Professional Development - a-n The Artists Information Company

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Cycling and reflecting

Cycling to the gym this morning for the year’s last workout I reflected on the year and surprised myself with how much I have achieved: sold three works; my first ever sales! Two pieces were purchased for local authority collections […]

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Knowing my status

I have long admired, and been more than a little envious of, artists who are able to gather their practice around a single word, phrase, or concept. Not only does this concise summary of a practice ease communication but in […]

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Seeking depth …

I think that I might be what you call ’an artist’s artist’. Other artists at the studio have really responded well to the two Rest (companion pieces), and not only artists but also a very well regarded known curator and […]

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Thinking aloud

  So I’m mulling things over. At this point in the global pandemic almost everything looks different, and I’m really beginning to sense that the Arts are opening up to neurodivergent creatives in ways that were previously unimaginable. For the […]

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What does autistic professional art practice look like?

(This photograph was taken during my commission by Aidan Moesby for the Thresholds Online Exhibition at MIMA, but doesn’t form part of the final selection for my photographic series Safe as Houses.)    How does it feel to be an […]

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A rewarding week …

Exciting news – I will be taking over as Meetings Coordinator for Supermarket – Stockholm’s Independent Art Fair! Katarina is stepping down after seven very successful years of bringing together artists, curators, activists and producers. The meetings programme is a […]

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Kitty Bew on Mark Leckey’s Felix Gets Broadcasted

Mark Leckey’s Felix Gets Broadcasted (2007) Mark Leckey keeps things. More than just an artist, he is a hoarder of epic proportions. His 30-year career is littered with the objects, images and detritus of 20th century popular culture, a lexicon of cultural […]

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Valerie Zwart on Lorna Simpson’s Five Day Forecast

Uncrossing my arms: Lorna Simpson’s Five Day Forecast at Tate Liverpool American artist Lorna Simpson (1960) is one of the first black female artists to achieve critical, institutional and art market success. But none of that counts much when you’re […]

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Orla Foster on Hito Steyerl’s How Not to Be Seen…

Hito Steyerl: How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013) “Whatever is not captured by resolution is invisible” intones the narrator of Hito Steyerl’s How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013). […]

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Isaac Nugent on Mark Leckey’s Felix Gets Broadcasted

Mark Leckey’s Felix Gets Broadcasted (2007) In the blue, flickering half-light, two large oval eyes, a perfectly round nose and upturned crescent smile emerge briefly, before revolving out of view. The scene cuts to a spinning disc, pierced towards the […]

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Workshop 3: Tate, Liverpool

The third and final workshop of the a-n Writer Development Programme 2019-20 took place on Friday 21 February at Tate Liverpool. Hosted by Liverpool-based writers/editors and co-founders of The Double Negative website Laura Robertson and Mike Pinnington, the afternoon was […]

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