In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Programme for South London Gallery’s new space in a former fire station announced, Conserving Canvas grants announced to help teach art conservation skills, plus Pussy Riot members who were arrested at World Cup final in Moscow released then immediately detained again.
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Five projects featuring a-n members selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions and events in California, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle.
Artists remove work from the Design Museum’s ‘Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18’ exhibition in protest at the museum hosting a private event organised by Italian aerospace and defence company Leonardo.
The Bradford-born artist’s current exhibition ‘The Sun Never Sets’ at Huddersfield Art Gallery draws on his childhood memories of living in Bangladesh while also exploring the impact and legacy of colonialism. Fellow painter Narbi Price asks the questions.
Work to stabilise the fire-ravaged building is continuing on schedule as the impact on businesses, residents and arts organisations within the security cordon continues to be felt.
Cultural spend has been reallocated or cut to zero at four more councils this year, and some local authorities are turning a profit through culture and heritage.
Arts Professional’s Christy Romer reports.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: high court rules that £10m Giotto painting was removed from Italy unlawfully; OMA wins approval for revised plans for £111.6 million flexible art space on site of the former Granada TV studios; plus Scottish Government announces £5m fund to help businesses affected by Glasgow School of Art fire.
As Scotland’s capital city embraces the revelry of the annual festivals season, Edinburgh Art Festival’s Commissions Programme asks visitors to take some time out to reflect on urgent political issues. Jessica Ramm reports.
This week’s selection of must-see shows includes the first UK show by Mexican artist Pia Camil at Nottingham Contemporary, Jo Lathwood’s sculptural installation at Fabrica, Brighton, and the artist-led project ‘Women Artists of the North East Library’ at Workplace in Gateshead.
Four projects from a-n members, selected from a-n’s busy Events section and including exhibitions and events in Birmingham, Canterbury, Derby and Spilsby.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Nan Goldin and P.A.I.N. Sackler protest the Opioid Crisis; Edmund de Waal to make architectural intervention at the Schindler House; Graphic novel nominated for Man Booker Prize for the first time.
Running parallel to the Liverpool Biennial since its inception in 1999, the peer-led Independents Biennial is currently managed by Art In Liverpool, and aims to cast a fresh perspective on how we see, make and use art in Merseyside. Laura Robertson reflects on how the 2018 festival is highlighting local and national political issues such as regeneration and homelessness.
Katarzyna Perlak is this month’s featured artist on a-n’s Instagram. Her practice uses archival research and her own experience to apply queer and feminist readings to Eastern European history and tradition. Richard Taylor speaks to Perlak about her video and collage works.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Alan Bishop replaces John Kampfner as CEO of Creative Industries Federation; plus ‘slow looking’ sessions for Tate’s forthcoming Pierre Bonnard exhibition announced.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Laurence Sterne’s last work of fiction, a new exhibition including commissioned illustrations by cartoonist Martin Rowson and bookworks by New York-based artist Brian Dettmer is taking place at Sterne’s former home Shandy Hall in Coxwold, near York. Sarah Bodman reports.
This week’s selection of must see shows includes Mark Wallinger’s Eadweard Muybridge-influenced work at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, plus Yves Klein’s painting, sculpture and large-scale installation at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Bolton, Chester, Liverpool, London and Nottingham.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Turkish artist and journalist Zehra Doğan smuggles thank you note to Banksy from prison.
Creative Scotland has announced that Janet Archer has stepped down as its Chief Executive after five years in the role.
Christine Borland’s current show ‘to The Power of Twelve’ looks at the history of Mount Stuart, a neo-gothic country mansion on the island of Bute, during the first world war when it was used as a naval hospital. She talks to Jessica Ramm about the project which sees her return to Mount Stuart fifteen years on from her first exhibition at the Grade A listed house.
@bend_laser is described by the artist as “a crap anagram” of his name. But can the format of Instagram become an anagram for everyday life and work? Richard Taylor looks at the Birmingham-based artist, one-half of the collaborative duo Juneau Projects, and takes a dive into his extensive Insta-collection of solo work.
At the recent Jamboree 2018 event on the Dartington Estate in Devon, the London-based German artist Rosalie Schweiker presented an improvised slide show about the difference between being a conventional ‘sausage’ artist and a hard to pigeonhole ‘mince’ artist. Here she turns that talk into a short explanation of her thinking – with added drawings of sausages, mince, and mince-based products.
In Brief news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Stolen Robert Motherwell painting returned to the Dedalus Foundation after 40 years; Pussy Riot invade pitch during World Cup final in Russia as political protest; and museum planned at Thai cave where 12 boys were rescued. Plus, 2019 Venice Biennale theme revealed.
The tenth edition of the Liverpool Biennial has just opened with its theme ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’ offered as a chance to reflect upon global uncertainty and change. Bob Dickinson reports from the opening weekend when, amid news of Trump’s visit to the UK and the protracted Brexit negotiations, the notion of a world in social, political and economic turmoil seemed especially pertinent.
Catch up with the opening weekend of Liverpool Biennial 2018 with our look-back at coverage by Narbi Price and Chris Sharratt on a-n’s Instagram.