As part of their travel bursary to visit Documenta 14 in Kassel, a-n members have been sharing their views on the quinquennial via a-n Reviews and Blogs. AIR Council member Joseph Young, who visited Documenta at the same time, presents a snapshot of their thoughts and reflections.
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In the second of two short provocations inspired by his time as the 2016-17 Clore Visual Artist Fellow, Maurice Carlin reflects on his uneasy relationship with the art world and proposes artists think beyond the opaque and insular system of endorsement and patronage that defines it.
With participants based across England, Scotland and Wales, the 2017-18 a-n Writer Development Programme includes three workshops led by professional writers and editors beginning at Spike Island, Bristol in October.
London-based Spanish artist Maria Arceo uses installation to explore the human manipulation of the natural world. Her latest work for the Totally Thames festival features a giant footprint constructed from thousands of plastic objects found along the river. Jack Hutchinson visits her studio and discusses the environmental issues her work highlights.
The UK has the most highly developed arts infrastructure in the world. But, asks 2016-17 Clore Visual Artist Fellow Maurice Carlin in the first of two short provocations, imagine if it all disappeared overnight. Would it make a difference to your career? Would you still make art? And what do we want this infrastructure to do?
Shonagh Manson, director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, is stepping down after more than eight years in the role to take up a new position with the Mayor of London.
Nicola Naismith is the recipient of the Clore Visual Artist Fellowship, which for the second year is supported by a-n. She explains how she feels about being the 2017-18 fellow, its relevance to her art practice, and what she hopes to get out of the year.
A new report by François Matarasso has been published on the impact of a week-long pilot lab that offered six early career artists, aged 50 and over, time to explore how creativity can be nourished and how artists can challenge themselves to develop.
New York’s W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) has introduced a new automated process for its W.A.G.E. Certification scheme, which aims to publicly recognise nonprofit organisations that meet minimum payment standards for artists.
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.
Known for her detailed sculptural works that combine everyday objects and materials with meticulously applied precious stones, metals or fine embroidery, Susan Collis is interested in making us consider the real value of what we might at first think is mundane and ordinary. Anneka French talks to the artist about her major new solo show at Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale.
In the midst of a growth in performative and participatory art at international art biennials, Documenta recently confirmed the site of a new permanent institute in Kassel. Inspired by an academic conference on conserving contemporary art, Laura Harris assesses the challenges the institute faces in a climate where the experiential is increasingly taking precedence over the art object.