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Britain treasures the Parthenon marbles, but consider this: returned to Greece, could they be more valuable? | Charlotte Higgins
Politicians fear that handing back disputed items would asset-strip the British soul. The truth is, it might enrich us, says Charlotte Higgins, the Guardian’s chief culture writer

Charlotte Higgins

24, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Jenkin van Zyl on his death-defying art: ‘Setting myself on fire was idiotic. But the shot is amazing’
He makes films filled with gore, monsters and bizarre fetishes and looks like Mr Tumnus at a techno club. Could this prosthetics-wearing, jockstrap-clad raver be the UK’s most exciting new artist?

Hettie Judah

23, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Artist asks British Museum to return Assyrian treasure to Iraq in swap
Sculptor Michael Rakowitz says he will give his fourth-plinth bull to Tate Modern if Iraq can share custody

Matthew Weaver

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s a strange moment we live in’: MLK sculptor on backlash to monument
The Embrace, a 19-ton bronze depicting Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King and a love that helped change the world, has inspired praise, jokes and bile

Wilfred Chan

19, Jan, 2023 @3:25 PM

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Rachel Whiteread calls for end to Trafalgar Square fourth plinth sculptures
Artist says programme needs ‘rethink’ amid evidence that sculptors cannot find permanent homes for their work

Matthew Weaver

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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What happened to Trafalgar Square’s previous fourth plinth statues?
While most of the artworks are in storage, some went on tour and some have found permanent homes

Matthew Weaver

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Spain and the Hispanic World review – royals, chinchillas, bullfights and blood
A beautiful Velázquez, fascinating maps, glazed pottery from Muslim craftsmen … US collector Archer Huntington amassed stupendous works – but is there more to this show than the spoils of one man’s grand tour?

Adrian Searle

17, Jan, 2023 @5:08 PM

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Beuys’ dreams, bejewelled paintings and Avatar for art lovers – the week in art
The watercolours behind Beuys’ sculptures are revealed, Soheila Sokhanvari commemorates Iran’s feminist icons and Sahej Rahal creates a digital world

Jonathan Jones

13, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Ruth Asawa’s inspirational art lessons gave us a sense of the possible | Letter
Letter: Tim Hitchcock on the lifelong impact of what he learned as a child at the Alvarado School Arts Workshop in San Francisco

12, Jan, 2023 @5:47 PM

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I get knocked down: Leeds’ year of culture rises from the ashes of Brexit
Leeds’ bid to be European capital of culture was scuppered when Britain left the EU – but the city is carrying on regardless with dancing, barn-building and statues to local heroes

Robyn Vinter

10, Jan, 2023 @3:43 PM

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‘Art makes a person broader’: what sculptor Ruth Asawa knew that Rishi Sunak doesn’t
The British PM may believe that compulsory maths is the key to education – but Asawa showed a different path, armed with little more than flour and water

Katy Hessel

09, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘We should all try to be this sexy cockatoo’: a voluptuous sculpture’s ode to Australiana
In our series on artworks in Australian homes, Que Minh Luu shows us the supremely kitschy sculpture that makes her feel ‘almost patriotic’

Doosie Morris

07, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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