The Gallery Companion
The Gallery Companion
How Often Does Art Make You Laugh?
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How Often Does Art Make You Laugh?

And do we police our responses?
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Marcel Duchamp, Fountain (1917). This is a 1964 ‘replica’ on display at Tate Modern

Here’s a question: how often does art make you laugh? The other day I was standing in front of Marcel Duchamp’s famous ‘readymade’ artwork Fountain (1917) at Tate Modern with a group of students. It’s a manufactured, mass-produced urinal placed on its side on top of a ped…

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The Gallery Companion
The Gallery Companion
Shortlisted for the Independent Podcast Awards 2023, The Gallery Companion is hosted by writer and historian Dr Victoria Powell. Expect stories about all the messy, complicated stuff that artists explore and question in their work: what’s going on, how we think and behave, how the past impacts on the present, and the role of art in our world.
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