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Chess has featured, famously, in the work of artists for centuries.
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The Whitechapel Gallery in east London is holding the first major retrospective of Gillian Wearing. Adrian Hamilton is moved by her deeply affecting films and photographs
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The Crisis Commission exhibition sees some of the most celebrated artists unite to bring major new works to Somerset House.
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Emin's life work shows just why she's the queen of Britart, if not of grammar. But is it too brilliant?
Tracey Emin has said: "When I'm not making art, I feel like I'm dying," as her first big London retrospective, Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want, opens at the Hayward Gallery tomorrow until 29 August.
Shortly before her death last year, Louise Bourgeois collaborated with Tracey Emin. The two artists shared a passion for works about sexuality and intimacy – and the results are certainly startling, says Arifa Akbar
Might a new direction be looming for Tracey Emin? The artist, moving on from patchwork blankets and embroidery, is trying out tapestry for the first time and is collaborating with weavers at the West Dean Tapestry Studio on a reworking of her Black Cat – a "rather demonic self-portrait in a long black dress" – in thread.
This group show with a rather grandiose title has been curated by a Turner-shortlisted male artist who goes by the name of Bob and Roberta Smith. Smith has been artist-in-residence at the New Art Gallery, Walsall, combing through a remarkable archive of the works and personal effects of Jacob Epstein, which were bequeathed to the city by Epstein's widow in 1973.
Tracey, would you give me a hand for a moment?