5 articles by Art Radar Institute students

Here are 5 of Art Radar‘s very best students’ articles.

As Art Radar Institute is recruiting new students for its Course in Art Writing and Journalism 101 this summer, we present you some of our outstanding graduates’ articles from the past 2 years.

The 2016 Freemuse report, 'Art Under Threat'. Image courtesy Artsfreedom.org.

The 2016 Freemuse report, ‘Art Under Threat’. Image courtesy Artsfreedom.org.

These articles were written by participants in our art writing diploma programme. Do you want to write for Art Radar too? Click here to find out more about our Diploma in Art Journalism & Writing.

 

1. Art censorship on the rise: Freemuse annual report 2016

From direct attacks to self censorship, the Freemuse report discusses the global threats to art and artists. Founded in 1998, Freemuse is an independent international membership organisation advocating and defending the freedom of artistic expression. The organisation has Special Consultative Status with the United Nations.

Their annual publication Art Under Threat: Freemuse Annual Statistics on Censorship and Attacks on Artistic Freedom in 2015 (PDF download) provides a detailed statistical analysis of acts of censorship in the arts in 2015. The publication also contains a number of in-depth country reports, including on China, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Tunisia and Mali.

Nguyen Trung, Monastery, 2002, mixed media on canvas (acrylic, paper marche and oil), 100 x 100 cm. Image courtesy Thavibu Gallery.

Nguyen Trung, Monastery, 2002, mixed media on canvas (acrylic, paper marche and oil), 100 x 100 cm. Image courtesy Thavibu Gallery.

2. 5 artists to know from the Vietnamese Young Artists Association

A little-known group of Vietnamese artists helped reinvigorate a waning art scene during the war years. Scholars have paid much attention to a younger generation of contemporary Vietnamese artists working after the Doi Moi economic reforms of 1989, but little has been written about the influential artists who trained during the Indochina wars between 1945 and 1975.

Art Radar explores the history of the Vietnamese Young Artists Association (VYAA), established in November 1966 and disbanded in 1975, and introduces five of its influential members still active today.

Bandu Manamperi, 'Homecoming', 2001, performance still. Image courtesy the artist.

Bandu Manamperi, ‘Homecoming’, 2001, performance still. Image courtesy the artist.

3. Performance art in Sri Lanka: 4 reasons why it is time to take a look

Over the last two to three years, performance art in Sri Lanka has gained increased recognition and there are four significant developments that demonstrate the widening interest in the medium.

Art Radar 2015 graduate Godwin Constantine looked at the four major events for performance art in Sri Lanka that are changing the landscape of art production in the country.

'dslcollection. A collection of Chinese contemporary art', 2015. Book cover. Image courtesy dslcollection.

‘dslcollection. A collection of Chinese contemporary art’, 2015. Book cover. Image courtesy dslcollection.

4. Who is collecting art in China?

Art Radar Institute 2015 scholarship winner writes about art collecting in contemporary China.

Philip Tinari, Director of The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, raised three important questions as he introduced the event “Davidoff Art Dialogue: Collecting Art in China.” Held in Hong Kong in September 2013, the event discussed the following issues:

  • Who are the Chinese collectors today?
  • What are their priorities?
  • How are decisions made about their collections?

Art Radar revisits these questions through the eyes of pioneering collectors of Chinese contemporary art such as William Zhao, Fabien Fryns and Sylvain Lévy.

Julian Stallabrass at the Speakers' Forum. Image courtesy India Art Fair 2015.

Julian Stallabrass at the Speakers’ Forum. Image courtesy India Art Fair 2015.

5. “Writing Art”: Panel discusses art criticism at India Art Fair 2015

As part of the Speakers’ Forum (PDF download) at the India Art Fair 2015, a panel of prominent names in the art world entitled “Writing Art: Conflicts and Collaborations” discussed the ways in which the boundaries between artist, critic and curator are increasingly being blurred.

Presented by the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and Artforum magazine, the panel included:

  • Julian Stallabrass, writer, photographer, curator and Professor of Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art;
  • Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum;
  • Jitish Kallat, artist and curator of the 2014 Kochi-Muziris Biennale;
  • Zehra Jumabhoy, former Editor at Art India magazine in Mumbai and PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

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These articles were written by participants in our art writing diploma programme. Do you want to write for Art Radar too? Click here to find out more about our Diploma in Art Journalism & Writing.

 

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Related Topics: Art Radar Institute, Certificate in Art Journalism and Writing, lectures and talks, art censorship, collecting art, performance art, Vietnamese art, Sri Lankan art, reports

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