Melanie Manchot, THE GIFT, at Bloomberg SPACE, London
“(…) we are in a period in which you could say the digital explosion of the last few years has ushered in a period of mass extinction of objects, the…
Fiona Banner, Font, at Frith Street Gallery, London
An important mid-career survey of Fiona Banner’s work opened this month at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, offering a chance to look across two decades of work and appreciate the development of…
Michael Landy, Breaking News, at Michael Landy Studio, London
Michael Landy takes a wry view of the world. Since the 90s his work has addressed the pressing political issues of the day, as well as delivering a good portion…
Matt Copson, Reynard’s Fundament, at Tramps, London
Matt Copson, who graduated from the Slade last year, is showing the latest episode in an ongoing body of work centring on the character of Reynard. Reynard the fox is a figure originating in medieval folklore.
Anna Barham, Skw, at Arcade, London
“Have you ever tried to clean a squid?” – reads the first line of the text work that is part of Anna Barham’s new show at Arcade gallery in Shoreditch. …
On Herald St
The pace is picking up, people, so before another slew of openings next week, make sure you swoop on Herald Street and check in with a trio of shows all taking on painting from very different angles.
Varda Caivano at Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Varda Caivano’s third show with her London gallery allows us an in-depth view of her evolving practice. For over a decade now, Caivano has been singled out for the integrity of her negotiations of painting as a proposition.
Ella Kruglyanskaya, Fancy Problems, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Thursday night and the ‘back to school’ September vibe was felt everywhere with a slew of openings across town. After dark, Mayfair buzzed with the traffic between galleries, snatches of…
Anne Hardy, fig-2, ICA London and Twin Fields, The Common Guild, Glasgow
The coincidence of two notable solo shows by this London-based artist prompts me to write about Anne Hardy today. If you happened to cross Waterloo bridge last autumn you will have seen part of Hardy’s contribution to the Hayward’s Mirror City exhibition: in addition to an installation inside the gallery, six photographic works were installed as enormous billboards across several of the gallery’s sculpture terraces looking out over the river or on to Waterloo Bridge.
Postcard from Basel
“Drinking from the fire hose” is the expression that springs to mind to describe the sensation of two days spent at Art Basel. It is the grandest of all the art fairs across the world, the quality, range and scale of the work is astounding; and each year the skies over Basel Mulhouse airport darken with the flocks (flights, squadrons?) of private jets bringing in starry collectors.
Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015, London
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation presents the work of the artists shortlisted for this year’s Daiwa Art Prize; Oliver Beer, Julie Brook and Mikhail Karikis. The winner was announced last night:…