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Why Being an Artist is not a Job

Working away in the studio is play with consequences not a job, thank goodness!...

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Newness & Nostalgia In Art

The Idea of newness is an essential part of the function of art in modern times but what does that mean and how does newness form and change? Are we all prone to long for a past that never was or a...

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The Feminine in the Feminist: Women take their Life-Making skills into Contemporary Art

Camille and Nikita Kravtsov, UFO Revolution, 2018, (detail), drawing, print and embroidery t art schools in the sixties and seventies, American modernism held sway, even if French existentialism...

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Art and Politics (its all about transformation)

The transformation of a world veiw is possible but does art approach the challenge?...

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Ghost Cities and the Art that Haunts Them

Huge concrete ghosts emerging all over the world haunt developed and developing countries....

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Loitered Lens: Great British Tattoo Show (Part Two)

Needles, inkguns, rubber and balm - colourful scenes from Alexander Palace...

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Lines and Boundaries: The Different Ways Artists, Architects See

Artists and architects think differently compared to other people ...

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Art in Adversity: Magdalena Abakanowicz Remembered

Looking back on the life and career of Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz...

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Art can provide a mirror to people’s lives: Company Chameleon

ance tends to find a way, regardless of setting. Comforting as it may be, there is no real need to invoke the Billy Elliot myth of northern lad shucking off the grim strictures of working class...

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Soundtracking the Great Game: (Stylotone Vinyl Reissue of Khartoum)

Frank Cordell's epic soundtrack receives a lavish vinyl reissue...

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God Shave the Queen for the Art Bastard Show

West country wit and the sharp lancet of satire converge on the world of conceptual art. The Art Bastard show launches on YouTube...

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Hanging offence – investigating art curation

nvestigating contemporary art curation the Hanging offence series has interviewed a number of gallerists, large and small, from around the globe. Despite the broad democritisation of art curation...

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On the Trail With the Birthers and Orly Taitz (Part Three)

Lucas Daniel Smith purportedly walked out of the Coast Province General Hospital in Kenya with a certified copy of Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate....

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On the Road With Orly Taitz and the Birthers (Part Two)

Orly Taitz believed that President Barack Obama was in fact born in Kenya, and ineligible to serve as President. Peyton gets to take her (legal) case....

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Goat Meat, The Meat on the Street, We Love to Eat

Goat meat is becoming more popular in America, and in large part it's been due to the desire of immigrants to retain the tastes and preferences of their country of origin...

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Bursting the pink bubble of partisan fantasy

You do not actually believe that it is possible to vote away oligarchic rule and militarist/police state imperium… do you?...

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‘Scott Walker: 30 Century’ Director Stephen Kijak talks Backstreet Boys

'Let's make a film about something that at one point in your life you actively disliked, and try to find a way in'...

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I’m not particularly interested in redoing old films (Colin Vaines)

olin Vaines: writer, educator, film producer, cigar smoker and bon vivant is a busy man and his inscrutable demeanour contains an Old Media mix of interest, arch humour, confidence, and unsettling...

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Stuart Semple : Anxiety Generation

The emotive focus within Semple’s work then is desire and its role in creating anxiety, largely within the intersections of sex, power, or violence. ...

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GV Art : Lost in Fathoms

The show feels like stepping into a noir detective story, surrounding the disappearance of the island of Nuuk...

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Amy Winehouse : Art Exhibition

When I Walk In Your Shoes is a contemporary art exhibition in the aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation....

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Make the Money, Change the Game [Part 2]

There's little to prepare you for paying for a drink and getting your change in three different currencies....

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James Narh (XXL Streetdance) : Interview

Street dance has to sit within contemporary culture to stand the test of time, and not end up as a fad that disappears after a session or two....

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Secret Garden Party Announce Lineup

The Secret Garden Party announces headliner and additional line up for 2014...

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Hanging Offence : Parallax Art Fair

Art objects do not have “magical healing” properties either. They cannot make people feel better or worse; informed or misinformed. That is wishful thinking. ...

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Touring Mbare Township (Part 2)

It’s a common problem I've encountered in Zimbabwe. If there’s one person there who is staunchly pro-Mugabe, he or she dominates the conversation, cowing others into quiet agreement....

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Slip Discs : Servants Jazz Quarters

A very varied night presented by the avowedly playful Slip Discs, committed to breaking down what they see as strict divisions between afficionados of contemporary composition and wider audiences...

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NOISE & whispers : GV Art

Produced partly in response to open call for sound works dealing with the interface between art and science, the show gives an overview of some of the main tendencies in contemporary sound art...

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Aesthetics and the Art of Audio Field Recording

'What is the artistic element of so seemingly ‘passive’ an activity as pointing a mic and pushing the record button?' Steven Miller teaches us how to record, and how to listen....

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Hanging Offence : Vitrine, Bermondsey Street

There is nothing better than entering an artist’s studio and just knowing that by collaborating with this person something amazing can be created...

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