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Symposium 'The giver, the guest and the ghost: the presence of art in public realms'. General views, Oslo Pilot, 2016, Oslo. Photograph: Ane Mari Aakernes
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Oslo Pilot: the giver, the guest and the ghost

Oliver Bennett reflects on the challenges of introducing art into the public realm, following his attendance at Oslo Pilot’s symposium, as the city seeks to challenge the existing biennial format and enable new dialogues with its public space.

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Ghost, with insomniac passenger: Vange and Holehaven Creek, Essex with Coryton Oil Refinery and DP World Port, 2016. Photo: Simon Fowler
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A Q&A with… Adam Chodzko, Estuary festival artist

The first-ever biennial Estuary festival presents 16 days of art, literature, music and film ‘curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary’. Chris Sharratt talks to Kent-based, water-loving artist Adam Chodzko about his latest iteration of Ghost, featuring a specially adapted kayak with room for one reclining passenger.

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In 2016 I was awarded an AN Travel bursary to attend Fotofest International, an international photographic Biennial set in Houston, Texas
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Fotofest and me

In 2016 I was awarded an AN Travel Bursary to go to Fotofest: one of the oldest Photography Biennials in the world. The outcome was new friendships, new contacts and a whole new comprehension about the inner workings of the museum world.

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Food for thought

On Tuesday, I went to an artists meeting – set up by fellow blogger Josie Jenkins ( ) It was wet and miserable, it had been a horrible day in work (half term – loads of kids ) and we […]

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Adrián Villar Rojas, 14th Istanbul Biennial, 2015. Photo: Kubra Karacizmeli
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What is the point of the Istanbul Biennial?

The Istanbul Biennial has had a troubled few years. In 2013 it was embroiled in controversy over its reaction to political demonstrations in the city’s Taksim Square, while the current 14th edition arrived at a time of growing political tension in the country. As it draws to a close this week and Turkey prepares to go to the polls in a snap election, Dany Louise argues that this international biennial has failed to respond to the urgent and compelling context it finds itself in.

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