Highlights from this year’s degree show reviews.
Critical Discussion - a-n The Artists Information Company
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.
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.
Richard Taylor talks to Charlotte A Morgan about writing as a research process and striking the balance in adapting opportunities to her interdisciplinary practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The problem with ethical regulation in art or in any walk of life is that it is open to abuse and interpretation.
Is it only me who thinks there is something wrong with art education these days?
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.
Joanne Lee writes in praise of the amateur art critic.
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.
Contemporary Art Society’s latest initiative, the Annual Award for Museums, will provide
Beacon co-director John Plowman and artist Kelly Large discuss the project ‘Our Name is Legion’.
Mark Wilsher talks about combining the roles of artist and curator in his own practice.
Rachel Garfield explains how a desire to critique dominant models of the mainstream informs her curatorial practice.
Shezad Dawood discusses how he see curation as an opportunity to explore the interplay between his own work and that of other artists.
Simon Tegala tells how he needs to adopt many different roles to realise the production of his curatorial projects.
The Centre of Attention (Pierre Coinde and Gary O’Dwyer) reveal their approach to ‘participatory curating’.
Tim Birch explores the ideas of making and taking time to write in online environments.
Jananne Al-Ani describes how her experiences as an artist have informed her development of curatorial projects.
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.
Erica Tan describes her career as requiring her to undertake different roles, of which ‘artist’ and ‘curator’ are only two of many.