Introducing the second set of conversations in our 40 Years 40 Artists series of interviews with artists who feature in a-n’s archive.
40th Anniversary Features Archive - a-n The Artists Information Company
Dorothy Cross remembers the freedom and energy of the 1990s, travelling, meeting other artists and making ambitious site-specific work.
Yinka Shonibare outlines the development of his work in the 1990s, including his “big jump from painting to costume”.
Rachel Whiteread recalls “learning how to be an artist and making some very ambitious pieces” in the 1990s.
Gary Hume reflects on his successes during the 1990s and on being “prepared to risk my career for being an artist.”
Richard Billingham reflects on the turning points in his photography and experimental films, which he began making during the 1990s.
Bobby Baker discusses her work and life in the 1990s, the “most productive, intense, crazy period of my career.”
Lubaina Himid remembers the difficulties and successes of the “wilderness years” of 1990s, and how she built her “whole life around making work.”
Download and print Jade Montserrat’s poster artwork. Presented alongside the publication of Artists Newsletter #2: The 1990s.
Catherine Bertola and Rosie Morris provide a platform for women artists and writers to highlight less visible, marginalised and precarious practices.
Lubaina Himid on the importance of critical acknowledgement for her work, and the liberating benefits of living and working outside London.
Jenny Saville discusses the role of luck, hard work and dedication in her practice as a painter.
Lubaina Himid on the under-representation of Black artists in the field of public art.
Sotiris Kyriacou on a showcase of new British talent at the Venice Biennale including the work of Jane and Louise Wilson.
Judith Palmer on why practitioners including Franko B are working with seemingly painful forms of expression, pushing performance to extremes.
Download and print Martina Mullaney’s poster artwork. Presented alongside the publication of Artists Newsletter #2: The 1990s.
Cover image by pressure group Fanny Adams which campaigned in the early 1990s to expose inequality and discrimination in the art world.
Download and print Nicola Singh’s poster artwork. Presented alongside the publication of Artists Newsletter #2: The 1990s.
Franko B discusses his early body and blood-based performances in gay clubs during the 1990s, made at the height of the AIDS crisis.
Jane and Louise Wilson discuss the start of their artistic collaboration in the 1990s, and how a-n is “an essential resource.”
Grayson Perry recalls the technical progress of his work, his first commercial gallery shows, and ‘hitting his prices’ in the 1990s.
Our 40th Anniversary programme includes a new series of Artists Newsletter publications and interviews with leading artists.
2020 graduate Jody Mulvey discusses founding SADGRADS and her hopes for the future.
2020 graduate Miya Browne considers the role of art and the artist in the 21st century and outlines their vision for the future.
The very first issue from September 1980 available on issuu and as pdf download.