Sarah Bodman continues her series with a look at the work of an artist whose ongoing investigation into the workings and history of Paolo Uccello’s The Battle of San Romano has inspired a number of works, with a new publication set to be showcased at this year’s Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair.
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A new exhibition and free pop-up summer school from Create London and the William Morris Gallery celebrates the cultural and educational legacy of Walthamstow School of Art, which from 1957 to 1967 became a hotbed of artistic ideas and talent. Lydia Ashman talks to two of the people behind the ‘Be Magnificent’ project.
Taking place every ten years, for 2017 Skulptur Projekte Münster presents work by an international line up of around 35 artists who present work in public spaces and museums across the city. Artist and senior lecturer in fine art at the University of Worcester S Mark Gubb reports.
After launching for the first time in Athens in April, the quinquennial art exhibition Documenta 14 has just opened across 35 venues and numerous outdoor sites in its home city of Kassel, Germany. Ten a-n artist members, who visited Kassel with the support of an a-n Travel bursary, pick their top three works from the vast city-wide programme.
Now in its third year, the Antiuniversity Now festival features over 100 free events and workshops taking place across the UK. Pippa Kozserek talks to co-organisers Shiri Shalmy and Emma Winch.
Market Gallery’s recent Free Market symposium – supported by an a-n Artist Led Bursary – brought together thinkers and doers to discuss issues around ‘cultural resources in crisis’ and was in part informed by the Glasgow gallery’s own precarious situation. Chris Sharratt reports on three days of thinking beyond the usual.
London-based artist Kimathi Donkor is among 12 artists featured in the Diaspora Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, presented by the International Curators Forum and University of the Arts London. He talks about the importance of the British black arts movement in the 1980s, history painting, and the idea of diaspora.
For her Venice Biennale film, Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean has created a re-working of the Pinnocchio story that explores power, political lies and the rise of populism. Moira Jeffrey talks to her about the themes and form of the work.
We asked this year’s Venice Biennale a-n travel bursary recipients and AIR Council members attending the biennale preview to tell us what their highlights were. They came back with 26 different recommendations – and a few repeats.
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.
London and Scotland-based artistic duo Thomson & Craighead have created a new generative moving image work for the Look Again festival in Aberdeen. They talk to Jack Hutchinson about the impact of the internet on our lives and how splitting their time between rural and urban areas has benefitted their practice.
Keith Piper’s exhibition at New Art Exchange, ‘Unearthing the Banker’s Bones’, explores the idea of what our society’s relics might look like from a future perspective. The founder member of the BLK Art Group talks to Wayne Burrows about the themes contained within the work and the continued importance of political and social questions to his practice.
As conflict and war continues across the world, artists are exploring ways to cut through the mainstream news narrative in order to highlight the ongoing refugee crisis. Lydia Ashman looks at current projects, artworks, and exhibitions that are tackling this urgent humanitarian and political issue.
Artists Alex Hartley and Tom James have created a geodesic dome constructed from reclaimed materials and situated it in the Capability Brown-designed gardens of Compton Verney, a Georgian mansion and gallery in rural Warwickshire. Anneka French finds out about their plans for the future.
The key themes on the agenda at this year’s No Boundaries conference, supported by Arts Council England and the British Council, emerged as community, inclusivity and socially responsible citizenship. Sophia Crilly reports.
The recent ReROOTed Festival in Hull celebrated the legacy of Hull Time Based Arts and its ROOT festival with a weekend of performance, discussion and debate. Pippa Koszerek reports.
John Dilnot has been creating his hand-produced books since 1985 and his work features in the collections of the V&A, Tate, MoMA, and more. As a touring exhibition exploring his practice opens in Northern Ireland, Sarah Bodman provides a snapshot of his many publications.
The controversy over the Dana Schutz painting, Open Casket, has prompted protests, a call for the work to be destroyed and much anger and debate. Chris Sharratt reports.
Vancouver-based artist and musician Rodney Graham is best known for his large-scale photographic lightbox works, in which he features in a variety of guises. A new show at Baltic, Rodney Graham: That’s Not Me, presents work from 1994 to 2017 and includes a whole gallery dedicated to his varied and experimental film pieces. Fisun Güner asks the questions.
As a member of Artangel’s production team, Laura Purseglove is used to site-specific working and navigating the complexities of staging art projects in historic buildings. All of which will be useful experience for her role at ACE Trust, where over the next two years she will be developing a programme of exhibitions and commissions for churches and cathedrals throughout the UK. Pippa Koszerek finds out more.
A recent one-day conference in London organised by Julie’s Bicycle explored how arts organisations can act on climate change and environmental sustainability. Jack Hutchinson reports.
The latest in Sarah Bodman’s series looking at the varied and fascinating area of artists’ self-publishing looks at a special ‘passport’ stamp project, part of the 10th anniversary edition of the Bristol Artists’ Book Event.
With a solo show at ICA and as part of a group exhibition at Eastside Projects, Sonia Boyce is exploring ideas around play, improvisation and sculpture – including a collaborative project with ukuele-playing skateboarders. Anneka French talks to the artist during the first of two lively, nerve-wracking performances in Birmingham, as skaters fly by and instruments are played.
It’s International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March and to mark the occasion Pippa Koszerek previews 10 art-related events and exhibitions taking place in London, Leeds and Manchester.
An exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio presents over five decades of prints from the organisation’s archive, and includes work by 52 artists spanning screenprinting, lithograph, etching and much more.