The Easel

We Must Not Be Isolated

Ali Smith displays her celebrated writing talents in a personal take on the Tate’s recent Sonia Delaunay show. A contemporary poet described Delaunay’s dresses “as if they made women into works of art. [At] the dance hall … she, Robert and their friends would strut their stuff … usually dressed in Sonia’s early simultaneous clothes, bright swirls of patched colour-amalgam which gave them the visible status of glorious jesters”.