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1 Shanthi Road, Bangalore, artist residency space. L-R: Maurice Carlin, Clore Fellow; Suresh Jayaram, artist and founder-director 1 Shanthi Road; Jerrel Jackson, Clore Fellow; Archana Prasad, Clore Fellow and founder of Jaaga.  Courtesy: Maurice Carlin
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Platforms for change: what do artists really want from arts organisations?

The UK has the most highly developed arts infrastructure in the world. But, asks 2016-17 Clore Visual Artist Fellow Maurice Carlin in the first of two short provocations, imagine if it all disappeared overnight. Would it make a difference to your career? Would you still make art? And what do we want this infrastructure to do?

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Barbara Walker, Exotic Detail In The Margin#2. Photo: Colin Mills
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Pictures of… Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 shortlist

69 works by 65 artists have been selected for the latest edition of the UK’s longest-running annual open drawing exhibition, which will also be Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s final year as the show’s key partner and funder.

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Bruce Nauman, Violins Violence Silence, 1981-2. ARTIST ROOMS, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by Anthony d’Offay 2010. Copyright ARS, NY and DACS, London 2017
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NOW SHOWING #208: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including Bruce Nauman’s neon and video works at Tate Modern, a painterly exploration of physiognomy in Cornwall, and a sculptural intervention by Douglas Gordon in Edinburgh.

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Susan Collis. Courtesy: the artist.
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A Q&A with… Susan Collis, artist encouraging us to see value in the mundane

Known for her detailed sculptural works that combine everyday objects and materials with meticulously applied precious stones, metals or fine embroidery, Susan Collis is interested in making us consider the real value of what we might at first think is mundane and ordinary. Anneka French talks to the artist about her major new solo show at Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale.

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Banu Cennetoğlu, BEINGSAFEISSCARY, 2017, various materials, Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, Documenta 14. Photo: Roman März
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Conserving contemporary art: practice, theory and the Documenta institute

In the midst of a growth in performative and participatory art at international art biennials, Documenta recently confirmed the site of a new permanent institute in Kassel. Inspired by an academic conference on conserving contemporary art, Laura Harris assesses the challenges the institute faces in a climate where the experiential is increasingly taking precedence over the art object.

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Anna Ridler, Wikileaks: A Love Story.
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2017 Lumen Prize for digital art: longlist announced featuring artists from 20 countries

The global award that aims to raise the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of digital art has announced a longlist of 70 works selected for its sixth edition.

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Iron Ring sculpture, Flint Castle, architect’s concept drawing. Courtesy: Cadw Marketing.
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In Brief: Inappropriate sculpture for Wales?

A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Iron Ring sculpture described as insult to Welsh people, Triangle Network co-founder dies, Bansky’s Balloon Girl is nation’s favourite.

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Hackney WickED’s Director Anna Maloney and  Patron Gavin Turk.
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Hackney WickED goes Inside Out

The 2017 edition of the open studios weekender that celebrates the creative community of Hackney Wick, east London, will explore the inside workings of the artist’s studio whilst reflecting a time of rapid redevelopment in the area.

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