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Art Monthly Talk Show October 13th 2014

 

 

 

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Paul Carey-Kent, Dave Beech and Andrew Hunt discuss their texts together.

Public Art Attack

 

Andrew Hunt on the importance of antagonism in public art

 

Public art is often seen as the worst kind of bland, art-by-committee cultural filler, but haven’t recent works by artists such as Bill Drummond, Scott King and Mike Nelson shown how genuinely charged art in the public arena can be?

 

‘Scott King’s concept of “de-regeneration” has previously allowed for an emotive deconstruction of regeneration through the proposal of alternative monuments.’

To Boycott or not to Boycott?

Dave Beech asks the question

Political activism has made an astonishing return to the art world over the past few years, with the threat of artists’ withholding their work from exhibitions the most popular recent trend. But what is the nature of these different protest tactics, and how can artists effect change?

‘The art boycott is not principally associated with the withdrawal from work but the withdrawal of participation, in which participation is understood to be charged with ethical consent.’

Folkestone Triennial: Lookout

Paul Carey-Kent on the 2014 Folkstone  Triennia: Lookout

The show is hosted by Chris McCormack the Assistant Editor of Art Monthly.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

 

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

 

Special magazine subscription offer  £29 .

 

www.artmonthly.co.uk

 

 

Art Monthly Talk Show – September 2014

Bob Dickinson tackles the Liverpool Biennial and Nick Warner discusses London exhibitions while Ajay Hothi philosophises about art on the web.

Art Monthly Talk Show 12th May 2014

 

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Daniel Miller, Paul O’Kane and Stephen Wilson discuss their features and reviews from the May issue of Art Monthly. Daniel discusses he is Polemic piece entitled  Against Political Art, Paul O’kane discusses his feature New Romatic(ism) and Stephen discusses his report on Art Taipei.

The show is hosted by Chris McCormack the Assistant Editor of Art Monthly.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

 

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

 

Special magazine subscription offer  £29 .

 

www.artmonthly.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Art Monthly Talk Show 10th March 2014

 

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How to Improve your Algorithm. Chris Fite-Wassilak on reclaiming the digital landscape. As our self-surveilling culture of digital sharing turns increasingly dystopian, how have artists – such as Adam Curtis, Simon Denny, Fiona Marron, Dennis McNulty and others – worked to show that these all-encompassing datascapes remain ours to transform?

 

‘Edward Snowden’s disclosures have helped spark a public awareness and debate about where the internet’s liberatory aspirations might have led us. The next step in shifting the debate could be away from paranoia and Matrix-like reductivism to a more proactive embrace.’

 

To Blog or not to Blog?  Omar Kholeif asks the question if online publishing holds so many advantages over print, why is it that much web-specific writing continues to suffer from sloppy sub-editing and link-bait, content-farming tendencies? And where does this leave art criticism in a post-blogging age? ‘The worry is that the exploratory nature of longer forms of criticism is increasingly replaced with the quick-fire list which can be easily viewed on an iPhone – distracted cultural snacking.’

 

Larne Abse Gogarty reviews Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life FACT, Liverpool

Hosted by Chris McCormack the Assistant Editor of Art Monthly.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

Special magazine subscription offer  £29 .

www.artmonthly.co.uk

Art Monthly Talk Show 10th February 2014

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Bob Dickinson discusses his feature from Art Monthly February 2014 on art and unemployment and his reviews of related exhibitions at Tate Liverpool, Castlefield Gallery and Untitled Gallery Manchester.

The representation of the jobless in art shifted dramatically in the 20th century as industrialisation brought with it mass protests in public spaces against the conditions of the unemployed. But how have artists such as LaToya Ruby Frazier, Richard Shields and the Bite Back Movement portrayed the increasingly invisible unemployed of our current post-industrial world?

‘In the post-industrial world so-called unemployment blackspots out of which the unemployed never seem to be able to escape, and into which artists find it difficult to fit, have replaced the public spaces through which the older, defunct icons of unemployment previously paraded or demonstrated.’

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

Special magazine subscription offer  £29 .

www.artmonthly.co.uk

 

Art Monthly Talk Show 13th January 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Monthly Talk Show on Resonance104.4FM January 2014

Morgan Quaintance and Laura McLean-Ferris on Kara Walker, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and the Lyon Biennale.

Hosted by Chris McCormack the Assistant Editor of Art Monthly.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

Special magazine subscription offer  £29 .

www.artmonthly.co.uk

Art Monthly Talk Show 9th December 2013

All Clear

Paul O’Kane sees through the rhetoric of transparency

Recent claims that transparency – particularly the kind heralded by online technologies – is a panacea for democracy veil the fact that, in terms of power relations, these technologies often function more like the one-way mirrors of interrogation rooms. Perhaps artists ought to look back to the radical repurposing of mainstream culture in the tumultuous 1970s for inspiration as to how to reveal the unseen.

‘Can we complacently claim that the will of the people is the rule of the people by the people while we enthusiastically give our time and agency over to commodified wizardry whose complex algorithms keep us “sitting in a room, by ourselves, staring at a chunk of plastic”, as a recent Facebook post confessed.’

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

Special magazine subscription offer  £29 .

www.artmonthly.co.uk

Art Monthly Talk Show 11th November 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Vasy and Maria Walsh discuss their feature articles from the November issue 371 of Art Monthly.

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George Vasey on self-portraiture and feminist art

The serial photographic self-portrait was adopted in the 1980s by feminist artists such as Jo Spence and Alexis Hunter in order to rethink ways of acting. How has a newer generation of webcam artists, such as Petra Cortright and Erica Scourti, responded to their legacy and the challenge of new technology?

‘The majority of imagery posted online is fairly normative, yet the question remains: what kind of agency does this form of self-portrait produce? There are those who assume that the “selfie” is the outcome of an act of narcissism while others suggest a more complex reading.’

I Object

Maria Walsh on art and the new objecthood

Artists such as Mark Leckey, Hito Steyerl, Ed Atkins and Andy Holden are keen to dissolve their subjectivity in order to exist in a non-hierarchical network of things. But could this desire ‘to get unalienated’ be seen as an infantile abdication of responsibility and even, paradoxically, a narcissistic impulse?

‘Object-oriented philosophy insists on the life of objects, a life they deem no more or less valuable than our own. Does this new materialism offer more equitable relations between subjects and objects?’

The programme is hosted by Matt Hale who has worked at Art Monthly since 1991.

Previous episodes are available on Art Monthly’s website www.artmonthly.co.uk/events.htm

Art Monthly magazine offers an informed and comprehensive guide to the latest developments in contemporary art.Fiercely independent, Art Monthly’s news and opinion sections provide regular information and polemics on the international art scene. It also offers In-depth interviews and features; reviews of exhibitions, performances, films and books; art law; auction reports and exhibition listings

Art Monthly magazine is indispensable reading!

Special magazine subscription offer  £29 .

www.artmonthly.co.uk