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Christine Borland, The China Harvest, 2018. Image Keith Hunter
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A Q&A with… Christine Borland

Christine Borland’s current show ‘to The Power of Twelve’ looks at the history of Mount Stuart, a neo-gothic country mansion on the island of Bute, during the first world war when it was used as a naval hospital. She talks to Jessica Ramm about the project which sees her return to Mount Stuart fifteen years on from her first exhibition at the Grade A listed house.

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Instruction no.1: Cry, Inventory of Behaviours, 19-22 June 2018, Tate Modern. Photo: Raine Smith; Courtesy: Inventory of Behaviours
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Inventory of Behaviours: finding value in the things artists do when not making artworks

Following a call-out asking artists to submit their ‘preparations, patterns, neuroses, speculations, and procrastinations that surround the production of art in the studio’, the four-day Inventory of Behaviours event at Tate Modern saw these submissions turned into instructions that were carried out by volunteer artists, students and members of the public. Trevor H. Smith explores the value of the transitional space between not making and making art.

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Michelle Hannah, 'Keener', The Savings Bank, Glasgow, part of Glasgow International 2018. Photo: Ross Fraser Mclean; Courtesy: the artist
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Glasgow International 2018: Michelle Hannah – Keener

Rachel Magdeburg, one of eight a-n members selected for the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18, reviews Glasgow-based artist Michelle Hannah’s multifaceted and dramatic installation at The Savings Bank, presented as part of Glasgow International 2018.

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Urs Fischer
Maybe (detail), 2018
2 x mechanical snails
13.3 x 5.5. x 6 cm
5.2 x 2.2 x 2.4 in
Edition of 3 + 2 AP
Photo: Patrick Jameson
© Urs Fischer. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
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Glasgow International 2018: recommended shows and works from across the festival

With nearly 100 exhibitions and featuring more than 250 artists, the eighth Glasgow International festival, which continues until 7 May, is a bustlingly busy affair taking place in venues across Scotland’s largest city. To help you navigate it, seven writers on the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18 offer their recommendations following an intense and varied opening weekend.

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Hardeep Pandhal, 'Konfessions of a Klabautermann', exhibition view, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, September 2017. Photo: Max Slaven; Courtesy: the artistl
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A Q&A with… Hardeep Pandhal, Glasgow International artist

As he prepares for his Glasgow International solo show at Kelvin Hall, Jessica Ramm – who is also exhibiting during GI – talks to the Glasgow-based artist about authority, control and power, and how his work offsets some of the grandeur of the city’s colonial past.

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Joe Hill, director, Towner Art Gallery, and former director of Focal Point Gallery. Courtesy: Focal Point
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A Q&A with… Joe Hill, Towner Art Gallery’s new director

The former director of Southend-on-Sea’s Focal Point Gallery takes up his new role in Eastbourne at a difficult time for the gallery, as local council cuts mean a 50% reduction in funding over the next four years. Judith Alder finds him relishing the challenges ahead, and with a focus on opportunities for the gallery to play a more central role in the life of the East Sussex town.

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Edmund Clark, 'In Place of Hate' exhibition, installation view, Ikon Gallery, 2017. Photo: Handover Agency
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The art of incarceration: representation and rehabilitation in UK prisons

With reference to Edmund Clark’s current Ikon Gallery exhibition ‘In Place of Hate’ – the result of three years as artist in residence at the therapeutic prison HMP Grendon – a recent symposium in Birmingham explored the role of art and its use as a rehabilitative tool. After a day of talks and presentations, Carrie Foulkes finds her belief in socially-engaged practice reaffirmed.

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Review: Edmund Clark, Ikon Gallery – by Trevor H Smith

In the last of eight reviews stemming from the writer development workshop at Ikon Gallery in December, Trevor H Smith finds many questions left hanging in Edmund Clark’s exhibition, ‘In Place of Hate’. I am led down a strip-lit corridor, […]

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Review: Edmund Clark, Ikon Gallery – by Jessica Ramm

For her 600-word review following the writer development workshop at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, Jessica Ramm chose to write about Edmund Clark’s exhibition. For the exhibition ‘In Place of Hate’, Edmund Clark offers up the culmination of his three-year residency at […]

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Review: Edmund Clark, Ikon Gallery – by Laura Davidson

Following on from the writer development programme workshop at Ikon Gallery, which was led by Frieze deputy editor Amy Sherlock, Laura Davidson reviews Edmund Clark’s “refreshing utopian” exhibition, ‘In Place of Hate’. Oscar Wilde pressed flowers he found in the […]

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Review: Edmund Clark, Ikon Gallery – by Carrie Foulkes

At the third writer workshop led by Frieze deputy editor Amy Sherlock, the participants were asked to file a 600-word of one of the two current exhibitions at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. This is Carrie Foulkes’ review Edmund Clark’s ‘In Place of […]

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