Art and design

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Dunkirk’s camps – in pictures
Guardian photographer David Levene visited northern France after twenty-seven people drowned in the Channel last week as they attempted to make the perilous crossing from France to Britain across busy shipping lanes in a dinghy that deflated in the open sea.

David Levene

01, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Hank Willis Thomas: ‘The slave era is not something that is in the past’
The artist discusses his new exhibition which mixes American flags with prison uniforms to examine whether the land of the free is really free for all

Dream McClinton

01, Dec, 2021 @6:49 AM

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All hail Cat Jesus! The fantastic feline artist behind Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest biopic
Louis Wain’s endearing drawings of lovable cats made him a star of the Victorian era – but his work morphed into intense, delirious visions as his mental health fell apart

Jonathan Jones

30, Nov, 2021 @1:06 PM

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From Olafur Eliasson to Gerhard Richter: the art show aiming to unite Europe
Diversity United is a travelling exhibition featuring work by 100 living artists from 34 countries – seeing this monument to liberal values moved our writer to tears

Dale Berning Sawa

30, Nov, 2021 @11:57 AM

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Forgotten women and Indigenous painters: the best podcasts to teach you about art
Whether it is contemporary stars or overlooked artists from the past – if you want to learn more about art, there’s a podcast for that

Dale Berning Sawa

30, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Life Between Islands review: displaying the power and passion of Caribbean-British art
Resistance and defiance and celebrations, arrivals, departures and returns: from photographs of protests to a Union Black flag, this timely show is an unmissable testament to creativity

Adrian Searle

29, Nov, 2021 @6:38 PM

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John Sankey obituary
Other lives: Diplomat who became UN permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva

Ann Turner

29, Nov, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Suzanne Lacy: What Kind of City? review – art that breaks down borders
The US artist’s projects have helped raise cleaners’ wages and shone a spotlight on unpaid labour. Would this insightful show have the same energy?

Hannah Clugston

29, Nov, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Curator of Tate Caribbean-British exhibition says UK museums must face up to past
Life Between Islands features artists of Windrush generation and explores Black power movement in UK

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

29, Nov, 2021 @10:50 AM

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Buildings this good should be available everywhere: Oxford unveils two new quads
From its big, sheltering roof to its little desk windows, Alison Brooks’s new quad for Exeter College is a tour de force that puts people first

Rowan Moore

28, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Lubaina Himid review – a promise unfulfilled
Spectacle and passion feel strangely neutralised in this immersive retrospective from the engaging Turner prize-winner

Laura Cumming

28, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Lucian Freud painting denied by artist is authenticated by experts
The artist insisted he did not paint Standing Male Nude, but three specialists have concluded it is his work

Dalya Alberge

28, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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