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Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP

Test Run

Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet Spectacles without an object 2014, Performance, photo: Hannah Wilmshurst

Test Run is a new, annual five week programme of performance, artists’ projects, work in progress and discussion previewing themes and ideas from the upcoming exhibitions programme at Modern Art Oxford. James Smith spoke with its curator Ben Roberts.

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The Lord Mayor’s Chapel, Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5TB, UK

Annika Kahrs: A Concert for the Birds

Annika Kahrs: A Concert for the Birds

A beautiful chapel teams with trilling songbirds; one step and a world away from the busy street outside. Every hour, a concert pianist plays Franz Liszt’s St. Francis of Assisi Preaching To The Birds, a piece inspired by the fable of the friar and his ability to communicate with animals. Piano and birdsong swoop together and fall apart, veering between harmony and discord, gamely competing for attention.

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Grand Union, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RS

The Panj Piare Assemble

The Panj Piare Assemble

Artists' collectives have rarely openly exhibited merely as friends, or freely acknowledged the network of friendship that ultimately underpins their existence. Rebecca Senior reviews the third of five collective exhibitions by The Panj Piare

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The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow G1 5QN

‘Life & the Invitation& Vapour in Debri&’

Stefan Tcherepnin Topiary Teeth 2014  Concrete, iodine, pinot noir, resin boards

‘Life & the Invitation& Vapour in Debri&’ is entered through a façade made up of original parts of a Horror House installed on The Modern Institute's exterior wall. Bricks on Bricks on the outside, suggesting a conditional shift for the perception of the interior.

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Mary Mary, 32 St. Andrews Street, Glasgow G1 5PD

Alistair Frost: ‘AZQ < > $@Ł•^’

Installation view, Alistair Frost - ‘AZQ < > $@Ł•^’ Mary Mary at 32 St Andrews Street, Glasgow 2014 Image courtesy The Artist; Mary Mary, Glasgow photographer: Max Slaven

Appointments are available to have Frost's designs and motifs painted onto visitors' nails To book please visit Nail appointments available: April 4th - 6th 12 - 4pm April 7th - 21st 1 - 3pm

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Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

Holzinger & Riebeek: Spirit

2014 HolzingerRiebeek Spirit Jack Rawlins 1

'We would like to believe that love is the motivation for everything - even if it motivates us to move away from it' (Holzinger & Riebeek). Review by Laura Burns

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Vancouver, Canada, multiple locations

Push Festival

Usually Beauty Fail

Push is an annual international festival of cross-disciplinary performance based in Vancouver. Running this year from 14 January – 2 February 2014

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Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Siobhan Davies Dance: Table of Contents

Table of Contents, by Siobhan Davies, performer Matthias Sperling, photo Pari Naderi (9986)

Davies' work has always engaged with a particular intimacy and discursiveness foregrounded through the movement language she developed. Navigating the theatrical and displacing unity and cohesion of movement, her work is characterised by a particular form

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Secession, Association of Visual Artists, Friedrichstrasse 12, A-1010 Vienna

Guido Van der Werve: at war with oneself

Guido van der Werve, Installationsansicht installation view Secession 2013, Photo Wolfgang Thaler 01

'I abstract the narrative until only the mood is left. Mood is a medium that everybody can relate to and, more importantly, everyone has their own relationship to the mood." - Guido van der Werve.

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KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststr. 69, D-10117 Berlin.

Christoph Schlingensief

kw schlingensief installationsansicht foto uwewalter 013 9696 1

His radical demand for reaction, his uniquely inventive imagery, his almost obsessive overexertion and his challenging demand for similar dedication from anyone involved in his projects secure Schlingensief's position in the contemporaneous art discourse.

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Radio Calling: Live Radio Performances, broadcast from TENT, Rotterdam, Sunday 15 December 2013, 1-3pm GMT (2-4pm CET)
The rise of internet streaming, podcasts, and online platforms, seems to have informed a remarkable resurgence in the interest of radio for artists. The Radio Calling weekend event explores in a mini-symposium, masterclasses, and live radio performances, radio as a tool, platform, and medium for contemporary art.
Sunday's live radio performances, presented and recorded in front of an audience, include Jonas Lund, Koen Taselaar and Remco Torenbosch and proposals by Dóra Benyó & Pia Louwerens, Yoana Buzova & Max Dovey, Rosa Sijben & Bas van Wieringen, Helen Flanagan, Kathrin Grenzdörffer and Claire van Lubeek selected through the open call.
This will be followed by a performance by Rotterdam-based artist Jay Tan, broadcast live from Camden Arts Centre as part of their residency collaboration with TENT.
On Friday 13 December Radio Calling began with an afternoon symposium on current radio projects in art and concluded with the premiere of artist Jeremy Evans?s radio adaptation of his performance on the impact of the Internet on the persistence of myths and the way we tell stories. Evans is in Rotterdam as part of the TENT and Camden Arts Centre collaboration.
Full details about the Radio Calling weekend hereTo play the recordings from Friday's live events please click on the button with three horizontal bars on the bottom left of the player above to open the full list.

STUK kunstencentrum, Naamsestraat 96, Leuven, Belgium

They Are Here: Witness: Ladeuzeplein, Leuven

1.Witness hi res 19

Witness is part of an on-going series of works by They Are Here, exploring re-enactment and human memory in relation to digital video and group dynamics. It can be thought of as a choreographic version of the game variously called 'broken telephones' or '

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