Rodney Graham The Gifted Amateur, Nov. 10th, 1962 2007
Portrait of the Artist
Rodney Graham interviewed by Elisabetta Fabrizi
The Canadian artist discusses his move away from conceptualism to performance and film, his interest in the mechanics of film, from the loop to the apparatus itself, and, in the later lightboxes, in its relationship with photography and painting, particularly self-portraiture.
It is the apparatus. It is the same as the idea of the loop. The loop is something that is required when you are showing certain works in a museum context and I really like what that leads you to create.
Marcel Duchamp Rotorelief – Spirale Blanche – Modèle Déposé 1935
Looping the Loop
Brian Hatton proposes a theory of the loop that predates its popular usage in film and video art theory
Formally, aesthetically and even politically, the loop can be applied not only to recent art but also to modernist and mannerist art, and even to the Parthenon frieze. From Pollock to Parmigianino, from Dan Graham to Rodney Graham via Duchamp, artists of all stripes offer examples of phenomenal, literal and performative looping in art.
The beholding of static images in artworks already involved looping, both in their scanning and in the feedback loop that held attention throughout contemplation and rendered a sensation, so often valued, of 'arrested' time.
Pratchaya Phinthong Broken Hill 2013
Sophie J Williamson argues that translation can both help and hinder understanding
In an era when identity politics is being co-opted into wider nationalist agendas and diversity increasingly embroiled in ethnic division and separatism, how have artists such as Simon Fujiwara and Pratchaya Phinthong engaged with cultural translation to open up the act of interpretation?
If we can admit defeat in transparent translation, is there then instead something to be gained from recognising and embracing a lack of understanding? Can we transcend languages, whether linguistic or visual?
From the Back Catalogue
On Translation Mark Prince analyses the language of objects
Flying the Flag
While the rainbow flag has a complex history, it is today understood as symbolising freedom from oppression of all kinds – an idea even Tate Britain is keen to endorse as it flies the flag over its portico this spring.
Sometimes referred to as the 'freedom flag', the concept of a flag bearing the colours of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet) has long been associated with dissidence.
Paul Carey-Kent questions Peter Suchin's review of Richard Mosse's exhibition at the Barbican, and Suchin replies.
GPO v GPO
Michael Hampton recalls Genesis P-Orridge's Mail Art court case with the General Post Office.
Oliver Ressler found an artwork of his in the middle of a media storm the day after the Westminster Bridge terror attack; FACT recently hosted the protest artwork He Will Not Divide Us, but hauled the flag down on police advice after only two days; New York's Met Museum is finally bringing its Native American collection into its main American Wing; the Creative Industries Federation vows to lobby the government during the Brexit process; Nicholas Serota's first action as chair of ACE focuses on the effect of art on children's development; plus the latest news on galleries, appointments, prizes and more.
James Rosenquist 1933-2017
Maeve Brennan The Drift 2017
Isobel Harbison on an artist who divides her time between Beirut and London, and whose work explores conflict, conservation and culture.
Each man is, in his own way and to different degrees, expert and smuggler. So while Brennan's new work presents alternative images of individuals holding on to life through objects in the Middle East, it also presents a paradigm shift to western viewers.
William E Jones Villa Iolas (Aphrodite) 1982/2017
Queer British Art 1861-1967
Tate Britain, London
Cell Project Space, London
Adrian Piper: The Probable Trust Registry
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Jimmie Durham: At the Centre of the World
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
These Rotten Words
Sharjah Biennial: Tamuwuj
MIMA • Baltic • Workplace
William E Jones
The Modern Institute, Glasgow
The Sunday Painter • Narrative Projects • Kunstraum
Courtisane Festival: Notes on Cinema
Each spring, a devoted set of artists, curators, academics and cinephiles convene in the Flemish city of Ghent for Courtisane, a small yet increasingly influential five-day showcase of cinematic art.
Here is Information. Mobilise: Selected Writings by Ian White
The whole stage was charged by what Ian White might have described as 'the extraordinary negation' of his no longer present body.
Ten Days Six Nights
Artworks are offered up as something that our bodies encounter not only spatially but also across time – a choreographed experience.
Michael Gibbs: All or nothing and other pages
Michael Gibbs did not abandon his deep-rooted relationship with print on paper after the advent of the internet. It is not easy to think of many artists who have understood and fostered the links between the pre-digital and post-digital worlds.
existing condition of the Kasthamandap temple
from which Kathmandu gets its name
Letter from Kathmandu
Ancient and Modern
Skye Arundhati Thomas
The art world's proximity to privilege and wealth is rather neatly established as we drive in from a city otherwise torn apart by the earthquake of 2015.
A Landmark Case?
On 7 March 2017 another bronze sculpture was installed on the site: a young girl with hands on hips and chin up, defiantly facing the Charging Bull. Fearless Girl was commissioned from US sculptor Kristen Visbal to spearhead SSgA's advertising campaign celebrating the first anniversary of its 'gender diversity index' fund.
This month's highlights include:
- David Bate and Liz Wells in conversation on critical issues in photography The Photographers' Gallery 6.30pm Wed 17 May
- Oliver Beer in conversation with Jonathan Watkins Ikon 6.00pm Thu 18 May
- Rodney Graham performance Baltic 7.30pm Wed 24 May
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Tate | 22 May
Whitechapel Gallery | 30 Apr
PA to Director of Hayward Gallery
Southbank Centre | 1 May
National Programmes Development Manager
The National Gallery | 1 May
Barbican Centre | 2 May
Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Poetry, Fine Art and the Document
Loughborough University | 4 May
Development & Events Manager
Camden Arts Centre | 4 May
Senior Visitor Experience Manager
Southbank Centre | 7 May
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings | 8 May
Open School East and Create London | 12 May
Visitor Services Manager
Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge | 15 May
Development Manager (x4)
University of the Arts London | 18 May
Peckham Platform | 19 May
ADL Studios, Peckham | 19 May
Michael O'Pray Prize – Open Call for Early Career Writers
The prize seeks new writing on innovation and experimentation in moving-image art. The winner will receive £500 and their submitted text published by Art Monthly.
Film and Video Umbrella & Art Monthly | 16 May
Stuart Croft Foundation Awards
Stuart Croft Foundation | 1 May
4 Artistic Interventions Inspired by LGBTQ Heritage
Heritage Open Days, London | 2 May
Artist Inspiration Days
Battersea Arts Centre | 15 May
Griffin Art Prize
Griffin Gallery, London | 3 Jul
Open Call for Hoarding
Tideway, Putney Embankment Foreshore | 7 May
Gongoozler – Artist Residency
Residency on the Grand Union Canal, Milton Keynes – for visual or performance artists/collectives of emerging national significance. Jul-Nov 2017. Fee: £9,500
The Canal & River Trust | 15 May
London Creative Network Development Programme
Space, Cockpit Arts, Four Corners and Photofusion | 1 May
Writer in Residence
Jerwood Visual Arts | 29 May
12 Artists in Residence to Carry Out Research Work
The Spur, Girona, Palma de Mallorca, Albi, Montpellier, Rome and Bratislava | 31 May
Guest Projects, London | 2 Jun
Artist in Residence
West Dean College, Chichester | 3 Jul
UNIDEE – University of Ideas
Weekly residential modules investigating arts & public sphere mentored by Anastas & Gabri, R Fassone, J Sandoval, D del Pozo, G&M De Serio, A Faravelli, E Malatesta, A Paci, Assemble, R Lowe.
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, IT | 7 May/3 Nov
Engine and Grain Bursary
The New Art Gallery Walsall & New Art West Midlands | 15 May
The Elephant Trust
The Elephant Trust, London | 12 Jun
Two Bursaries for Artists and/or Arts Workers from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds
The Live Art Development Agency, London | 5 Jun
3-Phase, A Major Exhibition Opportunity for Early-Career Artists
Artists are invited to submit applications showing ambition, compelling ideas and a commitment to developing an outstanding art practice for the second edition of 3-Phase.
Jerwood Visual Arts; Eastside Projects; WORKPLACE Gateshead | 8 May
Two Open Calls for Artists and Curators
CUE Art Foundation, New York | 12 May
Proposals for Pop-up Performances
Venice Agendas, Turner Contemporary, Margate & Folkestone Triennial | 12 May
One Week Research Residency and Summative Exhibition
A is for Apple, England | 15 May
Proposals for Moving Image Installations
Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Hawick | 21 May
Open Call for Artists' Moving Image and Other Work
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival | 1 Jun
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