A postcard from Vienna
There is a thriving contemporary art scene in Vienna, bolstered by the city’s famous art academies, not-for-profit spaces, commercial galleries and world class museums.
Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement at Victoria Miro, London
The debut of a new film installation by Isaac Julien is an event, and this new nine-screen work showing in the upper floor of the Wharf Road gallery has been six years in the making.
Unique cyanotype works by Do Ho Suh go on sale to support the CAS
Household items such as the door lock that are commonly touched and used are a recurrent feature of his smaller works, distilling the idea of home into a single object.
Susan Hefuna: Textiles at Pi Artworks, London
The conceptual reframing of Hefuna’s work through textiles, at the intersection of aesthetic practice and critical investigation, marks a new territory for the artist and gives us an exhibition of sparkling intelligence.
A particular must-see is at Towner Art Gallery, which is showing the major installation by Dineo Seshee Bopape that the CAS acquired at Frieze in 2017.
An artist specialising in clay, Bakewell dissects the role of the maker, the objects made, and the cultural/aesthetic value systems bestowed upon them.
The CAS acquires photographic installation by Liz Johnson Artur for Guildhall Art Gallery
The Contemporary Art Society has acquired a photographic installation by Ghanaian-Russian photographer Liz Johnson Artur, who has been working in London since the early 1990s. Her work has documented the…
Gonçalo Mabunda: Orator of Time at Jack Bell Gallery, London
Mabunda aims to explore the collective memory of his home country that has been scarred by a long and violent Civil War.
‘Edmund de Waal: Psalm’ at Museo Ebraico and Ateneo Veneto, Venice
de Waal’s project connects human experience across many centuries, cultures and countries and, in its way, is as political as it is poetic.