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Rabiya Choudry: COCO!NUTS!, installation view, 2018, Transmission, Glasgow. Photo: Matthew Arthur Williams for Transmission
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A Q&A with… Rabiya Choudhry, painter of “joyous, demented expressions”

For her show at Glasgow’s Transmission gallery, Scottish artist Rabiya Choudhry presents selected works from a six-year period including paintings, printed fabrics and a neon window sign in tribute to her dad. Jessica Ramm asks where her vibrant but troubled paintings come from and what it means to fly solo at this important artist-run space.

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The Met Breuer, New York. Photo: Shinya Suzuki (https://www.flickr.com/photos/shinyasuzuki/26219641205/in/datetaken/) , CC BY-ND 2.0
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New York’s Met plans to leave Breuer building; research shows short-term funding prevents arts charities from planning

In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Over 150 artists pledge support for censored Serralves Museum director; Arts Council England sparks controversy with ‘practical guide’ to concept of cultural democracy; Iniva to move Stuart Hall Library to new site on Chelsea College of Arts’ campus.

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Frieze Art Fair, London, 2016. Photo: Chris Sharratt
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Frieze Week 2018: art fairs and events across London

With London’s Regent’s Park taken over by two vast temporary marquees as the international art world descends on the capital for Frieze London and Frieze Masters, we preview both fairs and other art, craft and design fairs and events taking place across the city from 1-7 October.

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Polly Apfelbaum, Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers), 2018, Ikon, Birmingham. Courtesy: the artist and Ikon. Photo: Stuart Whipps
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Now Showing #263: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Polly Apfelbaum’s large-scale site-specific works at Ikon, Birmingham, a new film by Ulla von Brandenburg at Whitechapel Gallery, London, and works by three collaborative duos in Inverness.

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Fiona MacDonald, The Worker’s Reverie, 2017, video still. Courtesy: artist
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Blogger Q&A: Fiona MacDonald, Feral Practice

Artist Fiona MacDonald’s Feral Practice is an established mode of visual art production that acts as a conduit between human and non-human interaction. From the sonification of mushrooms to the filming of wood ants, her practice is wide ranging. Richard Taylor finds out more.

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Nina Beier, Left to right: Female Nude (2015) Lodoicea seed, fertilized dirt; Curly Maroon Fade Pixie (2016); Layered Side-Swept Ombre (2015); Rich Copper Charleston (2015); Choppy Layers Blunt Bang (2016); Ebony Volume Frizz (2015) Human hair wigs, painted frames. Courtesy: artist and Spike Island, Bristol; photo: Stuart Whipps.
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Now Showing #262: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, ranging from a debut Scottish solo show at Glasgow’s Transmission Gallery to Christian Marclay’s world-renowned film installation The Clock at Tate Modern, plus exhibitions in Bristol, Southampton and Birmingham.

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