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The Week’s Muse: 11 October

11 October 2014

A round-up of recent news and comment from the Muse Room

What Duchamp taught Gavin Turk

, 2014, by Gavin Turk

Rotor Rings , 2014, by Gavin Turk Photo: Andy Keate

‘I first saw his work on my foundation course, when I was a curious student: it was key to the transformation of my youthful thinking.’ Gavin Turk discusses the impact of Duchamp’s art on his own work in the October issue of Apollo. ‘What Duchamp Taught Me’ opened at the Fine Art Society this week.

Art in unusual places

Art and cocktails at 38b Projects in PeckhamLondon’s art scene isn’t confined to galleries and museums: artists and curators are setting up in the most unexpected of locations – council flats, arcade booths, crumbling terraced houses…Maggie Gray took the Art Licks Weekend tour of Peckham.

William Morris’s art and politics

(1884), Frederick Hollyer‘Morris was an anarchist…he wanted to demolish structures in society. People often ignore his revolutionary views and see him simply as a wallpaper designer’. Curator Fiona McCarthy speaks to Corinna Lotz ahead of the opening of a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

The London Diary…

(2014), Kerry James MarshallNext week is one of the busiest in London’s art calendar. As Frieze London approaches, we’ve started a daily diary to keep track of the new exhibitions and events opening up across the city.