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Ingret Van Ree, John Fernon and Dorian Braun recording Operatic vioce for sound installation. Photograph by Karen van der Muel.
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A Q&A with… Dorian Braun, Edinburgh Art Festival ‘Platform’ artist

Edinburgh Art Festival’s Platform exhibition provides early career artists the opportunity to develop and show work at this high-profile annual festival. Richard Taylor talks with one of this year’s artists whose intriguing commissioned work was built in the Scottish Highlands and fine-tuned through collaboration during residencies in Abroath and Holland.

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Rana Begum, No. 207, installation view at Parasol Unit, London, 2016. Photo: Jack Hems
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NOW SHOWING #157: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection includes work inspired by the city environment and traditional Islamic art in London, an installation in Brighton by one of Arte Povera’s leading lights, and in Leeds a show exploring the relationship between sculpture and prosthetics.

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Catherine Yass suspends grand piano over former BBC Television Centre
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Campaign calls for Google to restore Dennis Cooper’s blog, woman who received Van Gogh’s ear named and Iran drops charges against artist Parviz Tanavoli.

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Installation of Pomona Zipser’s new work for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, Yaşasin, 2016. Courtesy: Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust
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Forest art works: new commissions, renewed partnership

As the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail celebrates its thirtieth year with the unveiling of two new commissions, Arts Council England and Forestry Commission England have announced a new four year partnership to expand and extend the reach of their Forest Art Works programme.

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Hurvin Anderson, painter
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A Q&A with… Hurvin Anderson, painter

Ranging from painterly abstraction to figurative interiors and landscapes, Hurvin Anderson’s solo exhibition at New Art Exchange, Nottingham, expands on two long-standing motifs of the barbershop interior and the municipal park landscape and includes his Arts Council Collection commission, Is It OK To Be Black? Wayne Burrows talks to the artist.

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Reeve Schumacher, #1, from the Nothing but Blue Skies series, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.
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Les Rencontres d’Arles 2016: top five exhibitions

1000 Words Editor, Tim Clark selects his five must-see exhibitions from Les Rencontres d’Arles 2016 – the bright, bushy-tailed festival of photography in the south of France now celebrating its 47th year.

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Spencer Tunick, commission for Hull’s UK City of Culture. Copyright: Ferens Art Gallery
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Arts Council England make changes to length of funding agreements, artists call for Israel to release detained Palestinian poet, and Pokémon Go causes increase in visitors to museums.

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Martin Creed, Work No. 2683, 2016 
​Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth​
Photo: Hugo Glendinning
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A Q&A with… Martin Creed, artist and musician

Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed has major shows on at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Park Avenue Armory in New York, has recently played at Glastonbury, and has just released a new album of songs, Thoughts Lined Up. Fisun Güner talks to him about music, art, food phobias and life after Brexit.

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Transitions out of Fine Art Education Symposium, Glasgow School of Art, 25 June 2016. Photo: courtesy Glasgow School of Art
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Life beyond art school: what next, where next and how to make it happen

A recent symposium held in Glasgow and organised jointly by Glasgow School of Art and Q-Art saw fine art staff, students and industry professionals examine the role of art schools and how they prepare students for life after university. Laura Campbell reports on the issues raised and the possible solutions.

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