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Paul McDevitt, Voll Rath, 224x149cm charcoal, pastel on paper, 2016. Photo: Florian Balze; Courtesy: Farbvision and Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
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Why artists move: Paul McDevitt

In 2015, Scottish artist Paul McDevitt set up Farbvision, a project space in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district that presents solo exhibitions and is also home to the INFINITE GREYSCALE record label. He talks to Dan Thompson about his reasons for relocating from the UK, and the artistic freedom and financial reality of life in his adopted home.

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Damien Meade, Untitled, 65x49.5cm, oil on wood, 2018. Courtesy: Peter von Kant
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Now Showing #239: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: new works by Karen Cunningham in Dumfriesshire, Damien Meade’s paintings based on clay maquettes in London, William Copley’s mail art project in Sheffield, and Jenny Saville’s portraits in Edinburgh.

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Faith Ringgold, Jazz	Stories: Mama Can Sing,Papa Can Blow #8: Don’t Wanna Love You, 2004, acrylic on canvas with pieced border, 205.7 x 162.6 cm, 81 x 64 in, H8935. Courtesy: the artist, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery and ACA Galleries
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NOW SHOWING #235: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: An exploration of folklore and the occult at Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, Faith Ringgold’s painting and quilts at Pippy Houldsworth, London, and a group show exploring Gypsy, Roma and Traveller lives at g39, Cardiff.

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Picture shows A visitor looks at Doubling Back, 2003 by Anthony McCall, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield. 
The exhibition Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works opens 16 Feb - 3 June 2018 at The Hepworth WakefIeld. 
Picture taken 14/02/2018
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NOW SHOWING #234: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: light installation at the Hepworth, Wakefield; sound, video and installation at Chapter, Cardiff; and moving image and photographic works at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea.

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Rose Wylie in her studio, 2017. Photo:  Joe McGorty; Courtesy: Serpentine Galleries
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A Q&A with… Rose Wylie, painter

Rose Wylie has found critical and commercial success late in life, winning the 2014 John Moores Painting Prize at 80 and her first major exhibition taking place when she was 77. As her show, ‘Quack Quack’, continues at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery, the Kent-based artist talks to Fisun Güner about show titles, inspiration and more.

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Layla Curtis, The Thames from London Bridge Arizona to Salt Island British Virgin Islands
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A Q&A with… Layla Curtis, artist and explorer of places

With support from a-n, the London-based artist has launched an online store offering high quality, affordable, limited edition works and publications by artists dedicated to exploring place. Jack Hutchinson talks to her about online sales and research beyond the art world.

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Catherine Story, Shadow, 2017. Photo; Steve White.
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NOW SHOWING #225: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes an enigmatic nighttime mise-en-scene in London, an installation exploring mental health inequalities across sites in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and large-scale sculptures in Hull.

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Opening event at Live Art Development Agency's new home, The Garrett Centre. Photo: George Hunt
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Live Art Development Agency: new space provides a context for collaboration

The recent relocation of the Live Art Development Agency to a former Unitarian mission in Bethnal Green heralds a significant new chapter for the organisation, with new commissions, two ‘thinkers in residence’, and a search for local collaborators. Lydia Ashman finds out more from its co-founder and director Lois Keidan.

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Julie Johnstone, fixed|unfixed, Essence Press, 2017. An ongoing project creating 25mm badges as wearable publications
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Artists’ Books #25: Small Publishers Fair at London’s Conway Hall

This week, London’s Conway Hall is host to the Small Publishers Fair, an annual celebration of books by contemporary artists, writers, composers, book designers, and their publishers. Sarah Bodman previews the event, which runs from 10-11 November, and highlights the work of the artists involved.

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