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.
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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.
The J20 Art Strike is calling for ‘an act of non-compliance’ from artists, museums, galleries and art schools on 20 January.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Cost-effective studios for London artists, winner of Doug Moran prize announced, and new museums opening in France despite state budget cuts.
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.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Rare Dame Zaha Hadid artworks to go on display, and Islamic militant sentenced to nine years in prison for destroying shrines.
The art-activist campaign group Platform says protests against BP will escalate following the oil giants announcement of new sponsorship deals with the British Museum, Royal Opera House, the National Portrait Gallery and Royal Shakespeare Company.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: permanent public display of works confiscated from mafia boss, collector gets to keep Picasso sculpture in ownership dispute and artist suing Damien Hirst over charm bracelets.
The photographic artist Wolfgang Tillmans has created a series of posters against Brexit and highlighting what he believes are the humanitarian and democratic benefits of the UK remaining within the European Union.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news. This week includes a debate on museum free entry policy, the mismanagement of EU funds for Italy’s cultural heritage sites, and a Boston artist who has created ‘the smallest house in the world’ – available to rent on Airbnb.
Reaching the milestone of 100,000 signatures means a petition calling for arts subjects to be included in the EBacc will now be considered for a Commons debate.
Community art work in response to housing crisis and Government’s proposed Housing and Planning Bill to build more “affordable” homes
Controversial corporate sponsorship by oil and gas company set to end in 2017, with campaigners calling for other galleries to follow Tate’s example.
Visitors to Bob and Roberta Smith’s show at William Morris Gallery have been leaving postcards calling for London’s prospective mayoral candidates to sign up to arts education pledge.
New Orleans-style jazz funeral procession will take place on 6 February to raise awareness of damage caused by Cardiff Council’s arts funding cuts.
Effective protesting for activist Sarah Corbett: pretty, non-threatening scenarios – picnics and cupcakes, or handkerchiefs embroidered with the truth – to engage and draw people in, allowing the conversation to begin. Craft: invaluable tool to bring people together, encourage them […]
I found The Tee Sharps busking in Newcastle town centre, beautiful voices, especially when they harmonise, and a little more rare to see girls busking, (only really just realised that) The busking scene is amazing here, every corner you turn […]
Sotheby’s auction house in London set a record last night with sales of fine art that raised £130.4m. But while collectors spent millions, the company’s cleaners were demonstrating about their pay and conditions.
Protesters against the closure of the Contemporary Crafts course at Falmouth University took the opportunity to highlight their campaign during the inauguration of Dawn French as the university’s new chancellor.
Despite public protests including a petition attracting nearly 8000 signatures, Transport for London has confirmed the demolition of Eduardo Paolozzi murals.
Students at Wimbledon College of Arts have taken over a lecture theatre for a day to protest at the ‘marketisation’ of art education.
The artist Tania Bruguera is to remain in Cuba to face charges of ‘resistance and disrupting the public order’ after being arrested and detained three times following her attempt to restage her 2009 performance, Tatlin’s Whisper #6, in Havana’s Revolution Square.
As part of an action by Liberate Tate, Jon Snow, chair of Tate’s Members Council has been presented with an edition of Conrad Atkinson’s The Oil Ship for display in one of the Tate members’ rooms.
As part of ongoing protests against privatisation proposals at the National Gallery, staff have organised their own exhibition of work inspired by the gallery’s collection.
Gulflabor, a group of international artists, have stepped up their call for the Guggenheim to enforce stringent labour and human rights regulations in the construction of its Abu Dhabi museum, with a string of public actions.