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Tontine East on Glasgow's Trongate
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Glasgow School of Art: new studios on Trongate

A new home for Glasgow School of Art’s displaced fine art courses is being developed, following the fire that devastated the historic Mackintosh Building earlier this year.

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Joan Fontcuberta, Trepat.
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PICTURED #30: Joan Fontcuberta, Trepat

For more than 30 years, Joan Fontcuberta has been challenging the veracity of the photographic medium by staging one hoax, pseudo-documentary project after another. A new book, Trepat, sees the Catalan artist explore the improbable archive of the Spanish industrial powerhouse Josep Trepat. Tim Clark steps inside his world.

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Frank Auerbach, Rebuilding the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, 1962. © Frank Auerbach
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NOW SHOWING #59: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s must-see shows include Frank Auerbach’s drawings and paintings at Tate Britain, Simon and Tom Bloor’s exploration of the post-war architecture of play at Sheffield’s Site Gallery – and a spot of artist-run golf in Croydon.

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£100,000 award for filmmakers announced

Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network has announced the latest winners of its development awards for filmmakers, one of which will go on to receive production funding of £100,000.

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Tina Jenkins, Bed Head, gloss and acrylic on plastic sheeting, 17x17cm.
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Finalists announced for £20,000 Threadneedle Prize

Six artists have been shortlisted for the 2014 edition of the Threadneedle Prize, the open exhibition that aims to ‘showcase the very best in new figurative and representational art’.

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The Other Art Fair
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Frieze week 2014 and Other Art Fair news

The Other Art Fair returns to the Old Truman Brewery for its second year during ‘Frieze week’ in October, while this year’s Frieze Art Fair includes the fair’s inaugural Artist Award winner and a new Live programme.

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Ian Whittlesea, A Breathing Bulb.
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NOW SHOWING #58: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes a ‘breathing’ bulb in London, an evolving artist-led group show in Sheffield, and the auto-creative work of Gustav Metzger in Cambridge.

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Ricardo Cases, Paloma al aire
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PICTURED #29: Ricardo Cases, Paloma al aire

Paloma al aire, Ricardo Cases’ highly-acclaimed photobook, shines a spotlight on the practice of pigeon racing in the Spanish regions of Valencia and Murcia. With the release of a new second edition, Tim Clark reflects on the extravaganza of colour, fantasy and prowess of an older Spain.

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D.J. Williams, The Four Alls. Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery
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Folk art, fine art and the snobbery of taste

The current British Folk Art exhibition at Tate Britain provides a timely reminder of art as an expression of creativity and emotion. It is, argues Alistair Gentry, a compelling alternative to a ‘sick and twisted’ contemporary art world.

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Sovay Berriman, Symbol Archive: Molluscs Hunt Wizards, 2014.
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An artist-led adventure: memories, markers and a walk in the desert

Sovay Berriman’s latest, self-funded project will take her to Mongolia and Australia searching for ‘markers and boundaries of experience’ in desert landscapes, and researching the correlation between those landscapes and the narratives of the people that inhabit them. We spoke to the artist as she prepared for the first leg of her journey.

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