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Study Visit Review: Polke

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Perhaps none of us should have been surprised that those students who attended the study day about the Tate Modern exhibition of Sigmar Polke’s work should have ended up talking about Charlie Hebdo. Yet what was interesting about our discussion was that it was triggered by an artist who was not only one of the most gifted but one of the most anti-authoritarian and non-conformist of his generation.

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The Body Beautiful

Mal Burkinshaw

Women’s social identity has long been conditioned by their culture’s perception of their bodies. The criteria, obsessions and preoccupations according to which women construct their appearance, vary over time, but as a trio of current exhibitions show, assumptions about beauty, body image, and fashion can be explored and challenged in surprising ways.

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Silent Partners

Farmer in the Studio, by von Rustige

Join Annabel Dover on the 24 January to visit the Silent Partners exhibition. It is a ground-breaking exhibition devoted to the artist’s mannequin, that uncovers its playful, uncanny – and sometimes disturbing – history from the Renaissance to the present-day.

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