This ‘first-of-its-kind’ online platform enables everyone, from the general public to art world professionals, to book studio visits hosted by acclaimed modern and contemporary artists. Most importantly, the ticket price paid for each studio visit helps to support the artist’s ongoing practice. The list of artists already signed up features a raft of high profile names, including: Oreet Ashery, Éric Baudelaire, Adam Chodzko, Céline Condorelli, Isabelle Cornaro, Doug Fishbone, George Henry Longly, Andy Holden, Rachel Maclean, Lindsey Mendick, Nils Norman, Harold Offeh, Lydia Ourahmane, Florence Peake, Samara Scott, Cooking Sections, Tai Shani, and Zadie Xa.
Jane Poulton: from stardust to stardust
Posted on the Scarborough Museums Trust Instagram for the next seven days, Jane Poulton’s ‘from stardust to stardust’ is a new photographic and text-based gallery of images that considers how personal objects can bring to mind moments of deep emotion from our own private histories. One of a series of new digital commissions from Scarborough Museums Trust as part of its response to the current Covid-19 crisis, ‘from stardust to stardust’ includes images of charms or mementos from the artist’s personal collection which she explains “have no measurable influence on the course of events, their power lies in what, or who, they represent.” The series of commissions will also include projects by Kirsty Harris, Lucy Carruthers, Estabrak, Wanja Kimani, Jade Montserrat and Feral Practice taking place across a range of social media platforms over the next four months.
Until 1 June @scarboroughmuseums The gallery of images will subsequently be available at www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com
together / apart, That Art Gallery, Bristol
Taking place on That Art Gallery’s Instagram and website, alongside a physical display in the windows of the Bristol-based gallery, ‘together / apart’ features 204 photographs resulting from an open call last month to submit images taken during the Covid-19 pandemic. Selected photos were printed for display by the gallery using the Polaroid Lab process, and have been posted on Instagram over the last month. The window display has as its backdrop Dan Hollings’ exhibition ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’ which, whilst it is installed and ready to open, was sadly postponed just days before its preview. Hollings’ show will now remain in the gallery until it is safe to open once again, and plans are also afoot to produce a book to document and record‘together / apart’ , with profits going to a Bristol-based charity. Follow That Art Gallery on social media for news of its next window project.
An archive of all the together / apart images can be viewed at www.thatartgallery.com/together-apart
TRANSMISSIONS: CAConrad with invited poets
Screened every Thursday at 9pm for six weeks, TRANSMISSIONS is an online platform featuring work by commissioned artists within a ‘classic DIY TV show format’. Supported by Artquest + DACS, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Studio Oscar Murillo, Somerset House Studios and Wysing Arts Centre. The latest screening features CAConrad, along with invited poets, who received a 2019 Creative Capital grant as well as a Pew Fellowship, the Believer Magazine Book Award, and the Gil Ott Book Award. CAConrad also regularly teaches at Columbia University in New York City, and Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam.
28 May, 9pm, replay 29 May, 9pm www.twitch.tv/transmissions2020
On 1 June 2020, Yinka Shonibare CBE’s Guest Projects space in Hackney, London is relaunching as Guest Projects Digital – an online space for collaborations, creations and cultural exchanges. The space will enable the continued creation of new works, whilst broadening audience access and cultural participation. Its first Residency will be TAKE DADA SERIOUSLY (it’s worth it?), the latest project by ‘Decorating Dissidence’ – an interdisciplinary arts group exploring craft’s political, aesthetic and social impact from modernism to now. It will celebrate and challenge 100 years of International Dada through the lens of craft, making and performance. Artists include: Bettina Fung|馮允珊, Sara Kelly , Hannah Skinner, and Jade Montserrat.
Another great Instagram project, ‘Housbound’ is curated by artist Susan Francis and hosted by Andover-based Chapel Arts Studios as a series of rooms, with selected artists for each room announced every Friday and their works profiled across the following week. This week’s selection features works by sixteen artists who take The Living Room as their subject. Included is Ally Wallace’s ink sketch of his lockdown living room workspace from a series of interiors capturing each of the windows of his flat, Alex Hanna’s paintings of everyday and functional looking radiators, and Phil Illingworth’s slick, geometric interventions painted on antique wooden panels. Kate Murdoch’s The Borrowers’ Revolt depicts a queue of brass ornament figurines waiting in line on a domestic fireplace, while Beth Davis-Hofbauer’s installation piece features disabled ducks and a Braille design antimacassar perfectly arranged over the back of a sofa.
Until 19 June 2020, @houseboundart
1. Rachel Maclean, Germs, 2013, digital video still, Courtesy of the artist © Rachel Maclean
Commissioned by Bold Yin for Channel 4 Random Acts
2. Jane Poulton, curl, ‘from stardust to stardust’.
3. together / apart, That Art Gallery, Bristol
4. Image courtesy: CAConrad
5. TAKE DADA SERIOUSLY (it’s worth it?)
6. Ally Wallace, Untitled, ink on A5 paper.
7. Beth Davis-Hofbauer, In a Room, installation including wallpaper with cancer cell design, Braille antimacasser, disabled flying ducks, cancer cell embroidered art print, 2015.