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.
‘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
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) 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 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 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: 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.
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: 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.
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.
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: 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.