John Akomfrah wins Artes Mundi 7

British artist John Akomfrah has been chosen from a shortlist of 6 of the world’s most important artists to win the UK’s leading prize for international contemporary art, Artes Mundi 7. Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, announced John Akomfrah as the winner of the biennial award, with a prize sum of … Continue reading John Akomfrah wins Artes Mundi 7

Maria Balshaw appointed Tate Director

MARIA BALSHAW APPOINTED NEW DIRECTOR OF TATE Tate has announced that Maria Balshaw, currently Director of the Whitworth (University of Manchester) and Manchester City Galleries, and Director of Culture for Manchester City Council, has been appointed the new Director of Tate.  The appointment by the gallery’s Board of Trustees has been approved by the Prime Minister, … Continue reading Maria Balshaw appointed Tate Director

Representing the Calais ‘Jungle’

A tour and book launch with photographer and activist Gideon Mendel. Part of his exhibition Dzhangal, an alternative view of the Calais ‘Jungle’. The event will begin with a guided tour led by the artist in conversation with art historians Christine Eyene and Dominique Malaquais. Mendel will reflect on the challenges and sensitivities faced in conducting … Continue reading Representing the Calais ‘Jungle’

Holding Space

OPEN CALL Holding Space – Associate Artists Programme Deadline 19 January 2017 Holding Space is a one-year programme of research and support for eight UK based artists.  Working with curatorial fellow Teresa Cisneros, the group will meet for a series of seminars in London and visit cultural organisations across the UK and Europe including documenta 14. … Continue reading Holding Space

Radouan Zeghidour: Jian

French artist Radouan Zeghidour presents his first solo show in England at Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery with pieces exploring an archaeology of forgetting. Zeghidour's works are composed of memory, fragment and monument, through sculptures that are at once forbidden discoveries and fragmented rememberings of past places. Zeghidour said: “The title for the exhibition comes from … Continue reading Radouan Zeghidour: Jian

Newsletter: January 2017

Welcome to first newsletter of the year! We begin 2017 with a new website and a very British artistic diary starting with Dzhangal at Autograph ABP, an exhibition by London-based South African photographer Gideon Mendel who created an installation using objects he gathered during visits to the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais. Displayed at … Continue reading Newsletter: January 2017

Lubaina Himid: Navigation Charts

Lubaina Himid (b. 1954, Zanzibar, lives and works in Preston) works in painting, drawing, installation and printmaking. A member of the Black Arts Movement of the 1980s, her work is politically critical, tackling questions of race, gender and class. This exhibition draws together paintings and installations from the late 1990s to the present day to … Continue reading Lubaina Himid: Navigation Charts