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Image courtesy of Xavier Solé Mora
Art Consultancy 21 Feb 2018 By teamcas

Artist Xavier Solé Mora to create a new digital work inspired by Francisco Goya’s ‘Follies’ for Aspen Digital Art Award 2017/18

For the past four years, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen) and the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy have been working together to uncover the most exciting young talent in the field of digital art.

Zoya Siddiqui, ‘Geology of a Home’, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.
Artist to Watch 29 Aug 2018 By Christine Takengny

Zoya Siddiqui

Living and working outside her birthplace Lahore (Pakistan) for the past few years, her multi-media work explores questions that relate to spatial distance, memory and longing.

Teresa Margolles, Sutura, Fabric from Guadalajara, 2011 / Intervention on fabric, Berlin 2018 ©Jens Ziehe
Friday Dispatch 22 Jun 2018 By Christine Takengny

Teresa Margolles: Sutura at daadgalerie, Berlin

The show is reduced and minimalist, yet Margolles’ quiet works seem to ask very powerful questions: How do we remember the victims of trauma? How can we deal with loss?

Installation view of Still Moving: The films and photographs of Ulrike Ottinger, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow (20.4.18-29.7.18). Photography by Ruth Clark. All works copyright of the artist.
Friday Dispatch 11 May 2018 By Christine Takengny

Still Moving: The Films and Photographs of Ulrike Oettinger at The Hunterian, Glasgow

A frequent traveller to remote places in Asia, the South Seas and Eastern Europe, Oettinger refuses to present us with clichés or stereotypes but rather offers us a more differentiated, at times unsettling view of the world.

Caroline Walker, Dandar Bathers, 2015. Oil on paper, 44 x 39.5 cm. Image courtesy the Artist and Project B Gallery, Milan
Recent Acquisitions 28 Mar 2018 By Christine Takengny

Suite of works by Caroline Walker acquired for Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

The museum is interested in collecting work relating to water and bathing, reflecting the town’s Spa history.

Lorna Simpson, Unanswerable (detail), 2018. Found photograph and collage on paper. 40 framed photo collages. 670.5 x 304.8 cm / 264 x 120 in. approx. Photo: James Wang. © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
Friday Dispatch 16 Mar 2018 By Christine Takengny

Lorna Simpson, ‘Unanswerable’ – Hauser & Wirth London

Simpson’s reconfiguration of existing images in different artistic mediums explores culture and life in the US today. Her poetic works don’t offer definitive questions and answers but rather subtle hints and suggestions to wider issues in society.

Yto Barrada: Agadir installation View. The Curve, Barbican Centre 7 February – 20 May 2018. Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images
Friday Dispatch 23 Feb 2018 By Christine Takengny

Yto Barrada: Agadir at The Curve, Barbican

By overlapping different narratives Barrada powerfully portrays a complex picture of a city and its inhabitants in a state of transformation after a disaster, reflecting important contemporary debates around the rebuilding of societies.

Ala Younis, Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad exhibition installation view, 2018. Photo Tim Bowditch. Courtesy Delfina Foundation and Art Jameel
Friday Dispatch 9 Feb 2018 By Christine Takengny

Ala Younis: Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad at Delfina Foundation

Younis asks us to reflect on how we commemorate and represent historical moments and people, and to think about who is rendered invisible by history and present culture.

Phoebe Boswell, Mutumia, 2016
Artist to Watch 25 Jan 2018 By Christine Takengny

Phoebe Boswell

Boswell’s portrayal of the Black and female body as an active agent rather than a silenced object, combined with her sophisticated take on social media communication and the virtual world, gives Phoebe Boswell a distinct voice full of power and energy.

Omer Fast, 5000 Feet is the Best, 2011. Film still, single channel projection (30 mins). © Omer Fast
Friday Dispatch 8 Dec 2017 By Christine Takengny

‘Age of Terror: Art since 9/11’ at Imperial War Museum London

A chilling reminder of how the political, social and cultural aftershocks of 9/11 continue to reverberate around the world more than 16 years later, the ‘War on Terror’ seemingly infiltrating every area of our lives.

Catherine Opie, David, 2017 (Detail). © Catherine Opie, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Friday Dispatch 3 Nov 2017 By Christine Takengny

Catherine Opie: Portraits and Landscapes at Thomas Dane Gallery

Only when we take time to slow down and immerse ourselves into the intimate studies of her friends can we explore the vulnerability and intimacy of each sitter and the humanity of Opie’s subjects above all.

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