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.

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.

Helen Cammock Shouting in Whispers installation view, Cubitt Gallery, 2017. Photography by Mark Blower, courtesy of Cubitt Artists.
Friday Dispatch 13 Oct 2017 By Christine Takengny

Helen Cammock: Shouting in Whispers, at Cubitt Gallery

Cammock challenges us to reflect on how we commemorate and represent historical moments and people and to think about who is rendered invisible or unacknowledged by history and present culture.

Tschabalala Self, Habibi Papi, 2017. Watercolour, acrylic, flashe, gouache, coloured pencil, hand-coloured photocopies, photocopies hand-coloured canvas on canvas. 243.8 x 213.4 cm. Photo: Damian Griffiths, Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery
Friday Dispatch 15 Sep 2017 By Christine Takengny

Tschabalala Self: Bodega Run, at Pilar Corrias

Tschabalala Self’s work is primarily concerned with the ethno-cultural stereotypes surrounding the Black body within contemporary culture, ‘Bodega Run’ at Pilar Corrias Gallery is Self’s first foray into installation.

Theo Eshetu, The Slave Ship, 2015. Single channel video installation with sound, 14m 28s. Courtesy of the artist and Tiwani Contemporary. Photographer © Sylvain Deleu 2017.
Friday Dispatch 28 Jul 2017 By Christine Takengny

Theo Eshetu: The Slave Ship, at Tiwani Contemporary

The film is a hypnotic meditation on how the concept of free trade reinforces inequalities and injustices that seem to have their roots in the transatlantic slave trade.

Installation view of Chris Ofili, The Caged Bird's Song, 2014–2017. Wool, cotton and viscose. Triptych, left and right panels each 280 x 184 cm; centre panel 280 x 372 cm. © Chris Ofili. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London, The Clothworkers’ Company and Dovecot Tapestry Studio, Edinburgh. Photography: Gautier Deblonde
Friday Dispatch 28 Apr 2017 By Christine Takengny

Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic at the National Gallery

The tapestry took five craftsmen and women three years of weaving, using over 250 colours to replicate Ofili’s watercolour sketch on a x800 scale

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