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Final Stages

Finally, after a lot of work and a lot of sweat the animation is slowly coming together. Mainly due to the long time it takes to finish, but also to make it a lighter and more digestible piece for the viewer […]

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Rabiya Choudry: COCO!NUTS!, installation view, 2018, Transmission, Glasgow. Photo: Matthew Arthur Williams for Transmission
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A Q&A with… Rabiya Choudhry, painter of “joyous, demented expressions”

For her show at Glasgow’s Transmission gallery, Scottish artist Rabiya Choudhry presents selected works from a six-year period including paintings, printed fabrics and a neon window sign in tribute to her dad. Jessica Ramm asks where her vibrant but troubled paintings come from and what it means to fly solo at this important artist-run space.

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In Kind opening, CCA, Glasgow, April 2018. Courtesy: In Kind
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In Kind and out of pocket: the hidden costs of artists working for free

During this year’s Glasgow International, artists Ailie Rutherford and Janie Nicoll presented In Kind, an action research project using the festival as a case study in order to chart the “hidden economies of the visual arts”. Fellow Glasgow-based artist Jessica Ramm finds out what they discovered and ponders where to go next.

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Cornelius Quabeck, 203 Wilton Street (11.1.18), acrylic on linen, 2018, 22“ x 20“
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Why artists move: Cornelius Quabeck

Originally from Germany, Glasgow-based painter Cornelius Quabeck first spent time in the city during a two-month artist residency in 2011. He talks to Dan Thompson about living and working in Düsseldorf, London and San Francisco, and the reasons that brought him back to Scotland in 2016.

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Patrick Heron, Five Discs : 1963, 1963,  Oil paint on canvas, Private collection, © Estate of Patrick Heron. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018
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Now Showing #246: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes a major Patrick Heron retrospective at Tate St Ives, the veteran German artist-filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger in Glasgow, and Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa at Parasol Unit, London.

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Opening night on Rue du Chevalier Roze during Printemps De L’Art Contemporain 2018, Marseille. Photo: Emilio Guzmán
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International Report: Printemps De L’Art Contemporain 2018 festival, Marseille

The 10th edition of the annual Printemps De L’Art Contemporain festival in Marseille coordinates exhibitions by more than 45 venues across France’s second city and includes a strand on artists from Glasgow, with which the city is twinned. Chris Sharratt reports from the port city that is prioritising contemporary art as it prepares to host Manifesta in two years time.

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Michelle Hannah, 'Keener', The Savings Bank, Glasgow, part of Glasgow International 2018. Photo: Ross Fraser Mclean; Courtesy: the artist

Glasgow International 2018: Michelle Hannah – Keener

Rachel Magdeburg, one of eight a-n members selected for the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18, reviews Glasgow-based artist Michelle Hannah’s multifaceted and dramatic installation at The Savings Bank, presented as part of Glasgow International 2018.

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Urs Fischer
Maybe (detail), 2018
2 x mechanical snails
13.3 x 5.5. x 6 cm
5.2 x 2.2 x 2.4 in
Edition of 3 + 2 AP
Photo: Patrick Jameson
© Urs Fischer. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
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Glasgow International 2018: recommended shows and works from across the festival

With nearly 100 exhibitions and featuring more than 250 artists, the eighth Glasgow International festival, which continues until 7 May, is a bustlingly busy affair taking place in venues across Scotland’s largest city. To help you navigate it, seven writers on the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18 offer their recommendations following an intense and varied opening weekend.

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Hardeep Pandhal, 'Konfessions of a Klabautermann', exhibition view, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, September 2017. Photo: Max Slaven; Courtesy: the artistl
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A Q&A with… Hardeep Pandhal, Glasgow International artist

As he prepares for his Glasgow International solo show at Kelvin Hall, Jessica Ramm – who is also exhibiting during GI – talks to the Glasgow-based artist about authority, control and power, and how his work offsets some of the grandeur of the city’s colonial past.

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