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Christine Borland, The China Harvest, 2018. Image Keith Hunter
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A Q&A with… Christine Borland

For Scottish artist Christine Borland, the role of the artist is to ask questions or intervene in spaces where there are no answers. Often working with objects housed in institutional collections and collaborating with specialists in the fields of forensics, […]

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Ben Sadler, screen shot from @bend_laser Instagram, 29 June 2018. Courtesy: the artist.
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Artists + Instagram: Ben Sadler is @bend_laser

@bend_laser is described by the artist as “a crap anagram” of his name. But can the format of Instagram become an anagram for everyday life and work? Richard Taylor looks at the Birmingham-based artist, one-half of the collaborative duo Juneau Projects, and takes a dive into his extensive Insta-collection of solo work.

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Sausage vs mince artist. Drawing by Rosalie Schweiker
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More mince, less sausage: making art that doesn’t look like art

At the recent Jamboree 2018 event on the Dartington Estate in Devon, the London-based German artist Rosalie Schweiker presented an improvised slide show about the difference between being a conventional ‘sausage’ artist and a hard to pigeonhole ‘mince’ artist. Here she turns that talk into a short explanation of her thinking – with added drawings of sausages, mince, and mince-based products.

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The National Gallery, London. Photo: Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net).  CC-BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)
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In Brief: 27 educators seek recognition as employees rather than freelancers from National Gallery following alleged sacking

In Brief news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Stolen Robert Motherwell painting returned to the Dedalus Foundation after 40 years; Pussy Riot invade pitch during World Cup final in Russia as political protest; and museum planned at Thai cave where 12 boys were rescued. Plus, 2019 Venice Biennale theme revealed.

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Agnès  Varda, 3  moving  images. 3  rhythms. 3  sounds,  2018. Installation  view  at  FACT as part of Liverpool  Biennial  2018 ‘Beautiful  world,  where  are  you?’ Photo: Thierry  Bal
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Liverpool Biennial 2018: “don’t believe in separated worlds”

The tenth edition of the Liverpool Biennial has just opened with its theme ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’ offered as a chance to reflect upon global uncertainty and change. Bob Dickinson reports from the opening weekend when, amid news of Trump’s visit to the UK and the protracted Brexit negotiations, the notion of a world in social, political and economic turmoil seemed especially pertinent.

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Kate Stone, Charlie Cairoli. © Kate Stone. Photo: Luke Stephenson
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Now Showing #253: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must see shows includes a celebration of 250 years of the circus at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, and mass extinction laid bare at Gallery North at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Trump Baby. Photo: Trump Baby UK
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London mayor Sadiq Khan approves ‘Trump baby’ flight request; New York gallery MoMA PS1 sued by curator

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: £4.5m lottery award for Thomas Gainsborough museum; California’s artist resale rights law becomes virtually ineffective following court ruling; artist’s sketches of RAF’s last surviving second world war airmen to be auctioned to raise funds for air cadets.

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Tim Lewis, Crimson Prince. © Tim Lewis. Courtesy: Flowers Gallery, London, New York
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Now Showing #253: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes: automata at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, Royal Academician Anthony Whishaw’s paintings in a former cow shed in Checkley, near Hereford, Tacita Dean at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, plus Michael Sandle’s hard hitting sculpture at Grosvenor Museum.

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CCA Glasgow. Courtesy: CCA Glasgow
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Glasgow’s CCA to remain closed until end of August; Germaine Greer claims ‘we should stop teaching art’ in schools

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Artemisia Gentileschi masterpiece becomes only 20th work by a woman owned by National Gallery; Arts Council England launches Impact and Insight Toolkit; artist to receive $3.5m from US Postal Service for copyright infringement; French president Emmanuel Macron to reform country’s artist residencies.

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