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Highlights for the week ahead selected from a-n’s Events section posted by members, with exhibitions and events in Bristol, Darlington, London and Beijing.
At a recent symposium in London, academics, technologists, artists and film makers gathered to discuss the politics and ethics of art technology. Artist and writer Alistair Gentry attended and was struck by the need for a much closer relationship between the tech and ethical tendencies in this ongoing and vitally important debate.
Limited edition newspaper launches a five-year programme of 50 artworks that will trace the 25km route of the new ‘super sewer’ that will help tackle sewage overflows into the River Thames.
Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker has won the $3,000 digital art prize for his work Plastic Reflectic, an interactive mirror installation that turns spectators’ reflections into silhouettes made from hundreds of pieces of plastic floating within a ‘plastic soup’.
Working with fifth generation tightrope walker Rasul Abakarov within the vast landscape of Dagestan, artist Taus Makhacheva’s film Tightrope has been lauded by critics following its exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Pippa Koszerek talks to the artist about the processes and risks involved in her work.
As Stoke-on-Trent welcomes the British Ceramics Biennial, artist, writer and AirSpace Gallery associate Selina Oakes provides an introduction to the polycentric city’s art scene.
The visual arts commissioning agency has written the letter to Arts Council England chair Sir Nicholas Serota saying its confirmed programme is in jeopardy after its removal from ACE’s national portfolio.
A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including a survey of Rachel Whiteread’s career to date at Tate Britain, one of Antony Gormley’s Another Time sculptures at Turner Contemporary in Margate, and an examination of US cultural symbolism by photographer Alexander Missen in Leigh-on-Sea.
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.
Projects from a-n members selected from a-n’s busy Events section, including exhibitions and events in Bristol, Ipswich, London and Stirling.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: far-right criticism shuts down Brazil’s largestever queer art exhibition; Rachel Whiteread criticises ‘plop art’.
When Inverleith House closed to the public last year, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh said it no longer intended to use it as a gallery for contemporary art. Now, as it hosts its first exhibition since the closure, Regius Keeper Simon Milne has said reports of its demise were just a “rumour”. Neil Cooper takes issue with this rewriting of history and cautions that the fight to truly save this renowned Scottish art gallery is far from over.
For the Folkestone Triennial, London-based artist Richard Woods has created a series of six cartoon bungalows around the Kent coastal town, each painted in different vibrant colours and placed in improbable settings. He explains why to Fisun Güner.
Gary Lawrence has won this year’s first prize with his large-scale drawing, Yellow Kalymnos with Fridge Magnets.
The recent Artist Hotel event organised by Bristol’s Knowle West Media Centre involved an overnight stay in a community centre as part of a wide-ranging discussion about community art and artist-led regeneration. Rowan Lear reports.
Five artists including Trevor Paglen and Anna Boghiguian have been shortlisted for the Cardiff-based biennial award, the UK’s biggest international art prize, with the winner receiving £40,000.
A selection of exhibition highlights for the week, including: Marianna Simnett at Matt’s Gallery, London, Stuart Middleton at Tramway, Glasgow, and Joseph Buckley at The Tetley, Leeds.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Miami arts institutions prepare for Hurricane Irma and rare Monet artefacts to be sold at auction.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Altrincham, Bakewell, Folkestone, and London.
Having missed a year due to 2016’s ROOT 1066 festival, the Coastal Currents festival is back for its 19th edition in Hastings and St Leonards. Dany Louise reports.
The winner of the award for disabled artists will receive £10,000 and an accompanying three-month residency at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.
A Paying Artists Working Group is being set up to inform the development of a-n / AIR’s Exhibition Payment Guide and support its implementation over the next five years.
The UK’s independent lobbying organisation for the arts, which relies on donations from the public to make its campaigns happen, has launched a new Supporters Scheme with five different tiers available.
The top 20 artists for Photo Oxford 2017’s Open Call exhibition Conceal/Reveal have been announced, with photographer Matthew Finn receiving the highest commendation for a black and white portrait of his mother.