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Manifesto at Rogue Studios
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Now Showing #266: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Anni Albers’ at Tate Modern, the inaugural exhibition at Manchester’s Rogue Studios, and an exploration of regret by Tom Hackett at the Storefront, Luton.

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Ewan Michael Riley, screen grab of promotional video created for MP Ben Bradley
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MP’s request for free ‘slick and engaging’ film prompts video editor’s unflattering ‘promo’ in response

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Artists sign open letter protesting dismissal of director Catherine de Zegher from the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent; report says ‘outdated recruitment practices’ are holding back diversity in the arts; buyer of destroyed Banksy artwork to go through with purchase.

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Chloe Dewe Mathews: In Search of Frankenstein, Impressions, Bradford
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Now Showing #265: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Chloe Dewe Mathews’ photos at Impressions, Bradford; Anna Bunting-Branch’s virtual reality works at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; and Jerwood Visual Arts’ ‘Survey’ show featuring 15 early-career artists.

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Frieze Week on the a-n Instagram: including Art Licks Weekend, Sunday Art Fair and contemporary African art

With Frieze London and Frieze Masters taking place in Regent’s Park, this week the a-n team has been busy posting images on Instagram from events across London, including the opening of the Art Licks Weekend, 1:54 Contemporary African Art, Sunday Art Fair, ‘Survey‘ at Jerwood Space, Tania Bruguera’s Turbine Hall commission, and Frieze London itself.

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Tania Bruguera’s Turbine Hall commission at Tate Modern. Installation view with Bruguera and members of the Tate Neighbours group. Photo: Andrew Dunkley; © Tate
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Tania Bruguera’s community-led response to the global migration crisis launches at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Rio museum destroyed by fire opens temporary exhibitions’ space, Talbot Rice in Edinburgh announces artists to take part in its inaugural Residents Programme, plus Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launches major public art project highlighting overlooked women from London’s history.

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Artist Keith Piper and Curator Helen Nisbet, with Patricia van den Akker of The Design Trust. Photo: Levin Haegele
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Pivotal moments for ‘mid-career’ artists: “We’re reaching a bit of a crisis moment – who are we doing this all for?”

At the conference ‘Pivotal Moments: Professional Development Models for Mid-Career Artists’, staged by London Creative Network (LCN) in association with a-n, participants including artists Keith Piper and Erica Scourti, and Wysing director Donna Lynas discussed career development and the importance of institutional support for artists. Lydia Ashman reports.

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Milena Dragicevic, Supplicant 101 (detail), 2008, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. © the artist, courtesy Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
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Now Showing #264: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: A selection of portraits curated by artist Leo Fitzmaurice at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Jesse Darling’s sculptures, drawings and objects in the latest in Tate Britain’s ongoing Art Now series of free exhibitions; and at Firstsite in Colchester, Raqs Media Collective’s exploration of the history of psychological disorders caused by conflict.

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Rabiya Choudry: COCO!NUTS!, installation view, 2018, Transmission, Glasgow. Photo: Matthew Arthur Williams for Transmission
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A Q&A with… Rabiya Choudhry, painter of “joyous, demented expressions”

For her show at Glasgow’s Transmission gallery, Scottish artist Rabiya Choudhry presents selected works from a six-year period including paintings, printed fabrics and a neon window sign in tribute to her dad. Jessica Ramm asks where her vibrant but troubled paintings come from and what it means to fly solo at this important artist-run space.

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