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Abramović method: the unpaid volunteer is present

Marina Abramović’s New York-based institute for performance art is looking for experienced applicants for some key part-time roles. But there’s a catch – you need to be able to commit to two or more days a week and not expect to get paid.

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The Night Climbers of Cambridge
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PICTURED #29: Thomas Mailaender, The Night Climbers of Cambridge

A new photobook from The Archive of Modern Conflict captures the magic and vertiginous tomfoolery of 1930s Cambridge undergraduates climbing the city’s buildings by night. Tim Clark considers the merits of Thomas Mailaender’s The Night Climbers of Cambridge.

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Cheltenham retains Banksy artwork

‘Cheltenham Banksy’ to remain in the town following the announcement of a cash deal between a local philanthropist and the owners of the property where it appeared earlier this year.

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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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