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TATE BRITAIN

Millbank, SW1P 4RG
020 7887 8888

www.tate.org.uk/britain

Mon-Sun 10-6. Pre-booked tickets only - see website

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COOKING SECTIONS: SALMON - A RED HERRING
Nov 27, 2020 - Aug 31, 2021
Salmon: A Red Herring explores the deceptive reality of salmon as a colour and as a fish
 
Cooking Sections are Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe. Their long-term project CLIMAVORE explores the relationship between how we eat and the climate emergency.
 
Salmon is usually thought of as pink. The colour is even called ‘salmon pink’. However, farmed salmon today would be grey. To make them the expected colour, synthetic pigments are added to their feed. As Cooking Sections put it, salmon is ‘the colour of a wild fish which is neither wild, nor fish, nor even salmon’. Salmon are farmed in open nets, which severely impact wild salmon populations and marine life across the seabed of the west coast of Scotland.
 
The changing colours of species are warning signs of an environmental crisis. Many of these alterations result from humans and animals ingesting and absorbing synthetic substances. Changes in flesh, scales, feathers, skin, leaves or wings give us clues to environmental and metabolic transformations around us and inside us. This installation questions what colours we expect in our ‘natural’ environment as our planet changes.
 
Prompted by this project, farmed salmon has been permanently removed from food outlets at all Tate sites. It has been replaced with ingredients that promote regenerative aquacultures, including bivalves and seaweeds. You can find these menu items at the Djanogly Café and Members Room. This artistic agreement with Cooking Sections solidifies Tate’s commitment to act in the face of the climate emergency.
 
Cooking Sections are Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe: a duo of spatial practitioners based in London who use installation, performance, mapping and video, to explore the systems that organise the world through food.

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TATE MODERN

Bankside, SE1 9TG
020 7887 8888

www.tate.org.uk

Mon-Sun 10-6. Pre-booked tickets only - see website

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BEUYS' ACORNS
May 4 - Nov 14, 2021
In response to the climate emergency, artists Ackroyd & Harvey have installed Beuys’ Acorns, a group of 100 oak trees, on Tate Modern’s South Terrace
 
Beuys’ Acorns takes its inspiration from the artist and co-founder of the German Green party Joseph Beuys, whose centenary it is this year. From 1982 to 1987, Beuys and his helpers planted 7,000 trees alongside 7,000 basalt rocks in Kassel, Germany. Called 7000 Oaks this ‘social sculpture’, as Beuys called it, permanently altered the cityscape, connecting art to the emerging climate movement.
 
In 2007, British artists Ackroyd & Harvey travelled to Kassel and collected acorns from the original oaks. A hundred of the now-grown trees will come together at Tate Modern, creating a living sculpture – a place for gathering and for rethinking our connections with nature.
 
At Tate Modern, Beuys’ Acorns will sit directly above Beuys’s work The End of the Twentieth Century, installed in the Tanks below. Its basalt stones are derived from the same rocks used in 7000 Oaks, reuniting the two elements from Beuys’s original piece.
 
Ackroyd & Harvey are co-founders of Culture Declares Emergency, which launched in April 2019. The movement aims to create strategic plans for individuals and organisations – including Tate – to help sustain the planet.

THE MAKING OF RODIN
May 18 - Nov 21, 2021
Experimental works reveal a new side to the sculptor who changed modern art
 
Working at the turn of the 20th century, Auguste Rodin broke the rules of classical sculpture to create an image of the human body that mirrored the ruptures, complexities and uncertainties of the modern age.
 
This major exhibition is the first to focus on the importance of plaster in his work. Although Rodin is best known for his bronze and marble sculptures, he himself worked as a modeller, who captured movement, light and volume in pliable materials such as clay and plaster.
 
This presentation evokes the atmosphere of the artist’s studio. Plasters casts in all sizes show how he continually experimented with fragmentation, repetition and joining existing parts in unconventional ways. Some of his best-known works were influenced by this process, including The Burghers of Calais, which is represented here by the newly restored original plaster.
 
With the process of making at its heart, the exhibition also considers the complex dynamics of the workshop, as well as between the artist and his models and collaborators, including fellow sculptor Camille Claudel, the Japanese actress Ohta Hisa, and the German aristocrat Helene Von Nostitz.
 
The realisation of this landmark exhibition is possible due to a unique collaboration with the Musée Rodin, who have offered Tate unprecedented access to their collection. It features over 200 works, many of which have not been seen outside of France before.

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TAYMOUR GRAHNE PROJECTS

(Holland Park), 10 Portland Road, W11 4LA
020 7967 9095

www.taymourgrahne.com
info@taymourgrahne.com

Tue-Sat 10-6

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Click to enlargeJAMES BARTOLACCI : LIFE WITHOUT NIGHT?
Jun 19 - Jul 14, 2021
The exhibition draws from Bartolacci’s personal experience of queer nightlife in New York City prior to the pandemic, as well as current and ongoing scenes staged in friends’ bedrooms, which evoke the ambience, intimacy and intensity of New York’s queer nightclubs. Filling the gallery with new oil paintings and pastel drawings, 'Life Without Night' asserts how such venues and spaces provide meaningful parameters for solidarity, social affinity and self-affirmation.
 
James Bartolacci (b. 1988) received his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art in 2020 and has since exhibited in group and solo exhibitions at Galerie Perrotin and Taymour Grahne Projects. Bartolacci was born in Easton, PA and currently lives and works in Queens, New York City.

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TAYMOUR GRAHNE PROJECTS

(Notting Hill), 1 Lonsdale Road, W11 2BY
0044 020 3745 8706

www.taymourgrahne.com
taymour@taymourgrahne.com

Tue - Sat 10 to 6

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Click to enlargeADRIAN COLEMAN CITIZENS OF NOWHERE
Jun 26 - Jul 22, 2021
Private view Sat Jun 26 3pm - 5pm
Coleman makes large watercolour paintings of South London that address broader themes of identity, estrangement, and belonging. The pieces mainly depict the area of Brixton, where Coleman lives and keeps a studio, although the work evokes an atmosphere and urban texture common to the city's outer boroughs. Coleman's paintings feel at once familiar and unsettling. Famously, Brixton is a bustling neighbourhood. Yet Coleman represents its unassuming terrace houses, estates, and markets as solitary places. The scenes suggest a psychological geography in the time of Brexit and coronavirus.
 
Adrian Coleman studied at Yale University (BA, 2006) and received his masters from Columbia (M.Arch., 2012). Coleman was the winner of the Brooklyn Museum GO Open Studio Competition in 2012 and was awarded the Hopper prize in 2020. He appeared in the Bronx Museum's Biennial and BRIC's Brooklyn Biennial. He has an upcoming solo exhibition at Taymour Grahne Projects (London), with a previous solo show at Steven Amedee Gallery (NY). Coleman has also participated in group exhibitions at the Mall Galleries, Peckham Levels, and the Willis Museum.

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THAMES-SIDE STUDIOS GALLERY

Thames-Side Studios, Harrington Way, Warspite Road, SE18 5NR
020 8301 8844

www.thames-sidestudios.co.uk
info@thames-sidestudios.co.uk

Thur-Sun 12-5pm. Email to book an appointment.

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Click to enlargeVIEWING ROOM | CONNIE HARRISON SOMEWHERE BETWEEN
May 17 - Jun 27, 2021 FINAL WEEK
An array of materials and layers are condensed in Connie Harrison's paintings. Through surfaces and their variations, compositions emerge slowly through a process of layering and the stripping away of wax and oil paint. Harrison presents a painting with the basic tangibility of a sculpture or a sculpture with the graphic vigour of a painting. She is interested in how a work can sit simultaneously between abstraction and figuration.
 
Connie Harrison (b.1993) graduated from Chelsea College of Arts in 2016. Recent exhibitions include The Invitational at Unit 1 Gallery, Open Call with Delphian Gallery, Small is Beautiful at Flowers Gallery and British Painting II at Bermondsey Project Space.

GROUP SHOW: PRETTY UGLY
Jun 19 - Jul 4, 2021
Phillip Allen, Phyllida Barlow, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Paul Cole, Giles Corby, Andrew Ekins, Nick Fox, Nicky Hirst, Sand Laurenson, Hannah Maybank, Jane Millar, Katie Pratt, Piers Secunda, Kate Street, Jamie Partridge and Narbi Price.
 
Everything has its beauty (1.)
 
Pretty Ugly brings together the work of sixteen artists, all of whom explore a fugitive beauty within “a degraded sense of reality"(2.)
 
Each sees value in the imperfect and the irregular, the pull of the sublime and the illicit. Theirs is an aesthetic that gains potency by being elusive, abject, and impolite, while testing the capacity of what has been made to represent the content it is intended to have. The resulting forms manifest a flawed but compelling beauty, and are distinguished by a delight in a logic of brokenness: surfaces that have a corrupted ornamentation and an abused touch of the brush.
 
These artists make delinquent un-palettable paintings, ceramics that relish the quiddities and quirks of form, and sculpture that emphasises the substance and materiality of thingness. The work of each employs an expanded creative language, exploring a narrative of otherness in pursuit of the lure of a tainted kind of love, a fatal attraction.
 
Andrew Ekins, March 2021
 
(1. Confucious, 2. Bruno Schultz, Street of Crocodiles)

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THOMAS DANE GALLERY

3 & 11 Duke Street, St James's, SW1Y 6BN
020 7925 2505

www.thomasdanegallery.com
info@thomasdanegallery.com

Tue-Fri 11-5

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PATRICIA LEITE : CANINANA
Jun 3 - Sep 25, 2021
For her inaugural solo exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery, Patricia Leite presents a new series of oil on wood paintings informed by the landscape of Săo Paulo’s Barra do Una. Leite’s paintings frequently involve the layering of pigment to ruminate on temporal and evanescent states such as qualities of light, ephemeral atmospheres and momentary sensations. In this new body of work, Leite examines a particularly biodiverse ecosystem, portraying the abundant flora, fauna, waterfalls and seascapes of the region. As a site of outstanding natural beauty, the Barra do Una is also subject to profound environmental damage. For Caninana, Leite distils the Barra do Una’s biodiversity to its essence, making visible otherwise overlooked details, and celebrating the region’s fragile complexity.

PAUL PFEIFFER: INCARNATOR
Jun 15 - Aug 7, 2021

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TIMOTHY TAYLOR

15 Bolton Street, W1J 8BG
020 7409 3344

www.timothytaylor.com
mail@timothytaylor.com

Mon-Fri 10–5

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Click to enlargeHILARY PECIS : PIECEMEAL RHYTHM
May 14 - Jun 26, 2021 FINAL WEEK

Timothy Taylor is delighted to announce the upcoming opening of Piecemeal Rhythm at 15 Bolton Street, London, featuring new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Hilary Pecis (b. 1979, Fullerton, CA). Piecemeal Rhythm is Pecis's first solo exhibition in the UK as well as her first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Pecis renders symbols, objects and details with playful precision in a series of interior scenes, landscapes and city portraits. Drawing from a history of decorative art from Matisse to Vuillard, her vibrant, richly patterned paintings revel in surprising asymmetries.
'There's a rhythm within my paintings: each work has a certain wonky quality, a fluidity that I try to keep throughout the process,' Pecis explains. 'There's much more magic in not knowing how it will all end up.'

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TIWANI CONTEMPORARY

16 Little Portland Street, W1W 8BP
020 7631 3808

www.tiwani.co.uk
info@tiwani.co.uk

Tue-Fri 116, Sat 12-5 & by appt

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Click to enlargeALICIA HENRY : TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
May 27 - Jul 3, 2021

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TJ BOULTING

59 Riding House St, W1W 7EG
020 7729 6591

www.tjboulting.com
info@tjboulting.com

Tue-Sat 11-6

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KATE DUNN - THE TABERNACLE : WELCOME TO PHARMAKON
Jun 2 - Jul 3, 2021
A multi-sensory painting installation through the lens of gabber’s pharmakon

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TRAFALGAR AVENUE

29 Trafalgar Avenue, SE15 6NP
+44 (0) 20 7277 4727

www.trafalgaravenue.co.uk
info@trafalgaravenue.co.uk

Thurs-Sun 12-6pm & by appointment during exhibitions

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PLEASURE SCENE
Jun 11 - Jul 25, 2021
Our inaugural exhibition marks the culmination of an 18-month collaborative project bringing together nine artists from across the UK to respond to the iconic modernist ruin, St Peter’s Seminary.

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UNION GALLERY

94 Teesdale Street, Bethnal Green, E2 6PU
020 8281 4448

www.union-gallery.com
sales@uniongallery.com

Wed-Sat 12-6, and by appointment

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VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL
020 7942 2000

www.vam.ac.uk
vanda@vam.ac.uk

Thur–Sun 11–7. Pre-book timed entry tickets online

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Click to enlargeBAGS : INSIDE OUT
Dec 12, 2020 - Jan 16, 2022
From rucksacks to despatch boxes, Birkin bags to Louis Vuitton luggage, Bags: Inside Out will explore the style, function, design, and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory.

ALICE: CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER
May 22 - Jul 1, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions over 158 years, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser will offer an immersive and mind-bending trip down the rabbit hole, exploring the cultural impact of Alice in Wonderland across film, performance, fashion, art, music and photography. It charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages.

EPIC IRAN
May 29 - Jul 1, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Exploring 5,000 years of art, design and culture, Epic Iran will shine a light on one of the greatest historic civilisations, its journey into the 21st century and its monumental artistic achievements, which remain unknown to many.

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VITRINE

15 Bermondsey Square, SE1 3UN
020 7564 7027

www.vitrinegallery.com
info@vitrinegallery.com

Daily 24-hours. View from the square

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TAREK LAKHRISSI : PERFUME OF TRAITORS
May 2 - Aug 22, 2021
London Gallery Weekend Special Viewing: Saturday 5 June, 11am-8pm.
French artist Lakhrissi’s first solo show in the UK comprises of a new series of metal sculptures which exist somewhere between swords and signs,continuing the artist’s research into the need to defend oneself as a political practice and building a new language through visual forms.

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WADDINGTON CUSTOT

11 Cork St, W1S 3LT
020 7851 2200

www.waddingtoncustot.com
mail@waddingtoncustot.com

Mon-Fri 10-6

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WATERMANS ART CENTRE

40 High St, Brentford, TW8 0DS
020 8232 1019

www.watermans.org.uk

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MICHAEL WERNER GALLERY

22 Upper Brook Street, W1K 7PZ
020 7495 6855

www.michaelwerner.com
london@michaelwerner.com

Tue-Fri 10-6

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Click to enlargeJAMES LEE BYARS: THE MILKY WAY AND THE STAR MAN
Opening 21 May 2021

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WHITE CUBE BERMONDSEY

144-152 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ
020 7930 5373

www.whitecube.com
enquiries@whitecube.com

Tue-Sat 10-4. Advance booking is required.

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TAKIS
May 12 - Jun 26, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Born Panagiotis Vassilakis in Athens in 1925, Takis took art into realms previously the domain of physicists and engineers. Organised in close collaboration with the artist’s estate, this exhibition, the first in Europe following his death in 2019, features key works from his private collection. Including important examples from his best-known series from the 1950s to the 2000s, the selection reflects Takis’ lifelong exploration of invisible energies as a ‘fourth dimension’ in art. Marcel Duchamp famously dubbed him the ‘ploughman of magnetic fields’, and this presentation highlights the many profound and poetic innovations of this singular, self-described ‘intuitive scientist’.
 
The exhibition features works made throughout Takis’ long career, starting with early bronze sculptures of the 1950s inspired by ancient Cycladic figurines; then his breakthrough ‘Magnetrons’ of the 1960s that use magnetism to suspend objects in space; and a number of 1980s sculptures, including a large, outdoor ‘Aeolian’ that rotates in the wind and a bronze, body-cast ‘Erotic’ that explores ‘magnetic’ attraction between humans. Later works of the 1990s include the reconfigurable, monochrome ‘Magnetic Wall – The 4th Dimension’ paintings, which use the invisible forces connecting magnets and iron wires to create an infinite number of compositions on the surface of the canvas.

BRONWYN KATZ
May 12 - Jun 26, 2021 FINAL WEEK
White Cube is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by South African artist Bronwyn Katz titled ‘I turn myself into a star and visit my loved ones in the sky’. Her first solo show in London, it includes ten new sculptures that deal with materiality, narrative and social history and address how each of these are intrinsically interconnected.
 
Developing her thinking around ‘earth matter: its origins [and] relationship to the celestial’, the title of the exhibition affirms the continuity and transmutability of bodies, qualities which cannot be contained nor controlled. A focus on social identity, and the relationship this has to language and ancestry, is a key theme that runs throughout the exhibition. However, employing subtle acts of resistance in her work, Katz also draws attention to the resonance of place, social constructs and artificial distinctions: ‘There are places that have previously felt important to me because they are the places where most of my known ancestors lived and were buried, but now understanding that I have ancestors as old as time, no specific place holds more importance than another.’ For Katz, the earth cannot be delineated; it cannot be divided into parts by boundaries or borders, for as she states: ‘the soil from here remembers the soil from there’.

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WHITE CUBE MASON'S YARD

25-26 Mason's Yard, SW1Y 6BU
020 7930 5373

www.whitecube.com
enquiries@whitecube.com

Tue-Sat 10-4. Advance booking is required.

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JULIE CURTISS: MONADS AND DYADS
May 14 - Jun 26, 2021 FINAL WEEK
White Cube is pleased to present ‘Monads and Dyads’, Julie Curtiss’ first exhibition in London, featuring new paintings, works on paper and sculptures. Curtiss’ paintings are carefully composed, framed and cropped with a cinematographic instinct for arresting image and a keen eye for the absurdities of everyday life. With their saturated colour, crisp detail, and scenarios which are at once banal and bizarre, they have a dreamlike quality.
 
Curtiss’ visual language draws on a history of figuration that includes 18th- and 19th-century French painting, as well as the Chicago Imagists and the ‘pop’ imagery of comic books, manga and illustration. Through the use of unexpected juxtapositions of subject with object, of the seen and the implied, and exaggerated cartoon-like forms, her paintings are infused with a direct and deadpan humour, revealing the uncanny within the familiar and the grotesque and surreal undertones of human characteristics and behaviour. Known for her surrealist re-workings of archetypes of femininity, in this new body of work the artist expands from the intimate and subjective to broader themes of the individual and society.

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WIMBLEDON SPACE

Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road, SW19 3QA
020 7514 9705

www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon
wimbledonspace@wimbledon.arts.ac.uk

Mon-Fri 10-5 (closed Bank Hols)

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EXHIBITIONS TBA
May 1 - Jul 1, 2021 FINAL WEEK

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YAMAMOTO KEIKO ROCHAIX

19 Goulston Street, E1 7TP
020 7247 1167

www.yamamotokeiko.com
news@yamamotokeiko.com

Wed-Sat 12-6 during exhibitions.

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ZABLUDOWICZ COLLECTION

176 Prince of Wales Rd, NW5 3PT
020 7428 8940

www.zabludowiczcollection.com
info@zabludowiczcollection.com

Thur-Sun 12-6 & by appt. during exhibitions. By appt. at all other times.

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Click to enlarge360: MÉLODIE MOUSSET AND EDO FOUILLOUX
May 20 - Aug 15, 2021
Entering The Jellyfish you are plunged into a dream-like underwater scene. In this new interactive virtual reality work, glowing lifeforms invite you to sing with them and through them. As the organisms respond to your voice, which is captured by a microphone in a VR headset, their animated bodies alter depending on the pitch, vibration and intensity of the sound. In turn they react, echoing your voice with their own choir. The experience aims to provoke a playful state of synaesthesia and self-hypnosis, creating a sense of connection with another species.

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DAVID ZWIRNER

24 Grafton Street, W1S 4EZ
020 3538 3165

www.davidzwirner.com
london@davidzwiner.com

Open by appt - book your slot: www.davidzwirner.com/appointments-london

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BRIDGET RILEY : PAST INTO PRESENT
Jun 3 - Jul 31, 2021
David Zwirner is pleased to present paintings by renowned British artist Bridget Riley (b. 1931) at the gallery’s London location. The exhibition will feature new works from Riley’s current series Measure to Measure and Intervals. Viewed together, these works underscore both the consistency of Riley’s decades-long investigation of colour and form and her relentless experimentation with perception.

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