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The 52 nd Venice Biennale opened earlier this month, and runs until November 2007. So can you tell your Arsenale from your Giardini? We rounded up some Biennale veterans and asked them to sum it up.
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This year the Ukrainian Pavilion is Venice takes the unusual step of showing work by artists from other countries. German photographer Juergen Teller, and British artists Sam Taylor-Wood and Mark Titchner were amongst those invited to produce work in response to the question ‘Who are the Ukrainian people?’.
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People have been using photography to capture images of life in Britain since the invention of the medium. This exhibition takes a snapshot of the country over the past 150 years, and includes both forgotten curios and established masterpieces. How We Are: Photographing Britain , Tate Britain, until 2 September
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Salvador Dalí declared Walt Disney to be a ‘great American Surrealist’inspired perhaps by the fantastical imagery in animations such as Fantasia . The admiration was mutual, and Disney invited Dalí to collaborate on a short film, which became Destino . Producer Baker Bloodworth takes up the story. Destino is currently showing at Tate Modern in the exhibition Dalí & Film. Dalí & Film , Tate Modern, until 9 September
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British artist Richard Wentworth climbs a skyscraper to pay tribute to London’s skyline, and explains why he finds inspiration in city life. Wentworth’s art has taken the diverse forms of photography, sculpture, installation, walks and talks. For Tate Modern’s exhibition Global Cities he has made a series of films that show people painting road markings, a kind of urban street art that normally goes unnoticed. Global Cities , Tate Modern, 20 June - 27 August 2007
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Surf's up at Tate St Ives where the new exhibition is inspired by the life and music of The Beach Boy's Brian Wilson. It includes art from the 1960s to today that seems to parallel or reflect Wilson’s musical development. DJ and major Beach Boys fan Sean Rowley takes us on a tour. If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson: an Art Exhibition , Tate St Ives, until 23 September
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Artist Mathieu Briand and choreographer Prue Lang persuade the public to don masks and lose their inhibitions as they take part in a ‘flash-mob’ style performance for Tate Modern’s Long Weekend. UBS Openings: The Long Weekend 2007
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The experimental Super-8 films that Derek Jarman began making in the 1970s are rarely shown. James Mackay, who later produced some of Jarman’s feature films including The Garden (1990) and Blue (1993), agreed to open up his archive of these ground-breaking short films for TateShots.
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Tate Liverpool’s latest exhibition aims to convey the sheer diversity, confidence and ambition of art being made in China today. These predominantly young artists have chosen to remain in China, unlike many of the generation before them, and the majority of the work on show is seen for the first time outside the country. The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China , Tate Liverpool, until 10 June
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To mark the opening of Tate Liverpool’s exhibition of contemporary Chinese art, the Yangjiang Group staged a ‘fireworks battle’ in the docks. The work is called If I Knew the Danger Ahead I'd Have Stayed Well Clear and involved £50,000 of fireworks being launched from two opposing barges, filling the sky like exotic tracer fire.
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Toby Litt offers a personal view of Francis Bacon’s painting Figure in Movement 1985 . Litt is a London-based writer, whose books include Corpsing , deadkidsongs , Exhibitionism , Finding Myself , and most recently Hospital , described by one critic as ‘an extraordinarily vivid comic nightmare, an apocalyptic vision for our own weird times’. Credits
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What happens when a group of performance artists go undercover at Tate Modern? Ordinary activities like standing in a queue, travelling on an escalator or listening to a gallery tour -guide takes on strange new dimensions. Artists Dora García, Jiří Kovanda, Roman Ondák, Mario Garcia Torres, Nina Jan Beier and Marie Jan Lund explore the way visitors behave in a museum, subtly intervening to disrupt the usual codes of conduct. Actions and Interruptions, UBS Openings: Saturday Live, Tate Modern, March 2007
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Belgian artist Francis Alÿs talks about his work The Last Clown (1995-2000) , an installation that comprises animation, drawings and paintings all depicting the same incident: a man tripping over a dog in a park. Alÿs explains how this absurd, real life event can be read as a metaphor for the predicament of the artist. The Last Clown is currently on show at Tate Modern.
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Since the 1970s, Martin Parr has photographed aspects of British life, documenting and dissecting the way we live with a witty, unblinking eye. On the eve of Tate Britain’s exhibition ‘How We Are: Photographing Britain’ Parr met us at his London studio to talk about his work. How We Are: Photographing Britain , Tate Britain, 22 May – 2 September 2007
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Warning: Contains Strong Language American artist Matt Mullican gives a performance while in a state of hypnosis. His work explores the way in which hypnosis alters behaviour and seems to expose what lies behind the façade of identity. The symbols and shapes that he paints during the performance are a visual counterpoint to this inner journey, and point to the strong relationship between the unconscious mind and creativity. UBS Openings: Saturday Live Matt Mullican under Hypnosis
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'Hogarth was filthy and he was fun' says Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson. In the final weeks of Tate Britain's popular Hogarth exhibition, Rowson takes to the streets of London in pursuit of the artist's satiric genius. Hogarth , until 29 April 2007, Tate Britain