‘The British Invasion’ exhibition has just opened in Blackburn as part of this year’s British Textile Biennial. Anneka French spoke to the show’s curator Alex Zawadzki and two of the three exhibiting artists, Jamie Holman and Jasleen Kaur, all a-n members, ahead of the opening.
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It’s always nice when my procrastination-scrolling on Instagram leads me to stumble on to something new (new to me anyway), and that’s exactly what happened with the Independents Biennial 2021. As a sister event to the Liverpool Biennial, the programme […]
As I mentioned in my previous post, the Liverpool Biennial had adapted some of its works to be available as online content. One such piece is Transmission: A Series of Five Podcasts on Disease and Pandemic in a Distorted World. […]
My a-n bursary was for building contacts in the prison service to develop a new idea for working collaboratively on an exhibition commission with prisoners. What a year it turned out to be for learning about the arts in a difficult to access sector.
It’s not every week that you get to travel with a bunch of great, friendly, broad-thinking artists to see some fantastic international contemporary art in an extraordinary city, but that’s what happened to me last week when I visited the […]
With works by Yoko Ono, Tania Bruguera and the American film director David Lynch, the visual arts strand of this biennial festival’s eighth edition is varied and ambitious. Fisun Güner reports.
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 Photoworks-organised biennial could have become bogged down in its almost limitless theme but instead its varied perspectives create an honest and moving festival of photographic works.
a-n Research editor Dany Louise highlights reports and evaluations from several UK-based art festivals and biennials that provide useful insight into the continued investment in large-scale art presentations and projects.
Rachel Magdeburg, one of eight a-n members selected for the a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18, reviews Glasgow-based artist Michelle Hannah’s multifaceted and dramatic installation at The Savings Bank, presented as part of Glasgow International 2018.
For its 10th edition, Liverpool Biennial’s theme asks ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’. The 2018 programme offers diverse answers in the form of artworks including healing gardens, ‘plein air’ paintings, politically-charged video work, New Wave cinema, and ancestral-style stencilled wall drawings.
What does 2018 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 inaugural Coventry Biennial takes as its theme ‘the future’ and has as its main venue a relic of the city’s past – the former offices of the Coventry Evening Telegraph. Selina Oakes reports.
Ireland’s biennial of contemporary art has announced the appointment of CCA Derry-Londonderry’s Matt Packer as its new director.
Artists including Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Mark Leckey and Krzysztof Wodiczko feature in Liverpool Biennial’s inaugural touring programme of exhibitions at galleries across the north of England.
This year’s biennial, the first under its new director, includes an exhibition celebrating the visual legacy of Joy Division and New Order, plus a film performance by Phil Collins that will bring a Soviet-era statue of Friedrich Engels to Manchester.
Oliver Bennett reflects on the challenges of introducing art into the public realm, following his attendance at Oslo Pilot’s symposium, as the city seeks to challenge the existing biennial format and enable new dialogues with its public space.
New festival artistic director John McGrath announces a snapshot of the 2017 programme, which includes new commissions by prominent visual artists.
The Cardiff Contemporary festival, with its broad theme of ‘communication’, continues throughout Wales’ capital city until 19 November. Pippa Koszerek picks out some works for a closer look.
The ‘Points of Departure’ exhibition at the inaugural Estuary biennial explores the sights, sounds and histories of the Thames Estuary through a range of works utilising sculpture, video, photography, performance, and sound. Patrick Langley reports.
The first-ever biennial Estuary festival presents 16 days of art, literature, music and film ‘curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary’. Chris Sharratt talks to Kent-based, water-loving artist Adam Chodzko about his latest iteration of Ghost, featuring a specially adapted kayak with room for one reclining passenger.
For just 10 days, the Whitstable Biennale transforms the seaside town on the Kent coast with its intelligent art-led approach and unusual new commissions. Dany Louise reports from a biennial like no other.
The largest contemporary art festival in the UK returns for its ninth edition with 42 artists paying homage to Liverpool’s history and future through themed ‘episodes’.
In 2016 I was awarded an AN Travel Bursary to go to Fotofest: one of the oldest Photography Biennials in the world. The outcome was new friendships, new contacts and a whole new comprehension about the inner workings of the museum world.
Curated by Bergen Kunsthall director Martin Clark, the Art Sheffield 2016 festival is alive with the city’s industrial and political history, with gallery spaces and culturally significant sites hosting newly commissioned and older works. Cathy Wade feels the reverberations.