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Banksy, Hewlett Road, Cheltenham. Photo: Brian Robert Marshall. Creative Commons
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Banksy’s Spy Booth is feared destroyed, Chicago judge rules in Peter Doig artwork trial, and serious earthquake damage to Italy’s artistic heritage.

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Maurice Carlin, 'Performance Publishing: Excelsior Works', V22, London (2015). 
Performance co-commission from V22 and ‘Multiplied’ at Christies, to publish the 5000 sq ft ‘Excelsior Works’ warehouse floor plate in CMYK relief prints, before a radical transformation of the surrounding area
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A Q&A with… Maurice Carlin, Clore Visual Artist Fellow

The Salford-based artist Maurice Carlin hopes to use his time as the first-ever Clore Visual Artist Fellow to, among other things, “change perceptions… of what it means to be an artist”. He shares his thoughts on the fellowship, its personal and wider significance, and why artists – and the artist-led sector in particular – need to recognise the importance of good leadership.

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The Heidelberg Project - Detroit, Michigan USA. Photo: David Yarnall. Creative Commons
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Detroit’s Heidelberg Project to be dismantled, claims Topshop ripped off artist’s designs, and UK Culture Secretary endorses White Paper goals.

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Rhona Taylor, Deviation
 
Painting directly on to cell walls, ceiling and floor
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Confined Spaces: exhibition turns former jail into temporary gallery

‘Confined Spaces’ is a group exhibition in the cells of the Old Gaol and Police Station at Campbeltown on the west coast of Scotland. Chris Sharratt speaks to artist and curator Rhona Taylor about the challenges of turning the 19th century building into a temporary gallery space for work by 11 artists.

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Yelena Popova, 2016. Installation view, Nottingham Contemporary. Photo Andy Keate.
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A Q&A with… Yelena Popova, artist

Best known for her abstract paintings, Russian-born artist Yelena Popova’s current solo show at Nottingham Contemporary in her home town is split across two spaces and includes a computer-coded video projection. Anneka French discovers more about her relationship with paint, digital imagery and collaborative working.

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Hotel Elephant. Photo: Hanna-Katrina Jedrosz
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Hotel Elephant: “A spring board for artists in Elephant and Castle”

A new development in south London that will provide between 80 and 100 workspaces for emerging artists and creative entrepreneurs is in the final stages of construction, with a hot desk space, gallery and café already open. Artist and Hotel Elephant co-director Emily Woodhouse speaks to Jack Hutchinson about how the project, established in 2009, found its new home.

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Installation by the artist JR, in Rio. Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BIuukBsgKlQ/
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: art at the Olympics, court to decide authenticity of Peter Doig painting, and art magazine covers nipples of nude pregnant woman painted by artist Lisa Yuskavage.

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Agnieszka Tarasiuk Photo: © Filip Skronc (http://filipskronc.com)
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Brexit, Poland and the visual arts: “We will find ways to continue to work”

With a long and close relationship between the UK and Poland stretching back over generations, and an estimated 800,000 people born in Poland currently resident in the UK, what is the Polish view on Brexit and its implications for the visual arts? Emma Sumner talks to Polish artists, curators and visual arts professionals to find out.

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