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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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WoW, Laundry Poles, Glasgow Green
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Upcoming events: washerwomen’s words, creative coding and the benefits of light

Event and exhibition highlights for the week ahead, selected from our busy Events section and featuring events and exhibitions posted by a-n members.

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Rachel Dobbs, ACE G4A Cheatsheet
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Artist publishes ACE funding ‘cheatsheet’

A new toolkit / ‘cheatsheet’, designed by artist Rachel Dobbs, reformats the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts application form to make it more accessible.

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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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copyright: Brigitte Jurack
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Upcoming events: doppelgängers, sea screenings and a rural residency

Highlights for the week ahead selected from our busy Events section and featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n’s members.

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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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a-n members EU referendum survey: “The impact of Brexit has been immediate”

Following the result of the EU referendum in June, a-n’s member survey was a chance to get a sense of how Brexit might affect visual artists. Dany Louise highlights some of the survey findings including examples of how the decision to leave the EU is already affecting members who regularly work, exhibit or apply for opportunities in Europe.

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Edmund Clark, Bagram Airbase, from the old
4 Soviet control tower, from Negative Publicity:
Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition
(Aperture/Magnum Foundation, 2016). © Edmund Clark, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery, London and New York
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A Q&A with… Edmund Clark, artist-photographer

Renowned for his work exploring issues of security and secrecy in the ‘war on terror’, Edmund Clark’s Negative Publicity sees the British photographer examine the CIA’s programme of extraordinary rendition. On the occasion of a new monograph and year-long exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London, he talks to Tim Clark about the challenges of photographing invisible mechanisms of state control.

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