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Rapid Response Fund provides new works for Hove Museum

The Contemporary Art Society (CAS) Rapid Response Fund, a new initiative supporting artists and museums during the Covid-19 pandemic, has bought 12 ceramic and three tapestry works by Matt Smith, which will form a central focus for the displays at Hove Museum when it reopens.Much of Matt Smith’s work explores and comments on marginalised history and it will form a key inspiration for activity sessions as the museum expands its work with groups with varied critical social needs.Matt Smith said: ‘What museums collect, and what this tells us about what society deems important, is an ongoing fascination to me.‘Recent events have shown how important objects, and particularly sculpture, are in the national debate about who we are and how we got..

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