PDF version [size 5.9 MB]. Requires PDF reader. This month: Alessandro Vincentelli selects texts by Tom Hackett, Kenn Taylor, Maru Rojas Cuahonte, David Minton, Iris Priest and Charlotte A Morgan; Rebecca Heald, Director of Bloomberg New Contemporaries spotlights Clare Maynard’s […]
a-n Magazine 2012 March - a-n The Artists Information Company
Melinda Gibson, Photomontage XVI, (taken from pages 133,169,196), mixed media, 74.5x91mm, 2009-11.
The social media revolution has had a significant impact on the ways artists work. Here we focus on a selection of projects that artists have developed through online collaboration, sourced via our Twitter and Facebook followings.
As the UK’s financial situation continues to put pressure on our living and working patterns, the role and value of the artist in society comes increasingly into focus. Two national conferences are featured in this issue, Arts Council England’s annual […]
In an extension of our monthly online feature, Artists talking Editor Andrew Bryant invites art world figures to spotlight a current Projects unedited blog. This month, Rebecca Heald chooses Clare Maynard’s ‘Random places’.
I have been reading with interest the debate in a-n about the development of “alternative art schools” (Research papers: Alternative art schools, Pippa Koszerek, 2011).
February saw the inaugural OpenAIR: Effecting Change members forum take place at Firstsite, Colchester as well as State of the Arts, Arts Council England’s (ACE) annual conference, which had Artists’ Shaping the World’ as its theme. Emily Speed, Jack Hutchinson and Gillian Nicol give their views of these events.
Pippa Koszerek and Eleonora Schinella consider relationships between artists, activism and social justice following the 2011 Triangle Network conference in London.
Access to professional development is vital to artists’ careers, so here’s something we think will help.
At the end of January, artists gathered at Islington Mill in Salford to burn their art works. This was the second Artists’ Bonfire, organised by artist Rosanne Robertson; the first took place in January 2011.
Townley and Bradby have an ongoing collaborative practice. They also have two children. Here they discuss how they used an investigative project to allow their art practice and their parental commitments to inform one another, rather than remaining distinct entities. However, this feature does not look at the existing collaboration between the duo, it looks at the working relationship they initiated with a psychologist who specialises in families.
An exhibition of new work by Chien-Wei Chang at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, forms part of the national crafts initiative ‘the shape of things’.
Torsten Lauschmann, byt, projection, oak boards, various objects, dimensions variable, 3″ (loop), 2011. Photo: Ruth Clark. Courtesy: Mary Mary, Glasgow; Dundee Contemporary Arts.
Plunge, a new public art work by Michael Pinsky, imagines a time 1,000 years in the future when the effects of climate change have transformed the city of London.
From subsidised studio and accommodation to one-on-one mentoring sessions, here we spotlight a selection of residencies that provide support to artists across the UK and beyond.
DACS is spearheading research into how artists can make more income from their assets.
Critical commentary and contextualisation of contemporary art exhibitions across the UK and beyond. Guest selected each month from the wealth of user-generated reviews uploaded to Interface. This month’s guest selector is Alessandro Vincentelli. You can read all the reviews in full at www.a-n.co.uk/interface
The report from the ACE/NESTA Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture has “uncovered a high demand from arts and cultural organisations to explore how digital technologies can expand their audience reach and enable new business models”.
Newcastle’s Side Gallery and Cumbria’s Lanternhouse are amongst organisations whose bids for Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation status were not successful.
Despite numerous delays following its closure for renovation in 2010, The Photographers’ Gallery has announced that it will finally unveil its new home on Ramilles Street in Soho, central London on Saturday 19 May 2012 but still needs to raise £30,000 towards its goal.