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‘Rural life is being written out’: Gauri Gill on photographing India’s forgotten people
From cobra-headed deities behind tills to the farmers who invaded Delhi, set up camp and stayed for a year, these uncompromising images reveal a side to the country that is rarely seen

Dale Berning Sawa

22, May, 2023 @3:01 PM

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Eruptions, explosions and a sexually explicit hoover: V&A Photography Centre review
Stretching from the 1840s to the present, this dazzling collection captures two centuries of art, war, disasters, transport, technology – and boasts some beautifully moving portraits

Chloë Ashby

22, May, 2023 @12:11 PM

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Recognition at last for male divas. But if Elton John qualifies, why not Drake – or Kendall Roy? | Rachel Aroesti
A new V&A exhibition sweeps aside connotations of misogyny and scorn. Let’s hope the diva’s joyful silliness survives, says the pop culture writer Rachel Aroesti

Rachel Aroesti

13, Apr, 2023 @3:31 PM

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V&A’s Diva show uses costumes and artefacts to celebrate female creativity
Dresses worn by Marilyn Monroe, Maria Callas – and Elton John’s 50th birthday costume – feature in London exhibition

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

11, Apr, 2023 @11:01 PM

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V&A Chanel exhibition to feature 200 looks across seven decades
Blockbuster to include origin story of famous tweed suit and not gloss over controversial wartime past

Jess Cartner-Morley

23, Mar, 2023 @1:35 PM

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Runner-up: Observer/Anthony Burgess prize for arts journalism 2023 – Cerise Louisa Andrews on Hallyu! The Korean Wave
V&A, London
This wide-ranging celebration of South Korean culture is a psychedelic experience where future and tradition jostle

Cerise Louisa Andrews

05, Mar, 2023 @9:59 AM

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Museums should take their art on the road | Letters
Letters: The whole country should have access to prestigious collections based in London, says David Kennedy, while Pete James and Peter and Christine Nias remember mobile museums in South Yorkshire and Namibia respectively

01, Mar, 2023 @5:26 PM

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Watch that man: V&A lands huge archive of David Bowie memorabilia
Public will have access to more than 80,000 items from the star’s handwritten lyrics to set designs in dedicated new centre

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

23, Feb, 2023 @6:01 AM

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Donatello review – the Robert Mapplethorpe of the Renaissance
Everywhere you look, Donatello breaks the rules at this showcase of some of his most sublime sculptures

Jonathan Jones

08, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance – a once-in-a-lifetime show
The UK’s forthcoming Donatello exhibition will capture the Florentine artist’s revolutionary genius for perspective, male beauty and, above all, empathy

Laura Cumming

05, Feb, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Was Donatello the first artist in history to express a queer identity?
The sculptor lived at a time when you could be burned at the stake for homosexuality. Yet, as an exhibition of his work hits London, the evidence that he was openly gay seems increasingly convincing

Jonathan Jones

01, Feb, 2023 @10:31 AM

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The Guardian view on the Benin bronzes: leading the way home | Editorial
Editorial: The swelling international tide in favour of returning looted artefacts cannot be ignored by Britain’s national museums


08, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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