Inspired by ’60s radicalism yet rooted in the contemporary climate of austerity and the commercialisation of art school education, the second Antiuniversity Now! festival offers an alternative to mainstream models of learning through four days of free events, activities and lectures across the UK. Lydia Ashman reports.
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This week’s selection includes participatory art in Llandudno, conceptual art in Somerset and painting in Liverpool.
At 58 pages, this year’s a-n Degree Shows Guide is the biggest yet and features interviews with artist Bedwyr Williams and mima director Alistair Hudson, plus contributions from artists including Ruth Ewan, George Barber and Marianna Simnett. Available on issuu and as downloadable pdf.
Unlimited is to continue to produce new works by disabled artists following funding from Arts Council England for its third programme.
Event and exhibition highlights for the week ahead, selected from our busy Events section and featuring events and exhibitions posted by a-n members.
The photographic artist Wolfgang Tillmans has created a series of posters against Brexit and highlighting what he believes are the humanitarian and democratic benefits of the UK remaining within the European Union.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news. This week includes a debate on museum free entry policy, the mismanagement of EU funds for Italy’s cultural heritage sites, and a Boston artist who has created ‘the smallest house in the world’ – available to rent on Airbnb.
Filmmaker wins 10th anniversary edition of £5,000 prize for recent graduates with video work featuring hand puppets made from latex chicken skin.
Siobhan Davies Dance has announced Hepworth Wakefield director of programme Lauren A Wright as its new programme director.
In the Shadow of the Pyramids – a searing study of the impact of the Egyptian revolution on everyday people – has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016. Tim Clark catches up with Laura El-Tantawy on the occasion of her exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, London.
Competition that teams contemporary artists with museums and galleries announces winners following public vote.
A new biennial arts festival celebrating the Thames Estuary will feature 70 artists working in partnership with Estuarine communities to develop and present their work.
The street artist known for his large stick-figure murals has donated prints for auction at Christie’s to raise money for Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Art Charitable Fund.
The Office for Art, Design and Technology is a new two-year programme of residencies, events, exhibitions and professional development for new and more established artists with digital practices. Anneka French talks to the artist leading the programme as well as artists and mentors involved in Post-Modern Plant Life 2, the recently completed first stage of the initiative.
A recent advert by Sainsbury’s in Camden asked for an artist to ‘volunteer their skills’ to refurbish the branch’s staff canteen, with the resulting social media storm prompting press articles and an apology from the supermarket. a-n Executive Director Jeanie Scott considers what the incident says about the barriers and misconceptions artists face.
Filmmaker receives £10,000 grant to cover studio rent at Acme studios for one year.
This week’s selection features installation in Swansea, video in Exeter and painting in London.
A Sainsbury’s store in North London has provoked outrage from artists on social media after advertising an unpaid opportunity for an artist to redesign its staff canteen.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from our busy Events section, take us to Hull, Langport, Leigh on Sea, London and Spalding.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news. This week includes the latest on Tate/BP sponsorship secrecy, the Japanese artist charged with obscenity, and censorship of the arts in Egypt and Turkey.
The artists Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek have been announced as the recipients of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017.
Birmingham artist Barbara Walker’s latest collection of drawings explores the often under-recognised role of black servicemen and women in the British Armed Forces.
Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde shortlisted for £25,000 award, with three out of the four nominees working with sculpture.
After seven months of development by East Street Arts, Art Hostel in Leeds is open for business. Lara Eggleton tests out the sleeping facilities and reviews the specially commissioned artworks, decor and furnishings.
For her co-commission from Brighton Festival and HOUSE 2016, Gillian Wearing has created the film piece, A Room With Your Views, consisting of nearly 700 moving image “views” from windows around the world, sourced via a call-out for submissions. Dany Louise speaks to the artist.