1. Artists with Liberty: Save Our Human Rights Act

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    Inspired by Liberty and our campaign work, Artists with Liberty: Save Our Human Rights Act has been created by a group of leading artists who believe, like we do, that human rights and civil liberties should be protected. Their work reflects the capacity art has to engage and inform on complex issues with power and beauty. We hope they inspire...
  2. Social Media Meets Art With David Birkin's Severe Clear

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    This past Memorial Day the skies of New York City were emblazoned by a thought provoking statement. Artist David Birkin took an excerpt from a rejection letter sent by the CIA to the American Civil Liberties Union in response to their Freedom of Information Act request for information relating to the US Government's classified drone program. The full reply reads, "...the...
  3. David Birkin's group show

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    Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London Until 24th January 2014 David Birkin / Nadia Kaabi-Linke / Manuela Ribadeneira / Nasan Tur “History’s goal and ambition is not to exalt but to annihilate what has in reality taken place” - Pierre Nora Installation view Iconographies, 2013 by David Birkin C-type prints in movie poster frames 103 x 73cm each Edition of 5
  4. 'Fraternise - The Salon' at Beaconsfield

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    Fraternise – the SalonBeaconsfield2 April – 29 May 2011Edwina fitz Patrick, Flights of Fancy, 2007, paper, cork pads, pins, image courtesy the artistFraternise – the Salon gathers a cohort of artists in a curated, fundraising exhibition, to support the future existence of Beaconsfield – the pioneering, non-profit organisation that has provided a laboratory and presentation space for artists since 1995.Fraternise –...
  5. Birkin's winning work in Sovereign European Prize

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    Congratulations to David Birkin who has won the Sovereign European Art Prize with his ‘Diptych’ (2009) from his ongoing series Confessions.Don't miss Birkin's work on exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery until Sunday 20th June, along with 30 other short-listed entries.The prize is now in its 5th year and received over 350 entries from over 30 European countries. Birkin was...
  6. David Birkin at the Barbican Centre

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    As a reminder, tonight's private view of the Sovereign European Art Prize Exhibition, for which David Birkin is a finalist, takes place at the Barbican from 6-8.30pm.To read Lucy Davies' feature on Birkin's Confession series in The Telegraph, click here, and for Daniel Campbell-Blight's article in the current issue of Hot Shoe, click here.The exhibition is installed opposite The Curve. ...
  7. COMPETITION: Vote for Birkin!

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    The Sovereign European Art Prize, as recently posted on this blog, is inviting you to vote for one winner from this year's finalists. David Birkin's 'Diptych' (2009) from his ongoing series Confessions has been nominated. If you'd like to vote in favour of his work, please click here.The finalists' gallery will be on exhibition at the Barbican Centre, London from...
  8. David Birkin Live Performance & Talk

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    To mark the close of the group show at Hot Shoe Gallery this Friday, David Birkin will be giving a live performance this Thursday evening from 6pm which will be followed by a discussion on the erasure of identity in politicized art and photography.  It will be an open debate, taking as its starting point a pair of essays by...
  9. Sovereign European Art Prize - Finalists Announced

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    The 2009-2010 prize received a record number of entries, with artists nominated by art experts from over 30 European countries. The shortlist, which includes David Birkin, was selected by this year's judges Sir Peter Blake, Tim Marlow, Philly Adams, Gavin Turk, Robert Punkenkhofer, Joseph Backstein and Nasser Azam.Untitled from the series, 'Confessions', David Birkin, 200 x 150 x 2 cm...
  10. David Birkin at Hot Shoe

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    David Birkin takes part in a three man show at Hot Shoe Gallery, now open in Farringdon from 13th February - 9th April. This exhibition will pay particular attention to the concept of ‘exposure’, introducing new work by Torsten Lauschmann, David Birkin and Benjamin de Burca. Exposure refers both to the photographic technique of exposing light and to the idea...
  11. David Birkin's 'Confessions' wins prize

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    The National Media Museum is pleased to announce the five successful applicants to its 2009 Photography Bursary, who each receive a share of the £20,000 award fund. Congratulations to David Birkin, who is one of the 5.Confessions 1 & 2This year generated more than 200 applications, by far the greatest number in the Bursary’s three-year history and double the number...

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