A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: University of Manchester to axe 171 staff amid Brexit concerns and Old Kent Road mural gets Grade II listing.
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This week’s selection from a-n’s Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, takes us to Exeter, London, Middlesbrough and the Isle of Wight.
The UK’s presence at this year’s Venice Biennale is particularly strong, with Phyllida Barlow’s sculptures at the British Pavilion, Rachel Maclean’s new film for Scotland + Venice, James Richards’ sound and film work representing Wales, and the new Diaspora Pavilion reflecting the diverse cultural backgrounds of UK-based artists. Moira Jeffrey reports.
On the back on its recently published general election manifesto for the creative industries, the federation has announced a series of events where senior figures from the four main UK political parties will answer questions about their plans for the arts and creative industries.
For the next couple of months we’ll be presenting a weekly pick of degree shows across the UK as they open to the public, selected from the a-n Degree Shows Guide 2017 listings. We start this week with final-year shows from Falmouth, Lincoln, Oxford Brookes and Chichester.
Across two days of talks, workshops and get-togethers, Assembly Margate explored both the specifics of living and working as an artist in a town with a small population where art can be a contentious subject, and the broader picture of how artists deal with issues such as regeneration, gentrification and working with communities.
Cardiff-born 2014 Turner Prize nominee unveils sound installation, video and photographic works at the 57th Venice Biennale.
This year’s Venice Biennale features 85 national pavilions including four countries exhibiting for the first time. As the three-day preview begins prior to the biennale’s public opening on Saturday, Pippa Koszerek highlights 10 national pavilions that you really shouldn’t miss.
Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean’s new commission for Scotland + Venice, is presented in a deconsecrated church and takes on post-truth politics.
The British artist’s commission for this year’s British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is bold, colourful and engulfs the entire site of the pavilion in Venice’s Giardini.
The University of Kent is closing its School of Music and Fine Art in 2019 and applications to study BA Fine Art at the university have been suspended.
A selection of recommended exhibitions for the week ahead, including sculptural works by Joanne Masding in Walsall, a new Chris Ofili tapestry in London, and Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour in Liverpool.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Tate names new extension after billionaire donor, artist, poet and architect Vito Acconci dies aged 77, City of Dubai launches its own typeface.
The current director of Bergen Kunsthall in Norway will replace Jenni Lomax who has been at the helm of the organisation for 27 years.
This week’s selection from a-n’s Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, takes us to Newcastle, Manchester, London and Hull.
Yesterday’s announcement of the 2017 Turner Prize shortlist saw two artists over 50 nominated – Hurvin Anderson and Lubaina Himid – reflecting the recent decision to drop its longstanding under-50 rule. Fisun Güner welcomes the change, arguing that it better reflects the reality of many artists’ careers while also ensuring a particularly strong line-up for this year’s prize.
For the second of a-n’s touring programme of workshops, talks and get-togethers, we’re heading to Liverpool where artist Kevin Hunt has developed two days of activities focusing on the artist-led project spaces that punctuate the city’s institution-heavy gallery ecology.
In the lead up to the general election on 8 June, a-n’s Director Jeanie Scott announces a major five-year strategy to make sure the new government understands – and reflects – the needs and contribution of the UK’s visual artists.
Sarah Bodman is knocked out by two new publications from Manchester-based artist Caitlin Akers inspired by Akers’ great, great uncle Billy Marchant and his endeavours in the ring.
The shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize includes painting, film, drawing and installation and features two artists who would previously have been too old to be considered.
The just-published a-n Degree Shows Guide 2017 captures the buzz of ideas and activity that this time of year is all about. With an in-depth introductory interview with Elizabeth Price, listings of more than 70 shows across the UK, plus contributions from Christine Borland, Nicolas Deshayes, Laura Oldfield Ford and many more practising artists and final-year students, it’s the perfect degree show season companion.
The winner of the 2012 Turner Prize was a student at Ruskin School of Art and the RCA in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She reflects on her own BA and MA degree shows, as well as sharing what she’s learnt as a lecturer at numerous art schools over the past 20 years.
Currently studying for an MA in curating, the Northumbria University graduate has been busy developing her practice and project-making skills.
As deadlines loom, students across the UK are grappling with their degree show ideas and execution. From Hull to Swansea, Edinburgh to Wolverhampton, London to Bath, we talk to this year’s cohort about their plans and expectations.
A selection of recommended exhibitions for the week ahead, including prints and sculpture in London, performance in Edinburgh, and animated films in Manchester.