Emilia Teleses opening essay offers analysis of the markets for art in the UK highlighting the contradictions and idiosyncrasies of the relationship between artists and money,
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Trade off draws on intelligence gathered at the NAN Roadshow events focused on themes around the art market. Emilia Telese’s opening essay offers analysis of the markets for art in the UK and introduces the set of newly commissioned articles […]
Martine Rouleau wonders what or who is susceptible to change the market. Can artists adapt it to their own expectations and should the demands of the market influence artists work?
Ayling & Conroy survey the motives and trends that effect how UK commercial galleries select artists to exhibit.
Charlie Foxs critical response to the different positions taken up by dealers and curators vs non-object based artists within the art market.
Ken Pratt gives an overview of the international art market from a curators point of view.
Guyan Porter talks about the socio-economic dynamics of art markets and deconstructs notions of the art market in the UK.
Paul Stanley and Rachel Cattle in conversation about what defines success.
Finnish artist Tea Mäkipää’s work confronts her viewpoint of impending ecological catastrophe through interventions and installations positing an alternative vision of existence. By Manick Govinda.
Manick Govinda discusses the themes around Sharjah Biennial 8: Art Ecology and the Politics of Change. Includes artists’ profiles of Lida Abdul, Grace Ndiritu and Tea Makipaa plus a selection of articles drawn from across a-n’s archive and key texts […]
Sara Raza on Grace Ndiritu, a young London based artist who is enjoying an upwards ascent with an impressive portfolio of national and international exhibitions, that present a fresh style of politics and performativity.
Born in Kabul in 1973, Lida Abdul has returned to live there. Kim Dhillon looks at her practice, working accross various media, that fuses Western formalist traditions with numerous aesthetic influences.
Lida Abdul, White house, Kabul, 16mm transfer to DVD, 458, 2005. Courtesy: the artist and Giorgio Persano Gallery
On the occasion of Sharjah Biennial 8, Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, this a-n Collection focuses on creative processes at the intersections between art, radical politics and the environment.
It would seem that politics has taken centre stage in contemporary art.
The process of social change is in desperate need of creativity and imagination, and the aesthetic process in urgent need of social engagement
The planets environmental emergency is providing inspiration for a growing movement of artists whose work focusing on habitats, social issues and survival aims to raise awareness. Anna Minton reports.
The current interest in artist/architect collaborations seems to date back to the late 1970s when architect Richard Hobbs invited artists into the design process for the Viewlands-Hoffman electrical substation in Seattle.
Gillian Nicol explores the nature of collaborative and creative processes involved in making artwork in the public realm.
Focusing on public art, a-n Editor Gillian Nicol has selected key texts from a-n’s archive and other important sources. Her introductory essay explores the nature of collaborative and creative processes involved in making artwork in the public realm. It identifies […]
One of the main tendencies in public space has been to minimise risk providing mini-cities in which risk has been all but removed.
Adventure playgrounds, or junk playgrounds, as they were known, began life as occupied building sites, wastelands and bombsites that had been colonised by city children looking for interesting and adaptable spaces in which they could play in relative privacy away from adults.
Images by Vancouver-based artist Kathy Slade.
Maria Fusco’s innovative publication explores, through action and exchange amongst the writers, the notions and tensions within transdisciplinary practice. With contributions from Clare Cumberlidge, Craig Martin, Jane Rendell, Kathy Slade and Andrew Dodds. From the a-n Collections series. pdf [size: […]
Ive been working in and around transdisciplinary practice for the last twenty years now, and have found it to be a fertile and stimulating ground both for those working consistently within it or just passing through, Ive just noticed that only recently has it started to become fashionable.