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Diagram 1, The Art Eco-System Model
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Trade off: Markets for art in the UK

Emilia Telese’s opening essay offers analysis of the markets for art in the UK highlighting the ‘contradictions and idiosyncrasies’ of the relationship between artists and money,

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Trade off: Markets for art in the UK

Trade off draws on intelligence gathered at the NAN Roadshow events focused on themes around the art market. Emilia Telese’s opening essay offers analysis of the markets for art in the UK and introduces the set of newly commissioned articles […]

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Commodification / co-modification

Martine Rouleau wonders what or who is susceptible to change the market. Can artists adapt it to their own expectations and should the demands of the market influence artists’ work?

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Our survey says

Ayling & Conroy survey the motives and trends that effect how UK commercial galleries select artists to exhibit.

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Parasite
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Tea Mäkipää

Finnish artist Tea Mäkipää’s work confronts her viewpoint of impending ecological catastrophe through interventions and installations positing an alternative vision of existence. By Manick Govinda.

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Radical positions

Manick Govinda discusses the themes around Sharjah Biennial 8: Art Ecology and the Politics of Change. Includes artists’ profiles of Lida Abdul, Grace Ndiritu and Tea Makipaa plus a selection of articles drawn from across a-n’s archive and key texts […]

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Desert storm
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Grace Ndiritu

Sara Raza on Grace Ndiritu, a young London based artist who is enjoying an upwards ascent with an impressive portfolio of national and international exhibitions, that present a fresh style of politics and performativity.

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White house
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Lida Abdul

Born in Kabul in 1973, Lida Abdul has returned to live there. Kim Dhillon looks at her practice, working accross various media, that fuses Western formalist traditions with numerous aesthetic influences.

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On the cover

Lida Abdul, White house, Kabul, 16mm transfer to DVD, 4’58”, 2005. Courtesy: the artist and Giorgio Persano Gallery

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Foreword

On the occasion of Sharjah Biennial 8, ‘Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change’, this a-n Collection focuses on creative processes at the intersections between art, radical politics and the environment.

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Art, Education, Activism

“The process of social change is in desperate need of creativity and imagination, and the aesthetic process in urgent need of social engagement”

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Down to a fine art

The planet’s ‘environmental emergency’ is providing inspiration for a growing movement of artists whose work focusing on habitats, social issues and survival aims to raise awareness. Anna Minton reports.

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Remember What Jack Said

The current interest in artist/architect collaborations seems to date back to the late 1970s when architect Richard Hobbs invited artists into the design process for the Viewlands-Hoffman electrical substation in Seattle.

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The Homerton Playscape Multiple Struggle Niche
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Playing up

Gillian Nicol explores the nature of collaborative and creative processes involved in making artwork in the public realm.

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Playing up
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Playing up

Focusing on public art, a-n Editor Gillian Nicol has selected key texts from a-n’s archive and other important sources. Her introductory essay explores the nature of collaborative and creative processes involved in making artwork in the public realm. It identifies […]

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Pockets of disorder: The history of adventure play

Adventure playgrounds, or junk playgrounds, as they were known, began life as occupied building sites, wastelands and bombsites that had been colonised by city children looking for interesting and adaptable spaces in which they could play in relative privacy away from adults.

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The dream that kicks
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The dream that kicks

Maria Fusco’s innovative publication explores, through action and exchange amongst the writers, the notions and tensions within transdisciplinary practice. With contributions from Clare Cumberlidge, Craig Martin, Jane Rendell, Kathy Slade and Andrew Dodds. From the a-n Collections series. pdf [size: […]

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Concept sketch of Flux Park for King’s Cross Central Public Realm Strategy
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A new space of operation

I’ve been working in and around transdisciplinary practice for the last twenty years now, and have found it to be a fertile and stimulating ground both for those working consistently within it or just passing through, I’ve just noticed that only recently has it started to become fashionable.

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