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Articles from No. 330, October

Artists' Animation Programme
In my life so far I have discovered perhaps two or three activities in which I can totally immerse myself and turn down the volume of my conscious thoughts. I can usually count on drawing, cleaning or running to release me into a deeply unselfconscious...
Art & Politics: Mark Prince on the Critical Distance between Real Life and Presentation
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] On the release of Steve McQueen's Hunger, 2008--a feature film about the death of Bobby Sands by hunger strike in Long Kesh prison in Belfast in 1981--a journalist interviewing McQueen innocently used the term 'art film' to...
Barry Flanagan 1941-2009
Barry Flanagan's first solo exhibition at the Rowan Gallery took place in 1966, just a few months after he had left St Martin's School of Art. His work of this period was made from everyday materials such as hessian, sand, muslin, plaster or rope,...
Dan Graham
Dan Graham Whitney Museum of American Art New York 5 June to 11 October Part cinema verite and part surveillance, the popular appeal of television reality shows rests on their ability to encourage their viewing audiences to identify with regular...
Deleting AI Weiwei
Ai Weiwei, arguably the most important Chinese artist of his generation and co-designer of Beijing's 'Bird's Nest' Olympic stadium, is recovering from surgery in Munich after being attacked in August by, the artist says, Chinese police. Weiwei was...
Galleries
The end of September saw the opening of the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, an ambitious new public gallery in Carlow, 60 miles south west of Dublin. The new venue, which also hosts the 300-seat George Bernard Shaw Theatre, stands in the grounds...
Generosity Is the New Political
Generosity is the new political Wysing Arts Centre Cambridge 5 September to 1 November Made to prove itself over and over again as an activity related to the public good--to education, interaction, community and even economic stimulus--art often...
In & out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art 1960-1967
In & out of Amsterdam: travels in Conceptual Art 1960-1967 MoMA New York 19 July to 5 October Unfortunately no T-shirts were printed to commemorate Lawrence Weiner's European Tour of 1969 (or thereabouts) but, according to the artist, showing...
Joachim Koester
Joachim Koester Stills Edinburgh 6 August to 25 October The black and white photographic sequences and film installations of 'Poison Protocols and Other Histories', the Belgian artist Joachim Koester's first solo exhibition in Britain, have a...
Lili Reynaud-Dewar: The Power Structures, Rituals & Sexuality of the European Shorthand Typists
Lili Reynaud-Dewar: the Power Structures, Rituals & Sexuality of the European Shorthand Typists Mary Mary Glasgow 29 August to 3 October One possible reading of the title of this exhibition might imply that there are Power Structures, Rituals...
Meanwhile in France
A worrying turn of events in Bordeaux: after six years' of investigation into a case that the state prosecutor recommended dropping last year, judge Jean-Louis Crozier has decided to drag the directors and curator of the CAPC museum into court because...
Nasreen Mohamedi: Notes Reflections on Indian Modernisms
Nasreen Mohamedi: notes reflections on Indian modernisms Milton Keynes Gallery 5 September to 15 November Until recently, Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990) was little known outside her native country. It is only in the last ten years...
Pattern Recognition
Pattern recognition The City Gallery Leicester 20 June to 24 October Pattern Recognition' proposes art that is an expanded field of physics, and the 31 artists in this exhibition reflect, illustrate, interpret and resist this notion. Curated...
Pipilotti Rist
Pipilotti Rist Hauser & Wirth Zurich 29 August to 17 October The hyper-sensual fantasy so often conveyed by Pipilotti Rist's installations--reaching their zenith in the colossal MoMA installation earlier this year--was largely absent from...
Pleasure & Pain: Omer Fast
Marcus Verhagen: You regularly use the format OF THE INTERVIEW IN YOUR WORK, for instance in pieces like The Casting, 2007, and Spielberg's List, 2003. Can you say a bit about how it works for you? Omer Fast: I don't always start a work with interviews...
Pope Art
Two weeks before the opening of Tate Britain's 'Pop Life' exhibition featuring the work of, among others, the 'Pope of Pop' himself, Andy Warhol, a curious item appeared in the Guardian under the banner: 'Pope seeks to frame new relationship with artists.'...
Radical Nature: Art & Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009
Radical Nature: art & architecture for a changing planet 1969-2009 Barbican Art Gallery London 19 June to 18 October Just what was it that 'Radical Nature' aimed to achieve? This exhibition, the first significant display of recent artistic...
Raise the Titanic
Hoping to cash in on the notoriety of the Titanic, Southampton City Council is planning to sell works from its collection to raise money for a new 15m [pounds sterling] Sea City Museum, which is to open in 2012 with a centenary exhibition about the...
Raqs Media Collective
Raqs Media Collective Frith Street Gallery London 8 July to 30 September A row of oversized clocks lines the walls at Frith Street Gallery, turning the space into a kind of uber-office. The timepieces form part of Escapement, an installation...
Richard Tuttle: L'nger Than Life
Richard Tuttle: L'nger than life Modern Art London 11 September to 10 October Richard Tuttle belongs to a generation that pioneered material and spatial experimentation in the mid 1960s and early 70s. His concerns with the dematerialisation of...
Virtual Collections: National Portrait Gallery V Wikipedia
The digital revolution's radical transformation of information and communications technology has enabled public and private collections throughout the world to offer instant internet access to images of countless numbers of their artworks: virtual...
What Keeps Mankind Alive?: 11th International Istanbul Biennial
What keeps mankind alive?: 11th International Istanbul Biennial various venues 12 September to 8 November What, How and for Whom (WHW), the curatorial collective from Zagreb which is responsible for the 11th Istanbul Biennial, has taken a line...