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Ben Cove, Freeloader, 2014, acrylic on panel, 40x40cm
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Ben Cove, 1974–2016

The London-based artist Ben Cove, whose work explored art and design history with particular reference to modernism, has died unexpectedly after a short illness. Artist Emily Speed pays tribute to her friend and his work, while also collecting the thoughts of other artists and curators.

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Rachel Anderson (left) and Cis O'Boyle, Idle Women project, Burnley. Photo: Jill Jennings, 2016
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A boat of one’s own: women, art and the wide open canal

Launched on International Women’s Day, the idle women narrowboat will tour the waterways of Lancashire and West Yorkshire until 2017, connecting and initiating art by women throughout the region via a series of floating residencies. Sara Jaspan talks to the women behind the project and finds something to smile about in the midst of Lancashire’s biting council cuts.

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Miranda Pennell, The Host, 2015, family snaps from Iranm 1960s
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A Q&A with… Miranda Pennell, artist and filmmaker

Miranda Pennell’s new 60-minute film, The Host, delves deep into the BP archive to tell a gripping story that examines British colonial history in Iran and the birth of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. Chris Sharratt asks the questions.

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