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Galleries and museums: the best gas-lighters in the game of capitalism

The case of Jens Haaning has caught the art and business world in a frenzy. After receiving a commission of £62k by the Kunsten Museum, the Danish artist created two blank canvases, refused to return the money and called the piece Take the Money and Run. His gesture denounces the alleged capitalist institution and its […]

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‘Art has No Country’ British Museum events

Is a flower political because you drew it? How can an object as simple as a flower become political? That’s the question posed to Iranian artist Adsoon and Iraqi artist Mahmoud Obaidi, in their personal reflections on contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa. On March 18th, the British Museum hosted an online […]

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Review: era of reclamation – beyond Bridgerton

In response to the popularity Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton has gained, the British Museum held a conference to discuss the ways in which the museum itself can represent Black Britons better.  The speakers included Olivette Otele, Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of Enslavement at the University of Bristol. S. I. Martin, author specialising in […]