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

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a-n Magazine May 2008

Contents include: Artists respond to call for commission proposal fees, open studio events previewed, digital art and new media artforms reviewed. New Collaborative relationships series on artists and collaborators – this issue curators give insights into their practice. Work by […]

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Thrown porcelain vase
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Inside the studio

Open studio events are an insight into how artists make work, giving a very different perspective from seeing finished works in a gallery setting or a commissioned piece in a public space. Here we take a look at some of the studios opening their doors over the next few months.

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Editorial – 2008 May

Our guide to all the best degree shows, 2008 Degrees with this issue, features practice updates from last year’s student bloggers1 revealing learning curves, perseverance and collaborative ventures.

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Splat, Holland Park
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Collaborative relationships

To preface a new ongoing series exploring relationships between artists and their collaborators, we asked some of today’s most interesting curators for insights into their practices.

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Unpaid public art competitions

I am writing to lend support to the ideas expressed in the letter How do other artists feel about unpaid public art competitions? (a-n Magazine, April).

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Access to advice

If you’re a small-scale voluntary organisation with an income of under £10,000 a year, you entitled to get free information from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

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Shorts

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Creative ambition 2 and ixia.

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Art Dubai result

Asia’s most important international art fair, Art Dubai held in March reported a successful second year in terms of both sales and attendance.

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Tea on view

As a precursor to the Waterfront Public Art Strategy, Halton Borough Council commissioned artists’ residencies within the Widnes Waterfront Economic Development Zone in 2007.

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Noughts and crosses
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Transforming waste

Exploration of the subtlety and ingenuity required to turn waste and found items into beautiful objects is highlighted in a new show at Devon Guild’s gallery.

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The Barbican, London
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Capital capital

According to London – A Cultural Audit, the first quantitative comparison of London’s cultural environment with major world cities New York, Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai, London is leading the way internationally.

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Epidermis
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Time out

For the past fourteen years, English Heritage and Arts Council England have been funding an important opportunity in the visual arts.

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Centre for British art

The Yale Center for British Art, which houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the UK, has received $415,000 from the Mellon Foundation to support research programmes in the history of British art and culture.

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Cultural consultation

The British Council’s proposed major restructure, much criticised by leading art world figures earlier in the year, has been redrafted.

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Yellow
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Irish uplift

The Arts Council Northern Ireland has fulfilled its pledge to plough the hard-won uplift of £1.7m it secured straight back into the arts in Northern Ireland.

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Let the Gallery be for Revolution What the Gym is to Fitness: 40 Minute Revolutionary Workout
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New space

Star and Dove contemporary artspace launches in May in Bristol in a former skittle alley, in one of Bristol’s more bohemian communities.

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The Institute of Psychoplasmics

The Somafree Institute of Psychoplasmics first appeared in David Cronenberg’s 1979 film The Brood, yet despite once suggesting that if he failed as a filmmaker he could always set up a real life Institute, its 21st Century emergence is not his own doing.

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