WHAT'S NEW?

  • 15-06-2018
  • Artforms for the 2019 Fellowships Announced

  • 2019 sees a return to five different categories being awarded. They are;

    Visual Arts
    supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate
    Bringing sculpture, painting, live performance art, installation, printmaking, photography and artists film and video into one, the AF is delighted to announce a new annual award for the Visual Arts.

    Experimental Architecture
    A new category for the Foundation, nominations will be sought from designers, artists and architects who are pushing the boundaries of how we explore, experience and create space. This category aims to highlight experimental practices that explore radical constructions that challenge our conception of space as an interface.

    HIp Hop Dance
    Mirroring the success of productions such as 'Hamilton' the Foundation is pleased to be awarding a Fellowship for HIp Hop Dance incorporating global dance crossovers, the broad range of styles within hip-hop and hip hop dance theatre.

    Poetry
    We can all agree - poetry is going through a 'boom' time with recent sales figures topping any previous statistics in the UK. Some have attributed this to a new generation of innovative poets and also to its ability to find new followers through using social media and video. Exciting times. Watch this space!

    Designer-Makers
    supported by the Clothworkers' Company
    Looking at craftspeople and designers who make their own work for the market, this award represents the first of three awards in the Materials Evolution Series . Social Design and Materials Innovation will feature in year two and three.

    Nominations are secured from experts in each area. The shortlist will be announced in October along with various public events to showcase the shortlist in some categories.

  • 07-06-2018
  • Permindar Kaur exhibiting at ‘Animals & Us’

  • Fri 25 May - Sun 30 Sep 2018
    Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent

    Arts Foundation Fellow Permindar Kaur is showing his work ‘We are All Animals’ (2010) at exhibition ‘Animals & Us'.
    Animals & Us is a major exhibition exploring artists’ reflections on the relationship between humans and other animals.
    At a time when scientists warn that humans may be causing the sixth mass extinction on earth, how do we see and relate to other animals?
    Focusing on contemporary and 20th century artists and including historical artworks and artefacts, Animals & Us explores our lives and encounters with animals, and how these have been reflected in art.
    Animals painted in prehistoric caves were the first subjects of art, reflecting our closeness to them. The artworks in this exhibition explore both our closeness and distance to animals, from our relationships with our pets, to zoos and animals as food.
    Artists are using animal symbolism and creating human-animal hybrids. They are staging animal encounters, investigating animal intelligence, and questioning the human-animal divide.
    Installed across all Turner Contemporary’s first floor galleries, Animals & Us encompasses a wide range of media, from painting and sculpture to video and installation. Drawing on subjects from biology and evolution, to anthropology and technology, it asks questions about how we relate to or differentiate ourselves from other living beings.
    Artists featured: Cory Arcangel, Keith Arnatt, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Beuys, William Burch, Marc Chagall, Marcus Coates, Mark Dion, Charlotte Dumas, Tracey Emin, Barry Flanagan, Laura Ford, Lucian Freud, Henri Gaudier Brzeska, Conradi Gesneri, Laura Gustafsson & Terike Haapoja, Paul Hazelton, Mishka Henner, Candida Höfer, Andy Holden, Marguerite Humeau, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Permindar Kaur, Laura Knight, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, Stephen Melton, Alice Neel, Pablo Picasso, Kananginak Pootoogook, Beatrix Potter, Stephanie Quayle, Paula Rego, Michal Rovner, Khvay Samnang, Roelandt Savery, Raqib Shaw, Ernest Howard Shepard, Maria Sibylla, Shimabuku, Gilbert Soest, George Stubbs, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, JMW Turner
    'From YouTube cats tickling the ivories, to Joseph Beuys trapped with a coyote, to octopus hoarders, this delightful show questions the notion that humans are uniquely gifted creatures' - The Guardian.
    For more info please visit: https://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/animals-us

  • 01-05-2018
  • Ingrid Laubrock's Anti-House 4 at Cafe Oto

  • Tuesday 8 May 2018, 7.30pm, Cafe Oto, London.

    Ingrid Laubrock's Anti-House 4 consists of New York City-based musicians who have all made a huge impact as composers, performers and improvisers in their own right. It’s a cast of innovative performers who are specialized in experimental music and constantly look for fresh avenues to create truly new music.

    The group's quicksilver-like and imaginative blend of strong individual voices with Laubrock's compositions makes for a thrilling listening experience. The compositions straddle the boundaries of improvisation, new music and avant- jazz. Between them, the musicians have performed with Anthony Braxton, Jason Moran, Craig Taborn, Tim Berne, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian and many others.

    For more info please visit https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/ingrid-laubrocks-anti-house-4-day-two/

  • 27-04-2018
  • Evan Ifekoya - Solo Exhibition in London

  • 2017 recipient of the Live Art Award, Evan Ifekoya will be staging her first solo show in London in July this year. Commissioned and produced by Gasworks where Ifekoya has been a studio holder since June 2017, the show will focus on polyvocality and the sculptural potential of sound. The exhibition runs from 5 July to 2 September. Evan's recent works in film, performance and sound explore intimate and co-authored forms of knowledge production and the radical potential of spectacle.
    Recent exhibitions include: Contemporary Arts Centre New Orleans, as part of Prospect 4; Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Plymouth Arts Centre; and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire (all 2017); Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; and Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (both 2016).