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Ndidi Emefiele, Untitled (dancing to wo!!), 2018. Mixed media on canvas, 180x180cm. Courtesy of the artist and Rosenfeld Porcini
Friday Dispatch 12 Oct 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Ndidi Emefiele: Pets, Parties and a Cuddle at Rosenfeld Porcini

These new paintings are assured, complex and pull the viewer in to explore the myriad details and references, as well as the exuberant materiality of their making.

Omar Victor Diop, Thiaroye 1944, 2016, from the series Liberty. Courtesy © Omar Victor Diop / MAGNIN-A, Paris
Friday Dispatch 5 Oct 2018 By Caroline Douglas

‘Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora’ at Autograph ABP, London

Diop’s exhibition delivers important lessons in recuperated histories, along with a powerful serving of pure visual pleasure. Highly recommended.

Daria Martin, A Hunger Artist, 2017. HD film, 16 minutes © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London
Friday Dispatch 7 Sep 2018 By Caroline Douglas

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist at Maureen Paley, London

For fifteen years, Daria Martin’s work has concerned itself with the relationships between performers and their audiences.

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”.

Installation view of 'Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts' at the Laing Art Gallery. Photographer: 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.

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