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25.9.18

Doug Moran Portrait prize 2018 – in pictures

 

The Moran Arts Foundation has announced the semi-finalists for the 2018 Doug Moran National Portrait prize, which showcases original works from Australian artists

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25.9.18

Who posed for the 'Mona Lisa of vaginas'?

 

I refuse to accept the news that the Irish model may not be the sensual subject of Courbet’s 1866 painting L’Origine du monde – and my proof lies in a painting of her fully clothed

Poor Joanna Hiffernan. Her vagina may just have been written out...

 
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25.9.18

'Callous exercises in brutal pornography' – Martin Eder: Parasites review

 

Newport Street Gallery, London Why has Damien Hirst given his gallery over to a German artist whose daubs of pampered pooches and teenage girls reduce painting to a shower of hate?

I have a horrible feeling I am about to become a cog in Damien Hirst’s...

 
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25.9.18

Photobox Instagram photography awards shortlist – in pictures

 

Shortlisted images in the running to be crowned Photobox Instagram photograph of the year range from furry friends to the Holi festival to the meaning of love. Judges, including the Guardian’s former picture editor Eamonn McCabe, have whittled down 180,000...

 
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25.9.18

Anarchy at the south pole: Santiago Sierra plants the black flag to destroy all borders

 

The Spanish provocateur, who once filled a former synagogue with lethal gas, has gone to the ends of the Earth to liberate humankind

‘I travel a lot,” says Santiago Sierra. “But entering a country is like going to jail. Borders disgust me –...

 
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25.9.18

Space Shifters review – hall of mirrors that messes with your mind

 

Hayward Gallery, London From Anish Kapoor’s distorting door-mirror to Richard Wilson’s spooky pool of oil, this exhibition of illusion-creating sculpture disturbs the senses – and your reflection

Space Shifters, the latest Hayward Gallery...

 
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25.9.18

Murder set Thomas Gainsborough on path to success, say experts

 

Without bequest from murdered uncle, he could not have afforded to train as artist in London

Art historians are reappraising the life of Thomas Gainsborough after fresh research disclosed a double murder in his family, committed when he was only 11.

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25.9.18

Instagram’s in love with bare-faced brutalism – and so am I | Steve Rose

 

If online likes for this stark architecture translate into concrete action, so much the better

Has Instagram saved brutalist architecture? That theory has been put forward by the editor of Phaidon’s new Atlas of Brutalist Architecture, which surveys nearly 1,000...

 
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