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Neo-classical for now

Students at the V+A on Friday. Advertisements

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Bristol’s finest

The Emerging show in Bristol was at The Station in Silver Street, featuring work by Rediat Abayneh, who I was visiting and two other interesting artists on the Creative Futures programme, Polly Garnett and Sam Grainger. Rediat’s work is this fabulous … Continue reading

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Canterbury … City of Culture

That’s not a sentence I write very often but this week I saw two interesting shows in Canterbury so maybe this is one change happening to be welcomed. Or three shows, in fact. Is an accident of overlapping programming that … Continue reading

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Peter Fraser

I’ve been working on a couple of texts for the book to accompany PF’s 2013 exhibition at Tate St Ives. Just copyediting mostly but it’s been a pleasurable experience to immerse myself in these texts. It helps of course that … Continue reading

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Day 14, Friday 22 July

University opens at 4 today, after prayers. In the afternoon I’m taking the familiar route there on my way to the contemporary art museum at the north of the park. Tehran University was a centre of activism during the revolution … Continue reading

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Day 12, Wednesday 20 July

Today we have 24-hour opening at the university so that work can keep going. Work is progressing but not quickly enought to allay fears about the exhibition. Spaces in the exhibition hall are still not finalised. Unbelievably, a night of … Continue reading

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Day 13, Thursday 21 July

Last night walking home quite late we had an attempted mugging by motorcycle. Actually it was a scooter but that makes it seem entirely unthreatening and it wasn’t, even though they didn’t get anything. Valentin held on to his bag. … Continue reading

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