Yesterday’s announcement of the 2017 Turner Prize shortlist saw two artists over 50 nominated – Hurvin Anderson and Lubaina Himid – reflecting the recent decision to drop its longstanding under-50 rule. Fisun Güner welcomes the change, arguing that it better reflects the reality of many artists’ careers while also ensuring a particularly strong line-up for this year’s prize.
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The shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize includes painting, film, drawing and installation and features two artists who would previously have been too old to be considered.
Tate Modern and The Hepworth Wakefield are amongst the five nominees for the £100,000 annual award.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: £15,000 appeal to revive nude sunbather statues; Ceri Hand appointed director of programmes at Somerset House; French presidential candidates reveal proposals for art and culture.
Tate Britain’s new show, ‘Queer British Art 1861 – 1967’, features work by artists including Francis Bacon, Keith Vaughan, Evelyn de Morgan and Glyn Philpot, alongside queer ephemera, personal photographs, film and magazines.
Tate, the organiser of the Turner Prize, has announced that the under-50 age limit is to be lifted.
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.
TATE Britain, London On the 3rd June, 2016; I went to visit London, along with friends (artists in their own different ways), to spend the day visiting art galleries and other activities that interest us. We went to visit Tate […]
Tate Britain’s biggest-ever David Hockney retrospective features bite-sized chunks of each phase of the Yorkshire painter’s expansive output. Fisun Güner finds the fastest-selling show in Tate’s history topped and tailed by brilliant, keenly observed work, but short on surprises.
Current Director of the Whitworth, Manchester and Manchester City Galleries will succeed Sir Nicholas Serota who is stepping down after almost 30 years in the role.
The current director of Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Art Galleries is expected to take the top job at Tate.
‘This Is An Art School’ project, offering the public free studio workshops, launches the Tate Exchange Associates programme of over 100 events.
This year saw Frances Morris become director of Tate Modern and in June the gallery’s £260m extension, The Switch House, opened to positive reviews. She reflects on what has personally been an “amazing year” while lamenting a period in which “respect for difference and individuality” has been vigorously attacked.
The Macclesfield-born artist wins the £25,000 prize and gives an emotional, politically-charged acceptance speech.
This week’s selection includes an investigation into the social origins of the collective consciousness in London, a futuristic medical room in Cambridge and Tracey Emin and William Blake in Liverpool.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: Criticism over title of National Gallery Singapore fundraising event, Marina Abramović ordered to pay €250,000 to former co-creator Ula, and Nick Serota says residents overlooked by Tate Modern extension should get net curtains.
A weekly briefing featuring national and international art news, including: MoMA creates digital image archive of all its exhibitions, odds on next Tate director, and new UK arts minister’s first speech.
The director of Tate is to leave the role after 28 years to take up part-time position as chairman of Arts Council England.
A first glance response to several exhibitions visited in London
Tate Modern’s new Switch House extension finally opens to the public on Friday. Fisün Guner takes a tour of the 10-storey building and is thrilled with what she finds but left wanting more.
The new Mayor of London says he wants to embed culture in the planning system of the capital with the results including subsidised artists’ studios.
A £15,000 prize and £90,000 production budget has been awarded to a team based in Treviso, Italy to develop a project that uses digital technology to explore art on display at Tate Britain and the Tate website.
A new report from the Art Not Oil group claims to reveal BP’s influence over exhibition content, events and gallery security procedures, with the Museums Association set to investigate.
New collection displays at Tate Modern when its extension opens in June will feature work by 300 artists from 57 countries, 75% of which have been acquired since 2000.
Controversial corporate sponsorship by oil and gas company set to end in 2017, with campaigners calling for other galleries to follow Tate’s example.