Pallant House Gallery has announced a unique response to creativity during the coronavirus pandemic. The Gallery has commissioned a model art gallery that will feature original miniature artworks from over 30 leading contemporary British artists
I’m not sure one could claim that the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (12 June – 19 Aug) is now cool. But in its 250th anniversary year it is no longer so uncool that it is simply ignored. Instead, it is ripe for being subverted.
Internationally acclaimed artists Francis Alÿs, Jeremy Deller, Robert Gober, Antony Gormley, Roni Horn, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Taryn Simon, Wolfgang Tillmans and Rachel Whiteread are among the 37 artists who have given works to create a major new fund ARTISTS FOR ARTANGEL.
Rack ‘em up: British Contemporary Editions, 1990 – 2000 focusses on editions produced by the so-called YBA generation of artists. The survey, the first of its kind ever staged, brings together works by all of the leading figures of the period, including Keith Coventry, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas and Gavin Turk, and seeks to capture the irreverent and exuberant flavour of the era.
Many artists have experimented with painting and drawing machines: Jean Tinguely, Rebecca Horn, Richard Jackson and Angela Bulloch come to mind. On the other hand, Robert Rauschenberg’s ‘Erased de Kooning’ is a seminal piece of hard manual labour.
Saints are more often associated with traditional sacred art than with contemporary work, but Michael Landy, current Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist in residence at the National Gallery, has been inspired to revisit the subject for this exhibition.
Decapitations, tooth-pullings, chargrillings … the lurid deaths of saints in paintings were what caught Michael Landy’s eye when he took over as artist-in-residence at the National Gallery. Charlotte Higgins visits his studio to play with his mechanised martyrs
The importance of the print in British art couldn’t be better illustrated than it is today when some of the most significant contemporary painters and sculptors, are also the most exciting printmakers.
The Save the Arts campaign is organised by the London branch of the Turning Point Network, a national consortium of over 2,000 arts organisations and artists dedicated to working together and finding new ways to support the arts in the UK.