Art Quarterly

Published four times a year, Art Quarterly is the magazine of Art Fund and one of the highly valued, exclusive benefits of becoming an Art Fund member. It provides readers with insightful, accessible content and comment on art and artists, and current and upcoming exhibitions in UK museums and galleries, highlighting the discounted entry and other benefits available to Art Fund members with their National Art Pass, as well as the wider work of Art Fund’s charitable programme.

In the Spring 2021 issue:

Dürer’s roving Renaissance

Ahead of a new exhibition at the National Gallery in London, on the travels, 500 years ago, of German artist Albrecht Dürer, Melissa Baksh follows the European wanderings of a very modern Old Master.

Face to Face: Karla Black and Tony Swain

As she prepares for a major survey show to launch Edinburgh’s expanded Fruitmarket Gallery, Karla Black talks with fellow artist (and life partner) Tony Swain about their relationship to materials, to Glasgow and to each other.

A celebration of photography

With 2021 marking both the 50th anniversary of the Photographers’ Gallery and the 25th anniversary of its flagship Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Oliver Basciano profiles 2020 winner Mohamed Bourouissa. David Trigg speaks to the gallery’s director Brett Rogers and highlights the shortlist for this year’s prize.

Meet the collectors: Pamela J Joyner

Elizabeth Fullerton talks to collector and philanthropist Pamela J Joyner about the largely abstract works she collects, in partnership with her husband, Alfred J Giuffrida, by modern and contemporary African American and African diaspora artists.

Objects of our affections

Interview extracts highlighting Art Fund’s latest podcast ‘Art and Stuff’, each episode of which reveals the intriguing hidden and personal stories behind one object from a UK museum collection, acquired with Art Fund support.

Michael Armitage

Kenyon-born artist Michael Armitage explains how his work relates to complex ideas of culture and exoticism, ahead of a new exhibition of his paintings at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.

Melanie Manchot

Artist Melanie Manchot talks to Art Fund director Jenny Waldman about her new project, STEPHEN, a hybrid documentary fiction film based on, and starring, actor Stephen Giddings, which draws on his experiences of substance misuse.

Richard Deacon and Bill Woodrow

Chris Sharratt talks to the established British sculptors about the long-standing, collaborative work they create, alongside their individual practices, and their first exhibition of collaborative drawings, opening at Ikon, Birmingham, later in the year.

Plus: Other exhibitions scheduled to open in spring and beyond, book reviews, news on how Art Fund’s grant-giving programme is helping museums across the UK, and details of the latest works of art that Art Fund has helped museums and galleries to acquire.

Edited by Helen Sumpter, past and present contributors to Art Quarterly include Mary Beard, Martin Coomer, Gabriel Coxhead, Charles Darwent, Nancy Durrant, Marcus Field, Elizabeth Fullerton, Fisun Güner, Sam Jacob, Hettie Judah, Maev Kennedy, Sarah Kent, Hilary Mantel, Ellen Mara De Wachter, Griselda Murray Brown, Matt Price, Skye Sherwin, Rachel Spence, Ben Street and Marina Vaizey.

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