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UK arts union ‘ready’ to strike if AI agreements aren’t reached

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Equity, the British union for performing artists, is ready for industrial action reminiscent of the 2023 Hollywood strikes if key agreements are not reached regarding AI and intellectual property.

Speaking to UKTN, Equity trade union official Liam Budd said the group is “industrial [action] ready” as it explores modernising film and TV agreements to “establish provisions around the use of AI”.

The union has expressed significant concern over the use of AI in the arts, in particular since June 2022 when it launched the Stop AI Stealing the Show campaign.

Read more: https://www.uktech.news/ai/uk-arts-union-strike-ai-20240205

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In London, new galleries are sparking an artistic renaissance

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In times of economic hardship, it is usually lower and middle-tier dealers who feel the pinch most, with those at the top considered largely inured to economic and political pressures. But that trend appears to be in reverse. According to The Art Basel and UBS Art Market Report 2024, dealers with turnover of less than USD 500,000 had the largest increase in sales (11%) last year, while those at the top of the market with turnover of more than USD 10 million saw averages decline by 7%.

To some extent, these findings are being borne out in London, where pockets of activity and growth appear most robust among emerging galleries and those who are less than 10 years old. Over the past few years, galleries have sprung up across the capital including Albion Jeune, Brooke Benington, and Ab-Anbar Gallery in Fitzrovia; Brunette Coleman and Hot Wheels (hailing from Athens) in Bloomsbury; and Neven Gallery, Sherbet Green, Ginny on Frederick, and Rose Easton in the city’s east. Others such as Emalin and Union Pacific have opened second spaces after a relatively short amount of time in business.

Read more: https://www.artbasel.com/stories/in-london-new-galleries-are-sparking-an-artistic-renaissance

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UK arts venue called to reinstate celebration of Gaza literary event

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More than 300 artists and cultural workers have urged a Manchester arts centre to reverse its decision to cancel an event celebrating Palestinian voices.

The Voices of Resilience, A Celebration of Gazan Writing event, scheduled for April 22, was called off by Home Manchester last week.

The venue said it had cancelled the event due to “recent publicity” and safety concerns for audiences and artists.

Read more: https://www.thenationalnews.com/news/uk/2024/04/02/uk-arts-venue-called-to-reinstate-celebration-of-gaza-literary-event/

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The future of art collecting in the UK

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In the United Kingdom, a land steeped in history and rich in artistic heritage, the future of art collecting is being quietly reshaped by the digital revolution. This transformation is not merely a shift in medium or method but a profound reimagining of how art is discovered, acquired, and cherished. As we navigate this new landscape, two pivotal trends stand out, poised to define the next era of art collecting: the meteoric rise of digital platforms and the critical importance of privacy and security in the management of art collections.

The digital realm has flung open the doors to art collecting, making it more accessible than ever before. No longer confined to the hallowed halls of galleries and auction houses, art collecting has embraced the digital age, offering collectors the ability to browse, purchase, and manage art from anywhere in the world. Central to this digital renaissance is the emergence of platforms dedicated to the digital art collection and management, which have become the new nexus for collectors. These platforms offer a seamless, integrated experience that caters to the needs of the modern collector, combining the thrill of discovery with the practicalities of management and security.

Read more: https://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2024/03/27/the-future-of-art-collecting-in-the-uk/

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