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.
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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.
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.