Is the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition nothing more than a glorified car boot sale? When you hear the media blurb for their 249th event - over 1,000 works by amateur and professional artists bought together in one place and all or nearly all for sale - it does sound suspiciously like one or a modest art fair. This was not always the case.
I travel to Birmingham on one of the hottest days of the year to see the work of Sheela Gowda. I confess to being a long term follower of Gowda. Of all the installations at Tate Modern, Gowda's Behold 2009, containing 4,000 metres or four kilometers of rope made of human hair, 20 car bumpers is one of the most memorable installations currently on show. To make the length of rope necessitated 1,000 seamless knots which the artist herself made.
This is the first UK retrospective of Fahrelnissa Zeid, one of a series of Tate exhibitions exploring overlooked or forgotten artists, many of them women part of an admirable incentive to look outside the usual European –American art historical cannon started with the Lebanese painter Saloua Raouda Choucair and the Sudanese artist Ibrahim El Salahi. Zeid, born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1901 had a brutal start to her life when aged 12 her older brother was convicted of murdering her father.
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Selecting a term
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