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.
Postcard from Glasgow International Festival
This latest edition of the festival is a reminder, as if it were necessary, of why Glasgow is such an important international centre for visual art.
Channa Horwitz at Raven Row, London
For anyone who may have come across her work for the first time at the 2013 Venice Biennale, or last year at the Tinguely Museum in Basel as part of Haroon Mirza’s collaborative exhibition, this is at last an opportunity to grasp Horowitz’ project in greater depth.
Elizabeth Price, A RESTORATION, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Elizabeth Price’s unique way of addressing her subject renders it intellectually thrilling, as well as physically exhilarating to experience
Mark Wallinger, ID, at Hauser & Wirth, London
Wallinger’s genius is to take the seemingly banal and use it to jerk us out of the everyday towards a more acute understanding of where we stand, in the great scheme of things. That he does this with such humour and lightness of touch is what makes the work so enormously rewarding
Steven Claydon, The Gilded Bough, at Sadie Coles HQ, London
Steven Claydon’s new show at Sadie Coles, his second with the gallery, is the product of two years’ work. In the period since his last show here in 2012 he has shown in Los Angeles, Munich, Milan, Geneva and Bergen.