Human Flow: an artist’s critique of globalised society through the lens of the migrant crisis: film by Ai Weiwei to be released 4 December

An important documentary film about the migrant crisis, Human Flow, by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, will be released in the UK on December 8 2017, with a live interview broadcast to cinemas on December 4. The film promises to highlight the role of the artist as social commentator and critic in an era where criticism…

Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics – Freize’s new theme for 2017

  Freize London art showcase took place from October 5-8 2017. A new theme in the Freize programme of international art exhibition is Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics, curated by independent curator and scholar Alison M. Gingeras. The section features nine solo presentations of women artists working at the extreme edges of feminist…

Art & design after neoliberalism: are there alternatives to REF for assessing the value of Arts Research to society?

14 November 2017. Art Research tutor Duncan Bullen showed me an article by Luke Pendrell (ref below). Pendrell will soon speak to our MAFA class. The article develops one of the threads we have been exploring in class – that we might want to look again at the criteria which we are using for assessing…