Carey Young Palais de Justice 2017
Carey Young interviewed by Maria Walsh
The London-based artist talks about law as an artistic medium, asks who has the power to define others, and gives tips on how to avoid security guards.
Could art expose the edges of law or a point where law seems to break down? I’m not a lawbreaker necessarily, but I’m interested in its margins and gaps.
Bas Jan Ader In search of the miraculous (One night in Los Angeles) 1973
Mark Prince explores ideas of space and place in art
Citing works by Lawrence Weiner, Bas Jan Ader and Marcel Broodthaers, and by painters Rene Daniëls and Raoul de Keyser, Prince maps the distances between history and geography, language and image, the real and the virtual.
Given the old antagonism between painting and Conceptual Art, it still needs pointing out that – unlike photography, film and the digital arts – they are the two ‘media’ best equipped to hold signs, visual and linguistic, at a critical remove, while keeping them in play.
Tom James and Alex Hartley The Clearing 2017
DIY • DIWO • DIA
Louise Ashcroft celebrates artists taking back control in precarious times
Recent political and economic turmoil has left the art sector straitened, but some artists see this as an opportunity to develop original approaches based on collaboration and support, forming new organisations from alternative art schools to community interest companies – it’s time to do it yourself, do it with others, do it anyway.
Many of today’s artist projects go a step further than the Occupy movement’s deconstruction of traditional politics with achievable, localised goals that respect artists’ responsibility to ‘keep it complex’.
From the Back Catalogue
Group Practice Paul O’Neill on the collective alternative to the romantic cliché of the lone artist, curator and critic
Issues around access, representation and authority are to the fore today across old, new and social media, as illustrated by Carey Young’s focus on female judges in her recent film Palais de Justice. But while progress on such issues may be more visible in today’s networked world, this same hyperconnectivity also makes it painfully clear just how much further there is to go.
‘And the best thing about Alexa is that unlike my wife she doesn’t answer back.’ A slave bot that echoes her master’s voice, what’s not to like?
Jerwood Gallery in Hastings has been ordered to return 300 artworks to the Jerwood Foundation after a row over funding; Arnolfini in Bristol is to be a subsidiary of the University of the West of England; Lincoln’s Usher Gallery could lose its artworks and become a wedding venue; Hertfordshire County Council is auctioning 160 paintings from its collection; new research shows that only 3% of artists earn enough from their art to live comfortably and a third earn less than £1,000 per year; plus the latest news on galleries, appointments, prizes and more.
Susan Hiller 1940-2019
Jonas Mekas 1922-2019
Robert Ryman 1930-2019
Daria Martin Tonight the World 2019
on show at Barbican
We are the people. Who are you?
Edel Assanti, London
Patricia L Boyd: Inter-
Ghislaine Leung: CONSTITUTION
Chisenhale Gallery, London
Christopher Kulendran Thomas: New Eelam – Bristol
Spike Island, Bristol
Mark Fell: The Concept of Time is Intrinsically Incoherent
Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
Jack West: Last Man Standing
Daria Martin: Tonight the World
Eastside Projects, Birmingham
IMT Gallery, London
Ravioli Me Away: View from Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis
Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
Morag Keil: Moarg Kiel
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Larne Abse Gogarty
various venues, London
Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-AlienatedLife
Josephine Berry: Art and (Bare) Life – A Biopolitical Inquiry
Josephine berry ends her book on a resolute, if not quite optimistic, note. She insists that, in the face of its seeming total subsumption, autonomous art’s ‘wish for what is not willed, for errancy’ must still push forward.
Jared Pappas-Kelley: Solvent Form – Art and Destruction
Jared pappas-kelley enlists destruction – through fire, theft, disappearance or design – as a critical reagent showing up previously hard-to- discern, internal or ‘solvent’ characteristics of all artworks.
Circa Projects & Giles Bailey: Festival of the Not
Truly an exemplar for equable, non-hierarchical models of organising and programming, the star and shadow is proof of the viability of those models in the face of the ‘no alternative’ imposed by dominant structures; the ‘not’ here rather an ‘or’.
Suzanne Lacy Code 33: Emergency, Clear the Air! 1999
Letter from Houston
Houston doesn’t exactly have the contemporary arts pilgrimage kudos of New York or LA, but the pioneer space cowboy metaphor of discovery is a powerful one, if it can be directed towards open and ethical curiosity.
These two instances of bringing the past to bear on current issues emphasised the idea that while technology advances, it is the ways that people relate to and behave towards each other that dominate its application.
The new rules will correct longstanding weaknesses and flaws in EU copyright laws and their enforcement – across borders – by ‘content creators’ (including visual artists, film directors, musicians, composers and writers) whose works have been economically exploited by global online platforms without appropriate permission from, or fair payment to, originators.
This month's highlights include:
- Daria Martin and Laura Mulvey in conversation Barbican 7.00pm Thu 7 Mar
- Essex Book Festival: A Walk Through Canvey Wick with David Blandy Focal Point Gallery 2.00pm Sat 16 Mar
- Ravioli Me Away performance Wysing Arts Centre 6.00pm Sat 30 Mar
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 26 March 5.15pm
Katerina Gregos, curator of the inaugural Riga Biennale
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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- 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.
- Nov: Alex Fletcher, George Vasey & Maria Walsh discuss Manifesta 12, the art scene in Kampala and the work of video artist Lucy Beech.
A senior position at the UK’s leading festival for new cinema and artists’ moving image.
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival | 28 Mar
Programme Director MA in Art Logistics
Sotheby’s, London | 8 Mar
Director of Public Programmes
Cubitt, London | 10 Mar
Southbank Centre, London | 10 Mar
Head of Development
Modern Art Oxford | 11 Mar
Hauser & Wirth, London | 15 Mar
Lecturer in Fine Art
De Montfort University, Leicester | 18 Mar
Curator: Talks & Events
Photographer’s Gallery, London | 18 Mar
Lecturer in History of Art
Courtauld Institute of Art, London | 24 Mar
Barbican Centre & Iniva, London | 25 Mar
New Creatives – Call for 500 artists aged 18-30
BBC & Arts Council England | 10 Mar
STARTS Prize 2019
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria | 1 Mar
Elysian Residences: Public Art Competition
Elysian Residences, London | 15 Mar
Public Art Commission
Reading University | 22 Mar
Mark Tanner Sculpture Award
Standpoint, London | 31 Mar
New Technological Art Award
Ghent, Belgium | 31 Mar
Open Contemporary Young Artist Award
The Biscuit Factory Gallery, Newcastle | 31 Mar
International competition for artists
YICCA, Italy | 3 Apr
Jerwood/FVU Awards 2020: Hindsight
Jerwood Arts & 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
Write for Art Worlds
Artquest, London | Rolling
Constellations — Artist development programme
UP Projects & Flat Time House, London | 3 Mar
Artists’ Residencies Programme
Elan Valley, Wales | 29 Mar
Nottingham Contemporary | 31 Mar
Stockton Arts Centre | Rolling
Black Artists Development Programme
Slate & HOME, Manchester | Rolling
London Borough of Culture Fellowship Funding
Waltham Forest, London | 4 Mar
Jerwood Arts, London | 4 Mar
British School at Rome Scholarships
British School at Rome | 8 Mar
Step Beyond Travel Grants
European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Rolling
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants
Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, USA | Rolling
Call for Entries
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival | 5 Apr
Open 21 – Call for submissions
MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales | 4 Mar
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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