New director Clare Harris, who has a background in publishing and communications, will take up the position in February.
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More News In Brief: National Portrait Gallery launches appeal to raise funds for major refurbishment and re-display; Art Fund expands young persons’ discount scheme after study shows under-30s use museums and galleries to ‘de-stress’.
Recommended shows from across the UK, including: Hardeep Pandhal’s video installation and drawings at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham, Nigel Cooke’s paintings at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, and Helen Sear’s video, photography and sound at Impressions Gallery, Bradford.
French-Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili is known for her deeply researched film installations that explore discourses of resistance against a legacy of colonialism and imperialism. Fisun Güner discovers what motivates her films and why exhibiting in galleries resonates with the ancient Moroccan tradition of Al-Halqa – storytelling in a public space.
More News In Brief: UK government pledges £20m culture fund to boost arts and heritage sector following local authority cuts: museum group calls for release of detained Turkish arts patron and philanthropist Osman Kavala.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Worcester, London, Bedford and Glasgow, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
Artist whose work reimagines mythic and legendary encounters across Africa and its global diasporas will receive a cash prize of £2,500 to help further his career.
Rana Begum, Sonia Boyce and Ben Rivers will select new and recent fine art graduates for the latest edition of the annual, nationally touring exhibition.
More News In Brief: ACE research finds ‘deeply rooted’ transparency concerns; recently discovered ‘lost Michelangelo’ goes missing from Belgian church; new art fair dedicated to drawing to launch in London; Jock McFadyen announced as coordinator of Royal Academy’s 251st Summer Exhibition.
a-n is seeking new members of Artists Council, an advisory group to the Board and Executive that plays a key role in advocacy, lobbying and developing a-n programmes.
As a-n moves towards celebrating 40 years in 2020, we are seeking to broaden the skills base of a-n Board with new members who can play an active role in both representing and monitoring the organisation at this pivotal time.
Despite calls from the artist and protests by hundreds of Christians, the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel is refusing to remove Jani Leinonen’s McJesus sculpture of a crucified Ronald McDonald from its ‘Sacred Goods’ exhibition.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: William Kentridge at The Whitworth, Manchester, ‘All I Know Is What’s On The Internet’ at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and drawn portraiture at The Drawing Gallery, London.
More News In Brief: Munich’s Haus der Kunst cancels exhibitions due to a “difficult financial situation stemming from management errors of the past”, plus Lawyers for New York gallerist Mary Boone ask for leniency in tax evasion case.
The four-day project at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, sees the artist joined by a team of ’employees’ to explore how online propaganda tools can sway public opinion.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Farsley, London, Barton upon Humber and Hatfield in Hertfordshire, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
The Salford-based peer-led art school has teamed up with Manchester Metropolitan University for a fully funded research post which will explore alternative school models.
Baghdad-born painter Mohammed Sami, who gained an MA from Goldsmiths last year, was selected from 42 recent UK art graduates working in figurative painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking.
The two-year redevelopment project at Edinburgh’s Scottish National Gallery will see new gallery spaces created and improved accessibility from East Princes Street Gardens.
More News In Brief: French Moroccan artist Nicola L. dies aged 81; Italy blocks Leonardo loans for Louvre anniversary show; New York court dismisses case against publisher Knight Landesman and Artforum magazine.
What does 2019 have in store in terms of exhibitions, art fairs, festivals, conferences and other events? We take a month-by-month look at what the year ahead has to offer.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Christine Ay Tjoe’s painting and drawing at White Cube Bermondsey, London; Cécile B. Evans’ Brutalist film installation at Tramway, Glasgow; and Lorenzo Lotto’s portraits, National Gallery, London.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Leeds, London and Reigate, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
More News In Brief: US museums temporarily close after government shutdown results in halt to funding, art critic Sister Wendy Beckett dies aged 88, artist Lina Iris Viktor and rapper Kendrick Lamar resolve copyright infringement case, and Christie’s France wins artist resale royalty battle.
Barbara Walker receives an MBE for services to British art while Sonia Boyce is made an OBE. Plus honours for artists Tacita Dean, Yinka Shonibare, Gillian Wearing and Alison Wilding, and Kettle’s Yard gallery director Andrew Nairne.