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Agnès  Varda, 3  moving  images. 3  rhythms. 3  sounds,  2018. Installation  view  at  FACT as part of Liverpool  Biennial  2018 ‘Beautiful  world,  where  are  you?’ Photo: Thierry  Bal
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Liverpool Biennial 2018: “don’t believe in separated worlds”

The tenth edition of the Liverpool Biennial has just opened with its theme ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’ offered as a chance to reflect upon global uncertainty and change. Bob Dickinson reports from the opening weekend when, amid news of Trump’s visit to the UK and the protracted Brexit negotiations, the notion of a world in social, political and economic turmoil seemed especially pertinent.

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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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John Water, artist. Courtesy: CGP Gallery and the artist
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A Q&A with… John Walter, an artist going viral

For his exhibition, ‘CAPSID’, John Walter draws on his time as resident artist of infection at UCL where he collaborated with structural virologist Professor Greg Towers. Lydia Ashman finds out how his focus on a protein shell that enables the rapid transmission of viruses has resulted in a riotous, playful mix of film, painting, collage and installation.

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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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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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Hardeep Pandhal, 'Konfessions of a Klabautermann', exhibition view, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, September 2017. Photo: Max Slaven; Courtesy: the artistl
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A Q&A with… Hardeep Pandhal, Glasgow International artist

As he prepares for his Glasgow International solo show at Kelvin Hall, Jessica Ramm – who is also exhibiting during GI – talks to the Glasgow-based artist about authority, control and power, and how his work offsets some of the grandeur of the city’s colonial past.

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Bruce Asbestos, screen grab from Instagram post uploaded by the artist 9 October 2017. Courtesy; artist.
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Artists + Instagram: Bruce Asbestos, bread-shoe maker

Bruce Asbestos is no stranger to social media, blurring the lines between documentation, comment and artwork. For the second in our ongoing series, Richard Taylor takes a look at the artist’s use of Instagram as Asbestos gets his shoes together for a new clothing project inspired by Hansel and Gretel.

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Richard Parry, director, Glasgow International. Photo:  Jonathan Lynch
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A Q&A with… Richard Parry, Glasgow International director

Richard Parry was appointed director of the biennial Glasgow International festival in May last year, following a move from Blackpool where he was director/curator at the Grundy Gallery. Chris Sharratt talks to him about the artistic rhythm of Glasgow’s rich and vibrant art scene, and his approach to curating the festival, which is now in its eighth edition.

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Dover (Kent), Brexit, wallpainting by Banksy. Photo: Paul Bissegger via WikiMedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Douvres,_Brexit,_par_Banksy_(2017)_1.jpg), CC-BY-SA-4.0 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:CC-BY-SA-4.0)
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Brexit and the arts: uncertainty and confusion remain as leave date looms

The recent Brexit Conference organised by the Creative Industries Federation gathered together Leavers and Remainers, political journalists and politicians, and a wide range of delegates working in the arts and culture, in an attempt to make sense of what Brexit will mean to the sector. Dany Louise reports.

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Claire Barclay at Mission Gallery, Swansea. Photo: Matthew Otten
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A Q&A with… Claire Barclay, artist responding to industrial contexts

For ‘Deep Spoils’, the Glasgow-based Scottish artist’s first exhibition in Wales, Claire Barclay has responded to the history and architecture of Swansea’s Mission Gallery by reconfiguring existing works alongside new elements. Anneka French discovers more about her distinctive practice that draws on industrial motifs to explore materiality and memory.

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