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Mary Reid Kelley, Priapus Agonistes, 2013, made with Patrick Kelley. Image courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery
Artist to Watch 23 Dec 2014 By Team

Mary Reid Kelley

Mary Reid Kelley (b. 1979, Greenville, South Carolina, USA) combines painting, performance, and a distinctive wordplay-rich poetry in her polemical, graphically stylised videos. Performing as a First World War soldier, a…

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News 5 Dec 2014 By Team

Get 60% off ‘Weak Messages’ by David Shrigley

Get 60% off when you buy a copy of Weak Messages Create Bad Situations – a manifesto by David Shrigley – before Christmas.   A wonderful present for anyone interested…

Alexandra Bircken, Deflated Bodies, 2014 a new site-specific installation from her new exhibition 'Eskalation' at The Hepworth Wakefield. Photo by Stuart Whipps.  Image courtesy the artist, The Hepworth Wakefield and Herald St, London.
Friday Dispatch 7 Nov 2014 By Team

A Grand Day Out

This week I am going to try and tempt you out of London and up to Yorkshire, where in a day trip you can take in an amazing variety of…

Cabinet Gallery, Apartment 6, 49 - 59 Old Street, London EC1 V 9HX. Open Thursday - Saturday 12.00 - 18.00, until 6 December 2014.  www.cabinet.uk.com
Friday Dispatch 17 Oct 2014 By Team

James Richards, Raking Light, at Cabinet Gallery, London

One of the distinguishing features of the offerings of Frieze week this year has been the relative absence of the moving image work that had dominated in previous years.  Performance…

John Hilliard, 1,2,3 (2), 2004, iris print on museum board, 91 x 120cm. © John Hilliard. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery
Friday Dispatch 12 Sep 2014 By Team

John Hilliard, Not Black And White, at Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

This week’s Dispatch is an urgent call out to all those serious collectors of photography who have not yet seen the current exhibition at Richard Saltoun’s gallery, just an aerodynamic…

Rebecca Ackroyd, CARBURETTOR, installation view detail, 2014, courtesy Kinman, London
Friday Dispatch 5 Sep 2014 By Team

Rebecca Ackroyd, CARBURETTOR, at Kinman, London

The penultimate exhibition at Henry Kinman’s subterranean space in Curtain Road is an engaging and confident solo show by 27-year-old Rebecca Ackroyd, who is still studying for a Post-Graduate Diploma…

Magali Reus, Dregs (Flash Batch), (detail), 2013. Hand hammered and powder coated aluminium, mirror polished aluminium, sand blasted aluminium, snake-eye security nuts and bolts, laser cut and powder coated aluminium, rubber dipped burnt pizzas, cotton, 96 x 82 x 41 cm. Courtesy The approach.
Artist to Watch 3 Sep 2014 By Team

Magali Reus

Magali Reus’ (b. 1981, Den Haag) sculptural installations derive from ideas of compartmentalised privacy often experienced in bathrooms and kitchens. Motifs of filling and emptying, stuffing and purging, Reus’ sculptures allude…

Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works, Raven Row, 2014. Trio A, 1966, dancers in training with Pat Catterson and Yvonne Rainer, July 2014. Photo: Eva Herzog
Friday Dispatch 25 Jul 2014 By Team

Yvonne Rainer at Raven Row, London

On a sultry morning I threaded my way from Liverpool Street, through the narrow alleys around Spitalfields market to the wonderful Raven Row gallery. Alex Sainsbury has established a widely…

Thomas Hirschhorn, Indoor Van Gogh Altar, 2014. Photo: Stefan Altenburger
Friday Dispatch 18 Jul 2014 By Team

Les Rencontres 2014 and Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, Arles, France

Today’s dispatch comes to you from Arles, baking beneath the intense blue skies of Provence. Poised on the brink of change, this ancient walled city of pale golden stone is offering up…

July (installation view), 2014. Photo courtesy The Approach, London.
Friday Dispatch 11 Jul 2014 By Team

July at The Approach, London

Phillip Allen Forrest Bess Vittorio Brodmann Stuart Cumberland Clive Hodgson Allison Katz Alastair MacKinven Lucy Stein Walter Swennen Caragh Thuring Sam Windett What happens in the “summer slot” in a…

Christopher Jonas CBE, photo: © H Schneebeli 2014
News 7 Jul 2014 By Team

Contemporary Art Society announces new Chair of the Board of Trustees

Caroline Douglas, Director of the Contemporary Art Society, announced today that the organisation’s Trustees have appointed Christopher Jonas CBE as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. He will take up the post formally in August 2014.

Bridget Riley,The Stripe Paintings 1961 – 2014, installation view,  David Zwirner, London. Image courtesy David Zwirner, © the artist.
Friday Dispatch 13 Jun 2014 By Team

Bridget Riley, The Stripe Paintings 1961 – 2014, at David Zwirner, London

This sparkling summer’s day, I want to send you to Mayfair to see one of the most glorious shows of the year. In a new collaboration between David Zwirner and Karsten Schubert, Bridget Riley is showing a group of 15 stripe paintings and a small collection of studies on paper.

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