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From brutal Dubuffet to nice guy Nero: what to see as art exhibitions open
As galleries reopen their doors, we preview a visual feast that includes Rodin, Eileen Agar, Paula Rego, Matthew Barney – and an out-of-body experience in Liverpool

Adrian Searle and Jonathan Jones

14, May, 2021 @3:29 PM

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Heather Phillipson brings her ‘parallel planet’ to Tate Britain
When gallery reopens on Monday, artist says she will not be ‘inviting people in to be comfortable’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

14, May, 2021 @1:05 PM

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To infinity and beyond: the spectacular sensory overload of Ryoji Ikeda’s art
Incandescent light, the thud of Kyoto nightclubs, particle physics … it all goes into Ryoji Ikeda’s extraordinary sensory symphonies. He talks about his upcoming show at 180 The Strand

Cleo Roberts-Komireddi

09, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Clearing the dancefloor: how club culture became a museum piece
In the pandemic, nightclubs have been turned into exhibition spaces, switching the craze for museums evoking clubs. It’s throwing fresh perspective on what dancing is even for

Holly Dicker

05, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The smallest gay bar in Leeds: ‘don’t worry, there’s room to dance!’
With queer spaces shrinking at a dramatic rate, artist Lucy Hayhoe’s installation invites you on a night out for one and asks: what makes a place gay?

Kate Wyver

28, Apr, 2021 @9:31 AM

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‘It’s the gallery staff I worry about’: Damien Hirst’s Gagosian takeover – review
Gagosian Britannia, London
Part of a year-long residency at the gallery, the artist’s initial show, with Coke vending machines, rubbish bags and cow’s tongues a-lolling, is dispiriting

Adrian Searle

13, Apr, 2021 @11:24 AM

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If you like salmon, don't read this: the art duo exposing a booming £1bn market
Farmed salmon can end up deformed, blind, riddled with sea lice and driven to eat each other. Eco art activists Cooking Sections are highlighting their plight – and getting Tate to change its menus

Andrew Dickson

04, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The National review – major showcase of new Australian art gets third and final instalment
Held across Sydney’s three major galleries since 2017, it would be a shame for an exhibition series with so much potential to end here

Andrew Frost

29, Mar, 2021 @12:55 AM

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Honey, they shrunk the art … top artists create works for tiny gallery
Creative giants from Hirst to Hambling have produced masterpieces a few centimetres across for a scaled-down show

Vanessa Thorpe

28, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Tights! Spatulas! Action! The madcap world of chain reaction videos
Need your hair cut? Cake served? No problem! Lockdown has led millions to discover the work of Joseph Herscher and friends, whose absurdly complicated ‘labour-saving’ machines reveal the potential for magic in the everyday

Catherine Shoard

17, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Patti Smith: 'As a writer, you can be a pacifist or a murderer'
As she prepares to ring in 2021 with a performance on screens at Piccadilly Circus, the punk poet explains why she’s optimistic amid the ‘debris’ of Trump’s years in office

Fiona Sturges

29, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The best art of 2020: Picasso's doodles, queer South Africa and gory Gentileschi
Pablo showed his devilish side, Zanele Muholi captured queer lives in South Africa and Artemisia Gentileschi offered a savage ride through suffering and rage. Our critics rank their top shows

Adrian Searle and Jonathan Jones

26, Dec, 2020 @12:00 AM

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