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The Week’s Muse: 23 August

23 August 2014

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

Putting creativity back on the school curriculum

We spoke to the artist Bob and Roberta Smith about his campaign to stop the UK government sidelining art in schools. His film, Art Party, screened across the country this week, but is anyone in power listening?

This is not America

(1987/2014), Alfredo Jaar.For a few minutes every night this month, Alfredo Jaar’s A Logo For America interrupts the flashing commercial adverts of New York’s Times Square. First displayed there in 1987, its challenging message rings true today.

Orderly Utopias: the enduring appeal of geometric art

(1938), Joaquin Torres-Garcia.The Royal Academy of Art’s ‘Radical Geometry’ exhibition isn’t the only one to dwell on geometric art in recent years. Jessica Furseth looks back at some earlier shows and asks why we’re still drawn to the shapes and structures of the genre.

A look at the Clark’s new buildings

Clark Center and reflecting pool.After its long-awaited redevelopment, the Clark has unveiled an impressive new building designed by Tadao Ando alongside refurbished galleries by Annabelle Selldorf.

40 Under 40: The Collectors

What role do young collectors have to play in the art world? Who has their eye on the latest trends, and is anyone still buying in more traditional fields? Thomas Marks discusses the final Apollo 40 Under 40 category: The Collectors.