A two-day summit at Sheffield’s Site Gallery and other venues across the city in November will feature artist-led labs and discussions around socially engaged practice, with the aim of launching a new biennale in 2020. Jack Hutchinson speaks to summit organiser RM Sánchez-Camus about the event.
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This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from London, Newcastle, Frome, Leeds and Neuenkirchen in Germany.
London-based artist Alice Mann has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 for her series Drummies which portrays all-female teams of drum majorettes from South Africa’s Western Province.
The touring project will involve events at 25 coastal art venues, with participants invited to sculpt beaches into thousands of mounds of sand based on five of the world’s mountain ranges.
The latest in a-n’s series of artist-organised events explored the challenges and advantages of physical outposts for a sustained artist-led practice. Robyn Woolston, herself based in the rural outpost of the Cairngorms National Park, reports.
Other News In Brief: Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts now set to reopen on 22 October; vandals deface San Francisco murals with Trump slogans; calls for museums and cultural institutions to re-assess ties with Saudi Arabia; Documenta 14 obelisk to continue to be displayed in Kassel despite being removed from original site.
Arts professionals and organisations have criticised Bath Council’s decision to close its Arts Development service in order to save £78,000, part of a programme of cuts designed to save £16m by 2020. A silent protest is planned for 31 October.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Anni Albers’ at Tate Modern, the inaugural exhibition at Manchester’s Rogue Studios, and an exploration of regret by Tom Hackett at the Storefront, Luton.
The new app is produced by the Art360 Foundation with support from DACS and is available to download for free from iTunes and Google Play.
The three-hour debate in the House of Lords, convened by Labour Peer Melvyn Bragg, explored the impact on the arts of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Artists sign open letter protesting dismissal of director Catherine de Zegher from the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent; report says ‘outdated recruitment practices’ are holding back diversity in the arts; buyer of destroyed Banksy artwork to go through with purchase.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Bridport, Cardiff Bay, Corby, London and Presteigne.
Following a major restoration project at one of Scotland’s World Heritage sites, the Edinburgh-based visual arts organisation has announced its new home will open next month and include a new gallery with panoramic views of the city, plus a restaurant and education space.
UK’s largest art fair outside London returns for its 10th edition with bumper exhibition and an extended programme of talks and events.
Five recent graduates are shortlisted for the award that includes a £2,500 bursary and a year of mentoring.
Edinburgh-based artist, curator and publisher Julie Johnstone has worked with collector and writer William Zachs to create a fascinating exhibition in a private library in the Scottish capital.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Banksy artwork self-destructs moments after being sold for £1m sale at auction; Documenta artists protest ‘fascist mindset’ after death of performer Zak Kostopoulos; Isa Genzken wins 2019 Nasher Prize for sculpture.
The concrete structure located in Dalby Forest in Yorkshire is based on the steel structures used to house labourers who were working to replenish the country’s timber reserves following the first world war.
The Photoworks-organised biennial could have become bogged down in its almost limitless theme but instead its varied perspectives create an honest and moving festival of photographic works.
Olu Oguibe’s 16m-high obelisk, which was originally installed in June 2017 for Documenta 14, had become a target for right-wing local politicians who have been enraged by its message of hospitality and warmth towards refugees.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Chloe Dewe Mathews’ photos at Impressions, Bradford; Anna Bunting-Branch’s virtual reality works at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; and Jerwood Visual Arts’ ‘Survey’ show featuring 15 early-career artists.
With Frieze London and Frieze Masters taking place in Regent’s Park, this week the a-n team has been busy posting images on Instagram from events across London, including the opening of the Art Licks Weekend, 1:54 Contemporary African Art, Sunday Art Fair, ‘Survey‘ at Jerwood Space, Tania Bruguera’s Turbine Hall commission, and Frieze London itself.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and this week including exhibitions in Barnsley, Brighouse and London.
Although this year’s Frieze London art fair, which continues to Sunday 7 October, feels a little more restrained than usual, there’s still room for wildly odd and raucously sardonic works. Chris Sharratt reports from the Regent’s Park tent.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Rio museum destroyed by fire opens temporary exhibitions’ space, Talbot Rice in Edinburgh announces artists to take part in its inaugural Residents Programme, plus Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launches major public art project highlighting overlooked women from London’s history.