In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Banksy artwork self-destructs moments after being sold for £1m sale at auction; Documenta artists protest ‘fascist mindset’ after death of performer Zak Kostopoulos; Isa Genzken wins 2019 Nasher Prize for sculpture.
Documenta 14 - a-n The Artists Information Company
Olu Oguibe’s 16m-high obelisk, which was originally installed in June 2017 for Documenta 14, had become a target for right-wing local politicians who have been enraged by its message of hospitality and warmth towards refugees.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Clyde Hopkins, artist and co-founder of Art in Perpetuity Trust Studios, dies; artist Olu Oguibe clashes with city of Kassel over permanent location of work made for last year’s Documenta; and largest public art campaign in United States history announced for midterm elections.
Nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize and a recent recipient of the European Culture Foundation’s Princess Margriet Award for Culture, the London-based independent research agency Forensic Architecture is making political and cultural waves with its evidence-based work. Chris Sharratt talks to artist and filmmaker Simone Rowat, one of the group’s 15 team members.
Five a-n News writers – based in London, Liverpool and Glasgow – pick, in no particular order, their top five exhibitions/art events of the year.
Review of Documenta 14. Funded by an a-n Bursary
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: artist collaboration in contention for 29th William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award; Documenta 14 curators and artists respond to media reports of financial mismanagement.
Review of Documenta 14 Kassel, funded by a-n artist’s bursary.
A review of Münster Skulptur Projekte and documenta 14, Kassel, with a focus on five artists, through the lens of the parasitical use of other artist’s work within the contemporary artist’s work.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: far-right criticism shuts down Brazil’s largestever queer art exhibition; Rachel Whiteread criticises ‘plop art’.
As part of their travel bursary to visit Documenta 14 in Kassel, a-n members have been sharing their views on the quinquennial via a-n Reviews and Blogs. AIR Council member Joseph Young, who visited Documenta at the same time, presents a snapshot of their thoughts and reflections.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: artist who made £30,000 faking Norman Cornish artwork told to repay £1; Arkansas gets first art school; Sagrada Familia among sites targeted by Barcelona terrorists.
In the midst of a growth in performative and participatory art at international art biennials, Documenta recently confirmed the site of a new permanent institute in Kassel. Inspired by an academic conference on conserving contemporary art, Laura Harris assesses the challenges the institute faces in a climate where the experiential is increasingly taking precedence over the art object.
A-N funded bursary to attend
I spent 5 days at Documenta 14 supported by an A-N Bursary.
Much of what I saw and experienced in Kassel felt like stunted conversations: vital and resonating but confined to an arena of controlled experience – whether through overcrowded gallery spaces, the rigorous time planning that was needed to catch the […]
Chewed things over. A bits-and pieces overview, tastes. Thoughts in note form. Things that have stuck there since seen.
a-n Documenta14 bursary awardee Mat Do talks about his experiences of the Kassel portion of Documenta14
I spent 5 days at Documenta supported by an A-N bursary.
A blog in response to attending the opening of documenta14 in Kassel via the a-n travel bursary
diary entries documenting my encounters at the opening days of documenta14.
Artist and filmmaker Rosalind Fowler reviews a few fllms at Documenta Kassel
Reporting from Documenta 14 preview supported by a bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company
I spent two full days at this year’s Documenta as part of the AN bursary scheme. Amongst the grand set pieces in the main venues I found some of the “quieter” artworks in side rooms to be equally if not […]
After launching for the first time in Athens in April, the quinquennial art exhibition Documenta 14 has just opened across 35 venues and numerous outdoor sites in its home city of Kassel, Germany. Ten a-n artist members, who visited Kassel with the support of an a-n Travel bursary, pick their top three works from the vast city-wide programme.