Unit London just launched Platform, an online exhibitions programme highlighting urgent socio-political issues. Participating artists create new works engaging with a political, cultural or social issue that they feel close to. In alignment with the core social principle of the programme, 10% of sales proceeds from each exhibition will benefit a charity nominated by the artist and/or curator.
Culture& have released a Black Lives Matter Charter for the UK heritage sector they have called on their partners and the wider arts and heritage sectors to make clear their position on Black Lives Matter by committing to make the following changes in order to decolonise their relationship with the UK Black community and their workforce, collections and programmes
10 Questions from Isolation- This week’s guest is Huma Kabakci, independent Curator and Founding Director of Open Space. Kabakci completed an MA in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, as well as a curatorial fellowship at the 2018 Liverpool Biennial
The lastest online exhibition at the artist-run gallery, 81 Leonard Gallery features new works by Méïr Srebriansky. ‘Age of Resin’ is a survey of the artist’s work in a new medium.
Art Night returns this year for it’s fourth run in Walthamstow and King’s Cross. This year differs to the last in that Walthamstow was awarded the first London Borough of Culture. The festival shall run on Saturday 22nd of June, starting around 7pm and finishing around 3am.
From next week, I will start a new column for FAD exploring the shared space between food and art. This article is an introduction to this research. Called FOOD ART, it will explore the intersections, collaborations, and engagements between the two cultural spheres.
Videogames speak culture with ever increasing fluency, but cultural policy doesn’t speak much videogame (yet)
Antony Gormley sculptures lurk under the promenade, Richard Woods invades town with huts for second-homers, while Bob and Roberta Smith treats local kids to art lessons. An eye-catching battle is raging at the Kent seaside between rich and poor, social decay and civic pride
His subversive drawings ridiculed authority figures and inspired the look of Freddie Mercury and the Village People. A new film tells the story of Touko Laaksonen’s rise to become Europe’s kinkiest art export
An exhibit by controversial artist Dana Schultz, accused of profiting from black pain, has led to anger, the latest in an increasingly long line of art world protests
A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum examines the history of racial persecution in the US while steering clear of explicit violence
Via concept art and sketches, we look at how developer Arkane envisaged one of the most visually spectacular games of the year
The rock star Alice Cooper has found an Andy Warhol masterpiece that could be worth millions “rolled up in a tube” in a storage locker.
Tate Modern, London
Civil rights meet aesthetics in this riveting survey of 20 crucial years of black American art and struggle
Tate Modern, London
Searing artistic responses to the agony of America’s racial struggle sit alongside powerful abstracts by forgotten artists. This compelling show puts the battle for civil rights in a brutal, brilliant new light
A range of alternative galleries have sprung up in the city, creating micro-museums that offer unique experiences not found in ‘white-walled galleries’
She put the shooting of her boyfriend on Facebook live. Now artist Luke Willis Thompson has turned Diamond Reynolds into a different kind of screen star
Austrian artist, whose bloody installation for Dark Mofo has sparked protests and controversy, says he has never been interested in provocation
Print from 1963 based on photo-booth image of artist obsessed with cult of celebrity to be sold at auction for first time
Four years ago, Portugal’s capital felt like a ‘city on its knees’. Now it is being touted as hip, cheap and innovative. But is the socialist government failing Lisbon’s poor in its rush to revitalise?