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Good show, shame about the polemic

Article relating to an exhibition, 1991
Published by: The Times
Year published: 1991
Unpaginated.

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A3 portrait photocopy/The Times, Friday September 6 1991/from the Galleries: Out of Town section

Title: Good show, shame about the polemic
subtitle: John Russell Taylor on work by women artists from 1850 to 1940, watercolours by Malcolm Morley and the contrasting sculpture of Andrew Logan and Peter Peri.
Writer: John Russell Taylor
Article relates to the exhibition - Echo: Works by Women Artists 1850 - 1940. Contains a reproduction of a painting with the caption: “Familiar but vivid image: Love Locked Out, 1889, by Anna Lea Meritt at the Tate Gallery Liverpool.“

From the article:Echo: Works by Women Artists 1850 - 1940, which has been put together by Maud Sulter, recently in residence as the gallery’s third Momart Fellow. It is an interesting combination of familiar and unfamiliar works from the Tate’s collections, with Vanessa Bell, Anna Lea Merritt and Francis Hodgkins emerging with particular vividness. The trouble is the weight of polemic it is made to shoulder.” There is an enlarged text in the body of the article: “Feminist art historians have done fine work, but this sort of twaddle brings the notion into disrepute.”

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»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008

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»  Tate Liverpool

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Great works of art or just a pile of dung?

Review relating to an exhibition, 1998
Published by: The Times
Year published: 1998
Unpaginated.

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Original clipping from broadsheet newspaper/monochrome text on newsprint, full colour illustration/review relating to the Turner Prize

Title: Great works of art or just a pile of dung?
Subtitle: The Tate thinks Turner Prize are worthy of Blake. Dalya Alberge is less sure.
Author: Dayla Alberge
Source: The Times, Wednesday 28 October, 1998 (no page ref)
Article contains a colour image with the following credit: “Close-up of a work by the Turner Prize favourite, Chris Ofili, using elephant dung bedecked with beads.”

From the opening paragraph: “Tate Gallery curators yesterday likened paintings studded with elephant dung to the visionary imagery of William Blake, and a five-minute video of obese nude women in a public bathhouse to the paintings of Rubens.” Article picks out some statements made by the two Tate curators responsible for the Turner Prize exhibition about the works and the artists featured - but apart from the trepidation voiced in the article’s title, the author fails to voice any other opinion.

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»  Tacita Dean

Born, 1965 in Canterbury, UK

»  Cathy de Monchaux

Born, 1960 in London, UK

»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

»  Sam Taylor-Wood

Born, 1967 in London, England

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»  Turner Prize 1998

Group show at Tate Britain. 1998 - 1999

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»  Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom

Turner Prize proves the ordure of day

Article relating to an exhibition, 1998
Published by: The Times
Year published: 1998
Number of pages: 1

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Original front page from The Times (then a broadsheet newspaper), a short article in relation to Chris Ofili, the winner of the Turner Prize that year.

Title: Turner Prize proves the ordure of the day
Author: Dayla Alberge, Arts Correspondent
Source: The Times,Wednesday 2 December,1998 - front page, p.1
Article is accompanied by a single panel cartoon by the cartoonist, Pugh, of a couple standing in front of a Chrs Ofili painting replete with dung - with the following caption: “It’s amazing how the smell seems to follow you around the room”.

Times art correspondent seems unsure about Chris Ofili winning the Turner Prize the previous evening. Others have been less impressed. Brian Sewell, in the Evening Standard, exclaimed: “I am sick of shit masquerading as art.” David Lee, editor of Art Review, dismissed the use of dung as a gimmick.

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»  Tacita Dean

Born, 1965 in Canterbury, UK

»  Cathy de Monchaux

Born, 1960 in London, UK

»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

»  Sam Taylor-Wood

Born, 1967 in London, England

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»  Turner Prize 1998

Group show at Tate Britain. 1998 - 1999

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»  Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom

Hands-on therapy for users /Donald Rodney

Article relating to an exhibition, 1995
Published by: The Times
Year published: 1995
Unpaginated.

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Photocopied A4 sheet/The Times, 25 July 1995 (no page ref)

Title: Hands-on therapy for users (on collaboration between professionals and patients)
Author: Sacha Craddock

Review of the group exhibition Care and Control at the Hackney Hospital, 27 June - 5 August 1995
Features an installation photograph of Donald Rodney’s work “Othello“ made in collaboration with Graham Plumb specifically for the exhibition.
The writer opens the article with a description of the curatorial/commissioning group Rear Window, a 5 person organisation who co-ordinate site-specific exhibitions such as Care and Control. From the article: “We invited artists to do site-specific works in the institution… (Peter) Cross says, “ and we said to the users (the correctly prefered term for patients) “Look, this is your place. Rather than working on the table, you can acyually take over the place for three months’ We never wanted to make a sort of dogmatic point, though, about art being therapy or therapy being art.”

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»  Virginia Nimarkoh

Born, 1967 in London, England

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»  Care and Control

Group show at Hackney Hospital. 1995

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»  Hackney Hospital

London, United Kingdom

Chris Ofili - The House on the Hill (Times magazine)

Article relating to an individual, 2011
Published by: The Times
Year published: 2011
Number of pages: 5

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The House on the Hill was the title of a celebrity/lifestyle/home decor feature that appeared in the Times magazine of 12/11/11. Written by Vinny Lee, with photographs by James Balston, the piece was introduced as “There’s a plate by Grayson Perry, a painting by Chris Ofili and a rug by Missoni, but lingerie designer Alexandra Miro’s hilltop Brighton home still has a period feel” The feature was liberally illustrated with photographs of the home in question, including “the shower room with a scattering of [presumably unlaundered] Fox & Rose lingerie” The feature lets it be known that Alexandra Miro is the daughter of “the renowned gallery owner Victoria Miro, acknowledged by many as the grande dame of Brit art.” Alexandra Miro is also quoted as saying “Sam Taylor-Wood and Jake Chapman used to babysit us and Claudio Silvestrin designed our Hampstead home”. The final photograph in the feature shows “The main bedroom with Chris Ofili painting above the bed head”.

The ‘painting’ in question was actually a print. Chris Ofili’s Afro Lunar Lovers (2003) edition of 350 plus 70 artist’s proofs. Giclée, embossed on paper, gold leaf hand applied by the artist. Gouache & felt tip digitally merged, 49 x 32 cm. Now sold out, the print retailed for £350.00.

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»  Peter Doig

Born, 1962 in Edinburgh

»  Chris Ofili

Born, 1968 in Manchester, UK

»  Grayson Perry

Born, 1960 in Chelmsford, Essex

»  Sam Taylor-Wood

Born, 1967 in London, England

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»  Hackney Hospital

London, United Kingdom