Rant 100: The art of writing about art
It's our 100th Rant! To mark this milestone, Axisweb Director Sheila McGregor makes an old-fashioned plea for better writing about art.
Rant 99: the Unfunded Residency
Is there any point in applying for a residency that offers no financial support? Rosemary Hogarth wants to know.
Rant 98: Elitism or Ignorance?
Ellen Bell asks why commercial galleries in London’s West End treat their visitors with such disdain?
Rant 97: Babyccinos vs Braque
Are some art galleries becoming glorified coffee shops? Iain Aitch thinks it's getting that way!
Rant 96: Prizes and competitions: should artists pay to apply for the ’privilege’ of being considered?
Helen Dryden has something to say about competitions that just want your money!
Rant 95: Art Closes its Eyes - Manifesta in Russia
Hundreds of people have signed an online petition set up by Noel Kelly, President of AICA Ireland, calling on Manifesta to pull out of St Petersburg and show solidarity with Russia's LGBT community.
Rant 94: Health & Safety in the arts
Tired of spending more time on risk assessments than on your work? Maru Rojas is and asks what's wrong with letting artists use their common sense?
Rant 93: It’s 2013 why am I still having to bang on about equality and diversity in the arts?
How seriously do we take our responsibilities regarding equality and diversity? Aidan Moesby suspects that a lot of lip service is being paid and not enough support is being given to artists trying to get out there.
Rant 92: Uncaring Curators
The idea of the curator is evolving. Curators can commission, select, organise, write, edit and create, which is a good and exciting thing. But do they still care?
Rant 91: The Horse’s Mouth
Artists seem to have a lot to say about their work and galleries are fond of sharing these insights with the public. Lawrence Bradby worries that we are getting too much information suggesting they stop telling us what their work is supposed to be about and just let people enjoy it on their own terms.