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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

Clive Hodgson, Untitled, 2017. Oil on canvas, 55 x 60 cm. Courtesy of Arcade
Friday Dispatch 2 Feb 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Clive Hodgson at Arcade, London

Clive Hodgson is the ideal painter to mark the 10th anniversary for the gallery. Dealing in a form of conceptual abstraction, he has long made the dating and signing of his paintings the foremost compositional element.

Bridget Riley, Quiver 3, 2014. Graphite and acrylic paint on plaster wall. © Bridget Riley 2017, all rights reserved. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London
Friday Dispatch 26 Jan 2018 By Caroline Douglas

‘Bridget Riley: Recent Paintings 2014-17’ at David Zwirner London

More than 50 years since she made her name, Riley thrills by demonstrating that she is still testing the terms of engagement with painting – with the same rigour, the same appetite for risk.

Image: Installation view of Isabel Nolan: Another View from Nowhen at Bloomberg SPACE. Courtesy of the Artist and Kerlin Gallery.
Friday Dispatch 19 Jan 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Isabel Nolan: ‘Another View from Nowhen’ at Bloomberg SPACE and the London Mithraeum

Do book yourself a slot to see the Mithraeum and Isabel Nolan’s remarkable response to it. This is the new, old London: repackaged, reinterpreted.

Michael Armitage, Exorcism, 2017, © Michael Armitage. Photo © White Cube (Ben Westoby). Courtesy of the Artist and the Harry and Lana David Collection.
Friday Dispatch 12 Jan 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Michael Armitage: The Chapel at South London Gallery

Armitage has a remarkable facility as a painter, a command of colour and a seductive line. I for one will enjoy watching him continue to explore the territory he has claimed for himself.

Image: Installation view of Women to Watch UK: Metal at Phillips, 14 - 21 November 2017. Courtesy of Phillips.
Friday Dispatch 10 Nov 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Women to Watch UK: Metal at Phillips London

A great opportunity to see some very substantial work by artists one does not often see in such a prominent space in central London.

Aaron Angell, Platter, 2017. Reduced stoneware with ash glaze and dead frog residue. Courtesy of Rob Tufnell.
Friday Dispatch 20 Oct 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen at Corvi-Mora and Aaron Angell at Rob Tuffnel, 139 Lambeth Walk

We visit two shows in South London rooted in the natural world, with elements of the fantastical

Toby Ziegler, installation image. Image: © the artist, courtesy of New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park.
Friday Dispatch 6 Oct 2017 By Caroline Douglas

Toby Ziegler: Slave and Nao Matsunaga: Blue & White at New Art Centre, Salisbury

While no claims are made for connections between the two shows, an acutely contemporary interrogation of their respective genres informs both bodies of work, and makes for an exceptionally satisfying visit.

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