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Jeremy Deller: It's a kind of English magic, at the Venice Biennale, 2013 - audio slideshow

Jeremy Deller: It's a kind of English magic, at the Venice Biennale, 2013 - audio slideshow David Batty Karin Andreasson Thibaut Remy

War frames: prisoners depict their experiences in Iraq at the Venice Biennale

An exhibition in Jeremy Deller's British pavilion by jailed ex-soldiers explores social injustice through the prism of the Iraq conflict The theme of social justice - and injustice - looms large in Jeremy Deller's British pavilion at the Venice Biennal

Syrian art smuggled from the midst of civil war to show in London

The exhibition #withoutwords: Emerging Syrian Artists features artists who remain in Syria under threat of persecution Amid the worsening bloodshed of the Syrian civil war, getting the work of the country's struggling and oppressed artists seen overseas

Storm Thorgerson dies aged 69

Storm Thorgerson, the British graphic designer behind some of the most memorable album covers of all time, including Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, has died aged 69.

Iraq's isolated artists set for Venice showcase

Eleven artists selected for Welcome to Iraq pavilion include cartoonist, photographer and sculptors A political cartoonist whose work satirises the everyday struggle of life in post-war Baghdad and a photographer who explores the emotional legacy of Sadd