Recommended shows from across the UK, including: Hardeep Pandhal’s video installation and drawings at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham, Nigel Cooke’s paintings at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, and Helen Sear’s video, photography and sound at Impressions Gallery, Bradford.
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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.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: William Kentridge at The Whitworth, Manchester, ‘All I Know Is What’s On The Internet’ at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and drawn portraiture at The Drawing Gallery, London.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Christine Ay Tjoe’s painting and drawing at White Cube Bermondsey, London; Cécile B. Evans’ Brutalist film installation at Tramway, Glasgow; and Lorenzo Lotto’s portraits, National Gallery, London.
Five a-n News writers based in Eastbourne, Leeds, London and Glasgow pick the top five UK exhibitions they’ve seen this year.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Martin Creed’s new solo exhibition at Hauser and Wirth, London; Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho’s new film commission at Tate Liverpool; and a retrospective of Margaret Tait’s films at GoMA, Glasgow.
The prize’s jury praised the way the artist explores lived experience “as mediated through technologies and histories”.
The Glasgow-based artist has had a high-profile 2018, with a survey show earlier in the year, a nomination for the Jarman Award, and a forthcoming solo exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Jessica Ramm talks to her about practice, ethics and new work that aims to counteract commercial and patriarchal depictions of love, pleasure and bodies.
Newcastle-based Mani Kambo uses religious rituals inspired by her Sikh upbringing in work that straddles film installation and performance, as well as screenings and cyanotype printing. Richard Taylor talks to the artist, who is one of 25 a-n members recently awarded a mentoring bursary.
This week’s selection from a-n’s busy Events section, featuring exhibitions and events posted by a-n members, includes selections from Bolton, London and Southampton.
For the inaugural York Mediale festival, which presents work by artists who incorporate technology in their practices, female digital artists and activists Deep Lab tackle the ‘invisibility’ of refugees with a video work projected on York’s city walls. Laura Davidson reports.
This year’s exhibition at Tate Britain is dominated by film from all four nominees – Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson. Fisun Güner applauds a strong shortlist and compelling exhibition.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: Polly Apfelbaum’s large-scale site-specific works at Ikon, Birmingham, a new film by Ulla von Brandenburg at Whitechapel Gallery, London, and works by three collaborative duos in Inverness.
Artist Fiona MacDonald’s Feral Practice is an established mode of visual art production that acts as a conduit between human and non-human interaction. From the sonification of mushrooms to the filming of wood ants, her practice is wide ranging. Richard Taylor finds out more.
Five recommended shows from across the UK, with exhibitions in Cardiff, London, Newcastle, Manchester and North Uist.
London-based artist Onyeka Igwe has mined colonial-era archives for three new films inspired by all-women protests against British rule in west Africa, currently showing together in the solo exhibition ‘No Dance, No Palaver’, in Hawick, Scotland. She discusses the spectre of the ‘colonial gaze’ and the ethics of archive research with Sonya Dyer.
15 short films have been selected for the competition which showcases new cinema and artists’ moving image, with the winner receiving a £1,000 cash prize.
I’ ve been busy interviewing a resident of one the seven houses now comprising Kearsney Court, which was completed around 1900 as a residence for Edward Percy Barlow, the owner of Wiggins Teape, a paper manufacture. (Barlow is mentioned in Watermark, a Dover Arts […]
Seven artists in total, including one collaborative partnership, have been shortlisted for the £10,000 prize which celebrates the work of the UK’s artist filmmakers.
The micro-organisation Somewhere (just me & Nina Pope, usually) is now three years into an epic programme of distribution and engagement work with our feature film, The Closer We Get, which premiered in spring 2015 at Hot Docs in Canada […]
The ninth Whitstable Biennale is its first as an Arts Council England national portfolio organisation and this year sees film and performance works that respond to a theme of displacement inspired by Deborah Levy’s novel, Swimming Home. Dany Louise reports from the unique nine-day art festival on the north Kent coast.
Imran Perretta’s film 15 days focuses on the refugee situation in Calais and Dunkirk and is the result of his Jerwood/FVU Awards commission. He explains to Fisun Güner how the film came about and how his move into art making was shaped by the 2008 financial crisis and an aborted career in architecture.
Blog about the work I am doing for a commission from Dover District Council to create an artist’s film and a series of drawings/monotypes resulting from my research into the history of Russell Gardens in Dover and its current use as a social space of work and recreation.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes a major Patrick Heron retrospective at Tate St Ives, the veteran German artist-filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger in Glasgow, and Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa at Parasol Unit, London.
Really excited to announce that I have been commissioned by Dover District Council to make an artist’s film to portray Russell Gardens in Dover Kent, the only example of Thomas H Mawson’s garden design in the South East that is open […]