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Open School East co-directors Anna Colin (centre) and Laurence Taylor (right), with  Ayaan Bulale, OSE communications and events manager
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2017 – How was it for you? #8: Anna Colin and Laurence Taylor, co-directors, Open School East

Beginning with a move from East London to Margate, 2017 has been an eventful time for Open School East that has included becoming an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation in the 2018-22 funding round. With the accessibility of art education becoming an evermore vital issue for the visual arts, its co-directors look back on their first year by the sea.

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Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern
Photo: Hugo Glendinning 2016
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2016 – How was it for you? #1: Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern

This year saw Frances Morris become director of Tate Modern and in June the gallery’s £260m extension, The Switch House, opened to positive reviews. She reflects on what has personally been an “amazing year” while lamenting a period in which “respect for difference and individuality” has been vigorously attacked.

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Installation photograph of the exhibition, 'Bauhaus: 1919-1928', at MoMA, New York which was on view from Dec. 7, 1938, through Jan. 30, 1939
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: MoMA creates digital image archive of all its exhibitions, odds on next Tate director, and new UK arts minister’s first speech.

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Maurice Carlin, 'Performance Publishing: Excelsior Works', V22, London (2015). 
Performance co-commission from V22 and ‘Multiplied’ at Christies, to publish the 5000 sq ft ‘Excelsior Works’ warehouse floor plate in CMYK relief prints, before a radical transformation of the surrounding area
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A Q&A with… Maurice Carlin, Clore Visual Artist Fellow

The Salford-based artist Maurice Carlin hopes to use his time as the first-ever Clore Visual Artist Fellow to, among other things, “change perceptions… of what it means to be an artist”. He shares his thoughts on the fellowship, its personal and wider significance, and why artists – and the artist-led sector in particular – need to recognise the importance of good leadership.

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The exterior of the Malmö Art Academy with a banner
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: predicting the Brexit effect, turbulence for art education in California and Sweden, a restored house boat eco-experiment in Long Island, new acquisition fund for UK regional museums.

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