Critical Discussion - a-n The Artists Information Company

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Alternative art schools: Department 21

Department 21 is a school within a school where designers, artists and architects can meet, collaborate and share working space beyond the institutional boundaries of their own disciplines.

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Il n'y a Plus Rien (There is Nothing Left)
Resource Archive Feature

Artists and Curators Talking

A-n and Axis are launching a new programme of dynamic, practice-led discussions on hospitality, space and contemporary art making, researched and directed by artist, curator and writer Sonya Dyer. Here, she sets out her thinking for the programme.

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Lookout [internal view]
Resource Profile

Career profile: Charlotte A Morgan

Richard Taylor talks to Charlotte A Morgan about writing as a research process and striking the balance in adapting opportunities to her interdisciplinary practice.

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Road Block
Resource Archive News archive

Place beyond place

A one-day symposium in April developed by In Certain Places is aimed at urban planners, artists, public art commissioners, architects, urban designers and people with an interest in the future of cities.

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Sock Exchange
Resource Archive News archive

Artists as advisers

It’s encouraging to see a number of AIR members amongst the 152 people appointed by Arts Council England to write assessments on the artistic work of its regularly funded organisations.

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typewriter
Resource Archive Discussion

Stars and Monsters in the Infinite Archive

Eleonora Schinella considers the alternative perspectives on the art world through both the exhibitions reviewed, and the reviews themselves when researching Interface as an alternative archive.

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State of higher education

The quality of art education offered in UK universities has been regularly under the spotlight in recent times. In this month’s Debate, an MA graduate gives an account of the critical situation, and proposes an alternative system to offer education for artists.

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Resource Archive Discussion

Re: Art is not hardware

I think the issue with this government high street initiative is that it’s not part of a programme which attempts to actively deal with the underlying problems that have caused the recession in the first place.

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Resource Archive Discussion

Safe art

Is it only me who thinks there is something wrong with art education these days?

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Munkanon ? ?This will make you laugh'
Resource Archive Discussion

Ethical regulation: a challenge to artistic innovation?

Should artists cultivate more self-reflection on the implications of their work for those experiencing it? In this month’s Debate, Nell Munro and Robert Dingwall discuss whether art can retain its power to shock and disturb in ways that university regulators would be unlikely to countenance.

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Slack Space Colchester
Resource Archive Discussion

Art is not hardware

The Government has announced new money to help creatives keep the high street alive. Shouldn’t we be queuing up to get in there? No way, argues Fiona Flynn.

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Production shot from Our Name is Legion
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Our name is legion

Beacon co-director John Plowman and artist Kelly Large discuss the project ‘Our Name is Legion’.

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Resource Profile

Mark Wilsher

Mark Wilsher talks about combining the roles of artist and curator in his own practice.

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Resource Profile

Rachel Garfield

Rachel Garfield explains how a desire to critique dominant models of the mainstream informs her curatorial practice.

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Resource Profile

Shezad Dawood

Shezad Dawood discusses how he see curation as an opportunity to explore the interplay between his own work and that of other artists.

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Resource Profile

Simon Tegala

Simon Tegala tells how he needs to adopt many different roles to realise the production of his curatorial projects.

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Resource Profile

The Centre of Attention

The Centre of Attention (Pierre Coinde and Gary O’Dwyer) reveal their approach to ‘participatory curating’.

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Resource Profile

Jananne Al-Ani

Jananne Al-Ani describes how her experiences as an artist have informed her development of curatorial projects.

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Resource Profile

David A Bailey

David A Bailey talks about how his socially-informed work has led him to curate projects that set it within a wider (art) historical context.

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Resource Profile

Erika Tan

Erica Tan describes her career as requiring her to undertake different roles, of which ‘artist’ and ‘curator’ are only two of many.

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