‘Meet people face-to-face; take risks and believe in yourself; make the stuff you really want to make and put it out into the world.’ These are some advices from creatives who went freelance and made it, which you can read on It’s Nice That. See what other stories we have selected for you this week.

 

How to go freelance: need-to-know advice from creatives who made it

by It’s Nice That, Wednesday 17 May 2017

Once you’re free from the bubble of uni, the “real world” of the creative industry can seem daunting, and going it alone can be even more so. For many creatives, however, it’s the freedom they’ve been craving, a chance to finally show the world what they’re made of, and many establish a solid career having never stepped into a “normal” job.

Take these four successful freelance creatives: Owen Gildersleeve, Emily Stein, Sister Arrow and Jack Sachs.

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Sister Arrow, It's Nice That

Sister Arrow, It’s Nice That

 


Artists Announced for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017

By New Contemporaries

New Contemporaries is pleased to announce this year’s selected artists with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The panel of guest selectors comprising Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price and George Shaw has chosen 47 artists for the annual open submission exhibition.

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George Shaw, Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price

George Shaw, Caroline Achaintre, Elizabeth Price

 


Sharon Lockhart “Little Review” at Polish Pavilion, Venice Biennale

By the Mousse Magazine

“Little Review” is a winning project by an American artist Sharon Lockhart for the Polish Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The source of inspiration for the project was the idea of giving voice to the young generation, popularized by Janusz Korczak – a Polish–Jewish pedagogue.

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Sharon Lockhart “Little Review” at Polish Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2017, Courtesy Polish Pavilion, Photo Bartosz Gorka

Sharon Lockhart “Little Review” at Polish Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2017, Courtesy Polish Pavilion, Photo Bartosz Gorka

 


The photographer who walked 2,000km from Russia to Poland to retrace his grandfather’s daring escape

By Emily Gosling / The Creative Boom

Polish-born, Cardiff-based photographer Michal Iwanowki can truly be said to have suffered for his art: his photobook Clear of People is the result of a walk of a whopping 2000km from Russia to Poland.

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Photo Michal Iwanowki

Photo Michal Iwanowki

 


The Curators of documenta and the Venice Biennale Both Put Their Lovers in Their Shows. Should We Care?

By Hili Perlson & Julia Halperin / The Artnet News

The coincidence illustrates the extent to which the art world is built on close personal relationships—but some question the curators’ decision.

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Michele Ciacciofera’s Janas Code (2016-17) in “Viva Arte Viva” at the Venice Biennale. Photo by Ben Davis. what to read contemporary Lynx

Michele Ciacciofera’s Janas Code (2016-17) in “Viva Arte Viva” at the Venice Biennale. Photo by Ben Davis.

 



From the Contemporary Lynx archives:

RAFAŁ MILACH: PHOTO-EYE

written by Anna Dziuba

Photographer, documentarian, visionary, curator, lecturer and, above all, artist – these are the words that sum up Rafał Milach. Milach belongs to a new generation of photographers. In 2006 he co-formed the group Sputnik Photos.

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Rafał Milach, "7 Rooms", photo courtesy the artist

Rafał Milach, “7 Rooms”, photo courtesy the artist

 

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