Amidst a very British revolution, Tate stirs nostalgia (or not) for the USSR
May30

Amidst a very British revolution, Tate stirs nostalgia (or not) for the USSR

Bulatov’s steel sculpture, Forward, 2016, outside the Tate Modern south terrace. Photo: Andrew Dunkley/Tate Britain is in the swing of a general election (8 June 2017) billed by some as a revolution, not only because of the contestants’ clashes over ideologically charged prescriptions to the country’s current ills but also due to a looming crisis with the European Union. In comes Tate with its timed intervention, albeit coincidental,...

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Diversity is alive and well in London RAG artists’ show
Apr11

Diversity is alive and well in London RAG artists’ show

Refreshing departures are evident in the latest appearance on the London art scene of a selection of works by members of the British capital’s Riverside Artists Group. This west London clutch of artists exhibits once or twice a year in London and at least once a year in Spain, the latter feature a fruit of the artistic endeavours of a late member, José Suarez Varela, who passed in 2015. One of the early members of RAG, the much...

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London confident it can hold post-Brexit pre-eminence
Aug18

London confident it can hold post-Brexit pre-eminence

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is confident the British capital continues to command pre-eminence as a global metropolis despite the setback of a controversial vote to leave the European Union in a June referendum. That pre-eminence, Khan indicated in an address at the launch of an Autumn festival, will be sustained with greater emphasis on London’s allure as a tourism destination cherished by people of all cultures and creeds. The...

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