As conflict and war continues across the world, artists are exploring ways to cut through the mainstream news narrative in order to highlight the ongoing refugee crisis. Lydia Ashman looks at current projects, artworks, and exhibitions that are tackling this urgent humanitarian and political issue.
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The controversy over the Dana Schutz painting, Open Casket, has prompted protests, a call for the work to be destroyed and much anger and debate. Chris Sharratt reports.
The Cultural Campaigning Network has organised a roundtable session with Keir Starmer MP to put forward the case for culture within any Brexit negotiations. a-n members are invited to submit their questions.
The Brexit vote and Trump’s election polarised debate on immigration, censorship and democracy. But while artists have overwhelmingly supported Remain, artist and writer Sarah Peace argues that it’s time to stop sneering at Brexiteers and instead focus on providing a cohesive and compelling case for a thriving creative sector in post-Brexit Britain.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: bid to catalogue ‘secret’ collection of tax-exempt artworks, French artist to entomb himself in rock, and Edinburgh Fringe venue ditches controversial digital event.
The J20 Art Strike is calling for ‘an act of non-compliance’ from artists, museums, galleries and art schools on 20 January.
As the news of Donald Trump’s US election victory sinks in, artists and those working in the visual arts have been sharing their thoughts on his surprise win.
Little voices Sometimes there is a natural lull in one’s art work. Caught between a mixture of wanting to try new things completely, to wanting to use my tried and tested methods to communicate current concerns. Ideally I should both. […]
In the wake of a pro-Brexit vote and ongoing austerity politics, Newcastle upon Tyne plays host to the timely ‘Hidden Civil War’ festival. Lauren Healey reports.
Hello there, I am now going to make a note about my frame of mind and then move on swiftly. The frame of mind I’ve dealt with over the past couple of weeks has been difficult. I’m not great at […]
For his exhibition in Glasgow, the London-based, Philippines-born artist traces the global tentacles of neoliberalism through an exploration of objects sold at key auctions over the last 25 years. He explains more to Chris Sharratt, including what drew him to former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s iconic handbag.
Hello there, Thankfully I didn’t make an actual actual promise to post more this week. It seems that as soon as I do start talking publicly about increasing the number of work posts my ability to do so is less […]
Hello there, Life and so forth meant a hectic time last week. Therefore no blog posts here until now. I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep but I hope to add another post or two to make up […]
Hello there, Today is the eve of month three of the slogans project. I joked this week that after 50 odd days you would think I’d run out of things to bitch about but nope. Still going strong. I must however, […]
Hello there, Here is another round up of this slogan project. Week 2 was originally from 8th – 14th July. Friday 15th July 2016 – Slogans Project Week 2 So then I happen to have gotten it together to write […]
I’m seven weeks into my slogans project and exploring ways of finding a bigger audience. At the end of the first week I decided to publish a round up of the slogans posted daily with further explanations for each. Here is […]
An ongoing online digital art project about slogans
Renowned for his work exploring issues of security and secrecy in the ‘war on terror’, Edmund Clark’s Negative Publicity sees the British photographer examine the CIA’s programme of extraordinary rendition. On the occasion of a new monograph and year-long exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London, he talks to Tim Clark about the challenges of photographing invisible mechanisms of state control.
The outspoken artist and performer Liv Wynter is undertaking a residency at the artist-run Royal Standard titled HOW MUCH ARE THEY PAYING YOU? to coincide with this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Liverpool Biennial. Laura Robertson speaks to her about activism, artists getting paid, and remembering Ana Mendieta.
AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I am a great writer of lists. In this period of uncertainty, disappointment, and yes, lets be frank, horror at the behaviour of certain human beings who would, if asked, consider themselves cultured and civilised…. […]
It seems the artwork that I posted yesterday was a little too optimistic. Here’s a companion piece to even things out a little:
It’s maybe off topic, since this blog is supposed to just be about the work I was making for POST’s Whitstable show the other week, here’s my voting day contribution to the remain campaign. #artistsforIN
Culture Action Europe are hosting a 72-hour ‘jam session’ asking: ‘Are artists and intellectuals obliged to engage in society and politics today?’
A new artist-focused campaign claims that British culture is stronger in Europe than out, with its recently launched website providing a platform for artists to make the case for staying in EU.
Illma Gore is facing a potential lawsuit from US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s legal team over the potential sale of her painting, Make America Great Again, which is currently on show in London.