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Refit of Eastside Projects, Eight Fixed Position. Photo: Stuart Whipps
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Eastside Projects reopening: “A lot of positives have come out of what at first seemed a very bad situation”

Last June, Birmingham based arts organisation Eastside Projects unexpectedly closed its gallery space, with rumours circulating as to the reasons why. Director Gavin Wade speaks to Jack Hutchinson about the real reasons for the closure, how it highlighted the support for Eastside Projects from Birmingham’s art scene and the organisation’s plans for the future.

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In Kind opening, CCA, Glasgow, April 2018. Courtesy: In Kind
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In Kind and out of pocket: the hidden costs of artists working for free

During this year’s Glasgow International, artists Ailie Rutherford and Janie Nicoll presented In Kind, an action research project using the festival as a case study in order to chart the “hidden economies of the visual arts”. Fellow Glasgow-based artist Jessica Ramm finds out what they discovered and ponders where to go next.

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Forensic Architecture, 
The Ayotzinapa Case:
A Cartography of Violence. https://www.forensic-architecture.org/case/ayotzinapa/
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A Q&A with… Simone Rowat, Forensic Architecture

Nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize and a recent recipient of the European Culture Foundation’s Princess Margriet Award for Culture, the London-based independent research agency Forensic Architecture is making political and cultural waves with its evidence-based work. Chris Sharratt talks to artist and filmmaker Simone Rowat, one of the group’s 15 team members.

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Khadija Saye, Peitaw, 2017. From the series: Dwelling: in this space we breathe. Photograph, wet plate collodion tintype on metal. 250 x 200 mm. On loan from Vinyl Factory. Image courtesy of the Estate of Khadija Saye
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Grenfell Tower Inquiry hears tributes to artist Khadija Saye

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Edinburgh Art Festival announce artists for 2018 Commissions Programme; Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw create memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism; Hockney painting sells for £21.1m, breaking auction record for the artist; Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine folds.

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Patrick Heron, Five Discs : 1963, 1963,  Oil paint on canvas, Private collection, © Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018
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Now Showing #246: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes a major Patrick Heron retrospective at Tate St Ives, the veteran German artist-filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger in Glasgow, and Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa at Parasol Unit, London.

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Opening night on Rue du Chevalier Roze during Printemps De L’Art Contemporain 2018, Marseille. Photo: Emilio Guzmán
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International Report: Printemps De L’Art Contemporain 2018 festival, Marseille

The 10th edition of the annual Printemps De L’Art Contemporain festival in Marseille coordinates exhibitions by more than 45 venues across France’s second city and includes a strand on artists from Glasgow, with which the city is twinned. Chris Sharratt reports from the port city that is prioritising contemporary art as it prepares to host Manifesta in two years time.

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