01 May 2020
In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, Felipe Baeza has organised a fundraiser where 100% of the sales from the work Mitad y Mitad, 2018, will go directly to immigrant domestic workers from the Si Se Puede Women’s Cooperative in Brooklyn, New York https://wecandoit.coop
This is a time to come together and extend our resources to people who we know will not receive support from local and federal government relief programs.
For details on how to purchase an edition of Mitad y Mitad, 2018, please visit www.felipebaeza.com/benefit (please note: sales are limited to the US only)
30 April 2020
Going Viral: AA Bronson interviewed by Dominic Johnson
AA Bronson's interview is out now in Art Monthly no. 436, May 2020
image: AA Bronson + General Idea, installation view: Maureen Paley, London, 2018
27 April 2020
Winner of the German Federal Foreign Office Dialogue Award
Congratulations to Lawrence Abu Hamdan, who has been awarded the German Federal Foreign Office Dialogue Award at the 33rd European Media Art Festival, for his film Once Removed. The film has also won the Jean Vigo Prize for best Director at Punto De Vista 2020, the International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, Spain.
Saydnaya (The Missing 19db)
Lawrence Abu Hamdan's Saydnaya (The Missing 19db) has also been made available online, hosted by Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. The 12-minute sound installation is typically played back in a darkened room, heard over loud speakers. It is made to be listened to from start to finish, and demands your full attention. To counter our usual online attention span, a specific interface has been built to host the work. In order to listen to the sound piece, you must remain on the page: moving the cursor to another browser, or opening up and viewing another tab will cause the audio to stop.
27 April 2020
Anne Hardy, Sarah Jones, Hannah Starkey and Saskia Olde Wolbers are participating in the fundraising project Photographs for the Trussell Trust
You can support the Trussell Trust food banks by buying a print for only £100, supporting access to essential food for those in need.
Photographs for the Trussell Trust is a print sale of work by British and UK based photographers with 100% of proceeds going towards the Trussell Trust to help those who have been largely affected by the economic and social crisis as a consequence of the Covid-19 health emergency.
“The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has made it much more difficult for many Londoners to financially or physically access food. This includes thousands of Londoners in need, including many older people, those with disabilities, rough sleepers and asylum seekers and migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds.
The emergency food aid sector, including food banks, are struggling to cope amidst a fall in donations, insufficient supplies from supermarkets and a lack of volunteers. The Trussell Trust and Independent Food Aid Network – charities which represent food banks across London and the UK – have recently reported some food banks have been forced to close or are considering closing due to a shortage of food and people to run them”
You can donate here:
Image: Anne Hardy's contribution to Photographs for the Trussell Trust, Studio Still Life, 2019 (8 x 11 inches)
23 April 2020
Contemporary Art Society Friday Dispatch: #CASatHome, with Alice Channer, Anne Hardy and Carey Young
Caroline Douglas talks to three London-based artists about their work and about the nature of the studio under the current, crisis conditions, in a conversation arising from an initial invitation for a studio visit with Anne Hardy. Anne suggested that the conversation could be used to extend an ongoing discussion she is having with some of her peers about the broader conditions around working issues for artists, at practical and creative levels. In the resulting online conversation, Anne, Alice Channer and Carey Young use images of what they think of as their studios as Zoom backgrounds, often showing places that they cannot access at the moment. This is their view of what a studio is today and what it is like to work in this unprecedented situation.