Petra Bauer & SCOT-PEP Workers! 2018
Petra Bauer and Molly Smith of Scot-Pep interviewed by Lauren Houlton
The Swedish artist and Scottish collective representative discuss collaboration, sex as work and the impacts of criminalisation.
For SCOT-PEP sex work is work. It is a material matter. It’s what sex workers do to survive. So we decided to make a film that made working conditions central without question. Sex work is work. Let’s begin there.
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Carlos Motta ‘Shapes of Freedom’ installation view
Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia 2017-18
Can performance art still be transgressive asks Bryony White
A range of new studies revisiting the history of performance art seek to define the limits of the art form, but perhaps its lack of definition is its strength.
On Instagram, Catherine Wood, Tate curator of international performance and contemporary art, had her post of Carolee Schneemann deleted from the Facebook-owned network. From heralded feminist icon to a contravention of decency, such a marked difference in reception reminds us of the troubled legibility of performance art’s visibility, and that radicality and extremity are always susceptible to circumstance.
Frank Bowling South America Squared 1967
Decolonising the Curriculum
Art history lags behind other disciplines in incorporating art by black and ethnic minorities argues Richard Hylton
Museums, curators, critics and theorists have done much to address the imbalance of representation in the art world but this is not yet reflected in the teaching of art history.
Post-colonial discourse in its many forms, though equally important, remains largely marginalised if non-existent across the course offerings of many art history departments in the UK.
Call & Response
Morgan Quaintance takes issue with the political claims made in Stephanie Bailey’s article ‘Athens: Future Past’.
From the Other Side
Stephanie Bailey responds
From the Back Catalogue
The Art Right Larne Abse Gogarty charts the rise of the right in art
Fire and Brimstone
What is it about fundamentalism that gives rise to astonishing double standards, such as Brunei’s recent pleading for the UN’s tolerance over the Asian state’s decision to stone to death those it finds ‘guilty’ of gay or adulterous sex?
Jeremy Hunt met with Erywan Yusof, Brunei’s second minister of foreign affairs, and was assured that prosecutions for gay sex were ‘unlikely’ and would not be made against ‘non-muslims’. So that’s all right then.
Prosperity and Austerity
The arts and culture sector has overtaken agriculture in its contributions to the UK economy, returning more than twice as much to the Treasury than it receives in funding; more major cultural institutions turn their backs on the Sackler Trust over its links with the opiate industry; the British Museum continues to accept funds from the tobacco industry; MoMA PS1 settles with a curator after it withdrew an job offer once it discovered she had had a baby; plus the latest news on galleries, appointments, prizes and more.
Birgit Jurgenssen Shoe Roulade 1977
on show at GAMeC, Bergamo
Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber
The Lie of the Land
MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
The NewBridge Project : Gateshead
Mike Nelson: The Asset Strippers
Tate Britain, London
Allan Sekula: Photography, A Wonderfully Inadequate Medium
Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Barby Asante: Declaration of Independence
Ella S Mills
Haegue Yang: Tracing Movement
South London Gallery
Frith Street Gallery, London
How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s
Goldsmiths CCA, London
Birgit Jürgenssen: I am
Anne Imhof Sex 2019
Anne Imhof: Sex
Larne Abse Gogarty
The problem with Sex and I guess this is what the sugar attempts to acknowledge, is that once inside the Tate, techno, whips, drug paraphernalia and headbanging lose any minute vestige of subversion they may still have.
Danielle Child: Working Aesthetics – Labour, Art and Capitalism
Danielle Child’s book resonates most compellingly when it moves to analyse the nature of art work (that is, the labour of art) in the contemporary moment.
Richard Billingham Ray & Liz 2018
Richard Billingham: Ray & Liz
Wisely, Richard Billingham and cinematographer Daniel Landin have regenerated Billingham’s memories in an entirely different aesthetic to Ray’s a Laugh.
Ho Rui An Student Bodies 2018
Letter from Singapore
PAP and Feng Shui
If Singapore is a country that is vying to be the polished westernised nexus to Southeast Asian arts and culture, it is one that often feels at cross-purposes with the controlling gahmen – Singaporean slang for government.
Amanda Heng Let’s Chat 2019
Letter from Manila
Carlos Quijon Jr
To think about regions is to invoke a vaster world that unsettles inveterate nationalisms, opening up the national to often errant identifications with the Southeast Asian, the colonial, the modern or postmodern.
Afterlife of Photographs
Beyond the market, photographs can be important resources for artists, publishers, archivists and historians, film and programme makers, website designers and owners, museum and gallery curators and exhibition organisers. Legitimate use of such images can be fraught with difficulties for those who are not owners of copyright in them.
This month's highlights include:
- Art Curation or Art Censorship: Who chooses what we see and how we see it? The Levinsky Gallery 6.00pm Fri 3 May
- Lines of Sight: WG Sebald’s East Anglia curator tour Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery 2.30pm Tue 14 May
- Haegue Yang talk with curator Yung Ma South London Gallery 7.00pm Wed 15 May
The updated events and exhibitions calendar can be viewed online.
Art Monthly's exhibition listings can be viewed online.
The Producers Part II
New Positions on Curating
Tuesday 29 October 5.15pm
Katerina Gregos, curator of the inaugural Riga Biennale
Mirjam Varinidis, curator at Zurich Kunsthalle
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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University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester | 3 May
Learning Manager: Schools and Projects
The Hepworth Wakefield | 7 May
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead | 7 May
Freelance Gallery Technician
De La Warr Pavilion | 10 May
Assistant Manager, Development
Contemporary Art Society, London | 10 May
Eden Arts, Penrith | 12 May
Forma Arts, London | 15 May
Iniva, London | 19 May
Friction Arts, Birmingham | 31 May
Call for artists: Young Masters Art Prize 2019
Contemporary artists working in any medium and from anywhere in the world are invited to apply for this major international art prize.
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery | 31 May
The Lumen Prize for art & technology
Lumen Art Projects, Brecon, Wales | 3 May
John Ruskin Prize
The Big Draw, London | 12 May
Wells Art Contemporary | 15 May
Sunny Art Prize
Sunny Art Centre, London | 30 Jun
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize
Trinity Buoy Wharf, London | 26 Jun
Mayor of London’s Culture for all Londoners | 1 Mar 2020
Write for Art Worlds
Art Quest | Rolling
Photographer’s Gallery, London | 7 May
City Fellows Artist Fellowship
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol | 26 May
Pacitti Company Think Tank Residencies
The Think Tank, Pacitti Company, Ipswich | Jul 16 2020
Stockton Arts Centre | Rolling
Assembly Documentary Development Lab
University College London | 3 May
Artists’ Collecting Society Studio Prize
Artists’ Collecting Society | 3 May
UK-China Connections through Culture
British Council | 5 May
The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize | 21 May
Jerwood New Work Fund
Jerwood Arts | 3 Jun
Development Programme Fund
Jerwood Arts | 3 Jun
Time to Stare Bursary
B&R Productions | 7 Jun
Small Grants Scheme: In the Making
Mayor of London, Old Oak & Park Royal | 1 Dec 2020
Step Beyond Travel Grants
European Cultural Foundation | Rolling
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants
Pollock-Krasner Foundation | Rolling
Open Call for OUTPOST Members’ Show 2019
All OUTPOST members are entitled to submit details and documentation of their practice to the OUTPOST Members’ Archive. This year, to celebrate 15 years of OUTPOST, the Members’ Show selector is past exhibiting artist, Jessica Warboys.
OUTPOST, Norwich | 2 Jun
Open Call for Photography Based Projects
UnderExposed, Brighton | 6 May
Tactical Magic Open Call
TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, Ireland | 6 May
Art Licks Weekend: Interdependence
Art Licks, London | 13 May
Made/Unmade Open Call
Derby Quad | 19 May
Submissions: Send opportunities to [email protected]
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