Video art

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Getting over a breakup? Critics pick music, books, games and more to help
Heartbreak is the ailment, could culture be the cure? Our critics’ suggestions to help ease your pain – or channel your angst

Jenessa Williams, Justine Jordan, Keza MacDonald, Peter Bradshaw and Jonathan Jones

11, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Delights of an Undirected Mind review – a hypersexualised hypnotic acid trip
Carnal claymation characters share exhibition space with lush silk paintings, shocking sculpture and a vast tapestry in which you are an exploding goat

Millie Walton

10, Aug, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Grief, loss and resurrections at Edinburgh art festival – review
Alongside calm reflections by Sekai Machache and Frank Walter are shows that engage with 21st-century traumas, from Covid-19 to the Baltimore riots

Kadish Morris

05, Aug, 2021 @12:27 PM

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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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British Art Show 9 review – is this really the art of a country in crisis?
There’s lots of self-indulgent ‘radicalism’ here but plenty of humour too – and a magic mushroom-inspired Dracula

Jonathan Jones

09, Jul, 2021 @4:11 PM

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Jarman award shortlist 2021 tackles and transcends the Covid pandemic
Contenders for the £10,000 video art prize have been announced, including a supermarket dance number and a London nature reserve turned mortuary

Tim Jonze

22, Jun, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Artist Sally Rees unveils her inner crone: ‘We need to embrace being cranky and terrifying’
The Tasmanian artist’s new exhibition at Mona responds to archetypes of older women with courage, benevolence and transgression

Elissa Blake

18, Jun, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Glasgow International: screens lure eyeballs but it’s the sculptures that thrill – review
A feverish appraisal of our fast-food culture takes in grotesque sitcoms, erotic body-horror – and a bubblegum-chewing witch getting spanked

Hettie Judah

11, Jun, 2021 @3:42 PM

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‘It took every cell in my body to the edge’: on Black tenderness in Australian art
It takes a lot of strength to display vulnerability in a hostile world. Shantel Wetherall spoke to artists who are taking that risk

Shantel Wetherall

07, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Matthew Barney: Redoubt review – mountains carved in the hunter’s sights
Hayward Gallery, London
Wild animals and menacing women with guns stalk Barney’s grizzled ranger in the artists’ feature-length work that retells Ovid’s mythological tale of Diana and Actaeon

Adrian Searle

21, May, 2021 @3:17 PM

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‘I’m broken and my only sin was being a woman’ – Gabrielle Goliath’s survivors
The South African artist’s latest installation asks sexual violence survivors to choose a song to articulate their agony

Claire Armitstead

21, May, 2021 @11:54 AM

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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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