The controversy over the Dana Schutz painting, Open Casket, has prompted protests, a call for the work to be destroyed and much anger and debate. Chris Sharratt reports.
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What will Brexit mean for artists’ copyright and what should artists be thinking about and doing as the process of disentanglement from the EU begins? Abby Yolda, head of communications at the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), outlines the organisation’s view.
Tate, the organiser of the Turner Prize, has announced that the under-50 age limit is to be lifted.
The commissioning and awards programme that aims to embed work by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors has announced the recipients of its 2017 awards.
New Arts Council England chair Nicholas Serota makes his first speech at the No Boundaries conference in Hull, setting out his priorities for the organisation.
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner’s anti-Trump artwork, HeWillNotDivide.Us, has been closed down after just one day in Liverpool, its fourth site since launching in New York on Donald Trump’s inauguration day. Laura Harris argues that the controversial work’s fate embodies the struggle facing left-wing political artists.
43 a-n Artist members have been awarded bursaries to support self-devised professional development projects, while 24 artists receive awards to travel and develop networks and opportunities outside the UK.
Vancouver-based artist and musician Rodney Graham is best known for his large-scale photographic lightbox works, in which he features in a variety of guises. A new show at Baltic, Rodney Graham: That’s Not Me, presents work from 1994 to 2017 and includes a whole gallery dedicated to his varied and experimental film pieces. Fisun Güner asks the questions.
Proposals by Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson have been selected as the next two commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London.
The renowned American dancer and choreographer, who collaborated with many visual artists included Robert Rauschenberg and Donald Judd, has died.
A recent one-day conference in London organised by Julie’s Bicycle explored how arts organisations can act on climate change and environmental sustainability. Jack Hutchinson reports.
The artist, who has been a central figure in contemporary art for more than 50 years, has died aged 84.
With a solo show at ICA and as part of a group exhibition at Eastside Projects, Sonia Boyce is exploring ideas around play, improvisation and sculpture – including a collaborative project with ukuele-playing skateboarders. Anneka French talks to the artist during the first of two lively, nerve-wracking performances in Birmingham, as skaters fly by and instruments are played.
Disabled artist Beth Davis-Hofbauer recently produced the self-initiated report, Autism Matters: Making Galleries and Museums ASD/SPD Friendly. She explains what prompted her research, why it is a problem that needs to be addressed, and what galleries can do to become genuinely accessible to all.
In May and June 2017, a-n will be delivering five Assembly events at locations across England, featuring speakers and training on a range of subjects.
Gustav Metzger, the German-born artist best known for his work as part of the 1960s auto-destructive art movement, has died at his home in London.
At the recent symposium, ‘Art is not a Commodity: Examining Economic Exceptionalism in Art’, Rosalie Schweiker argued that artists need to “stop faking orgasms” and instead start clearly vocalising their dissatisfaction with the art world. Here, we publish an edited version of her presentation.