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A different vision

Any visit to a major art gallery is an important educational experience: it raises our awareness of artists’ work, and the context in which their ideas were formed.

Anne Roberts

For big exhibitions at institutions such as Tate Modern or the National Gallery, a well-oiled machine swings into action, with audio guides and introductory leaflets, followed up by an enticingly beautiful illustrated catalogue with scholarly articles. Before the opening, a press viewing will have ensured that the work has been discussed by critics from national newspapers and magazines. But, conversely, those who are not included among art’s chosen elite are also airbrushed out of the discussion and publications.