The Precarious Workers Pageant in Venice aims to highlight the conditions faced by migrant workers involved in the construction of the new Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi.
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Anish Kapoor has invited fellow artist Carsten Höller to create a new addition to his Orbit sculpture in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
This week’s selection includes a sound installation in Birmingham, photography and film in east London and a ten year anniversary exhibition at Newcastle upon Tyne-based gallery Vane.
Chinese artist initially refused six-month visa by the British Government after failing to meet ‘business visitor rules’.
Event and exhibition highlights for the week ahead, selected from our busy Events section and featuring events and exhibitions posted by a-n members.
Edinburgh Art Festival opens this weekend with a programme of new commissions and exhibitions taking place across the city. Richard Taylor takes a look at some of the exhibitions and artists’ talks and tours that offer an alternative take on this year’s festival commission theme, The Improbable City.
Alex Farquharson, founding director of Nottingham Contemporary, appointed director of Tate Britain.
After an £8million redevelopment project designed to open up new dialogues between its collections of decorative and fine art, York Art Gallery is preparing to reopen. Amelia Crouch speaks to the curator of the gallery’s core collection of ceramic art Helen Walsh, and to fine art curator Laura Turner, about how this dialogue is continuing with a series of new commissions by contemporary artists.
Berlin-based artist Phil Collins’ latest film installation at Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow has developed from an 82-minute long film he made over the course of a year in collaboration with the city’s people and its institutions. Chris Sharratt speaks to the artist about the development of the project, his interest in Glasgow and its inhabitants, and the transformative power of a pop song.
Spending Review promises “radical steps” towards the devolution of power across the UK and cuts of up to 40%, but Arts Council England’s Lottery stockpile could soften the blow. Arts Professional’s Liz Hill reports.
This week’s selection includes solo shows by Alice Anderson and John Chamberlain that employ everyday objects and materials to very different ends, while words and language are the subject (and object) of Emily Willey’s installation in Oxford and Jenny Holzer’s show in Somerset.
This week’s selection, chosen from events posted by a-n members on the site’s popular Events section, includes glass work in Wakefield, a painting exhibition with a difference at Transition Gallery and a fusion of Abstract Expressionism and Renaissance art in Warrington.
Five floors in Glasgow School of Art’s Reid Building provide temporary space for the Phoenix Bursary Exhibition, a show of new work by artists from the Phoenix Bursary programme. Richard Taylor talks to two graduates with work in the exhibition and finds out what the bursary meant to them.
Manchester-based Liz West has opened her highest value commission to date at Bradford’s National Media Museum – the immersive light-based installation, An Additive Mix. She speaks to Pippa Koszerek about the making process, starting out and making the jump to full-time artist.
Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates’ latest project invites visitors to ‘hear Bristol’ via hundreds of live events.
The largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK has announced this year’s shortlist of 58 artists.
Lancaster’s StoreyG2 has commissioned artist Layla Curtis to explore the issue of land ownership and its social effects as part of a series of projects centred on a plot of land at the edge of the city known as Freeman’s Wood. Jack Hutchinson finds out more.
The Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) has reported that the High Court has overturned new copyright legislation that would have allowed individuals to create personal copies of copyright-protected materials without permission from the copyright owner.
Six artist filmmakers have been shortlisted for the £10,000 prize, which this year will include a UK-wide tour as part of the programme for the first time.
As part of The Grand Tour, a Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire initiative connecting historic collections with contemporary art, the artist Pablo Bronstein has brought some Chatsworth House bling to the white cube gallery spaces of Nottingham Contemporary. Wayne Burrows finds out why.
The four shortlisted museums and their nominated artists have been announced for the Contemporary Art Society’s £40,000 Annual Award 2015.
An early day motion has been tabled in Parliament to recognise the findings of two recent reports highlighting the contribution of arts and culture to the UK economy.
This week’s selection features abstract painting in Hastings and a photography show with a difference in Birmingham.
This week’s selection, chosen from events posted by a-n members on the site’s popular Events section, includes animations at Torre Abbey, the sounds of the sea in Plymouth, and live-action role play at the Siobhan Davies Dance Studios.
The campaign to ‘save the future of creativity in schools’ is back, following recent proposals by education secretary Nicky Morgan that would exclude creative subjects from new school accountability measures.