The recent ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition at The Design Museum ended in controversy earlier this month when artists and designers removed their work in protest at the museum hosting a private hire event by an arms manufacturer. One of those activist groups to remove their work was the artist-run organisation Keep It Complex, who share here what they learned from the experience.
You searched for curatorial practice - Page 3 of 7 - a-n The Artists Information Company
Artists remove work from the Design Museum’s ‘Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18’ exhibition in protest at the museum hosting a private event organised by Italian aerospace and defence company Leonardo.
In Brief: national and international news including: Freelands Association announces shortlisted art organisations for 2018 award; European museum directors warn of ‘increasing interference’ by nationalist governments; Mark Wallinger’s permanent artwork inspired by Magna Carta opens to the public.
The 10th Berlin Biennale, titled ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’, sees curator Gabi Ngcobo and her team presenting a finely balanced exhibition that allows individual works to speak and collective ideas to be explored. Cathy Wade, one of 10 a-n Artist members who attended the Biennale preview, reports from the German capital.
While its spread-out nature presents plenty of challenges for artists and galleries in the counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and parts of Ceredigion, west Wales nevertheless has a lively and varied visual arts scene. For the latest in our ongoing series, Bob Gelsthorpe provides a snapshot of current activity.
Jean McEwan is this month’s featured artist member on a-n’s Instagram. Richard Taylor talks to the Bradford-based artist about collaboration, the richness of sustained community work, walking, and much more.
With nearly 100 exhibitions and featuring more than 250 artists, the eighth Glasgow International festival, which continues until 7 May, is a bustlingly busy affair taking place in venues across Scotland’s largest city. To help you navigate it, seven writers on the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18 offer their recommendations following an intense and varied opening weekend.
Richard Parry was appointed director of the biennial Glasgow International festival in May last year, following a move from Blackpool where he was director/curator at the Grundy Gallery. Chris Sharratt talks to him about the artistic rhythm of Glasgow’s rich and vibrant art scene, and his approach to curating the festival, which is now in its eighth edition.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Sonia Boyce speaks out about Hylas and the Nymphs controversy ahead of Manchester Art Gallery retrospective; Nesta recommends arts organisations should create a ‘culture of digital experimentation’; London-based arts and textile tutor named ‘world’s best teacher’.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: punctured funerary portraits in London, intimacy and autonomy in Dundee, wildflower seeds in Glasgow, intimate moving image in Powys, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh stories in Northampton.
The former director of Southend-on-Sea’s Focal Point Gallery takes up his new role in Eastbourne at a difficult time for the gallery, as local council cuts mean a 50% reduction in funding over the next four years. Judith Alder finds him relishing the challenges ahead, and with a focus on opportunities for the gallery to play a more central role in the life of the East Sussex town.
For the latest dispatch in our ongoing Scene Report series, artist, curator and founding director of the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ryan Hughes, offers a snapshot of visual arts activity in the 2021 UK City of Culture.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes digital photography in Sheffield, Degas in London and a group show celebrating Kate MacGarry’s fifteenth anniversary.
What does 2018 have in store in terms of exhibitions, art fairs, festivals, conferences and other events? We take a month-by-month look at what the year ahead has to offer.
The director of Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery looks back on her first year in the role, a period which has seen the organisation renew its Arts Council England NPO status enabling it to push forward with its talent development programme for artists.
Five a-n News writers – based in London, Liverpool and Glasgow – pick, in no particular order, their top five exhibitions/art events of the year.
Looking for art-related books for Christmas gifts? Here’s eight ideas, including a phenomenal and phenomenological novel, a sumptuous survey of contemporary clay and ceramics, and an international exploration of artist-run art schools.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Louvre opens in Abu Dhabi; former Stedelijk Museum director Beatrix Ruf claims she resigned over a ‘misunderstanding’.
The exhibition and project space in Salford, Greater Manchester, will close before the end of the year, with directors Paulette Terry Brien and Laurence Lane also leaving their roles as curatorial coordinators of The Manchester Contemporary festival.
Commissioned to write a 500-word comment piece, artists Kerri Jefferis, Sophie Chapman and Rosalie Schweiker started thinking about the words we use in the visual arts and the need for new ones. This is what they wrote.
Ten artists and a-n members were awarded an a-n bursary to visit to the 57th Venice Biennale. They have been sharing their views via a-n Reviews and Blogs. AIR Council member Binita Walia, who visited the Venice Biennale at the same time, presents a collection of their thoughts and reflections.
Aidan Moesby has just finished a tour of festivals in the north of England, using his new weather-based installations to test responses, locations and situations for visual arts in festival contexts. Trish Wheatley talks to the artist about this work and how it sits with his practice.
As part of their travel bursary to visit Documenta 14 in Kassel, a-n members have been sharing their views on the quinquennial via a-n Reviews and Blogs. AIR Council member Joseph Young, who visited Documenta at the same time, presents a snapshot of their thoughts and reflections.
With participants based across England, Scotland and Wales, the 2017-18 a-n Writer Development Programme includes three workshops led by professional writers and editors beginning at Spike Island, Bristol in October.
Talks, tours, seminars, workshops, DIY building, chopping, cooking, eating: just some of the activities undertaken by artists at a-n’s Assembly events throughout May and June 2017. Here we pull together a collection of images from the events in Margate, Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle and Leeds.