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What Makes Public Art Successful? Reflections On City Sculpture Projects 1972

19/04/2017

“Is part of the power of the legacy of this project because the sculptures didn’t stay?” Four decades since its commission, Anna McNay speaks to the artists involved in a ground-breaking British public...

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“I think the art has to do more” — Introducing: New Turnpike Director, Helen Stalker

13/04/2017

Taking on a small, beleaguered regional gallery might seem an unusual move for someone more used to V&A or Tate. Curator and now Turnpike Director Helen Stalker,  finds Denise Courcoux, is up for the challenge:...

Jessica Turtle, speaking at No Boundaries 2017

The Dangers Of Othering & Other Concerns Raised At No Boundaries Conference 2017

29/03/2017

The art and culture sector has huge potential for helping to heal the divisions surfacing across society, finds Sara Jaspan at day one of this year’s No Boundaries. Yet are conferences like this preaching...

Dean Nolan in The Conquest of the South Pole. Photograph by Gary Calton.

“These stories are political, personal, domestic, epic” — Introducing: The Everyman Company

29/03/2017

Jack Roe speaks to Everyman Theatre Associate Director Nick Bagnall and actor Liam Tobin about how their new rep company is helping the theatre to “steer its own ship”; the relevance of their...

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“Tillmans demonstrates that photography is still free to shape the world”: Wolfgang Tillmans — Reviewed

10/03/2017

Jacob Charles Wilson considers Wolfgang Tillmans oeuvre 2003–present; depicting hedonism, “horrific” political relevance, and the messy reality of contemporary society… There was a thick fog on my cycle over to Tate Modern; it was...

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The Lonely City: Adventures In The Art Of Being Alone — Reviewed

01/03/2017

What does it mean to be lonely? Eli Regan reviews author (and regular frieze contributor) Olivia Laing’s new book, and finds a genre-bending account of human solitude in art… Olivia Laing’s latest book...

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In Pictures: The Night Watchman At Pilkington Glass

28/02/2017

Artist Kevin Casey has been documenting the remains and archives of the former-Pilkington Glass HQ in St Helens, whilst moonlighting as an on-site security guard. We asked him to select his favourite shots taken...

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Endings And Beginnings Of A Nuclear Power Station: Power In The Land

22/02/2017

Stephen Clarke charts the work and current exhibition of an unusual art collective; brought together by a shared interest in Wylfa Nuclear Power Station… The closure of a nuclear power station was the starting...

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Urban Vibrations: Sound, Selfhood And The City In The Work Of Magda Stawarska-Beavan

15/02/2017

Start listening again: Dr James G. Mansell investigates the “deeply personal” sonic artworks of Magda Stawarska-Beavan… Listen. What can you hear? All quiet? Or is there a noise? Most of us rarely pause to consider...

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