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TATE BRITAIN ‘When he paints a portrait I read a life’ Six contemporary painters – Andrew Cranston, Somaya Critchlow, Kaye Donachie, Louise Giovanelli, Merlin James and Matthew Krishanu – share what Walter Sickert’s art means to them today



A Sense of Belonging through Style The front room of a West Indian family home in the 1960s and 1970s conveyed a burgeoning Black British style. Michael McMillan, Dennis Morris and Grace Wales Bonner talk about how this aesthetic has influenced their own creative work


TATE ST IVES Empathy Not Erasure Artist Thao Nguyen Phan talks about about the inspiration behind her new work and how art can reimagine official histories


TATE LIVERPOOL Waves and Tides Director Helen Legg, curator Darren Pih and four artists discuss their connection to the city of Liverpool



PRIVATE VIEW On Listening Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Hisham Matar turns his eyes,

and his ears, to Ibrahim El-Salahi’s painting Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I



CONVERSATIONS Carol Jacobi charts the relationship between Alberto Giacometti and Isabel Rawsthorne through their letters 98

THE TATE ETC. GUIDE TO… THE MESSINESS OF ART MOVEMENTS Jennifer Higgie aks why we group art according to ‘movements’ 102

FICTION A.K. Blakemore responds to Ithell Colquhoun’s surrealist storyboard 104

NEW PERSPECTIVES Rene Matić on Agostino Brunias and Rebecca Birrell on Ethel Sands 108

COMING SOON The story behind artist Cornelia Parker’s exploded shed 110

LAST WORD Marie Yates’s conceptual artwork was completed by the movement of the tides 112

Walter Sickert The Blackbird of Paradise c.1896–8 (p.62)

Armet Francis Fashion Shoot, Brixton Market 1973 (p.72)

Thao Nguyen Phan Video still from Becoming Alluvium 2019 (p.80)

Ibrahim El-Salahi Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I 1961–5 (p.86)

Tate Liverpool in Liverpool’s Albert Dock (p.88)

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