Reviews

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Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith, review

To coincide with the major Vanessa Bell solo show at Dulwich Picture Gallery, photographs by the Bloomsbury artist along with Patti Smith's black and white Polaroid photographs of Bell's Charleston farmhouse in Sussex, make for an interesting pairing

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Revolution: Russian Art, review:

Focusing on a period of 15 years, just before Stalin’s clampdown in 1932, this exhibition of works includes paintings, photography, sculpture and filmmaking, at a time when Russian art was booming

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Georgia O'Keeffe, Tate Modern, review: 'an extraordinary show'

The major retrospective of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work that opened this week at Tate Modern in London is a rare opportunity for British viewers to engage with this revered American artist. In the same season as the opening of the Tate extension Switch House, this exhibition illuminates the gallery’s determination to provide new readings of old favourites. Curator Tanya Barson has spun a new tale of O’Keeffe, showing her as a progressive artist who was influenced by photography and not “merely an observational painter”. The inclusion of photography, while interesting, again shows a lack of confidence by the institution to let a singular medium prevail.