“You could argue that artists are almost in a constant state of ‘redundancy’, repetitiously moving from one project to the next in search of new income strands…” Today I was on the panel for the Guardian Culture Professional’s live chat on redundancy in the arts. We examined both sides: those made redundant (how to take the […]Read more "Guardian Live Chat: redundancy in the arts"
Today I attended the most eagerly anticipated exhibition of the year: Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan at the National Gallery, London. Exploring da Vinci’s time in Milan from 1482 to 1499 when he became court painter to the city’s ruler, Ludovico Sforza, the exhibition brings together nine of the twenty or so […]Read more "Leonardo at the National Gallery"
I have published this short report on my talk at ISEA 2011 on AIR: How can share working enhance the lives of individual artists? My talk at ISEA 2011 aimed to explain how AIR is facilitating new dialogue between individuals and organisations, acting as the catalyst for new engagement and discussions that will enhance the working lives of […]Read more "Report from ISEA 2011"
Whilst visiting the Kunst en Zwalm Biennial in Belgium as research for my essay for the festival’s catalogue, I caught up with Jan and Chris from the Caravan Gallery. They discuss their participation in this year’s festival, socially engaged practice and their upcoming project with the Empty Shops Network’s Dan Thompson. My full interview can […]Read more "On the road with the Caravan Gallery"
This month I am reporting on the first public speech by the new culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt. The arts face inevitable cuts – but Mr Hunt has promised to offset them with more lottery money and a major drive to increase philanthropic giving. Mr Hunt said he intends to place an order before Parliament in […]Read more "AIR Podcast May"
Earlier today I visited a superb exhibition at the British Museum. Italian Renaissance Drawings is a unique collaboration between the Uffizi in Florence and the British Museum, charting the increasing importance of drawing during this period. It features works by Leonardo da Vinci, Fra Angelico, Jacopo and Gentile Bellini, Botticelli, Carpaccio, Filippo Lippi, Mantegna, Michelangelo, […]Read more "Italian Renaissance Drawings"
AIR: Artists Interaction and Representation is an appointed company for collective licensing under our partnership arrangement with DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society). Last year DACS paid out almost £3 million to thousands of artists, photographers, illustrators, cartoonists and other visual creators through Payback. DACS pays these royalties to successful claimants in December each year. […]Read more "AIR partnership with DACS"
I just saw an interesting documentary by Adam Curtis entitled A film about how all of us have become Richard Nixon. Have we become a nation of ‘paranoid weirdos’ with journalists fueling the fire through immoral and unethical reporting? The internet allows even faster communication of information with many stories passing from one person to […]Read more "Have we all become paranoid weirdos?"