Category Archives: contemporary art

Visiting the Tate Modern Switch House

The Art History and Curating Level 4 students visited the Tate Modern Switch House yesterday. Guided by lecturer Sarah Plumb, we examined approaches to curating performance and participatory artworks in the Performer and Participant collection displays, and explored new spaces including the Tate

Visiting the Tate Modern Switch House

The Art History and Curating Level 4 students visited the Tate Modern Switch House yesterday. Guided by lecturer Sarah Plumb, we examined approaches to curating performance and participatory artworks in the Performer and Participant collection displays, and explored new spaces including the Tate

Announcement: Grosvenor Gallery at Manchester School of Art

We would like to announce that the side gallery space in the Grosvenor building (adjacent to the Holden Gallery) has been renamed as Grosvenor Gallery. This space is programmed by Manchester School of Art students, and showcases both student and

Announcement: Grosvenor Gallery at Manchester School of Art

We would like to announce that the side gallery space in the Grosvenor building (adjacent to the Holden Gallery) has been renamed as Grosvenor Gallery. This space is programmed by Manchester School of Art students, and showcases both student and

Paint for Paint’s Sake: A Dual Review of Real Painting at Castlefield Gallery

Review: Castlefield Gallery exhibition – Real Painting by Rick Copsey and Beccy Kennedy, both Manchester School of Art. Some thoughts by Rick Copsey (a ‘painter’ whose practice involves photographing paint)  Real actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact;

Paint for Paint’s Sake: A Dual Review of Real Painting at Castlefield Gallery

Review: Castlefield Gallery exhibition – Real Painting by Rick Copsey and Beccy Kennedy, both Manchester School of Art. Some thoughts by Rick Copsey (a ‘painter’ whose practice involves photographing paint)  Real actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact;

We need better writing about art

  Shelia McGregor, Director of Axisweb, an online network for contemporary art, shares her frustration with “art speak” and the terrible cliches we often fall into when trying to write about art. A thought provoking piece – not least for

We need better writing about art

  Shelia McGregor, Director of Axisweb, an online network for contemporary art, shares her frustration with “art speak” and the terrible cliches we often fall into when trying to write about art. A thought provoking piece – not least for

Energy yes, quality no

This week me and Danielle Child (also from MMU Art History) attended a lecture by the Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn at the Royal College of Art on the subject of his Gramsci Monument project in the Bronx (New York) in 2013.

Energy yes, quality no

This week me and Danielle Child (also from MMU Art History) attended a lecture by the Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn at the Royal College of Art on the subject of his Gramsci Monument project in the Bronx (New York) in 2013.

Curatorial Project: Women Between Peace and War

Contemporary Art History Student, Jon Bottomley curated the photography exhibition: Women Between Peace and War, in The Holden Gallery Cafe Space at MMU. Here he outlines his thinking behind the exhibition and his experience of interviewing the photographer Lynsey Addario. Women

Curatorial Project: Women Between Peace and War

Contemporary Art History Student, Jon Bottomley curated the photography exhibition: Women Between Peace and War, in The Holden Gallery Cafe Space at MMU. Here he outlines his thinking behind the exhibition and his experience of interviewing the photographer Lynsey Addario. Women

Students Celebrate New Publication

The Art School Illustrated Team: Kellie Craig (Editor in Chief), Matthew Hardy (Creative Director) and Jon Bottomly (Artist Liason and Associate Editor) The first issue of a new critical journal, written, edited and produced by Contemporary Art History students, was

Students Celebrate New Publication

The Art School Illustrated Team: Kellie Craig (Editor in Chief), Matthew Hardy (Creative Director) and Jon Bottomly (Artist Liason and Associate Editor) The first issue of a new critical journal, written, edited and produced by Contemporary Art History students, was