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The Photographers’ Gallery unveils young patrons group

A new membership scheme from The Photographers’ Gallery aiming to nurture the next generation of art collectors and philanthropists, launches tonight. We talk to Director Brett Rogers about the project, and about future prospects and challenges as the organisation celebrates the first anniversary of its reopening.

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Joseph Koudelka
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Venice for the first time: this year’s debut pavilions

The 55th Venice Biennale sees ten national pavilions making an appearance for the first time, including the Golden Lion-winning Angola pavilion, the Maldives’ critique of environmental orthodoxies and The Holy See’s headline grabbing debut. Together, they tell of disappearance, natural disaster and genocide.

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PICTURED #1: Richard Mosse, The Enclave

In the first of a new series focusing on visually-rich art books and publications, Tim Clark looks at the disturbingly sublime images of the photographer Richard Mosse, whose images from wartorn Congo are currently showing in Venice and are to be featured in a 240-page book from Aperture.

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Peter Heslip
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Peter Heslip: “The public need to understand and value the work artists do”

Peter Heslip, Arts Council England’s new Director of Visual Arts, oversees a portfolio of 144 funded visual arts organisations and leads on museum funding in London. Two months into his new job, and on his first day in the office after a trip to Venice, we talk to him about supporting artists, communicating with the public and the realities of the current funding environment.

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Paying artists: funding, frictions and the future

As the first results from AIR’s Paying Artists Survey make clear, artists are finding themselves at the end of the arts food chain as funding cuts bite. Here, a-n’s Director looks at how things stand and suggests a future where practitioners determine the status of their art and of artists.

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