a-n Magazine 2004 July - a-n The Artists Information Company

Reflection
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A diplomatic role

Sally O’Reilly talks to Penny Johnson, Director of the Government Art Collection, in the sixth and final article in the ‘Crossing Over’ series.

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Closed Circuit
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Cutting it

S Mark Gubb uncovers The Virtual Fringe, Coventry’s latest arts festival.

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Zero Genie
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In it for the duration

Paul Glinkowski talks to artist Jem Finer about his ongoing project Longplayer, and to his collaborator James Lingwood, Co-Director of Artangel.

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Gesture 1
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Points of contact

Emilia Telese links her role as Artists’ Networks Co-ordinator at a-n to her practice, and discusses the value of communication between artists and society. Business philosopher Jim Rohn said “Effective communication is twenty percent what you know and eighty percent […]

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All change

In June we bade farewell to Doug Battensby who served on a-n’s board for sixteen years, seven of those as chair. A chemical engineer by profession his interest in the arts led to the collection of paintings and sculptures, patronage […]

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Transmittere
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Cathedral commission

The centenary of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral is being marked with an installation by Ewan Forster and Christopher Heighes. Sited in the 300ft bell tower previously closed to visitors, the work will permeate the tower’s ringing, dampening and bell chambers, and […]

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Verwurzelen
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Changing hut

The changing hut is a series of artists’ site-specific installations focusing on unusual new sites for contemporary art. Threshold was commissioned from Claire Morgan and runs to 31 August at Cremorne Gardens in Ellesmere, and is also showing at Donnington […]

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White Knickers
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Signpost competition

We’ve had a great response already to our Signpost competition for 2004 art and design graduates. Min Hye Kim was one of the first artists to return her entry form. Here, she discusses her practice; I started to paint sexually […]

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Rural apologies

I was very pleased to see Veer North featured in June’s Networks. Unfortunately the group has been misrepresented. Amateur artists can join as associate members and receive news about events and shows but, before they become full members they must […]

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Editorial – 2004 July

Culture secretary Tessa Jowell’s recent essay1 (see News) indicates the government’s rediscovery of the value of culture “for what it does in itself”. Although couched in terms of a “weapon in fighting poverty of aspiration”, this time the battle will […]

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Escape to West Germany 1972
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Go East

It’s time to gird up your loins and take the annual trek to East Anglia to see the 14th East exhibition at Norwich Gallery. Presenting work by thirty artists, selected from 1,600 entries from thirty-eight countries, with sixteen of the […]

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Butterflies
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Rewards

Designers Shin and Tomoko Azumi – featured in our online Signpost: new graduates’ guide to being an artist on www.a-n.co.uk – are amongst the shortlisted artists for the tenth Jerwood Applied Arts Prize. Talking in 2002 about their approach, they […]

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Cycle Seat
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Landmarks

Work by ten artists responding to local issues and contexts have been sited on the Spen Valley Greenway in Kirklees. Part of Sustrans’ Art and the Travelling Landscape programme, the works aim to reflect aspects of the landscape and local […]

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Culture rub

The cyclical nature of arts policy-making means that, in the eyes of Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, ‘art for art’s sake’ is now a good idea, rather than an elitist attitude to be despised. Her substantial essay Government and the value […]

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Untitled
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International Impact

Following on from her ‘Next Move’ show at Castlefield Gallery Manchester until 25 July, new work by Junko Mori is due to feature at Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, London in ‘Made in Britain’, running 30 July – 11 September. Aimed […]

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