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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

Jessica Warboys, Tremolo, 2017. Wood, pvc pipe, acrylic paint, 81 x 81 x 27 cm. Image courtesy French Riviera © Jessica Warboys
Friday Dispatch 22 Sep 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Jessica Warboys – Tremolo, at French Riviera

French Riviera has that almost unheard-of thing: a true spirit of experimentation and risk-taking

Richard Long, White Deer Circle, 2016 © Pete Huggins
Friday Dispatch 14 Jul 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Richard Long: EARTH SKY at Houghton Hall

EARTH SKY at Houghton Hall shows Richard Long at the top of his game and should not be missed.

Anne Hardy, Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh) at Art Night 2017. © Anne Hardy, Photographer: Angus Mill
Friday Dispatch 30 Jun 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Anne Hardy: Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh) at Art Night 2017

This is her largest ever single installation and after Art Night the work will become the first of Hardy’s increasingly ambitious works to enter a permanent museum collection.

Ron Nagle, Casting Aspersions, 2016, ceramic, catalysed polyurethane and epoxy resin, 14.6 x 9.5 x 11.4 cm, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 ins. Photograph by Don Tuttle. Image copyright the artist and courtesy Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Friday Dispatch 23 Jun 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Ron Nagle: Amended Testimony at Stuart Shave/Modern Art

Ron Nagle’s beautifully installed first ever UK solo show offers a new perspective on the history of ceramic sculptures as an art form.

Ex Machina display at Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction, Barbican Centre 3 June – 1 September. Credit Tristan Fewings / Getty Images.
Friday Dispatch 9 Jun 2017 By Caroline Douglas

‘Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction’ at Barbican Art Gallery, London

“We are only seeking Man. We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors.”

Maeve Brennan, The Drift (2017). HD video with sound, 50′ 29” (video still). Produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore. Courtesy of the artist.
Friday Dispatch 2 Jun 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Maeve Brennan: The Drift at Chisenhale Gallery, London

Brennan’s portrait of three individuals in Lebanon is sensitive, sympathetic and nuanced, all the while overlaid with the optimism inherent in the metaphorical act of mending.

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.

Isabella Martin, North Sea Semaphore, 2017. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella. FVU is supported by Arts Council England.
Friday Dispatch 7 Apr 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Somewhere Becoming Sea at Humber Street Gallery, Hull

The installation is crisp and precise, the messaging acute but not hectoring. Hull could gain a great deal from maintaining a space for contemporary art of this calibre.

Vanessa Bell, Nude with Poppies, 1916, oil on canvas, 23.4 x 42.24 cm, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. © The Estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy of Henrietta Garnett
Friday Dispatch 24 Mar 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Vanessa Bell at Dulwich Picture Gallery

The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have clearly been a labour of love to put together for curator Sarah Milroy and Dulwich’s departing director, Ian Dejardin. They are both a milestone in scholarship and I heartily recommend both to you.

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