Art Fund to offer 500 paid student work opportunities to holders of its Student Art Pass The 2018-19 Student Art Pass will offer all university students in the UK a specially discounted £5 version of the Art Fund’s National Art Pass. Holders of the pass will have access to the ‘Artful Opportunities’ initiative, which is aimed at offering 500 paid work opportunities in museums and galleries across the UK.
Previous placements have included working as guides at cultural events and festivals such as Art Night, working as ambassadors for Art Fund on university campuses and at cultural venues, and also art writing commissions and competitions.
All work opportunities for students will be paid at a minimum of the living wage.
Art Fund’s director, Stephen Deuchar said: “We have seen at first-hand the appetite students have for experiencing art and culture in their everyday lives. There are 1.4 million full-time university students in the UK right now, and I would encourage each of them to apply for a Student Art Pass to join our creative community, get access to Artful Opportunities, and receive discounted or free access to hundreds of cultural institutions.”
Applications for the Student Art Pass scheme open today and close 9 December 2018. For more information visit: www.studentartpass.org
Romanian conceptual artist Geta Brătescu dies aged 92 Artist worked in relative obscurity until recently when she had a career survey at Tate Liverpool and participated in last year’s Documenta 14 and Venice Biennale, the latter of which as Romania’s representative.
Iwan Wirth, co-founder and president of Hauser & Wirth, which represented the artist, said: “Her powerful life force went in so many directions, from drawing and graphics and photography, to animated videos and tapestry, that even in her nineties she embodied the spirit and passion of a young person.
That Geta lived to see her art embraced so enthusiastically on the international level at the 2017 Venice Biennale and at her first New York solo exhibition at our gallery last year, means so much. She will be dearly missed.”
Brătescu’s eclectic practice included performance, textile work, paper collage and film, ranging from detailed classical draughtsmanship to film works such as The Studio. The latter, which was made in 1978, features Brătescu apparently asleep in her studio before beginning to draw lines on the walls and performing with furniture in the space.
Sally Tallant, director of the Liverpool Biennial, amongst curators of 2019 Armory Show Tallant joins Lauren Haynes, curator of contemporary art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Dan Byers, director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, as curators of 25th edition of New York based art fair.
Tallant will curate the ‘Platform’ section of the show, which features large-scale installations and performances. She will work with international artists in the section “who offer hope, respite, and resilience in the face of rising global political uncertainty”.
Founded in 1994 by four New York gallerists – Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks and Paul Morris – the fair features 20th and 21st century art. Taking place on the city’s Piers 92 and 94, it attracts around 65,000 visitors annually.
Belgian artist Jan Fabre accused of sexual harassment 20 former members of his Troubleyn performance group have penned a letter accusing the artist of sexual harassment and misconduct. It was published in the Belgian magazine Rekto:Verso in response to Fabre’s comments last June regarding his ‘distaste’ for the culture of the #MeToo movement.
The Troubleyn group receives €936,000 per year from the Flemish Cultural Ministry, which has announced it will investigate the claims.
As Hyperallergic reports, Fabre has responded to the letter by claiming he supports the ministry’s procedures. However, he adds: “There is also something dangerous about this. Because, the relationship, the secret bond between director/choreographer and actor/dancer… you will in fact also destroy and harm it incredibly.”
1. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery © Andy Smith, 2018