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Subversion at the Royal Academy

I’m not sure one could claim that the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (12 June – 19 Aug) is now cool. But in its 250th anniversary year it is no longer so uncool that it is simply ignored. Instead, it is ripe for being subverted.

COMING SOON: Rack ‘em up: a YBA Editions Exhibition: Hirst, Lucas, Turk, Coventry, Chapman, Landy, Wearing and More!

Rack ‘em up: British Contemporary Editions, 1990 – 2000 focusses on editions produced by the so-called YBA generation of artists. The survey, the first of its kind ever staged, brings together works by all of the leading figures of the period, including Keith Coventry, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas and Gavin Turk, and seeks to capture the irreverent and exuberant flavour of the era.

ART STUFF on a train # 86: ‘Welcome to the Machine’

Many artists have experimented with painting and drawing machines: Jean Tinguely, Rebecca Horn, Richard Jackson and Angela Bulloch come to mind. On the other hand, Robert Rauschenberg’s ‘Erased de Kooning’ is a seminal piece of hard manual labour.

Michael Landy: patron saint of destruction

Decapitations, tooth-pullings, chargrillings … the lurid deaths of saints in paintings were what caught Michael Landy’s eye when he took over as artist-in-residence at the National Gallery. Charlotte Higgins visits his studio to play with his mechanised martyrs

VIDEO : Save The Arts

The Save the Arts campaign is organised by the London branch of the Turning Point Network, a national consortium of over 2,000 arts organisations and artists dedicated to working together and finding new ways to support the arts in the UK.

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