Lynn Hershman Leeson First Person Plural, the Electronic Diaries of Lynn Hershman 1984-96
Lynn Hershman Leeson interviewed by Isobel Harbison
The San Francisco-based artist discusses constructing fictional identities and bots, DNA archiving, surveillance and dodgy software.
Dante Hotel lasted about ten months. It was a performance named after the host hotel, which was easier to produce at the time than exhibitions at museums and galleries, which in those days did not show women artists at all. This is why, during this same period – the 1960s and 1970s – I invented three art critics to review my work, which is how I got a gallery in the first place.
‘Harald Szeemann: Museum of Obsessions’ installation view Kunsthalle Bern
Andrew Hunt asks what was curatorial theory
At a time when museums and galleries, under threat from budgetary cuts, staff shortages and scandal, are becoming curatorially conservative, is it time curators explored different modes and models of curating?
Yet this isn’t a time for mourning: we might view current anxieties around employment, finances and the sustainability of institutions, alongside an outdated ‘meta-theory’ of curating, as ashes on which to build other ideologies.
Donald Trump’s choice of presidential desk – the Resolute desk, fashioned from a Victorian British Navy ship – perhaps plays to his ego, having been made famous by JFK. But, despite its name, wasn’t the original ship marooned in Arctic ice and eventually abandoned?
In many ways the furnishings of the iconic oval office are a good indicator of the state of relations between the UK and the US.
Hope to Nope
Artists pull their work from the Design Museum’s show of political art after the institution hosts an event for the arms trade; Banu Cennetoglu’s The List is vandalised twice at the Liverpool Biennale; the Cuban government decrees that all non-official cultural activities will be banned from December; the al-Meshal Foundation cultural centre in Gaza is destroyed by Israeli air strikes; Galerie Kleindienst in Germany drops artist Axel Krause after he expresses anti-immigration views on social media; the National Gallery is accused of unfair dismissal by its long-term gallery educators; plus the latest news on galleries, appointments, prizes and more.
EJ Hill Excellentia, Mollitia, Victoria 2018
part of ‘Made in LA’ at the Hammer Museum
Somewhere in Between
Ellen Mara De Wachter
2nd Yinchuan Biennale: Starting from the Desert
Andrew J Stooke
Edinburgh Art Festival
10th Liverpool Biennial: Beautiful world, where are you?
Made in LA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
The Everyday Political
Playbour: Work, Pleasure, Survival
A Woman’s Place
Knole House, Sevenoaks
Morag Keil: Here We Go Again
Project Native Informant, London
Phil Collins: Can’t Do Right for Doing Wrong
Akram Zaatari: The Script
New Art Exchange, Nottingham
Lucy Skaer: The Green Man
Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night • Soon All This Will Be Picturesque Ruins
Whitney Museum of American Art New York • PPOW Gallery
Rodeo • Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center • MIET
Maria Fusco: Eczema!
This peculiar work sought to read eczema as an inscriptive malady that could be scrutinised and made legible, interpreted as a distracting epidermal script through anecdote and analogy to the act of writing itself.
Artists in the City: SPACE in ’68 and beyond
Against the odds, SPACE’s set-up has proven to be a viable model for studio provision, one that has inspired others nationally (SPACEX, Acme Housing) and internationally (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, PS1), and the organisation continues to advocate the wider benefits to society of artists working in the city.
Chris Dercon told a story of private museums and collections in terms of ruins and what is left behind.
Experimenter Curators’ Hub 2018, Kolkata
Skye Arundhati Thomas
The failure of the public institution is merely a symptom of the failure of the democratic state.
Luiz Roque Descriptive Geometry 2012
Letter from São Paulo
‘It is complicated to live here,’ says a young black man interviewed on camera about living in the south zone of the city, ‘black people are the first suspects.’
Katrina Neiburga Pickled Long Cucumbers 2018
Letter from Riga
At a Crossroads
Hairpin bends in political history were ruminated on throughout ‘Everthing Was Forever, Until It Was No More’.
Twitter thread by STEVE JXSEPH noting the apparent plagiarism by Juergen Teller of work by Mickalene Thomas
Style, Content and Plagiarism
Courts look at whether specific and overall visual content of the original copyright-protected work has been borrowed, and not whether the style of the original copyright-protected work has been used.
This month's highlights include:
- Japanese Experimental Film from the 1960s Camden Arts Centre 7.00pm Wed 12 Sep
- Jo Applin and Phyllida Barlow in conversation Jupiter Artland 2.00pm Sat 22 Sep
- Grace A Williams in conversation with curator Zoë Lippett The New Art Gallery Walsall 2.00pm Sat 22 Sep
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SPACE, London | 3 Sep
Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art, Gateshead | 3 Sep
Acceptance in Lieu and Cultural Gifts Schemes
Arts Council England, London | 3 Sep
Battersea Arts Centre, London | 3 Sep
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Arts Catalyst, London | 4 Sep
Casual Events Assistant
The Hepworth Wakefield | 5 Sep
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool | 5 Sep
Serpentine Galleries, London | 7 Sep
Newport Street Gallery, London | 7 Sep
Visual Arts Learning Producer
Hull Culture & Leisure | 7 Sep
Schools & Colleges Manager
The Hepworth Wakefield | 10 Sep
Head of Programmes
Liverpool Biennial | 10 Sep
Live Art Development Agency, London | 10 Sep
NN Contemporary, Northampton | 10 Sep
Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West | 13 Sep
William Morris Gallery, London | 14 Sep
Hull Culture & Leisure | 14 Sep
Chair of the Board
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester | 17 Sep
Artist Representative to the Board of Directors & Trustees
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester | 17 Sep
Curator – Maternity cover
V&A, Dundee | 17 Sep
Trusts and Foundations Manager
Barbican Centre, London | 17 Sep
Barakat Gallery, London | 20 Sep
Community Arts North West | 20 Sep
Administrative Officer for Research Project
Goldsmiths, University of London | 3 Oct
Call for New Board Members
Grand Union, Birmingham | 5 Oct
Public Art Commission
Loughborough University | 5 Sep
International Awards for Art Criticism
Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum & RCA, London | 23 Sep
Write for Art Worlds
Art Quest | Rolling
6-8 Week Residency
Chongqing, China | 5 Sep
Graduate Studio Scheme
Lewisham Art House, London | 9 Sep
Speech – Artist Commission and Residency
Bow Arts, London | 9 Sep
Over 50 Placements
Artists Access to Art Colleges, UK | 21 Sep
Artist Development Bursaries
LCB Depot, Leicester | 3 Sep
Step Beyond Travel Grants
European Cultural Foundation | Rolling
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants
Pollock-Krasner Foundation | Rolling
Open Call for Artists
Middlesbrough Art Weekender | 5 Sep
Artist Call Out – Thinking Queer: Audre Lorde
The Marlborough Theatre & Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton | 14 Sep
Edge of an Era: Archive – Call for proposals
Live Art Development Agency, London | 17 Sep
Jerwood Makers Open
Jerwood Visual Arts | 24 Sep
YICCA Art Contest
HDLU Pavillion, Prsten Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia | 25 Sep
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