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Christo and Jeanne-Claude, The London Mastaba, Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, 2016-18. Photo: Wolfgang Volz. © 2018 Christo
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First major outdoor public artwork by Christo in the UK opens in Hyde Park; Fundraising Regulator back Bow Arts Trust over charitable donations dispute

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: National Gallery to display The Monarch of the Glen for first time in 160 years; Gagosian Gallery files motion to dismiss lawsuit after Jeff Koons’s studio was accused of failing to deliver a trio of sculptures, Anish Kapoor to sue the National Rifle Association over copyright infringement, plus public art collective Indecline call out Trump over child detention policy with billboard work.

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Ciprian  Muresan, Andrei  Rublev  by  Tarkovsky,  sec.  21-30,  2017. Courtesy: the  artist  and  Plan  B  Cluj, Berlin. Photo: Mathias Schormann
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Now Showing #250: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes Ed Ruscha at the National Gallery, London, sound installation at Richmond Chapel, Penzance, and a drawing show split across Modern Art Oxford and the Drawing Room, London.

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John Water, artist. Courtesy: CGP Gallery and the artist
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A Q&A with… John Walter, an artist going viral

For his exhibition, ‘CAPSID’, John Walter draws on his time as resident artist of infection at UCL where he collaborated with structural virologist Professor Greg Towers. Lydia Ashman finds out how his focus on a protein shell that enables the rapid transmission of viruses has resulted in a riotous, playful mix of film, painting, collage and installation.

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Gallery view of the 250th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (12 June — 19 August 2018)
© Royal Academy of Arts. Photo: David Parry
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Now Showing #249: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the latest edition of Whitechapel Gallery’s London Open triennial, Lubaina Himid’s banner-like paintings in Gateshead, an exploration of ‘universal collective memory’ in Bristol, and a new exhibition at Tate Britain marking 100 years since the end of the first world war.

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