Major work by LA-based artist Martine Syms to be gifted to Leeds Art Gallery through VNXXCAS scheme
The initiative aims to provoke an examination of collecting practice and act as a focal point for debate on gender imbalance in museum collections.
Lord Cholmondeley is following up his sensational James Turrell show at Houghton Hall in 2015 with a major solo exhibition by Richard Long, the artist’s largest since his retrospective at Tate in 2009.
Conrad Shawcross cooks dinner for the Artist’s Table, with over £70,000 raised for museum acquisitions
Guests were treated to a special performance of his Ada robot with Mira Calix and a giant tetrahedral cake in the shape of one of Shawcross’ sculptures.
The National Portrait Gallery has not one, but two must-see shows opening in March
An important group show opens at GoMA in Glasgow this month, which stems from the Contemporary Art Society’s donation of Hito Steyerl’s Abstract (2012) to the museum in 2015.
To raise the profile of one of the pioneers of the British Black Arts Movement, Spike Island, Nottingham Contemporary and Modern Art Oxford are running concurrent presentations of Lubaina Himid’s work from January 2017.
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd performs her first solo show in Scotland at the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, whilst in Edinburgh the Fruitmarket Gallery brings together the work of two of South Africa’s foremost visual artists, William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland.
Major new work by Glenn Brown acquired for the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, through the Great Works scheme
The work was made specifically for the museum and is the first piece by the artist to enter into a UK museum collection
The inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture at The Hepworth Wakefield has a highly impressive shortlist (Phyllida Barlow, Steven Claydon, Helen Marten and David Medalla) that makes this exhibition a must-see. In London this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries arrives at the ICA having exhibited in Liverpool, giving a good snapshot of emerging trends in art.
CAS acquires John Akomfrah and Kader Attia works at Frieze London for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
The two moving image works address themes of colonisation and migration
£50,000 Collections Fund at Frieze to acquire work supporting social change
The scheme will acquire work for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art that aligns with the museum’s mission for social change, particularly around issues including migration and exile