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Sad souls in a happy encounter

    The juxtaposition of Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch is a revelation, shedding light on both painters’ work

    Zanele Muholi, Tate Modern

      Zanele Muholi’s self-portraits are magical

      How artists have recognised the beauty of masks

        They are new to many of us now, but artists have long been fans of face coverings

        Forget The Queen’s Gambit, here’s the real art of chess

          The game has been inspiring creative minds for centuries

          The Japanese by Christopher Harding, review — an impressive history

            A marvellous study of a nation in 20 memorable characters

            Arctic — Culture and Climate at the British Museum

              A show that needs more grit and less propaganda

              The Sin exhibition at the National Gallery

                Sin is a terrific subject for a show, if treated with curiosity and respect, but this is dumbing down

                Polly Morgan’s How to Behave at Home at the Bomb Factory; The Royal Academy’s Winter Exhibition

                  A fabulously unique show that will have you squirming

                  Bruce Nauman, Tate Modern, London SE1

                    Baffling and bleak, Bruce Nauman’s work is hugely influential — and the perfect art for the Covid world

                    Artemisia, National Gallery, London WC2

                      Snappy, witty, funny: the National Gallery’s new show charts the arrival of a unique female voice