Manchester School of Art’s Visual Resource Centre, containing around 300,000 slides spanning 50 years, is at risk of being lost. As MA and PhD students launch the Adopt a Slide project to highlight the archive’s value, Chris Sharratt calls for the art school to recognise the uniqueness of this collection of analogue artefacts.
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As HOME, Manchester’s new space for art, theatre and cinema, fully opens to the public, Bob Dickinson looks at its place in the city’s arts ecology, the significance of its cross-disciplinary approach to commissioning, and where it sits in the city’s wider regeneration plans and the creation of a ‘northern powerhouse’.
The very idea of national pavilions creates a tension between politics, art and the role of artists. With this in mind, Pippa Koszerek takes a tour of five presentations including Ukraine, Armenia, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and USA.
As the dust settles after last week’s hectic preview period, a-n’s Pippa Koszerek reviews the exhibitions by Sarah Lucas (British Pavilion), Helen Sear (Wales) and Graham Fagen (Scotland) at the 56th Venice Biennale.
Artists Bob and Roberta Smith and Gordon Shrigley bring up the rear in Surrey Heath and Hackney South respectively, while David Cameron remains prime minister as Conservatives make gains and Labour routed in Scotland.