Dexter Dalwood Lux 2018
Paintings About Painting
Dexter Dalwood interviewed by Cherry Smyth
The London-based artist discusses non-places and spaces, digitisation and deceleration, disconnection and distance.
I was staring at the back of a headrest: it was an easyJet flight and I saw this little pattern and thought, ‘Is this finally where the black square ends up?’ That whole hard-core project of abstraction boils down to this motif that can be placed anywhere.
Melica Tomic One day, instead of one night, a burst of machine- gun fire will flash, if light cannot come otherwise 2009
Jasmina Tumbas on the pull of nostalgia as both a poison and a cure
In the wake of renewed interest in the former Yugoslavia and its art and architecture, it is time to revisit histories of the country’s resistance and socialist values.
At worst, restorative nostalgia is easily instrumentalised for nationalism, genocide and war. At best, reflective nostalgia can inspire us to form better futures.
From the Back Catalogue
Frontline Caroline Juler reports on art under fire from Belgrade and Sarajevo
The Beggars’ Operas New Greece (the making-of) 2013
Athens: Future Past
Stephanie Bailey argues that from the outset the Athens Biennale has been used to tap into the political zeitgeist
Since the first Athens Biennale in 2007, located in the old parliament and titled ‘DESTROY ATHENS’, to the latest, ‘ANTI-’ in 2018, curators and artists have tackled past and present issues in order to imagine the future.
Greece was a historical subject of ‘crypto-colonialism’ defined by Michael Herzfeld as a ‘curious alchemy’ in which certain countries are ‘compelled to acquire their political independence at the expense of massive economic dependence’.
The (Large Blue) Butterfly Effect
Previously extinct on these shores but recently reintroduced, the Large Blue butterfly’s complex lifecycle offers lessons on mutual dependence and survival in an increasingly hostile culture.
It is easy to draw parallels with the art ecosystem: successive cuts to the arts infrastructure are gradually destroying the cultural environment such that the arts can no longer thrive.
NPG Says No
Under pressure from Nan Goldin’s PAIN pressure group, the National Portrait Gallery turns down a £1m donation from the Sackler Trust; V&A Dundee is under pressure to return the £500,000 it received from the Sackler Trust; major art sponsor UBS is fined €4.5bn for tax fraud; the annual Art Market Report reveals the plight of smaller galleries; the National Gallery loses its employment tribunal against its former education workers; Teesside University’s fine art courses move to MIMA to become the MIMA School of Art; plus the latest news on galleries, appointments, prizes and more.
Okwui Enwezor 1963-2019
Carolee Schneemann 1939-2019
Beth Collar ‘Daddy Issues’ installation view at Dilston Grove
Phoebe Blatton on the difficulty of staying in the room with the work of the Berlin-based artist.
The carved faces were taken by Collar to the MAC cosmetics counter at Debenhams to be made up.
Kader Attia The Repair from Occident to Extra-Occident Cultures 2019
on show at Hayward Gallery
Is This Tomorrow?
Whitechapel Gallery, London
Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion
Hayward Gallery, London
Harry Meadley: But what if we tried?
Reinhard Mucha: Full Take
Spruth Magers, London
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
Lauren Gault: drye eyes
Grand Union, Birmingham
Laure Prouvost: AM-BIG-YOU-US LEGSICON
M HKA, Antwerp
Betty Tompkins: F*ck Paintings, Etc
J Hammond Projects, London
Callum Hill: Crowtrap
David Wojnarowicz: The Waterfront Journals · Weight of the Earth
John Douglas Millar
When reading these two volumes one is again and again struck by the sense that one is reading about a lost or written-over world that cries out to be heard among the rhetorical and actual violence of President Donald Trump’s America
What it Means to Write about Art: Interviews with Critics
With the ever-inflating blogosphere of opinion, many in the art world appear simultaneously unable to take art criticism seriously while also unable to stop taking it seriously. Earnest’s book does us a service in suggesting that criticism, caught in this paradox, does have a future.
Marina Vishmidt: Speculation as a Mode of Production – Forms of Value Subjectivity in Art and Capital
Here, for the first time, the full weight of critical theory – with its characteristic ambition of intellectual scope and relentless exposure of the damage done by calculation, equivalence and abstraction – is brought to bear on art and politics in the age of financialisation.
An exhibition with an audio script by Sarah Demeuse and Wendy Tronrud, as well as a soundtrack by Mario García Torres in collaboration with Sol Oosel
Ellen Mara De Wachter
This pared-down installation is also in keeping with the current transitory state of the institution: Witte de with is part-way through a shift in its identity.
Cauleen Smith Sojourner 2019
International Film Festival Rotterdam
The daunting number of strands, screenings and sidebars generated major festival ‘fomo’, with cinephiles scurrying between an array of theatres, art spaces and events.
This Is No Longer That Place: A Public Discussion
Gurminder Bhambra set out to deconstruct right-wing rhetoric around ‘place’ that was bound up with the Leave campaign’s prioritising of issues of national sovereignty and control over borders.
Photo Kathmandu 2018
Skye Arundhati Thomas
In the absence of formal institutional art spaces in the city (which only has a handful of galleries and museums) something very particular happens that is otherwise rare in the subcontinent: everyone gets along, and the sense of community is strong and deeply moving.
Anna Breckon and Nat Randall Rear view 2018
Letter from Melbourne
A River Runs Through It
Melbourne, I was told, is the most European Australian city. It is not far from Sydney, in what is considered a politically progressive state, Victoria.
This month's highlights include:
- Louise Ashcroft workshop Turf Projects 11.00am Tue 2 Apr
- The Curator’s Workshop CCA 7.00pm Thu 11 Apr
- Why again, and again, and again? Reading group on legacy Site Gallery 11.00am Sat 20 Apr
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 30 April 5.15pm
Bassam El Baroni, assistant professor at Aalto University
Adam Szymczyk, artistic director of Documenta 14
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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- Mar: Louise Ashcroft, Joseph Constable & Daniel Neofetou discuss collaborative models of artistic self-determination from alternative art schools to community interest companies, Ghislaine Leung’s exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery and Josephine Berry’s book ‘Art and (Bare) Life: A Biopolitical Enquiry’.
- Feb: Isobel Harbison, Andrew Hibbard, Dominic Johnson & Chris McCormack discuss the work of Josephine Pryde, Ulay and David Raymond Conroy as well as art, activism and AIDS.
- Dec: Larne Abse Gogarty, Lizzie Homersham, Morgan Quaintance & Jack Smurthwaite discuss Flo Brooks’s show at Project Native Informant, the ‘Before Projection’ exhibition of video sculpture at SculptureCenter, the Bow Gamelan Ensemble presentation at Cooper Gallery and the writing of Mark Fisher.
Book Works seeks experienced & ambitious Co-Director to help lead unique dynamic organisation into next phase of development.
Book Works, London | 15 Apr
Lecturer in Photography
The Sir John Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan University | 2 Apr
Visitor Experience Manager
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead | 3 Apr
Senior Development Manager — Individual Giving
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London | 7 Apr
The Edge, University of Bath | 7 Apr
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France | 10 Apr
Research and Evaluation Consultant
PEER, London | 10 Apr
Programme Manager (Temporary Cover)
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge | 11 Apr
Battersea Arts Centre, London | 15 Apr
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester | 15 Apr
Education Project Manager
Bow Arts, London | 15 Apr
Marketing and Communications Manager
Artangel, London | 22 Apr
University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester | 3 May
International competition for artists
YICCA, Italy | 3 Apr
Jerwood/FVU Awards 2020: Hindsight
Jerwood Arts and FVU Film and Video Umbrella | 8 Apr
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 Awards
Wells Art Contemporary | 15 May
Write for Art Worlds
Art Quest | Rolling
Live/Work Studios in Romney Marsh for Sale
Two barns in secure yard, plus land/orchard (2.4 acres) and outbuildings for sale. Artist owner moving south.
Enquiries: [email protected]
Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge | 3 Apr
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar | 20 Apr
Film London, Arts Council England & The Fenton Arts Trust | 29 Apr
Photographer’s Gallery, London | 6 May
Stockton Arts Centre | Rolling
Black Artists Development Programme
Slate & HOME, Manchester | Rolling
The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize | 21 May
Jerwood New Work Fund
Jerwood Arts | 3 Jun
Time to Stare Bursary
B&R Productions | 7 Jun
Step Beyond Travel Grants
European Cultural Foundation | Rolling
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants
Pollock-Krasner Foundation | Rolling
A Festival of Creative Urban Living — Crossroads Open Call
Submissions are invited to be part of a new biennial Festival uniting the worlds of art, architecture, design and high-tech within the urban context of Milton Keynes.
raumlaborberlin & MK Council | 24 Apr
Call for Entries
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival | 5 Apr
Artwork created in response to a disability-centred theme
Shape Arts, Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, London | 15 Apr
Submissions: Send opportunities to [email protected]
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