Tag Archives: David Lee

Has The Arts Council Betrayed Its Origins?

As Nicholas Serota assumes control of the Arts Council as well as the Tate, we examine the history of this body and test its current policies against its founding principles Serota takes over at the Arts Council this month, 47 years after being employed as a regional arts officer, in what was his first job after university. In those years …

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Hype Is Not Enough

A year ago (2014) some public art, ‘Dad’s Halo Effect’ by Ryan Gander, was bolted to the pavement in Beswick, a mile east of Manchester centre in an area formerly the blackest in the city but now home to a football stadium, a cleaned up canal and some ad hoc metal warehousing. ‘Regeneration’ is the long word repeated about these …

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