In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: National Gallery to display The Monarch of the Glen for first time in 160 years; Gagosian Gallery files motion to dismiss lawsuit after Jeff Koons’s studio was accused of failing to deliver a trio of sculptures, Anish Kapoor to sue the National Rifle Association over copyright infringement, plus public art collective Indecline call out Trump over child detention policy with billboard work.
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Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Brighton, Huddersfield, Manchester, Nailsworth and Truro.
Five artists have been shortlisted for UK’s longest-running painting prize, which is celebrating its 30th edition and 60th anniversary year.
The Istanbul-based artist has distributed copies of the publication in print and online editions of the Guardian on World Refugee Day, 20 June, prior to her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, London. The List will also be exhibited in public spaces as part of next month’s Liverpool Biennial.
As degree show season continues, we highlight four final-year undergraduate and postgraduate shows that are opening over the next seven days.
To mark 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel, Frankenstein, Liverpool Book Art presents ‘Frankenstein 2018′, a new touring exhibition currently on display at Liverpool Central Library. Sarah Bodman introduces some of the artists’ books on show.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Campaigners criticise BP sponsorship of Iraq exhibition at British Museum; Damien Hirst’s former business manager to sell 200 art works; and one person killed and 22 injured in shooting at New Jersey arts festival.
A look back at this week’s a-n member Instagram takeovers with posts from Birmingham City University’s School of Art degree show and Camberwell College of Arts’ undergraduate show.
The second event in a-n’s Assembly series was hosted by Eastside Projects in Birmingham and aimed to address the increasing amount of development taking place across the city region and the opportunities this might offer for artists. Confirmed conference sceptic and Birmingham-based artist Pete Ashton reports.
The latest updates after Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building is devastated by fire for the second time in four years. Including: British and Scottish governments pledge to support restoration, Glasgow School of Art contractor previously condemned for fire safety failings, plus were lessons learned from 2014 fire?
With ‘Serious Play’ as its theme, Aberdeen’s Look Again Festival offered visitors and locals alike the chance to view the city through fresh eyes with its mix of commissions, exhibitions, talks, events and live events. a-n member FK McLoone headed to the granite city and posted her festival highlights on a-n’s Instagram.
This week’s selection of must-see shows includes Ed Ruscha at the National Gallery, London, sound installation at Richmond Chapel, Penzance, and a drawing show split across Modern Art Oxford and the Drawing Room, London.
As numbness turns to anger following Friday night’s fire at Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building, Chris Sharratt hopes that the building can rise again after this second even more devastating blaze.
A fire, which appears to be much worse than the one in 2014, has gutted Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building which was set to reopen next year.
In Brief: national and international news including: Freelands Association announces shortlisted art organisations for 2018 award; European museum directors warn of ‘increasing interference’ by nationalist governments; Mark Wallinger’s permanent artwork inspired by Magna Carta opens to the public.
The 10th Berlin Biennale, titled ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’, sees curator Gabi Ngcobo and her team presenting a finely balanced exhibition that allows individual works to speak and collective ideas to be explored. Cathy Wade, one of 10 a-n Artist members who attended the Biennale preview, reports from the German capital.
Highlights for the week ahead selected from a-n’s Events section posted by members, with exhibitions and events in Bolton, Pickering, Reading and London.
For ‘A Woman’s Place at Knole’, six female artists including 2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid have responded to the usually hidden, gendered stories of an historic National Trust property in Kent to produce artworks that span painting, sculpture, film and online. Judith Alder reports.
As degree show season continues, we highlight 14 final-year undergraduate and postgraduate shows that are opening over the next seven days.
While its spread-out nature presents plenty of challenges for artists and galleries in the counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and parts of Ceredigion, west Wales nevertheless has a lively and varied visual arts scene. For the latest in our ongoing series, Bob Gelsthorpe provides a snapshot of current activity.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Frieze New York exhibitors offered 10% refund after extreme heat, and Switzerland and Luxembourg Venice Biennale representatives announced.
For his exhibition, ‘CAPSID’, John Walter draws on his time as resident artist of infection at UCL where he collaborated with structural virologist Professor Greg Towers. Lydia Ashman finds out how his focus on a protein shell that enables the rapid transmission of viruses has resulted in a riotous, playful mix of film, painting, collage and installation.
This week’s selection of must-see shows includes the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the latest edition of Whitechapel Gallery’s London Open triennial, Lubaina Himid’s banner-like paintings in Gateshead, an exploration of ‘universal collective memory’ in Bristol, and a new exhibition at Tate Britain marking 100 years since the end of the first world war.
The artists Lubaina Himid and Rose Wylie, plus Liverpool Biennial director Sally Tallant and Peer founder and director Ingrid Swenson, are among those working in the visual arts who receive honours this year.
We catch up with more Instagram posts by a-n members FK McLoone and Rebecca Ainsworth reflecting on shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Bolton.