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Hepworth’s soothing sounds transport you – Yorkshire Sculpture International review
An alternative audio tour of Barbara Hepworth’s works is pure poetry, while digital ghosts from slave voyages haunt us. But is there enough sculpture?

Hannah Clugston

21, Sep, 2021 @11:05 AM

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‘Find freedom in the music’: City of Melbourne to release 40 albums as part of arts revival program
Lockdowns have paused live performance, but that hasn’t stopped the city council’s Flash Forward program from rolling out new music

Nick Buckley

07, Sep, 2021 @12:05 AM

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Snakes, spirits and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: São Paulo Biennial makes defiant stand in Brazil’s culture wars
As the Bolsonaro government stokes divisions, the art festival offers a pointedly diverse and inclusive programme, including sculptures by the late dub reggae legend

Oliver Basciano

06, Sep, 2021 @4:14 PM

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From Hokusai to Himid: the unmissable art and architecture of autumn 2021
Hokusai explodes into Britain, Sebastião Salgado paddles up the Amazon, Lubaina Himid gets a retrospective – and an eccentric postmodern bath finally opens to the public

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones , Oliver Wainwright and Sean O’Hagan

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Tsitsi Dangarembga’s next work won’t be read by anyone until 2114
The Zimbabwean writer joins authors including including Margaret Atwood and Ocean Vuong who have agreed to lock away new writing in the Future Library

Alison Flood

25, Aug, 2021 @6:00 PM

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‘Come on this journey with me’: Elaine Mitchener, Britain’s boldest vocalist
Classically trained with a three-octave range, the genre-exploding performer dissolves her voice into astonishing gasps and stutters to confront the horror of colonial history

Jennifer Lucy Allan

20, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Stuffed Tokyo super-rats and Isaac Julien’s abolition hero – the week in art
A vibrant survey of the Olympic capital in art and a 10-screen video devoted to anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

30, Jul, 2021 @12:22 PM

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Rocket from the crypt! Phyllida Barlow on her Highgate cemetery sculpture
The sedate graveyard, full of classical colonnades, has been given an injection of colour and fun by art’s great late starter. She talks about her new installation – and using the pandemic to reflect

Claire Armitstead

22, Jul, 2021 @11:39 AM

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Run from the flaming van of the apocalypse! Folkestone Triennial review
With its line-dancers, good behaviour zones and abstract skatepark, the Kent extravaganza is big on fun. So thank goodness for the incendiary installations hammering us with home truths

Jonathan Jones

20, Jul, 2021 @4:39 PM

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‘He punched you in the stomach with horror’: the genius of Christian Boltanski
The great French conceptual artist, who has died at 76, was the conscience of contemporary art. His monuments to atrocities were huge and all-encompassing, awakening us to the suffering of others

Jonathan Jones

15, Jul, 2021 @3:08 PM

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Would you pay £63 for a chicken? The artist who built a street to show house price madness
When Doug Fishbone came across an abandoned apartment complex in Cork, he decided to recreate it in a gallery – to highlight everything that’s wrong with our property-fuelled financial system

Oliver Wainwright

14, Jul, 2021 @2:43 PM

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Black artists take Britain’s pulse – and pose as Grace Jones: Untitled at Kettle’s Yard review
Colonialism, sexuality and impersonating Grace Jones are among the subjects in a show in which 10 artists don’t so much explore Black British identity as question our era

Kadish Morris

14, Jul, 2021 @12:51 PM

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