Grand illusions

May 22, 1998

(Photograph) - Leeds University fine art students created a media frenzy around an elaborate deception this week. The students' claim that they used university money to go on holiday to Malaga as part of an experimental piece of performance art was widely ridiculed. In fact, the stunt was a staged simulation aimed at raising fundamental questions about truth and art.

Photograph by ROSS PARRY

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