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Mike Nelson to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Mike Nelson to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Mike Nelson: 'The Memory of HP Lovecraft'Hayward Gallery

Mostly the Venice Biennale passes me by entirely: ho-hum, another tired bit of Brit Art, I think, and turn the page. But Mike Nelson, twice nominated for the Turner Prize, is a terrific artist, too little seen, too odd, too unsettling to have been shown much in the mainstream. His selection is a boost – for him, I very much hope, but even more for the profile of British art. No more cringing when old-hat, old-school Emin or Hirst get wheeled out again, same old, same old.

A breath of air in a frequently stultifyingly publicity-hungry, post-Warholian cash-hungry world

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