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I Stole a Book From Agnès Varda

Why do we want to keep mementos of the dead? Shortly after filmmaker Agnès Varda died, I went to Paris to learn from her life — and take a piece of it home with me.

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Resource Guide

Artists’ manifestos: making change happen

Writing a manifesto was one of Dan Thompson’s first acts as an artist and he has since written several more including one about using empty shops, and The Paying Artists Manifesto for Artist-Led Work that showed how artists working with their own ecology, economy and excitement ‘make the world around them better’. He explores the history of artists’ manifestos and shares advice and tips on how to write your own.

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Blog Post

an alternative artist statement

I have decided to make an alternative artist statement. This has come about through various discussions I have been having about the rules I make (and break) in my practice, regarding my use of discarded materials. It also came up […]

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Resource Profile

Artist-led: Jane Simpson, artist and programmer of Assembly Swansea

Artist Jane Simpson, who runs Swansea gallery GS Artists, describes the challenge of maintaining relevance as an artist-led initiative and her optimism for the future. In a video interview recorded at a-n’s Assembly Swansea event in May 2019, which was programmed in collaboration with Simpson and explored the difficulties and advantages of running artist-led projects in the city.

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