Ai, facing protestors, jumps into the air during a protest in Beijing against a controversial internet filtering programme called "Green Dam", July 2009.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
organisation places artists at the very centre of its activities.
The Unilever Series, Sunflower Seeds is on display until 2 May. To mark its final weekend in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern will be holding a free public event on Saturday 30 April. Hamish Fulton, the British artist known for his text, photographic and wall pieces, will present an action from 12 noon to 2pm entitled Slowalk (In support of Ai Weiwei). This will be followed by a free screening of Ai Weiwei's documentary Disturbing the Peace in the Starr Auditorium at 2.30pm.
The Release Ai Weiwei signage will remain on the front of Tate Modern until they have more news regarding the artist's arrest. The question still remains, where is he being detained? and what are the charges against him? more...
Zuoxiao Zuzhou and his wife, Xiao Li, were reportedly halted on Wednesday afternoon and have been out of contact for several hours. The musician's phone rang unanswered. The Guardian
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Red Shed art installation at BBC Scotland
The Red Shed is a regular garden shed installed in the middle of BBC Scotland's offices at Pacific Quay. Placed there by the interior designers Graven Images the red shed is designed to be an island amongst the black and grey rows of desks and chairs.
In a collaboration between BBC Scotland and Glasgow School of Art, six artists have been invited to use it as a space for art for one week each. This feature documents the first three installations. The videos have been produced and directed by staff members in the BBC.
The gallery and project space offers a professional platform and experimental space for artists to develop their ideas, explore new directions and host a range of artist talks and events.
They also have an open submission policy. If you have an idea for an exhibition, project or collaboration please email theduchygallery[at]gmail.com with any initial ideas or formal proposals you may have. They are particularly looking for recent graduates to be incorporated in 2 person and group shows later this summer.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Ideas Green Fund is offering eight IdeasTap members (aged 16 to 25) £5,000 each to realise creative projects that either address green issues or are produced in an environmentally sustainable manner.
They are looking for ideas that offer exciting new angles on climate change – or new ways to make art in an eco-friendly fashion.
It doesn’t matter what medium you work in – from film to theatre, photography to music, visual arts to literature – because Ideas Fund Green is open to all creative disciplines. The key is innovation.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Image courtesy of Steve Higgins
IN THE PARK
Public Art Projects by 3rd year Environmental Art students from Glasgow School of Art working in partnership with Land Services and House for an Art Lover.
Exhibition opening Thursday 14th April at 6pm.
Exhibition runs until 25th April, 10-5pm.
The exhibition includes documentation of twenty temporary Public Art Projects developed by third year Environmental Art students from Glasgow School of Art. Each project developed in relation to the context of Bellahouston Park and benefited from the expert knowledge of those people who either use or maintain that space.
A publication will accompany the exhibition and will be launched at the opening.
House for an Art Lover,
10 Dumbreck Road,
Glasgow, G41 5BW
(15 minutes walk from Ibrox tube station)