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Elizabeth Price receives the award from Mark Wallinger
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Elizabeth Price wins Annual Award

The £60,000 Contemporary Art Society Annual Award has been won by Elizabeth Price, in conjuction with an Oxford-based partnership led by the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

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Encyclopaedia
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Life before Wikipedia: Encyclopaedia of ‘not-always-expert’ opinions

Originally released on CD-ROM, Alan Currall’s Encyclopaedia could be seen as a forerunner of today’s information and social networking sites. Now available online as part of Film and Video Umbrella’s 25th anniversary programme, we speak to the artist about his encyclopaedia of “apparently ‘certain’ knowledge”, while FVU Director Steven Bode explains the thinking behind the organisation’s celebrations.

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still from Double Pendulum
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Climate Change: “Artists can energise people to act”

The Ways of Seeing Climate Change event in Manchester is looking to encourage new collaborations between artists and scientists, while highlighting the positive role artists can play in our understanding of environmental issues and scientific research. We hear from the organisers and some of the artists involved.

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Graham Gussin:
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Beautiful ArtSOUTH: new commissions and unusual collaborations

ArtSOUTH brings together 15 organisations and ten artists for a series of new art commissions across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Winchester and Bournemouth. Curator Judy Adam discusses the rationale and process behind the commissions, while artist Graham Gussin explains how he pulled off a tricky collaboration with a collective of choreographers and the British Army.

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Superposition
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Going underground: where art and particle physics collide

The Institute of Physics unveils Covariance – a spectacular installation by artist Lyndall Phelps, developed through collaborative discussions with particle physicist Dr Ben Still. We talk to the pair about how art and science tackle the big questions of the universe.

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Open Air
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Open Air: artist interventions on Radio 4

With a month to go to the deadline of the Open submission programme, Artangel and the BBC offer up a series of five new audio broadcasts that respond to the Radio 4 morning schedule.

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Artist proposes a vortex, gets a black hole

Over two years since it was commissioned, Anthony McCall’s contribution to Artists Taking the Lead is yet to materialise. But beyond the obvious issues around public funding and value, what does a project like this say about contemporary art and its relationship to audiences?

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The Yew Hedge at Ayscoughfee Hall
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Coach journey to heritage and back

Beacon Art Projects Lincolnshire commissioned artists to create work for historic rural sites during October. We report from the launch.

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Nowhereisland 1
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Journey’s end for Nowhereisland

For his Cultural Olympiad commission, Alex Hartley created Nowhereisland and embarked on an epic journey. As that journey draws to an end, we catch up with the artist.

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Canadian artist Jeremy Bailey
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Slaves to a vision

Jeremy Bailey’s ‘Master/Slave Invigilator System’ is an intriguing highlight of this year’s just launched Abandon Normal Devices festival. The artist guides us round his ideas.

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Tatham & O'Sullivan
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Countdown to Art Across the City 2012

As media sponsor, a-n is pleased to support Art Across the City 2012, which will see Swansea hosting an exciting programme of new public art commissions this September.

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