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Maria Arceo: “The Thames is a tumble dryer of time. Now is the moment to advocate for change”

London-based Spanish artist Maria Arceo uses installation to explore the human manipulation of the natural world. Her latest work for the Totally Thames festival features a giant footprint constructed from thousands of plastic objects found along the river. Jack Hutchinson visits her studio and discusses the environmental issues her work highlights.

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Sheela Gowda, installation view at Ikon Gallery, 2017. Courtesy: the artist and Ikon. Sheela Gowda at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 16 June - 3 September 2017,
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NOW SHOWING #210: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of exhibition highlights for the week, including: Sheela Gowda in Birmingham, Kate Davis in Edinburgh and Tate Modern’s ‘gut-punch of an exhibition’ documenting art in the age of Black Power.

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1 Shanthi Road, Bangalore, artist residency space. L-R: Maurice Carlin, Clore Fellow; Suresh Jayaram, artist and founder-director 1 Shanthi Road; Jerrel Jackson, Clore Fellow; Archana Prasad, Clore Fellow and founder of Jaaga.  Courtesy: Maurice Carlin
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Platforms for change: what do artists really want from arts organisations?

The UK has the most highly developed arts infrastructure in the world. But, asks 2016-17 Clore Visual Artist Fellow Maurice Carlin in the first of two short provocations, imagine if it all disappeared overnight. Would it make a difference to your career? Would you still make art? And what do we want this infrastructure to do?

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