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Jamboree 2018. Photo: Andy Ford
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Seven things that Jamboree 2018 taught us, including the difference between ‘Mince’ and ‘Sausage’ artists

Taking place on the idyllic Dartington Estate in Devon the a-n-supported Jamboree 2018 brought together 150 artists, curators and programmers from across the UK for lively discussion and the exchange of ideas. Hannah Pierce, a-n’s external programmes and partnerships manager, shares the key things she learnt from the event’s four days.

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Instruction no.1: Cry, Inventory of Behaviours, 19-22 June 2018, Tate Modern. Photo: Raine Smith; Courtesy: Inventory of Behaviours
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Inventory of Behaviours: finding value in the things artists do when not making artworks

Following a call-out asking artists to submit their ‘preparations, patterns, neuroses, speculations, and procrastinations that surround the production of art in the studio’, the four-day Inventory of Behaviours event at Tate Modern saw these submissions turned into instructions that were carried out by volunteer artists, students and members of the public. Trevor H. Smith explores the value of the transitional space between not making and making art.

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Qi-Yafeng at Cheeseburn. © Colin Davison
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Now Showing #252: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes Qi Yafeng at Cheeseburn in Northumberland, an exploration of sex, desire and politics at Jerwood Space, London, and 19th century outsider artist James Henry Pullen at Watts Gallery, Compton.

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A Lexicon of Paisley, Leonora Hamil, The Woven Garden, Le Bois des Moutiers, diep-haven 2018. Courtesy: diep-haven 2018
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Cross-Channel collaboration: the diep~haven festival and its post-Brexit future

Founded in 2014 and inspired by the busy schedule of the Newhaven–Dieppe ferry, the diep~haven project sees artists exhibiting across Normandy and East Sussex as well as the ferry itself. As this year’s festival launches, Dany Louise talks cross-Channel collaboration and life after Brexit with the projects creators and artists.

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Police cordon around Glasgow School of Art on Sunday 17 June 2018, shortly after the fire that took hold on 15 June. Photo: Chris Sharratt
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Glasgow School of Art sprinkler system was ‘weeks away’ from being installed; MSPs ‘very concerned’ by Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding application process

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Gallery owner arrested for installing protest sculpture outside pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma; German triennial bans then re-invites Scottish band who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement; plus Saudi prince donates $10 million to the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin.

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Zheng Bo, Pteridoohilia 1, 2016 – ongoing, Video, Duration 17min 14sec. Photo: Wolfgang Trager; Courtesy: Manifesta 12 Palermo and the artist
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International Report: Manifesta 12, Palermo – ‘cultivating coexistence’ but who’s doing the gardening?

Titled ‘The Planetary Garden: Cultivating Coexistence’, for its twelfth edition the roving European art biennial explores ideas around how life forms meet and adapt to coexist, while also aiming to put down roots in its host city of Palermo, Sicily. Eva Rowson, one of 10 a-n Artist members who attended the Manifesta 12 preview, reports from the Italian island.

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Trish Morrissey, Cascade. Courtesy: Francesca Maffeo Gallery
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Now Showing #251: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of must-see shows includes Trish Morrissey at Francesca Maffeo Gallery, Leigh on Sea; Michael Dean at Baltic, Gatesehead; a large-scale installation by Susie MacMurray at St Albans Museum and Art Gallery; and Alison Wilding at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill.

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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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