Sarah Bodman, senior research fellow at UWE Bristol’s Centre for Fine Print Research and writer of a-n’s Artists’ Books series, picks her ten favourite publications of the year.
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At IAA Europe’s recent annual two-day general meeting in Berlin, a key workshop discussed the issue of social security and the mobility of visual artists within Europe. Pippa Koszerek reports that, despite Brexit, such discussions remain important to UK artists.
Now in its second edition, Jerwood Open Forest has awarded its 2016 commission to artist Keith Harrison who will explore the links between community, industry, car manufacture and access to nature, in a new installation and performance event for autumn 2017.
The London-based artist and poet is presented with the £10,000 prize at an award ceremony at Whitechapel Gallery.
Newcastle-based artist Kathryn Hodgkinson believes that the city council’s planning decisions are having a detrimental effect on the area’s creative community. In the wake of the recent decision to demolish the creative space Uptin House to make way for ‘yet another block of student flats’, she argues that local authorities need to embrace the true value of artists.
Camden Arts Centre’s visionary director Jenni Lomax is to leave the organisation after 26 years as its head.
Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop has intervened in the protests over the recent closure of Inverleith House gallery in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
The London-based artist, who is shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize, wins the £30,000 biennial award.
Five visual artists and three composers each receive £50,000 ‘no strings attached’ awards to ‘develop their creative ideas’.
One of six artists shortlisted for this year’s Artes Mundi prize, John Akomfrah is known for his beautifully-shot film installations that tackle big themes such as race, cultural identity, migration and post-colonialism. Fisun Güner talks to him.
Hot on the heels of the closure of Inverleith House gallery in Edinburgh comes the news that Glasgow Sculpture Studios is to end its exhibition programme. Chris Sharratt sees worrying signs for the resilience of the visual arts sector in Scotland.