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Image courtesy of Xavier Solé Mora
Art Consultancy 21 Feb 2018 By teamcas

Artist Xavier Solé Mora to create a new digital work inspired by Francisco Goya’s ‘Follies’ for Aspen Digital Art Award 2017/18

For the past four years, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen) and the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy have been working together to uncover the most exciting young talent in the field of digital art.

Installation view, Cindy Sherman, Sprüth Magers, London, 5 June - 1 September 2018. Courtesy Sprüth Magers. Photography by Voytek Ketz
Friday Dispatch 20 Jul 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Cindy Sherman at Sprüth Magers, London

In the global village of the art world, Cindy Sherman is a national treasure, and in this latest series of works she returns to the movie star, this time with the full pathos of age.

Guy Oliver, And You Thought I Was Bad? (Nixon T-shirt), 2018. Silkscreen on fabric T-shirt, frame. Courtesy the artist and Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch.
Friday Dispatch 13 Jul 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Guy Oliver

Whether you are out marching today, or simply watching with dismay at the unfolding events, here is an instance of art and life coinciding. To quote the American artist Sam Durrant: “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention”.

Shot of Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes. Portraits and Beasts at Laing Art Gallery - shot by Jack Cornish.
Friday Dispatch 29 Jun 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts

So rich in images and ideas is this new show at the Laing in Newcastle that it is hard to know where to jump in. Glenn Brown was given total…

Otto Boll, Helix 2, 2015, aluminium, steel, paint, 218 x 136 x 150 cm, 85 7/8 x 53 1/2 x 59 1/8 ins. © Otto Boll. Courtesy Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Belgium & Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Friday Dispatch 1 Jun 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Otto Boll and Jef Verheyen at Modern Art

Never was it truer that art has to be experienced at first hand, physically in the same space to be properly appreciated. This show is pure pleasure. You have two weeks, and counting.

Eline McGeorge, On Joined Flight Lines 2 [detail], 2018. Cotton, watercolour, various threads, 194 x 144 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens. Photo: Andy Keate
Friday Dispatch 25 May 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Eline McGeorge and Charlotte Johannesson at Hollybush Gardens

The current shows at Hollybush Gardens offer a fascinating and nuanced view of successive generations of artists coming out of Scandinavia that spans a century of activity.

Aliza Nisenbaum, 'Susan, Aarti, Keerthana and Princess, Sunday in Brooklyn', 2018. Image courtesy the artist and Mary Mary, Glasgow
Friday Dispatch 4 May 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Visible Women at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

With the arrival of Aliza Nisenbaum’s painting in Norwich through our VNXXCAS initiative, very different, 21st century realities enter the collection and enable a multitude of new conversations to take place.

Henry Havelock & India Campaign (c) Fitzwilliam Museum
Friday Dispatch 20 Apr 2018 By Caroline Douglas

‘Flux: Parian unpacked’ at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

There is a growing movement to ‘decolonise the museum’, and Smith’s background has sensitised him to the power and responsibility of the storyteller

Paule Vezelay, Silhouettes, 1938. 91.4 x 59.7 cm. © The Estate of Paule Vezelay Photograph © England & Co Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 13 Apr 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Surface Work at Victoria Miro, Wharf Road and Mayfair

The exhibition is something like the tasting menu at a Michelin Star restaurant: exceptional, if slightly overwhelming as a total experience – enduringly memorable for exquisite individual moments.

Cerith Wyn Evans, Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas), 2017/18. Presented to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales by the Contemporary Art Society through Great Works, supported by the Sfumato Foundation, 2018. © Cerith Wyn Evans.
Friday Dispatch 9 Mar 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Cerith Wyn Evans, Radiant fold (…the Illuminating Gas) at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

Effortlessly occupying the whole of the new Colwinston Gallery, four elliptical forms drawn in fine white neon float underneath the ziggurat ceiling.

Fourthland with Rosalind Fowler, BREADROCK, installation view at PEER, Hoxton. Works by artists and objects belonging to Wenlock Barn residents. Photo by Stephen White
Friday Dispatch 2 Mar 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Fourthland with Rosalind Fowler, BREADROCK at PEER, Hoxton

Working on a hyper-local level, Fourthland and Fowler’s project explores what living with a global perspective feels like: how it alters our personal imaginary, our habits, our modes of living together

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