Laura Gascoigne

Marina Abramovic’s show is only of interest to diehard fans

It’s hard to imagine a better antidote to this damp squib at the RA than Sarah Lucas's retrospective at Tate Britain

Embarrassed visitors are given the option of slipping through the side: ‘Imponderabilia’, 1977, by Ulay and Marina Abramovic. Courtesy of the Marina Abramovic Archives. © Ulay / Marina Abramovic

‘Do women have to be naked to get into the Met Museum?’ More than 30 years after the Guerrilla Girls posed this question on their feminist poster, the answer suggested by the Royal Academy’s Marina Abramovic retrospective – touted as the first solo show by a woman artist in the main galleries – is: ‘They don’t have to, but it helps.

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