This year’s Frieze Projects, the curated programme at Frieze London art fair, is programmed by former senior curator at Serpentine Gallery, Nicola Lees. We talk to her about this year’s artists and presenting work in an art fair context.
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This week is ‘Frieze week’ in London, and as well as the internationally recognised Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park, the city will be awash with other fairs, some artist-led and focused, some themed, and some unashamedly commercial.
This week’s must-see shows include a contemporary dialogue with Old Masters and the first solo UK show from an artist regarded by some as one of the most significant young American painters working today.
The annual open exhibition that’s known for touring to new exhibition venues announces winners from a shortlist of over 40 exhibitors.
This week (11-17 October), our global look at what’s happening in the visual arts takes us to Japan, USA, France and Germany.
Marking the tenth instalment in our series on art books, Tim Clark turns his attention to David Campany’s Gasoline, an evocative publication comprising 37 press images of gas stations that are imbued with their own history and reveal more than they purport to show.
This year’s Serpentine Gallery Marathon is dedicated to the 89plus project, which looks at artists who have grown up in a digitally networked world – and we’re got a pair of free tickets for the two-day event to give away to an a-n member.
Now on its sixth edition, this year’s Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair includes, for the first time, work by internationally renowned ceramicist and Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer, Stephen Dixon.
The role of the artist studio within processes of redevelopment in cities has been brilliantly captured in a fascinating publication, The Nomadic Studio: Art, Life and the Colonisation of Meanwhile Space. Tim Clark speaks to Michael Heilgemeir, the photographer behind it.
The Space, the experimental digital arts service developed by Arts Council England and the BBC, plans to relaunch next year, as the BBC’s Director General announces a 20% increase in arts programme funding.
Manchester artist Liz West took a bold move with her recent solo show – she dispensed with a private view and instead opened the show to everyone on a midweek afternoon. She explains why and urges more artists to take a similar route.
The programme for the sixth edition of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, the first under new Director Sarah McCrory, combines the local and international to create a busy 18 days of contemporary art activity across the city.
The shortlist for the 2013 Griffin Art Prize, for emerging artists working in painting and drawing, has been announced.
We report from this year’s Abandon Normal Devices festival at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool, and explore the role and influence of digital culture and new technologies in a selection of the artists’ work.
Four of Scotland’s leading environmental organisations are hosting seven artists’ residencies funded by Creative Scotland, as part of the Year of Natural Scotland.
This week’s recommendations range from Sarah Lucas’s major show of new and existing works at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, to the citywide Art Sheffield festival.
Without warning or ceremony, yesterday Newport City Council demolished an historic Chartist mural in the city centre. Neil McNally, who has been involved in the campaign to save the mural, was there when it happened.
This week’s look at the next seven days (4-10 October 2013) on the international art scene takes us to Italy, the USA, Austria and South Korea, with events, art fairs and new permanent commissions.
a-n launches bursaries for artist-led initiatives to go to November’s Art Party in Scarborough.
Over 70 non-commercial venues across east and south London are opening their doors as part of the first ever Art Licks Weekend.
Writing in an open letter, the new CEO of Creative Scotland, Janet Archer, has announced a new senior staff structure for the organisation and suggested that there are more changes to come.
Announcing a-n’s latest fundraising workshop for artists and arts organisers in Newcastle upon Tyne – presented in partnership with north-east England arts and business network The Sponsors Club, and with support from funding platform Kickstarter.
Funding cuts have forced museums and galleries to employ more unpaid volunteers and reduce the numbers of museum professionals, affecting education and outreach programmes.
This year’s Abandon Normal Devices, a festival of digital culture, film and art, takes place in Liverpool from 3-5 October and for the first time includes the AND Fair – a showcase for new innovations.
Exchange, labour, economy and collaboration: the fifth instalment of Art Sheffield fills the city’s galleries and industrial quarters with Beuys and debate.