Based on magazines dating from the 1930s to the 1970s aimed at African-American audiences, Gallagher's witty and sophisticated interventions emphasize the complex construction of identity.

Ellen Galagher, DeLuxe

Kara Walker, Fons Americanus, Tate
Inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, Walker’s fountain explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe, referring to the transatlantic slave trade and the ambitions, fates, and tragedies of people from these three continents.

Kara Walker, Fons Americanus

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In 1938, a group of 37 artists, writers and thinkers in Cairo signed a manifesto titled ‘Long Live Degenerate Art’. This marked the start of the group known as ‘Art and Liberty’, and the birth of a distinctly Egyptian style of Surrealism.

A brief guide to Egyptian Surrealism

Black Mountain College was a highly influential school founded in North Carolina, USA, in 1933 where teaching was experimental and committed to an interdisciplinary approach

Black Mountain College

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A key artist of the arte povera movement, Michelangelo Pistoletto came to London in May to recreate a seminal 1966 performance in which he rolled a ball of newspapers through the streets of Turin

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Newspaper Sphere

Using industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural space, Rachel Whiteread evocative sculptures range from the intimate to the monumental.

Who is Rachel Whiteread?