Art Now: Sophie Michael, Trip (the light fantastic), Tate Britain
With the past just a click away, nostalgia as a concept is wide open for re-definition
Brian Griffiths, Bill & Vilma, Vilma Gold
Griffiths uses the actor Bill Murray as ‘material’ for his new show
Alison Wilding: Arena Redux, Art House Foundation
After sixteen years packed away in wooden crates, this radiantly wonderful sculpture is for a short time on view to the public again.
A Postcard from the Switch House
The new face of the museum is as a place for encounters, for social engagement, activism and the brokering of new relationships enabled by art.
Nairy Baghramian, Scruff of the Neck, at Marian Goodman Gallery
Anyone who has paid handsomely for orthodontic treatment will grudgingly attest to the way tailor-made tooth-training devices can resemble miniature sculptures. Baghramian’s work co-opts some of these forms, but scaled as if the skull were the size of the gallery spaces.
A Postcard from Antwerp
There is a thriving art scene in Antwerp, with a slew of commercial galleries supporting it in addition to the public spaces.
Double Take: Drawing and Photography, Drawing Room and The Photographers’ Gallery
Today I want to direct your attention to Bermondsey and a superlative, concise little show at the Drawing Room. This is in fact a collaborative project in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery and examines the way some artists have combined the media, probing the limits of each one.
Sarah Lucas, POWER IN WOMAN, at Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
There is still a week in which to catch Sarah Lucas’ exhibition at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, and it is well worth the detour, whether you saw her British Pavilion in Venice last year, or not.
Tomma Abts at greengrassi
Currently open at greengrassi in Kennington, London, Tomma Abts’ first show in five years with her London gallery is a must-see.
Angela de la Cruz, Chris Ofili and London Fieldworks at PEER
The modern mythology of the East End records the arrival of the YBAs in Shoreditch in the late 1980s.
Karl Holmqvist, READ DEAR, and Franciszka & Stefan Themerson, Books, Camera, Ubu at Camden Arts Centre
A brilliantly complementary pair of exhibitions featuring artists with a shared love of language.