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Frieze Art Fair, London, 2016. Photo: Chris Sharratt
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Frieze Week 2018: art fairs and events across London

With London’s Regent’s Park taken over by two vast temporary marquees as the international art world descends on the capital for Frieze London and Frieze Masters, we preview both fairs and other art, craft and design fairs and events taking place across the city from 1-7 October.

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Polly Apfelbaum, Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers), 2018, Ikon, Birmingham. Courtesy: the artist and Ikon. Photo: Stuart Whipps
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Now Showing #263: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Polly Apfelbaum’s large-scale site-specific works at Ikon, Birmingham, a new film by Ulla von Brandenburg at Whitechapel Gallery, London, and works by three collaborative duos in Inverness.

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Fiona MacDonald, The Worker’s Reverie, 2017, video still. Courtesy: artist
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Blogger Q&A: Fiona MacDonald, Feral Practice

Artist Fiona MacDonald’s Feral Practice is an established mode of visual art production that acts as a conduit between human and non-human interaction. From the sonification of mushrooms to the filming of wood ants, her practice is wide ranging. Richard Taylor finds out more.

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Nina Beier, Left to right: Female Nude (2015) Lodoicea seed, fertilized dirt; Curly Maroon Fade Pixie (2016); Layered Side-Swept Ombre (2015); Rich Copper Charleston (2015); Choppy Layers Blunt Bang (2016); Ebony Volume Frizz (2015) Human hair wigs, painted frames. Courtesy: artist and Spike Island, Bristol; photo: Stuart Whipps.
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Now Showing #262: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, ranging from a debut Scottish solo show at Glasgow’s Transmission Gallery to Christian Marclay’s world-renowned film installation The Clock at Tate Modern, plus exhibitions in Bristol, Southampton and Birmingham.

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Darren Cullen, Mini Daily Mail. Photo: via Darren Cullen's Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1767571325/a-horrid-little-newspaper-satirical-scale-model-da/)
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Artist’s Daily Mail parody is a crowdfunding success; Turner Contemporary endorses plans for on-site hostel

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Canadian artist writes open letter in response to censorship of transgender themed work; celebrity secret postcard art sale for Dulwich school; Statue of suffragette Emily Davison unveiled in Morpeth; Tate Modern appoints new senior curator for photographic art.

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V&A Dundee. Photo: © Hufton Crow
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V&A Dundee: a beautiful building that deserves to be lived in

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma describes his new £80million V&A Dundee building, which fully opens to the public on Saturday, as ‘a living room for the city’. Chris Sharratt visits Scotland’s first design museum and is seriously impressed by the architecture.

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Abid Hussain, Arts Council England’s diversity chief, at Unlimited: The Symposium. Photo: screen grab from Unlimited video of 'Attitude' session
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Arts Council England diversity chief says organisation not yet an “effective ally” for disabled people

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Steven Parissien to step down as director of Compton Verney Art Gallery; Scientists explain clouds in Edvard Munch’s The Scream as unusual meteorological condition; Cleveland College of Art and Design becomes The Northern School of Art; The Brooklyn Historical Society remembers 9/11 with an artist’s live-stream of the attack.

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