2017

A folio from Ajayeb al Makhluqhat. Image courtesy Morehshin Allahyari
Friday Dispatch 26 May 2017 By Elea Himmelsbach

Morehshin Allahyari, She Who Sees The Unknown: Ya’jooj Ma’jooj at The Photographers’ Gallery

Finding herself literally “walled out” of her own country during Donald Trump’s first attempt at the Muslim travel ban, Iranian-American artist Morehshin Allahyari explores the Qur’anic story of Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj

Grayson Perry preparatory sketch. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London © Grayson Perry
CAS Recommends 25 May 2017 By Marcus Crofton

June 2017

The CAS-commissioned No End to Enderby by Graham Eatough and Stephen Sutcliffe, which explores Anthony Burgess’ Enderby novels, will be premiering at the Manchester International Festival, one of a number of must-see events in the city this month.

Yi-Chun-Lin, Another Escape, 2014, © the artist
Art Consultancy By teamcas

Aspen Online Art Award relaunched for 2017 as the Aspen Digital Art Award

The value of the award has doubled from £5,000 to £10,000 allows a greater range of work to be commissioned.

John Stezaker, Painting, 2013-2016. Collages on paper, 8 parts. Each part 53 x 42 cm, overall size 53 x 450 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions By Franka Blok

Eight collages by John Stezaker acquired for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The collages respond to a key series of work in Birmingham’s collection, ‘Pygmalion and the Image’ (1875-78) by Edward Burne-Jones, and was completed whilst Stezaker was curating an exhibition there.

Dineo Seshee Bopape, mabu/mubu/mmu, 2017. Soil, ceramics, herbs, crystals, coal, ash, sound. Photographs provided by the PinchukArtCentre © 2017. Photo by Sergey Illin.
Artist to Watch By Ali MacGilp

Dineo Seshee Bopape

Her work undermines the machismo of land art; her use of soil as a sculptural material couldn’t be further from that of Walter De Maria’s minimalist ‘Earth Rooms’ of the 60s and 70s.

Installation view, Jordan Wolfson, Riverboat song, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 27 April – 16 June 2017. Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photography: Robert Glowacki
Friday Dispatch 19 May 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Jordan Wolfson at Sadie Coles HQ

These are bitingly sardonic works that operate nimbly across a multiplicity of media, negotiating the complexity of many different allusions without ever being explicit about references.

A performance by Barby Asante at Diaspora Pavilion, Venice, May 2017
Friday Dispatch 12 May 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

The project is an exemplary intervention into the professional lives of 12 young and emerging artists whose names will surely become much more familiar over coming years.

Joe Namy, Libretto-o-o: A Curtain Design in the Bright Sunshine Heavy with Love, 2017. Site-specific installation, curtain and stereo sound. © Photo: Haupt & Binder
Friday Dispatch 5 May 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Sharjah Biennial, UAE

Now in its thirteenth edition, it has become an important touchstone for the wider region.

Still from Matilda Skelton Mace, Sky Island, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Art Consultancy 3 May 2017 By teamcas

Winner of the Aspen Online Art Award creates a virtual world from the unique digital fingerprints of users

The £5,000 commission launched on 3 May 2017

Becky Beasley, Sedum Joy (Double Grave) 2002/2017, Gelatin silverprint, 105x79cm
CAS Recommends 28 Apr 2017 By Marcus Crofton

May 2017

A string of museums along the south coast have fascinating exhibitions opening in May including the Towner in Eastbourne, where Becky Beasley’s new show engages with the work of Eric Ravilious – both residents of East Sussex.

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