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“An artwork’s a key that could unlock you-don’t-know-what.” The Big Interview: Tim Etchells

14/02/2019

I was a young graduate when I first saw one of Tim Etchells’ neon artworks. ‘WAIT HERE I HAVE GONE TO GET HELP’, it said, in siren red text. Wait Here (2008) seemed to...

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Place To Place:
Liverpool Biennial in Hull

14/02/2019

The Liverpool Biennial touring programme arrived at Hull’s Humber Street Gallery last month with exhibition Place To Place, which groups together works by Annie Pootoogook, Suki Seokyeong Kang and Inci Eviner. Here, Lauren Saunders...

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Fatoş Üstek Appointed New Director of Liverpool Biennial

12/02/2019

Liverpool Biennial have announced today that curator and writer Fatoş Üstek has been appointed as their new director. Born in 1980 in Ankara, Turkey, Üstek is currently Director and Chief Curator of DRAF...

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“A Skillful Reframing of Reality” Haroon Mirza @ Ikon Gallery – Reviewed

06/02/2019

The most comprehensive staging of work by prolific artist Haroon Mirza in the UK so far, Emma Sumner finds an exhibition that suggests more needs to be done – and greater space made – when...

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Remembering K-Punk: A Tribute To Mark Fisher

05/02/2019

When Mark Fisher died in 2017, he left behind him a body of work now widely considered to be required reading. Here, Stephanie Gavan outlines how Fisher “inspired and informed a new generation...

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A Desire To Be Seen and To Be Loved: Ren Hang

04/02/2019

As his his first UK solo exhibition of photography, Wake Up Together, draws to a close, Laura Robertson takes another look at Ren Hang… What do you see when you look at Ren Hang’s portraits?...

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The Big Interview: Stack Magazines Founder Steven Watson

01/02/2019

Founded as a hobby, independent magazine subscription service Stack celebrates the medium in ways few others do. Fellow magazine aficionado Mike Pinnington caught up with Stack’s founder Steven Watson to get the lowdown...

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Comment: Retrospective Age

31/01/2019

The lifting of the age limit on Turner Prize nominees recently (previously restricted to artists 50 or under) was applauded and there has been something of an on-going trend for late-career recognition; a...

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Notes on Class and the Contemporary Arts: Class IS A Big Deal

18/01/2019

Perma-skint, exhausted, disenfranchised… We need to talk about why working class people aren’t getting ahead in the arts. And as we rarely hear directly from working class people themselves about the obstacles they face,...

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