Magazine Redesign Launch
Saturday 7 September from 2pm. All welcome.
Art Monthly is celebrating the launch of its redesign by Fraser Muggeridge Studio at Shamiyaana, Rasheed Araeen’s new restaurant and art space.
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Kathrin Bohm, I don’t want to make another project, 2019
Kathrin Bohm interviewed by Ellen Mara De Wachter
The German-born, London-based artist who founded her own drinks company discusses developing a practice independent of institutions and the market, and the art of subverting the everyday.
I often choose formats that are recognisable as everyday structures, whether that is a drinks company or a school or a shop. That has to do with placing my work as a cultural practitioner on the same level as everybody else’s cultural production, but it also means that by practising those everyday models it becomes obvious, through practice, how you can subvert and change them.
From the Back Catalogue
A-Z Andrea Zittel interviewed by Alex Coles
Vipin Dhanurdharan’s community kitchen project, Kochi-Muziris Biennial, 2019
Decolonising the Canon
Virginia Whiles advocates an interdisciplinary approach to deconstructing the racist canon underlying western art-historical curricula
The evidence for the prosecution of a colonialist mindset lies in two charges: first, ‘attainment gaps affecting international students and students of colour’ and, second, ‘the under recruitment of students and staff of colour and the discrimination faced by those who enter the institution’.
Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Haus, 1987
Mark Prince explores the fictive nature of nationalist concepts about home and the sense of place
If critical distance is geographical, it may correspond to that between an individual’s sense of home – a viewpoint shaped by a past to which the individual has only memory’s partial access – and the nativist myth of a ‘homeland’, a transferable ideal. Both are fictions, whether of subjectivity transcending culture or vice-versa.
Carolyn Lazard, Support System (for Park, Tina and Bob), 2016
Giulia Smith discusses the Philadelphia-based artist’s political agenda, which centres on changing the institutional treatment of disability rather than merely representing it.
Traditionally, the art world understands illness through a romantic lens, with the struggling mind-body often seen as the ideal host for the tortured spirit of the genius. Lazard seeks to replace this tired mystique with a more politicised approach.
1976 and All That
The September issue unveils a redesign for the magazine, the logo and layout bringing new ideas about readability and flow to the pages while nodding to the history of the magazine.
With the rise of the right and the erosion of freedoms, including freedom of speech, it is even more important to preserve such a space. The new layout provides an appropriate template, literally removing rules and opening up the spaces of the magazine to allow for the free flow of ideas.
Karsten Schubert Remembered
Karsten Schubert worked closely with Art Monthly, his Ridinghouse press publishing both volumes of Talking Art: Interviews with Artists.
What was so striking about working with Karsten was that once he had committed to a project, he saw it through. Such commitment is rare. He will be much missed.
ACE has published its draft strategy for 2020-30, dropping the word ‘art’ and focusing instead on creativity and culture; chancellor Sajid Javid has triggered a Spending Review examining government departmental spending this month, raising the spectre of cuts to ACE’s budget; the DCMS has a new culture secretary, Nicky Morgan; Birmingham City Council is implementing yet more cuts to its arts budget; artists withdraw from the Aichi Triennale in Japan in a row over censorship; arms manufacturer Warren Kanders finally resigns from the Whitney Museum board after months of protests; the National Portrait Gallery and the British Museum come under more pressure over their links with BP; accessibility campaigners condemn projects by Jeremy Deller and Olafur Eliasson; plus the latest news on galleries, appointments, prizes and more.
Ian Gardner 1944–2019
Peter Hujar, John Heys with Orange Breasts, 1983
on show at the Whitney Biennial
Ljubljana Biennial: Crack Up – Crack Down
Kiss My Genders
Hayward Gallery, London
Modern Institute, Glasgow
New Order: Art, Product, Image 1976–1995
Sprüth Magers, London
Piper Keys, London
Jonathan P Watts
All His Ghosts Must Do My Bidding
Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Liam Fallon: Supersymmetry
Turnpike Gallery, Leigh
Nicky Hirst: Algorithms
Patrick Staff: The Prince of Homburg
Jef Cornelis: TV Works 1960–80s
Goldsmiths CCA, London
Yorkshire Sculpture International
Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Nicholas Brown: Anatomy – The Social Ontology of Art Under Capitalism
The most compelling and convincing argument is in his final chapter, ‘Modernism on TV’, in which Brown explores how the aestheticisation of genre is another strategy necessary for close interpretive analysis of the work of art.
‘Bicycle Thieves’ installation view at Para Site, Hong Kong
Letter from Hong Kong
Be A Free Radical
A neon light installed in one room of ‘Bicycle Thieves’ by Yunyu ‘Ayo’ Shih, in which the phrase ‘I’ll take care of you’ is written in English on one side and Chinese on the other, is fitting. Each script is based on the handwriting of Deng Xiaopeng and Margaret Thatcher – architects of the Basic Law, designed to safeguard Hong Kong’s ‘capitalist system and way of life’ in the 50 years following the 1997 handover.
Art + Museum Transparency
While union-busting is endemic to management in general, the tactic sits particularly uncomfortably in institutions that reap cultural capital from front-facing progressive politics.
Artist’s Resale Right
Sale or Resale?
When is a sale a resale? The distinction and difference can be significant, because artists are not legally entitled to receive resale royalty payments when their works are sold for the first time in the professional art market.
This month's highlights include:
- Wysing Polyphonic Wysing Arts Centre 1.00pm Sat 7 Sep
- George Barber talk and screening TACO! 7.30pm Fri 13 Sep
- Yorkshire Sculpture International Symposium Leeds Beckett University 9.30am Fri 20 Sep
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
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 September
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Audio recordings are available in the Events section of the Art Monthly website: www.artmonthly.co.uk/events
Battersea Arts Centre, London | 3 Sep
Afterall Journal | 5 Sep
Barbican, London | 9 Sep
Paul Hamlyn Foundation, London | 11 Sep
Liverpool Biennial | 11 Sep
Head of Development
Project Art Works, Hastings | 11 Sep
Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture, Hasselt, Belgium | 13 Sep
ACAVA, London | 13 Sep
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts | 15 Sep
Artist Development Coordinator
London Creative Network, SPACE, London | 16 Sep
Learning and Engagement Manager
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham | 27 Sep
Artist Commission for a Scheduled Ancient Monument in Dover
Expressions of interest are invited: West Wing Battery, Fort Burgoyne, Dover. Part of Pioneering Places: East Kent project. Budget £17K
Dover Arts Development (DAD) | 6 Sep
The Coal Prize
COAL, Paris | 9 Sep
Call for Entries
International Awards for Art Criticism | 15 Sep
VIA Arts Prize
The Embassy of Brazil to the UK | 30 Sep
The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize | 12 Nov
Mayor of London’s Culture for all Londoners | 1 Mar 2020
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]
Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada | 4 Sep
Camden Arts Centre, Horniman Museum, London | 30 Sep, 7 Oct
The Other MA (TOMA)
Southend-on-Sea | 30 Sep
Fire Station Residency 2020–25
ACME, London | 30 Sep
Artist in Residence
Kavli Institute for Nanosciences, Delft, Netherlands | 30 Sep
Stockton Arts Centre | Rolling
Jerwood Arts | 9 Sep
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
Sculpture in the City
City of London | 22 Sep
Marseille, France | 25 Sep
Submissions: Send opportunities to [email protected]
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