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.
Khadija Saye - a-n The Artists Information Company
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.
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.
Ten artists and a-n members were awarded an a-n bursary to visit to the 57th Venice Biennale. They have been sharing their views via a-n Reviews and Blogs. AIR Council member Binita Walia, who visited the Venice Biennale at the same time, presents a collection of their thoughts and reflections.
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.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: Baltimore removes all its Confederate monuments; London garden bridge project abandoned; new gallery and events space opens in Aberdeen.
Diaspora Pavilion artists and organisers are calling on Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick to vigorously pursue the criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: photographer Richard Mosse arrested while peacefully observing anti-refugee rally on Greek island, MAC Belfast hit by arts council funding cuts, and three men charged over counterfeit Damien Hirst prints.
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.