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Year: 2014

New spectra film using footage contributed by Londoners

New spectra film using footage contributed by Londoners

17 December 2014

Ryoji Ikeda's spectra, part of LIGHTS OUT, could be seen for miles and was documented by people all over London, who were asked to contribute their footage, on whatever device they had to hand, retelling the story of spectra from myriad...

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Does it Matter? films receive award

Does it Matter? films receive award

17 December 2014

Our commission Does it Matter? has received the Award for Performance under 10 minutes from International Disability Film Festival, For Picture this...film festival. The films will be screened from in March 2015, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with a special Gala Awards Evening...

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£3 MILLION GRANT TO 14-18 NOW

£3 MILLION GRANT TO 14-18 NOW

3 December 2014

Chancellor of the Exchequer announces major grant towards projects focused on northern cities including Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle, to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Jenny Waldman, Director of 14-18 NOW said: 'We are delighted that the Chancellor...

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Chloe Dewe Mathews at Tate Modern

Chloe Dewe Mathews at Tate Modern

28 November 2014

Tate Modern’s exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography opens this week until March 2015 featuring Chloe Dewe Mathews' Shot at Dawn, one of the 14-18 NOW commissions in 2014.  Read here as she discusses her work and click here to book tickets for...

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DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A POTENTIAL 14-18 NOW CO-COMMISSION?

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A POTENTIAL 14-18 NOW CO-COMMISSION?

20 November 2014

We are looking for extraordinary new projects in a wide variety of artforms that engage audiences and participants in reflection on aspects the First World War, to be part of our future programme. The search for new proposals follows the...

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Book of Letters to the Unknown Soldier published today

Book of Letters to the Unknown Soldier published today

11 November 2014

Our commission LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER received a huge and moving response. Publisher William Collins was so impressed that they have created a special book published today.  Artists Neil Bartlett and Kate Pullinger have personally selected over 130 letters...

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14-18 NOW TO TAKE POPPIES ART INSTALLATION AROUND THE UK

14-18 NOW TO TAKE POPPIES ART INSTALLATION AROUND THE UK

8 November 2014

Today, Vikki Heywood, 14-18 NOW Chairman said: ‘14-18 NOW is delighted that we can extend the life of this beautiful art work and ensure that key elements are enjoyed throughout the UK.' ‘We can now look forward to an exciting...

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Artists And War: An Essay By Margaret Macmillan

Artists And War: An Essay By Margaret Macmillan

11 April 2014

Are artists the canaries in the mine who sense the coming explosion before anyone else does? It is hard not to look at the world before 1914 and wonder whether they somehow sensed that a catastrophe was bearing down on...

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Season one begins with the unveiling of Carlos Cruz-Diez's Dazzle Ship in Liverpool

Season one begins with the unveiling of Carlos Cruz-Diez's Dazzle Ship in Liverpool

12 June 2014

Season one of 14-18 NOW  has begun.  The opening is marked by the unveiling of our first dazzle ship in Liverpool, co-commissioned with Liverpool Biennial. Designed by Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz- Diez and inspired by the camouflage used on naval ships in...

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From dusk to dawn, ryoji ikeda's spectra lights up London

From dusk to dawn, ryoji ikeda's spectra lights up London

5 August 2014

spectra is an artwork sculpted in light and sound.  Stretching over 15km into the sky, it is visible up to 10 miles away - across all of London.  Part of LIGHTS OUT, you can experience spectra at Victoria Tower Gardens...

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