Susan Philipsz to create £2m singing clock at site of planned HS2 station The Turner Prize-winning Glasgow artist has been named winner of the Birmingham Big Art Project contest to place a major work at the centre of a city centre regeneration project. Station Clock will feature more than 1,000 voices that will be heard in differing combinations on the hour, every hour.
Carolee Schneemann to be awarded Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at 57th Venice Biennale Biennale curator Christine Macel said in a statement that the American artist has “been one of the most important figures in the development of performance and body art” and that she ” situates women as both the creator and an active part of the creation itself”.
Internships threaten diversity in the creative industries A new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research has concluded that diversity in the creative industries is threatened by unpaid internships, which act as a barrier to social mobility.
Dark Mofo artwork using slaughtered bull ‘crosses the line’, Tasmania RSPCA says The centrepiece of a performance created by Austria’s Hermann Nitsch is a bull killed at a local abattoir then taken to the site. It will be performed in a warehouse at Hobart’s Macquarie Point as part of the Dark Mofo festival organised by the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania in June.
Turkish President plans new museum dedicated to ‘martyrs and warriors’ of military coup Propagandistic museum will commemorate last summer’s failed coup when a faction of the Turkish military tried to overthrow president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Musée d’Orsay accused of discriminating against students from low-income areas A link to a page on the museum’s website posted on Twitter described different rules for school groups from different socio-economic areas. The offending clause, which has now been removed, stated that groups of 20 students are allowed from schools in ‘priority education zones’, while schools in other zones are permitted to bring up to 30 students.
Brooklyn-based street artists threaten legal action against McDonald’s for using their work in ad The street artists’ work appeared in a Dutch ad titled ‘McDonald’s Presents the Vibe of Bushwick NY’. The artists are pursuing legal action against McDonald’s for copyright infringement and false endorsement.
Gillian Wearing’s statue of suffragist to break male monopoly on Parliament Square The artist is to become the first woman to create a statue for Parliament Square after being commissioned to make one of the suffragist Millicent Fawcett.
Warhol Foundation moves to preempt lawsuit over prints of pop star Prince Photographer Lynn Goldsmith claims Andy Warhol infringed on her copyright in 1984 when he made a series of prints based on her portrait of Prince.
Creative industries are key to growth, Government told A new blueprint for economic growth by the Creative Industries Federation is calling for the enterprise zone programme to be extended to the creative industries. It also suggests launching a national business advice network for start-ups and small enterprises, and a campaign to diversify recruitment in the sector.
1. Model of Susan Philipsz’s Station Clock. Photo: Susan Philipsz