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Work continues on the north east corner of the Mackintosh Building. Courtesy: Glasgow School of Art
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Calls for public inquiry as residents and businesses are still unable to enter Glasgow School of Art exclusion zone

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: British Museum returns looted artifacts to Iraq, Palestinian cultural centre destroyed in airstrikes, Egyptian curators denied UK visas to attend conference entitled ‘Breaking Barriers’, and women in the arts in Argentina protest rejection of Senate bill to legalise abortion.

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Luiz Zerbini, Intuitive Ratio, installation view at the South London Gallery, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg
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Now Showing #257: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes: last week of Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini at South London Gallery; movement explored through the gymnastic body with Jo Longhurst in Perth; Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists at Baltic 39; and Evan Ifekoya’s ‘queer black algorithm’ at Gasworks, London.

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Screen grab of photographer Shahidul Alam's interview on Al Jazeera
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Photographer Shahidul Alam arrested after criticising Bangladeshi government; Pussy Riot protester defies travel ban

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Montreal Museum of Fine Art ad featuring nude Picasso painting censored by Facebook; NN Contemporary appoints new interim director; Glasgow School of Art stabilisation work reaches half way; and visas refused for a dozen authors invited to Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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An invitation to Travel 2017
 - Journey Flag.
Created from the shape of people’s journeys to St. Ives and hoisted above the market Square to mark the info point for the walk.
Image Credit - Jason Archontides
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A Q&A with… Sally Stenton, Artists Access to Art Colleges placement artist

Between October 2017 and April 2018 Sally Stenton spent time at Anglia Ruskin University, using its facilities and developing a conceptual work that connected the university’s art and science departments. With applications now open for the 20th year of AA2A placements, Pippa Koszerek catches up with the artist to discuss her residency and its impact on her ongoing practice.

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Write on Art Award Ceremony. © Paul Mellon Centre, 2018
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Winners of inaugural ‘Write on Art’ prize announced; Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio destroyed by Chinese authorities

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Employees at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, demonstrate over contract dispute; grants to individual artists down as National Portfolio Organisations receive three-quarters of Arts Council England’s Lottery grant expenditure; and Bristol-based film culture and digital media centre Watershed announces changes to leadership roles.

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Liz Atkin, Silent Lament, 2014. Exhibited in Liz Atkin, ‘Curdled’, at the ORTUS learning and events centre, London, commissioned by Bethlem Gallery as part of the Anxiety Arts Festival 2014.
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Artists and mental health: a conversation that needs to get louder

When artist and writer Alistair Gentry first shared his experiences of depression earlier this year it resulted in a flood of private feedback and led a-n to commission a series on artists and mental health for our Resources section. Drawing on the conversations he’s had with artists and arts workers, he argues for more openness about mental illness and wellness in the arts.

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Barbara Kruger, Not ugly enough, 1997
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Now Showing #256: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes: ‘Herstory’ at Touchstones, Rochdale featuring a selection of work by women artists from Turin-based Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo’s extensive collection; an exploration of the art of the Weimar Republic at Tate Modern; and the culmination of Tai Shani’ s four-year ‘Dark Continent’ project at The Tetley, Leeds.

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The List of 34,361 documented deaths of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have lost their lives within or on the  borders of Europe since 1993. Documentation as of 5 May 2018 by UNITED for Intercultural Action. Facilitated by Banu Cennetğlu. Presented at Great George Street, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Thierry Bal
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Liverpool Biennial work listing names of dead refugees and migrants destroyed

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Programme for South London Gallery’s new space in a former fire station announced, Conserving Canvas grants announced to help teach art conservation skills, plus Pussy Riot members who were arrested at World Cup final in Moscow released then immediately detained again.

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Matthew Krishanu with Weapons, 2018. Photo: Peter Mallet
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A Q&A with… Matthew Krishanu, painter

The Bradford-born artist’s current exhibition ‘The Sun Never Sets’ at Huddersfield Art Gallery draws on his childhood memories of living in Bangladesh while also exploring the impact and legacy of colonialism. Fellow painter Narbi Price asks the questions.

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #15, 1978, gelatin silver print, 10 x 8 inches. Image: the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
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Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills series to go on public display in the UK for the first time

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: high court rules that £10m Giotto painting was removed from Italy unlawfully; OMA wins approval for revised plans for £111.6 million flexible art space on site of the former Granada TV studios; plus Scottish Government announces £5m fund to help businesses affected by Glasgow School of Art fire.

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Pia Camil: Bara, Bara, Bara,  Installation view at Dallas Contemporary, 2017. Courtesy; Dallas  Contemporary. Photo; Kevin Todora.
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Now Showing #255: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes the first UK show by Mexican artist Pia Camil at Nottingham Contemporary, Jo Lathwood’s sculptural installation at Fabrica, Brighton, and the artist-led project ‘Women Artists of the North East Library’ at Workplace in Gateshead.

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