Chicago-based artist Michelle Hartney’s performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York calls for museums to do more to educate the public about the darker side of the artists they celebrate.
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The news that the Anglo-Dutch fossil fuel firm has not renewed its corporate membership of the National Gallery was discovered through a Freedom of Information request by the campaign group Culture Unstained.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Artists sign open letter protesting dismissal of director Catherine de Zegher from the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent; report says ‘outdated recruitment practices’ are holding back diversity in the arts; buyer of destroyed Banksy artwork to go through with purchase.
Olu Oguibe’s 16m-high obelisk, which was originally installed in June 2017 for Documenta 14, had become a target for right-wing local politicians who have been enraged by its message of hospitality and warmth towards refugees.
Advocate for government transparency and queer and transgender rights discusses need for individuals to exercise their political agency at event at the Royal Institution, London.
The exhibition features the work of 40 artists that was removed from the ‘Hope to Nope’ show at the Design Museum in protest at the museum’s relationship with Italian aerospace, defence and security company Leonardo.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Canadian artist writes open letter in response to censorship of transgender themed work; celebrity secret postcard art sale for Dulwich school; Statue of suffragette Emily Davison unveiled in Morpeth; Tate Modern appoints new senior curator for photographic art.
in Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: 200-year-old Rio museum The Museu Nacional gutted by fire, Tes analysis shows arts subjects are being slashed in favour of English, maths and science, plus more than 10,000 publicly-owned artworks remain hidden from public view across London.
The recent ‘Hope to Nope’ exhibition at The Design Museum ended in controversy earlier this month when artists and designers removed their work in protest at the museum hosting a private hire event by an arms manufacturer. One of those activist groups to remove their work was the artist-run organisation Keep It Complex, who share here what they learned from the experience.
This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: ‘Drag: Self-portraits and Body Politics’, at the Hayward Gallery, London; a group show in Edinburgh of works made in protest at Pussy Riot’s 2012 imprisonment in Russia; and Elisabeth Frink sculptures at Abbott Hall Art Gallery in Kendal.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Trump proposes 25% tariff on Chinese art; Berlin Wall set to be resurrected – and then demolished – as part of performance; group of 250 protesters at University of North Carolina pull down ‘Silent Sam’ statue.
The directors of more than 20 UK arts festivals, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Womad and Manchester International Festival, are calling on the government to reform its visa system for visiting artists and ensure that the country remains culturally open and international.
The March of the Artists is a joint project by John-Paul Brown, Eve Robertson and Lauren Sagar. On 29 July 2018 they set off walking the 250 miles of river-ways and canals between Manchester and London, a planned 28-day trip avidly documented on Instagram.
Utica has not had a presidential visit since 1952, making Trump’s visit today an exceptionally unique occasion and I am in slight disbelief, as I get ready to protest alongside Utica’s relatively small population. He is to host a fundraiser […]
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Sculptor Martin Puryear to represent US at Venice Biennale; Banksy expresses frustration over unauthorised Russian exhibition; Sotheby’s to auction world’s first film poster.
Artists remove work from the Design Museum’s ‘Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18’ exhibition in protest at the museum hosting a private event organised by Italian aerospace and defence company Leonardo.
As Scotland’s capital city embraces the revelry of the annual festivals season, Edinburgh Art Festival’s Commissions Programme asks visitors to take some time out to reflect on urgent political issues. Jessica Ramm reports.
In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Nan Goldin and P.A.I.N. Sackler protest the Opioid Crisis; Edmund de Waal to make architectural intervention at the Schindler House; Graphic novel nominated for Man Booker Prize for the first time.
The Istanbul-based artist has distributed copies of the publication in print and online editions of the Guardian on World Refugee Day, 20 June, prior to her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, London. The List will also be exhibited in public spaces as part of next month’s Liverpool Biennial.
Nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize and a recent recipient of the European Culture Foundation’s Princess Margriet Award for Culture, the London-based independent research agency Forensic Architecture is making political and cultural waves with its evidence-based work. Chris Sharratt talks to artist and filmmaker Simone Rowat, one of the group’s 15 team members.
More than 100 artists, including 15 Turner Prize winners, have called on the government to scrap the EBacc which critics claim is sidelining arts subjects in English secondary schools.
Survey of cultural workers highlights risks of receiving sponsorship from unethical businesses, with potential issues including damage to an organisation’s reputation, censorship of artwork and ‘artwashing’ to improve public image.
Date:April 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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.