Date:April 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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News briefing with national and international stories, including: Museum directors condemn removal of CAPC Bordeaux Director María Inés Rodríguez, Sunderland’s Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art to reopen after 18-month closure, and Anish Kapoor criticises National Rifle Association in open letter.
The arms manufacturer is no longer a ‘premier partner’ of the government-backed exhibition after artists and arts professionals backed a campaign against the company’s involvement.
It’s International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March and to mark the occasion we preview 10 art-related events and exhibitions taking place across the UK.
Artists, curators and arts organisations are getting involved with a one-day Women’s Strike on 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day. Lydia Ashman speaks to the women behind the planned strike and explores the need to make unseen female labour more visible in the art world and beyond.
The petition addressed to the CEO of the NewcastleGateshead Initiative calls for sponsorship from BAE Systems, which has been accused of “profiteering from the deaths of innocent children” in Yemen, to be refused.
An open letter to Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop has criticised Creative Scotland’s handling of arts funding in the country and called on the Scottish government to give artists and arts organisations a bigger say in funding decisions.
Tuesday 6th March, Fighting Talk Exhibition, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield by Davin Watne and Dawn Woolley (Performed by Dawn Woolley and volunteer performers) Set up like an unruly debate, the performance will ask: has feminism become a pursuit of freedom […]
Bournemouth-based artist Stuart Semple is aiming to raise awareness of ‘hostile designs’ after he succeeded in getting his local council to remove retrofitted bars from town-centre benches that prevented homeless people from sleeping on them.
In response to: Nuno Coelho ‘Art In The Age Of Digital Reproduction’ 10 April 2017 Christies Education
In response to recent allegations of sexual harassment within the art world and the resignation of Artforum co-publisher Knight Landesman, an open letter has been published by ‘art world workers’ calling for an end to silence around the issue and a renewed effort by individuals and institutions to deal with what it describes as ‘an environment of acceptance and complicity’. Here, we republish the letter in full.
Prompted by allegations of sexual harassment in the art world, an open letter has been published denouncing sexism and abuse and calling on individuals and institutions to address the issue.
To coincide with Soul of a Nation at Tate Modern, US writer Claudia Rankine presented a reading from her new play, which explores racism in the art world and beyond. Sonya Dyer found it a powerful vehicle for exploring the intersections of capitalism, race, empathy and resistance – particularly in light of the Dana Schutz Whitney Biennial controversy and a renewed focus on depictions of the Black body.
An exhibition of banners by artists including Turner Prize winners Jeremy Deller and Elizabeth Price is protesting against the building of a new luxury apartment complex close to local homes, a school, church and park.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international news, including: far-right criticism shuts down Brazil’s largestever queer art exhibition; Rachel Whiteread criticises ‘plop art’.
The members of the Committee, including the artist Chuck Close, have resigned en masse in a letter that condemns Donald Trump’s support of “hate groups and terrorists”.
Nearly 80 artist and architect members of America’s National Academy of the Arts have expressed their support for the ICA Boston show by Dana Schutz who earlier this year attracted protests over the inclusion of her painting, Open Casket, in the Whitney Biennial.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: light projections saying ‘Pay Trump Bribes Here’ appear on president’s DC hotel; Basquiat painting sells for $110m at auction; late actor and comedian Victoria Wood to be honoured with life-size bronze statue in her home town of Bury.
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.
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner’s anti-Trump artwork, HeWillNotDivide.Us, has been closed down after just one day in Liverpool, its fourth site since launching in New York on Donald Trump’s inauguration day. Laura Harris argues that the controversial work’s fate embodies the struggle facing left-wing political artists.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: first new gallery space in 26 years created at the National Gallery in London, police raid artist’s Berlin studio and seize artwork, Dalston gallery LD50 closes after protests.
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.
More than 200 artists, musicians, writers and art professionals including Anish Kapoor, Yinka Shonibare, Mark Titchner and Iwona Blazwick have pledged to take part in exhibitions and art projects around the world confronting the rise of right wing populism in the US, Europe and elsewhere.
As Washington DC prepares for the 20 January presidential inauguration and the rest of the world is gripped/appalled by the latest predictably narcissistic Donald Trump Twitter outburst, London-based artist Sonya Dyer – who was on a residency in Nebraska during the election – reflects on her US experience and considers what the new era means for art and artists.