Kerry James Marshall Untitled (Underpainting) 2018
Check It Out
Kerry James Marshall interviewed by Larne Abse Gogarty
Alabama-born, Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall believes that you have to work with the history you start out with before you can change it, but first you need to know everything you can about everything.
In a democratic sense, there is a notion of equality and fairness which sets the bar as if we should all be interested in the same things for the same kind of reasons, but that’s just not realistic. So because I don’t have another art history to begin from, I begin from what was introduced to me when I started out. That’s all I have.
‘Monochromatic Light’ installation view with artworks by Anna Appleby, Palazzo Ducale, Sassuolo, 2005
The role of the collector is too often confused with that of the investor, argues Mark Prince
Taking a cue from the collector Count Panza and artists Sol LeWitt, Jorge Pardo and Lawrence Weiner, in the face of the ever-growing investment market for contemporary art, is it possible for artists to have a healthier relationship with the market?
I can’t think of a more generous rebuttal of the kind of contemporary art which sells itself on the basis of its disapproval of commerce than Jorge Pardo’s experimental promiscuousness with the world of the collector.
From the Back Catalogue
The Contract Seth Siegelaub interviewed by John Slyce Part 2
Not in My Name
Last month’s so-called People’s Vote march drew an impressive 670,000 campaigners to the streets of London, but then the 2003 Stop the War march boasted a larger attendence yet it didn’t stop the bombs from falling only a month later. So if mass demonstrations don’t work, isn’t it time that Parliament took some responsibility for the mess, and the breaching by Brexiters of campaign financing laws (not to mention outside interference in the process itself), by voiding the referendum result?
One of the unforeseen legacies of referendums is that, unlike elections, they create wounds that don’t heal; whereas it is possible to change governments every five years or so through the ballot, a referendum sticks.
The Natural History Museum faces protests over a reception for the Saudi Arabian embassy in the wake of the reported assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi; the British Museum launches a series of talks attempting to counter alternative histories presented by Alice Procter’s Uncomfortable Art Tours; international museum curators continue to be sacked or resign in controversial circumstances; BBZ London protest the work of Luke Willis Thompson at the Turner Prize; plus the latest news on galleries, appointments, prizes and more.
Lucy Beech Reproductive Exile 2018
The Hull-born, Berlin-based artist blends documentary and fiction in films which explore all-women contexts from funeral care to fertility tourism.
The film Cannibals lays bare how feminist demands for equality and autonomy in economic and social life are currently marketed as personal lifestyle choices that enmesh individual dis-ease in a cycle of reward and punishment.
Tania Bruguera Article 11 2018
on show at Manifesta 12 in Palermo
Manifesta 12: The Planetary Garden – Cultivating Coexistence
various venues, Palermo
Taus Makhacheva: Baida
narrative projects, London
Raqs Media Collective: Not Yet At Ease
Liquid Crystal Display
Site Gallery, Sheffield
Tania Kovats: Troubled Waters
Knock Knock: Humour in Contemporary Art
South London Gallery, London
Amy Sillman: Landline
Camden Arts Centre, London
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Jerwood Space, London
Visions in the Nunnery
Nunnery Gallery, London
Marcia Farquhar: Difficuλt
CGP London: The Gallery and Dilston Grove
Dan Graham: Rock ’n’ Roll
Rodney Graham: Central Questions of Philosophy
Lisson Gallery, London
Edgar Reitz and Ula Stockl Tales of the Dumpster Kid 1971
Berwick Film and Media Art Festival
Across diverse offerings, the pleasure of the programming at BFMAF lies in its embrace of the feral and the heretical, the intimate and the insurrectionary.
It is clear that the London Film Festival doesn’t fully know the considerable value Experimenta represents, and it seems to dangle by a thread.
Regeneration Songs: Sounds of Investment and Loss from East London
Although the book has a ‘Fighting Back’ section, it’s limited in what it actually proposes.
Donald Rodney Psalms 1997
The Atlantic Project
After the Future
It is a shame that Donald Rodney’s earlier piece Visceral Canker, 1990, a radical critique of Britain’s first slave trader and celebrated plymouthian, John Hawkins, went unmentioned considering its local connection.
opening of KLA ART 18 – audience member views part of Timothy Wandulu’s 2018 video Modern Intellects
Letter from Kampala
Bobi Wine hopes to replace the current autocratic president Yoweri Museveni and, as the self-proclaimed ‘ghetto president’, he has galvanised a disenfranchised younger generation. Around 77% of Uganda’s population is under 30 and there is a call for imminent and much-needed change.
V-A-C Foundation’s development of the GES-2 building
Letter from Moscow
Moscow’s cultural institutions are excavating and augmenting their collections to tell a more expansive account of Russia’s 20th-century history, one that, as with the Tretyakov and the Muzeon Park of Arts, includes socialist realist as well as avant-garde and ‘unofficial’ art like Ilya Kabakov’s.
Joram Schon Over the top – (AMG - SLS - SMG - SUV -$ -boSS) – Rest in peace + 2018
Letter from Berlin
Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe
In an adjacent hanger and outside the disused terminal is a more clearly controversial and troubling architecture of impermanence, the refugee camp where asylum seekers arriving in Berlin have been housed on a rotating basis since 2015.
Steirischer Herbst: Our Little Fascisms
Skye Arundhati Thomas
The bin, shaped like the recycling bins that urge us to throw in old clothes or used batteries, asks for old Nazi memorabilia instead.
Ways of Working
Love & Money
There has been an unprecedented amount of media coverage of Banksy’s shredding of Girl with Balloon, 2006, since the incident took place at Sotheby’s London’s evening sale of contemporary art on 5 October 2018. But none of this has addressed a central issue: artists’ rights after there has been a transfer of ownership.
This month's highlights include:
- Uriel Orlow performance Grand Union 6.00pm Thu 8 Nov
- Seminar on artist-run spaces Eastside Projects 10.30am Fri 9 Nov
- Steven Claydon talk Reading International 6.00pm Wed 28 Nov
The updated events and exhibitions calendar can be viewed online.
Art Monthly's exhibition listings can be viewed online.
Michael O’Pray Prize 2018
Read the winning entry online now
Bank – Basement – Becker
Adam Hines-Green on the expression of horror through both fiction and reality in the LA video art of Julie Becker
The Michael O’Pray Prize is a Film and Video Umbrella initiative, in partnership with Art Monthly. Supported by University of East London and Arts Council England.
The Producers Part II
New Positions on Curating
Tuesday 4 December 5.15pm
Sally Tallant, director, Liverpool Biennial
Mirjam Varadinis, curator for contemporary art, Kunsthaus Zürich, and Creative Mediator, Manifesta 12
This series of public discussions devised by Newcastle University and Art Monthly brings together curators, writers and artists to examine how current exhibition-making strategies have responded to significant changes in the art world. The talks will address issues such as: the fallout of an increasingly globalised art world; the growing significance of the role of collectors; the reshaping of public-sector art economies and the ways in which the development of new technologies has redefined how artworks are made, understood and disseminated.
Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University
Price: Free entry
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Front of House Supervisor
A full-time, 12 month fixed term contract, starting January 2019. An entry level job for graduates wishing to pursue a career in non-profit contemporary visual arts.
Gasworks | 19 Nov
Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
CFCCA, Manchester | 2 Nov
Arts Council England, London, Birmingham & Manchester | 4 Nov
The Edge, University of Bath | 11 Nov
Press and Archive Internship
Thomas Dane Gallery, London | 11 Nov
Head of Programme (Engagement and Learning)
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton | 12 Nov
Development and Research Assistant
SPACE, London | 12 Nov
Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire | 15 Nov
Apiary Studios, London | 15 Nov
Community Projects Producer
New Art Exchange, Nottingham | 15 Nov
Exhibition Programme Manager
DKUK, London | 16 Nov
Yorkshire Sculpture Park | 17 Nov
Film and Video Umbrella, London | 19 Nov
Pilar Corrias, London | 20 Nov
Glynn Vivian, Swansea | 23 Nov
Sharjah Performing Arts Academy, Sharjah, UAE | 25 Nov
Lecturer in Contemporary Art, Sculpture
Australian National University, Canberra | 2 Dec
Professor of Art History and Curatorship
Australian National University, Canberra | 2 Dec
Assistant Arts Professor (New Media and Photography)
New York University, USA | 1 Dec
Two artists will each receive £10,000, access to a £5,000 production fund to create new works for a national touring exhibition, along with mentoring support.
Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Photoworks | 5pm 5 Nov
Arte Laguna Prize
Arte Laguna | 27 Nov
FLAMIN Productions | 3 Dec
Write for Art Worlds
Art Quest | Rolling
Archives Research Residency
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York | 2 Nov
Block 336 & Finnish Institute, London | 12 Nov
SVA Art Practice, New York City | 26 Nov
Stuart Hall Library Residency
Iniva & Stuart Hall Library, London | 30 Nov
Digital Media Residencies
European Media Artists in Residence Exchange | 3 Dec
London Borough of Culture 2019 Residency
Waltham Forest, London | 7 Dec
Henry L and Natalie E Freund Teaching Fellowship
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University, USA | 18 Jan 2019
Stockton Arts Centre | Rolling
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant
Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong | 18 Nov
The Rome Scholarship 2019
The Royal Society of British Artists, London | 31 Jan 2019
Step Beyond Travel Grants
European Cultural Foundation | Rolling
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants
Pollock-Krasner Foundation | Rolling
Studio Open Call for London-Based artist
Gasworks is looking for a London-based artist to take up tenancy in one of its studio spaces and join its community of artists. Lease period: 5 years, from January 2019.
Gasworks | 21 Nov
Call for Sculptural Works: Play
Air Gallery, Altrincham | 1 Nov
Sculpture in the City
London | 16 Nov
Call for Digital Art
Electronic Language International Festival | 30 Nov
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