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The prize’s jury praised the way the artist explores lived experience “as mediated through technologies and histories”.
In Brief: news briefing featuring national and international stories including: MoMA reaches contract agreement with staff following union protests; Okwui Enwezor criticises Haus der Kunst after museum blames him for its financial difficulties; cultural visits continue to fall due to terrorism fears; plus man requires hospital treatment after falling in Anish Kapoor ‘depthless void’ installation.
Katarzyna Perlak is this month’s featured artist on a-n’s Instagram. Her practice uses archival research and her own experience to apply queer and feminist readings to Eastern European history and tradition. Richard Taylor speaks to Perlak about her video and collage works.
In the exhibitions ‘Queer Art(ists) Now’ and ‘Notes on Queerness’, the idea of queer art is presented in an artist-led context, with work ranging from painting to film. Alistair Gentry speaks to some of those featured and explores what the amorphous, contested term ‘queer’ might mean for artists in the UK.
Tate Britain’s new show, ‘Queer British Art 1861 – 1967’, features work by artists including Francis Bacon, Keith Vaughan, Evelyn de Morgan and Glyn Philpot, alongside queer ephemera, personal photographs, film and magazines.
This year’s Compass Festival of live art features 18 events, many of which have walking at their heart as performers and participants infiltrate and interact with the city around them. Lydia Ashman finds out more from the festival’s director and some of the artists taking part.
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To:September 30, 2015