Prada does much more than resurrect an old show

Ossian Ward: “When Attitudes Become Form”, at the Fondazione Prada, is a 21st century re-enactment of pioneering Swiss curator Harald Szeemann's seminal 1969 exhibition in Bern, a landmark show for conceptual art and one that has had to “Live in Your Head” (to give its full title) or in grainy black-and-white photographs and nostalgic eulogies, until now. MORE

Fri, 31 May 2013 14:23:00 GMT

Jeremy Deller takes aim at the establishment

Ossian Ward: A cup of tea on the veranda might sound terribly British but Jeremy Deller's Pavilion, “English Magic”, is more of a controversial political minefield than it is a quaint pit-stop. Revisiting his familiar cultural reference points of outsider art, moments of historical upheaval and more lighthearted musical interludes, his show chimes neatly with some of the wider themes of Massimiliano Gioni's Biennale, while also taking the whole event to task in his strange depiction of William Morris (a typically socially-engaged Deller hero) who has returned from the grave to cast Roman Abramovich's ostentatious yacht into the depths of the lagoon, like some crazed Godzilla. MORE

Thu, 30 May 2013 13:11:00 GMT

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