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  • Artists may be used to suffering – but coronavirus has taken it to extremes | Bidisha

    Artists may be used to suffering – but coronavirus has taken it to extremes | Bidisha
    Creativity does not offer any magic protection from the economic consequences of the pandemic – but we have to put health first
    I know artists are meant to suffer for their art and die alone in a garret, but this is ridiculous. Cinemas are open, but numbers are drastically down. Theatres and live venues teeter on the edge, balancing health risks and financial risks, trying to plan against possible lockdowns and impossible-to-predict futures. An email from a contact at a major gallery last
  • 'A blood-spattered thrill ride into vengeance' – Artemisia review

    'A blood-spattered thrill ride into vengeance' – Artemisia review
    National Gallery, London
    Artemisia Gentileschi took revenge on her rapist – and the chaotic battlefield of her life – through shockingly violent works. This magnificent show finally secures her reputation as one of the greatsThis revolutionary exhibition of the work of a forgotten genius is like being on a film set, with the actors right in your face, and the lights revealing who they really are deep down inside. Bodies rush towards you out of the canvas, anguished faces, huge hands,
  • UK's sea view photography competition 2020 — in pictures

    UK's sea view photography competition 2020 — in pictures
    National maritime charity Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society have revealed the best pictures from their eighth annual photography competition, showcasing images relating to the UK’s historic relationship with the sea.This year, the charity has launched a £1m Covid response fund to provide support for working maritime professionals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic Continue reading...
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  • Bruce Nauman: 'Jasper Johns poured me a few bourbons – and my legs gave way'

    Bruce Nauman: 'Jasper Johns poured me a few bourbons – and my legs gave way'
    He is a titan of the artworld whose work can be savage, prescient or slapstick. Ahead of a major show, the US artist looks back on studio stunts and liquid lunches with legendsBruce Nauman is telling me a story from his childhood. “I had a friend in high school who was a little bit of a loner,” says the artist, speaking by phone from New York. “If someone hit him with a snowball when we were walking to school, he wouldn’t just throw a snowball back, he’d attack. He&
  • Country diary: art imitates nature to reveal the delicate beauty of moths

    Country diary: art imitates nature to reveal the delicate beauty of moths
    Kestle Barton, Helston, Cornwall: Sarah Gillespie’s print exhibition captures the mystery of moths and on the day of our visit we are graced by a live specimen of spectacular colours It is intriguing that moths are one of the few animal groups to trigger a recognised psychological anxiety, “mottephobia”. It is surely a reflection of our deep-seated diurnal biases that we visit all manner of affections upon butterflies but withhold them from their nocturnal relatives. Working on
  • Judy Hillman obituary

    Judy Hillman obituary
    My younger sister, Judy Hillman, who has died aged 85 following a heart attack, was a journalist and polymath – and one-time Guardian reporter.Born and brought up in Seaford, East Sussex, she was the daughter of Rex Hillman, a solicitor, and Beryl (nee Martin), a PE teacher, During the second world war Judy and I were evacuated to Ottawa in 1940. Enjoying the freedom of Canada, we spent long summers in Quebec at a cabin in Larrimac, swimming in the Gatineau river with winters marked by ska
  • Philip Guston's KKK images force us to stare evil in the face – we need art like this | Aindrea Emelife

    Philip Guston's KKK images force us to stare evil in the face – we need art like this | Aindrea Emelife
    Postponing Guston’s provocative touring exhibition may avoid short-term discomfort, but it’s a profoundly patronising moveWhat would it be like to be evil? Philip Guston invites us to reason this in a provocative set of paintings of the Ku Klux Klan from the 1960s. “They are self-portraits,” said the white, Jewish artist. “I perceive myself as being behind the hood.”Philip Guston Now, a touring exhibition that was set to open at National Gallery of Art Washing
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  • Fund civic museums to help reawaken English city centres, bosses urge

    Fund civic museums to help reawaken English city centres, bosses urge
    Museum leaders call for extension of culture recovery fund and extra funding for councilsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of civic museums in towns and cities across England are in a state of high jeopardy and some may never reopen without government action, museum leaders have said.They say organisations face an existential threat at a time when they could be playing a pivotal role in “reawakening and reimagining” town and city centres. Cont
  • Elijah Pierce: the woodcarver who grappled with civil rights and racism

    Elijah Pierce: the woodcarver who grappled with civil rights and racism
    A new exhibition celebrates the work of an American artist who used wood to tell a visual history of a country filled with injustice and inequalityIn 1974, American artist Elijah Pierce sat in his barber shop carving out a wooden figure as he told a documentary film-maker: “Your life is a book and every day is a page, you’re writing your fate as you go along.”For Pierce, every day was a piece of wood. Wood that he would carve into artworks with a pocketknife. From the White Hou
  • Creative Learning Coordinator (Drama specialist) x 2 posts 24hrs / Grimm & Co / Yorkshire

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  • Nalini Malani review – animation chamber is a sensory assault

    Nalini Malani review – animation chamber is a sensory assault
    Whitechapel Gallery, London
    Flickering iPad animations flood the senses with themes of nationalism, contagion and violence, alongside the timely words of great thinkersStepping into Nalini Malani’s Can You Hear Me? is uncomfortably like invading someone’s busy mind. Fast-moving images, flickering texts and a whispering soundtrack come at you from all sides. Around Whitechapel’s brick-walled gallery, nine projectors cycle through 88 short animations on disjointed loops. Texts ev
  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition review – as if the pandemic never happened

    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition review – as if the pandemic never happened
    Royal Academy, London
    Amid a sea of tasteful landscapes, only the BLM room and apocalyptic works by Tracey Emin and Anselm Kiefer are in tune with our troubled timesFor some reason I expected a sense of urgency. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has been directly hit by the pandemic – delayed until they’ve had to scribble “Winter” over its traditional title. The Academy itself is facing such financial chaos as a result of this year’s revenue loss it says it will h
  • Vincent Namatjira’s ‘cheeky revenge’: the Archibald prize winner’s past work – in pictures

    Vincent Namatjira’s ‘cheeky revenge’: the Archibald prize winner’s past work – in pictures
    Last Friday, Vincent Namatjira became the first Indigenous artist to win Australia’s prestigious Archibald prize, for his portrait of footballer Adam Goodes. For many Australians, this was an introduction to the Western Aranda artist who now lives in the remote community of Indulkana, in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) region in the north-west of South Australia. But the artist, a descendent of renowned painter Albert Namatjira, has been growing in renown in the art world o
  • Ancient sculpture put up for auction in UK to be returned to Iraq

    Ancient sculpture put up for auction in UK to be returned to Iraq
    Archaelogists say the Sumerian plaque dating from around 2400BC may have been lootedAn ancient sculpture is to be returned to Iraq after it was secretly smuggled out of the country and offered for sale in the UK – only to be seized by the Metropolitan police.The previously unknown Sumerian temple plaque – dating from about 2400BC – is being repatriated with the help of the British Museum, which first tipped off the police after spotting its planned sale in 2019. Continue readin
  • Tantra: From Enlightenment to Revolution review – shock and awe

    Tantra: From Enlightenment to Revolution review – shock and awe
    British Museum, London
    Ecstasy, passion and violence: the sacred power of female sexuality shapeshifts down the centuries in tantra’s unexpectedly radical philosophy There is a statue in this staggering show of the tantric god Bhairava, famous for his rages. Wild hair flows in rivulets from his carved granite face and his smile is alarmingly fanged. One of his four hands holds a noose, and another – now missing – used to brandish the skull of the creator god Brahma, which he ha
  • Rebel US artist puts black lives in the Renaissance frame

    Rebel US artist puts black lives in the Renaissance frame
    A new exhibition by African-American painter Titus Kaphar challenges its audience to see pictures in a new way – by literally adding black faces In his painting for the cover of the June edition of Time magazine, published in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, American artist Titus Kaphar portrayed the pain of the grieving African-American mother.Eyes closed, a black woman in a pose evocative of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus, holds an outline where her child should be. The pai
  • Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea exhibition postponed due to Covid restrictions

    Sydney's Sculpture by the Sea exhibition postponed due to Covid restrictions
    Organisers say social distancing can’t be maintained along 2km coastal path from Bondi to TamaramaFollow the live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email
    Sydney’s popular Sculpture by the Sea exhibition has been postponed, with organisers concerned about proximity of attendees during the Covid-19 pandemic.The 2km trail of art along Sydney’s eastern beaches and clifftops has become an annual fixtu
  • Painting daily life at the dry cleaners – in pictures

    Painting daily life at the dry cleaners – in pictures
    The Five Dresses series by Canadian painter Caitlyn Murphy shows the same dresses at dry cleaners in her home city of Toronto. “The paintings catalogue handwritten slips, garment bags, clothes hangers and assembly lines. The dresses are the constant, allowing the viewer to thread together a narrative.” Does she have a favourite dress? “It’s hard to choose because they all represent different periods in my life. The blue and white seersucker dress was a fun challenge to pa
  • FREE Mental Health Workshops: Positive Practical Guide / Pursued By A Dragon TC x Dr Parvinder Shergill / London / Online

    A series of four workshops regarding mental health and theatre.
    Friday 2nd October | 3PM | ZOOM
    Join emerging Pursued By A Dragon Theatre Company in collaboration with award winning NHS...
  • Decision To Delay Guston Show Divides The Art World

    “What those who criticize this decision do not understand is that in the past few months the context in the U.S. has fundamentally, profoundly changed on issues of incendiary and toxic racist imagery in art, regardless of the virtue or intention of the artist who created it.” – The New York Times
  • Emergency 2020 - Call for proposals / ha…b/Word of Warning & Contact / North West

    Emergency
    A live, socially-distanced walkthrough event for durational and/or looping live art and contemporary performance.
    On Sat 21 November, the 21st Emergency will take place in its seventh...
  • Is Restoration Versus Opportunity A False Choice For The Arts?

    “One of the things we’re learning in the Covid-19 era is that is that community is not defined only by proximity, or space. It’s defined by interest, and I think a lot about the music that we have in our repertoire and the music that should be more a part of the traditional canon of our repertoire.” – Medium
  • Hybrid Theatre – Virtual And In Person

    “The Institute for Counterfeit Memory” cannily employs the devices it provides to bring you back to the feeling of being in a room with other spectators, even as it reminds you that you are alone. Its ministrations so impressed me that when I turned over the final cue card instructing me to applaud, I actually did. – Washington Post
  • IFAI – Director of Development

    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas (Festival) celebrates and builds community, engages with vital issues, and promotes the arts. Each year, the Festival highlights the City of New Haven’s diverse and culturally rich community with events featuring world-class artists, thinkers, and leaders. Its additional programs include the annual Visionary Leadership Award and educational opportunities like the High School Fellows Program. The Festival was established in 1996 by Anne Calabre
  • Artistic Director – Magic Theatre

    Magic Theatre invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its next Artistic Director. With a history of advocating for important playwriting voices – Shepard, Fugard, Cruz, Solis – among many others, The Magic’s impact goes beyond the San Francisco Bay Area, with many dozens of its productions moving to other important theatres across the country. The Magic has impressive longevity and artistic accomplishments.Since its founding in 1967 by visionary John Lion,
  • Blockbuster Philip Guston Show Postponed Over Concerns About KKK Imagery

    On Monday, the National Gallery quietly posted a joint statement signed by directors of all four museums set to host the show: Kaywin Feldman (National Gallery), Frances Morris (Tate Modern), Matthew Teitelbaum (MFA Boston), and Gary Tinterow (MFA Houston). The statement said the exhibition was being pushed “until a time at which we think that the powerful message of social and racial justice that is at the center of Philip Guston’s work can be more clearly interpreted.” &ndas
  • Our Consumption Of Music Is Largely Virtual Right Now. Is This A Threat?

    “Are these experiences an authentic way of experiencing live music? Or do they indicate a transition towards a dystopian cultural milieu? In this scenario, we might end up losing sight of the multi-sensory and collective aspects of live music and experience it instead alone at home through a VR headset or a similar technological device.” – The Conversation
  • How Zoning Laws Change The Course Of Cities

    How? Michael Kimmelman takes a tour of 42nd Street in New York City to understand how the street became what it is. – The New York Times
  • A Sculpture Park For Art From Burning Man

    No, not all the art on the Playa goes up in flames. In fact, Burners face a real problem: how do they get these enormous sculptures out of the Black Rock Desert and what do they do with them afterward? Now one longtime Burner has provided an option in the desert just outside Las Vegas: Area15, where artworks from the festival are put on display and offered for sale. – Artnet

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