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Art Monthly 446

High Streets for All?

Matthew Noel-Tod on the instrumentalisation of artists by property developers in a time of crisis

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.

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Exhibition Openings

Newcastle Slow Breath The Newbridge Project opens Wed 19 May
London Nalini Malani Whitechapel Gallery opens Wed 19 May
London Eileen Agar Whitechapel Gallery opens Wed 19 May
London Desde el Salón Whitechapel Gallery opens Wed 19 May
London Jennifer Packer Serpentine Gallery opens Wed 19 May
London James Barnor Serpentine Gallery opens Wed 19 May
Southend-on-Sea Open Call Screening Programme Focal Point Gallery opens Wed 19 May
London Freud and Pandemic Freud Museum opens Wed 19 May
London Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020 South London Gallery opens Wed 19 May
London Art Assassins South London Gallery opens Wed 19 May

Recent Podcasts

Talk Show on Resonance FM

Adam Heardman, Tess Charnley & Saim Demircan

Presented by Chris McCormack

Adam Heardman, Tess Charnley & Saim Demircan on the use of advertising space by artists, the ‘Framework for Resilience’ discussion at Fact and ART CLUB2000 at Artists Space.

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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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From the Back Catalogue

Art Monthly 380

To Boycott or Not to Boycott?

Dave Beech asks the question

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

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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.

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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Artist Print

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Talking Art book

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Interviews with artists since 2007

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Talking Art

Interviews with artists since 1976

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