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Emma Crichton-Miller Recommends Art

Edmund Clark: In Place of Hate Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 6th December to 11th March 2018

For the last three years artist Edmund Clark has worked in HMP Grendon, on a residency funded by Ikon Gallery. Grendon is Europe’s only wholly therapeutic prison environment. The residents, mostly serving life sentences, come here by choice and commit to an intensive programme of psychological therapies. Clark uses pinhole photography, found objects (wayward flowering weeds he has pressed, below,) and text to explore the experiences of inmates —and his own, as a key-holder, free to leave. Ikon will also show the work of Australian artist and convict Thomas Bock (1793-1855).

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In Prospect’s December issue: Adam Posen, Diane Coyle and Nicolas Véron examine the state of Britain’s economy with Brexit looming and suggest that with a large part of the City looking to move and with productivity remaining low the outlook is firmly negative. Posen suggests that the only thing capable of disciplining the Brexit economy is the reality that things are going to be worse. Coyle suggest that although Brexit will hamper Britain’s productivity, the problem is long-term. Véron argues that more than a tenth of the City’s business will disappear due to Brexit—a significant slice that will be difficult to cover off. Elsewhere in the issue: Steve Bloomfield uncovers what is going on at Dfid, the struggling government department that recently lost its Secretary of State. Nick Cohen looks at the rise of the Strong Man is Eastern Europe as Viktor Orbán clamps down on society and Lizzie Porter reports from Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, a region plagued by war and political instability.