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Louis Shankar

CLAUDE CAHUN AND GILLIAN WEARING AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Claude Cahun was a photographer and artist associated with the surrealists; her work is radical, personal and sadly all-too-often overlooked. This exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery juxtaposes a wide variety of her photography with art by contemporary British artist Gillian Wearing, who has made works inspired by Cahun on several occasions. Masks and masquerade […]

A NEW AMERICAN NOSTALGIA

Nostalgia can be dangerous. The evocation of a past lost to time has become a political weapon, almost exclusively utilised by the Right. “Make America Great Again.” “Let’s Take Back Control.” Both slogans evoke the sense of something being lost: a once-great America, now tumbling towards mediocrity; a populous once in control of their borders […]

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