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Lubaina Himid, Naming the Money, 2004, installation view of 'Navigation Charts', Spike Island, Bristol, 2017. Photo: Stuart Whipps; Courtesy: the artist, Hollybush Gardens, and National Museums, Liverpool
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Turner Prize 2017: inclusion of over-50s reflects reality of artists’ careers today

Yesterday’s announcement of the 2017 Turner Prize shortlist saw two artists over 50 nominated – Hurvin Anderson and Lubaina Himid – reflecting the recent decision to drop its longstanding under-50 rule. Fisun Güner welcomes the change, arguing that it better reflects the reality of many artists’ careers while also ensuring a particularly strong line-up for this year’s prize.

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Hannah Gluckstein, Gluck, 1942. Oil on canvas, 306 x 254 mm. © National Portrait Gallery
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Pictures of… Queer British Art at Tate Britain

Tate Britain’s new show, ‘Queer British Art 1861 – 1967’, features work by artists including Francis Bacon, Keith Vaughan, Evelyn de Morgan and Glyn Philpot, alongside queer ephemera, personal photographs, film and magazines.

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#1: Copies and Inspirations – TATE Britian, London

TATE Britain, London On the 3rd June, 2016; I went to visit London, along with friends (artists in their own different ways), to spend the day visiting art galleries and other activities that interest us. We went to visit Tate […]

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Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern
Photo: Hugo Glendinning 2016
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2016 – How was it for you? #1: Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern

This year saw Frances Morris become director of Tate Modern and in June the gallery’s £260m extension, The Switch House, opened to positive reviews. She reflects on what has personally been an “amazing year” while lamenting a period in which “respect for difference and individuality” has been vigorously attacked.

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Image by Hrag Vartanian for Hyperallergic
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Criticism over title of National Gallery Singapore fundraising event, Marina Abramović ordered to pay €250,000 to former co-creator Ula, and Nick Serota says residents overlooked by Tate Modern extension should get net curtains.

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Installation photograph of the exhibition, 'Bauhaus: 1919-1928', at MoMA, New York which was on view from Dec. 7, 1938, through Jan. 30, 1939
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: MoMA creates digital image archive of all its exhibitions, odds on next Tate director, and new UK arts minister’s first speech.

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