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Grayson Perry's first exhibition since winning the Turner Prize picks up where he left off when he collected the accolade dressed as his female alter ego, Claire.

Video artists of everyday life win £30,000 prizes

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Twenty contemporary artists were asked to choose what they consider to be the most important works of art created since the Institute of Contemporary Arts opened in London in 1947. Here are six of the best from the ICA's resulting exhibition, which has just opened
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