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Vince Laws is a poet, artist, performer, campaigner. He writes poetry, performs poetry and makes visual poetry, paintings, collage, posters, film, installations and recordings: “As an artist, I define what art is. As a poet, I define what a poem is. If my art can be anything from a painting to a concept, so can my poetry. I am a poem.”

Atos Kills at the Tate

28 September 2011


photo of placard with atos kills written on it, standing against a cross in a graveyard

Poet, artist and campaigner, Vince Laws, has launched a collection of ‘Atos Kills’ funeral cards in the Tate Modern whilst having his portrait painted. The limited edition collection comprises six cards with hand-written texts in black and red biro. ‘Who gives Atos about the sick?’ asks the first. ‘Atos is a French IT company, paid £100 million a year by the government to take benefits away from the sick’ reads the second. ‘Atos Kills' [allegedly]...

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Tate Blog

1 September 2011


Vince laughing

Vince Laws invites us to Tanya at the Tate... Well let’s be honest, I’ve had my share of shit to deal with this year - but you know what, from shit springs roses! On 21st September I will be sitting in the Tate Modern having my portrait painted by an artist whose work I loved from the moment I first saw it: Tanya Raabe. Tate Curator Marcus Dickey Horley explains. “For the last 18 months disabled artist Tanya Raabe has been working collaboratively with Tate Modern and Tate...

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