Posts Tagged: Artist

On Swiss Live Art

Free Drop in, no need to book  A discussion with leading Swiss artists Alexandra Bachzetsis, Marco Berrettini, Yann Marussich, and Andrea Saemann. Chaired by Lois Keidan of the Live Art Development Agency (LADA), this event forms part of a three-year initiative (2018-20) led by LADA to raise the profile of Swiss Live Art in the… Read more »

Research Findings – Kateřina Šedá

£3  Booking essential Events Room  Kateřina Šedá presents findings from her Slow Boat residency in Birmingham working with local residents. Šedá’s practice interrogates the interstices of urban architecture and the everyday spaces, making interventions to improve communications, find solutions and make positive change. In 2018 she co-curated and presented UNES-CO for the 16th International Biennale… Read more »

Meet the artist – Kateřina Šedá

Free, suggested donation £3* Drop in, no need to book Slow Boat, Brindleyplace Meet artist Kateřina Šedá and find out more about her art practice and residency on Ikon Slow Boat, which involves working with Birmingham residents to develop an ambitious proposal in response to her time here. Šedá’s practice interrogates the interstices of urban… Read more »

How a Bronze Sculpture is Made: AB Fine Art Foundry

Many of Barry Flanagan’s bronze sculptures have been, and still are, cast at AB Fine Art. Foundry Technician Chloë walks through the processes involved in making bronze sculptures, from the initial wax casting stage to the final stages of patination. Barry Flanagan 18 September — 24 November 2019 This is a major survey of work… Read more »

Installation Time-Lapse: Barry Flanagan, Large Troubador

Barry Flanagan 18 September — 24 November 2019 Large Troubador, Bronze (2004) 185.1 x 140 x 114 cm For Barry Flanagan, sculpture was as much performance, sound, light as it was bronze and carving. The exposure of process and method is something he consistently performed in every medium he used throughout his career. He frequently… Read more »

Artist Interview: Stuart Whipps – The Kipper and The Corpse

Stuart Whipps The Kipper and The Corpse  11 September — 15 September 2019 Ikon presents an ‘exposition’ by artist Stuart Whipps, part of his long-term art project The Kipper and The Corpse (2004–ongoing). A vast body of work, it is a multifaceted reflection on the closure of the Longbridge motor works in Birmingham, the last… Read more »

Artists from The Aerodrome: Simon & Tom Bloor

Ikon’s current exhibition The Aerodrome is dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley, Curator of Ikon before becoming Director of Milton Keynes Gallery and then Modern Art Oxford, who died tragically in 2012. The exhibition features over 40 artists Stanley worked with, all of whom held him in great affection. Ahead of their upcoming residency… Read more »

Spring on Ikon Slow Boat

It’s been a great spring on board Ikon Slow Boat! A converted narrow boat, Slow Boat is a unique floating space for local communities and artists to make and experience art in a stimulating and creative environment. Here’s an update of what’s been happening on board: Remembering Cucumbers     Artist Kirsty Clarke led a two-part fermenting… Read more »

Meet Larissa Shaw: Forward Artist

Ikon talks to artist Larissa Shaw, who participates in Forward: New Art from Birmingham, to hear more about her tactile work, process driven approach and her connection to Birmingham. Follow this series of blog posts to hear more from artists exhibiting work in Forward. Ikon has also produced interviews, filmed at the artists’ studios, which will be released over… Read more »

Meet Antonio Roberts: Forward Artist

Ikon’s new exhibition Forward: New Art from Birmingham opened last week at Medicine Bakery and Gallery. We interviewed artist Antonio Roberts to hear more about his digital artwork, artistic interests and how he sees Birmingham as a place of community. Follow this series of blog posts to hear more from Forward participating artists. Ikon has also produced interviews,… Read more »

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