The director of Tate takes the top spot in the contemporary art magazine’s annual list of global art world players.
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The title and concept of the curatorial theme for the 56th International Exhibition of the Venice Biennale has been announced and sees Okwui Enwezor tackling global politics and disorder, and the disconnect between how things are and how they appear.
The Cardiff Open Studios Weekend sees more than 140 artists opening their work spaces to the public over two days. Artist and curator Bob Gelsthorpe – co-founder of the city’s Bit Studios – reports.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced Moira Sinclair as its new director.
A recent 10th anniversary fundraising auction by the London-based not-for-profit contemporary art foundation Parasol Unit has raised over £2million from sales of work donated by artists.
This year’s Arts Development UK conference in Cardiff took ‘arts for life’ as its theme and gave delegates an opportunity to ‘pick and mix’ from a variety of sessions. But, reports Julie McCalden, the event’s real highlights came from its lively keynote speakers.
This week’s must-see shows range from Tate Modern’s major Sigmar Polke retrospective to a combination of sonic and visual art at BALTIC, Gateshead.
South Korean artist Koo Jeong A has been commissioned by Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool City Council to design a skate park in Everton made with luminous concrete.
Fi Burke’s latest project celebrates the culture and history of the windmills of rural Lincolnshire, the communities that once relied on them for their daily bread, and those living in their shadows today. We talk to the artist about her exhibition, Since Sliced Bread, which marks the culmination of her year spent exploring the ‘field to fork’ journey of the food we eat.
Published to accompany the exhibition at the current Brighton Photo Biennial, The Archive of Modern Conflict’s latest journal casts light on the dark and vicious era of Italy’s ‘Years of Lead’. Tim Clark takes a look at this rich and tautly edited photobook.
Former a-n director Susan Jones will be sharing evidence gathered through a-n/AIR’s Paying Artists campaign over a hearty lunch of vitamin-rich soup at Stoke-on-Trent’s AirSpace Gallery, the latest event in a series of talks and workshops.
Thanks to the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund, Tate has purchased its 100th artwork from the London art fair, adding works by five artists to its collection.
Now in its third year, Tempting Failure is an artist-led international festival of live and performance art in Bristol that encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice. We talk to the festival’s artistic director, Thomas John Bacon.
As this year’s Frieze Art Fair introduces ‘Live’ – a new strand of performance-based installations – Jennifer Picken assesses the state of play and provision for performance and live art in the UK.
This year’s Frieze London art fair is as big and busy as usual, and includes some impressive booths from artworld big hitters as well as a first for a non-London English gallery. Chris Sharratt reports.
Mixed media sculptor Malene Hartmann Rasmussen has been named as the winner of aspex gallery’s second annual open submission competition for artists and makers working with craft.
This year’s engage International Conference takes place in Leeds in November, and is set to explore how innovation and risk taking in gallery education can often run parallel with a need to disrupt, subvert and ‘unsettle’. We speak to conference programmer Michael Prior to find out more.
The eight award recipients of digital plaform The Space’s first open call for digitally innovative works will explore challenging questions around technology and personal freedoms.
The five artists shortlisted for the South East’s third annual Platform Graduate Award and mentoring programme have been announced.
This week’s selection ranges from a bumper Constable show at the V&A to surreal art ‘operas’ in Nottingham.
As the art world descends on London for the 12th Frieze Art Fair, we take a snapshot of art fair activity happening across the capital.
The prizewinners of the third annual Lumen Prize international award for digital art have been announced.
A new report from the team behind Rebalancing our Cultural Capital claims that Arts Council England’s funding commitments for 2015-18 still overwhelmingly favour London.
Good things are happening in Cardiff’s visual arts scene, with an energy and momentum that can be seen in the current Cardiff Contemporary festival. But, argues former Artes Mundi director Ben Borthwick, there is much that needs to be done if the biennial event – and Wales’ contemporary art scene generally – is to really fulfil its potential.
Alongside the usual lively mix of keynote presentations, breakouts, study tours and knowledge exchanges, this year’s AD:UK Conference will include a new open forum strand – plus a-n will be providing crowd funding expertise through its Granted professional development programme.