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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.

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Las Venus Resort Hotel: Hang Out Dimensional Slice Download, 2018, Installation. Photo Katarzyna Perlak
Friday Dispatch 7 Dec 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Alter Heroes Coalition at Mimosa House, London

Bringing together contemporary artists with more historical work from the 1970s, this show explores the latent power of a an alter-ego to subvert gender, subjectivity and racial divisions.

Zsófia Keresztes, Sticky Fragility, installation view (2018), photo: Simon Veres, courtesy GIANNI MANHATTAN and the artist
Artist to Watch 29 Nov 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Zsófia Keresztes

With a surface of glossy mosaic tiles, the sculptures at Zsófia Keresztes’s current show at Gianni Manhattan in Vienna have an uncanny ‘fleshiness’ to them.  Statuesque and grotesque, sci-fi and kinky,…

Judy Chicago, Immolation, 1972. Courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, New York and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.
Friday Dispatch 16 Nov 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance at Nottingham Contemporary

The exhibition design allows for unusual visual possibilities, presenting a non-linear view of feminism that contests the standard linear and triumphalist patriarchal perspective.

Installation view of ‘Speech Acts’ at Manchester Art Gallery. Works: Sutapa Biswas, Housewives with Steak Knives, 1985-86; Hetain Patel, The Other Suit, 2015; Lubaina Himid, The Tailor, 2010; Yara El-Sherbini, Skit, 2018; Alan Davie, Elephant’s Eyeful, 1960.
Friday Dispatch 26 Oct 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Speech Acts at Manchester Art Gallery

An invitation for curators around the country to take action: to show those artworks that have been rarely seen, to ask why that is, to collaborate with neighbouring institutions and to tell a different story to audiences that has been rarely heard before.

Nicholas Pope, 'Sofa of the Seven Deadly Sins and Coffee Table of Virtue', 1998-2018. Mixed media, 300 × 390 × 460 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and The Sunday Painter. Photographer: Lewis Ronald
Friday Dispatch 21 Sep 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Nicholas Pope: Sins and Virtues at The Sunday Painter

Nicholas Pope is part of the history of British Sculpture, and thanks to the dynamic trio of The Sunday Painter he is now being rediscovered.

Image: Candida Höfer, Zoologischer Garten Paris II, 1997 © Candida Höfer / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2018
Friday Dispatch 6 Jul 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

A Postcard from Margate

More established artists have also moved here, notably painter Sophie von Hellermann, who benefited from more space and also the northern light, that same light that fascinated the romantic painter J. M. W. Turner 230 years ago.

Dineo Sheshee Bopape, Untitled (Of Occult Instability) [Feelings], 2016–18. Courtesy Dineo Seshee Bopape, Jabu Arnell, Lachell Workman, Mo Laudi, Robert Rhee, Photo: Timo Ohler
Friday Dispatch 15 Jun 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

A Postcard from the Berlin Biennale

The title of this edition, ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’, references the idea of abandoning a single powerful figure to embrace the collective and the multiple.

Noemie Goudal: Telluris, installation view. Copyright studio Will Amlot, courtesy Edel Assanti
Friday Dispatch 8 Jun 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Noémie Goudal: Telluris at Edel Assanti

Goudal’s fascination with multiple viewpoints plays with perceptions, illusion and deception

Phoebe Collings-James, Don’t Knock Twice, I Will Eat You, 2018. Installation view at Relative Strength, Arcadia Missa, London. Courtesy the Artist and Arcadia Missa. Photo: Tim Bowditch
Friday Dispatch 18 May 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

Phoebe Collings-James: Relative Strength at Arcadia Missa

Strength and weaknesses are subverted in Phoebe Collings-James powerful display.

Tamar Guimarães  (Film stills)  Canoas 2010 13:30 16mm transferred to video Colour, sound, Portuguese with English subtitles  Courtesy of the artist and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo.
Friday Dispatch 27 Apr 2018 By Ilaria Puri Purini

‘I blew on Mr.Greenhill’s main joints with a very ‘hot’ breath’ at De La Warr Pavilion

Less than two hours from London, along the Sussex coast, stands the De La War Pavilion, an example of modernist dreams of unison and transformation.

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