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
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
- 3 Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police shoot and kill second young black man
- 4 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 5 Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermeister and vodka
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The funniest joke at Edinburgh Fringe 2014: Tim Vine wins for second time
Kate Bush: Previously unseen photographs reveal new side to comeback star
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head