Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
9 -13 February
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Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Various Locations, Bristol
2 – 5 December
In Time, a collection of case studies recently published by Live Art UK represents some of the innovative and pioneering ways in which live art has both posed and responded to exciting cultural challenges of our times.
Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston upon Thames
Re-titled Mind, Bodies & Thoughts, this blog’s angle has changed, storing some random thoughts related to ideas I’m working on & other (creative) events.
Growth of independent curators and curatorial agencies within the UK over the last decade is no accident. Generated in part as a response to inherent constraints within the traditional gallery and museum world and development of specialist curatorial courses, it has undeniably brought fresh perspectives to artist-curator relationships and, increasingly, supports those practitioners seeking to move across into curation as a natural extension of their visual arts practice.
Sat on a hay bail, a chicken preening itself beside me, wondering exactly where I am (Bosigran: half way between Penzance and St Ives), surrounded by conceptual drawings and performance traces mounted on the walls of a barn, listening to an artist-led panel discussing performativity, respect of the land and an ancient rock formation known as Carn Galva. What is this thing: BOSart 08?
With a-n amongst the first to record its phenomenal impact through publication way back in 1991 of Live art, performance as it was then known, exhibited the characteristics of all that was innovative and edgy. In its introduction, Robert Ayers and David Butler commented: Live arts continued value and relevance is mirrored by the extent to which other live artists continue to come up with surprising, disconcerting new possibilities.
A unique publication and DVD resource reflecting the work of key UK-based artists working in the 1990s and 2000s, and placing live art practices that are informed by questions of cultural identity within critical and historical frameworks, is now available.
Latest appointments in the art world.
This month: Alex Hetherington and Janie Nicoll
To preface a new ongoing series exploring relationships between artists and their collaborators, we asked some of today’s most interesting curators for insights into their practices.
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.
Charlotte Frost on the various support systems run by Artsadmin, including information about its head of operations: Toynbee Studios, and examples of several projects it has produced with the likes of: Graeme Miller, Station House Opera and Gary Stevens.
Trampoline, the East Midlands platform event for new media art, celebrated its tenth anniversary in November at Broadway, Nottingham. The event offered an array of performances, video screenings, installations and other works that utilised the many spaces provided by the […]
The focus generated this month by Vital 07 is the catalyst for exposing of some of the UKs key promoters of live art today.
Sara Raza on Grace Ndiritu, a young London based artist who is enjoying an upwards ascent with an impressive portfolio of national and international exhibitions, that present a fresh style of politics and performativity.
The three groups brought together by Live Art UK’s ‘Writing From Live Art: An Editorial Debate’ all had the same objective: to engage in more critical debate about live art.
Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
St. Georges Hall, Liverpool
Greenland St, Liverpool
16 September 26 November
Artists story: French Mottershead
Sally O’Reilly’s contribution to ten two zero zero five, a-n Collections.
ARC: Artists Resource Centre at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, is to launch ARC+ scheme this month. Through a programme of surgeries, seminars, critique groups and access to practical information and research facilities over the last two years, ARC has developed a […]
The East of England is the focus for two new major visual arts celebrations in July. At The Old Church in Rishangles, Suffolk, Laura Godfrey-Isaacs of Home presents the St Margaret Church Ale Performance Festival. Set in the inspiring historical […]
Two hundred years ago a tragedy was enacted in Scotland, the memory whereof has been in great measure lost or obscured by the deep tragedies which followed it.