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Hayward Gallery moves north of the river for one-off show

Plus: Dutch Museums to build joint collection centre | Artists call for boycott of Rio Olympics | National Media Museum remains silent over rebranding

1 June 2016

Our daily round-up of news from the art world

Hayward Gallery & Vinyl Factory announce major off-site show | The Hayward Gallery has announced plans for a major off-site exhibition, the only such event it will host over the course of its two-year refurbishment. Mounted in partnership with the Vinyl Factory, the autumn exhibition will be held in an iconic Brutalist building at The Store, 180 The Strand, on the opposite bank of the Thames to its long-term home in the Southbank complex. The show, entitled ‘The Infinite Mix: Sound and Image in Contemporary Video’ will feature work by artists including Elizabeth Price, Stan Douglas and Cyprien Gaillard.

Dutch Museums to build joint collection centre | The Rijksmuseum, Paleis Het Loo, the Dutch Open Air Museum and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands are to collaborate on the establishment of a new depository for the national collections in Amersfoort. The Netherlands Collection Centre, as it will be known, will house some 675,000 objects in its 30,000 m2 space. The objective is to replace the depositories currently in use, which are spread across the country. It will provide the optimum level of sustainable management for the collections, pooling the expertise of all four institutions. It is hoped that the NCC will be in use from 2020.

Artists call for boycott of Rio Olympics | Following the turbulent political events in Brazil over the past few months, several artists involved with the ‘Projeto Brasil’ festival in Hamburg have called for a boycott of this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. ‘In Brazil a political coup has just occurred,’ artist Daniel Lee told Monopol. (German language article. Via Artforum.) ‘We have to create awareness. We believe that democratic conditions are the prerequisite for the Olympics.’

National Media Museum remains silent over rebranding | A Freedom of Information request to uncover the imminent name change of Bradford’s National Media Museum has been refused, reports the Telegraph & Argus. Earlier this year, a spokesman for the museum announced that discussions were being conducted as to a possible rebranding, leading to fears that the ‘national’ designation could be dropped. The T&A’s FoI request to discover the new names in contention was turned down because, according to a spokesman, revealing them ‘would inhibit the free and frank provision of advice and the free and frank exchange of views for the purposes of deliberation.’

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