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New art gallery for Goldsmiths

Ambitious plans for a ‘new centre for the arts in south London’, to be part funded by an auction of artworks donated by college alumni, have been announced by Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Ed Atkins, Ribbons
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Is it time to recognise that the art of ‘now’ is digital?

Can art be truly contemporary if it doesn’t embrace and address the digital world? After hearing strong and polarized reviews from friends, Linda Pittwood visits the Serpentine Sackler’s current digital installation by Ed Atkins and finds something genuinely original.

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Gilbert and George, WELCOME, 377x635cm, 2013.
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NOW SHOWING #55: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selections include a ‘topical’ collection of new works by Gilbert and George in London, pioneering abstract paintings by the British post-war artist Sandra Blow in Penzance, and a series of ‘exuberant’ installations by Phyllida Barlow – made in response to the unique surroundings of Hauser and Wirth’s gallery space in Somerset.

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Crabtree and Evans, Antonio Bay (2014), installation at South London Gallery, 2014, courtesy the artists and Wysing Arts Centre.
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Wysing announces artists for autumn residency programme

Olivier Castel, Julia Crabtree and William Evans, Jesse Darling
, and Alice Theobald have been named as the four artists to take part in The Future, Wysing Arts Centre’s residency programme this autumn.

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Jim Lambie, Album Pathway, Barrowland Park, Glasgow
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Commonwealth Games, Glasgow: an art pathway

As Glasgow prepares for the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Celtic Park tonight, Chris Sharratt takes a look at Jim Lambie’s new public art piece in the city’s east end, and some of the other visual arts activity taking place during the Games.

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Ruth Proctor, If the sky falls (smoke walk 1), performance documentation, 2012.
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John Jones residency: “Research into new directions”

Following the opening of its new £10 million arts building in June, fine arts consultancy John Jones welcomes its first artist in residence as part of The Project Space programme of exhibitions, events and outreach activities. We speak to artist Ruth Proctor, and learn more about the space from curator Cassandra Needham.

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Gego, Reticulárea (ambientación), 1969. Courtesy: Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas
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NOW SHOWING #54: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s must-see shows include a group exhibition exploring urban anxiety in Manchester, a retrospective of German émigré Gego in Leeds, and a fresh look at the work of Shelagh Wakely in Camden.

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Arts Catalyst launches audience survey

London-based commissioning agency invites feedback on its programme of exhibitions, commissions, research, events and publications.

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Liane Lang, Close Quarters, from Amnesiac Patina, 2014.
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KALEID 2014 – Artists who do books

KALEID 2014, takes place tomorrow, 19 July, with an exhibition of works by the ‘fifty most interesting artists who do books’ plus the launch of a newly commissioned sculptural photobook by Liane Lang.

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Stephen Gill, from the series Talking To Ants.
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PICTURED #27: Stephen Gill, Talking To Ants

For the latest in our series focusing on art books, Tim Clark puts Stephen Gill’s Talking To Ants under the microscope and delights in humdrum views of Hackney embellished by in-camera photograms.

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Installation view, ‘DOES THE IT STICK’, Bloomber SPACE, a collaboration with Studio Voltaire, 2014
Courtesy of the Artists and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow. Photo: Dave Morgan
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Atlas Arts launches LOCATIONALIZED commission

New temporary sculptures by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan get a soft launch in Glasgow tomorrow, before heading north to the Hebridean islands of Skye and North Uist. Part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary in Scotland.

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Hauser & Wirth opens new arts centre in Somerset

With galleries in Zurich, London and New York and a stable of international artists, many will be familiar with art dealers Hauser & Wirth. The power couple’s decision to base their latest venture in the picturesque town of Bruton, Somerset, however, might take some by surprise.

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David Berridge: MAN AARG! Poetry, Essay, Art Practice
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SUMMER SELECTION: Holiday reads

For the second in our seasonal series, we’ve selected some stimulating books to keep you company over those long, hot summer days. So whether you’ll be relaxing on the beach, sipping cocktails by the pool, museum-hopping on a city break, or sheltering from the rain in a cosy tent – pack one of our holiday reads and enjoy that well-earned break!

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Kazimir Malevich, Dynamic Suprematism, oil on canvas, 1915 or 1916.
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NOW SHOWING #53: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection includes two major survey shows – radical Russian Kazimir Malevich at Tate Modern, and French conceptualist Daniel Buren at BALTIC – plus a new film installation by Noémie Goudal at New Art Gallery Walsall and darkly humourous paintings by Moyna Flannigan at Glasgow’s GoMA.

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