PICK OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 18 June 1996
Michael Landy's first major show for a while, and evidently the Goldsmiths' contemporary of Hirst et al has not lost his touch. Here he presents the offices and equipment of an invented cleaning company, its somewhat fascistic purpose to rid the world of "people who no longer play a useful role in society". A clever commentary on political correctness out of control.
Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 (0181-981 4518). To 28 July
Out of the Fire
To coincide with the 80th anniversary, on 1 July, of the Battle of the Somme, in which some 19,000 soldiers died on the first day in the British army alone, an exhibition of First World War artists. All might be British, but you will be hard-pressed to find even the faintest hint of jingoism in this reflective and sobering show.
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, London SW1 (0171-730 0717). Thur to 14 July
Mountain Gloom, Mountain Glory
A look at the fixation with mountain scenery of British 19th-century Romantic artists. Turner is understandably prominent, but there are other important contributions from such contemporaries as Cozens, Palmer and de Wint.
Tate Gallery, Millbank, London SW1 (0171-887 8000). Today to 6 Oct
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin file for divorce after 10 years of marriage
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor David Dinsmore reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 4 Bookies now say Ed Miliband is more likely to be prime minister than David Cameron
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
Safe House, TV review: Plenty of teasers to keep us guessing but spare us the cliches
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Star Wars: Rogue One trailer: Watch the teaser for the Jedi-less Death Star heist film
Avengers Age of Ultron 'after credits' scene leaks online days before cinema release
Louis Tomlinson is launching his own record label and has already 'signed two acts'
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Katie Hopkins on LBC: Listen to caller taking The Sun columnist to task over migrant comments