Gioscia’s theatrical and vividly coloured room-filling installations seem to oscillate between kitsch, craft, high art and pop culture.
The CAS acquires a major sound installation by Scottish artist Susan Philipsz for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Seven Tears, 2016 is the first work by Philipsz to enter the National Galleries of Scotland collection and also the museum’s first major sound and software based artwork.
‘Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers)’ at Ikon, Birmingham
Apfelbaum invites the viewer to fully immerse themselves into what she describes as “an erupting rainbow volcano experience”.
The CAS acquires two sets of powerful screen prints by Helen Cammock for Reading Museum
Helen Cammock used to be a social worker, grounding her research-focused approach to creating art reflecting on inequality and misrepresentation.
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 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?
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.
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’ – 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.