The blog allows us to have a voice about some of the projects we support and to discuss connections between some of the projects we support. They are our own thoughts.
Saturday 26th May 2018
Susan Stockwell spoke to a number of professional women to help her develop and contextualise her practice. She spoke to our director, Pauline de Souza, Rosie `Cooper, Head of Exhibitions at De La Warr Pavillon and Caroline Worthington, Director of the Royal Society of Sculptutors. Click on the link for more information, the blog starts in May 2017 Susan Stockwell.
Saturday 26th May 2018
We are pleased to announce that our director continues her work in the Westminster Forums. Recently in a discussion in May 2018 she discussed the problem of discrimination of women by women at an internal panel. This has lead her to having discussions with Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and Sue Coe, Head of Employment, Equality and Human Rights Commission. The discussions are focusing on informing women that they can be accused of discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. It is important for women to understand they can be prosecuted for discrimination under this act. It is equally important for women not to tolerate discrimination by any gender and should be encouraged to…
Saturday 26th May 2018
The Spaceships of Bordeaux Inauguration of part 2, The Spaceship, June 2018, Pier Armand Lalande [Bassins à flot], Bordeaux, France. The Spaceships of Bordeaux, the monumental triptych proposed by Suzanne Treister as part of the artistic command Garonne, is the result of a voyage, understood in terms of exploration, of the geophysical and historical melting pot of the city of Bordeaux. We will meet the resurgence of shipwrecks poured into the port of Bordeaux in August 1944, to curb the progress of the Allies; the Pharaonic flood control system of the metropolis, RAMSES; the Bordeaux philosopher and Christian anarchist Jacques Ellul, thinker of technique and alienation; the hollow earth myth of the key science fiction writer, Edward Bulwer-Lytton; the figures of…
Saturday 25th November 2017
We are pleased to announce due to Pauline de Souza's involvement with the Westminster Media Forum (please see previous posting) she has now being asked to contribute to the Westminster Employment Forum while still continuing her involvement in the Westminster Media Forum.
Saturday 7th October 2017
Academy Now Artist Winner--Leni Dothan. Leni Dothan | Birth & Death 7 October - 12 November Opening 7 October, 2pm Håvegen 347, 4365 NÆRBØ, Norway www.hagamleprestegard.no I met Leni Dothan in London, during her final degree show at the Slade School of Fine Art, in June 2015 and seeing her work blow me away immediately... There were videos, sound and photographic installations: they were poetic, strong, bold and at moments, light and even funny. There were reference to classical biblical iconography but the narrative was new and original, personal and universal. Her work revisits representation of women and motherhood in renaissance paintings and through powerful installations she encourages the viewer to reflect upon the non-spoken. Leni was there and I interviewed her on the spot. Lots of questions…
Thursday 7th September 2017
Pauline de Souza, founder and director of Diversity Art Forum has recently been invited to participate in Westminster Media Forum. This forum provides engagement with policy makers in Parliament, Whitehall and government agencies who engage with key stakeholders on policy relating to the creative industries.
Tuesday 20th June 2017
We are extremely honoured to announce the final shortlist of this year for the Academy Now main section of MA recent art graduates. Before announcing them, I would like to thank all artists who submitted their application showing us that there is a specific need for projects dedicated to recent art graduates. It also shows trust and we take it seriously. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my collaborators, and all the judges. We are trying to create a community where we share our passion for research within visual culture and we try to make a difference supporting each other. I think it is very important, given the digital times we are living, to invest time and energy…
Friday 28th April 2017
Academy Now is delighted that the 10 shortlisted artists for 2017-2018 are Leni Dothan, Daniel Dressel, Mariana Echeverri, Jabulani Maseko, Nemo Nonnenmacher, Noa Pane, Anouska Samms + Sofia Pancucci-McQueen, Giulio Savario Rossi, Karin Schmuck and Luca Vanello. The 5 finalist will be announced at the opening of the Venice Biennale 57. We would like to thank the President of the Venice Biennale Paolo Baratta and the Curator Christine Macel for inviting Academy Now to the professional preview. Academy Now was formed in 2015, Malgorzata Ludwisiak, was one of the new judges of Academy Now, had become the new Director of the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. The photo is of Malgorzata at Venice in 2015.
Wednesday 15th February 2017
ACADEMY NOW-NEW JUDGES 2017- 2018 I am thrilled to announce the Academy Now new judges for the year 2017-2018. We have invited both young and senior protagonists of the current art scene actively dedicated to support new artists. Their influence is so remarkable that it is really an honour to have them on board. I am immensely grateful to each of them: their time and energy make an incredible difference. Our aim is to create bridges between art institutions (Colleges and University) and the art system (public and private galleries, foundations, festivals, biennials, fairs...) in Europe and possibly beyond and by doing this we are attempting to democratise the current art world. With Academy Now we want to…
Thursday 2nd February 2017
Diversity Art Forum is pleased to announce that we will be supporting the exhibition programme at the Power Plant in Canada. Further details will be added to the website later.