New art writing, new art thinking, new artist opportunities – Art Monthly newsletter
Art Monthly cover  

Jul-Aug 2018


New Issue
Special Offer

July-August Issue

artwork image

Banu Cennetoglu The List 2011


The List

Banu Cennetoglu interviewed by Alexander Massouras

The Istanbul-based artist discusses the politics of memory, the importance of visibility and the impossibility of representation.

The List can be in their life at least for a limited period of time – on the street, while waiting for the bus or with the morning coffee reading the morning paper. I refused to put it in art spaces. I wanted the interaction to be as un-negotiated an encounter as possible, but within a negotiated space – public spaces such as billboards, transport networks, newspapers.
artwork image

Oreet Ashery Revisiting Genesis 2016


Health v Wealth

In the face of increasing privatisation in the UK Giulia Smith discusses the politics of health

Drawing on examples by artists and activists from Ilona Sagar and Johanna Hedva to Oreet Ashery, Simone Leigh and Alice Brooke, she looks at alternative practices and approaches to health issues.

There is no reason to disagree with the rationale, cited on ACE's website, that 'good health and wellbeing are reliant on all kinds of factors, not just physical, but also psychological and social', meaning that art has a big role to play in the wellbeing of communities. What is disturbing, however, is that artists and cultural institutions are being encouraged to step in where the state is withdrawing.

Art Monthly cover  

From the Back Catalogue
Foreign Bodies Francis Frascina on Brexit, the body and the workings of the state



Floating Ideas

London's bodies of water have long played host to interventions by artists of various stripes, but Christo and Jean-Claude's Mastaba – docked in Hyde Park's Serpentine lake – should be considered an object lesson, not in form, but in artistic independence from state or other interference.

'I devised a giant copper ball which could be placed in the river, and which would rise and fall with the tide like the plumbing in a toilet.'


Other Follies

Michael Hampton responds to Lara Eggleton's feature on artists' architectural follies, and Lara Eggleton replies.

sponsored link



Glasgow Déjà Vu

Glasgow School of Art has suffered a second devastating fire in four years; annual figures for arts GCSE registrations reveal an accelerating decline; the UK government is to use the remnants of its Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund for an instrumentalist social-investment fund for creative projects; the EU plans to increase its arts funding; plus the latest news on galleries, appointments, prizes and more.

artwork image

Tony Cokes Black Celebration 1988
part of the 10th Berlin Biennale


Martha Rosler and Hito Steyerl: War Games

Stephanie Schwartz

10th Berlin Biennale: We Don't Need Another Hero

Chris Clarke

Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood

Virginia Whiles

At Altitude

Paul Carey-Kent

Whitstable Biennale: Swimming Home

Ellen Mara De Wachter

Danielle Dean and Jeanine Oleson: Landed

Lauren Velvick

Meriem Bennani: Siham & Hafida

Dan Ward

Eve Fowler: what a slight. what a sound. what a universal shudder.

Catherine Spencer

Received Dissent: An American Mail Art Project

David Briers

Jennet Thomas: Animal Condensed >> Animal Expanded

Maria Walsh

Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty

Mark Prince

Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World

David Trigg


artwork image

Rolf Thissen Warum Katzen? (Why Cats?) 1969


Oberhausen: Leaving the Cinema

Adam Pugh

The artist dismembers a cat arduously using what appears to be a bread knife with apparent glee; the programme was as tough as it gets, though still marginally more tolerable than having to sit through a Wes Anderson film.


artwork image

Babette Mangolte What Maisie Knew 1975


Babette Mangolte: How to Look…

Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe

Film creates the image of movement by manufacturing stillness. Clearly and immediately in How to Look… The still and moving image are in tension and conversation.


artwork image

Daria Martin A Hunger Artist 2017


Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist

Lara Eggleton

Daria Martin likens the hunger artist's self- objectification to the narcissistic posturing that characterises social media, with photographs sold alongside his performances that emphasise his emaciation and suffering.


Artists' Books

Wolfgang Tillmans: What Is Different?

Elinor Morgan

It feels like an attempt to understand, a gathering of perspectives for the future, during an important and complicated moment.



London Art Worlds: Mobile, Contingent, and Ephemeral Networks 1960-1980

Jennifer Thatcher

The essays of this book are careful to avoid falling into the nostalgia trap of the so-called Swinging Sixties.


artwork image

Alp Esin Bucket and Stick 2015

Letter from Istanbul


Vassilios Doupas

It strikes me as a paradox that banks, which are deeply embedded in the mechanisms of power and the reproduction of hegemonic structures, should be the main supporters of culture.


artwork image

Karel Koplimets Case No13 Waiting for the Ship of Empties 2017

Letter from Helsinki


Rob La Frenais

In an unusual move, the private foundations are also seeding the currently underdeveloped commercial art market in Helsinki.


artwork image

People's Friendship Arch

Letter from Kiev

The Wall

Phoebe Blatton

Its restoration illuminates a revolving system of commission, construction and vandalism within the Soviet era that operated according to changing political agendas, as with anywhere, and that obviously continues.


Ways of Working


Henry Lydiate

An obvious possibility for the use of blockchain technology is the documention of unassailable records of provenance of ownership, which raises key question as to whether there are wider and more profound applications of blockchain technology in the art world.




This month's highlights include:

  • Haegue Yang talk Tate Liverpool 1.00pm Sat 14 Jul
  • Jenny Holzer in conversation with Frances Morris Tate Modern 6.30pm Mon 16 Jul
  • Selected: New film and video works selected by Jarman Award nominees Spike Island 6.30pm Thu 26 Jul

The updated events and exhibitions calendar can be viewed online.


Exhibition Listings

Art Monthly's exhibition listings can be viewed online.


Art Monthly Talk Show

Art Monthly Audio

On the Radio

Art Monthly hosts a talk show to discuss the current issue at 8pm on the second Monday of each month on Resonance 104.4 FM.

Next broadcast: 8pm Monday 9 July

On iTunes

The Art Monthly Talk Show is available as a podcast on iTunes – subscribe for free automatic downloads.


Audio recordings are available in the Events section of the Art Monthly website:

Recent additions:

  • Jun: Ashiya Eastwood, Daniel Neofetu & Maria Walsh discuss the promotion of Forensic Architecture within the art world and its implications for political art, Taryn Simon's 'An Occupation of Loss', and Groundwork in Cornwall. Presented by Matt Hale.
  • May: Edward C Ball, Isobel Harbison & Taylor Le Melle discuss Joan Jonas at Tate Modern, Sophia Al-Maria at Project Native Informant and the art scene in Paris. Presented by Chris McCormack
  • Apr: Dave Beech discusses the idea that the robot is to visions of the future what the genius was to the industrial age. Presented by Matt Hale.




Arts Manager

The Koestler Trust, London | 3 Jul

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

University of West England, Bristol | 4 Jul

Sessional Tutor – Art

HMP Northumberland | 5 Jul

Associate Artist

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes | 6 Jul

Online Curator

MK Gallery, Milton Keynes | 6 Jul

Senior Lecturer in Art

University of Edinburgh | 6 Jul

Assistant Technical Manager

Gulbenkian, Canterbury | 15 Jul

Artistic Director & CEO

NN Contemporary, Northampton | 30 Jul


Call for entries – Visions of Science Art Prize 2018

Submissions are invited that reflect, capture or depict modern day scientific phenomena. Major exhibition this autumn for selected entries and 1st prize £4,000
Andrew Brownsword Gallery
The Edge, University of Bath
| 15 Jul


International Awards for Art Criticism

Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum & RCA, London | 23 Sep

Write for Art Worlds

Art Quest | Rolling


Crate Curatorial Open

Research, test and create a new curatorial project using our project space in October/November. £1,000 artist's fee, production and travel budget and support from Crate.
Crate, Margate | 18 Jul


Community Studios Programme

Cubitt, London | 4 Jul

Artist Residency

The Vestibules, Artspace Lifespace, Bristol | 6 Jul

The Double Negative Fellowship

The Double Negative, Liverpool | 8 Jul

Refiguring the Feminist Future – Web Residencies

Solitude & ZKM | 23 Jul

ARC Getaways

Stockton Arts Centre | Rolling


Curatorial Practice Award 2018

Film & Video Umbrella | 23 Jul

Developing your Creative Practice

Arts Council England | 16 Aug

Step Beyond Travel Grants

European Cultural Foundation | Rolling

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

Pollock-Krasner Foundation | Rolling


Jerwood Makers Open 2019

Five artists will be selected through this national open call and each receive £8,000 to create new works for a national touring exhibition.
Jerwood Visual Arts | 5pm 24 Sep


Video Art Open Call

Site Gallery, Sheffield | 10 Jul

Art Licks Weekend 2018: Peripheries

Art Licks, London | 16 Jul

Submissions Open

Norwich Film Festival | 18 Jul

Submissions for A4-2D Publication

Set, London | 10 Jul

Members' Show

Outpost, Norwich | 22 Jul

Artist Film Festival

The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London | 5 Aug

Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica Magazine | 31 Aug

Submissions: Send opportunities to [email protected]


Get Art Monthly

Free sample back issue available online.

Subscribe Now

UK Direct Debit Special Offer: save £10
UK Individual annual subscription: £39 print / £49 print + digital
UK Concession annual subscription: £33 print / £43 print + digital

Standard annual subscription rates:
UK Individual: £49 print / £59 print + digital
UK Concession: £39 print / £49 print + digital
UK Institution: £59 print

Europe Individual: £62 print / £72 print + digital
Europe Concession: £49 print / £59 print + digital
Europe Institution: £79 print

North America Individual: $89 print / $99 print + digital
North America Concession: $79 print / $89 print + digital
North America Institution: $109 print

Rest of World Individual: £79 print / £89 print + digital
Rest of World Student: £69 print / £79 print + digital
Rest of World Institution: £89 print

Digital-only subscription:
Individual, all regions – 3 months: £12
Individual, all regions – Annual: £39
Institutional, all regions – Annual: £150
Digital-only subscriptions are available through Exact Editions.

Subscribe online:
By email: [email protected]
Call: +44 (0)20 7240 0389


Reach Art Monthly's Audience

Advertise in this newsletter, on the website and in the magazine.
Rates start at only £150.

More info:

Contact: Matt Hale or Mark Lewis
E: [email protected]
T: +44 (0)20 7240 0389

About this Newsletter

sponsored link

sponsored links