Estelle Lovatt on BBC Radio 4

Estelle Lovatt and Stephen Pritchard discussing Tate Britain’s decision to bring back labels and rehangs in themes to help audience understand the art.

BBC Radio 4 Broadcast Sat 27 May 2017

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Estelle Lovatt on BBC Radio 4 | Taking a loo break to celebrate Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ Centenary

Is this art?

It is the centenary of Duchamp’s The Fountain, the already-made, or “ready-made”, urinal, which launched the 20th century’s controversial obsession with conceptual art.

Art critic Estelle Lovatt and art historian Glynn Thompson discuss the story behind the piece and whether or not it should be considered a work of art.

(Image: The Fountain. Credit: Getty Images)

Broadcast: Sat 8 Apr 2017 on BBC Radio 4

The cheek of it: 2016 Turner Prize shortlist revealed

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A giant golden sculpture of buttocks and more than £20,000 in pennies are among artworks in the running for this year’s Turner Prize.

An exhibition of the works by four shortlisted artists will go on display at the Tate Britain on Tuesday.

Video report by ITV News reporter Sally Lockwood, interviewing Estelle Lovat FRSA – Click to watch  video

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  • Anthea Hamilton

Measuring around 16ft high, Hamilton’s Project For A Door (After Gaetano Pesce) is part of a series of “physical realisations” of images taken from the artist’s archive.

It also consists of a “brick suit” – a fabric suit which camouflages with the wall behind.

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A gallery assistant looks nominee Anthea Hamilton’s ‘Brick Suit’. Credit: PA
  • Michael Dean

Michael Dean’s work includes a piece consisting of £20,435.99 in pennies, to represent “one penny below the UK poverty line for a family of four”.

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Thousands of pennies are used to deliver a poverty message. Credit: PA
  • Josephine Pryde

Josephine Pryde’s installation features a train model entitled The New Media Express in a Temporary Siding (Baby Wants To Ride) 2016.

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Josephine Pryde’s train model. Credit: PA
  • Helen Marten

Helen Marten’s work features handmade as well as found objects such as cotton buds and fish skins to create “poetic visual puzzles”.

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Helen Marten’s installations features a various of objects Credit: PA

The winner of the contemporary art prize, which is now in its 32nd year, will be announced in December.

Source: ITV news

Jeff Koons and his Play-Doh pile ‘Now’ in London | Video

Newport Street Gallery in London presents ‘Now’ a solo exhibition of work by American artist Jeff Koons spanning 35 years.

 Estelle Lovatt is an Art Critic: “The childhood sculptures are trying to take us right back to our earliest form of communication, how we sculpt with play doh or plasticine. You know it’s wonderful, how we touch and feel, messy play, and it’s trying to get rid of our inhibitions, it’s also trying to say; ‘Listen, everything and anything is art’.”

Jeff Koons: ‘Now’, runs from 18 May 2016 to 16 Oct 2016 and contains sexually explicit material.

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