a-n Magazine 2008 February - a-n The Artists Information Company

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a-n Magazine February 2008

Contents include: New Snapshot section: Chris Brown with what’s on in February. Rose Rose debates local vs global arts practice. The Northern Art Prize and Art Basel Miami Beach reviewed. This year’s most significant open exhibitions and prizes profiled plus […]

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Rain
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On the cover – 2008 February

Colin Rose, Rain, stainless steel, water, Millennium Square, Sheffield, 2006. Commissioned by: Sheffield City Council as part of the ‘Heart of the City’ regeneration scheme

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Editorial – 2008 February

“It is also time to trust our artists and our organisations to do what they do best – to create the most excellent work they can – and to strive for what is new and exciting, rather than what is […]

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Local/international/global: beating the bounds?

Critical attitudes on how art practice is dividing or uniting local, international and global practices has been alluded to since the beginnings of modernism; in 2008 these issues remain at the forefront of response to post-modern visual culture.

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Doodle
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Prizes and awards

The UK boasts literally hundreds of visual arts competitions annually. Here, we look at some of the most significant opens and prizes on offer this year.

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Kelly Large
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Moves for excellence

Key recommendations in Brian McMaster’s review of public arts, launched in January, are that there should be at least two artists on the Boards of arts organisations and that peer review should underpin decisions about arts funding.

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Hothouse
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Recycling focus

Housed in a refurbished art deco cinema in Penarth’s centre, Washington Gallery has become a focal point in this Victorian coastal town.

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Cutting Edge
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Public art in practice

In this the second feature exploring strategies and approaches to commissioning art in the public realm, the focus is on regeneration and renewal and the role of agencies and consultancies.

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Creative Foundation

Further to a letter published in error in the December issue of a-n Magazine and our apology to Creative Foundation in the January issue, here Creative Foundation exercises its Right to Reply:

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From the series Maloting, Lesotho
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Territories

The concept of ‘Territories’ is the theme for the 6th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Liège, running 16 February–30 March.

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Creating meaning

Report from the first day of Engage’s November conference ‘When Art and Context Leads to Meaning – International Artist’s Practice, Education and Interpretation’.

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Meeting place

Providing “inter-art social occasions”, Rational Rec is now chalking up a third season of regular convivial offerings.

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Playtime for Alicia the Seal (Pathetic Fallacy Revisited)
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Plan 9

Bristol-based artist-led commissioning and curating body Plan 9 are moving to a new home – the Old Bridewell Police Station in the city centre.

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The Homerton Playscape Multiple Struggle Niche
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Liverpool biennial

Liverpool Biennial was recognised with an award for ‘Putting the North West on the Map’ at the region’s Art 07 awards in October. The award acknowledges its success in commissioning international artists to make challenging work in Liverpool.

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