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a-n Magazine March 2012

PDF version [size 5.9 MB]. Requires PDF reader. This month: Alessandro Vincentelli selects texts by Tom Hackett, Kenn Taylor, Maru Rojas Cuahonte, David Minton, Iris Priest and Charlotte A Morgan; Rebecca Heald, Director of Bloomberg New Contemporaries spotlights Clare Maynard’s […]

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Digital partners

The social media revolution has had a significant impact on the ways artists work. Here we focus on a selection of projects that artists have developed through online collaboration, sourced via our Twitter and Facebook followings.

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Editorial – 2012 March

As the UK’s financial situation continues to put pressure on our living and working patterns, the role and value of the artist in society comes increasingly into focus. Two national conferences are featured in this issue, Arts Council England’s annual […]

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Community garden, Berlin
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Artists talking – Choice blog

In an extension of our monthly online feature, Artists talking Editor Andrew Bryant invites art world figures to spotlight a current Projects unedited blog. This month, Rebecca Heald chooses Clare Maynard’s ‘Random places’.

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A new model for the teaching of painting?

I have been reading with interest the debate in a-n about the development of “alternative art schools” (Research papers: Alternative art schools, Pippa Koszerek, 2011).

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Feedback session at OpenAIR
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Artists effecting change

February saw the inaugural OpenAIR: Effecting Change members forum take place at Firstsite, Colchester as well as State of the Arts, Arts Council England’s (ACE) annual conference, which had Artists’ Shaping the World’ as its theme. Emily Speed, Jack Hutchinson and Gillian Nicol give their views of these events.

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Triangle Network Conference

Pippa Koszerek and Eleonora Schinella consider relationships between artists, activism and social justice following the 2011 Triangle Network conference in London.

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Manchester Artists? Bonfire
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Artists’ Bonfire

At the end of January, artists gathered at Islington Mill in Salford to burn their art works. This was the second Artists’ Bonfire, organised by artist Rosanne Robertson; the first took place in January 2011.

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Table Top Drawing
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Artists as parents as artists

Townley and Bradby have an ongoing collaborative practice. They also have two children. Here they discuss how they used an investigative project to allow their art practice and their parental commitments to inform one another, rather than remaining distinct entities. However, this feature does not look at the existing collaboration between the duo, it looks at the working relationship they initiated with a psychologist who specialises in families.

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Broken & Found
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Don’t Look Back! I Told You So

An exhibition of new work by Chien-Wei Chang at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, forms part of the national crafts initiative ‘the shape of things’.

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Big picture – 2012 March

Torsten Lauschmann, byt, projection, oak boards, various objects, dimensions variable, 3″ (loop), 2011. Photo: Ruth Clark. Courtesy: Mary Mary, Glasgow; Dundee Contemporary Arts.

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Plunge
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Visions of an underwater city

Plunge, a new public art work by Michael Pinsky, imagines a time 1,000 years in the future when the effects of climate change have transformed the city of London.

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Bird and Moon
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Artist in residence

From subsidised studio and accommodation to one-on-one mentoring sessions, here we spotlight a selection of residencies that provide support to artists across the UK and beyond.

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Reviews: March 2012

Critical commentary and contextualisation of contemporary art exhibitions across the UK and beyond. Guest selected each month from the wealth of user-generated reviews uploaded to Interface. This month’s guest selector is Alessandro Vincentelli. You can read all the reviews in full at www.a-n.co.uk/interface

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Who will fund digital development?

The report from the ACE/NESTA Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture has “uncovered a high demand from arts and cultural organisations to explore how digital technologies can expand their audience reach and enable new business models”.

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Winners and losers

Newcastle’s Side Gallery and Cumbria’s Lanternhouse are amongst organisations whose bids for Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation status were not successful.

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