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Resist & Protest: Atelier Populaire – Poster Art Workshop, Ort Gallery – 28 July 2018

From the Paris of May ’68 to the Prague Spring the year 2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, a year that is synonymous with resistance and protest. The uprisings of Paris 1968 were notable for extremely fine examples of polemical poster art. The Atelier Populaire, run by artists and art students, occupied the École des Beaux-Arts in … Continue reading

Michael Pinsky: The City Speaks. HULL2017. 3 February – 31 December 2017

Michael Pinsky’s The City Speaks, is a commission for HULL 2017. A steel lectern located on the quayside of Humber Dock offers a platform for members of the public to broadcast their thoughts and feelings. A hidden microphone captures their words and sends them to a data processing cloud which transcribes their phases into a scrolling dot-matrix … Continue reading

Rodney Graham – L’Infinito – Vendemmia d’Artista – Ornellaia 2011

Canadian artist Rodney Graham created wine labels and a book of poems to interpret L’Infinito – The Infinity, for the 2014 Vendemmia d’Artista art project, The sixth in an annual programme of commissions by the Ornellaia winery at Bolghieri on the Tuscan coast in Italy merging art and oenology. Rodney Graham was invited to reflect on the … Continue reading

Yinka Shonibare MBE: The British Library. HOUSE 2014 and Brighton Festival. 3-26 May 2014

Yinka Shonibare MBE’s site-specific installation The British Library identifies the artist’s role to capture the contemporary zeitgeist relating to moral transformation in society. In particular, the work explores the idea of immigration within British culture and considers notions of territory and place, cultural identity, displacement and refuge. The work makes visible the cultural influences of colonisation and the complexity of … Continue reading

The Bothy Project, Scotland

The Bothy Project (TBP) is a network of small-scale, off-grid art residency spaces in distinct and diverse locations around Scotland. Their objective is to create platforms for artists to journey and explore the peculiarities of Scotland’s history, mythology, landscape and people. These platforms will be established through the creation of purpose built bespoke dwellings made in collaboration with visual artists, musicians … Continue reading