Magazine article Art Monthly

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Magazine article Art Monthly

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Tim Marlow - critic, broadcaster and, since 200), director of exhibitions at White Cube - is to be the Royal Academy of Arts' first ever director of artistic programmes, taking over an expanded role from the outgoing director of exhibitions Kathleen Soriano, who in turn replaced Norman Rosenthal five years ago. Marlow's task is to build audiences in the run-up to the RA's 250th anniversary in 2018, but he has proclaimed that he will not 'chase youth', stating that 'there will be no baby and bathwater nonsense' - the words of a man who knows which side his bread is buttered on. Marlow says: 'I love the Academy because it has almost been like a pillar of the establishment for centuries but it's kind of slightly misunderstood, slightly underrated and slightly anti-establishment.' Ah, the anti-establishment establishment- isn't that what everyone tells themselves when they join the club?

Artist Jeremy Deller, a member of Aitangel's board of trustees since 2005, is now chair of the art-commissioning charity, which commissioned his 2001 miners' strike work The Batik of Orgreoveas the winner of its annual Artangel Open competition, www.artangel.org.uk

Cliodhna Shaffrey has become director of Dublin's Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, leaving her previous post as visual arts adviser to Arts Council Ireland, www. …

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