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.
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In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Edinburgh Art Festival announce artists for 2018 Commissions Programme; Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw create memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism; Hockney painting sells for £21.1m, breaking auction record for the artist; Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine folds.
Barby Asante started the year with work featured in ‘Untitled’ at New Art Exchange, Nottingham and is currently part of the ‘Starless Midnight’ show at Baltic, Gateshead. The London-based artist, who was also part of the Diaspora Pavilion in Venice, reflects on a year of career highs and the tragedy of Grenfell.
London-based artist Larry Achiampong has had a busy year, including commissions for Somerset House, the Jerwood Visual Arts 3-Phase programme and the Diaspora Pavilion during the Venice Biennale. He reflects on a “full on” 2017 that has been tainted by the avoidable tragedy of Grenfell.
The winner of this year’s Turner Prize has had a busy and high-profile 2017, but while the attention has been welcome she explains that her major achievement over the last 12 months has been finding time to make “a serious amount of new paintings”.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Iran opens its first museum dedicated to a solo female artist; New York’s Jewish Museum ends its relationship with curator Jens Hoffman.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Jewish Museum suspends Jens Hoffmann after sexual harassment allegations surface, Scottish authors warn against ‘devastating’ arts cuts, and Freelands Association launches £1.5m programme for emerging artists.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Explicit sculpture finds new home at Pompidou Centre, and Hayward Gallery appoints Vincent Honoré and Cliff Lauson as senior curators.
Crowds during Notting Hill Carnival paused to observe a minute’s silence in memory of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire, as memorial fund set up in memory of artist Khadija Saye exceeds target.
Diaspora Pavilion artists and organisers are calling on Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick to vigorously pursue the criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire.
The 24-year-old artist, whose work is featured in the Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, lived on the 20th floor of the block.