji's new film on show at Tate Britain draws on her childhood memories. The writer and broadcaster Yasmin ...

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Art sans frontières: Constable to Delacroix

Sara Cochran

From Agincourt and Waterloo to Chirac and Blair, Britain and France share a history of wars and rivalries. But the ...

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Artist project: Matthew Barney

James Lingwood and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Perhaps the most complex work to have emerged in the last ten years, Matthew Barney’s sculpture, installations and five Cremaster ...

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Lights camera action: Real life at St. Ives

Adam Roberts

For a short time this autumn, British Modernist art at Tate St Ives makes way for art films and videos ...

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Studio: Christian Boltanski

Christian Boltanski

The big problem when you're an artist is that the times of creation don't come often. Most of ...