Exhibition Dates: March 21  – April 20, 2013 Artists: Tom Corby and Gavin Baily Exhibition page: http://museumofcontemporarycuts.org/exhibitions/no-detectable-level/ Senior Curator: Lanfranco Aceti Associate Curator: Vince Dziekan Curators: Ozden Sahin, Jonathan Munro Produced in collaboration with Goldsmiths College, Sabanci University, Kasa Gallery, the University of Westminster and IAVC (International Association for Visual […]

13Mar

DEBT

“Debt” this Thursday. This is a reminder that this Thursday, 14 March, the London Graduate School at Kingston University is hosting the following event: “Debt”, a half-day symposium from 13.00-17.00 Venue: Venezuelan Consulate, Bolivar Hall, 54-56 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL (http://goo.gl/maps/9Hdzj) Featuring Etienne Balibar on “Debt Capitalism”, Samuel Weber […]

The Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC) (2012) in its first appearance as a mobile artwork and museum was exhibited as part of the AND (Abandon Normal Devices) Festival in Manchester. This unusual hybrid between an artwork and a museum was part of the exhibition What Have I Done To (De)serve […]

The first town in the UK that has eliminated arts completely. Budget cuts slash 100% support to arts and humanities. How will it feel to be in a place without arts? Can we do without libraries and without theaters? And what about buses? And hospitals? The politics of cuts continue […]

This year opens with two major international exhibitions and a series of art events by Bill Balaskas. The press release below provides information on the exhibitions and events. The Market Will Save The World at Kasa Gallery January 25 to March 8, 2013 The Vision of the Market at the […]

… and those useless artists. I have been wondering in all of this mayhem of funding cuts, why there are no financial cuts to the city, to the banks, to the inflated expenditures of the parliament? Cities as a first resources are cutting the arts. The trimming is now in […]

Act of cutting. From the Oxford Dictionary online.  1. lit. 1808   Cobbett’s Weekly Polit. Reg. 25 June 997 The speech is all whet and no cut. It is merely flummery. 1841   J. W. Loudon Ladies’ Compan. Flower Garden (ed. 9) 81 The shoot should be cut off with what gardeners call a clean cut.

The Netherlands Media Art Institute closes The text below is from the original announcement of closure from NIMK. The activities of the Netherlands Media Art Institute will cease as of 31 December, 2012. The closure of the NIMk became unavoidable after the announcement by the Ministry of Education, Culture and […]

29Dec

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN ACTION

When I started this project, the last thing I imagined was that I would be writing this post, praising the British Government for its openness and start an international comparative analysis on how different bureaucracies across the Western World deal with data: art data in particular. Growing up in a Mediterranean country […]

13Dec

THIRD RESPONSE TO MY REQUEST OF DATA

Ok I am wondering if the Arts Council is after my own heart! They have most data available online in nicely structured excel sheets that can be collated and analyzed. On top of that they provide the information that is not online in a short period of time. I was […]

11Dec

SECOND RESPONSE TO MY REQUEST OF DATA

In all honesty – if the Arts Council had been informed that I was doing this project to both analyze data and have anecdotal evidence on the functioning of the Freedom of Information Act, they could not have behaved any better. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM – not […]

07Dec

FIRST RESPONSE TO MY REQUEST OF DATA

Since I am used to silent bureaucracies this was a bit of a shock: I had received an acknowledgment to my email. Not just an acknowledgment after a few days, but an acknowledgment of receipt of my email the same day Friday – December 07, 2012 at 12:31pm. One hour […]

This was my request sent via email to the Arts Council asking for data to use in the visualization project. In all honesty,  I was slightly skeptical – my experience with bureaucracies in other European countries was such that I had very little hope of receiving anything. I was expecting […]