With the a-n Degree Shows Guide 2019 published, over the next two months we’ll be providing a weekly pick of new degree shows, selected from our online listings. This week features final-year shows in London, Kingston, Glasgow and Liverpool.
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Curated by Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff, the International Exhibition at the 58th Venice Biennale features work by 74 artists across the two sites at the Giardini and Arsenale. Jack Hutchinson reports.
A selection of recommended shows, including: Monster Chetwynd at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Morgan Quaintance at LUX, London, plus a Cory Arcangel survey at Firstsite, Colchester.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions, events and art fairs in London, Cardiff, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridgeshire and West Sussex – all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by members.
The London-based artist works with large-scale sculptural forms to explore ‘the process and physicality of construction’.
The Swiss-Icelandic artist’s Barca Nostra (Our Boat) exhibit at the Arsenale consists of the wreck of a fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean in 2015 with hundreds of migrants on board.
As part of their Bank Job project in Walthamstow, Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn have printed ‘money’ and bonds as a way to write off personal debt in the community. Artist Alistair Gentry, who has been involved in the initiative, talks to them as they prepare for a symbolic ‘Big Bang’ event in the City.
For the next couple of months we’ll present a weekly pick of degree shows across the UK as they open to the public, selected from the a-n Degree Shows Guide 2019 listings. This week’s selection includes final-year shows in St Helens, Swansea, Chichester, Worcester, Dundee, Edinburgh, London and Kent.
At an awards presentation in Venice Lithuania won the prize for best national presentation while Jafa was voted the best participant in the Ralph Rugoff-curated exhibition, ‘May You Live In Interesting Times’. The award for promising young artist went to Haris Epaminonda.
A selection of recommended shows, including: Emii Alrai’s diorama-inspired installation at Two Queens, Leicester; Michael Fullerton’s new paintings at Koppe Astner, Glasgow; and Instagram-infused video installation with Rhona Foster and Meg Jenkins at Embassy, Edinburgh.
More news in brief: Carl Freedman set to open new space in Margate as gallery relocates from London; curator Klaus Littmann to plant 299 trees in Austrian football stadium in statement against climate change; plus Saatchi Gallery covers up artworks following complaints by Muslim visitors.
The Cardiff artist fills the rooms of Santa Maria Ausiliatrice with his exhibition ‘Undo Things Done’, combining a sculptural installation with film, prints, Welsh quilts and a daily live radio play featuring his mum.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Hampshire, South Wales, Berkshire, Leeds and Birmingham – all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by members.
The Irish artist has created an installation of four works that create a physically imposing environment at the Arsenale.
Ghana marks its debut at the Venice Biennale with a pavilion in the Arsenale designed by architect David Adjaye.
Commissioned by Scotland + Venice, the Turner Prize-winning artist’s new film completes an autobiographical trilogy that began in 2015 with Stoneymollan Trail.
The Glasgow-based artist, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2008, unveils a large-scale installation that references the human body and offers a ‘mediation on the nature of love and the coexistence of life and death’.
Jerwoods Arts asked 71% of successful applicants to resubmit their application form with a higher artist fee allocation.
A selection of recommended shows, including: Rhona Mühlebach testing parameters of video installation at Intermedia, CCA Glasgow; Zoë Power’s bold printmaking at That Art Gallery, Bristol; parasitical perspectives with Rod Dillon and Jen Southern at University of Dundee’s LifeSpace.
More news in brief: Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector sculpture fails to deploy due to ‘government shutdown’, Photo London cancels partnership with Brunei’s Dorchester Collection after protests, plus Nigel Prince appointed director and chief curator of Artes Mundi.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions and events in Bournemouth, London, Bristol, Great Malvern in Worcestershire and Venice – all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by members.
Selected by artists Rana Begum, Sonia Boyce and Ben Rivers, the open submission exhibition will launch at Leeds Art Gallery in September before moving to South London Gallery.
The four artists nominated for this year’s Turner Prize span a diverse range of approaches but share an interest in unearthing and critiquing society’s physical and idealogical structures.
This year’s just-published guide includes an extensive interview with London-based artist Larry Achiampong – a graduate of the University of Westminster and Slade School of Fine Art – plus insights from graduating students, lecturers and visual art professionals.
Sean Edwards is presenting new work in Venice that draws on his experiences of growing up on a council estate in 1980s Cardiff and includes sculpture, film, prints, quilts and a radio play produced in partnership with National Theatre Wales. David Trigg finds out more.