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Richard Holledge

The new alternatives to the monuments men

In Testament, an exhibition at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, contemporary artists have set about ripping up the traditional concept of statues

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The gilt trip: the art the Grand Tour saw

A new exhibition in Milan shows us the art affluent Europeans would have seen on that 17th- and 18th-century rite of passage, the Grand Tour

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Up against the wall: how populists use partitions

A new project by Polish photographer Rafał Milach examines how populist politicians use walls as propaganda

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Nelson's foundling: a Boy's Own story of hardship and danger

A rediscovered diary charts an abandoned baby’s journey to Trafalgar and beyond

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Oceans apart: The vision of British-Caribbean artists

A new exhibition explores the past 70 years of British history from the perspective of those who feel disconnected from their heritage.

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Sefton Samuels shoots and scores some of the best photographs ever captured of football and its culture

An exhibition of photos by Sefton Samuels evokes memories of football, long before the monied Premier League took over.

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Art that proves beauty to be a weapon

Conquered, subjugated, occupied. For 100 years the Poles were under the thumb of one oppressor or another, but the country fought back by creating art.

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Welcome to a dystopian world where art goes to hell

A new exhibition of works by Pablo Bronstein couldn’t be more apt, as it reveals the ecological cost of material gratification.

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Is America's Thanksgiving holiday 'under siege'?

Americans are set to spend $1billion dollars on this year's Thanksgiving, but the celebration is not without its problems and there are those who want it replaced by a day of atonement.

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Not Without My Ghosts: The art exhibition that you shouldn't ghost

At its 19th century peak, spiritualism had eight million followers in Europe and the USA. The movement might not have stood the test of time, but the art it produced will.

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Stories from Tokyo, told in Oxford

An exhibition in Oxford explores the creativity and chaos of the Japanese capital.

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Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything: rediscovered images now brought to life

He is best known for The Great Wave off Kanagawa, but Japan’s Hokusai also produced an extraordinary ‘encyclopedia’ of art. Lost for decades, it is now the subject of a blockbuster exhibition at the British Museum.

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They might be worthy... but are they Turner Prize winners?

This year’s Turner Prize finalists have been chosen for their promotion of social causes. But has rewarding virtue left any room for art?

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When the original global Britain got on its (electric) bike

Five years before the Festival of Britain came another international exhibition showcasing post-war UK innovation. Seventy five years on, it is a sombre reminder of some of the qualities which – despite much voguish rhetoric – the country has lost, writes RICHARD HOLLEDGE

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Why Black art matters

An exhibition of ten British African artists in Cambridge challenges and inspires, writes RICHARD HOLLEDGE

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Shirin Neshat: On the edge of America

A stunning new exhibition at this month’s Photo London fair sees Iranian born photographer Shirin Neshat turn her lens on her adopted country.

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The secret life of the Thames: Photographs of the river's secret life

A remarkable new book and exhibition chart a series of extraordinary events and rituals along the river, from its muddy source to its expansive estuary.

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Creative Coasts: Where art goes to the seaside

Herbrand Sackville, the 9th Earl of de la Warr, was ahead of his time in his belief that art could breathe new life into a town. A century on, RICHARD HOLLEDGE looks at the must-see art of the east coast

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New exhibition in Amsterdam examines tools of slave trade

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The women of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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Are virtual visits to art galleries now here to stay?

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Photography exhibition proves a snapshot of eccentric Britain

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Scents and sensibility: Art you can smell

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How the savage killing of Thomas Becket is the focus of a new exhibition

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How Richard Hamilton became Britain’s most influential pop artist

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Munch bunch: A look at the work of Edvard Munch and Tracey Emin

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How William Hogarth exposed corruption through art

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Mervyn Peake: The troubled mind behind the sinister art

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When rock took on racism

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Pilgrims and progressives: The story of the Mayflower voyage

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The Norman Context: Understanding lockdown through impressionist art

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How surrealism baffled Britain

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