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Mike Nelson’s creepy installations deftly avoid the pitfalls of Britart. He’s a great choice to represent Britain at this year’s Venice Biennale

By Ben Lewis   May 2011

Magazin by Mike Nelson: the artist’s installations place viewers in the role of the voyeur

A new chapter in British art history is beginning. Mike Nelson, the artist chosen to represent the nation at this year’s Venice Biennale in June, is the first in a decade who is not from or closely linked to the Britart movement of the 1990s. The 43-year-old Nelson is a member of the disparate, low-key generation of British artists whose work has been in demand from public institutions since the turn of the millennium. Twice nominated for the Turner prize, the Loughborough-born Nelson is represented…

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