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Radio Ballads

Maria Walsh encounters socially engaged artworks in an east London council office and a west London royal park.

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Every Ocean Hughes: One Big Bag

Lucia Farinati discovers the importance of death doulas

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Andrea Fraser: This meeting is being recorded

Olivia Aherne feels the discomfort in Andrea Fraser’s confrontational anti-racism video installation

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Learning to Unlearn

Greg Thomas reports on the Ignorant Art School series of exhibitions

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Crip Time

Martin Herbert is challenged by MMK Frankfurt’s ambitious exhibition of disability-related art

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Exhibition Openings

Hove Esther Pearl Watson Morena Di Luna opens Sat 21 May
Salisbury Anthony Caro New Art Centre opens Sat 21 May
London Peter Matthews Beers Contemporary opens Sat 21 May
London Jonathan Callan Thames-Side Studios Gallery opens Sat 21 May | PV 20 May
London Juneau Projects Kelder opens Mon 23 May
Windermere Barbara Nicholls Windermere Jetty Museum opens Fri 27 May
Leeds Emily Hesse The Tetley opens Fri 27 May
London The Baroness Mimosa House opens Fri 27 May | PV 26 May

Recent Podcasts

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Bob Dickinson

Presented by Matt Hale

Bob Dickinson discusses the ways in which artists have attempted to engage with the legacies of trauma.

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Talk Show on Resonance FM

Michaële Cutaya & Chloe Carroll

Presented by Mark William Lewis

Michaële Cutaya on the importance of surface over depth, and Chloe Carroll on the role of the monument.

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Talk Show on Resonance FM

Morgan Quaintance, Tom Hastings & Jack Smurthwaite

Presented by Alex Hull

Morgan Quaintance on the problems with Tate’s British-Caribbean exhibition ‘Life Between Islands’, Tom Hastings on performer SERAFINE1369, and Jack Smurthwaite on Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley’s solo show at Arebyte.

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From the Back Catalogue

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Letter from Belarus

Uladzimir Hramovich on being swept up in mass political arrests

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Unreliable Evidence

Francis Frascina on countering histories

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Sophie J Williamson explores how artists are critically reconnecting to our ‘geological ancestry’

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Inverted Racism?

Rasheed Araeen delivers a polemic on the cultural policies of positive discrimination

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Deep Time

Rob La Frenais on art that might outlive the human race

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Found: The Missing Issue

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Issue 16 from May 1978

Issue 15 was dated March 1978

Where is the issue from April 1978?
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Michael O’Pray Prize

The Michael O’Pray Prize is a Film and Video Umbrella initiative launched in 2017 in partnership with Art Monthly, supported by University of East London and Arts Council England. The prize seeks new writing on innovation and experimentation in moving-image art. Read the winning texts below.

2021 Winner

Out in the Open
Sara Quattrocchi Febles explores how a film can no longer be fixed in time and place when screened outdoors

2021 Commended

Danielle Dean
Rosa Tyhurst on Danielle Dean’s subverting of the vampiric strategies at work in brand marketing

Blank Space
Ronnie Angel Pope enters a cinematic void

2020 Winner

Lutz Mommartz’s Own Private Idyll
Mimi Howard finds that there are oblique ways to engage with tumultuous times

2020 Commended

Alberta Whittle: RESET
Harvey Dimond explores the historical resonances of this slavery-referencing artwork made during a suffocating pandemic

Together, Alone: Watching Sandra Lahire in Lockdown
Rachel Pronger discovers in earlier experimental films a familiar tension between the social being and the individual body

2019 Winners

Image Abrasion
Cassandre Greenberg considers Derek Jarman’s Blue as a celluloid artefact in an age of portable digital media

Patrick Staff: On Venus
Laura Jacobs on hostile environments, both social and natural, in Patrick Staff’s ‘On Venus’ exhibition

2018 Winner

Bank – Basement – Becker
Adam Hines-Green on the expression of horror through both fiction and reality in the LA video art of Julie Becker

2017 Winners

Heat Sensitive?
Lauren Houlton on Richard Mosse’s ‘Incoming’ exhibition

A Long Shot
Dan Ward on artists’ attempts to slow the viewer

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Interviews with artists since 2007

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Interviews with artists since 1976

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