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Participants for Grand Union's Curatorial Curriculum 2017. Photo: Grand Union
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2017 – How was it for you? #6: Grand Union, Birmingham

The Birmingham gallery and artists’ studios was added to Arts Council England’s national portfolio this year, marking a new chapter in its development. Programme director Kim McAleese and associate curator Seán Elder map out the before and after of “a pretty incredible year”.

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Academia comes HOME in Manchester

Sarah Perks, Cornerhouse/HOME’s head of visual arts, has taken up a new professorship at Manchester School of Art which aims to strengthen collaboration between academia and the arts in the city.

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Conference report: Curators’ Network

Maurice Carlin reports from the opening weekend of the Curators’ Network event in Madrid which looked at interconnectivity between “decentralised” local networks around the globe, and how curators, artists and organisations across Europe are dealing with economic and political transition.

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Lever Arch Construction
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Launch Pad encourages North West artists not to take off

Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery is encouraging ‘user-generated’ content via its CG Associates scheme, which includes the Launch Pad series of short exhibitions. We find out more from artist Maurice Carlin and the gallery’s Deputy Director Clarissa Corfe.

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foreign investment, Sky Mile
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Wild New Territories

We report from the opening of this ambitious curatorial project, which explores the complex and often problematic relationship between nature and culture.

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Shut Up
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Curating the prize

Based on interviews with curators Sarah Brown and Laurence Sillars, Lara Eggleton uncovers the nature of their relationships with exhibiting artists and the processes they use in curating two high profile exhibitions with cash prizes and media attention attached.

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A Fountain
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Jester-curator

Kate Phillimore and Matthew de Pulford propose the jester as a vehicle for understanding playfulness, mediation, diplomacy and rebellion within curatorial practice.

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Good Guys Don't Make Decent Artwork
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Bob Milner

Serial collaborators and Artists talking bloggers Alice Bradshaw and Bob Milner  co-curate the Project Space at Westgate Studios, Wakefield. Here in the first of two interviews, Alice interviews Bob about DIY practice, collaboration and public funding. Next month, Bob interviews Alice.

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Liminal Space
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Artists and curators talking – issues and outcomes

Directed by artist, curator and writer Sonya Dyer, the Artists and curators talking programme of practice-led discussions on hospitality, space and contemporary art making, provided much food for thought. Here, Sonya Dyer explores some of the issues and outcomes.

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'Hospitality': Artists and curators talking event in Leeds
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Artists and curators talking: Hospitality

Sonya Dyer reports from ‘Hospitality’ the third event in the Artists and curators talking series, held at East Street Arts: Union 105 in Leeds, and asks ‘What is the relationship between hospitality and intimacy?’.

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'Liminal Space', Artists and curators talking event in Cardiff
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Artists and curators talking: Liminal Space

Sonya Dyer reports from the second event of the series, which confronted the difficulties faced by artists from outside the EU coming to work in Britain. Artists Sinead O’Donnell (UK) and Poshya Kakl (Iraq) used Skype to perform an action with the Cardiff audience, bridging the gap between ‘here’ and ‘there’ – the liminal space.

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Editorial – 2011 February

While the arts continue to face what Jack Hutchinson describes as “ideological attack from all fronts”, the virtual revolution is giving artists, curators, commissioners and commentators the opportunity to expand their work in new, effective and economical ways.

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Talking about art

Artists and curators talking in Leeds, Contemporary Art Society in Newcastle and State of the Arts conference in London.

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AIRTIME at SPACE
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What’s next for a-n?

“Things are always changing
So don’t be sad and blue
Change can make you happy
‘Cause it brings you something new”.
(Lyric © Sesame Street)

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