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

Postcard (Portrait of a Boy)
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a-n Magazine October 2008

Contents include: Professional development schemes for artists explored; Lauren Healey talks to Gallery Glue about its relationship to NAN; Kevin Carter, Civic Architects and Louise Kirkup in Collaborative relationships; plus recent projects outwith the urban in Rural responses. PDF version […]

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Rural response

With half the UK’s population residing outwith urban conurbations, and regional and arts and cultural policies prioritising local engagement, locations often regarded as countrified are strategically raising their art world profile through imaginative programmes and project.

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aqua pink moss cuffs
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Time and space

In a world increasingly skewed by notions of commodity and markets, artists and creative practitioners must be proactive in seeking out opportunities that enable them to experiment and take the risks that will drive up the quality of their work.

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Peer Plaques
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Peer plaques

Artist-architect team Kevin Carter and civic Architects discuss their work with Louise Kirkup, Principal Planner of Burnley Borough Council, in the latest in our collaborative relationships series.

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Quality art criticism

Concerning the article by Lara Farrer (a-n Magazine, August) and the September response by Rachel Clapham quote, “Everybody has an opinion. It is just that in the past certain people’s opinion mattered more than others, and that is an ideology I would question.”

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Loom (gallery shot)
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London fair focus

The October art fair frenzy kicks off with Art London 2-6 October at Royal Hospital Chelsea, celebrating its tenth anniversary by presenting eighty galleries, 1,000 artists and five continents.

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Sampler culture clash

Led by London Printworks’ Director David Littler, who describes his two passions in life as textiles and music, the Sampler – Culture Clash project, is an attempt to bring the two cultures of embroidery and DJ-ing together to see what might happen when these cultures clash.

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Toronto waves

Glancing at the simmering surface of Lake Ontario in mid-summer, it’s hard to imagine that Toronto will be snow-covered for most of winter. The extreme conditions, however, don’t stop the city from boasting a vibrant art scene. Distinguishing itself from […]

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Toilet
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Video festival

The first-ever International Video art festival in Orebro, Sweden, kicks off in October.

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Durational Knitting Sprint
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Working up a cultural sweat for 2012

I was heartened to see that Grunts for the Arts, an artist organisation in London, organises training days to get artists in a more sportsman-like frame of mind.

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Super-Normal
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Braziers international

The most recent Braziers international artists’ workshop enacted a purposeful shift, away from the idea of a residency as undisturbed individual activity, to that of a collaborative disruption of existing modes of practice.

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Unseen Unheard
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The art is in the process

The problem of exhibiting the product when the art is in the process – Chris Young considers the shortfalls of the gallery experience in exhibiting process-based art.

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Halo (prototype)
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Documenting live

A unique publication and DVD resource reflecting the work of key UK-based artists working in the 1990s and 2000s, and placing live art practices that are informed by questions of cultural identity within critical and historical frameworks, is now available.

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No peer process

As someone who has tangled/tangoed with Arts Council England on a number of occasions over a number of years I was interested to read Debate, a-n Magazine September issue, about Genista McIntosh’s proposals for a more accountable, transparent and user friendly system.

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Dog and window

New commissions by artists Richard Higlett and Jennie Savage will be presented by Locws International to coincide with the Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts.

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Painted Hall Painted Face
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Photo festivals

Now the largest photography festival in the UK, photomonth 08 encompasses over 100 exhibitions and events in more than sixty galleries and spaces in East London, featuring up to 500 photographers.

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