Art News – weekly round-up
- 18 July 2014
Art Everywhere launches, Malevich at Tate and YSP celebrates Museum of the Year win – we round up the top art stories of the week.
Snowdon’s gift to the National Portrait Gallery
A gift of 130 original prints, including photographs of his former in-laws from the years he was married to Princess Margaret, has been given to the National Portrait Gallery by Lord Snowdon. The Guardian reports that images of icons such as David Bowie and Barbara Hepworth are also included Snowdon: A Life In View will run at the National Portrait Gallery, London, from 26 September 2014 to 21 June 2015.
Art Everywhere launches
For six weeks the UK will be transformed into one huge gallery, with 25 artworks displayed across 30,000 billboards, bus shelters and many other poster sites across the country. The works have been voted for by the public and the 25 were revealed by artists Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley. According to The Telegraph the artworks are estimated to be seen by 90% of the population over the course of the summer.
Modern times with Malevich
The many lives of Kazimir Malevich are all in his paintings, now on show in a fascinating retrospective at Tate Modern. Rachel Campbell-Johnston gives the exhibition a five star review.
YSP celebrates Museum of the Year win
Yorkshire Sculpture Park has won The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year. Founder Peter Murray talks to the Guardian about its innovation and vision. He also told the BBC ‘I think we probably won because we are very unique. There’s nowhere like us in Britain, there’s nowhere like us in Europe’.
Artist Megumi Igarashi says she is outraged after being arrested for sending 3D printer data of her scanned vagina to her fans, in order that they can make a 3D kayak based on the pattern. Watch the Independent’s video here.