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Assembly Birmingham, June 2018. Photo: Marcin Marcin Sz www.marcinsz.com
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a-n Assembly: new events announced for Dundee and Cardiff

The next day-long a-n Assembly events will see Dundee playing host in October to an exploration of ‘cultural outposts’ and the challenges and advantages these offer for artist-led practice, while November’s event in Cardiff will focus on resilience and sustainability.

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Michael Dean, 'Having you on' installation view, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.
Photo: Jonty Wilde;
© 2018 Baltic and Jonty Wilde
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A Q&A with… Michael Dean, sculptor

The Newcastle-born artist’s current exhibition at Baltic in Gateshead consists of a labyrinthine sculptural installation that is visually arresting and teeming with narrative. Fisun Güner talks to the 2018 Hepworth Sculpture Prize nominee about making work that reflects life outside the art world’s “pool of middle-class light”.

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William Kentridge, Untitled (Video Transfers), 2002. Courtesy and © the artist, 2018
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Now Showing #260: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: The Hayward Gallery’s new touring drawing exhibition at St Albans Museum and Gallery; magic, ritual and witchcraft at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; and the inaugural exhibition at S1 Artspace’s new gallery space at Sheffield’s Park Hill estate.

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'Hope to Nope' exhibition at Design Museum, London, installation view showing work by Keep It Complex and other exhibitors including Company Drinks, Photo: Company Drinks; Courtesy: Keep It Complex and Company Drinks
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Seen but not heard: artist activism and the ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition

The recent ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition at The Design Museum ended in controversy earlier this month when artists and designers removed their work in protest at the museum hosting a private hire event by an arms manufacturer. One of those activist groups to remove their work was the artist-run organisation Keep It Complex, who share here what they learned from the experience.

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Jim Butler, Blackrock Sequence,, with poems by David Butler. Signed and numbered edition of 20 copies, 2017, 24pp, 38 x 28.5 cm. Screenprinted in 12 colours on BFK Rives; case- bound with screenprinted cover. Printed and bound by the artist in Cambridge. Photo: Jim Butler
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Artists’ Books #33: Jim Butler – Blackrock Sequence

Artist and Cambridge School of Art lecturer Jim Butler won the ‘professional book’ category at this year’s World Illustration Awards with his screenprinted book, Blackrock Sequence. Sarah Bodman is impressed by his subtle interweaving of image and text.

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DACS annual review 2017 cover
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DACS annual review reveals 38,000 artists and estates received £15m in royalties; prepare for ‘catastrophic’ Brexit warns Creative Industries Federation

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: the National Portrait Gallery says drop in visitor figures due to counting error; Henry Moore sketch found amongst collection of Nazi-looted art; and 2,000-year-old city of Palmyra to be restored after destruction by the Islamic State.

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Victoria Sin, Cthulhu Through the Looking Glass, film still. Courtesy: the artist
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Now Showing #259: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: ‘Drag: Self-portraits and Body Politics’, at the Hayward Gallery, London; a group show in Edinburgh of works made in protest at Pussy Riot’s 2012 imprisonment in Russia; and Elisabeth Frink sculptures at Abbott Hall Art Gallery in Kendal.

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Scything competition. Photo: S Damant
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Blogger Q&A: Jeremy Hastings, peripatetic artist

From community projects to land work, Jeremy Hastings has used his many travels and itinerant lifestyle to share skills and learn from landscapes to create painting and photography. Richard Taylor finds out more.

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Antony Gormley, Another Time, 2017. Photo: Stephen White
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Antony Gormley’s beach statues subject of ‘trans hatred’ sticker protest; censored Queer art show reopens in Rio de Janiero

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: MoMA reaches contract agreement with staff following union protests; Okwui Enwezor criticises Haus der Kunst after museum blames him for its financial difficulties; cultural visits continue to fall due to terrorism fears; plus man requires hospital treatment after falling in Anish Kapoor ‘depthless void’ installation.

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