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Art Movements of 2000s: Stuckism

Stuckism is an international art movement that was founded in 1999 by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art. The first group of thirteen British artists has since expanded, as of May 2010, to 209 groups in 48 countries. The Stuckists have staged shows and gained media attention for outspoken comments and demonstrations, particularly outside Tate Britainagainst the Turner Prize, sometimes dressed in clown costumes. They have also stated their opposition to the Charles Saatchi-patronisedYoung British Artists. After exhibiting mainly in small galleries in Shoreditch, London, they were given their first show in a major public museum in 2004, the Walker Art Gallery, as part of the Liverpool Biennial. Other campaigns mounted by the group include official avenues, such as standing in the 2001 general election,…

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