This week’s selection includes exhibitions and publication launches in Cardiff, West Yorkshire, London and Newbury, all taken from a-n’s Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
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London-based artist Tash Kahn carefully curates the detritus she photographs on London’s streets on her @thisladypaints Instagram. Laura Davidson enters her world of trash.
30 blocks of ice will go on display outside Tate Modern and Bloomberg’s European headquarters to coincide with meeting of world leaders at the COP24 climate change conference in Katowice, Poland.
Commissions from the 14-18 NOW programme include Danny Boyle’s portraits of soldiers created on beaches and Rachel Whiteread’s Nissen Hut at Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire, while other shows across the UK range from frontline images by nurses and women ambulance drivers, to contemporary artists’ responses to war and the machinery that surrounds it.
The touring project will involve events at 25 coastal art venues, with participants invited to sculpt beaches into thousands of mounds of sand based on five of the world’s mountain ranges.
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.
The project which documents the names of the 34,361 people who have lost their lives trying to reach Europe since 1993 has been attacked again.
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.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: Programme for South London Gallery’s new space in a former fire station announced, Conserving Canvas grants announced to help teach art conservation skills, plus Pussy Riot members who were arrested at World Cup final in Moscow released then immediately detained again.
US artist Michael Rakowitz’s winged bull sculpture, which is made from recycled food packaging, is part of a project to recreate objects destroyed at archaeological sites across Iraq by ISIS.
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.
Highlights for the week ahead selected from a-n’s Events section posted by members, with exhibitions and events in Littleborough, London, Oxford, Plymouth, online and worldwide.
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In November 2016 artist Keith Harrison was announced as the winner of Jerwood Open Forest, a £30,000 commission opportunity to produce a new public work for a forest context. He talks to Anneka French ahead of his sculpture-cum-performance, Joyride, which will see a full-size replica of a Rover 75 ‘launched’ from a ramp in the Staffordshire countryside.
For the Folkestone Triennial, London-based artist Richard Woods has created a series of six cartoon bungalows around the Kent coastal town, each painted in different vibrant colours and placed in improbable settings. He explains why to Fisun Güner.
Despite some underwhelming missteps, the fourth Folkestone Triennial is the best yet with particularly strong works by Richard Woods, Sol Calero, Emily Peasgood and HoyCheong Wong. Fisun Güner reports from the south-east coast.
Taking place over the next three years, the new project will include series of public art commissions and an education programme as artists create artworks with and for South London Gallery’s neighbours on the Elmington, Pelican and Sceaux Gardens housing estates.
The second edition of the annual Art Night festival takes place on Saturday 1 July 2017 throughout London’s East End.
Art UK has begun a three-year project to catalogue the UK’s publicly-owned sculpture collection.
Taking place every ten years, for 2017 Skulptur Projekte Münster presents work by an international line up of around 35 artists who present work in public spaces and museums across the city. Artist and senior lecturer in fine art at the University of Worcester S Mark Gubb reports.
As a member of Artangel’s production team, Laura Purseglove is used to site-specific working and navigating the complexities of staging art projects in historic buildings. All of which will be useful experience for her role at ACE Trust, where over the next two years she will be developing a programme of exhibitions and commissions for churches and cathedrals throughout the UK. Pippa Koszerek finds out more.
Short guide with case studies demonstrating the use of culture in placemaking by ten local authorities.
Evaluation of 2016 edition based on responses of the Biennial’s core audience, participating artists, staff, volunteers, and key stakeholders.
A team led by the American light artist Leo Villareal with British architects and urban planners Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, has won the Illuminated River International Design Competition.
Scottish artist Katie Paterson has recently published her first monograph, documenting almost 10 years of multidisciplinary projects that range from a 100-year artwork to streetlights powered by lightning. Anneka French finds out more.