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Art and aviation: the British modernists inspired by flight
The advent of modern aviation played a decisive part in the emergence of abstract art. For British modernists, flight came to have specifically national resonances – pushing the landscape tradition towards abstraction while encapsulating the military threat to the nation.
James Bridle and the rise of the drone
These days the aerial view has taken on a different aspect again, as unmanned satellites and drones take to the heavens in order to monitor and intervene in life on the ground. James Bridle is one of a growing number of artists who deliberately draw attention to the surveillance systems that structure our lives. Kasia Maciejowska discusses his work and its significance.
Acquisitions of the month