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 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.
Wednesday 19th October 2016
Since considering the recent changes affecting our economic and cultural environment in the present political climate, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art has decided to reduce the delivery of its future education programme. Therefore the partnership between Diversity Art Forum and Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art has been concluded this October 2016.
Friday 26th February 2016
The partnership with Parasol Unit is an exciting time for Diversity Art Forum. It is very much an hands on project where we can explore our interests. It allows Diversity Art Forum to look at things from many perspectives and act on them.
Monday 23rd November 2015
The Power Plant is pleased to be awarded the Ontario Association of Art Galleries'(OAAG) Award for Exhibition of the Year, Budget over $50,000, for the Winter 2014-145 exhibition The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding. The Power Plant thanks the artists for their trust and the powerful message of theirworks, the curators Mark Sealy MBE and Gaëtane Verna, Director of The Power Plant, the entire gallery team, Presenting Sponsors: BAND Gallery and TD Then & Now, and Support Donors: Lonti Ebers, Yvonne & David Fleck, James & Margaret Fleck, Dr. Kenneth Montague & Ms. Sarah Aranha and the Diversity Art Forum - all of whom were instrumental in bringing the project to fruition. Click view for more details.