Friday Dispatch

Melanie Manchot, THE GIFT (Control Room), still, 2015. Image courtesy the artist and Bloomberg SPACE, London.
Friday Dispatch 23 Oct 2015 By Caroline Douglas

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, Phantom (SS16), 2015, graphite, vinyl, birch plywood with high definition digital film, 39 x 1540 x 122 cm (runway), 9.28 minutes (film). Image courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo: Stephen White
Friday Dispatch 16 Oct 2015 By Team

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’ (2015) installation view. Image courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 9 Oct 2015 By Team

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, installation view, Tramps, London, 2015. Image courtesy the artist and Tramps.
Friday Dispatch 2 Oct 2015 By Team

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, flashIMG_0666_inv_chromatophore.jpg, UV print on rainbow holographic paper, mounted on aluminium, 96.5 x 143cm, 2015. Image courtesy the artist and Arcade, London.
Friday Dispatch 25 Sep 2015 By Team

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. …

Michael Krebber, exhibition view, Maureen Paley, London, 2015. © Michael Krebber, courtesy Maureen Paley, London
Friday Dispatch 18 Sep 2015 By Team

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, installation view, Victoria Miro Gallery, Mayfair, 2015. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London © Varda Caivano
Friday Dispatch 11 Sep 2015 By teamcas

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, installation view, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery, London.
Friday Dispatch 4 Sep 2015 By Team

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, TWIN FIELDS (detail), exhibition at The Common Guild, Glasgow, 6 June – 16 August 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Maureen Paley, London. Photographs by Anne Hardy and Angus Mill
Friday Dispatch 26 Jun 2015 By Team

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.

Martin Boyce, Now I’ve Got Real Worry, For 129 Fear View Lane, You Are Somewhere Inside, White Disaster, 2000. Cranford Collection, London,  Toby Webster, Glasgow, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin. Photo: Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Gina Folly
Friday Dispatch 19 Jun 2015 By Team

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.

Mikhail Karikis, 'Children of Unquiet', 2013-14, video still 01. Image courtesy of the artist
Friday Dispatch 12 Jun 2015 By teamcas

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:…

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk; Installation view, Serpentine Gallery (2 June - 13 September 2015); Image © readsreads.info 2015
Friday Dispatch 5 Jun 2015 By Team

Peter Davies RITES at The Approach & Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Verses After Dusk at The Serpentine Gallery

Just to mix things up a bit I am flagging not one but two shows this week.  Both are painting shows and both have opened in the last few days;…

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