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.
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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.
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 […]