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Fisun Güner

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Fisun is an art critic and writer and is the visual arts editor of theartsdesk. Her art writing has appeared in a range of publications, including The Spectator's Culture House blog, The Independent, Metro, The Evening Standard, New Statesman and Standpoint. You can follow her on Twitter @FisunGuner

Articles by Fisun Güner

Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk, Turner Contemporary

Imagine if broadcasters thought the only living pop star worth giving air time to was Lady Gaga. Imagine – the horror. It would be wall-to-wall Gaga for the foreseeable future. And then imagine if...

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, BBC One

If it’s about magic, and features sanitised cobbled streets and dark gothic interiors, then Harry Potter comparisons will no doubt be inevitable.And so it has been with this seven-part adaptation of...

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Death of a Salesman, Noël Coward Theatre

We’ve not been short of memorable London productions of Arthur Miller’s best known works. Ivo van Hove’s triple Olivier award-winning A View from the Bridge, which transferred to the Wyndham’s...

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Laura Marling, QEH

There’s no doubting the precocious talent of Laura Marling. At just 25 she recently released her fifth album, Short Movie, which matched the spiky introspection of song-writing previously driven by...

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Paul Simon and Sting, O2 Arena

Put your hand up if you were in the audience last night, or indeed on any of the nights of this ambitious On Stage Together tour, and came only to see one man, and that man was Paul Simon. I’m sure...

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theartsdesk in Bilbao: Niki de Saint Phalle at the Guggenheim Museum

This is work that wears its heart on its sleeve. That’s what gets you in the end in this big retrospective of the work of Niki de Saint Phalle. The French-American artist, who died aged 71 in 2002,...

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Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity, BBC Two

Louis Theroux just wants to make good television. This may seem an obvious thing to say of a programme-maker, but many programme-makers concerned with the kind of human interest story that Theroux...

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Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art, British Museum

We think we know it when we see it. But how, pray, do we define beauty? The ancient Greeks thought they had the measure of it. In the 4th century BC, the “chief forms of beauty,” according to...

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Richard Diebenkorn, Royal Academy

Made an Honorary Royal Academician just a few months before he died, in 1993, it’s taken till now for a posthumous Royal Academy survey to finally bring one of the absolute greats of American postwar...

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CD: Sam Lee & Friends – The Fade in Time

What was that about the difficult second album? If you thought Ground of its own, Sam Lee’s Mercury-nominated album of 2012, broke new and fertile ground for traditional folk music, then you’ll find...

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Gift Horse, Fourth Plinth

The unveiling of the Fourth Plinth has, since his election to office, been an opportunity for Mayor Boris Johnson to work the press pen with a comic turn. So, the commission, sponsored by the mayoral...

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Picasso: Love, Sex and Art, BBC Four

So, Picasso’s last words turned out not to be, “Drink to me. Drink to my health. You know I can’t drink anymore” – yes, those famous last words that inspired a Paul McCartney dirge – but were,...

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theartsdesk in Moscow: A Bewitching Eugene Onegin

As Shakespeare is to these native isles, so Pushkin is to Russia. And Eugene Onegin, Alexander Puskin’s enduring verse novel first published in serial form in 1825, is the most honoured and beloved...

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Quick! Win tickets for the London Art Fair

Whether you’re interested in buying, just looking or attending one of the many talks and events, the London Art Fair is the place to be over the next few days if you’re keen on modern and...

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Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015, Whitechapel Gallery

From an apparently simple idea stems a very confusing exhibition. Here’s the idea: taking the seminal black square painted by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich as its starting point – in fact, a...

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Best of 2014: Art

We commemorated the centenary of the start of the First World War and we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The year also marked a 70th anniversary for the D-Day landings...

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Canadian literary great and author husband talk birds, and each other

1945: The Savage Peace, BBC Two

The story of the cruel aftermath of war told in bruising documentary