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Tom Inns resigns as director of Glasgow School of Art

Plus: Sadaharu Horio (1939–2018) | and David Hockney receives lifetime achievement award for printmaking

6 November 2018

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Tom Inns resigns as director of Glasgow School of Art | On Friday afternoon Professor Tom Inns, the director of the Glasgow School of Art, stepped down after five years at the helm – and five months after a devastating fire destroyed the Mackintosh building, which had recently been restored following a fire in 2014. A Scottish parliamentary committee is currently investigating the fire, with the GSA board facing questions and criticism regarding its stewardship of the building. Until Inns’ position is filled, the school will be run by its deputy directors, Irene McAra-McWilliam and Ken Neil.

Sadaharu Horio (1939–2018) | The Japanese artist Sadaharu Horio has died, his gallery Axel Vervoordt has confirmed. In 1966 Horio joined the Gutai Art Association, a radical, post-war group known for its experimental approach towards performance. Throughout his career, Horio created performances as well as two- and three-dimensional abstract works.

David Hockney receives lifetime achievement award for printmaking | The HM Queen Sonja Art Foundation, established in 2011, has announced that David Hockney is to be the recipient of a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to printmaking. Hockney will receive the award on Thursday, at a ceremony where the winner of the annual HM Queen Sonja Print Award will also be announced.

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