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Issue 474, March 2024

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Nicole Wermers, from the ‘Reclining Female’ series


Invisible Labour

Nicole Wermers interviewed by Ellen Mara De Wachter

I have been interested in different ways of interacting with architecture for a while, and maintaining and cleaning it is the most direct and yet totally underappreciated way to do so.

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Chris Ofili, Requiem, 2023



Morgan Quaintance argues that Chris Ofili’s mural for the victims of Grenfell Tower at Tate Britain was compromised from the start

Chris Ofili’s rendering moves the Grenfell Tower fire out of the realm of the real and places it in the metaphorical zone of allegory, and shifts Khadija Saye from the conscious intentions and actions of her life to that of saintly, one-dimensional martyrdom.

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From the Back Catalogue
Steve McQueen: Grenfell
Elisabetta Fabrizi experiences the memorial film at the Serpentine. First published in 2023, now free online.

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Peter Fischli & David Weiss, How to Work Better, 1991/2023


Levelling Up?

Laura Harris exposes as a sham the government’s plan for a so-called ‘Renaissance’ in the regions

The regional inequalities that continue to scar the UK, and the other social inequalities that deepen them, are, and have always been, in direct opposition to the interests of art in general – that is, art as a vital part of life, rather than a growing part of the economy.

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Dora Budor, Passive Recreation, 2024


Dora Budor

Tom Denman

Dora Budor urges us to attend to the intrusive mechanisms of control – often dressed up as care – ingrained within the built environment, and thereby to outwit such mechanisms that entice our unthinking obedience.

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ACE About Face

ACE’s recent updated guidance to its regularly funded National Portfolio organisations, warning them that political statements could potentially cause ‘reputational risk’ to ACE, was ominous in its vague, open-ended wording which implied that in future the funding of organisations working with artists who engage with political issues could be at risk.

This is dangerous territory for art in general and for art magazines in particular: art magazines are critical by definition, regularly publishing views with which the editorial staff may not agree, which is why most magazines, including Art Monthly, carry a disclaimer.

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ACE Review

Current culture secretary Lucy Frazer has ordered a full review of ACE to decide whether it is fit for purpose; the current home secretary has made it a jailable offence to scale war memorials; a new report details the damaging extent of government cuts to museum and gallery funding; the House of Lords debates the value of the arts; protesters target the British Museum and Tate Modern; cultural figures are forced to resign across Europe; plus the latest on galleries, people, awards and more.


Carl Andre 1935–2024
Michael Archer

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Zayd Menk, 4.3.2…, 2022, ‘New Contemporaries’, Camden Art Centre


When Forms Come Alive: Sixty Years of Restless Sculpture

Penelope Curtis

VALIE EXPORT: Retrospective

Mark Prince

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley: THE REBIRTHING ROOM

Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou

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Agata Madejska: Grand Habitat Horror Vacui

Maria Walsh

Ed Webb-Ingall: A Bedroom for Everyone

Peter Suchin

Jacqueline Poncelet: In the Making

Virginia Whiles

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New Contemporaries

Adam Heardman

Richard Grayson: W.S.I.N.

Will Jennings

Condo London MMXXIV

Paul Carey-Kent

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Andrew Black, On Clogger Lane, 2022


Andrew Black: On Clogger Lane

Chris Townsend

The film contrasts an imagination of communal identity with the alienating effects of modernity on a sparsely populated rural landscape.

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Luke Conroy, Unfolding, 2023


International Film Festival Rotterdam

Rachel Pronger

The resulting video by Luke Conroy is a broad parody of the self-annihilating individualism inherent in the language of self-care; take a moment to breathe deep while the world burns.

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peter campus, from the ‘myoptiks’ series


peter campus: myoptiks

Chris Meigh-Andrews

Despite his choice of medium, peter campus considers himself to be a painter and, insofar as his interest in the control and manipulation of light, colour and composition is central to this recent work, the films are also about movement – the containing, control and manipulation of time and motion.

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Bocar Niang giving a performance in 2023


Letter from Tambacounda

Agnieszka Gratza

The ceremony was a showcase of what the future griot museum could be, if Bocar Niang and his collaborators can succeed in pulling it off.

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Bojan Stojcic, 36 Proposals for A Public Monument, 2023


Letter from Bosnia-Herzegovina

Jon Blackwood

The diasporic longing to return home has brought others back to confront the challenge of maintaining a contemporary art profile from their city of origin.

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Keith Haring in front of his Unfinished Painting, 1989


This Is Not by Me

Henry Lydiate

Completion of works has long been a contentious issue for artists and their estates after death, which statutory moral rights seek to address not only via the integrity right, but also coupled with further rights to claim or deny authorship.

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Nikki Sheth and Shortwave Collective
DIY open-wave receiver workshop, Open School East, Margate

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Xylophobia: Online
22 Apr 2023 – 22 Apr 2024
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  • Feb: Sarah E James discusses cultural censorship of pro-Palestinian voices in the arts and beyond, with the artists Jumana Manna and Larissa Sansour.
  • Dec: Michael Hampton argues that auto-destruction is the default condition of all visual art.
  • Nov: Anna Dezeuze on art and conspiracy theories, Maria Walsh explores the work of Lebanese artist filmmaker Ali Cherri.
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Co-Director (Young People & Programme)

A newly created role to lead Peak Cymru’s work with, and for, Young People (14-30 years) / 3.5 days per week / £28,000 (full-time salary £40,000).
Peak Cymru, Black Mountains, Wales | 5 Mar 5pm


Gallery Assistant Intern

Thomas Dane Gallery, London | 3 Mar

Executive Assistant

Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art Limited | 3 Mar

Development Assistant

Gasworks, London | 3 Mar


Contemporary Art Society, London | 4 Mar

Creative Learning Coordinator

Warwick Arts Centre | 4 Mar


Auto Italia, London | 4 Mar


The Showroom, London | 4 Mar

Assistant Curator (Civic)

Studio Voltaire, London | 4 Mar

Education Curator

Freelands Foundation, London | 4 Mar

Assistant Curator

Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art Limited | 10 Mar

Head of Communications (Maternity Cover)

Freelands Foundation, London | 11 Mar

Learning Assistant

Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art Limited | 17 Mar

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Hackney Showroom, London | 21 Mar

Director of Audiences

HOME, Manchester | 22 Mar


Deptford X | 26 Mar

General Manager

Deptford X | 1 Apr

Director and Tenure-Track Faculty Member in Painting and Printmaking

Yale University | Rolling


Collide Copenhagen Residency

Arts at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark | 1 Mar

Catalyst: Creative Residencies in Cumbria

Catalyst, Cumbria | 3 Mar

Camberwell Space Residency

Camberwell Space | 6 Mar

The Derek Hill Foundation Fellowship

British School at Rome | 15 Mar

Palazzo Monti Residency

Brescia, Italy | Rolling


The Alpine Fellowship Visual Art Prize 2024

The Alpine Fellowship, UK | 1 Mar

This Homeland: Exhibit Your Art in London Hospitals

The Responsa Foundation, London | 13 Apr


Black Artists Grant

Creative Debuts | Rolling

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

Pollock-Krasner Foundation | Rolling

National Lottery Project Grants

Arts Council England | Rolling

Grant Programme

ARTCRY | Rolling

The Digital Artists Grant

The Moniker Foundation, Creative Debuts | Rolling

Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants

Art Fund | Rolling


Open Call for Unique Exhibition Proposals

apexart, New York | 1 Mar

Locust Projects 2024 Digital Commissions

Locust Projects | 3 Mar

National Festival of Making: Festival Commission

The National Festival of Making | 4 Mar


Artquest One-to-One

Artquest | Rolling



Interfaces Monthly

Barbican & The Trampery | Rolling

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