Browsing Category: artists’ visas

  • More artist visa embarrassment for UK

    By the 18th July we may find out on what grounds the Algerian artist Zinedinne Bessaï was refused entry to the UK to attend the launch of a group show at Cornerhouse Manchester. This is not as a result of my earlier blog post on the subject, but rather the fact that crossbench peer the …

    July 5, 2011
  • Zineddine Bessaï denied entry into UK

    Bloody immigrants, coming over here and taking part in contemporary art group shows about the geopolitical relationship between Algeria, France and the UK! As if to highlight the inequalities of that relationship, graphic artist Zineddine Bessaï was this month refused a visa to attend the launch of his own show at Cornerhouse. The Manchester gallery …

    April 21, 2011