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Poster by Perry Hoberman, available from https://www.haironfire.org/free-images-1/
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Midwestern blues: Trump, a polarised America, and the curse and opportunity of ‘interesting times’

As Washington DC prepares for the 20 January presidential inauguration and the rest of the world is gripped/appalled by the latest predictably narcissistic Donald Trump Twitter outburst, London-based artist Sonya Dyer – who was on a residency in Nebraska during the election – reflects on her US experience and considers what the new era means for art and artists.

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Artist Anab Jain of Superflux, with Sadiq Khan, Justine Simons, Jonathan Reekie, at the launch of Somerset House Studios. Photo: Ben Catchpole
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Cost-effective studios for London artists, winner of Doug Moran prize announced, and new museums opening in France despite state budget cuts.

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Zaha Hadid: Hafenstrasse Development Hafenstrasse Development, Hamburg, Germany 1989; Copyright Zaha Hadid Architects
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Rare Dame Zaha Hadid artworks to go on display, and Islamic militant sentenced to nine years in prison for destroying shrines.

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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: permanent public display of works confiscated from mafia boss, collector gets to keep Picasso sculpture in ownership dispute and artist suing Damien Hirst over charm bracelets.

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BP or not BP? protest the British Museum’s BP-sponsored exhibition ‘Sunken Cities’. Photo by Kristian Buus, courtesy BP or not BP?
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In Brief: other news this week

A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news. This week includes a debate on museum free entry policy, the mismanagement of EU funds for Italy’s cultural heritage sites, and a Boston artist who has created ‘the smallest house in the world’ – available to rent on Airbnb.

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Fight The Housing Squid

Community art work in response to housing crisis and Government’s proposed Housing and Planning Bill to build more “affordable” homes

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The art of protest and craft-cultivated connections

Effective protesting for activist Sarah Corbett: pretty, non-threatening scenarios – picnics and cupcakes, or handkerchiefs embroidered with the truth – to engage and draw people in, allowing the conversation to begin. Craft: invaluable tool to bring people together, encourage them […]

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Out and about in Newcastle.

I found The Tee Sharps busking in Newcastle town centre, beautiful voices, especially when they harmonise, and a little more rare to see girls busking, (only really just realised that) The busking scene is amazing here, every corner you turn […]

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