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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

Jessie Flood-Paddock, Lion Vasa, 2017. Image courtesy of The Carl Freedman Gallery London and the artist and The Tetley, Leeds. Supported by the Henry Moore Foundation, The Elephant Trust and the Artists’ General Benevolent Institution.
Friday Dispatch 21 Jul 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Refinding: Jessie Flood-Paddock with Kenneth Armitage at The Tetley, Leeds

This counter-intuitive but productive pairing resonates in unexpected and playful ways.

Hito Steyerl, HellYeahWeFuckDie, © Skulptur Projekte 2017, Foto/photo: Henning Rogge
Friday Dispatch 7 Jul 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017

Pack some sunscreen and an anorak, for Germany’s summer weather seems to be as unpredictable as ours at the moment, and explore Skulptur Projekte Münster (SPM) by hire bike.

Marta Minujín, The Parthenon of Books, 2017,
 steel, books, and plastic sheeting
, Friedrichsplatz, Kassel, documenta 14, photo: Roman März
Friday Dispatch 16 Jun 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Documenta 14, Kassel

This edition of documenta offers a rare chance to see works by female artists, indigenous artists and older artists who have been neglected by the market.

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 25 May 2017 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.

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.

Sadik Kwaish Alfraji The House That My Father Built (Once Upon A Time) (2010) Multimedia installation consisting of a painting 620 x 400 cm, several ready-mades, photograph, and an animation film projected on a 700 x 900 cm. surface. Installation view at Mathaf - Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
Artist to Watch 26 Apr 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Sadik Kwaish Alfraji

Mostly working in sombre black and white and with personal source material, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji probes and elucidates the anxiety, loss, fragmentation and lapses in time that underline exile.

Theo Eshetu, Atlas Fractured 2017, digital video, installation view, Athens Conservatoire (Odeion), documenta 14, photo: Theo Eshetu
Friday Dispatch 21 Apr 2017 By Ali MacGilp

documenta 14: Learning from Athens

The heady scent of orange blossom pervades the city of Athens in April: a beautiful and unexpected accompaniment to the opening of this year’s documenta exhibition.

Installation view – Patrick Hough, And If In A Thousand Years, 2017. Commissioned for Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017: Neither One Thing or Another, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Film and Video Umbrella. Image: Anna Arca.
Friday Dispatch 31 Mar 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017: Neither One Thing or Another

Lawrence Lek and Patrick Hough were this year’s award winners, both responding to the curatorial theme by using pioneering technology to examine a blurring of the line between the real and the artificial.

Still from Hito Steyerl, 'Abstract', 2012, Double screen two channel HD video with sound, 7 minutes and 30 seconds. Edition of 7, with 2 APs. Presented to GoMA by the Contemporary Art Society through the Collections Fund, 2015
Friday Dispatch 24 Feb 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Polygraphs at Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Glasgow

In a ‘post-truth’ age a good narrative defeats the facts any day, but this exhibition is a timely reminder that ‘twas ever thus, and little is new but the technology.

Pilvi Takala, detail of The Committee project, 2013-2017, Pump House Gallery, London. Photo: Eoin Carey.
Artist to Watch 22 Feb 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Pilvi Takala

Takala has built up an intriguing body of work over the last twelve years that probes how we function as a society.

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