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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

Pascal Hachem, back to square one, 2017. Irons, flour, metal structure, step motor and electrical board. Photograph by Andy Stagg, courtesy of The Mosaic Rooms.
Friday Dispatch 17 Nov 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Pascal Hachem at The Mosaic Rooms and Fatma Bucak at Pi Artworks

Although rooted in a Middle-Eastern context, both exhibitions resonate strongly in what feels like a divided and febrile Britain.

KwieKulik, Forma Otwarta -­ Gra na twarzy aktorki / Open Form -­ Game on an Actress’s Face, 1972. Video, colour, silent, 2 min 29 sec. © Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation
Friday Dispatch 27 Oct 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Everything we see could be otherwise (My sweet little lamb) at The Showroom, London

A timely show that invites us to look again at work produced on what were once considered the peripheries of the art world – Yugoslavia and the former Communist Bloc

Grace Schwindt, The Tiffany Vase 4, 2014. Wood, acryl paint and porcelain, 137 x 26 x 26 cm. Image courtesy the artist.
Friday Dispatch 29 Sep 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Grace Schwindt: Tiffany Vase, at Gallery Lejeune

These vases have been thrown and caught just at the very moment of disintegration, eternally frozen at this moment of collapse, on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Luke Willis Thompson, autoportrait, (2017). Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery 2017. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and produced in partnership with Create. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate.
Artist to Watch 27 Jul 2017 By Ali MacGilp

Luke Willis Thompson

One of the most brilliant artists of his generation, Thompson investigates the treatment of minority communities and the way objects and sites can be imbued with violence.

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.

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