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Opening event at Live Art Development Agency's new home, The Garrett Centre. Photo: George Hunt
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Live Art Development Agency: new space provides a context for collaboration

The recent relocation of the Live Art Development Agency to a former Unitarian mission in Bethnal Green heralds a significant new chapter for the organisation, with new commissions, two ‘thinkers in residence’, and a search for local collaborators. Lydia Ashman finds out more from its co-founder and director Lois Keidan.

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Julie Johnstone, fixed|unfixed, Essence Press, 2017. An ongoing project creating 25mm badges as wearable publications
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Artists’ Books #25: Small Publishers Fair at London’s Conway Hall

This week, London’s Conway Hall is host to the Small Publishers Fair, an annual celebration of books by contemporary artists, writers, composers, book designers, and their publishers. Sarah Bodman previews the event, which runs from 10-11 November, and highlights the work of the artists involved.

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Olafur Eliasson, Room for one colour, 1997. Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; neugerriemschneider, Berlin. Photo: Anders Sune Berg
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NOW SHOWING #221: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including monochrome painting at the National Gallery, London, plus Susan Philipsz and other sound artists at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.

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Cassia Dodman, Agitating The Cusp, 2017. Courtesy; artist. Photo; Donald Butler.
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Tendency Towards: new artist-run initiative for Aberdeen

Alongside the launch of its first curated programme, this week Tendency Towards opens its inaugural exhibition – an interdisciplinary showcase of graduate artists from four Scottish art schools. Richard Taylor finds out more about this new artist-run initiative in Scotland’s ‘Granite City’.

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A Q&A with… Helen Cammock, artist shortlisted for Max Mara Art Prize for Women

The artist Helen Cammock’s exhibition ‘Shouting in Whispers’ at Cubitt Gallery, includes an hour-long film of the same title that features historical footage of protest and explores the idea of multiple histories. Fisun Güner talks to her about photography, the importance of words in her work, and discovering the writing of James Baldwin.

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Image courtesy of We Are Not Surprised (http://www.not-surprised.org)
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We are not surprised: open letter on sexual harassment in the art world

In response to recent allegations of sexual harassment within the art world and the resignation of Artforum co-publisher Knight Landesman, an open letter has been published by ‘art world workers’ calling for an end to silence around the issue and a renewed effort by individuals and institutions to deal with what it describes as ‘an environment of acceptance and complicity’. Here, we republish the letter in full.

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Blogger Q&A: Hannah Rose Thomas, painter exploring refugee stories

Following a project this year working with Yezidi women who escaped ISIS captivity, Hannah Rose Thomas continues her MA studies in London. Richard Taylor finds out how her interest in the diversity of people and cultures, as well as her commitment to relief work, drives a unique approach to portraiture.

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Assemble and Simon Terrill, The Ostrich and the Kipper, 2017, installation view, 'Parallel (of Life and) Architecture, The Edge, Bath. Courtesy: The Edge
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Art and architecture: the Smithsons – their legacy and ideas explored

Culminating in a day-long symposium on the ‘ideas, impact and architecture’ of Robin Hood Gardens’ architects Alison and Peter Smithson, the group show ‘Parallel (of Life and) Architecture’ includes a collaboration between Assemble and London-based artist Simon Terrill. Chris Sharratt finds out more.

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