A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Explicit sculpture finds new home at Pompidou Centre, and Hayward Gallery appoints Vincent Honoré and Cliff Lauson as senior curators.
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Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Bath, Eastbourne, Nottingham, Salford and Warrington.
To coincide with Soul of a Nation at Tate Modern, US writer Claudia Rankine presented a reading from her new play, which explores racism in the art world and beyond. Sonya Dyer found it a powerful vehicle for exploring the intersections of capitalism, race, empathy and resistance – particularly in light of the Dana Schutz Whitney Biennial controversy and a renewed focus on depictions of the Black body.
The online survey of arts workers reveals the strain local authority cuts are putting on the sector, with community arts groups facing the biggest threat.
Bedwyr Williams’ latest commission for Storyhouse in Chester sees him transpose stories collected from a local newspaper archive onto a digitally animated recreation of the town’s former Roman Fortress Bathhouse. Speaking to Fisun Güner, he laments the the loss of British awkwardness, and describes how this new work will take the viewer on a journey to “a space that’s out of time”.
The first edition under the new direction of Richard Parry will include new works, site-specific commissions, and exhibitions and events across over 70 venues and spaces.
Sarah Bodman previews Angie Butler’s new artist’s book which she has created as part of a research residency exploring the diverse creative practice of artists making books in Bristol and the physical production of books in the city.
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.
The Whitechapel Gallery, Collezione Maramotti and Max Mara have announced the shortlist for the latest edition of the UK’s only visual art prize for women.
A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including: Tate St Ives reopening with Rebecca Warren’s first UK solo show in eight years, and an exploration of the impact of JMW Turner on contemporary artists at New Art Gallery Walsall.
Exhibition highlights for the week ahead, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and this week featuring projects in Cardiff, Folkestone, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Northampton.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Arts cuts coming says Creative Scotland letter; Arts Council England consults on the future of the visual arts in Bristol.
An exhibition of banners by artists including Turner Prize winners Jeremy Deller and Elizabeth Price is protesting against the building of a new luxury apartment complex close to local homes, a school, church and park.
For the latest in our series providing a snapshot of visual arts scenes across the UK, Amelia Crouch reports from Bradford.
The inaugural Coventry Biennial takes as its theme ‘the future’ and has as its main venue a relic of the city’s past – the former offices of the Coventry Evening Telegraph. Selina Oakes reports.
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.
The debate around gentrification and the role that artists play in this contested area is increasingly being discussed and debated by artists themselves. But, asks Anna Francis in a piece originally published by The Conversation, is it right to accuse artists who work with regeneration projects of being part of the problem?
A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including: Bloomberg New Contemporaries in Newcastle and Gateshead, Sara Barker in Glasgow, and Steven Eastwood in Brighton.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Gravesend, Hastings, Huddersfield and London.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Art institutions join thousands striking over Catalonia referendum violence, ‘naughty’ sculpture blocked by the Louvre, and Tate purchases works by Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Hannah Black at at Frieze London.
In a post-Grenfell London, this year’s Frieze Art Fair feels more incongruous than ever, but what of the art inside? Chris Sharratt reports.
Sculptor Laura Ford’s new commission for Brighton’s House Biennial draws on the history of town’s Royal Pavilion and in particular that of its early 19th century commissioner King George IV, who lived there as Prince Regent prior to taking the throne. Dany Louise talks to the artist about her work and finds out why Donald Trump has a starring role in her installation, A King’s Appetite.
Croydon-based Turf Projects showing artist Saelia Aparicio Torino has won this year’s prize for its exhibition during Art Licks Weekend 2017.
International list of names announced for 10th edition of biennial which is also celebrating 20 years of presenting art in the city and region.
Artists are often asked to work for free in return for exposure via social media likes and audience praise, so for a recent commission (paid) Alistair Gentry decided to walk around Folkestone dressed in a cliched ‘artist’s costume’ asking other types of worker if they’d do the same. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they weren’t particularly keen.