a-n Magazine 2010 December - a-n The Artists Information Company

Polly Morgan, Morning, taxidermied robin, plateglass, 2007.
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a-n Magazine December 2010 / January 2011

Contents include: Features include ‘How to save money’, ‘Commission and create’ plus ‘The biennial’s radical heart’ in Debate; In Collaborative relationships director of Situations Claire Doherty and artist Stephen Hodge on the wonders of western public art commission; plus News, […]

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The Black Swan at Tether
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Change, possibility and expectance

The British Art Show (BAS) returns to Nottingham five years on for its seventh manifestation, only this time Nottingham plays host as the launching city and the show has a subtitle – ‘In the Days of the Comet’.

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Artists central in Turning Point

Turning Point, a national network of regional visual arts groups, is taking the lead in placing artists at the centre of their activities.

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Summer Landscape - Burgh Island
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Start your Chinese collection

With bids starting at just £200, the UK’s first Chinese contemporary art auction aims to be accessible both to established collectors and those looking to start a collection.

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Mnemic Causation Series
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Adapting to the cuts

Given the voracious and swift nature of the cuts brought in by the current government, it is unsurprising that artists are already feeling the effects.

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Nothing For Sale Except Nothing Itself
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How to save money

In these times of austerity, a-n Magazine has compiled a catalogue of money-saving ideas for freelancers that have been tried and tested by our readers.

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Ruined at Brunswick Cemetery Gardens
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Commission and create

This month we profile a selection of open exhibition and public art commissioning projects, from applied arts opportunities to innovative site-specific works.

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Signs from Everything you need to build a town is here
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Wonders of Weston

Director of Situations Claire Doherty and artist Stephen Hodge (of Wrights & Sites) give their account of how they developed a contemporary public artwork to reanimate visitors’ experiences of Weston-super-Mare.

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Sunflower Seeds
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Tate gets out

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a major new national initiative for the visual arts on 21 October. Plus Tate is designed to broaden and deepen engagement in modern and contemporary art across the country.

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Oil Monsters
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Shanghai Biennale

China is moving fast, very fast

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Routes to Revolution
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Routes to Revolution

Subtitled ‘Women mapping Birmingham’, Craftspace’s ‘Routes to Revolution’ exhibition explores responses of refugees and newly arrived women to Birmingham and its industrial and craft-based heritage.

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3 Score & 10
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Digital practices

Social media is never out of the headlines, whether we’re talking about privacy issues or how it has allowed niche political groups to reach a wider public.

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The Jolly Sailor
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By creatives for creatives

University of the Arts London has recently launched a new venue, the Arts Gallery on High Holborn, with a solo show by Catlin-prize winning painter Alex Ball.

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Editorial – 2010 December

Throughout this year the nation’s attention has been focused first on the prospect of a new government, and then on the shifting messages emanating from the resulting coalition – messages about how we are expected to address the nation’s debt alongside visions of a ‘Big Society’ and coupled with swingeing cuts to public services.

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Funding cuts for arts in Wales

It’s a peculiar sign of the times that the announcement by the Arts Council of Wales at their annual conference today of a 4% cut to the arts over three years was greeted by the audience of arts professionals with enthusiastic applause and pats on the back all round for securing such a good settlement from the Wales Assembly Government.

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AIRTIME at SPACE
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What’s next for a-n?

“Things are always changing
So don’t be sad and blue
Change can make you happy
‘Cause it brings you something new”.
(Lyric © Sesame Street)

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The Biennial’s radical heart

Steve Dutton reflects on the exhausted Biennial model and gives his account of how curators are finding ways to overcome this syndrome.

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Lesley Smith performance
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Sideshow

Various locations, Nottingham
22 October – 18 December

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