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Post-election breakfast, as part of a-n’s Assembly Bristol.
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Post-election breakfast: “Artists can keep the focus on the big issues”

For the Post-election breakfast session as part of a-n’s Assembly Bristol event, four speakers discussed issues that ‘can sometimes mean having to have a difficult conversation’. Prior to this, facilitator Rivca Rubin asked those assembled to spend a few minutes reflecting on the outcome of the election. Here we report some of those reflections.

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Hiwa K, When We Were Exhaling Images, 2017,
 various materials, Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, Documenta 14. Photo: Mathias Völzke
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Documenta 14, Kassel: 30 recommendations from 10 artists

After launching for the first time in Athens in April, the quinquennial art exhibition Documenta 14 has just opened across 35 venues and numerous outdoor sites in its home city of Kassel, Germany. Ten a-n artist members, who visited Kassel with the support of an a-n Travel bursary, pick their top three works from the vast city-wide programme.

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Willie Sullivan at Free Market symposium, Market Gallery, Glasgow, 17-19 May 2017. Photo: Chris Sharratt
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Free Market thinking: arts, organising and alternatives to neoliberalism

Market Gallery’s recent Free Market symposium – supported by an a-n Artist Led Bursary – brought together thinkers and doers to discuss issues around ‘cultural resources in crisis’ and was in part informed by the Glasgow gallery’s own precarious situation. Chris Sharratt reports on three days of thinking beyond the usual.

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Kimathi Donkor
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A Q&A with… Kimathi Donkor, Diaspora Pavilion artist at Venice Biennale 2017

London-based artist Kimathi Donkor is among 12 artists featured in the Diaspora Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, presented by the International Curators Forum and University of the Arts London. He talks about the importance of the British black arts movement in the 1980s, history painting, and the idea of diaspora.

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