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’ – 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 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 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.
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.
‘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: 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, 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: 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, 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.