At the recent Jamboree 2018 event on the Dartington Estate in Devon, the London-based German artist Rosalie Schweiker presented an improvised slide show about the difference between being a conventional ‘sausage’ artist and a hard to pigeonhole ‘mince’ artist. Here she turns that talk into a short explanation of her thinking – with added drawings of sausages, mince, and mince-based products.
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In Brief news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Stolen Robert Motherwell painting returned to the Dedalus Foundation after 40 years; Pussy Riot invade pitch during World Cup final in Russia as political protest; and museum planned at Thai cave where 12 boys were rescued. Plus, 2019 Venice Biennale theme revealed.
The tenth edition of the Liverpool Biennial has just opened with its theme ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’ offered as a chance to reflect upon global uncertainty and change. Bob Dickinson reports from the opening weekend when, amid news of Trump’s visit to the UK and the protracted Brexit negotiations, the notion of a world in social, political and economic turmoil seemed especially pertinent.
Catch up with the opening weekend of Liverpool Biennial 2018 with our look-back at coverage by Narbi Price and Chris Sharratt on a-n’s Instagram.
This week’s selection of must see shows includes a celebration of 250 years of the circus at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, and mass extinction laid bare at Gallery North at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Jeremy Wright becomes new culture secretary and Arts Council England announces successful awards for first round of Developing your Creative Practice.
Five projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Huddersfield, London and Wakefield.
Winner of UK’s best-known painting competition announced at ceremony at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
In her a-n blog, artist and activist Sonia Boué has called out the disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts over its publication of an article on how to get on an exhibition, which she says is ‘ableist’ and incompatible with the experiences and needs of many neurodiverse artists. Pippa Koszerek reports.
In his first interview since the Mackintosh building fire on 15 June, Glasgow School of Art director Tom Inns has confirmed that the Mack will be rebuilt.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: £4.5m lottery award for Thomas Gainsborough museum; California’s artist resale rights law becomes virtually ineffective following court ruling; artist’s sketches of RAF’s last surviving second world war airmen to be auctioned to raise funds for air cadets.
From painting and sculpture to intriguing animated works and performance, we wrap up this year’s a-n Instagram degree shows coverage with a look at Sam King’s visit to The Art Academy’s 2018 graduate show, plus other highlights from previous degree show Instagram takeovers this year.
9,000 secondary school arts teachers have left their jobs in England since 2011. Arts Professional’s Jonathan Knott reports.
This week’s selection of must-see shows includes: automata at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, Royal Academician Anthony Whishaw’s paintings in a former cow shed in Checkley, near Hereford, Tacita Dean at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh, plus Michael Sandle’s hard hitting sculpture at Grosvenor Museum.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Artemisia Gentileschi masterpiece becomes only 20th work by a woman owned by National Gallery; Arts Council England launches Impact and Insight Toolkit; artist to receive $3.5m from US Postal Service for copyright infringement; French president Emmanuel Macron to reform country’s artist residencies.
Highlights for the week ahead selected from a-n’s Events section posted by members, with exhibitions and events in Bristol, Cley, Plymouth, Reading and London.
Cornwall based gallery, which has recently reopened following a £20 million refurbishment and extension, wins world’s largest museum prize, worth £100,000.
40-page formal complaint document has been emailed to the London based museum, recommending that the Science Museum Group ends its relationships with oil giants BP, Shell and Statoil as soon as is legally possible.
Taking place in venues across west Cornwall including an abandoned church, a telecommunications station and a snooker club, the five-month Groundwork programme of international contemporary art is organised by the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST). David Trigg discusses art and place with the organisation’s influential curator.
As degree show season enters its final stretch, we highlight several final-year undergraduate and postgraduate shows that are opening this week.
Taking place on the idyllic Dartington Estate in Devon the a-n-supported Jamboree 2018 brought together 150 artists, curators and programmers from across the UK for lively discussion and the exchange of ideas. Hannah Pierce, a-n’s external programmes and partnerships manager, shares the key things she learnt from the event’s four days.
The new director of Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry will join the gallery from Northampton’s NN Contemporary.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Statue of St George ‘restoration’ does not go to plan; Ethiopia calls for Ten Commandments tablet concealed inside an altar at Westminster Abbey to be returned; draft Scottish culture strategy published.
The British Council has been criticised over its decision to remove its logo from the catalogue for the show ‘We Suffer To Remain’, which features work by local artists and Graham Fagen’s Venice Biennale 2015 work, The Slave’s Lament, due to ‘political content’.
A hot four days of artist-led activity, camping, and swimming in the river Dart, Jamboree 2018 proved to be a successful pulling together of artists’ projects, giving room for discussion, creativity and knowledge sharing – some of which is featured on the a-n Instagram courtesy of Beth Emily Richards’ takeover.