It’s the North of England with the most exciting openings this month: Nathaniel Mellors debuts his Contemporary Art Society commissioned film in Preston, Ben Rivers shows in Manchester, KAWS at the YSP and Martin Parr in Wakefield.
Claire Hooper, Clay as Bread and Dust as Wine, Hollybush Gardens, London
“This show is an example of what galleries do at their very best: offering the opportunity for an artist to experiment in a substantial way, to develop and grow their practice, to take risks. Which in this case, in my humble opinion, has paid off handsomely.”
Chiara Fumai, The Book of Evil Spirits, waterside contemporary, London
If you have ever played Ouija board then you will recognise what adorns the walls of Waterside Contemporary. Italian artist Chiara Fumai explores radical feminism through conjuring the occult in her new show at the Hoxton gallery.
In a recent interview Georgiou stated: “a painting must have the tension to provoke us to look at it, to wake us up from a state of indifference.”
The Approach and Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Condo is the rather brilliant idea of Vanessa Carlos, co-founder of four year-old Carlos/Ishikawa gallery in Whitechapel. For the last week, just mentioning the gallery exchange project has invariably elicited…
Nathaniel Mellors’ most ambitious film to date opens at the Harris Museum, Preston
Mellors won the CAS Annual Award in 2014 and has created an absurdist drama that uses the control of language as its core theme.
History Lessons on Eastcastle Street
As the new year grinds in to gear after the slumberous holidays, and new shows are starting to open across town, I thought I would just catch up on a…
Daniel Keller perfectly represents the term ‘post-internet art’, and whilst his work has been gaining increasing prominence across German speaking Europe, he remains almost unknown in the UK.
Hito Steyerl film acquired for GoMA, the first work by the artist to enter a UK Collection
Abstract (2012) commemorates a childhood friend of Steyerl’s who became a revolutionary and was killed in the Kurdish region of Turkey in 1998 when fighting for the PKK.
2016 Aspen Online Art Award Shortlist Announced
The shortlist includes investigations into the boundaries between physical and virtual space, traditional animation techniques and the application of motion graphics in projection mapping and holographic installations.
The event of the month in London is Condo, where 24 international and UK galleries will be showing in spaces across London. But if you are heading to Margate be sure to catch Rose Wylie at the Turner Contemporary, her superficially naive works reveal under closer inspection a complex wealth of imagery and style.