London’s largest free contemporary art festival returns with a programme of exhibitions and events, taking place over one night and two locations, Walthamstow and King’s Cross. Curator Helen Nisbet and artists Emma Talbot and Joe Namy explain what to expect.
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As part of their Bank Job project in Walthamstow, Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn have printed ‘money’ and bonds as a way to write off personal debt in the community. Artist Alistair Gentry, who has been involved in the initiative, talks to them as they prepare for a symbolic ‘Big Bang’ event in the City.
Tate Modern director Frances Morris said the New York-based artist, who is known for her work addressing issues of race, gender and violence, “fearlessly tackles some of the most complex issues we face today”.
The biennial exhibition features more than 200 new and recent works on paper by international artists, with all works set to go on sale from 11 March in an online auction to raise funds for Drawing Room’s exhibition, learning and publishing programme.
The London-based artist studios provider is blaming rising overheads and property prices in the capital for the increase, but some artists say the extra costs may force them to give up their studios.
RCA’s three-strand programme will focus on ‘Places, Projects and People’, and is the most significant development in the college’s history since it was founded in 1837.
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The four-day project at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, sees the artist joined by a team of ’employees’ to explore how online propaganda tools can sway public opinion.
Baghdad-born painter Mohammed Sami, who gained an MA from Goldsmiths last year, was selected from 42 recent UK art graduates working in figurative painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking.
30 blocks of ice will go on display outside Tate Modern and Bloomberg’s European headquarters to coincide with meeting of world leaders at the COP24 climate change conference in Katowice, Poland.
During the occupation of five bridges in London on Saturday the artist was among 82 climate change protesters arrested for obstruction of a public highway.
The new V&A East, due to open at east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2023, will feature a brand-new museum, plus a collection and research centre.
This year’s exhibition at Tate Britain is dominated by film from all four nominees – Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger and Luke Willis Thompson. Fisun Güner applauds a strong shortlist and compelling exhibition.
The 19th edition of this annual festival in south-east London features a curated programme of work by emerging artists plus a sprawling and diverse Fringe – all within a 1km radius of Deptford station. Carrie Foulkes reports.
Paris-based artist France Bizot receives £6,000 first prize in competition showcasing 2D and 3D artworks created in pencil, coloured pencil, pastel, graphite and charcoal.
The exhibition features the work of 40 artists that was removed from the ‘Hope to Nope’ show at the Design Museum in protest at the museum’s relationship with Italian aerospace, defence and security company Leonardo.
South London Gallery’s new annexe in the former Peckham Road Fire Station, originally built in 1867 and London’s oldest surviving purpose built station, doubles the gallery’s exhibition space and will also house its Post-Graduate Residency programme.
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The £4.5million gallery space designed by Turner Prize-winning architects Assemble opens to the public on Saturday in a redeveloped Grade-II listed building in New Cross, south London. Jack Hutchinson takes a tour of the gallery’s inaugural Mika Rottenberg exhibition and talks to director Sarah McCrory.
Four photographers have been shortlisted for the annual international prize which this year includes portraits of South African majorettes, London shoppers, and a young boy in a remote village in Sierra Leone’s Eastern Province.
27 educators and artists claiming unfair dismissal have raised over half of their target, and as a thank you to supporters will run a free drawing event this Friday in London.
Artists remove work from the Design Museum’s ‘Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18’ exhibition in protest at the museum hosting a private event organised by Italian aerospace and defence company Leonardo.
As degree show season enters its final stretch, we highlight several final-year undergraduate and postgraduate shows that are opening this week.
This week’s selection of must-see shows includes Qi Yafeng at Cheeseburn in Northumberland, an exploration of sex, desire and politics at Jerwood Space, London, and 19th century outsider artist James Henry Pullen at Watts Gallery, Compton.