Author: Naila Scargill

Strike Action Looms at Tate and Southbank Centre

Unions fight restructuring plans that will see around 600 jobs axed across both sites as financial fallout from coronavirus pandemic intensifies....

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Barbican Announce First Ever Major Michael Clark Exhibition

Contributions from cult icons of London’s art scene in Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer establish his radical presence in Britain’s cultural history....

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Superblue Experiential Art Centre to Launch This December

The venue is the first of several experiential art centres planned as part of the newly formed company, reflecting an ongoing consumer trend toward experiences....

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Hauser & Wirth Take on Estate of Gustav Metzger

The move marks the first time Metzger, who helped lead a mid-20th-century art movement known as auto-destructive art, has ever been represented by a commercial gallery....

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Salvator Mundi! The Musical

The tale of the world’s most expensive painting is to be turned into a stage-show cross between Hamilton and Willy Wonka in New York in 2022....

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The British Photographic Assignment 2020: COVID-19

Welcoming work for discussion on the global pandemic, photographers can submit imagery that informs people of how the situation has affected their life....

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Van Gogh Detective Discovers Exact Spot of Artist’s Last Work

The location of Tree Roots, painted just hours before his suicide, has been pinpointed after the discovery of an early postcard depicting the same spot....

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Landmark Exhibition Marks 50th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival

Wight Spirit, 1968–70 is comprised of new sculptures by Guy Portelli and a selection of photographs — some never seen before — by the late Charles Everest....

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Arebyte Gallery Announce Collaboration With the National Gallery in Zimbabwe

POWERPLAY foregrounds the digital arts scene in Africa, presenting work by artists who are from or based in Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the UK. ...

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New Series From Pansy Project Creator Explores Symbology of Birds

During lockdown, artist Paul Harfleet refocused his practice to create Birds Can Fly, an exploration of social media, ornithology, fashion, make-up and portraiture....

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Bone Carving of Bird Found in Spoil Heap ‘Oldest Work of Chinese Art’

Professor Zhanyang Li, lead author of the research, called the statue, which is less than an inch long, a “missing link” in the art world....

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‘Forgotten’ Text Brought to Life in First Large-Scale Biblical Art Display Since the Reformation

Enoch: Heaven’s Messenger interprets 12 crucial scenes from an ancient Jewish text that was omitted from both the Christian and Hebrew bibles....

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British Library Acquire Mervyn Peake Visual Archive

The archive will be available for research on completion of cataloguing in 2022, along with an opportunity to see highlights in future British Library exhibitions....

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Researchers Turn to Art for Clues About Changing Fruit and Veg

The duo behind the idea say harvesting such images could help shed light on the shapes and colours fruit and vegetables have taken over the years....

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Arebyte Gallery Announce Browser Plug-In Exhibition

Real-Time Constraints explores a new format that invites critical reflection on the systems and processes we are embedded in all day long....

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Barbican Announce Cinema On Demand

The Barbican's first ever streaming service builds on the current digital content programme from the centre's cinema, creative learning, gallery, music and theatre curatorial teams....

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LEGO Launch Andy Warhol Pop Art Set

A new LEGO® ART set allow adults to recreate Andy Warhol's 1967 print of Marilyn Monroe or reimagine it in three different colours....

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The Golden Age of Spanish Modern Art

Colnaghi, London, present a survey of painting by Spanish artists of the late 19th and 20th centuries....

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Soho House Announce Inaugural Art Prize

The prize winner will receive the funds to realise and present a major solo showcase at Soho Beach House Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach 2020. ...

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Paintings Showing First Gay Kiss in UK Theatre Acquired for the Nation

Leonard Rosoman’s paintings of John Osborne's 1965 play A Patriot for Me shine light on a stage production that was an important chapter in LGBTQ+ history....

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British Art Show 9: List of Artists and New Dates

Hayward Gallery Touring announce the artists for British Art Show 9, now opening in Wolverhampton in March 2021 and touring to Aberdeen, Plymouth and Manchester....

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Petr Davydtchenko Eats Live Bat in Big Pharma Protest

According to a spokesman, the video shows the performance artist eating a bat that was procured from a cave in the south of France....

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Van Gogh and Gauguin Brothel Letter Sells for €210,000

The letter will be part of an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum this October entitled Your Loving Vincent: Van Gogh’s Greatest Letters....

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Radical Black Resistance

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, a new show explores the impact of Angela Davis' visit to East Germany in 1972. ...

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StoryFutures Academy Funds VR Violence

Shola Amoo's new virtual reality work re-contextualises the notion of violence, by examining it through the lens of state oppression against marginalised and subaltern groups....

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Study Suggests Brain Unable to Distinguish Digital Reproduction of an Artwork From the Real Thing

Analysis found the differences in brain activity were insignificant, suggesting the aesthetic experience is not denigrated by being filtered through AR and VR....

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Sadiq Khan to Review “The Diversity of London’s Public Landmarks”

Statues of slavers could be pulled down under the mayor’s new diversity plan, which will include historians as well as arts, council and community leaders. ...

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Unknown Hemingway Story Published for First Time

"Pursuit As Happiness" will be included in a new edition of The Old Man and the Sea, which was originally written in 1951....

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Kraftwerk’s Home Computer Gets Video Makeover

The video incorporates elements previously used by Kraftwerk, including an animation of a computer, taken from the cover image of their classic 1981 album, Computer World....

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Ai Weiwei Creates 10,000 Masks in Aid of Coronavirus Charities

Humanitarian groups will receive income from the artist-activist's artful masks, some of which bear a defiant middle finger....

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