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The Week’s Muse: 21 June

21 June 2014

It’s the longest day of the year! Our round-up of comment from the blog will help fill the time:

Ceilings, floors and walls

Central Pavilion, 'Elements of Architecture', introduction (detail)How do you exhibit architecture? Zofia Trafas discusses Rem Koolhaas’ back-to-basics approach at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and picks four of the most interesting pavilions.

The Battle of Orgreave

(2001), Jeremy Deller.It’s been 30 years since the Battle of Orgreave and the miners’ strike in the UK. Digby Warde-Aldam looks at the legacy of those events, and discusses Jeremy Deller’s 2001 response. Is it time for a new approach?

The Art of Digital

They’ve catalogued and digitised every publicly-owned oil painting in the UK. What next? Andrew Ellis, director of the Public Catalogue Foundation, introduces some recent initiatives.

A critique of Richard Mosse’s The Enclave

 ‘Is Mosse perpetuating the idea of an imagined Other?’ Yvette Greslé takes issue with the colour-saturated shots in Mosse’s prizewinning photographic series The Enclave, which won this year’s Deutsche Börse Prize.

Cover Story: Pope, Roubiliac and Apollo

Why is Alexander Pope on the cover of this month’s Apollo? Editor Thomas Marks discusses Roubiliac’s magnificent portrait bust of Alexander Pope, which features in Waddesdon Manor’s current exhibition ‘Fame and Friendship’.

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