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‘These are chilling McCarthyist times’: Nan Goldin on her shame over Gaza – and the film that made people faint
Her film Sisters, Saints, Sibyls made people flee and pass out when it was first shown. As it’s screened in Britain, the uncompromising artist talks about self-harm, censorship and the tragic life of her sister Barbara

Adrian Searle

30, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Alvaro Barrington: Grace review – church pews, chains and a carnival queen
From a sticky Caribbean thunderstorm to the cocaine-fuelled violence of the New York street corner, the artist takes us through the highs and lows of his journey to the present moment

Adrian Searle

28, May, 2024 @4:30 PM

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Beryl Cook/Tom of Finland review – ‘One’s trying to make you laugh, the other’s trying to make you horny’
From Tom’s pert-bottomed hunks to Cook’s curvacious ladies, both artists wanted to give pleasure

Adrian Searle

16, May, 2024 @4:52 PM

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Steve McQueen: Bass review – ‘Like an underground shooting gallery of dub’
Defying narrative, the artist mixes LED lights and colour with ricocheting music inspired by West Africa, resulting in a throbbing show that sucks the air from your lungs

Adrian Searle

15, May, 2024 @12:32 PM

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This Turner prize shortlist is one in the eye for petty nationalists
This year’s globally inclusive lineup is part of a much deeper and longer conversation about what culture is – and who has a voice

Adrian Searle

24, Apr, 2024 @3:13 PM

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Venice Biennale 2024 review – everything everywhere all at once
From an alligator ride across Asia to an escape to outer space, the Venice Biennale’s ‘foreigners everywhere’ theme leaves our critic beguiled, tantalised – and frequently appalled

Adrian Searle

22, Apr, 2024 @3:23 PM

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John Akomfrah’s British pavilion at Venice Biennale review – a magnificent and awful journey
The artist’s nightmare of colonial exile, ecology and globalisation – recurring endlessly over six interconnected video installations – leaves you unsettled, unhinged and gasping for air

Adrian Searle

16, Apr, 2024 @4:08 PM

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Richard Serra: Six Large Drawings review – planes of black that pull you under
The artist’s posthumous show features dramatic drawings on delicate paper, etched with thick oil sticks – a magisterial play on ideas of weight and light

Adrian Searle

10, Apr, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Molten magnificence: how Richard Serra’s giant steel sculptures bent time and space
The American’s mighty masterpieces – straight, curved or set at thrilling angles – sucked everyone nearby into their mysterious gravity. Our critic pays tribute to art’s legendary man of steel

Adrian Searle

27, Mar, 2024 @5:39 PM

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Matt Connors: Finding Aid review – fearless exhibition full of unexpected pleasures
The American painter makes a fascinating curator, bringing together 21 artists’ works – from cracked pots to sensual paintings – into a diverting display

Adrian Searle

13, Mar, 2024 @5:06 PM

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Some May Work As Symbols review – this raucous Brazilian art extravaganza can stop you in your tracks
Raven Row, London
From cool Bauhaus-inspired pieces to portraits of people with terrifying teeth, this refreshing show of 50s-70s art revels in a sense of discord

Adrian Searle

11, Mar, 2024 @3:25 PM

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The Time is Always Now review – striking shades of brilliant black figurative art
From an escaped slave pointing a gun to a kid in a Birmingham barber shop, this terrific show shuttles back and forth between times, places, sculpture and painting

Adrian Searle

21, Feb, 2024 @12:01 AM

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