Gavin Wade talks about his role as a ‘professional curator’ working outside of an institution.
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Anne Bean argues that ‘artists who curate’ should lead their own agenda.
Artquest and SPACE presented Value Added, a one-day conference for artists and commissioners exploring questions of value in relation to socially-engaged artistic practice in November 2008.
The term amateur, until quite recently, described a person pursuing an activity purely for pleasure rather than remuneration. Derived from the Latin ‘Amator’, meaning ‘lover of’, the Victorian amateur may typically have been a sporting gentleman of independent means, but working class amateurism has a strong and colourful history, from photography to astronomy.
Although you may not know it, 2009 has been designated European Year of Creativity and Innovation in recognition that Europe needs to boost its capacity for creativity and innovation, both for social and economic reasons.
Artist Neil Armstrong and pharmaceuticals company Specials Clinical Manufacturing talk about working towards a special commission in the latest of our collaborative relationships series.
In this months round-up we profile six open studio events.
The recent debate on arts criticism in a-n Magazine (Debate, July-August 2008) by Lara Farrar brought two very different types of arts criticism clearly into view.
Eighty-one artists have been selected from 235 applicants for the 2008 Glass Biennale exhibition.
The Somafree Institute of Psychoplasmics first appeared in David Cronenbergs 1979 film The Brood, yet despite once suggesting that if he failed as a filmmaker he could always set up a real life Institute, its 21st Century emergence is not his own doing.
Information on the Cecil Collins Memorial Award for students.
Chris Brown, Reviews Editor for a-n Magazine, talks to a selection of writers about the practice and pitfalls of taking up the pen.
It would seem that politics has taken centre stage in contemporary art.
Anne Douglas and Chris Fremantle of On The Edge Research share insights into the Artist as Leader research programme. The research aims to understand the way artists lead through their practice with a view to informing and developing a critical […]
“Spirit in community will die unless there’s someone calling the meeting.”
Artist as Leader is a programme that aims to understand the ways artists lead through their practice with a view to informing and developing a critical understanding of the role of creativity in culture.
The Biennial age is the age of the illusion of free flowing global movement of thought and capital, when the success of an artist could be measured in airmiles.
Aviva Leeman reports from Artquests recent conference.
Brief extracts from the Social space presentations and discussions, to introduce the issues and broaden participation.
ten two zero zero five is a collection of eclectic writings that are embedded within sites of specificity as defined by their subject matter.
Read the Social space interviews in full along with Becky Shaw’s Introduction and Matters arising.
Social space addresses dynamics and divergences within artist’s practice in the social realm. Guest edited by Becky Shaw with contributors including Ricardo Basbaum, Sarah Cole, Lubaina Himid, Richard Layzell, Andre Stitt and Una Walker. The second publication in Future forecast […]
A new publication edited by David A Bailey, Ian Baucom and Sonia Boyce provides a comprehensive illustrated look at the history of the Black arts movement. Thirteen essays in Shades of Black: assembling Black Arts in 1980s Britain examines the […]
Shifting practice is the second in the a-n Collections series, published to coincide with our 25-year anniversary. Guest edited by John Beagles and Paul Stone, it takes the artist-led initiative as its starting point.
Pdf laserprint quality version of Future space publication [size: 310Kb]. Requires pdf reader.