Sarah Bodman, whose popular Artists’ Books column provides a regular look into the world of artists’ publishing, picks her ten favourites of the year.
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With too many artists’ residencies excluding those who don’t have independent means of support or who have responsibilities at home, Alistair Gentry welcomes Wysing Art Centre’s new residency programme and calls for more of the same from building-based arts organisations.
Arts workers have lifted the veil on the secrecy surrounding sexual harassment in the arts, revealing the extent and impact of the issue in hundreds of comments through a survey by Arts Professional. AP’s Liz Hill reports.
a-n blogger Fiona Masterton is this month’s featured member on the a-n Instagram. The London-based artist talks to Richard Taylor about responding to place, and how this stretches her gaze both compositionally and geographically.
The London-based, Jerusalem-born artist has been announced as the winner of the tenth Film London Jarman Award for artists working in film.
The Berlin and Beirut-based artist, who until recently was partly based in London, is one of six artists shortlisted for this year’s Film London Jarman Award. Fisun Güner talks to him about the importance of sound, politics, and why he doesn’t consider himself an activist.
A group of artists in Bristol has coordinated a united front in the face of an Arts Council England visual arts review in which they feel they weren’t offered an equal seat at the table. They outline their intervention in a recent public consultation event while proposing a new approach for the city’s art ecology.
The London-based artist will receive a £10,000 bursary from disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts and undertake a three month residency at Pallant House Gallery and the University of Chichester in 2018.
The recent ‘What Should White Culture Do? Art, Politics, Race’ brought academics and artists together for a day-long symposium at the Royal College of Art. Sonya Dyer contends that, judging by the approach of some of those talking at the event, the answer to the question is, ‘Much more than this’.
Berlin-based artists Sol Calero, Iman Issa, Jumana Mana, and Agnieszka Polska have released a joint statement strongly criticising the approach of the Preis der Nationalgalerie.
Five visual artists have received ‘no-strings-attached’ individual awards of £60,000 each in the annual Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists.
The recent relocation of the Live Art Development Agency to a former Unitarian mission in Bethnal Green heralds a significant new chapter for the organisation, with new commissions, two ‘thinkers in residence’, and a search for local collaborators. Lydia Ashman finds out more from its co-founder and director Lois Keidan.
The American art historian and author of the groundbreaking 1971 essay, Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, died on 29 October aged 86. Fisun Güner considers her writing’s influence and continued significance today.
The artist Helen Cammock’s exhibition ‘Shouting in Whispers’ at Cubitt Gallery, includes an hour-long film of the same title that features historical footage of protest and explores the idea of multiple histories. Fisun Güner talks to her about photography, the importance of words in her work, and discovering the writing of James Baldwin.
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.