Kanders, who is vice-chair of the New York art museum’s board of trustees, owns Safariland, a ‘law enforcement products company’ that manufactures tear gas canisters. The open letter follows calls for his removal by Whitney staff and protests organised by the group Decolonize This Place.
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I cannot express the benefits of sharing practice and space with artists whose main discipline is different from my own. Taking myself out of the context of the UK to consolidate my own methodologies was needed to further enhance my […]
While excavating for movement, we cannot underestimate the history that lies inside muscles and bones. The heavy breath drawing down our diaphragm, that constant pressure to assimilate leaving thick February fog shape hopelessness in the gravity of ribs. On a […]
What I’ve grown to love about vogue femme is how it is unashamedly bold, fierce, sensual, unapologetic. It allows me to access my femininity in a way that feels less cumbersome. It’s a femininity for me and not for the […]
The American artist was known for her taboo-busting work around sex, gender and the body, and received a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
The filmmaker who was a central figure in the 1960s New York avant-garde scene and worked with Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono and Allen Ginsberg, has died aged 96.
I have been looking at items from the Museum of the City of New York on their amazingly thorough archive online for the past few months. I have been looking at photographs of different architecture that I have viewed on […]
This was a really interesting day. I started with a visit to the absolutely magnificent Brooklyn Library. Brooklyn is a very large area with several sub-libraries but this is their main library. Brooklyn Library was initially initiated in the 1800’s […]
I’ve been following the fantastic residencies, workshops and programmes of Women’s Studio Workshop online for several years, and seem many artists I admire, including Emily Speed, undertake residencies with exciting results, so I really wanted to visit there while in […]
Straight after the Empire State, I had a full on day visiting 1930s skyscrapers in downtown Manhattan. Next up was the New Yorker Hotel, which fitted as did many in this wedding cake tiered style of design, with larger building […]
Chicago-based artist Michelle Hartney’s performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York calls for museums to do more to educate the public about the darker side of the artists they celebrate.
Sally Tallant, who joined Liverpool Biennial from London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2011, is to move to the New York venue next spring.
Other News In Brief: Ireland’s EVA International announces theme and guest curator for its 39th edition; Arts Council England awards £5m to Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 plus announces latest small capital grants; fluorescent Ugo Rondine public sculpture unveiled in Liverpool.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Over 150 artists pledge support for censored Serralves Museum director; Arts Council England sparks controversy with ‘practical guide’ to concept of cultural democracy; Iniva to move Stuart Hall Library to new site on Chelsea College of Arts’ campus.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: £4.5m lottery award for Thomas Gainsborough museum; California’s artist resale rights law becomes virtually ineffective following court ruling; artist’s sketches of RAF’s last surviving second world war airmen to be auctioned to raise funds for air cadets.
I’m 15 days away from departing on my development bursary and it’s a time of R&D, confirming tickets and sorting out commitments at home. For those involved in the last ten years of Open Engagement it’s been a time of reflection. […]
The Wiki definition of sustainability talks of a biological entities ability to ‘remain diverse and productive indefinitely.’ Having just completed my 2017 – 2018 tax return (& subsequently reviewed the previous ten years of accounting records) this notion of ‘indefinite […]
During May I shall be traveling to New York as part of a Professional Development Bursary to attend: Open Engagement 2018, Queens Museum. Keynotes: Lucy Lippard and Mel Chin
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Paul Hamlyn Foundation awards five-year core funding to two arts development organisations, Edinburgh City Council to reopen museums seven days a week and Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund awards £830,000 to support cultural activity across Scotland.
New York’s W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) has introduced a new automated process for its W.A.G.E. Certification scheme, which aims to publicly recognise nonprofit organisations that meet minimum payment standards for artists.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: high-profile artists support charity art auction for children in hospices, plus artist and curator Ingrid LaFleur to run for mayor of Detroit.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Pieter Brueghel the Younger painting is authenticated and new cultural plan for New York City faces objections from artists.
Getting excited with only two days to go before lift off! As is to be expected there have been a few drama producing logistical hiccoughs, but hopefully they are now sorted. My schedule is full of excitements. I’ll be seeing […]
Thinking back now to meeting Vijay Kumar in New York City last summer here on a cloudy winter’s day in Wales brings the warmth of summer sun to my spirit. He is a person who possesses an aura of openness, […]
I came across the work of New York Artist Margaret Withers while I was looking at the New York NURTUREart website, and was immediately caught by its poignancy and wit. It seems to hop in and out of story-telling and […]