Beach towels and Brexit: how Germans really see the Brits

Exhibition at Bonns House of History certificates unrequited love of all things British The strategy that Germany’s diplomatic corps proposed to keep Britain in the European society was unconventional and bold. In November 1974, the then German chancellor Helmut Schmidt…

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Tattoos, tans and techno: the photographers capturing the unseen Beirut

Ravers, semi-naked sun-worshippers, booming faggot culture we converge the photographers chronicling a new generation of Lebanese shaking off the damage of civil war ‘Parties are a privileged arrange, a space for journey, a age for fusion ,” says photographer C’est…

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Reframing Lee Krasner, the artist formerly known as Mrs Pollock

Lee Krasners gargantuan contribution to abstract expressionism was overshadowed for years by her husband, Jackson Pollocks work. Finally she is in the spotlight In the autumn of 1945, two craftsmen- not young, but not quite middle-aged, either- moved from New…

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Hold on to your hard hats: New York’s $475m Shed throws open its doors

The escalators need fixing and theres no bar but the register must go on, as aces from Ben Whishaw to Steve McQueen open NYCs first major brand-new artworks venue for decades Ben Whishaw is on stage, deprived to his underwear….

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Queer today, gone tomorrow: the fight to save LGBT nightlife

They existed homophobia and Thatcher. But is gentrification now sounding the death knell for gay sororities and pubs? We assemble the artists combating to save them On a summer’s epoch in 2017, in garden-varieties near the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in…

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‘It’s hidden history’: the race to save one man’s black Americana

From a slaves collar to discrimination signalings, Oran Z has invested years obtaining often stunning reminders of Americas racial struggles. Now everything there is lies in carrying containers and no institute will touch it Oran Z’s house is so crammed…

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From Trump to Brexit: how bad graphics triumphed over slick design

Forget flash campaigns. Government engagements are now acquired with knocked-up postings, beermats, hats and memes. And museums are scrambling to scoop them up ‘Slogans in neat typefaces won’t save the human races .” So supposes a Hope to Nope, the…

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Race, power, money the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat

A Basquiat draw has been sold for more than $100 m, but practically 30 years after his death his art is as dreadfully related as ever In the spring of 1982, a rumour started swilling around New York. The gallerist…

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