Art Monthly issue 366

Art Monthly issue 366

Art Monthly

May 3, 2013

May 2013

Cuts: Dave Beech on the neoliberal agenda behind the cuts in arts education
The sustained attack on funding for the arts and art education is not the unfortunate by-product of wider austerity measures, but rather the culmination of a long-term economic plan. Is not the only effective response, therefore, a critique of the very ideology driving this plan?

The Art Project: Sophie J Williamson on the value of projects with uncertain outcomes
If current art-funding models are increasingly risk-averse, what is the likelihood of open-ended projects, like Ian Breakwell’s pioneering work with the DHSS for the Artist Placement Group, being commissioned in the future?

Creativity v Education: Felicity Allen on the role of the sketchbook in the construction of the artist’s ‘self’
The formation of an expressive identity is key within art education, but recent trends actively block such organic development. With studies indicating a long-term decrease in student creativity, isn’t it time to rethink our micromanagement of learning?

DIY Art Education
Since the neoliberal agenda for transforming art education into a free market has now reached completion, is this not an opportunity—just as the workshop became the academy, which became the art school, which became the university—for a grassroots reformulation of art education?

A new report examines the state of ‘professional practice’ provision within art education; the Treasury signals that more cuts are in the pipeline; austerity measures provoke an artistic response through the Museum of Creative Cuts; Picture This ceases to exist as an independent commissioning agency; galleries open and close; the latest news on commissions, appointments, prizes and more.

Lucy Clout: Nick Warner on the video performance artist
Lucy Clout negotiates the sticky discourse surrounding performance art and its documentation, producing works that both hark back to performance art history while also alluding to the amateur instructional videos currently trending on YouTube.

Nasrin Tabatabai & Babak Afrassiabi: Seep Chisenhale Gallery, LondonColin Perry
Sharjah Biennial 11: Re:emerge – Towards a New Cultural Cartography various venuesOmar Kholeif
Kenneth Anger: Icons Sprüth Magers, LondonChristopher Townsend
Glam! The Performance of Style Tate LiverpoolBob Dickinson
Navid Nuur: Phantom Fuel Parasol unit, LondonPaul Carey-Kent
Edinburgh & Glasgow Round-up Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art • GoMA • The Modern Institute • SummerhallRosie Lesso
London Round-up British Museum • Wellcome Collection • Whitechapel Gallery • Cafe Oto • SpaceDavid Morris

Laure Prouvost: The Artist Book
Adam Pugh considers the filmmaker’s excursion into print.

Utilitarianism and the Art School in 19th-Century Britain
Dave Beech on Malcolm Quinn’s recuperation of radical Benthamism.
It’s the Political Economy, Stupid: The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory
Martin Patrick on Gregory Sholette and Oliver Ressler’s anthology.

Lundahl & Seitl: The Memory of WT Stead
Christopher Townsend experiences a performance in a piano showroom.

Disrupting Art Education
David Barrett on the future of the art education market.

Rediscovering Ourselves
Virginia Whiles witnesses attempts to develop Indian art discourse.

Open Air
Andrew J Stooke tunes in to Radio 4′s Artangel commissions.

Renting Art: Borrowers and Lenders Beware
Henry Lydiate sees a problem for the new art-rental companies.

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