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Art Monthly 445

Rosa-Johan Uddoh

Chloe Carroll shows that the artist’s background in architecture enables her to interrogate the identarian influence of cultural spaces

Art Monthly 444

Art and Activism in the Age of Systemic Crisis: Aesthetic Resilience

Francis Frascina discovers the limits of this collection of essays focused on art that nurtures change

Art Monthly 443

Dan Hicks: The Brutish Museums

George Vasey on the argument that museums must care for people more than objects

Art Monthly 442

Lottery Lives

Current art-funding schemes, despite their meritocratic veneer, remain incurably unjust. It is time, says Michaële Cutaya, for a radical shake-up.

Art Monthly 441

Park McArthur: Kunsthalle_guests Gaeste.Netz.5456

Mitchell Anderson on embodiment in the US artist’s audio tour of the gallery space

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Exhibition Openings

London Anne Hardy Studio M opens Wed 14 Apr
London Markus Amm Herald St opens Wed 14 Apr
London Colter Jacobsen Corvi-Mora opens Wed 14 Apr
London Jennifer Steinkamp, Stefano Arienti & Felix de Clercq Greengrassi opens Wed 14 Apr
London Contemporary Domesticity Taymour Grahne Projects opens Wed 14 Apr
London Sandra Mujinga The Approach opens Wed 14 Apr
London Penny Goring Arcadia Missa opens Thu 15 Apr
London Sam McKinniss Almine Rech opens Thu 15 Apr
London Clinamen Fold opens Thu 15 Apr
London Aidan Salakhova Gazelli Art House opens Thu 15 Apr

Recent Podcasts

Talk Show on Resonance FM

Chris Clarke, Bob Dickinson & Lauren Velvick

Presented by Alex Hull

Chris Clarke on his interview with Phil Collins; Bob Dickinson asks can we free ourselves from capitalist pressures to keep working; Lauren Velvick on artist Jade Montserrat.

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Talk Show on Resonance FM

Morgan Quaintance, Stephanie Schwartz & Conal McStravick

Presented by Chris McCormack

Morgan Quaintance, Stephanie Schwartz and Conal McStravick on art-world manoeuvres over the past decade, photography books by David Levi Strauss and Jörg Colberg, and the work of Scottish artist Jamie Crewe.

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Talk Show on Resonance FM

Morgan Quaintance, Izabella Scott & Gwen Burlington

Presented by Mark William Lewis

Morgan Quaintance, Izabella Scott & Gwen Burlington on the ever-widening gap in the UK art world between social, cultural and political realities; artists’ responses to the US’s denial of its colonial history; and the recent work of Irish artist Eimear Walshe.

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From the Back Catalogue

Art Monthly 329

Inside Out

Dave Beech on the fall of public art

Art Monthly 360

Eddie Chambers: Things Done Change

Richard Hylton on Eddie Chambers’s challenge to art institutions and their treatment of black British artists

Art Monthly 253

Fascinating Fascism?

Barbara Pollack finds she is still not ready to forgive and forget for art’s sake

Art Monthly 301

America Rising

So much expected so little delivered – Michael Corris on post 9/11 art from the USA

Art Monthly 410

Black Art UK/US

Richard Hylton discusses the rise in thematic shows of black artists

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Found: The Missing Issue

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Issue 16 from May 1978

Issue 15 was dated March 1978

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Michael O’Pray Prize

The Michael O’Pray Prize is a Film and Video Umbrella initiative launched in 2017 in partnership with Art Monthly, supported by University of East London and Arts Council England. The prize seeks new writing on innovation and experimentation in moving-image art. Read the winning texts below.

2020 Winner

Lutz Mommartz’s Own Private Idyll
Mimi Howard finds that there are oblique ways to engage with tumultuous times

2020 Runners-up

Alberta Whittle: RESET
Harvey Dimond explores the historical resonances of this slavery-referencing artwork made during a suffocating pandemic

Together, Alone: Watching Sandra Lahire in Lockdown
Rachel Pronger discovers in earlier experimental films a familiar tension between the social being and the individual body

2019 Winners

Image Abrasion
Cassandre Greenberg considers Derek Jarman’s Blue as a celluloid artefact in an age of portable digital media

Patrick Staff: On Venus
Laura Jacobs on hostile environments, both social and natural, in Patrick Staff’s ‘On Venus’ exhibition

2018 Winner

Bank – Basement – Becker
Adam Hines-Green on the expression of horror through both fiction and reality in the LA video art of Julie Becker

2017 Winners

Heat Sensitive?
Lauren Houlton on Richard Mosse’s ‘Incoming’ exhibition

A Long Shot
Dan Ward on artists’ attempts to slow the viewer

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Interviews with artists since 1976

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