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With some signs of the coronavirus lockdown easing, and doors of galleries, museums, exhibitions and theatres starting to re-open, we’re taking a look at the way the art world has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, and what the ‘new normal’ might look like. The doors of the Design Museum in London are finally open again, and celebrations are well underway in the new exhibition Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers. There are sights including...

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Tate Britain has announced that all four of its galleries will be re-opening on July 27th after the coronavirus lockdown. Highlights of the revised programme will include Andy Warhol, Aubrey Beardsley and Steve McQueen. In a statement issues on June 30th, the Tate said: “We’re excited to let you know that all four of our galleries will be reopening on 27 July. “We’ve been working hard to welcome you back safely, so you’ll see a...

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Like many other artists, London-based Lauren Baker, leading ‘light artist’ and creator of spectacular large-scale public artworks, is having to adjust to life under lockdown, with events cancelled, collaborations made challenging and the day-to-day practicalities of an artist’s working method made difficult. So Arts & Collections asked Lauren Baker how the creative mind responds, both artistically and practically, to working during the coronavirus lockdown. (Header photo – credit Neil Collins) Q. What’s your usual working...

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While the coronavirus pandemic has shut down almost all art events in the capital, a survey by The Art Newspaper has shown that 2019 was the busiest year for London museums this century, and saw record attendances at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Helped by exhibition such as Van Gogh and Britain, Tate Britain had its busiest year ever in 2019, and it was also a record year for Tate Modern, with 1.8 m...

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Colombian artist Doris Salcedo has won the world’s largest art prize for her body of work produced over the last 25 years. The Nomura Art Award is worth $1m and was announced on the evening of October 31st in Shanghai. Salcedo is known for her work around the human cost of the conflict between the governments and rebel groups in her home country, Colombia. She is one of the country’s most prominent artists and confronts...

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The Tate Modern has announced a major Andy Warhol exhibition as part of its 2020 programme across its four UK galleries. The gallery said there would be Warhol works many people were familiar with, including his pop images of the soup cans and Marilyn Monroe, as well as more rarely seen work from the 1970s that, curators argue, show his skills as a painter. Also announced are shows featuring the scandalous drawings of Aubrey Beardsley...

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