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Art Monthly 440

Matt Wolf: Spaceship Earth

Lin Er-Ying on the lessons to be learned from this cautionary tale of Biosphere 2, the spectacular but doomed 1980s ecological experiment

Art Monthly 439

Online Round-up

Lauren Velvick on the variety of approaches, from browser plug-ins to web interruptions, that artists and organisations are using to present art online

Art Monthly 438

Shanzhai Lyric

Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe on the way the New York duo’s work charts the flows of capital that shape our world

Art Monthly 437

Michael Hanna

Maeve Connolly examines the artist‘s interest in time travel, everyday language, patterns and technological utopianism

Art Monthly 437

How to Make Art in a Pandemic?

Khairani Barokka considers ableism in art in the light of the Covid-19 lockdown

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Exhibition Openings

Coventry Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird The Herbert opens Fri 2 Oct
London Luke McCreadie TACO! opens Fri 2 Oct | PV 1 Oct
Oxford Mariana Castillo Deball Modern Art Oxford opens Fri 2 Oct
Manchester Aid Workers: Ethics Under Fire IWM North opens Fri 2 Oct
London The Medium is the Message Unit opens Fri 2 Oct
London Melanie Smith UK Mexican Arts Society opens Fri 2 Oct | PV 1 Oct
Oxford Responsive Space Modern Art Oxford opens Fri 2 Oct
London Tu Hongtao Lévy Gorvy opens Fri 2 Oct | PV 1 Oct
Birmingham Emma Talbot Eastside Projects opens Fri 2 Oct
London Rome – Milan: Space and Colour, Rhythm and Matter Mazzoleni opens Fri 2 Oct

Recent Podcasts

Talk Show on Resonance FM

Amy Budd & Frances Whorrall-Campbell

Presented by Alex Hull

Amy Budd & Frances Whorrall-Campbell on Onyeka Igwe’s work exploring her family’s Nigerian history, and the changing way that pandemics have been televised by artists, from Stuart Marshall’s Bright Eyes during the AIDS crisis in 1984 to Grayson Perry’s response to Covid-19, Grayson’s Art Club.

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Talk Show on Resonance FM

Bob Dickinson & Sophie J Williamson

Presented by Mark Lewis

Bob Dickinson & Sophie J Williamson discuss the home in art as a place of haunted obsession, and explore silence not as a retreat from the world but as a state from which to enact protest.

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Talk Show on Resonance FM

Morgan Quaintance, Khairani Barokka & John Douglas Millar

Presented by Chris McCormack

Morgan Quaintance, Khairani Barokka & John Douglas Millar discuss the current rush to online content and the failings of prescriptive commissioning policies, ableism in the art world, and new books by Olivia Laing and Paul B Preciado.

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From the Back Catalogue

Art Monthly 307

Wall of Silence

Anna Dezeuze on art and the climate of censorship that bedevils relations between the US, Israel and the Palestinians

Art Monthly 352

TV Makeover

Colin Perry on the vexed relationship between art and TV

Art Monthly 415

An Alternative History of Art

Eddie Chambers argues that this BBC Radio 4 series continues the UK’s marginalisation of major 20th-century African-American artists

Art Monthly 261

Net and Not Net

Beryl Graham & Sarah Cook explore the debates around curating new media art

Art Monthly 329


Sally O’Reilly flicks through every issue of General Idea’s FILE magazine from 1972 to 1989

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Found: The Missing Issue

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Issue 16 from May 1978

Issue 15 was dated March 1978

Where is the issue from April 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.

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 2007

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