Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Foundations News

A Foundation is “not sustainable in either the long or the short term.” This was the judgement made by Arts Council England rejecting an application towards 33% of our costs in Liverpool for 2010 - 2011. Therefore A Foundation is closing.

Some highlights since 2006 have been: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010, Liverpool Biennial 2010 Touched - Sachiko Abe and Antti Laitinen, Live in Translation - Tatsumi Orimotp, Noritoshi Motoda and Johan Nowak, Marianna Vasileva, Following Bauhaus - Artur Zmijewski, Hearts and Minds - Jon Fawcett, The Economy of the Gift - Ticiana Correa, Eric Bainbridge, Brass Art, Geta Bratescu, Elodie Pong, Jacob Dahlgren, Mark Harasimowicz, Shaun O’ Dell. Brass Art, Ceri Hand, Rebecca Lennon, Shaun O’ Dell, Marion Ivan and Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth, Jack Hanley, A Curriculum Laura Mousavi - Florian Bielefeldt, Noel Clueit, Przemek Dzienis, Myles Painter, Hannah Perry, Philip Root, Elizabeth Skadden, Emily Speed, Wrong Love, Touch Village, Kimbal Bumstead, Henry Stringer, Blanca Delatorre, A World Rattled of Habit - Ben Rivers, Haroon Mirza, Daniel Pasteiner, Julia Waugh, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008, Communication and Association - Artists Anonymous, Far West Metro, Jiyoon Lee, Fantasy Studio - Project, Kyungwoo Chun, Yeondoo Jung, Young In Hong, Yongbaek Lee, Junebum Park, Sookyung Yee and Hyun-Mi Yoo, Encounters - Manuel Vason, Port City - Mishac Gaba, Yto Barrada, Ursula Biemann, Mary Evans, Meschac Gaba, Melanie Jackson, Erik Van Lieshout, William Pope.L, Zineb Sedira, The Only Living (or Your Lonely Saucer Eyes) - Brian Griffiths, Triangle of Need - Catherine Sullivan, Cennet Bahcesi - Mustafa Hulusi, drum n’ basin - SIMPARCH, Sleep of Ulro - Goshka Macuga, Silent Sound - Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Virtual Grizedale - Grizedale Arts and Office for Subversive Architecture, Sally O'Reilly, Stewart Home, Susan Curtis, Tai Shani, Davis A Bailey, Axel Lapp, Minako Jackson, Iian Jackson, Clare Warren, Helen Briely and Mike Carney.

We’d like to thank our staff, audiences and funders for their support of this extraordinary achievement - Mark Waugh Director.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lerato Maduna

Lerato Maduna, one of a new crop of young documentary photographers, focuses on the similarities and the challenges South Africans face today. With the advent of democracy, rural people left their homes for the cities. Her two compelling essays, Meet O Makhelwane Bam (Meet the neighbours, my neighbours) and Meet the neighbours, are both statements about the need for understanding and bridging the language and historic divisions that Apartheid created among migrant workers.