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Hardeep Pandhal, 'Konfessions of a Klabautermann', exhibition view, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, September 2017. Photo: Max Slaven; Courtesy: the artistl
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A Q&A with… Hardeep Pandhal, Glasgow International artist

As he prepares for his Glasgow International solo show at Kelvin Hall, Jessica Ramm – who is also exhibiting during GI – talks to the Glasgow-based artist about authority, control and power, and how his work offsets some of the grandeur of the city’s colonial past.

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Bruce Asbestos, screen grab from Instagram post uploaded by the artist 9 October 2017. Courtesy; artist.
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Artists + Instagram: Bruce Asbestos, bread-shoe maker

Bruce Asbestos is no stranger to social media, blurring the lines between documentation, comment and artwork. For the second in our ongoing series, Richard Taylor takes a look at the artist’s use of Instagram as Asbestos gets his shoes together for a new clothing project inspired by Hansel and Gretel.

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Sofie Layton, Making the Invisible Visible, 2016.
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Now Showing #241: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes an exploration of the beauty, fragility and resilience of the heart in Newcastle upon Tyne, paintings by the late St Ives modernist Trevor Bell in Plymouth, and an architectural perspective on the paintings of Monet in London.

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Limbo studios, Margate, Artist-led Tour: A Walking Assembly as part of Assembly Margate. Photo: Jason Pay
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a-n Assembly 2018: new series of “artist-led peer learning and sharing” events announced

a-n’s Assembly programme of workshops, talks and networking returns with a new series of one-day events taking place in four cities around the UK. With events in Salford and Birmingham already confirmed, we take a closer look at the Assembly Salford programme which will explore how artists can maintain their presence within a city region undergoing rapid development.

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Book ship 3D model by Leonard McDermid of Stichill Marigold Press, made in response to the short story ‘Watching God’ by China Miéville, for World Book Night 2018.
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Artists’ Books #29: World Book Night United Artists

World Book Night on 23 April will see the launch in Bristol of a collaborative artists’ book containing all text and image responses made in tribute to the short story ‘Watching God’ from Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville. Sarah Bodman of UWE Bristol’s Centre for Fine Print Research discusses this and previous artists’ book created for the annual project.

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Richard Parry, director, Glasgow International. Photo:  Jonathan Lynch
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A Q&A with… Richard Parry, Glasgow International director

Richard Parry was appointed director of the biennial Glasgow International festival in May last year, following a move from Blackpool where he was director/curator at the Grundy Gallery. Chris Sharratt talks to him about the artistic rhythm of Glasgow’s rich and vibrant art scene, and his approach to curating the festival, which is now in its eighth edition.

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Dover (Kent), Brexit, wallpainting by Banksy. Photo: Paul Bissegger via WikiMedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Douvres,_Brexit,_par_Banksy_(2017)_1.jpg), CC-BY-SA-4.0 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:CC-BY-SA-4.0)
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Brexit and the arts: uncertainty and confusion remain as leave date looms

The recent Brexit Conference organised by the Creative Industries Federation gathered together Leavers and Remainers, political journalists and politicians, and a wide range of delegates working in the arts and culture, in an attempt to make sense of what Brexit will mean to the sector. Dany Louise reports.

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