DACS' 2018 highlights

    A round-up of DACS' biggest and best art-world moments from the past year – excuse us while we give ourselves a gold star.

    Drop the mic

    “The business side of being an artist is just as important as the creative side” – Pogus Caesar
    Our members granted us some special insights: Beverley Heath-Hoyland gave us a behind-the-scenes look at running an estate, and Pogus Caesar shared his wisdom as an artist and a businessman.
    Discover more from Beverley Heath-Hoyland

    Other top interviews of 2018

    Pogus Caesar: “When developing photographs you get something different every time… I’m still learning my craft” 
    Gordon Cheung talks about the vital importance of artists’ rights  
    Catherine Yass discusses photography, film and keeping it analogue  

    Out in the world

    This year, our events have explored super cool Frieze dens and worldly 19th century meeting houses.

    Our fringe Frieze event saw Duggie Fields in conversation with The Art Newspaper’s Louisa Buck, amid jazzy cow-print seats at the Soho Hotel.
    We teamed up with Artquest to present Spaced Out, a riveting one-day conference at Central Saint Martins that even had ArtRabbit chattering. 

    Turner Prize-nominated Anthea Hamilton spoke on A Space for Thought at our inaugural Annual Lecture at the Art Workers’ Guild. 

    The launch of Art360’s archiving app – which we helped to fund – took us to the seductive world of the RA with a special speech by Sonia Boyce.

    And that’s only to name a few…


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    Making moves

    Blockchain has been on everyone’s lips this year. Not one to be late to the party, DACS has been driving the narrative within the art world. From pioneering academic reports to thought pieces, our campaigning has reached some serious heights.

    Browse some of our top reports and Knowledge Base articles: 

    Art and fashion – what you need to know  
    What do I need to know about copyright and photographs?  
    What is 'framing' and other essential tips for photographers   
    Unauthorised use of your work online: A guide to Notice and Takedown 
    The Art Market 2.0: Blockchain and Financialisation in Visual Arts (see below)


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    Image: Big Bang, Broadgate, City of London, 1986 © Brian Griffin. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018; Beverley Heath Hoyland in the studio of John Hoyland. Filmed and edited by Sonny Vadgama for DACS © All Rights Reserved DACS/Artimage 2018; Duggie Fields at DACS' Frieze event at Soho Hotel © All Rights Reserved DACS/Artimage 2018; Blockchain report: Simon Denny, Blockchain Visionaries [with Linda Kantchev]. Installation View, Berlin Biennale 2016. Courtesy:  The artists, Berlin Biennale and Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/ Berlin/ New York. Photo: Hans-Georg Gaul.

    Posted on 11/12/2018 by Laura Ward-Ure