Art Monthly issue 378

Art Monthly issue 378

Art Monthly

July 10, 2014

July–August 2014

Gilda Williams on Andy Warhol’s ‘Sliver Factory’
Labelling Andy Warhol a Pop artist lazily avoids the bulk of his prolific output. Half a century on from his most creative years, it is now time to recognise that his subject was not everyday culture but time itself.

Mark Wilsher on the fate of artworks
The mainstream press is obsessed with stories where art is either mistaken for rubbish and thrown away or, conversely, not recognised as important until an expert attributes it to an established master. What do these tales tell us about the misunderstood nature of art?

Christopher Townsend on Kenneth Clark’s legacy
The 1969 television series Civilisation is currently being promoted as a defining moment in the UK’s cultural life. But doesn’t this celebration tell us more about the current quandary of its producer, the BBC, and the sorry state of today’s TV than the merits of the programme itself?

‘R’ is for Rating
The consequences of making higher education a free market includes such delights as the US-centric Rate My Professors website, where students can rate their tutors. This may seem an arbitrary and subjective method of grading, but is it really so different from the star-rating system applied in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework process?

The Izolyatsia cultural centre in Ukraine is forcibly occupied by armed pro-Russian militia; Glasgow Art School fundraises towards rebuilding its fire-damaged Charles Rennie Mackintosh building; academic appeals and complaints at UK universities rise with tuition fees; New York’s Cooper Union college is taken to court by a collective of current students, staff and alumni over the introduction of fees; graduate unemployment in the US is found to be worst among visual arts majors; the Art Fund launches a crowd-funding service for museums; three-fifths of Xinjiang Biennale artists are rejected on political grounds; Credit Suisse’s recent guilty plea and world-record fine for aiding tax evasion reveals the uses and abuses of corporate sponsorship; the BBC/ACE TV channel The Space relaunches as a huge online commissioning platform for online art; the latest news on galleries, events, appointments, prizes and more.

Roger Ackling 1947–2014 
Robyn Denny 1930–2014

E-Vapor-8 Site Gallery, Sheffield – Bob Dickinson
Jimmie Durham: Traces and Shiny Evidence Parasol unit, London – Mark Prince
Terry Bond: Neighbourhood Watch The Minories Galleries, Colchester – Matthew Bowman
Paper Museums: Moscow Conceptualism in Transit John Hansard Gallery, SouthamptonPaul Carey-Kent
Ai Weiwei Yorkshire Sculpture Park, WakefieldDavid Trigg
The Block and Charlotte Prodger: Markets Chelsea Space, LondonChris McCormack
Whitstable Biennale various venuesSophia Phoca
8th Berlin Biennale various venuesOmar Kholeif
London Round-up 1 Limoncello • SPACE • Max Wigram • Cole – George Vasey
London Round-up 2 Anthony Reynolds • Cubitt • Dilston GroveMartin Herbert

Sarah Jacobs: After Nature: Highlights
Marie Lund: Drums
Michael Hampton samples two books concerned with ‘afterness’
Round-up: Art, Politics and Play
Peter Suchin gathers up a shelf of related recent releases

Mareike Bernien & Kerstin Schroedinger: Rainbow’s Gravity
Colin Perry on loaded film stock

On Teaching the Unteachable
Michael Corris responds to last month’s feature by Dave Beech &
Dave Beech replies to Michael Corris

Meanwhile … History* 
JJ Charlesworth finds some talks worth listening to
A Thousand Doors
Chris Fite-Wassilak encounters cultural optimism in Greece

Copyright: Small Claims
Henry Lydiate on the UK’s new artist-friendly copyright court

London Art Calendar 
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Exhibition Listings 
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