Judith Palmer on why practitioners including Franko B are working with seemingly painful forms of expression, pushing performance to extremes.
40th Anniversary Features Archive - Page 3 of 4 - a-n The Artists Information Company
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.
Magdalene Odundo remembers a-n’s role in “helping to dispel the distinction made between art and craft in the use of clay” during the 1980s.
Brian Catling reflects on his work in the 1980s and explains how he made his first performance piece at Whitechapel Gallery “by divine accident”.
From February 1985, Eddie Chambers challenges readers to ‘name ten contemporary artists who are Black’.
From April 1983, Brian Catling discusses his fellowship, hosted by Norwich School of Art.
Keith Piper, a founding member of the Blk Art Group and now a member of a-n’s Board, outlines the evolution of his practice during the 1980s.
Antony Gormley recalls the “exciting rollercoaster” of making work in the 1980s and his admiration for a-n’s “modesty and pragmatism”.
Lis Rhodes reflects on her involvement in protests and strikes during the 1980s, and her co-founding of the feminist film and video network Circles.
Chila Kumari Singh Burman discusses the development of her work during the “highly experimental, politically charged time” of the 1980s.
In May 1987, Mona Hatoum was our featured cover artist, pictured with Stefan Szczelkun’s during their performance Crosstalk.
Sunil Gupta discusses making work about the experiences of gay men in his hometown of Delhi and setting up Autograph in the 1980s.
Richard Wilson considers his major sound and sculptural installation inside the Tyne Bridge and performing with Bow Gamelan Ensemble during the 1980s.
Sunil Gupta discusses the commercial photography library and agency set up by the recently founded Autograph: the Association of Black Photographers.
In the first of a new series of publications celebrating the a-n archive, Black Hole Club unearth the past, probe the present, and look to the future.
We speak to Maria Hatling about what inspired her a-n at 40 logo design, her painting practice and what she’s been up during a tumultuous 2020.