a-n launched its current series of UK-wide one-day Assembly events at Paradise Works, Salford with a packed day of discussion that included presentations exploring how to create and sustain a building-based artist-led organisation. Writer and curator Tom Emery reports.
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In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Royal Academy marks 250th anniversary of annual Summer Exhibition with free to access digital publication, and Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Bonhams vow to close gender pay gap.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Bath, London, North Boarhunt and Sevenoaks.
Last June, Birmingham based arts organisation Eastside Projects unexpectedly closed its gallery space, with rumours circulating as to the reasons why. Director Gavin Wade speaks to Jack Hutchinson about the real reasons for the closure, how it highlighted the support for Eastside Projects from Birmingham’s art scene and the organisation’s plans for the future.
The Turner Prize nominated artist, who works with moving image, sculpture, writing and performance, will represent Scotland at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019.
During this year’s Glasgow International, artists Ailie Rutherford and Janie Nicoll presented In Kind, an action research project using the festival as a case study in order to chart the “hidden economies of the visual arts”. Fellow Glasgow-based artist Jessica Ramm finds out what they discovered and ponders where to go next.
a-n is partnering with three Manchester-based art and design organisations to pilot a new programme of professional development sessions for artists that will take place in the city between July 2018 and March 2019.
As part of our ongoing 2018 degree shows coverage, a-n members have been taking over the a-n Instagram to report from degree shows at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wirral Metropolitan College, and Coventry University.
As degree show season starts to get busy, we highlight 16 final-year undergraduate and postgraduate shows that are open over the next seven days.
Imran Perretta’s film 15 days focuses on the refugee situation in Calais and Dunkirk and is the result of his Jerwood/FVU Awards commission. He explains to Fisun Güner how the film came about and how his move into art making was shaped by the 2008 financial crisis and an aborted career in architecture.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Tom Holley appointed as new chief executive officer of studio provider ACAVA; two US museums face sanctions for selling artworks to fund operating budgets and expansions; the collapse in GCSE arts subjects gathers pace.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes Antony Gormley at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Egon Schiele/Francesca Woodman at Tate Liverpool, and Animals & US at Turner Contemporary, Margate.
The Arts Council of Wales has announced that Sean Edwards will be representing Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice at next year’s Venice Biennale with new work that considers social class and the everyday.
Nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize and a recent recipient of the European Culture Foundation’s Princess Margriet Award for Culture, the London-based independent research agency Forensic Architecture is making political and cultural waves with its evidence-based work. Chris Sharratt talks to artist and filmmaker Simone Rowat, one of the group’s 15 team members.
The gallery, which lost its regular ACE funding in the 2015-18 round, is to close after over 40 years of regular programming.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Belgian Art Prize nominees withdraw following all-male shortlist controversy and Turkish artist Zehra Dogan jailed for ‘spreading terrorist propaganda’ continues to paint on scrap paper from prison.
Highlights for the week ahead selected from a-n’s Events section posted by members, with exhibitions and events in Edinburgh, London, Portsmouth and Plymouth.
The Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) has launched a report outlining how transparency, fair prices, and easier royalty collection in the art market could be improved by digital ledger technologies.
Chosen from a shortlist of eight, London-based artist Anna Reading has won the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018-19.
a-n members Anna Grace Rogers, FK McLoone and Rebecca Ainsworth have visited degree shows in Swansea, Dundee and St Helens for the first of our 2018 degree shows Instagram takeovers.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Edinburgh Art Festival announce artists for 2018 Commissions Programme; Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw create memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism; Hockney painting sells for £21.1m, breaking auction record for the artist; Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine folds.
The second a-n Assembly of 2018, taking place at Eastside Projects in Birmingham on 15 June, will explore the impact on artists, residents and arts organisations of the city’s ambitions to grow and regenerate.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes a major Patrick Heron retrospective at Tate St Ives, the veteran German artist-filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger in Glasgow, and Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa at Parasol Unit, London.
The 10th edition of the annual Printemps De L’Art Contemporain festival in Marseille coordinates exhibitions by more than 45 venues across France’s second city and includes a strand on artists from Glasgow, with which the city is twinned. Chris Sharratt reports from the port city that is prioritising contemporary art as it prepares to host Manifesta in two years time.
Five a-n members will be taking over a-n’s Instagram over the coming weeks to post images and commentary from degree shows around the country. We meet the artists and find out which shows they will be posting from.