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Regine Petersen, Find a Falling Star
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PICTURED #41: Regine Petersen, Find a Fallen Star

Published on the occasion of her solo exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam, Regine Petersen’s Find a Fallen Star is made up of three hardcover books in one slipcase that combine photography with archival material to narrate and establish a small history of meteorite incidents.

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Rodin, Morris, Cezanne, Matisse, Man Ray, Dali; image courtesy Gavin Turk
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Gavin Turk’s Project Beard at TOAF London

A beardless Gavin Turk will be presenting his new limited editions series Project Beard this weekend at The Other Art Fair London. The art fair for ‘undiscovered’ artists will be launching its first regional edition in Bristol in June.

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Jordan Alex Smith, Vote.
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Vote Art goes live from Aberdeen to Plymouth

Artworks encouraging people to vote in the general election will be appearing on billboards around the UK from this Thursday, 23 April, with a new work by first-time-voter Jordan Alex Smith joining those of the five already announced artists.

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•	Frank Auerbach, Study for Mornington Crescent, Summer Morning II, 2004, crayon on paper, 31 x 31 cm, © The Artist. Ben Uri Gallery & Museum Collection.
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Ben Uri Gallery: “It’s about an artistic context not religious or ethnic”

In the lead up to its centenary celebrations, the Ben Uri Gallery – which presents work of Jewish interest or by Jewish artists – has curated No Set Rules, an exhibition of works on paper from its own collection and that of Philip Schlee. Dany Louise visits the small space and discovers more about its history and ambitions.

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Catherine Street, Sway & Muscle installation, performance in progress, 2014
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A Q&A with… Catherine Street, artist

The Edinburgh-based artist talks about how 12 months of residencies in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Abroath have led to a solo exhibition at Glasgow School of Art which uses film, audio and performance to explore the limits of her body as a material.

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Georgina Starr, I, Cave (The Lleu Llaw), 2015, Image courtesy of the artist
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NOW SHOWING #92: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection includes an exhibition of abstract painting and textiles at Tate Modern, a history of nitrate extraction at Liverpool’s Bluecoat and a printmaking group show in Scarborough.

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“Interpretation should never tell us what to see, think, or feel”

In The Interpretation Matters Handbook, a-n contributor Dany Louise brings together a variety of voices from the visual arts to discuss the thorny and important subject of gallery interpretation and ‘artspeak’. In an extract from the book, Simon Martin, director of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester explains the organisation’s approach to accessible and informative text.

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Cathy Lomax, Fontana.
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Roman Remains: exploring the traces of a chance encounter

In the lead up to artist-led Transition Gallery’s latest exhibition, which features works by six recent British School at Rome residency holders, we speak to artist and curator Cathy Lomax about her reasons for reconnecting with fellow residency holders, and to Archie Franks and Ursula Burke about the impact the residencies had on their practice.

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