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Amy: Beyond the Stage review – a ghostly, gut-punchingly poignant exhibition

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A lined A4 notebook is pinned open on a board, heavily doodled with love hearts and the random thoughts of an 18-year-old girl, not so different to every other 18-year-old girl in history. “Just plain fuckin’ nice” is...

Madrid exhibition reimagines Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights for digital age

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Adam is a busy robot poring over the codes of creation. The climate disaster has imprisoned the devil in a block of ice. And a social media sinner is lashed to a hashtag for all eternity while a Terminator stalks thro...

Racist attack on English Heritage exhibition celebrating black lives

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An English Heritage exhibition on “Englishness” held at a stately Bedfordshire home was the target of a racist attack following tensions over the charity’s role as custodian of the UK’s architectural legacy. The exhib...

‘Freedom’: exhibition celebrates Barcelona’s 1970s counterculture

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When Spain’s repressive dictatorship finally came to a close with the death of Francisco Franco in 1975, the counterculture that had been bubbling away for years elsewhere in Europe arrived with a bang. “After years o...

Gold of the Great Steppe review – breathtaking exhibition reveals lives of history’s ‘barbarians’

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A young archer was buried around 2,700 years ago in the foothills of the Tarbagatay mountains of eastern Kazakhstan. In 2018, his bones were found preserved in the permafrost, surrounded by exquisite ornaments and wea...

‘This has never been so much fun!’: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition review

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The statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds, founder of the Royal Academy, stands in its courtyard, usually garlanded with flowers when the Summer Exhibition is on. This year it wears instead a sash of Dutch wax print, the fabr...

Nasca, Moche, Wari: British Museum exhibition celebrates Peru’s ancient peoples

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More than 40 ancient objects are being lent to the UK by museums in Peru for a major exhibition aiming to show there is a lot more to the country’s history than the Incas. The British Museum said the loan of the items...

‘Prop forward’ Queen portrait to feature in Lucian Freud exhibition

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It was hailed by the Guardian as the finest royal portrait for 150 years. Others thought it made the Queen look like a rugby prop forward or one of her corgis after a stroke. More than two decades since it was reveale...

‘Flying feminist’ Lilian Bland celebrated in new exhibition

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In an era that stifled women, Lilian Bland blazed with a life force that defied all convention, including gravity. She worked as a press photographer, smoked, wore trousers and dungarees, rode a bicycle, taught jiu-ji...

Exhibition to show 50 contemporary portraits of Holocaust survivors

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When Kitty Hart-Moxon, 97, was recently asked to choose one object that symbolised the horrors she survived at the hands of the Nazis in Auschwitz, Belsen, and on death marches, she had no doubts. A glass container en...

Exhibition celebrates Amy Winehouse with previously unseen images

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One of Amy Winehouse’s closest creative collaborators has called for a positive reappraisal of her life and work, as he unveils intimate, never-before-seen images of the star. Phil Griffin – the music video director a...

Exhibition reveals how Shakespeare’s Hal has excused royal heirs for centuries

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From Frederick in the early 18th century to Charles in our own, a series of princes of Wales have associated themselves with Shakespeare’s Prince Hal as a way to excuse youthful excesses and promise strong future lead...

USA men’s basketball team shocked by Nigeria in first pre-Olympics exhibition

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This is not how USA Basketball expected to open its Olympic summer. Nigeria probably didn’t expect it, either. If there was any expectation of invincibility for the Americans heading into the Tokyo Olympics, it’s alr...

Lucian Freud’s gay relationships explored in new exhibition

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Lucian Freud had a famously complex love life fathering children with many women but before all that there was a passionate, secret and enduring gay relationship involving two other young artists, a new exhibition rev...

V&A exhibition will use 250 objects to highlight creativity of African fashion

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An exhibition about African fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum will attempt to reframe the narrative about the continent, showcasing its independence and creativity following decades of false assumptions. Afric...

‘Iconic gay image’: history of sailors and sex explored in Barcelona exhibition

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A new exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona seeks to tell the story of the romantic and sexual reality of men who spend their lives at sea. El desig és tan fluid com la mar (Desire Flows Like the Sea) aims to...

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