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Thursday + Friday

Thursday 23 May This morning all the artists gather in the gallery, each looking for the ideal spot to put their work. I am drawn to the airy extension space which has a loose pebbly floor, horizontal beams and glass […]

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Now Showing #283: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of the week’s best shows, including: three artists address concepts of borders at Void, Derry; Franz West’s abstract sculpture at Tate Modern; susan pui san lok’s exploration of the folklore of witchcraft at Firstsite, Colchester.

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What is it? Where are we at?

As I write, the uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues. Like many people, I am finding it hard to digest, to understand what means what and what I should believe. There is no stake in the ground as the political surface we […]

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I close my eyes and count to ten ….

It is been on my mind to re-engage with my blog for the last few weeks (months?) however I have simply been too busy, or too in need of time doing something relaxing (sitting in front of a computer, even […]

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BREXscapism

Escape is on my mind. This week the UK government are trying to push through a disgusting Brexit deal, while the British music industry simultaneously wheels out The Spice Girls for a bit of Christmas ‘girl-power’ nostalgia. The perfect distraction. […]

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BREXscapism

While escapism has a bad-reputation (i.e “escape from the political”), I am interested in the need for practices of escape in order to both cope with the present (a respite!), and imagine something radically different.

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Breaking the habit …

The Swedish Immigration Service has amended information on its website regarding the timescale in which it ’must’ process applications for citizenship made by members of other EU states.  Until recently it said that all applications would be dealt with within […]

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Seen but not heard: artist activism and the ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition

The recent ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition at The Design Museum ended in controversy earlier this month when artists and designers removed their work in protest at the museum hosting a private hire event by an arms manufacturer. One of those activist groups to remove their work was the artist-run organisation Keep It Complex, who share here what they learned from the experience.

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