The ‘Viva Arte Viva’ international exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale will feature 120 artists from 51 countries.
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For her Art on the Underground commission, you don’t know what nights are like?, Mitra Tabrizian has produced two large-scale billboard photographs outside Southwark station that explore the isolation and marginality of London’s night workers. Chris Sharratt finds out more.
Formed in Hull in the late 1960s, COUM Transmissions – members of which would later become Throbbing Gristle – pushed performance art to the limit, culminating in the 1976 ‘Prostitution’ show at the ICA which saw them vilified in the press. With a Hull City of Culture exhibition exploring the group’s legacy, Bob Dickinson speaks to founding member Cosey Fanni Tutti.
Clore Visual Artist Fellow Maurice Carlin is taking over the a-n Instagram for the next two weeks as he travels to China and India to explore the markets and infrastructures of two very distinct art ecologies.
Tate Britain’s biggest-ever David Hockney retrospective features bite-sized chunks of each phase of the Yorkshire painter’s expansive output. Fisun Güner finds the fastest-selling show in Tate’s history topped and tailed by brilliant, keenly observed work, but short on surprises.
As a-n launches its dedicated coaching accreditation programme for the visual arts, Pippa Koszerek speaks to the four artists who tested the waters in 2016.
This week’s selection includes a group show in Gateshead exploring the journeys taken by migrants and refugees to cross the Mediterranean Sea, a playful take on curating in Manchester, and the beginning of Bluecoat’s 300-day tercentenary programme in Liverpool.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: David Hockney redesigns the Sun’s logo, German Cultural Council blasts Trump’s travel ban and 19th-century female artist finally given credit for works attributed to men.
This week’s column – featuring exhibitions and projects posted by a-n members on our busy Events section – takes us to Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Glasgow and London.
The NewBridge Project is bidding farewell to its current home in Newcastle city centre with a month-long exhibition and events programme featuring over 80 artist studio holders.
London Underground has completed its restoration of Eduardo Paolozzi’s Tottenham Court Road station mosaics as part of an extensive modernisation and expansion of the station.
The seventh edition of Fermynwoods’ annual online exhibition features two UK-based American artists whose work has resonances with the current political situation in the US. Jack Hutchinson speaks to Anna Brownsted and Jessica Harby about the anger, despair and anxiety fuelling their approach.
With solo exhibitions at Spike Island and Modern Art Oxford, and archival work in a new group show at Nottingham Contemporary focusing on Black British art from the 1980s, Lubaina Himid’s paintings and installations are attracting both critical and popular acclaim. Fisun Güner talks to her about politics, migration, and taking on the art establishment.
Devonshire Collective is a new council-backed gallery and workshop space on Eastbourne’s seafront, providing professional development and resources for artists while also delivering socially-engaged projects. Dany Louise reports.
Artists including Sir Antony Gormley, Martin Boyce, Cornelia Parker and Douglas Gordon have created new works utilising debris from the Glasgow School of Art fire, to be auctioned at Christie’s London to raise funds for the restoration of the art school’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building.
The artist-led organisation is aiming to raise £2,500 to build a new workshop, library and project space following its recent relocation to the former Cains Brewery site in Liverpool.
This week’s selection includes paintings in Oxford, film in London and woodcut prints in Carmarthen.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Alasdair Gray to exhibit at Glasgow Library, Christo cancels project in protest against Trump, and Saatchi gallery to exhibit selfies.
This week’s selection taken from a-n’s busy Events section includes a critique of NHS Transgender care waiting lists, landscapes of social housing, regeneration and memory, and an undercover book trail exploring the 10th century art of fore-edge painting.
The British filmmaker has been awarded the £40,000 prize for “substantial body of outstanding work”.
Working in a wide-range of media from film to sculpture to performance, London-based artist Larry Achiampong draws on colonial history, his own Ghanian heritage, and the experience of growing up in Britain to create works that explore ideas around class, race and cultural identity. Wayne Burrows talks to him.
Birmingham’s Grand Union is developing its programme and making plans for the future having secured £130,000 from Arts Council England and with the appointment of Mac Birmingham’s former director as its new chair.
John McDowall and Chris Taylor are celebrating 20 years of their Pages artists’ book project with a series of events and exhibitions, including the 20th Leeds International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair in March. Sarah Bodman looks forward to this significant milestone.
Congratulations to artist Stuart Mayes who has been charting the progress of his practice on his a-n blog Project Me since January 2007.
East Contemporary Visual Arts Network is one of three organisations to receive a share of over £1,600,000 from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund.