The shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize includes painting, film, drawing and installation and features two artists who would previously have been too old to be considered.
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The recent ReROOTed Festival in Hull celebrated the legacy of Hull Time Based Arts and its ROOT festival with a weekend of performance, discussion and debate. Pippa Koszerek reports.
Formed in Hull in the late 1960s, COUM Transmissions – members of which would later become Throbbing Gristle – pushed performance art to the limit, culminating in the 1976 ‘Prostitution’ show at the ICA which saw them vilified in the press. With a Hull City of Culture exhibition exploring the group’s legacy, Bob Dickinson speaks to founding member Cosey Fanni Tutti.
East Contemporary Visual Arts Network is one of three organisations to receive a share of over £1,600,000 from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund.
Ferens Art Gallery in Hull has reopened after a £5.2 million refurbishment largely funded by Hull City Council. But while the local authority should be commended for its commitment to culture, Sheila McGregor argues that the blame for council cuts in towns and cities across the UK needs to be forcefully directed at Westminster politicians rather than hapless local representatives.
The year-long cultural celebration will include the Turner Prize being hosted at the newly refurbished Ferens Art Gallery, plus specially commissioned public artworks and the opening of a new contemporary art space.