South Essex’s only publicly-funded gallery for contemporary visual art has appointed Katharine Stout, deputy director at London’s ICA, as its new director.
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Proposals by Lincolnshire County Council to turn the Usher Gallery into an events and wedding venue are attracting widespread opposition, including from Lincoln City Council.
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The Nigerian-born curator and writer, who curated both Documenta and the Venice Biennale, and was artistic director at Munich’s Haus der Kunst from 2011-2018, has died aged 55.
A selection of the week’s best shows, including: subversive humour and entertainment value from the Chicago Imagists at Goldsmiths CCA, London; popular culture and historical paranoias at Mostyn, Llandudno; plus a century of the Bauhaus at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.
More News in Brief: New £150,000 grant to ‘embolden’ museums goes to Manchester’s Whitworth and Van Abbemuseum; Sheela Gowda awarded 2019 Maria Lassnig Prize; Culture ministers from 16 German states agree to repatriate artefacts looted in colonial era.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions and publication launches in Cardiff, West Yorkshire, London and Newbury, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
The new gallery designed by 6a architects has more than doubled its exhibition space and includes a sequence of new public spaces in and around the new gallery, plus a large learning and community studio. Jack Hutchinson reports from Milton Keynes.
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Tate Modern director Frances Morris said the New York-based artist, who is known for her work addressing issues of race, gender and violence, “fearlessly tackles some of the most complex issues we face today”.
The artist Richard Billingham came to prominence in 1996 with the photo series Ray’s a Laugh, which documented the chaotic life of his alcoholic father and violent mother in a Black Country tower block. Now he’s made a feature film, Ray & Liz, about his early family life. Fisun Güner talks to him.
A selection of the week’s best shows, including: Anya Lewin’s haunted memories of Jewish life at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, Freya Dooley’s multi-channel sound installation at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, plus influential feminist artists, activists and collectives question patriarchal systems at Backlit, Nottingham.
Titled ‘May You Live In Interesting Times’, 79 artists will feature in the 58th International Exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale.
More News in Brief: All of Leicester’s museum curators made redundant; Activists demand New York’s MoMA divest from private prisons and weapons manufacturers; plus Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum rethinks famed display of shrunken heads.
The Scottish Parliament’s Culture Committee report questions the role of Glasgow School of Art as custodians of the Mackintosh Building, but the art school disputes the accuracy of some of its points.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions, film screenings and workshops in Dover, Blackpool, Trowbridge and London, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
The American artist was known for her taboo-busting work around sex, gender and the body, and received a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
More News In Brief: Italy performs u-turn and agrees to lend France its Leonardos for major exhibition, plus artist accuses Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art of selling off works without his permission.
The biennial exhibition features more than 200 new and recent works on paper by international artists, with all works set to go on sale from 11 March in an online auction to raise funds for Drawing Room’s exhibition, learning and publishing programme.
For her first show in England at Grand Union in Birmingham, Glasgow-based artist Lauren Gault has produced a new body of sculptural works in glass, metal and welded PVC plastic, complemented by a sound piece. Anneka French finds out more from the artist.
A selection of the week’s best shows, including: A series of four quick-fire exhibitions at KARST, Plymouth, plus Geta Brătescu’s exploration of line at Hauser & Wirth, London.
The group of 27 artists and lecturers who collectively worked for the National Gallery for over 500 years has won the case it brought to tribunal after a successful crowdfunding campaign.
More News In Brief: Maryland Institute College of Art apologises for racist past; Hertfordshire County Council reveals plans to auction 90% of the works in its collection.
This week’s selection includes exhibitions and events in Portsmouth, Halifax, Edinburgh, Maidenhead and Birmingham, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
Trevor H. Smith’s project, ‘Walks With Other Artists’, is fuelled by a desire to share experience and excavate self identity. Through walking and conversations recorded in audio form the artist is realising a simpler, less conceptual approach to making accessible work. Richard Taylor finds out more.