Art in Print

A new immersive installation will celebrate the Roundhouse’s 50th anniversary

The Roundhouse will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the support of artist Ron Arad, who will provide an immersive installation that will function as backdrop to a series of concerts. 


Arad’s Curtain Call was first created in 2011, when he collaborated with other artists to provide a live canvas for films, art and performance. Using 5,600 silicon rods suspended from a ring, Arad created the work as a response to the Roundhouse’s main dramatic space.


The installation is a part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, an annual season that introduces audiences to new forms of innovative culture. 


Via The EveningStandard

Reynolds painting accepted in lieu of £4.7m inheritance tax

An important 18th-century portrait of the 5th Earl of Carlisle by Sir Joshua Reynolds has been accepted for the nation in lieu of £4.7m inheritance tax.


The full-length portrait of the lavishly dressed aristocrat has hung at one of Britain’s grandest stately homes, Castle Howard, in North Yorkshire, for more than 200 years.


Arts Council England announced on Wednesday that it had been accepted into public ownership in lieu of a tax liability. It has been allocated to Tate Britain, where it will at some point be displayed, but will initially remain in its original setting.


Via The Guardian 


Edmund Clark’s latest exhibition investigates Guantánamo’s representation

Edmund Clark said: “When you think of Guantánamo, you think of people in shackles, dressed in orange, bound and gagged. That was how it was represented. We were told they were the worst of the worst, highly trained al-Qaida terrorists who had to be treated this way. It was about fear, terror and dehumanisation. Then you started to learn other things: how they had no legal representation, how they were interrogated. This shot is part of Guantánamo: The Light Goes Out, a series I did questioning its representation.” 


Edmund Clark: War of Terror is at the Imperial War Museum in London until 28 August 2017. 


Via The Guardian