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PICTURED #32: Erik Kessels, In Almost Every Picture 13

For the latest photobook in the celebrated In Almost Every Picture series, the Dutch curator and editor Erik Kessels continues to delve into the treasure troves of vernacular photography to bring us imperfect images where the photographer’s hand appears in the frame. Tim Clark reveals more.

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Rosalind Davis, Echo Chamber, oil and thread on linen, 100x100cm, 2014.
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NOW SHOWING #64: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s must-see shows range from an emotive Susan Philipsz sound installation in Birmingham to the ‘Wp Wp Wp’ of Chinook helicopters in Yorkshire.

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Autumn Rhythm by Mackie
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National Open Art Competition: winners announced

Scottish-born oil painter Mackie has been awarded the 18th National Open Art Competition’s top prize of £10,000, from a selection of 29 awards worth over £60,000 in total.

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Exhibit B. Photo: Sofie Knijff
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Exhibit B and The Barbican: mono-cultural bias must be addressed

As the controversy around the staging of Brett Bailey’s Exhibit B at The Barbican reaches a climax, with the London run now cancelled due to protests from anti-racism campaigners, Index on Censorship’s associate arts producer Julia Farrington explores the issues around the presentation of this live installation.

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Barbican cancels Exhibit B following protests

South African artist Brett Bailey’s controversial performance involving caged black performers has been shut down following protests and accusations of racism.

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Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis, Be young, be wild, be desperate, 2013
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New Contemporaries 2014: exciting, thoughtful, angry

Now in its 65th year, the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition offers an annual snapshot of the talent coming out of British art schools. Laura Robertson takes a tour and finds work by the 55 selected graduates that captures the social and political concerns of the times.

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Arts Council England adds new ‘gagging clause’ to NPOs

Arts organisations and those connected to them must be sure not to do anything that could damage Arts Council England’s reputation as a government-sponsored body, else their grants could be at risk. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.

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Jeremy Deller, Monarchs of the Glen, 2014, acrylic and olil on canvas, painted by Stuart Hughes, 95 x 170cm x 3cm
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NOW SHOWING #63: The week’s top exhibitions

From a Tory MP being devoured by birds of prey to an exploration of modern methods of communication and human intimacy, this week’s tour of recommended exhibitions includes shows in Glasgow, Sunderland, Nottingham and more.

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Chia Liang Lisa Kao.
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CRAFT EMERGENCY 2014: artists announced

aspex gallery has announced the 14 artists, designers and makers selected for its second annual open exhibition of emerging craft practitioners.

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