The Hong Kong artist and self-taught animator who last year won the inaugural Camden Arts Centre Emerging Artist Prize discusses his new show at the venue, the narratives behind his work, and the benefits of living a nomadic existence.
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London’s largest free contemporary art festival returns with a programme of exhibitions and events, taking place over one night and two locations, Walthamstow and King’s Cross. Curator Helen Nisbet and artists Emma Talbot and Joe Namy explain what to expect.
A member of the influential Blk Art Group in the 1980s, Claudette Johnson’s exhibition ‘I Came To Dance’ at Modern Art Oxford features 30 works on paper by the artist, spanning four decades from the ’80s to the present day. Fisun Güner discusses her work then and now.
The 58th edition of the Venice Biennale features more than 90 national presentations spread across the Giardini, Arsenale and other locations across the city. We highlight 10 of the best.
The artist Clare Thornton died on 15 April 2019 after a long illness. Alexia Holt, associate director and visual arts programme producer at Cove Park, looks back over her career and introduces a new residency programme in her memory.
As part of their Bank Job project in Walthamstow, Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn have printed ‘money’ and bonds as a way to write off personal debt in the community. Artist Alistair Gentry, who has been involved in the initiative, talks to them as they prepare for a symbolic ‘Big Bang’ event in the City.
Sean Edwards is presenting new work in Venice that draws on his experiences of growing up on a council estate in 1980s Cardiff and includes sculpture, film, prints, quilts and a radio play produced in partnership with National Theatre Wales. David Trigg finds out more.
Paul Eastwood uses video, writing and drawing to conjure things into existence, framing art as a form of social production and cultural storytelling. Throughout last year he worked on the ambitious project Dyfodiaith, which saw him create a new hybrid language from the Brythonic vernacular. Richard Taylor finds out more.
With a practice that conducts ‘non-expert’ skilling-up to streamline execution, Nicola Ellis is able to engage with the problems and solutions of sculpture in relation to material choice and the subversion of industrial processes. Richard Taylor finds out more.
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.
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.
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.
Cample Line produces exhibitions and film screenings, bringing visitors to the rural location of Nithsdale in Dumfriesshire, south west Scotland. Whilst referencing the site’s industrial history, its programme also addresses the socio-economic challenges faced by local communities. Richard Taylor reports.
London-based artist Tash Kahn carefully curates the detritus she photographs on London’s streets on her @thisladypaints Instagram. Laura Davidson enters her world of trash.
Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom is one of three artists exhibiting in the Jerwood Solo Presentations 2019 exhibition at Jerwood Space, London. He tells Lydia Ashman how his installation draws on the nine colours featured in Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights while also featuring footage from Russ Meyer’s sexploitation film, Up!
This year’s Artists’ BookMarket at Fruitmarket Gallery includes a focus on Scottish artist Helen Douglas with an exhibition of works drawn from her recent retrospective at New York’s Printed Matter, Inc.
Leeds-based artist Simeon Barclay brings to bear in his work a 16-year career in manufacturing and an interest in how identity is shaped. Amelia Crouch discusses a practice that encompasses sculpture, film and installation.
By researching empty retail environments, lecture halls and male-dominated architecture Euphrosyne Andrews combines printmaking and drawing with installation and catalogue production, to explore human behaviour. Richard Taylor finds out more.
French-Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili is known for her deeply researched film installations that explore discourses of resistance against a legacy of colonialism and imperialism. Fisun Güner discovers what motivates her films and why exhibiting in galleries resonates with the ancient Moroccan tradition of Al-Halqa – storytelling in a public space.
The four-day project at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, sees the artist joined by a team of ’employees’ to explore how online propaganda tools can sway public opinion.
What does 2019 have in store in terms of exhibitions, art fairs, festivals, conferences and other events? We take a month-by-month look at what the year ahead has to offer.
The London-based Slovenian artist has enjoyed a “madly busy” year, with a heightened profile in the UK year following a solo show at Baltic and a nomination for the Jarman Award.
This year saw Laura Sillars move from Sheffield’s Site Gallery to Middlesbrough’s MIMA. She reflects on a ‘wild’ 2018 that has been made all the better by the many artists she has worked with.
Five a-n News writers based in Eastbourne, Leeds, London and Glasgow pick the top five UK exhibitions they’ve seen this year.