William Fowler, curator of Artists' Moving Image at the British Film Institute, was invited to China to give a series of talks on the BFI/LUX This is Now touring programme. He tells us more about the trip and about the appetite for artists' moving image in China.
National Theatre Wales (NTW) is looking for up to 13 "adventurous and collaborative" artists for a two-week residency on climate change to kick start fresh artistic responses to the "most urgent issue of our times".
Egin is a partnershup between NTW and Natural Resources Wales with support from the National Trust, British Council Wales and Snowdonia National Park, where the residency will take place. The residency will draw on the landscape, social history of the area and insight from active local communities.
The call-out is for any Welsh or Wales-based artists who are:
“I believe we feel safest when we go inside ourselves and find home, a place where we belong and maybe the only place where we really do”
— Maya Angelou
For his first London Solo Exhibition, Bristol-based artist Thomas Dowdeswell is delving deep into the theme of ‘People who live with their heads in boxes’, inspired by worldwide political events.
Manchester International Festival, taking place 4–21 July 2019, has brought together a lineup of artists from 20 countries for UK and world premiers including Yoko Ono, David Lynch, a collaboration between Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah, and a rave history tour by grime superstar Skepta among many others.
Highlights of the full lineup include:
The Serpentine presents the first UK solo exhibition by the late Swiss visionary artist, healer and researcher Emma Kunz (1892–1963) that will feature over 60 of her rarely seen drawings. The exhibition is conceived with artist Christodoulos Panayiotou.
“Everything happens according to a certain regularity which I sense inside me and which never lets me rest.” Emma Kunz
Hito Steyerl is an artist and filmmaker whose work explores the complexities of the digital world, art, capitalism, and the implications of Artificial Intelligence for society. Her recent artworks cover subjects as diverse as video games, surveillance and art production.
Innovative Sheffield Project will give free event tickets to thousands
Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has been commissioned to craft the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion, described by the designer as "a hill made out of rocks".
The design will be made of slate, a roof that will seem as if it has risen from the ground. Like all Serpentine Pavilion commissions, this will be Ishigami's first work in the UK.