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James Hall

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Renaissance

#Menudetoo: naked bodies in the Renaissance explored at the Royal Academy of Arts and in three new publications

Examining the many meanings—and inanities—ascribed to the unclothed human body in Western art

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Books

Make it look like me: the Pygmalion complex across the ages

On the myriad meanings of Medieval speaking sculpture, artists’ models, mannequins and royalty in wax

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Books

Books: Art not made by artists and trends in art production

When artists subcontract technicians to make the works they design, who’s the artist?

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Opinion

James Hall argues in defence of iconoclastic art

A response to critic Andrew Graham-Dixon’s opinions on the power of images as expounded in his current BBC tv series

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Censorship

As the catalogue comes to Britain, James Hall slates “The Play of the Unmentionable”, the anti-censorship installation created by Joseph Kosuth at the Brooklyn Museum

Kosuth "keeps the ball rolling while not rocking the boat”

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Lisson Gallery

Interview with Nicholas Logsdail: Lisson's founder in both expansive and expansionist mood

Contemporary art dealer affirms his confidence in the artists he works with by doubling the gallery space at the Lisson

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Tony Cragg

Perfunctory eulogising: Tony Cragg

A book on the artist, who shows at the Lisson until 3 August

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Nicholas Serota

Nick Serota on his second Tate rehang and his vision for what will be “one of the great museums of late twentieth-century art”

Defending his acquisitions and looking to the future, Serita talks on exhibitions and an international outlook

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Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange

The Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange ends its six year world tour at the National Gallery, Washington

“One-to-one contact through art contains potent peaceful powers”, says artist