This week’s selection includes exhibitions and events in Halifax, Stroud, London and Bridport – all taken from a-n’s busy Events section featuring shows and events posted by members.
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In the midst of a growth in performative and participatory art at international art biennials, Documenta recently confirmed the site of a new permanent institute in Kassel. Inspired by an academic conference on conserving contemporary art, Laura Harris assesses the challenges the institute faces in a climate where the experiential is increasingly taking precedence over the art object.
‘Of Other Spaces: Where does gesture become event?’ is a two-‘chapter’ exhibition and symposium at Cooper Gallery, Dundee that presents contemporary and historical feminist art from the 1970s onwards in an attempt to create a dialogue between “artists, thinkers, artworks and practices”. Dundee-based artist Valerie Norris reports from Scotland’s ‘she town’.
Now in its third year, London’s Art Licks Weekend continues to expand beyond its south east beginnings, and this year features an increasing number of venues in the south west of the city. Pippa Koszerek speaks to the two artists behind Streatham Hill’s DOLPH projects, who will be sharing the ‘secrets’ of their practice during the four-day festival.
Talbot Rice Gallery’s TRG3 programme provides space for artists to realise new bodies of work in response to Edinburgh University’s collections, architecture, and academic expertise. Richard Taylor talks to the gallery’s curator and two of the artists he’s been working with.
The third round of a-n’s Re:view bursary scheme has made nine funding awards to a total of 11 artists to develop their practice through self-determined professional development.
Contemporary Art Society and Whitechapel Gallery announce three curatorial fellowships as part of ACE-funded collaboration.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Isleworth, London, Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham – all taken from our busy Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
Announcing the recipients of this year’s a-n Artist Bursaries, which offer awards of £500-£1,500 to a-n Artist members wishing to undertake self-determined professional development over the coming year.
A recent event at MAC in Birmingham brought practitioners and curators together to interrogate ‘the (in)visibility of disabled artists’. Anneka French reports on a productively critical discussion.
A new contemporary art space in Liverpool run by The White Pube co-founder Gabrielle de la Puente is bucking the art world trend for internationalism by only exhibiting work from artists and other creatives living in or from the Merseyside region. Laura Robertson reports.
The Birmingham gallery and artists’ studios was added to Arts Council England’s national portfolio this year, marking a new chapter in its development. Programme director Kim McAleese and associate curator Seán Elder map out the before and after of “a pretty incredible year”.
Projects from a-n members selected from a-n’s busy Events section, including exhibitions and events in Gosport, London and Manchester.
A group of artists in Bristol has coordinated a united front in the face of an Arts Council England visual arts review in which they feel they weren’t offered an equal seat at the table. They outline their intervention in a recent public consultation event while proposing a new approach for the city’s art ecology.
Katriona Beales’ ‘Are We All Addicts Now?’ exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery is part of a cross-disciplinary investigation into the lure of digital technology which she instigated three years ago. Lydia Ashman talks to the artist and her collaborators, which include the clinical psychiatrist and addiction expert Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones.
Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for 2018-22 includes an overall increase in the number of visual arts organisations receiving funding from 121 to 149. We highlight six organisations who will be joining the portfolio and find out what their new status will mean to them.
Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art has announced the appointment of CCA Derry-Londonderry’s Matt Packer as its new director.
The interactive map of artist-led organisations across the UK aims to capture the diversity of the arts ecology, while also aiding development of self-inititiatives. Jack Hutchinson reports.
This week’s selection includes landscapes in Eastbourne, portraiture at the Royal Academy and art meets science in Glasgow.
This week’s selection features a film installation exploring queer intergenerational relationships, an exhibition charting the emergence of contemporary art in China, and a glimpse into how, for a short period during the 1950s, St Ives challenged the then contemporary art capitals of Paris and New York.
Just because you’re not officially in the Venice Biennale doesn’t mean you can’t be part of the frenzy of activity taking place across the city. Pippa Koszerek highlights some of the alternative and artist-led events taking place during and beyond the Biennale’s three-day preview.
10 artists announced for major new alternative education scheme led by a consortium of artist-led and NPO organisations.
A new home for Glasgow School of Art’s displaced fine art courses is being developed, following the fire that devastated the historic Mackintosh Building earlier this year.
The Seven on Seven conference in London paired seven artists with seven technologists and challenged them to create and present something new in 24 hours. But as Lesley Taker reports, the event was as much about developing new dialogues and potential future collaborations as it was about creating ‘neat’ outcomes.
Maurice Carlin reports from the opening weekend of the Curators’ Network event in Madrid which looked at interconnectivity between “decentralised” local networks around the globe, and how curators, artists and organisations across Europe are dealing with economic and political transition.